Your Gateway to the Metaverse
The Metaverse Group is a leading virtual real estate company. We provide a suite of services that are powered by blockchain and NFT-based Metaverses.
Metaverse group is an affiliated company of Tokens.com (NEO: COIN), a leading publicly traded digital asset company.
Building better places to call home begins with doing what's right.
At the end of the day, our pride stems from our commitment to do what’s right. In times when it matters most, we let our values guide us: accomplishment, partnership, courage and innovation. That means hard work and honesty, a commitment to quality and craftsmanship, having the courage to stand for what we believe, and always holding ourselves accountable.
Meet The Team
Founder & COO
Michael Gord is an experienced executive across the blockchain, cryptocurrency and the technology sectors.
Michael is COO of the Metaverse Group and is the co-founder & CEO of Global Digital Assets (GDA) Group of Companies, which are, focused across capital markets verticals in the blockchain industry. Michael was the Managing Director of the XDB Foundation, the leading protocol focused on branded stablecoins, and the CEO of MLG Blockchain, focused on enterprise and government consulting and development.
Michael has been involved in over $25 billion in digital asset financings. Over the past 10 years, Michael has been very early in the digital asset world being one of the first advocates for digital assets in Canada, building the first Canadian university communities for blockchains and was the first enterprise blockchain developer that TD Bank hired.
Michael holds a B Comm from McGill University.
Founder and CTO
Jason Cassidy is an experienced executive across the blockchain, cryptocurrency and the technology sectors.
Jason is CTO of the Metaverse Group, co-founder of Not Fungible, co-founder of Digitible and owner & CEO of Game Credits.
Jason has over 20 years of financial and technical experience across numerous entities including 7 years managing various software technologies at BlackBerry (Research in Motion).
Jason has advised and held senior positions with leading organizations including Blockchain Association of Canada, OSC, BlockchainTV, Blockchain Names amongst other organizations.
Jason has been professionally involved in cryptocurrency since 2012 and brings a rare mix of experience and vision to the Metaverse Group.
Jason holds a Graphic Design Diploma from Westervelt College
Lorne Sugarman is a seasoned senior executive with diverse experience across direct C-level operating experience, investment banking and principal investing.
Lorne is CEO and Director of the Metaverse Group. Prior to the Metaverse Group, Lorne was previously the CEO of Wellpoint Health Services for 9 years where he grew the business to over 250 employees, completed and integrated seven acquisitions and ultimately was sold to CloudMD (TSX: CMD).
Lorne spent over 20 years in advisory services with over 15+ years at GMP Securities, most recently as MD / Head of Technology Group, and spent almost 4 years as Principal at KES7 Capital Inc. Lorne started his career with Deloitte Consulting and Deloitte & Touche providing advice to clients in North America.
Lorne holds a BA from Western University and an MBA from the Rotman School at the University of Toronto.
Andrew Kiguel is an accomplished executive with leadership experience in capital markets, corporate governance and entrepreneurship.
Andrew is the Executive Chair of Metaverse Group and is the co-founder and CEO of Tokens.com. Andrew is also the co-founder and former CEO of Hut 8 Mining, one of the largest publicly listed bitcoin miners in the world.
Andrew spent over 20 years in investment banking with 18+years at GMP Securities (now Stifel Canada), most recently as Co-Head of the Real Estate and Co-Head of the Blockchain groups. Andrew started his career with CSFB and Scotiabank.
Andrew holds an Honours BA from York University and an MBA from the Rotman School at the University of Toronto.
VP of Strategy
Matt Zanardo is an established blockchain technology consultant with experience across many areas of web 3.0.
Matt is the Head of Business Development and Consulting for Metaverse Group and handles project management, sales and strategy for businesses looking to enter the space.
Previously he came from GDA Capital and MLG Blockchain Consulting, with experience in SaaS sales and the music industry as an electronic music producer and performer with releases on imprints of Warner Music Group.
Matt studied business at the University of Toronto and has an audio engineering diploma from Blackbird Studios.
Head of Corporate Development
David is an experienced senior executive, investor and advisor. David leads corporate development for Metaverse Group.
He is the Managing Principal of Wherewithal Partners, an independent sponsor focused on niche private equity investments in Canada and the US. Previously, he was President & CEO of Coreio, an enterprise-centric IT services provider based in Toronto and has 15+ years experience in private equity, investment banking and advisory services with OPTrust, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Arthur Andersen.
David holds a B.Comm from the Rotman School at the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.