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Meet the team



Markus Stautner is an accomplished entrepreneur, innovator, and consultant with a rich history in the marketing and media sectors.

Markus’s career began the late 1990s at a media company, marking the start of a journey that would see him founding several companies in marketing and media.

His agency group, Brain Group, focusing on media planning, communication consultancy, content, and influencer marketing, was acquired by Omnicom, a global leader in marketing communications and S&P 500 company.

Markus served as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for Omnicom’s OMD media agency in Germany for five years, leading company and client strategy.

At Lolly, Markus applies his knowledge in the marketing and media agency world to forge solutions allowing major brands to connect with their customers.

Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Richard’s career as founder, director and investor in e-commerce, social media, blockchain, gaming, software development and video games publishing spans 29 years.

He has designed, produced and launched over 400 products worldwide, including three number 1 games in the UK charts, including Tactical Manager and Football Glory.

Richard has substantial experience in retail distribution and marketing. He has worked on product launches and marketing with brands as diverse as Nestlé, Kellogg’s, Yokohama, and the RSPCA, creating promotional games, social media and mobile apps, and social commerce marketplaces.

Richard completed a London AIM stock exchange flotation with IncaGold PLC in 2005, was a founder in Silicon Valley VC-backed venture Stiki Digital Inc, and has acted as e-commerce consultant to the Isle of Man Government, as non-executive director on boards of media and gaming businesses.

Richard is a board adviser for Meta Studio Land AG in Switzerland, a regulated NFT business metaverse for content creators, and Cloudcoin Finance, a decentralised finance project. 

Chief Operating Officer

Oliver joins Lolly with over two decades of leadership in the digital advertising industry, specialising in business development and go-to-market strategies across Europe, Asia, and the United States.

Renowned for scaling ad tech companies, Oliver combines comprehensive market analysis, strategic sales planning, and robust team leadership to consistently surpass revenue goals. His entrepreneurial flair is evidenced by co-founding and scaling innovative startups, positioning them for success in competitive markets.
Prior to Lolly, he founded D2G Pte. Ltd in Singapore, offering consultancy in digital marketing and retail media across APAC markets.
His extensive career includes strategic roles at Criteo, Sizmek by Amazon, Adform, and Microsoft, where he excelled in growth and innovation.
At Lolly, Oliver applies his vast experience and strategic vision to drive operations, ensuring efficiency and market breakthroughs.

Chief Technology Officer

With over two decades working in start-ups, Richard is a seasoned Silicon Valley veteran dedicated to nurturing talent and crafting exceptional software.

He has a proven track record as a software engineer and product development leader at companies including Xora, Teespring, Enjoy, Snacknation, Xclaim and Liscio. He builds learning cultures based on knowledge transfer between engineers of all levels, developing software engineers as well as software.

Richard has been programming since first learning to code on his childhood Apple II. He graduated with honours in Physics from the University of Leeds. Richard spent his early career in Enterprise IT roles in London before moving to Silicon Valley during the dot com boom.

During his time in the UK, he transformed IT support for Halliburton Brown and Root in his first management role.

He was named entrepreneur of the month by Real Business magazine in 1999 when first moving to Silicon Valley with his start-up, InfoVault. He was featured in the BBC documentary “”, where a BBC team followed him for two weeks in Silicon Valley to explore British expats making the move.

He has worked with CEO Richard M Holmes in the past: In 2006 he joined AIM stock exchange listed IncaGold PLC as Chief Operating Officer, and in 2008 he and Richard set up Sunnyvale-based digital promotions start-up, Stiki Inc.

Richard is excited to be teaming up again to build and lead a world class software engineering and product development organisation for Lolly.

Head of Brand Marketing

Conrad Young is a multifaceted leader and entrepreneur with expertise spanning blockchain, public relations, and electoral strategy. As a founder and CEO, he has driven significant advancements in these sectors, leveraging his deep understanding of technology and communication. His professional journey includes a notable tenure as an executive at WPP, where he managed high-profile international brands such as HSBC, Pfizer, and Emirates.

Conrad’s primary focus lies in tech-enabled mass communication strategies, blending innovative technology with effective communication methods to create impactful campaigns and strategies.

Outside of web3 his work in digital communications has seen him lead election strategies for governments in Europe and around the world. Most recently, he was part of UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s leadership election team.


Head of Consumer Marketing

Charlie is an accomplished tech entrepreneur and strategist with a flair for new technologies and their societal impacts. As a multiple-time founder in the tech sector, he has honed his expertise in spotting and leveraging emerging tech trends.

Charlie has also made significant strides as an AI head of growth, enhancing AI initiatives with his keen insights. In the political arena, he has applied his tech acumen as a political strategist, modernising campaigns and influencing strategies.

His diverse experience also encompasses the events industry, integrating technology to transform event dynamics. Overall, Charlie’s career is marked by a deep understanding of the intersection between technology and society, positioning him as a visionary in his field.

Head of Growth

Sina is a dynamic executive with extensive experience in the realms of blockchain and SaaS industries.

As the former Head of Growth at a Series A funded NFT marketplace, Sina played a crucial role in scaling the platform through innovative growth strategies, significantly advancing its position in the digital asset space.

Demonstrating his entrepreneurial acumen, Sina co-founded a bootstrapped B2B SaaS platform, which has gained global recognition and adoption by leading corporations such as S&P Global, Emirates Islamic Bank, and Mercedes Benz.

His focus on creative growth strategies has not only driven success for his ventures but also set new standards in how technology platforms scale and engage with their client base.


Vice President Legal and Regulatory Affairs

Brilliant legal capacity and a visionary tech facilitator.

Herb is one of the pioneers in the sales of PC software and sales of goods and services via the Internet and closed networks. An intellectual property and securities attorney since 1983, Herb transitioned to an entrepreneurial career in computer software and on line marketing while still actively practicing.

He teaches computer, internet, copyright, publishing, securities and defamation law in accredited Continuing Legal Education Courses attended by thousands of attorneys each year. Starting as a computer software developer in the 1980s, he was the first PC productivity publisher to use the Internet for customer support.

He later transitioned into head of publishing for one of the world’s largest productivity budget developers, publishers and distributors in the 1990s and early 2000s. In the late 1990s he published software developed by Richard Holmes’ firms. Since 2003 he has been a consultant for Lenovo, Samsung, AMD and now is head of business development and regulatory affairs (general counsel) for the developers of Intel Device Advisor.

Herb is experienced in retail marketing, having designed and is presently designing campaigns for software, services, retail products and Lenovo/Sony/Samsung/AMD and Intel Device Advisor with major online and brick and mortar retailers including Wal*Mart, Target, Amazon, New Egg, Best Buy, American Express, Tesco, Harvey Norman, ASDA, ALDI and major warranty groups.

Herb combines worldwide legal and regulatory expertise with actual business development and marketing strategy experience.

Head of South America

Arturo heads up Lolly’s operational launch in Spanish-speaking Latin America, establishing key retail and media agency partnerships.

Having lived in Mexico, Canada, China, Spain, France, Chile, and the United States, Arturo is not only worldly – he’s also seriously experienced. Speaking fluent Spanish, English and French, Arturo is a multicultural and Hispanic marketing guru. Looking for a solution to content management he came into contact with and subsequently became advisor to and participated in his first ICO. He has been part of two more and is currently advisor to Mobs.Video and a legal solution that is stealth mode. Arturo sits on several tech and blockchain company boards in the US, Canada, South America, and the UK.

Prior to his role as managing partner at venture capital firm IRA Ventures, Arturo served as Chief Innovation Officer for Digital First Media. Before that, he was Chief Executive Officer of impreMedia Digital, the largest Hispanic news-and-information company in the US. He was previously the President of Interactive and Business Integration for Canwest Mediaworks and was responsible for their record-breaking online revenue growth and converting the company into the largest Canadian news and information network. Arturo served in three executive Vice President roles at America Online in Mexico and Canada between 2000 and 2004, focusing on strategy and acquisitions.

Business Advisory Director, Lolly India

Deepak, leads the building of our team on multiple arenas having 24 years experience in IT business services, infrastructure and consulting. Deepak holds a Business Management Masters. He is well known in the IT Society of Bahrain represents some the top companies in the Middle East.

His has consulted in ERP, IT infrastructure, e-commerce, mobile, project acquisition, and AI in India, Singapore, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Malaysia, and China.

Deepak has consulted for large organisations such as Saudi Aramco, and on public sector and government projects in Bahrain and India, as well as establishing and growing tech industry startups.


Hans-Jürgen joined our team to implement our blockchain backbone for interaction tracking, Lolly Advance tokens and accounting integrations.

Hans-Jürgen is an experienced Co-Founder with an impressive history of working in the financial services and blockchain industries. He is skilled in Blockchain development, Python, Node.js, and the creation and use of cryptocurrencies and tokens.

Hans-Jürgen is a strong business development professional. He studied at the University of Tartu in Estonia.

Systems and Data Director

Prince leads the team responsible for the expansion of the Lolly backend system, dealing with large datasets. As part of his data role, he is responsible for data integration, aggregation and visualisation, as well as third-party systems integration. 

Prince is based in New York City and is a French and American dual national who grew up in French Guiana and graduated from Cornell University with a double degree in Mathematics and Economics. He also has a Masters in Computer Sciences from the American College of Commerce and Technology.

He has always been passionate about technology and trading, having worked in FX trading at SMB Capital and at tech companies including Amazon.

Prince’s hobbies include soccer, basketball and reading spirituality books. His unforgettable highlight watching soccer was in 2006 when he saw a young dazzling Lionel Messi play with FC Barcelona from a front-row seat!

Application and Connectivity Director

He has successfully completed 10+ projects by designing and managing resources to create and deliver scalable applications.

Suryansh has studied Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science Engineering at IMS Engineering College programming since 2015. He develops in many programming languages, including nodejs, Angular, reactjs, Firebase, MongoDB, and Expressjs.

Within Lolly, Suryansh manages our core development team working on the architecture and connectivity of Lolly, including frontend architecture, database architecture, frontend and backend connectivity, managing server and scalability.

VP Business Development, Director Lolly Pakistan

Ali runs our business development operations in Pakistan, one of the launch markets for Lolly. He has operated in IT business development industry for many years, combining this with his graphic design skills.

Ali has extensive experience in multimedia, marketing and print design. In business development, Ali focuses on building and maintaining “win-win” partnerships with customers, agencies, partners and brands. He is a passionate and inventive creator of innovative marketing strategies and campaigns.

Project Operations and Localisation Manager

Linguist to the bone with a keen eye for excellence.

Charlotte studied linguistics and English literature at Halmstad University in Sweden and has a keen interest in the interaction and communication between native and non-native speakers in an English speaking work environment.

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