Oleg Firer is an experienced leader and a visionary with the knowledge in corporate transactions, financial services, wireless technology and logistics. He serves as a Chairman of Eastern Caribbean Blockchain Association, and holds a diplomatic rank of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Grenada to the Russian Federation.

He served as the Executive Chairman of Unified Payments and has led the company from its inception until its acquisition by Net Element (NASDAQ: NETE) in April of 2013. Under his leadership, Unified Payments’ revenues grew by 23,646% over 3-year period and Inc. Magazine ranked the company as #1 fastest-growing company in 2012.

Prior to Unified Payments, Mr. Firer held senior executive positions in private equity, payment processing, wireless communications and technology companies. He was recognized by Forbes as one of the 5 Incredible Entrepreneurs and by Business Leader Magazine as a Top Entrepreneur in South Florida, named by Poder Magazine as one of the Most Influential People in Miami and recognized by Inc. Magazine as the founder of the fastest-growing private company in 2012.

He serves as the CEO and a board member of Net Element and a board/advisory member of various companies including: Eastern Caribbean Blockchain Association, E2Exchange, Star Capital, Progressive Care, SarTeleMed and UNILOT.

Mr. Firer supports the initiatives of the Firer Family Charitable Foundation, the charitable family fund focused on helping families and children in need. In addition Mr. Firer serves on various committees of Electronic Transaction Association (ETA).

Specialties: Through his past experience, Mr. Firer embodies an experienced leader with the knowledge and capabilities to lead the growing company into the future with great expectations. The success he has had in the past includes experience as a senior operations manager, building presence and generating profitability in highly competitive markets. He also has proven achievements in new product launch, new market development and establishing market presence.