Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Jimi Daodu is the visionary founder and CEO of Vault Hill, a renowned leader in the industry. He also serves as a board member at Fodds Capital, a Venture Capitalist (VC) dedicated to empowering small and medium-sized businesses across Africa. Before his current ventures, Jimi held the role of Transformation Director at Colt Technologies Services in the UK. Notably, he played a pivotal role at Barclays, spearheading one of the most significant divestment programs between Barclays and Absa, the African subsidiary. Jimi's educational background includes a BSc in Computer Science from Babcock University, where he laid the foundation for his technical expertise. He further enhanced his knowledge with an MSc in Advanced Computing from the University of Bristol and an MBA specialising in Entrepreneurship at the University of Warwick, which fuels his passion for driving business innovation. In addition to his experience in the business world, Jimi is a certified Blockchain architect and NFT expert. With a keen interest in emerging technologies, he has actively participated in the blockchain space since 2017, solidifying his expertise in this transformative domain. With over 12 years of experience in various leadership roles, Jimi combines his business acumen, technical proficiency, and entrepreneurial mindset to steer Vault Hill towards unprecedented growth and success. His relentless pursuit of excellence and commitment to innovation make him a driving force in the industry.
Head of Gaming
Tayo Kalejaiye, also known as TK, joins us from being the Head of Game Development at Unanimous Games in NY, USA. TK has collaborated with renowned brands and worked on gaming projects alongside Jay-Z's ROC nation. TK's expertise lies in his profound understanding of game development, honed through years of first-hand experience with high-end brands. With a master's degree in digital film and animation, he possesses a deep knowledge of the craft, ensuring a seamless integration of art and technology within the gaming realm. Having cultivated a comprehensive skill set, TK is well-versed in utilising tools such as Unreal Engine to drive innovation and push boundaries. His technical prowess and creative vision make him an asset to elevate our metaverse development and production to unprecedented heights. As the Head of Gaming, TK is committed to leading our team towards ground-breaking gaming experiences that captivate audiences and redefine industry standards. With his wealth of knowledge and passion for pushing the boundaries of digital media, TK is poised to make a significant impact in the ever-evolving gaming world.
Head of Growth
Piyush Bhatia is the driving force behind the growth initiatives at Vault Hill, taking charge of all aspects related to expanding the company's reach and impact. With a diverse background in journalism, PR, marketing, and content strategy, Piyush brings a wealth of expertise to his role. Previously serving as the Chief Marketing Officer at RFOX, a pioneering metaverse technology start-up, Piyush orchestrated a remarkable transformation within their marketing department, leading to significant growth for the organisation. His strategic vision and dynamic leadership were instrumental in aligning marketing efforts with overarching objectives and cultivating valuable partnerships. As part of the leadership team, Piyush is pivotal in formulating and executing growth plans that align seamlessly with the company's strategic objectives. His innovative thinking and ability to forge strategic alliances propel Vault Hill towards new heights, ensuring its continued success. With his experience and a keen understanding of the industry landscape, Piyush is instrumental in driving Vault Hill's growth trajectory. His unwavering dedication and exceptional work ethic make him an invaluable asset to the organisation.
Tamer is a skilled XR Developer at Vault Hill, specialising in creating immersive experiences that push the boundaries of technology. His recent focus has been on collaborating with artists for the immersive production of Air Morphologies at the Tate Exchange 2020, where he played a crucial role in implementing hand-tracking gestures on the Oculus Quest platform. Collaborating closely with our talented architects and the 3D development department, Tamer brings his expertise in XR development to create captivating virtual experiences. His multidisciplinary background contributes to his unique perspective, combining his studies in Architecture and Fine Arts in the United States with a master's degree in Virtual Reality from UAL in 2019. With a deep understanding of both artistic aesthetics and technical intricacies, Tamer leverages his skills to transform ideas into captivating and immersive virtual environments. His passion for exploring the possibilities of XR technology drives him to create innovative solutions that captivate audiences and elevate the user experience. As an integral member of the Vault Hill team, Tamer's expertise in XR development plays a crucial role in shaping the company's innovative projects and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of virtual reality.
Head of the CEO’s Office
Maria Dervenco is the Head of the CEO Office at Vault Hill, responsible for overseeing and managing key strategic initiatives under the guidance of the CEO. With a background as a project coordinator, Maria brings a wealth of experience in effectively coordinating and executing projects across various industries. Having supported CEOs and the Board of Directors in the past, Maria has honed her skills in navigating the complexities of high-level decision-making and ensuring smooth operational processes. She has successfully contributed to the success of organisations in industries such as broadcasting, legal services, and hospitality. She holds a bachelor's degree in business management from Roehampton University in the UK. Her educational background has provided her with a solid foundation in business principles and global perspectives, enabling her to contribute strategically to Vault Hill's growth and success.
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