Our Team

Our team is comprised of people from different expertise. The technical core of the team has a solid educational
background in mathematics and physics which provides us with deep understanding of the underlying technology.
Our team is advised by highly-skilled third-party professionals with an international experience in investment,
legal and business development areas.

Core Team

Nate Tuganov

Founder and CEO

With a decade of experience in development, Nate has taken lead positions in planning and implementing enterprise information systems to support business operations and scalability of the companies. He is a technology enthusiast and entrepreneur who is particularly passionate about Blockchain technology. Nate’s biggest strength rests on a deep technical understanding of contemporary web application security and highload system optimization. He holds Master’s degree from North- West Academy of Public Administration.

Sergei Leonov


Sergei’s expertise lies in the field of corporate finance and portfolio management. He has been long working for an investment firm, overseeing capital market developments and advising clients on asset portfolio allocation. Sergei is keen on quantitative modeling and statistics. He graduated Cum Laude from Concordia International University and is an active member of Chartered Market Technicians Association, New York.

Svyatoslav Kovalyov

Lead Data Scientist

With strong background in math and physics, Sviatoslav joined Clain at the earliest stage and took active participation in architecting the technological framework of the platform. He possesses deep expertise in the field of machine learning and data analysis. He regularly attends hackathon competitions and takes prizes. By dedicating a great deal of his early career to modelling of physical processes and analyzing the features of signals and noise, Sviatoslav gained an immense insight in methods of signal processing, statistics, and series analysis. His previous job largely contributed to practicing new approaches to clustering data with no space representation by applying semi-supervised learning and metric learning. He holds Master’s degree in Physics.

Alexander Benzik

Data Scientist

Alexander was previously involved in scientific research of electromagnetic fields propagation at Omsk Research Institute of Communication Appliances. He conducted a number of sophisticated experiments, which led to development of unique algorithms for estimating the trajectories of waves in ionosphere. His research was published in multiple journals and presented on international conferences. Prior to joining Clain, he worked for international digital research company where he was responsible for identifying consistent patterns in large datasets and designing predictive models. He holds Master’s degree in Physics, with major in information systems and processes. Alexander also attended postgraduate school.

Anton Sergeev

Lead C++ Developer

Anton has been long working for a global provider of harmonized integrated solutions in safety, navigation and ship operations as a senior developer. He was directly involved in development of several marine simulation products which required broad expertise in a wide range of technologies. At Clain, Anton is responsible for efficient implementation of clusterization mechanisms and integration of back-end micro services into the platform. He holds Master’s degree in applied mathematics and informatics from ITMO University.


Daniel G. Viola

Legal Counsel

Daniel is a Partner of Sadis & Goldberg LLP and is the Head of the Regulatory and Compliance Group. He structures and organizes broker-dealers, investment advisers, funds and regularly counsels investment professionals in connection with regulatory and corporate matters. He has been active in the Blockchain and Virtual Currency verticals since 2014. He is also the founder of the Crypto Asset Webinars and serves as an advisory board member to several ICOs. Daniel served as a Senior Compliance Examiner for the Northeast Regional Office of the SEC, where he worked from 1992 through 1996. During his tenure at the SEC, he worked on several compliance inspection projects and enforcement actions involving examinations of registered investment advisers, ensuring compliance with federal and state securities laws.

Jeffrey Volshteyn


With over 20 years of global finance, investing and consulting experience, Jeff brings extensive insights to Clain’s team. He was a Senior Equity Analyst at JP Morgan and Bear Stearns covering a diverse set of consumer and industrial sectors including Engineering and Construction (E&C), Industrials (Environmental Services), Business Services, Education Services, and Information Services. He was actively involved in financial analysis, due diligence, business valuation, strategic assessment, industry and market research, M&A analysis, earnings forecasting, and certain investment banking activities. He vetted numerous pre-IPO candidates and was an analyst on 10+ IPOs. Jeff received MBA degree from Columbia Business School and bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from University of Missouri-Columbia

Dmitri Laus


Dmitri is an experienced investor with over 15+ years of demonstrated track-record in the financial services industry. He is a co-founder of Admiral Markets investment firm, a leading online trading service provider globally. Dmitri has been an active advisor and investor to various blockchain projects and startups, including his own - Vorld Ecosystem. Dmitry also holds a board seat at FinanceEstonia - a non-profit organization, aimed to increase awareness of Estonia’s financial sector advantages in FinTech, crowdfunding, and other priority niches of financial service providing..