English and Russian speaking Arnold Nauseda, currently based in Lithuania, has an enviable and eclectic business background, spanning 17 years. Starting out as a personal banker at TCF Bank (Chicago, United States) Nauseda went on to become sales Manager at Baltic Master before a 2-year position as V. Paulius & Associates as a Finance Manager (March 2005- June 2007).
Several 2-year posts and corporate positions later and Arnoldas secured the prestigious position of CEO at Max Invest (November 2014 – November 2017); a corporate and business advisory firm, specializing in corporate finance, business development, project management, strategic and operational business improvement.
This lead to concurrent boardroom opportunities, including business partner and board member of Blue Ocean Robotics (2015 to present) – an international company group applying robot technology to create solutions and innovation for end-users and new businesses in partnerships.
Blockchain and Stellar
It wasn’t until relatively recently that Nauseda took on his current role as CEO of the Smartlands Platform (SLT), a worldwide platform for tokenization of real economy assets by issuing asset-backed tokens (ABT), utilizing the Stellar protocol. His eclectic business acumen has clearly paid dividends, with Smartlands securing their first asset-backed-token listing at the end of Q4, 2018. The native digital asset – SLT – has a circulating supply of 7 million.
The platform aims to become one of the default security token issuing platforms for 2019 and beyond, offering infrastructure and framework for token offerings claimed to protect investors from major risks. It’s not a coincidence that Smartland’s offering expansion (originally meant for agricultural holdings) has coincided with the huge boom of interest in STOs. Furthermore, Nauseda’s business connections have reportedly secured one hundred millions of dollars of assets, preparing for listing on their proprietary platform.
Smartland’s announcements of a recent opening of a London office, a prestigious partnership with Colliers International ($2.7 billion yearly revenue), BNB (Binance Coin) platform representation and onboarding and KYC for their first investors demonstrates an incredibly impressive work ethic from both Anroldas and his team. What 2019 will hold for Smartlands and their prolific CEO remains to be seen; however, the future certainly looks likely to be Stellar.