Who we are

Verisart was the first company to apply blockchain to certification in the art and collectibles market. Our mission is to treasure creativity by facilitating trusted transactions and empowering creatives to establish their careers and legacies.

Guiding principles

Building trust

We create services that enable trust and we trust each other as a team.

Challenging the status quo

We always seek the best approach to make positive change.

Empowering creatives

We empower creatives to chart and control their own path and career. 

Pioneering solutions

We blaze our own path and embrace new technologies.

Meet the team

Robert Norton, CEO and Co-Founder

Robert is an entrepreneur with a passion for art and technology. Before establishing Verisart, he was the co-founder and CEO of Saatchi Art and Sedition Art. Previously he worked on the executive management team at King.com and AOL Europe. Robert graduated from Oxford University with a Masters in Modern History. He collects documentary photographs from the 1940s to 1980s and his most treasured possessions are Asmat drums from West Papua. Learn more about Robert’s career here

Bradford Schlei, Artist Relations and Co-Founder

Bradford Schlei is an acclaimed filmmaker and financier who previously served as partner and Head of Production of Muse Productions - creators of such critically acclaimed films as: American Psycho and Virgin Suicides. Bradford is a well known contemporary art collector in Los Angeles who attended Bennington College and Yale Law School. He is an avid collector of vinyl and stereo equipment.

Shelley Mannion, Chief Product Officer

Shelley loves building products with teams. She has over 20 years experience in software engineering and product management. At the British Museum, she pioneered the use of Augmented Reality in digital learning and built the Museum's first digital product team to deliver its flagship mobile guide. She holds an MSc in Communications from the University of Lugano and a BA in Art History. She collects post-its in all colors, shapes and sizes.

John Wood, VP Engineering

John has worked at companies such Hewlett Packard and Aistemos, which provides strategic patent intelligence. He has extensive experience in startups, including roles as co-founder and principal engineer. John has worked with cloud and distributed systems, machine learning and cryptographic systems. He studied Computer Science at the University of Bristol. John treasures creativity by enjoying the weird and wonderful artists on Twitter such as Simon Stålenhag.

Marcus Ramsden, VP Engineering

Marcus has managed teams in e-commerce and built apps that integrate with large existing platforms. He has previously worked at Smile Machine and Accenture. Marcus is an experienced mobile developer and has worked across several industries. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Southampton. He treasures creativity by wandering around towns and cities exploring their street art and unique architecture.

Tomer du Sautoy, Product Engineer

Tomer is a full stack developer. He previously worked at Rolls Royce and on the product team at nez, a food and drink discovery app. Tomer quickly realized that although he enjoyed solving business problems, he preferred expressing himself through code. He moved to Mexico and taught himself to code while trying out the finest surf spots. Tomer has a Masters in Physics from the University of Bristol and enjoys collaborating with his friends to produce NFT artworks. 

Maria Agra, Lead Designer

Maria is first and foremost interested in people and loves working directly with users. Before Verisart, she worked at Keepthinking, an agency specialized in content and collection management software for clients in the arts and culture. Maria studied Fine Arts at the University of Vigo and the University of Barcelona. One of her treasured possessions is a signed print with a dedication by designer Astrid Stavro.

Vinciane Jones, Head of Community

Vinciane is passionate about art and advocating for artists. She previously worked as Head of Communications at Artsper, an e-commerce platform for art. Vinciane holds a BA in History of Art from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Arts and Heritage from the University of Maastricht. She treasures creativity by buying from artists and creatives and spending weekends exploring museums and galleries. 

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