Provenance Founders

Provenance brings together three co-founders who possess extensive expertise in digital assets and compliance. The team is multidisciplinary, with each co-founder contributing unique insights and knowledge. The motivation behind their collaboration stems from the inability to find a suitable compliance solution for their clients. As virtual assets and blockchain gain increasing adoption and regulation there is a growing need for reliable support for their AML and other compliance obligations for institutional investors, funds, banks and other entities.

To address these needs, Provenance leverages its experience by working with blockchain projects over the past several years.  Additionally, the team possesses in-depth knowledge of capital markets, and investment funds from a legal, compliance and regulatory, and corporate governance perspective, including security, audit/valuation and tax aspects.  This comprehensive understanding allows Provenance to build solutions that cater to the evolving landscape of digital assets and compliance requirements.

Cara Hennessy

Provenance Co-founder, Co - COO
Cara has a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry and is skilled in Internal Audit, Compliance, Risk Management, Corporate Finance, Banking, and Hedge Funds, Cara keeps all of us on the straight and narrow.​

Ruan Botha

Provenance Co-founder, Co - COO 
Ruan has a unique skill set with experience in law, tax, and compliance, with qualifications as an Admitted Attorney (BA-Law, LLB(SA)) as well as Certified AML Fintech Compliance Associate (ACAMS) and Certified Bitcoin Professional (C4). 

Petri Basson

Provenance Co-founder (and co-founder of HASH)
A Chartered Accountant (CA(SA)), as well as Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Petri has done extensive work in digital assets audit, data and security standards. He is also the Chairman of the Blockchain Association of the Cayman Islands.
Provenance Team

In addition to the co-founders, Provenance is built by a team of motivated and enthusiastic individuals who are equally talented. They aim to redesign how compliance works, shifting focus from check-the-box and managing regulators to properly assessing and managing the ML/TF/PF/TFS risks, and teaching people about why compliance is important and how to build the right way.

Helen O'Sullivan

Compliance Officer/ Project Manager
Skilled in Compliance, AML Delegate Audit, Project Management, Gap Analysis and Risk Management, Helen has over ten years' experience in the legal and financial industry, serving as AML Officer to Cayman funds.

Valdin Bailey

With over ten years of professional experience working in the Cayman Islands financial services industry, Valdin specializes in the implementation, monitoring and reporting under FATCA and CRS


Compliance Manager
Leopoldt is an LLB, Law, and ACAMS graduate and admitted attorney who has gained valuable experience within local and international legal, compliance, AML, CTF and risk environments as a legal, risk and compliance specialist.

Ferno Pieterse

AML Delegate Lead
Ferno Pieterse is a Compliance Officer, with a focus on know your client (KYC) processes. He is a driven and capable legal practitioner with valuable experience in the financial sector and international legal compliance. He worked globally with a multitude of international rules and legislation.

Kendall Viljoen

Senior Project Coordinator
Kendall Viljoen is a Project Coordinator, with a background of legal and business intelligence and investigations. Kendall has in-depth knowledge and expertise on enhanced due diligence investigations, litigation support, fraud investigations, vetting and regulatory checks. She has also gained valuable experience in fraud investigations, vetting and regulatory checks and has coordinated asset and witness tracing projects in AML based cases.

Ferdus Beytell

Finance Manager
Ferdus is a registered Chartered Accountant (South Africa) with SAICA and a CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditor (CCSSA). He has a demonstrated history of managing finance and audit teams and is skilled in the reporting and presentation of key results, analyzing and optimizing financial systems and other key processes, managing client engagement relations, and investigating financial irregularities and reporting on discoveries.

Aniel Putter

Client Success Manager
Aniel comes from a legal background with a master’s degree in International Air, Space and Telecommunications. She previously worked in commercial law and international trade and logistics resulting in an in-depth knowledge on transnational business practices and customs procedures. She is skilled in client relationship management as well as project management.

Kobus Southon

Compliance Officer
Kobus is an LLB graduate with a passion for becoming a respected leader in the legal and technology fields. He is dedicated to fostering innovation and achieving outstanding outcomes. He specializes in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology and is enthusiastic about the possibilities that arise at the intersection of technology, law, and business.


Compliance Officer
Charné launched her career at EY in Windhoek, Namibia in 2017, where she provided advisory services across various sectors including consumer, financial services, mining, packaging, retail, wholesale, and transport. Her clients ranged from local to global companies in various industries.


Compliance Officer
Ingrid is an attorney admitted to the High Court of South Africa with expertise in law, logistics, and technology. Ingrid has played a pivotal role in the import and shipping operations of a logistics and technology start-up. Her strategic skills extend to project management, client relationship management, and trade compliance.

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