About Us

Founded by two long time and highly experienced friends, Charlie Sherlock and Christopher Karatzinis, verifymymeds is dedicated to reducing the number of people who suffer due to counterfeit medical products.

The pharmaceutical industry is leading the way in terms of investing in anti-counterfeiting solutions to protect consumers. However, counterfeit medicine is a huge business, estimated to be worth over €100 billion annually.

Using their combined knowledge and experience in the data security and anti-fraud industries,Charlie and Christopher have developed a (patent pending) highly secure, fast and free solution to protect people against counterfeit medicines.


Executive Team

Charlie Sherlock , Founder and CEO

Charlie has led and / or been involved in six separate software start-ups in Dublin, Tel Aviv and California, with successful exits in same totalling $115m.

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Christopher Karatzinis, Co-Founder and CIO

With over 25 years software experience, Christopher has been a founding director of three technology solution companies.

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Martin Wickham, COO.

A former CIO of Esat Telecom and BT, Martin, a Six Sigma black-belt, is a recognised internationally for his strategic vision and his ability to build highly effective technology groups who deliver.

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John Hand, SVP, Architecture and Technology.

John’s prior role was as Head of Global Data Architecture and Information Services for HSBC.

John has been responsible for delivering $100m+ projects into 70 countries and has managed up to 4,500 IT Professionals at any one time.

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Liz Sherlock, CFO.

Currently CFO for Cruatech, Liz’s prior financial experience was primarily in the financial services world, with previous senior roles in Ulster Bank, Bisys and Bank of Ireland.

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Sales and Marketing Team

Ron Immink, VP Corporate Communications.

Ron is entrepreneur-in-residence for Sustainable Nation and has worked all over Europe and the USA with a variety of clients, including the Irish government, EBRD, ILO, OECD, Arizona State University, DCU, UCD, ICM, RBS, Allianz, Deloitte, AIB, Bank of Ireland, Primark, Enterprise Ireland, Ulster Bank, HP and many more.

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Sean Honan, Director, Marketing.

Sean is currently a Director of LinkedGrowth, an independent Digital Marketing firm. Sean has over 15 years’ experience of defining and running digital marketing campaigns across multiple digital channels.

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Gavin McWhirter, UK Market Advisor.

Formerly a senior advisor with Enterprise Ireland, Gavin has over 20 years sales and marketing experience in the UK across multiple business verticals.

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Georgia Tzampazi, Customer Services and Compliance Director.

Prior to joining checkitsreal, Georgia was responsible for providing 24x7 global customer support for Microsoft, Compisol and Saasplex.

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Blockchain and Technology Team

Michalis Pelekanos, Blockchain Architect.

With over 15 years’ experience in technology architecture, Michalis is a recognised expert in Blockchain technology and is a lead consultant to several cryptocurrency providers.

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Stratos Zolotas, Director IT Systems, Networks and Security.

Having started his IT career in Telecoms in 1998, Stratos has been involved in deploying a multitude of complex IT architectures. In addition to his IT roles, Stratos is a part time lecturer and mentor on cyber security.

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Advisors to the Board

George El Aily, Strategic Advisor.

George is one of the foremost businessmen in Lebanon and is the holder of multiple global patients.

George is the founder of a number of international telecommunications and medical companies, including Kleos and Spectronite.

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Simon Cocking, Strategic Advisor.

Simon is a company founder, writer, journalist and digital marketing advisor. Simon is currently the no. 1 ‘People in blockchain’ listed on ICObench and has been involved in over 70 ICO’s to date.

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