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Key Staff


Steven Ormond-Smith, FCCA

Founder & CEO

Steven is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant, with over 20 years financial management and control experience. He founded OrmCo in 2012, initially setting up and growing the Accounting Outsourcing division, and since 2016 his focus has been working with blockchain start-ups and providing ICO set-up and advisory service. Steven also holds several non-executive directorships which include CFO & Director of Quanta.im a licensed blockchain lottery business. Away from work, Steven enjoys travelling, but is perhaps best known as a bit of a petrol head and regularly competes in stage rallies, and is of course a blockchain enthusiast and investor.



Lee Astin, FCCA


Lee is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant with over 14 years experience in roles such as Group Financial Controller, Head of Group Accounting and Head of Business Controlling at a listed, Gaming company. He has spent the majority of his career on the Isle of Man as well over two years in Malta. He is responsible for overseeing Group operations, systems, HR, day-to-day internal and client accounting functions, maintaining client service delivery and providing support to our dedicated ICO team. Lee is married with three children and, besides spending time with his family, he has an interest horse racing, football and Blockchain enthusiast.

Ealish Baxter, CAT

Client Accounts Manager

Ealish is a qualified Certified Accounting Technician and part qualified Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Ealish looks after a portfolio of accounting clients, ensuring all of their Accounting and Tax deadlines are met. In her spare time Ealish enjoys playing & coaching netball, competing in sidecar trials, and has recently taken an interest in investing in crypto currency.

Tristan Ringham, ACCA

Client Accounts Manager

Tristan is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant with over 14 years experience.  He looks after a range of clients from small local trading businesses to larger multi national companies, to include managing the finance function for several blockchain businesses. He is married with two children. Tristan’s big passion is football and is an avid Liverpool supporter and season ticket holder. Between work, family and supporting his team, Tristan finds time to manage and coach Onchan junior football team.

Mick Rafferty

Fintech Manager

Mick is a qualified investment adviser, with over 20 years financial services experience in the Isle of Man.  Mick is a key member of Ormco’s Fintech Division, overseeing our ICO and Bitcoin Escrow services. Outside of work, Mick enjoys foreign travel and keeping fit.

Paul McKenna

Client Service Manager

Paul is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in Malta’s Financial Services sector, including Fiduciary services, Audit and International Tax.  Paul’s experience includes eight years’ spent in Audit at Deloitte’s, which included international secondments to London, Guernsey and Zurich.  Paul is responsible for the delivery and relationship management of Ormco’s Malta clients. Outside of work, when not enjoying his time as a family man, Paul is a Chelsea supporter and has a keen interest in music.

Oscar Ormond-Smith

Head of Security