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Company Overview

BlockApps Story

BlockApps was the first company incubated out of Consensys in 2015 and has created several industry innovations including the launch the best, easy-to-use, most powerful Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) platform on the market called STRATO.

Since launching STRATO on Microsoft Azure in 2015, BlockApps was also the first blockchain company to partner with all major cloud platforms (Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform) and is a founding member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (the world’s largest open standard blockchain organization).

Our Founders

Kieren James-Lubin
Kieren James-LubinPresident & CEO
Kieren was instrumental in working on Ethereum prior to its launch. He used this knowledge to help build BlockApps’ initial product, STRATO. Kieren is responsible for architecting and implementing BlockApps RESTful API and surrounding products & components, including the authorization framework, peer to peer networking code, Node.js client, and third party integrations. Leveraging his extensive background in technology, Kieren is now responsible for maintaining and growing BlockApps’ business.
Dr. James (Jim) Hormuzdiar
Dr. James (Jim) HormuzdiarCTO
Jim is the creator of the Haskell Ethereum client, EthereumH. EthereumH was the first client developed outside the Ethereum Foundation to be fully compliant with the public Ethereum network. To accomplish this feat, he had to reverse engineer most of the core protocols of the Ethereum blockchain.
Victor Wong
Victor WongCPO & Chairman
Victor is a recognized thought leader in the blockchain space and has helped define the STRATO architecture to solve key blockchain issues of permissioning, data privacy, and enterprise-level performance. Victor is a founding board member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), the world’s largest open standards enterprise blockchain project. Previously, Victor was the Founder & Chief Product Officer of the mobile family startup SmarTots from 2010-2015.

BlockApps Advisors

Joseph Lubin
Joseph Lubin
Joseph Lubin is a Canadian entrepreneur. He has founded or co-founded several companies including the Swiss-based Ethereum, a decentralized cryptocurrency platform, and is founder of ConsenSys, a Brooklyn-based software-production studio. In early 2014, Lubin was Chief Operating Officer of Ethereum Switzerland GmbH (EthSuisse), a company working to extend the capabilities of the type of blockchain database first popularized by Bitcoin. Lubin was also involved in the creation of the Ethereum Foundation, a Toronto-based non-profit organization. He subsequently founded ConsenSys in 2015.
Aaron Wright
Aaron Wright
Aaron Wright is an expert in corporate and intellectual property law, with extensive experience in Internet and new technology issues. Before joining Cardozo’s faculty, he sold a company to Wikia, the for­profit sister project of Wikipedia, where he ran Wikia’s New York office, served as General Counsel and Vice President of Product and Business Development, and helped build an open source search engine. Wright has clerked for the Honorable William J. Martini of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and worked as an associate at several prominent New York law firms, including Patterson Belknap and Jenner & Block.
Jeremy Millar
Jeremy Millar
Jeremy Millar is founder and managing partner of Ledger Partners LLP and a founding partner of Magister Advisors LLP, Prior to Magister Advisors, Jeremy was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs where he advised on over $25bn of corporate finance transactions and previously he helped build and bring to market Oracle’s Java stack in 90s/00s. He is an active angel investors and a mentor with the Barclays Techstars Accelerator. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of King’s College and a Master’s in Finance from Oxford University.
Stan Dotson
Stan Dotson
Stan is an experienced technology leader and mentor in digital agriculture. He has more than 30 years’ experience at Bayer Crop Sciences (via Monsanto) where he led key efforts to better engage their customers, create integrated products and services, modernize their technology platforms and execute breakthrough partnerships and acquisitions. Most recently, Stan was the Digital Transformation Lead of the Crop Strategy and Portfolio Management Leadership Team. He holds a B.S. in BioAgricultural Sciences from Colorado State University, a M.S. in Plant Breeding and a Ph.D. in Plant Genetics from the University of Minnesota.
Kiff Gallagher
Kiff Gallagher
Kiff Gallagher has deep experience in sustainability programs and reporting. He is also an expert in communications, stakeholder engagement, public policy and global affairs in the public and private sectors. Kiff has developed sustainable supply chain services with global CPG food companies, and provided strategic counsel to tech and media firms. He was president of SVN, now the American Sustainable Business Network. More recently Kiff served as VP at Califia Farms where he led the firm’s ESG strategy including carbon accounting, and SVP at Winrock International where he helped manage the American Carbon Registry.

BlockApps Team

Maya Konaka
Maya KonakaVP, Product & Client Services
Roberto Mandanas
Roberto MandanasVP of Marketing
Jeff Powell
Jeff PowellVP of Sales
Kevin Phelps
Kevin PhelpsChief of Staff
Dustin Norwood
Dustin NorwoodEngineering Manager
Daniel Mesko
Daniel MeskoSenior Blockchain Engineer
Natasha Hormuzdiar
Natasha HormuzdiarIn-House Counsel
John Chappell
John ChappellDirector of Business Development - Energy
Nikita Mendelbaum
Nikita MendelbaumDevOps Engineer
Zach Yuzon
Zach YuzonDevOps Engineer
Jordan Sutter
Jordan SutterMarketing Associate
Aishik Lala
Aishik LalaMarketing Associate
Ben Prevor
Ben PrevorBlockchain Engineer
Luke Tollefson
Luke TollefsonBlockchain Engineer
Troy Kelley
Troy KelleyBlockchain Engineer
Steven Glasford
Steven GlasfordCustomer Blockchain Engineer
Reginald Germain
Reginald GermainSales Development Representative

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