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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 is President and CEO at BlockApps. He architected and implemented BlockApps RESTful API and surrounding products and components, including the authorization framework, peer to peer networking code, Node.js client, and third party integrations.
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 having organized several of the first Ethereum hackathons and presented at several conferences including Ethereum’s DevCon1 and EY’s Innovation Summit. At BlockApps, he helped define the STRATO architecture to solve key blockchain issues of data transparency and scaling.

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.

BlockApps Team

Dustin Norwood
Dustin NorwoodBlockchain Engineer
Daniel Mesko
Daniel MeskoBlockchain Engineer
Luke Tollefson
Luke TollefsonBlockchain Engineer
Nikita Mendelbaum
Nikita MendelbaumDevOps Engineer
Zach Yuzon
Zach YuzonDevOps Engineer
Kelly Abdelmagid
Kelly AbdelmagidTest Engineer
Maya Konaka
Maya KonakaHead of Product
Roberto Mandanas
Roberto MandanasVP of Marketing
Mark Caraway
Mark CarawayHead of Partnerships
Jordan Sutter
Jordan SutterPartner Development Representative
Jeff Powell
Jeff PowellVP of Sales
John Chappell
John ChappellDirector of Business Development - Energy
Sidney Siefken
Sidney SiefkenDirector of Business Development - Agriculture

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Natasha Hormuzdiar
Natasha HormuzdiarIn-House Counsel

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