Meet Our Leadership Team

Our team is recognized as thought leaders and pioneers in the Enterprise Ethereum space and continue to combine traditional technologies with emerging solutions that are setting the standard for the blockchain industry.

Co-Founder & CEO

Kieren James-Lubin

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.
CTO

Jim Hormuzdiar

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.
Co-Founder & CPO

Victor Wong

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.
Advisor

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.
Advisor

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.
Advisor

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.
Advisor

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.

Maya Konaka

VP, Product & Client Services

Roberto Mandanas

VP, Marketing

Jeff Powell

VP, Sales

Kevin Phelps

Chief of Staff

Natasha Hormuzdiar

In-House Counsel