Meet the team

Javad Afshar,

President

Javad is a senior executive with over 44 years of experience in manufacturing, wireless communications, software and a number of other high technology and manufacturing industries worldwide. His expertise includes executive level business development, sales and marketing, export, import and finance. Areas of excellence include investment and managing of high tech startups, as well as acting as a consultant and advisor to Management in a variety of industries and services, including telecommunications, software development and FinTech. His leadership and direction has contributed to BlockchainBTM’s profitability and positive revenue flow since year one. He obtained his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering in 1969 from University of Wales, Masters in Operational Research and Management from London University (Imperial College) in 1970, and his DIC from London University (Imperial College) in 1973.

Andre Szykier,

Chief Technical Officer

Andre is a serial entrepreneur taking on roles of CEO, CTO, and CIO for several companies and participated in two IPO’s in security and data technologies. He has over 30 years experience in space exploration, fractal data compression, behavioral targeting, advertising analytics, and cybersecurity. With a polymath experience in numerous disciplines, Andre is the designer of the Jigsaw secure ‘data shredding’ platform that sits at the heart of the UbiVault Fabric security platform. He works with government agencies in the United States (NSA, NRO, TSA) and security agencies in the UK and Israel. Andre has spent the bulk of his career in the design and development of advanced technologies for securing, managing and protecting critical data for government and business. He was in charge of business and cellular services at Pacific Telesis, encryption researcher at Bell Labs, and at Lawrence Livermore-Berkeley Labs on the Super Collider project. Andre has a Bachelor of Science in Econometrics from Saint Mary’s College in California, and Master’s of Applied Mathematics from U.C. Berkeley.

Yasser Altaweel,

Chief Financial Officer

Yasser is a Finance Professional and serves as the Chief Financial Officer to BlockchainBTM. Yasser seamlessly manages and oversees the company’s network operations. In addition, he serves as the Compliance Officer to ensure that BlockchainBTM’s operations are compliant with FinCEN and other state, local and federal institutions. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. He also has a Master’s of Science in Finance from up state New York where he helped manage the Niagara University Pension Fund during his studies. He has experience working as a Financial Analyst in a defense and aerospace company, Finance Director for a financial firm, and is also a lifetime member of Beta Gamma Sigma as a top 20% student for master’s programs around the world. Yasser is also a CFA candidate Level 1.

Victoria Brodsky,

Chief Operations Officer

Victoria is a Project Director and Business Development Professional with a passion for helping organizations meet their goals. Victoria has worked as a project manager and organizational professional with experience in mobile application technologies, blockchain, financial services, and health, wellness, and nutrition. She is a motivated self-starter, with high attention to detail, entrepreneurial mindset, and excellent communication skills. Her expertise includes business operations, project management, PR, communication, writing/editing and online marketing. She received her Bachelor of Science from UC Berkeley in Nutritional Sciences.

Tim Curry,

Chief Global Media and Creative Marketing Officer

Tim is a veteran Bitcoin enthusiast and educator since early 2013. He is a researcher and writer with a passion for emerging innovations in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Tim has become one of the foremost consumer protection and education-awareness advocates in the cryptocurrency space. His previous experience in co-producing and marketing the Progression TV Show and Video Magazine series would later inspire the conformation of a crypto-consortium of liberty-minded young entrepreneurs across Africa and abroad. The inititave led to the implementation of the NewAfricaRadio.Net platform. His first crypto-related company, "ezCoinAccess," placed Orange County, CA's 1st BTM back in 2014.

Kristine Mallari,

Chief Communications Officer

Kristine is a former flight attendant from Asiana Airlines in Korea who became interested in and began researching blockchain and the technology backing it while working as an Advertising Exec. for San Francisco Media Co. As Chief Communications Officer, she manages media promotions and community outreach, such as the engagement of speakers and guests, as well as the placement of BlockchainBTM machines, at various events, local meet-ups and co-ops. Kristine is known for her tenacious drive, and wild curiosity with technology and the social impact it continues to create. Her passion for new emerging technology and the communities being built around these has led her to create positive collaboration with key influencers in the space. Kristine has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from University of the Philippines.

Meet the Advisors

Prof. Bhaskar Krishnamachari

Advisor

Professor Bhaskar is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science by Joint Appointment at the Viterbi School of Engineering University of Southern California. Academic researcher working on the internet of things blockchain technologies connected and autonomous vehicles machine learning network economics and distributed edge computing. Co-author of more than 300 technical publications that have together received more than 20000 citations and best paper awards including at IPSN and Mobicom. Listed in MIT Technology Reviews TR-35 and Popular Sciences Brilliant 10. Advisor and teacher to graduate and undergraduate students in electrical engineering and computer science. Director of USC Viterbi Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things.

Austin Davis

Advisor

Austin Davis is Co-Founder CEO of BNFT BenefitWith.usBlockchain Think Tank specializing in RD product development DAppssmart contracts and consulting and education in the blockchain space. He is also the director of strategic partnerships for GWP Great Work Perks creating mutually beneficial corporate partnerships from the ground up. He is also the founder of Blockchain Beach see BlockchainBeach.us crypto events conferences in Los Angeles Greater SoCal bringing blockchain entrepreneurs together for events networking strategy and team building experiences in partnership with WeWork.He co-hosts the Hyperledger Foundation meetups in LA and facilitating early stage development partnerships with Consensys and related venture production studios. He holds a Masters in Materials Science Engineering Bachelors in Industrial Information Systems Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Roberto Medrano

Advisor

Roberot Medrano is the CEO venturenetwork.io CEO Beach View previous GM of HP Software CEO Polivec President FinjanEVP Akana Executive Sun Microsystems ICO Advisor Board Member Executive with 5 public companies 14 companies have been acquired when he was in a board position. Mr Medrano has has also been on the board of director or board of advisors for more than 20 other companies and organizations including Arcot Acquired CA Aventail Acquired SonicWallDell Encentuate Acquired IBM Netscaler Acquired Citrix Bigfix Acquired IBM AirZip Acquired Willow Tech Confluent acquired OblixOracle PivX IPO 2004 Sand Hill IT Security reverse IPO EdgeWave JackBe acquired SoftwareAGHe has an MBA from UCLA MSEE from MIT and BSEE from USC.

Mark Nuovo,

Advisor

Mark is a career advisor in the financial services arena. He is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Guardian Strategic Wealth Designs a comprehensive wealth management firm with a focus on providing advanced tax planning solutions to CPAs estate and tax planning professionals most sophisticated clientele. Previous career tenure includes advisory positions with Euro Pacific Capital JP Morgan Citi and Wells Fargo. Mark is also a military veteran who is proud to have served the US Navy for 14 years. Mark is an alumnus of San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and is also a graduate from the College for Financial Planning as a Chartered Retirement Planning Specialist with an emphasis in Taxation.

Kevin Barnes

Advisor

Kevin Barnes is the CEO and Founder of Blocksafe and serves as Chairman of the Board of Blocksafe Holdings Inc. He is an experienced computer scientist developer and network architect US Army veteran Lifetime NRA member entrepreneur visionary and philanthropist.Prior to founding Blocksafe he spent 10 years developing paywall and content delivery solutions for companies including Kaiser Permanente. In 2013 he was introduced to Bitcoin and found his true passion. After developing a few crypto solutions such as Bitcoin video and crypto philanthropic platforms using Gocoin API he realized that the proper application of blockchain technology will make a profound difference to the world.He received his formal education in computer science from Chattanooga College. He serves as advisor to Lazer.xyz the Lifeboat Foundation and is also an Advisory Board Member for the Cryptor Trust.

Will Walker

Advisor

Will Walker is an award- winning Hollywood actor from the 70s and early80s. He costarred with George C. Scott Bruce Dern Ryan ONeill and many others. Guest starred in over 25 hit TV shows and Movies of the Week like Starsky Hutch Baretta. From there he went on to a successful career in private equity raising millions of dollars for cable TV and cellular telephones. Very influential in funding several media companies. He is a partner in a leading crowd funding company Serenity Venture Partners www.serenityvp.com and is active in private equity funding and support in different business arenas. He is acknowledged as a leading authority in cryptocurrencies and is a key adviser to companies and individuals for positioning with ICOs Blockchain and mining of digital currencies.

Scott Bobrow

Advisor

Scott Bobrow is a principal of Ascott Group a producer of FutureTechLive And a partner in Solaris Entertainment which produces films televisions and digital content. FutureTechLive Is a consumer event in partnership with Comic-Con SXSW and others featuring the latest in VR XR AI Robotics Blockchain Crypto Gaming etc.Ascott Group is a consulting firm that is focused on the intersection of entertainmentmedia location-based experiences and tech.He was an executive producer at Mandalay Entertainment. Previously he was an exec at Harborage Intl and Comcast Spectator.He is a founder and headed content for AuditionBooth an online platform which helped transform the way talent is discovered in Hollywood it was also awarded best engineered web experience by Microsoft.He is an alum of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Tommy Rosmani

Advisor

Tommy AKA TommyWorldPower on YouTube Twitter is a respected thought leader and educator in the blockchain and cryptocurrency community. He has educated hundreds of thousands of people in cryptocurrency with his honest generous and user-friendly guidance proving to be a trustworthy source for many new and established investors. Tommys understanding of the technology economics and value proposition of blockchain is at the foundation of Energis vision to become the first mass-adopted cryptocurrency. He has built a self-funding self-governing globally-distributed team to deliver Energi and support its adoption

Davien Burnette

Advisor

Davien is the president of Vycis Inc. a management consulting services based in California. He has a passion in driving corporate growth through his industry-recognized experience in delivering end-to-end technology solutions that improve profitability of commercial clients and efficiently meets the goals of public sector customers. His professional experience includes government service with portfolio responsibility for all military services and government agencies related to the National Security Agency while he served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.He led corporate strategy and business development for the premier business capture and post-award risk mitigation services company SMA. Additionally he has led product development strategic alliances and sales for the global 38-company Hitachi in their Aerospace and Defense consulting practice. An alumni of the University of Arizona majoring in Electrical Engineering and received an MBA from the Carl H. Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati.

Eric Mitchell

Advisor

Eric Mitchell has over 25 years of financial and business development experience across multiple industries. He started his career as an executive with Sony Pictures Entertainments Tri-Star Pictures division. He helped out in fund raising successful projects in the film industry and in 2006 became COO of Baldwin Entertainment. He is currently the CEO and Chairman of WRIT Media Group Inc. which is a diversified media and software company focusing on digital currency software development including trading platforms Blockchain solutions and inexpensive mobile Crypto Mining hosting facilities. He led the acquisitions of Amiga Games Inc. Pandora Venture Capital Corp. Pelecoin Bison Oil Gas and the companys push into blockchain and crypto currency markets. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and received his Masters in Management from MITs Sloan School of Management.