Our Team

 
 
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ROB FINCH - CEO

Rob discovered blockchain technology in 2013 via Bitcoin. Since then, Rob has participated in dozens of blockchain ecosystems and launched several successful crypto companies.

Rob hosts a crypto podcast, Bullish, and is the co-host of Everything EOS, the longest running EOS podcast. Rob is also a long term investor in many crypto protocols, startups, and companies of all sizes.

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BEN FINCH - HEAD OF MARKETING

In his time as a marketer, Ben has attracted over $100M in sales, both within the cryptocurrency and blockchain landscape, as well is in other traditional markets like technology and food and beverage. Ben now leads the first multidisciplinary agency to specialize in blockchain development.

Ben’s Ledger Agency specializes in technology-driven marketing, strategic project planning, social media, and community building, applying best practices to the Cryptocurrency space for a number of start-ups and ICOs.

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ADRIANNA MENDEZ - HEAD OF COMMUNITY

Adrianna is a marketing and business strategist. She has been utilizing her unique skills since 2012 to help drive results from digital marketing, early user adoption & community building strategy. She studied psychology at the University of Texas - San Antonio, and received her Masters of Science from Kaplan University with focus on Industrial Organizational Psychology.

Her passion for crypto and blockchain began in 2015 and since has dedicated her skill set to the success of decentralized blockchain projects. She is a member of the San Antonio Crypto Network, co-founder of the Bitcoin Beginner Box and active blogger.

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JAMES SUTHERLAND - PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT

Over his thirty years in the IT and Cloud industry James has served as a Principal Architect for several of the worlds largest telecom companies. James has spent the last thirty years specializing in enterprise grade, always-on architecture solutions. James has also served as network engineer in the financial industry, and a solutions engineer in the online gaming industry supporting one of the largest mobile games ever produced.

Previous to his work in enterprise James founded an IT services company which provided helpdesk, desktop support, inventory control, and server build services to a major consumer electronics producer.  James’ CV includes Hewlett Packard, Intel, CenturyLink and EarthLink.

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ROSS HOLEMAN - HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY

With over fifteen years of IT industry experience, Ross is a PMP certified, degreed professional, and brings with him a deep technical background. His experience includes hands-on IT engineering and support, infrastructure design and management, project management, and software implementation.

In his most recent role, Ross was a Senior Technical Program Manager for Amazon and their AWS server platform.

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JESSE PROUDMAN - TECHNICAL ADVISOR

With over 20 years of engineer and server side experience, Jesse’s newest start up, Strix Leviathan, is a Seattle-based technology company developing software for enterprises wrestling with the challenges of trading cryptocurrencies. In pursuit of this mission, the company’s team of technologists and data scientists are applying decades of applied mathematics, computing and cloud infrastructure knowledge.

Before Strix, Jesse founded Blue Box, a Seattle-based cloud technology company, which delivered agile cloud resources to hundreds of customers worldwide. The company's Blue Box Cloud offering provided customers with Private Cloud as a Service (PCaaS) based on a highly available OpenStack deployment, delivered on dedicated hardware, that eliminated performance and efficiency issues inherent in public clouds, while meeting strict data sovereignty requirements. Blue Box was acquired by IBM in 2015.

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RICK SQUITIERI - INSTITUTIONAL ADVISOR

Rick’s experience in the financial markets dates back 20 years. As an investor and advisor to the Cypherglass team, his knowledge and relationships within the institutional financial arena are well suited to assist us in brand awareness and future growth. He is currently a managing director at BTIG, a global financial services firm where he specializes in software and electronic trading.

His background has offered him exposure to institutional trading, investment banking, research, derivatives, ETFs, fixed income, futures, commodities, foreign exchange, interest rates, credit, convertible and preferred securities and other trading related instruments. He has supported and worked with global financial organizations throughout the world.

Rick’s passion for markets has fueled his desire to seek out knowledge in the crypto space making him an early believer in various blockchain technologies. The culmination of that knowledge is the foundation of his desire to champion Cypherglass and its supporters in the crypto community.

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