Alex Miles is a technology enthusiast and blockchain expert who graduated with honors from Florida International University – a top ten business school – while studying management information systems. He was hired at ABetterBid Car Auctions LLC, where he quickly rose through the ranks to the Head of Business Development role. In this position, he quickly gathered achievements by leading a team of skilled specialists executing content strategy, expanding operations globally and implementing Bitcoin purchasing. After garnering experience with the blockchain, he became an evangelist of the technology and its applications. His passion for its potential led to the idea of applying the blockchain to solve problems in automobile purchasing, based on what he had studied extensively at ABetterBid. He is disrupting the automobile market and making roads safer for all by launching transparent vehicle history built on the blockchain. Alex now aims to evolve the auto industry and cryptocurrency space as Chief Executive Officer of VINchain
Chief innovation officer
The founder of EasyExport.us, one of the top 10 companies in the Inc. 500 with an annual turnover of more than $45 million
Brought 9 huge projects to the US market as the Head of Marketing at at A Better Bid Car Auctions LLC. Project marketing and design specialist. Created the ‘Logistic Club’ when 19 years old.
Software engineer with more than 5 years of well-rounded experience. Skilled in facilitating and managing teams. Able to provide customized, client-driven solutions that improve operations and processes, enhancing business productivity and profitability. Adept at data structuring, problem solving, and end-to-end coding.
Large-scale system design
Networking & data storage
UI & mobile design
Project problem solving
Created Tournament Management Systems for online gaming platforms, and integrated systems into games. Implemented various performance optimizations. Created and implemented a process for releases with zero downtime. Integrated with many internal services. Developed various projects on the Magento platform, handling integration with external APIs and payments systems, and optimized for high performance.
Motivation and education
Software & Blockchain Engineer
Summary of Qualifications:
Over 10 years of overall experience in IT fields, analysis, design and development in both Java-based and Ruby-based web and enterprise applications.
Advanced level knowledge of:
Ruby and Ruby on Rails
Software Development Advisor
As a Software Implementation Advisor with more than 7 years of well-rounded experience, Konstantine oversaw 25 successful projects in Enterprise software development and implementation. Past experience includes:
Transportation management software
Warehouse management software
Enterprise resource planning software
Web & mobile application development
Skilled in managing developers and project teams over 30 units
System analyst with 11 years of experience in engineering and business processes automation. Accumulated experience from integrating more than 15 IT-system as the project manager.
Software Development Advisor
Project Manager with 6 years in the development and integration of software, including:
Transportation Management Software
Warehouse Management Software
Enterprise Resource Planning Software
WEB & Mobile Application Development.
System Administrator Back-end Developer
An expert in implementing cutting-edge technologies and solutions, full-stack developer with many years of team leading experience.
Full Stack Developer
Managing databases with 338+ million record entries. Currently managing a team of 9.
Head of Sales, Bitcoin Advocate
Increased monthly sales by 150% in 2012-2013 as the Head of the Sales at A Better Bid Car Auctions LLC.
UI/UX Specialist, Front End Designer
More than 10 years of experience in the field of design and creating efficient and effective user experience flows. Over 1000 completed projects.
Community Relation Expert
Pavel been deeply involved in blockchain technology for over seven years. He is currently aiming to share his experience garnered as an active member of blockchain dedicated forums, blogs and cryptocurrency communities.
Was involved in used vehicles market analysis during his 6 years of experience at A Better Bid LLC Car Auction. Investigated the possibility of integrating blockchain technology into vehicle history reports.
Nadya graduated as a specialist in intercultural communications and interpreter. While studying she started to work as Recreational Coordinator and then excelled as Client Manager at an advocatory bureau. At VINchain she helps with day to day management and is responsible for smooth internal operations and public relations.
Chief Financial Officer of Audi of America and Audi Canada
Serves as Chief Financial Officer of Audi of America and Audi Canada. Matt has a breadth of experience managing in the automotive industry. He started his career path with Ford Motor Company in Michigan where he worked for 5 years as a Zone Manager. In 2007 he began his journey with Audi of America as a Business Management Consultant at Pied Piper Management Company LLC. In 2007 he started to work directly for Audi of America. He began as a Vehicle Merchandising Manager before in 2011 receiving a promotion to General Manager of Vehicle Sales. Due to his outstanding work, in 2016 Matt was awarded the position of Chief Financial Officer of Audi of America and Audi Canada.
Dr. Simon Hassannia
Head of Business Innovation at ATU, Germany
Dr. Simon Hassannia has extensive management experience in consulting and industry in the areas automotive, telecommunications, consumer electronics and entertainment with focus on disruptive innovations and digital business.
Currently as the Head of Business Innovation at ATU, the German’s leading automotive service provider with over $1 billion turnover, he is responsible for digital growth areas such as connected car, mobility-as-a-service and mobile solutions.
In various business projects he has consulted further companies such as Mercedes Benz, Universal Studios, LG Electronics, Bosch and Telefónica Germany with multinational assignments in Canada, China, Germany, Poland, Singapore, Spain and USA.
ex-CPO for Kia Motors America
David Carp was the previous Director, Fleet, Remarketing & CPO for Kia Motors America, Inc for the last 15 years. David headed up both Fleet & Remarketing for Kia Motors, David also developed Kia’s CPO Program and led it for 11 years has the fastest growing CPO Program in the Industry. With over 25 years’ experience, David’s automotive experience includes Retail, Wholesale, Finance, Vehicle Valuation, Fleet & Remarketing. David began his automotive career selling Buick’s at Perry Buick in Norfolk, VA. He moved on to wholesale cars before joining the NADA Official Used Car Guide Company as the Import Vehicle. David’s first role with a Manufacturer was Nissan/Infiniti Motor Corporation as their Regional Remarketing Manager. David held positions in Remarketing with AutoNation USA and Vehicle Acquisition with CarMax. David then was with Saab Cars USA as their Remarketing Manager before joining the other Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars of North America as their Asset Remarketing Manager, the position he held before joining Kia.
Owner at Support305
Nitesh achieved a B.A. in computer science from the prestigious Florida International University before skyrocketing through the corporate ranks and serving as Senior Engineer at Innerhost, Fortunate Systems and Telecom GC. He then moved into his own endeavors, founding both Support 305 and Rack Wizards Inc. in 2002.
Support 305 has provided Information Technology (IT) services, helpdesk support and technology consultation to businesses in Miami and New York City for over fifteen years. They strive to provide enterprise-level solutions to the business sector and to build infrastructures which avoid downtime. Rack Wizards Inc. provides full server colocation and private cloud hosting in many configurations. Further, Nitesh is a machine learning, cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiast and is excited to take part in disrupting the automotive industry.
Senior Account Executive, Digital Supply Chain Specialist at SAP, expert in the arena of automotive sales analytics, with a focus in the used and Certified Pre-Owned market.
Joe Derkos is a recognized expert in the arena of automotive sales analytics, with a focus in used and Certified Pre-Owned market. Having spent nearly ten years working closely with automotive sales departments to optimize new vehicle prices with predictive and advanced analytics models, Joe brings perspective to the VINChain team on a critical piece of the automotive supply chain where blockchain technology has obvious implications. Joe was named to Auto Remarketing's inaugural "Used Car Industry's 40 Under 40", holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, and Electrical Engineering degree from Michigan State University
VP of Financial Planning and Analysis, Sonic Automotive
Don Harris is currently Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis at Sonic Automotive, a Fortune 500 publicly-tradedautomotive retailer. Sonic sells new and used vehicles, replacement parts, and provides vehicle maintenance via a network of 100 dealerships representing 25 brands in 13 states. Don also oversees the analytics group that develops pricing and inventory models for Sonic’s Used Vehicle supercenters operating as Echo Park. Prior to joining Sonic, he held various financial and operational roles at NVR, one of the largest homebuilding companies. He began his career in the retail industry holding financial roles at May Department Stores and American Eagle Outfitters. He received an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a BS in Finance from Pennsylvania State University.
President, Consulting, Canadian Sales & Business Development at Contact At Once! a LivePerson Company
Jon has been in the automotive software industry working in technology, big data, and solutions with OEMs and Dealers for almost 20 years with top industry names, including leadership roles, with like Carfax, Carproof, Autodata and more. Jon is fully bilingual and holds his MBA from McMaster University, and currently heads up Contact At Once! & Liveperson Canada, the global leader and innovators in the automotive digital messaging space.
Dr Paolo Tasca
Founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies
Paolo Tasca is a Digital Economist specialising in P2P financial systems. An advisor on blockchain technologies for different international organisations including the EU Parliament and the United Nations, Paolo is founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London (UCL CBT). He recently has also been appointed Dean of Research of the Jiangsu Huaxin Blockchain Research Institute (JBI) in Nanjing and Honorary Research Professor of Sogang Univ. Blockchain Research Center in Seoul. Previously, he was Lead Economist on digital currencies and P2P financial systems at the German Central Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt.
Donald G. Stephenson
President of Alleghany Management Inc
Don had been working as Senior Vice President of Volkswagen of America where he held P&L responsibility for parts and accessory sales and marketing, customer satisfaction and field force management wherein he championed the monetization of connected car and social media tools to drive revenue growth and improved customer retention. Prior to Volkswagen Don held director positions at Toyota in network development, retail development and after sales. As a Regional VP he managed regional operations for BMW, Lexus and Audi of America.
Right now Don is the President of Alleghany Management Inc. an automotive consulting firm based in Atlanta, GA. He has over 30 years of automotive brand experience with field and headquarter experience at Ford, BMW, Lexus, Toyota, Audi and Volkswagen in the US, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Head of Business Development at PureCars
Currently working at PureCars and responsible for acquiring and managing strategic partnerships with the Automotive Manufacturers (OEMs). Prior to PureCars, Mark spent over 15 years with AutoNation, the largest Automotive Retailer in the US. He carried out P&L responsibility for a budget of roughly $35M annually that drove top line revenues in excess of $3 Billion per annum.
VP AutoNation e-Commerce and Customer Communications
Ed has over 30 years’ experience in marketing and advertising with over 20 years in Automotive marketing. As Vice President of e-Commerce and Customer Communications at AutoNation he is responsible for developing the Marketing Website Strategy, media placements and AutoNation’s customer database for their over 250 dealerships.
Owner of Wingfield Consulting
Serial entrepreneur & innovator with over 35 years experience of founding, managing and growing successful businesses. Have designed, negotiated and sold multi-million pound deals to major organisations across the globe for over 19 years. Responsible for the innovation of key technologies/market positions that lead to millions of pounds of revenues & dominant niche market positions for Sun Microsystems, Apple Computer Inc. & Dell.
CEO and Founder at CAUSECAST
Ryan Scott is an entrepreneur, social impact investor, humanist, philanthropist and online marketing pioneer, legendary for developing and patenting the double opt-in email methodology. After selling NetCreations in 2001 for $111 million, Ryan became an angel investor alongside Sequoia Capital, Mark Cuban, News Corp, CBS Corporation, Elon Musk, and Burda Media, in a number of companies such as Inside, Tesla, CrowdFunder, Tiltify, Lottery.com, Earth Class Mail, Principle Power, Signum Biosciences, Greener World Media, Sierra Nevada Solar, and Cool Earth Solar. Ryan's most significant personal investment since 2011 has been Causecast, the world's most innovative workplace giving, volunteering and social impact platform. Ryan's vision is to create a world in which corporations compete with each other to make the most positive social impact.
CEO at Capital Springboard
Roger is an entrepreneur, disruptor and independent strategic advisor in FinTech, LogisticsTech and Logistics including blockchain/cryptocurrencies. He was formerly a Member of the Board of Management, Deutsche Post AG (DeutschePost DHL a Dax 30 listed company) and Global Chief Executive Officer, DHL Global Forwarding & Road Freight Division from 2011 until 2015. The division had revenues of around €15 billion, with approximately 45,000 employees and operated in more than 200 countries and territories. Roger has extensive business experience in China visiting on multiple occasions and doing business in China over last 25 years.
CMO at CRYPTALGO
Mr. Nissani is a seasoned senior executive and advisor with a proven track record of over 25 years across five continents in growing B2B and B2C companies. Mr. Nissani is a growth expert and he serves as a board and advisory board member in several EU and Israeli high-tech and Blockchain companies (such as STOX.com), advising on strategy, marketing, operations and human capital management. His abundant working experience includes the Vice President managing 888.com’s high liquidity business unit with revenues of close to $100M, and easy-forex Chief Marketing Officer where he managed sales and marketing budgets of tens of millions annually.
Ms. Julia Z. Nikolaev
Managing Partner at Crypto Law Group
Ms. Julia Z. Nikolaev is an attorney with over 20 years of experience in various areas of law, who is licensed to practice law in the United States and Russia. She initially specialized in business immigration only, assisting Silicon Valley companies in bringing the most talented and unique professionals from all over the world to the mecca of innovation and technology. Wishing to provide a more comprehensive range of legal services to her clients, Ms. Nikolaev has expanded her service portfolio to also include business formation and structuring, contracts, and business transactions. She worked for both large corporations and small companies providing expertise in complex legal matters involving startup, business transactions, and business immigration law. Since early 2016, she has been actively involved the blockchain and bitcoin community. Ms. Nikolaev is an active member of California Bar Association and of The International Women's Leadership Association. In 2013, she has been recognized by Worldwide Who’s Who organization for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in legal profession.
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