Management Team

Jeff Dionne

Co-Founder & CEO

Extensive startup experience  (founded 10+ companies)

Raised more than $100M

Holds six patents

Co-inventor of embedded Linux

Jeff Garzik

Co-Founder & CSO

RedHat, Bloq,  Spacechain

10 years blockchain core;

Worked under inventor of Bitcoin, S. Nakamoto.

10+ years Linux kernel; worked under inventor of Linux, L. Torvalds.

Brian Nelson

Executive Chairman

30+ years of professional experience in Japan, Asia, and America. 

Negotiated a share ownership deal with Yahoo Japan. 

Took ValueCommerce public in 2006 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Mike Tokue


20+ years experience as CIO, CTO, COO and GM

Founded 5 companies

Experience with M&As and Startups. Finance, Technology, Energy, Pharmaceuticals and consulting

Tom Giuffre     

Head of Energy

Electrical Engineer and UCLA Anderson School of Management graduate. 

Co-founder of Hot Earth. 

Works alongside Japan-based industrial partners for engineering and manufacturing of systems for the energy sector.

Parikshat Kapur

VP of BD

24 years experience in Information Technology

Experience as a Head of IT, Security and Business Continuity Management. 

Maximo Arozarena    

VP of Marketing and Comms

12 + years working with leading enterprises.

Experience raising funds.

Experience as Head of Marketing and building teams from 0 to 1 in the tech industry.