A Global Team

Meet the Dream Team

Blake Burris

CEO AND PROJECT LEAD

CEO & Project Lead – Blake comes from the worlds of mobility and data and is always on the frontier of new markets, mobilizing community around emerging products. Founder of the Cleanweb movement. First hire at Samsung-backed Vinli. Funded by Facebook twice. He is a co-author of “The Smartup Manifesto,” defining opportunities where big data, sensors, urban tech and the sharing economy collide.

Amichai Yifrach

Head of R&D

Former commander of elite military units, who creates security and IT solutions for armies, governments, Fortune 500s. Amichai’s work in artificial personality, nano sensors and image recognition is key to realization of the FLUX vision to cognify the physical world.

Nir Hertzman

Operations and Manufacturing Lead

With 20 years’ experience in operations management and New Product Introduction, Nir is a past senior director of operations at Lumenis (Israel), maintenance manager at TowerJazz (Israel) and has outsourced VP operations to over 100 early-stage cleantech startups. He holds an MBA from Haifa University and a BSc in electrical engineering from the Technion.

Karen Kloosterman

COMMUNICATIONS AND PR LEAD

As a journalist and biologist by trade, Karen will ensure the whole world knows of FLUX’s aspirations for autonomous farming and ensuring global food security. For more than a decade, Karin has led the dialog on technology for sustainable systems, with a particular focus on the Middle East.

Andrew Irvin

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS MANAGER

Andrew brings experience in business evaluation and strategy development through a background in consulting and corporate finance within the software industry. In addition to real world experience, he is a 2018 Level III Candidate in the CFA Program. His unique understanding of value creation drives the development of Flux’s go-to-market strategies and operating performance.

Nico Valencia

BLOCKCHAIN ENGINEERING CONSULTANT

Nico has spent 15 years consulting in innovative web technologies. He has worked with over a hundred teams, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies, helping them build modern and effective products. Nico has invested deep cycles of research in blockchain & crypto the past 8 years, launching and consulting several fully decentralized Dapps–most recently the World Cup (Ethereum token) game experiment.

Cameron Shorg

Community & Business Development

Cameron Schorg adds tremendous value to Flux’s community and business development efforts. As a pioneer, he launched an exchange startup at the age of 16, organized grassroots movements at more than 75 Universities worldwide, and was formerly Director of Business Development for AirdropX and one of the first hires at ShapeShift. Schorg is regularly featured as a subject matter expert on FinTech and blockchain.

Oliver Finel

Blockchain Business Development

Oliver brings experience in ICO marketing, content development, and fundraising to the Flux team. He has served as a Marketing Advisor to the DYNO ICO and serves as Growth Manager (French market) for the Chinese exchange, OkEX. He graduated from New York University with a degree in Media and Business.

Cooper Turley

PROJECT MANAGER

Cooper brings crowdsale analysis, tokenomics, and community management experience, combined with fundraising hustle to the Flux project. Leveraging his knowledge of the landscape and network of the blockchain ecosystem at large, he is tasked with overseeing the ICO process as it relates to execution partners and new hires to the team.

Kylen McClintock

PROOF OF IMPACT

Kylen brings product management experience in hardware, IoT and blockchain to FLUX. As the founder of Blockchain for Sustainable Development, he has advised startups and NGOs on impactful blockchain models throughout the developing world. He now manages key partnerships, and leads projects as a liaison between internal and external teams for FLUX. He previously founded the wearable tech company, AirBespoke.

Lucas Campbell

COMMUNITY MANAGER

Lucas brings valuable knowledge on blockchain consensus protocols, distributed ledgers, and tokenized ecosystems to the Flux team. Lucas has served as a consultant to blockchain projects Opu Labs, Balehu and TeamMate AI. He earned a B.S. in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he served as a board member and events chair for CU Blockchain.

Jaren Jolton

BLOCKCHAIN ENGINEER

Embodying a passion for blockchain development and a strong background in machine learning, Jared brings a host of software talents to the FLUX team. Jared’s development expertise spans domains, with experience ranging from building resilient big data applications to programming intelligent, automated gardening systems.

Advisors

David Bailey

CEO AND FOUNDER OF BTC INC.

As chief executive officer of BTC Media LLC, David Bailey is an industry leader in the digital currency and blockchain space. By overseeing the delivery of breaking, in-depth and instructive content, he has championed the growth of the field at its highest level. After founding yBitcoin in 2013, the world’s leading publication on digital currency, David launched BTC Media, a corporate group that has grown to include several dynamic publications, reaching millions of readers worldwide and representing over 150 fintech advertisers, from innovative startups to multi-billion-dollar, Fortune 500 companies. David oversees BTC Media’s Distributed conference series, which has brought blockchain-focused keynotes, panels and workshops to centers for healthcare, financial services and trade around the country.

Mike Germano

BLOCKCHAIN VC & FORMER CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICER

Vice MediaMike Germano was the Chief Digital Officer of VICE and CEO/co-founder of Carrot Creative. Mike led digital endeavors for VICE Media and oversees Carrot, now a VICE company. Carrot is an award-winning, full-service, digital agency. It creates digital campaigns and products for clients including Yankees, Chipotle, Ferrari, Snapchat, Netflix, Disney, Under Armour, Rolex, Home Depot, MLB, Red Bull, Ford, NFL and many others.

Andrew Hyde

COMMUNITY AT ORIGIN PROTOCOL

Andrew was the founder of four startups, including Startup Weekend, and has built global communities across dozens of countries. He was employee number 1 at TechStars.

Adi Sideman

CEO OF PROPS PROJECT & YOUNOW

Adi is a pioneer in participatory media, an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience. Adi founded YouNow, a live social platform, which has grown to 40 million users and, most recently, launched the PROPS Project, a blockchain-based social video platform. He is a member of the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences and was named one of 2015’s top 100 most influential and inspiring people in NYC tech by Business Insider.

Eric Platon, Ph.D

TECHNICAL ADVISOR, DATA AND MACHINE INTELLIGENCE

Eric turns data into automated control for Indoor Farming and ECLSS at Cosmos X in Tokyo. He graduated from Pierre and Marie Curie University with a PhD in Distributed Artificial Intelligence / Multi-Agent Systems, and from his uncle’s winery, growing Grenache in France.

Bill Cordes

CEO OF OYSTER PEARL AS THE CEO OF OYSTER PEARL (PRL)

Bill has quickly shaped Oyster’s data storage platform into one of the first storage projects to be live on Ethereum mainnet. Outside of blockchain technology, Bill has a deep knowledge of solving business financial problems for clients in software businesses along with angel investing in over 20 startups. Over the course of his career, he has operated, advised and invested in over 100 leading software and technology-enabled businesses. Bill has completed 15 debt, equity and M&A transactions worth a cumulative $4.5B and has extensive experience with corporate strategy, capital raising and financial modeling during his time as an investment banker.

Lou Kerner

CO-FOUNDER, CRYPTO ORACLE AND ICO ADVISOR

Lou Kerner is a Founding Partner of Crypto Oracle, a VC and Advisory firm focused exclusively on companies leveraging blockchain, cryptocurrency, smart contracts and decentralization. Lou has been a Crypto enthusiast, investor, and thought leader since 2013, and is recognized as one of the most influential Crypto bloggers. Lou regularly hosts conference calls with Crypto industry innovators, attended by hundreds of crypto enthusiasts from around the world.

Max Unger

Business Development and Marketing Advisor

Max is an Australian blockchain investor and advisor with vast experience in bringing early-stage projects to life. Max has consulted on multiple token economies and heavily engages with korean communities. He brings Flux a wide range of business and marketing connections to the Asian-Pacific region, as well as advising on investor relations.

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