Meet the leaders of the fourth industrial revolution
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Brandon has over 15 years of experience in Information Technology and software/hardware support. Brandon is a specialist in Blockchain technology, Cryptocurrency, Machine Learning and Deep Learning. He studied Marketing and Merchandising Management at Michigan State University. Prior to Aphid, Brandon was a Senior Technology Advisor with Apple.
Chief Technology Officer
Chad has extensive engineering, technology, programming, and software development experience, and a proven track record of innovation and building for scale. Chad’s background includes: Architect, designer and coder of MySpace, where he built the platform that accommodated rapid global growth for millions of users. Chad studied electrical engineering at the University of Nebraska and has an M.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Chief Operating Officer
Charles holds an Economics degree from Princeton University and was a Riordan Fellow MBA at UCLA Anderson. He has deep operations experience, implementing policies and streamlining operations for businesses ranging from tech startups to Fortune 100 companies enabling them to grow at a rapid pace. In his most recent role, Charles led a business transformation for an ad tech company enabling them to develop the infrastructure to onboard several noteworthy clients such as Facebook, Uber, and Tesla.
Chief Financial Officer
William is an entrepreneur with deep startup experience and is an expert in growth-oriented finance and strategic finance. He has worked on everything business-related a startup goes through: from launching the company, raising funds (debt/equity), developing the business plans, building the financial models, organizing the finances, pitching to investors and partners, and developing the option plan and 409A, filing the S1 and completing mergers and acquisitions.
Vice President of Marketing
Katherine is a market leader with over 20 years of experience working for information services and technology companies. Katherine is responsible for market expansion leveraging effective brand awareness building, digital marketing, account-based marketing, and communications. She has an MBA in Marketing Management from University of Wisconsin and an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Economics.
Thomas is an alum of Columbia University Law. He has extensive experience in China raising capital, leading M&A, and leading the company’s overall day-to-day operations.
Machine Learning Engineer
Mike oversees Aphid’s Enterprise platform and infrastructure, addressing continuous improvement of SAAS products, ML models, IoT, and business metrics while executing technical management of engineers to ensure Aphid’s architecture is well maintained. Mike has over 7 years of enterprise experience in management, software development, IoT, machine learning, python, networking, workflow automation, and IT. He has earned his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Cal State Northridge.
Full Stack Developer
Emily is a Full Stack developer who holds a 4.0 in Computer Science. For the past three years she has been building software from start to finish across multiple companies, with her current focus being mobile development.
Co-Founder & Full Stack Developer
Sean is a co-founder of Aphid. His background includes experience with eight different programming languages and years of writing stack desktop and web applications. He was formerly at Apple alongside Brandon Cooper.
Co-Founder & Director of Finance
Shri is a co-founder of Aphid. Shri is primarily responsible for overseeing the financial activities of the entire company, including cash-flow planning, monitoring of expenses, forecasting, and budgeting for future growth. He was previously with Krossover Inc, a NY based sports analytics company, before their acquisition, as part of the Head of Operations in India, where he helped scale the company from a team of 20 to over 250, and implemented policies and procedures for streamlining operations required for rapid growth. Shri holds a B.A. in Finance and an M.S.Accounting from Michigan State University.
Lead Software Architect
Eric has 17 years of experience in designing and building highly scalable, secure, and robust web applications and systems across multiple industries. He's been a founder, full-stack/DevOps/SRE/product engineer, software architect, manager, and CTO throughout his career and has been leading engineering efforts and teams for many of his senior years. He's also a technical equity and crypto trader who performs advanced technical analysis and uses complex option strategies to manage portfolio risk and exposures.
Senior Digital Strategist
Before joining Aphid, Marc founded his digital marketing agency, Viaggio Digital and managed it for 14 years. As a Marketing Director at VD, Marc worked with clients across a range of industries, including the health, technology, education, entertainment and political sectors. Marc holds an associate's degree in Marketing from STCC.
Project Management Officer
A graduate from Arizona State University, Aditya Parikh is an MBA/ MSBA data driven professional with 3+ years of successful executive management and technical project management experience. Aditya has been an integral part in the development of 2 fast paced growth startups within the Aviation and ecommerce sectors building system processes and strategic planning initiatives which led to the procurement of large accounts including American Airlines and SpaceX.
Argishti earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from California State University, Northridge where he focused on graphic and UX/UI design. With a demonstrated history of working in visual communications and UX/UI, Argishti wants to help design a more user-focused future. Argishti is also an award-winning artist in the LA area and specializes in Murals, Pop Art, and Abstract Art.
Technical Support Specialist
Jereme is an Information Technology Analyst with over 12 years of experience in troubleshooting, maintaining, and educating individuals about technology. Jereme specializes in IT technologies and regularly attends national training sessions to showcase new IT tech trends involved in Cloud technology, mobile technology, as well as networking tools. Jereme is a former Accessibility Senior Advisor, a position he held for 8 years.
Marcus holds a BA in Mass Communications from Paine College and MFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University.
Rohit is an award-winning executive, leveraging the power of digital, data, insights directed strategy, CX, marketing, and utilization of current trends to boost revenues across Fortune 500 companies. He’s a visionary business leader with a proven track record building disruptive solutions and renowned for illuminating crystal-clear solutions to customers while growing profitability. Lead global teams to deliver revolutionary digital solutions that engage and impress clients.
Kenneth is a widely sought-after executive with global banking and capital markets experience – achieving results in venture capital, digital transformation, big data, innovation, and technology and risk management. He advises large multinationals and mid-level capital firms and executives in executing multi-billion (USD) business development and institutional partnerships agreements in Asia, Europe, North American.