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 (Interim)
Suraj is an established and recognized Innovation Leader, Digital Strategist & AI Expert with over 25 years of international experience working with world-renowned IT companies at different technical, leadership and executive positions. He is an accredited and well experienced Software Engineer and Enterprise Architect. He is a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council, U.K, European Engineer with Engineers Europe and Chartered IT Professional with the British Computer Society.
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
Alberto has over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance including roles as Head of Finance, Controller and HR leader at several venture backed companies in NY and the San Francisco Bay area. He combines the key skills critical to all great executives: functional expertise, business savvy, strategic thinker, leadership skills, and excellent communication. He attended Hofstra University in NY and majored in Accounting.
Business Development Executive
Shri is a co-founder of Aphid. Shri is primarily responsible for overseeing the growth of the Aphid ecosystem by facilitating strategic partnerships with enterprise companies and onboarding developers. 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.
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.
Web3 Engineering Lead
Evan is a blockchain architect and machine learning engineer. He graduated with a degree in Mathematics at SUNY Binghamton in 2012. Prior to joining Aphid, he worked as Blockchain Architect at EcoVerse, leading their developer team and building their wallet-less NFT marketplace for fan collectibles.
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.
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.
Client Success Manager
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.
Client Success Manager
Cara Monday is a dynamic force with over 20 years of operations management expertise spanning various industries, alongside a rich background in the entertainment world. Holding a bachelor of science in Broadcast Telecommunication from Eastern Michigan University graduating with honors. Cara is a true visionary who never ceases to seize new opportunities for success in her areas of expertise, ranging from operations to marketing, media, and more.
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.
Client Success Manager
Marcus holds a BA in Mass Communications from Paine College and MFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University.
Social Media Analyst
Spencer earned his BS in Business Management Marketing with a minor in Communication and an emphasis in Social Media from Brigham Young University Idaho. Throughout his time in Idaho, he partnered with various companies to elevate their social media presence, formulate effective marketing strategies, and analyze analytics for enhanced efficiency. Spencer brings diligence, enthusiasm, and passion to the marketing industry, and he is thrilled to be part of the Aphid team.
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.