Devvio has assembled a world-class team of professionals with expertise across an array of industries and domains, including high-tech development, security and cryptography, investments and financing, and corporate/government partnerships.
Tom is an experienced entrepreneur and previously founded Novint Technologies, a robotics company that created the world’s first consumer 3D touch device. He was one of the earliest pioneers in the field of haptics (adding the sense of touch into computers/VR). He led fundraising of over $34 million, licensed tens of millions of dollars of game development, got national distribution, and took the company public. His Novint patents were sold to Facebook. He founded Devvio in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Bill has over 17 years of experience in high tech industries. He led the development, licensing, acquisitions and integration of over 100 haptic enabled video games and has managed many large teams across multiple technical fields. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico to receive his BS in Electrical Engineering, and subsequently received his MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington with a focus on robotics and haptic interfaces.
Nick is an expert developer in the fields of cryptology and systems design. After receiving degrees in math and business from MIT, Nick spent over 10 years managing software development teams for a number of telcos and startups. He has extensive coding experience across many different domains. Nick’s perspective is shaped by deep interest in cryptology, systems engineering, and business strategy.
Shawn brings almost 20 years of experience developing high performance, distributed scientific algorithms and applications. He started his career at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Fermi National Laboratory writing real-time data acquisition and analysis platforms for experiments in high energy physics. He moved to San Diego in 2008 as the software lead during the commercialization of a novel cargo scanning system that uses naturally occurring cosmic particles to scan shipping containers.
20-year advertising veteran. Executive creative director and some the top advertising agencies in the US. Former president of the American Advertising Federation. Founded “AdWallet” in 2017, now one of the largest platforms in the US dedicated to rewarding consumers for their verified attention to advertising and marketing.
As Devvio’s Product Manager, Jenae manages teams of 15+ developers with a focus on building user-friendly and reliable web applications. Jenae has helped deliver to market projects like the GlassBlock Marketplace, The Seller’s Marketplace, and The DevvX Wallet. Along with managing and maintaining several other projects still in development.
Dr. Destine Nock is a leader in energy and environmental justice, data analytics, and systems modeling. Dr. Nock uses mathematical modeling tools to address societal problems related to sustainability planning, energy policy, equity, and engineering for social good. She holds PhD from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Industrial Engineering and Operations research, an MSc in Leadership for Sustainable
Will started his high-tech career at NEC Corporation. He then became an Early Stage Technology Venture Capitalist, was a Board Director at over 100 early stage technology companies the past 28 years, was a Co-founder/Managing Director to 5 Early-Stage Venture Capital Funds and 2 Venture Debt Funds. He has invested more than $5B in tech investments.
With over 25 years in the electronics and semiconductor industry, Sunny has helped numerous companies, from start-ups to large multi-billion dollar companies, move their ideas through design, production and revenue. In addition, he has helped advanced numerous technologies with a current focus on ESG, sustainability, and carbon credits.
Gerald has 30 years’ experience working with computer technology, intellectual property, and startup companies. He served as patent and transactions legal counsel to numerous technology companies, helping raise over $100 million in investment capital, and similar amounts in licensing and technology development funds. Gerald has BS and MS degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a JD.
Andy Parets has over 35 years of public and private capital markets investment and trading experience. Andy is currently Chief Investment Officer of Rockwell Asset Management. He is also Managing Member of Guidepost Capital Management, LLC. Andy’s capital markets career began in 1985 at Salomon Brothers, Inc., becoming a Managing Director heading the New York based risk arbitrage department. Andy received his MBA from Columbia University and his undergraduate degree from Tufts University.
John has broad experience in venture investing and start up business incubation. He is experienced in fundraising for startups as well as established corporate entities. He has leadership experience as a Chief Executive Officer of public companies and has served as a member of numerous boards in verticals such as finance, technology, blockchain, and healthcare.
Solve is an avid cryptocurrency trader and blockchain protocol investor. He has been working as a blockchain, cryptocurrency, and ICO consultant since 2016 and has been in the Bitcoin space since 2011 as a speculator and investor.
Addison Adams, Esq, is the “money and deal” lawyer – a transactional corporate and securities attorney. With experience spanning over two decades of corporate finance from internet “.com” private placements, to IPO's, APO's, and the crowdfunding environment of today, Mr. Adams has a breadth of securities and growth capital legal experience he applies to every deal he advises on. Mr. Adams was an early equity partner in a well-known securities boutique firm based in Los Angeles and New York and now owns and manages his own corporate law firm catering to entrepreneurs, investors and small business owners.
Chris has extensive Blockchain experience. He joined Digital Asset in 2015 as Chief Business Development Officer and member of the original Executive Committee. He also had responsibility to oversee global external communications and marketing activities. Chris spent more than seven years as Chief Executive Officer of SWIFT Americas and Global Head of Securities. He was part of the executive team that founded Radianz, Inc, the world's largest extranet. At Radianz, his responsibilities included global sales and marketing before BT acquired the Company in 2005. Chris has held senior management roles at Reuters in both London and San Francisco.
Demelza Hays is the Director of Research at Cointelegraph, and formerly was a U.S. Department of State Fulbright Scholar and fund manager of two regulated crypto funds (Liechtenstein and Cayman Islands). She was awarded Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2019, and completed her Ph.D. in Business Economics on the topic of digital asset portfolio management under the supervision of the former Chief Economist of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, Dr. Andrei Kirlenko.
Ray was a General Partner and Head of European and Corporate Operations for, The Cottonwood Technology Fund. He has more than 20 years of experience in venture capital, global technology investment, company creation, company building, valuation and strategic financing. Ray has held Strategy & Corporate Development positions for a number of global technology companies including Texas Instruments and Robert Bosch Corporation.