John is the Co-Founder and CITO of Blockchain Consultants, CTO for Swift Harvest, one of the first companies in the Agriculture Industry to employ DLT technology in it's day to day workflow, Blockchain Report Today Facilitator, Co Manages the Phoenix Blockchain Meetup and the Cryptocurrency Adopters Meetup. He is also one of the first candidates to be Certified by the EC-Council as a Certified Blockchain Professional.
John is an expert in leading the charge when organizations make the decision to treat information and related infrastructure as a revenue-enhancing asset. He can also be a strong catalyst when your organization requires a radical direction-change. John has 38 years of professional experience as a business owner, technology consultant, and executive in the tech industry. As a consultant he has advised such organizations as American Express, Volkswagen of America, the states of Arizona and Missouri, Bank of America, Intel, and Microsoft on a wide range of topics including Distributed Ledger Technology, Blockchain integration in business processes, enterprise workflows, engineering workflows, employee retention, customer relationship management among others. In his years of professional and avocational leadership John has had stunning successes and learned from his failures. His passion is using his experience to teach others who will expand their spheres of influence and become leaders in all that they do.
John has a Bachelor degree in University Studies (BUS), with minors in Physics, Astronomy and math.
Digital Investment Banking
Noels Law of decentralization - 'When confronted with a decentralized mechanism, the first thing a centralized organization will do is try to centralize it"
Michael is the CoFounder/CEO of Blockchain Consultants, CoFounder/CEO of Blockchain Equities, Blockchain Weekly Host, Facilitator for the Phoenix Blockchain Meetup and the Cryptocurrency Adopters Meetup. He has numerous connections to Private Equity groups, Angel Investor Foundations, and is on numerous Advisory Boards such as Swift Harvest, Ethera Labs, Lannister Holdings, Hemp Harvest, and a Cryptonite Ventures Founding Member. He is also one of the first candidates to be Certified by the EC-Council as a Certified Blockchain Professional.
As the Senior Vice President and Sell Side Group Manager, Michael helped to guide the Private Equity advisory firm Dinan & Company from 1991 through 2003. After a brief hiatus, Michael began consulting for privately-held middle market companies who were adopting Marketing Automation.
In 2011 a friend introduced him to cryptocurrency mining and they started a Crypto mining operation that continues today. In 2014 the discovery of Ethereum nurtured a hard pivot to rationalizing workflows and developing Smart Contracts. Michael started Blockchain Consultants, Inc. in 2016 and has been helping multiple companies in multiple industries, adopt Distributed Ledger Technology ever since.
Michael is passionate about building companies with scalable technology. As a big fan of "The Lean Startup", he is always looking for a new MVP.
Specialties: Blockchain, Distributed Ledger, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Cyber Security, SEO, SEM, Social Media, Social Media Syndication, Web Development, PPC, CPA, CPM, Information Technology, Big Data, Graph Processing, Micron Automata Processor, Disruptive Technologies, Disruptive Innovation, Growth Hacking and Connecting the Dots!
Adviser to multiple technology startups (Blockchain, Security, Mobile)
- Member of Silicon Valley Telecom Council
- Major contributor in the development and growth of two successful start-ups resulting in acquisitions by Microsoft and Cisco Systems
- Over twenty-five years of proven leadership in developing, managing and selling complex value added information technology solutions
- Innovative and accomplished in building and executing go-to-market plans and penetrating new markets for services in the early adoption stage
- High level of success across Business Development, Channel Development and Alliance Management