Russell is an innovative and ambitious computer systems expert. He has been involved in ICON since its inception. He has 12 years of technical and program management experience in automotive, aerospace, and defense industries, most recently managing a 26-person team and sensor research portfolio valued at over $25M. He has been a part of multiple successful startups and most recently is the lead software engineer for an Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) startup, Aero Systems West. Russell is experienced with full stack development, information security, and cloud computing sys ops (AWS Certified). He holds a M.S. in Computer Engineering and is currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Engineering at Purdue University. In his spare time, Russell enjoys sports, movies, and gaming.
Marius Andrei is an experienced and forward thinking engineer and blockchain node administrator. He founded Ubik Capital to provide a platform for staking as a service and engagement with growing blockchain communities. As a premier next-gen blockchain network, Marius has had keen interest in ICON since reading the whitepaper. He was trained in CISCO network administration and operates multiple blockchain nodes, with expertise in network administration and security. When Marius is not running the nodes, he enjoys reading science fiction novels (hence the name Ubik) and gaming.
Ron is an expert in product launch and growth. During his career he has designed consumer and B2B strategies that earned over $6 Bn in sales. He is currently the COO of the startup Aero Systems West, and prior to that held positions on the Strategy and Product teams of eBay and Amazon. He holds an M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. In his spare time, Ron enjoys skiing and participating in the 3d printer community.
Tam brings over 20 years of experience in product innovation, UX, and product management practices to advise Ubik Capital. During his career, Tam has worked with fortune 500 companies and a variety of early-stage startups. He has training in design and innovation from both Stanford and Harvard universities and is currently the VP of Product for 18Birdies. Based in San Fransisco, he serves an advisor role to Ubik Capital and will help provide new growth avenues with the Silicon Valley community. When he's not engaging and creating the best user experiences, Tam can be found in the kitchen creating new dishes or at the driving range working on the 3-wood.
Christian is a business development and digital strategy expert with 6 years of management consulting experience. At Accenture, he led multiple digital transformation projects, leveraging AI and big data platforms to deliver automated, intelligent processing and personalized experiences. He has served many roles in the value chain, including program strategy, product management, data architecture, and organizational design. Christian holds a B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently pursuing an M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor sports, filmmaking, and restauranting in new cities.