Richard Maaghul

Richard Maaghul

CEO

Rich is a seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneur with more than two decades of experience in emerging-and-disruptive technologies. A former software provider to Chevron Corp. and a co-founder of ODEM’s education partner Excelorators Inc., Rich is committed to using blockchain technology to make higher education more accessible and affordable.

Bill Bayrd

Bill Bayrd

Chief Token Officer

Bill is a natural leader, innovator and thinker. An early developer of the ODEM concept, he has founded three companies, including Excelorators Inc. Bill has a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee. Passionate about big, world-changing ideas, he served six years in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

Johanna Maaghul

Johanna Maaghul

Chief Integrator

Johanna, who brings out the very best in people, is a tireless leader and collaborator with hands-on experience in project management, corporate strategy, and technological integration. Her industry involvement spans healthcare, software creation, finance, and the practical application of blockchain technology.

Adel ElMessiry

Adel ElMessiry

Chief Technology Mentor

Adel is a proven technology leader and out-of-the-box thinker. He is a product of North Carolina State University where he earned a doctorate in computer science, machine learning, and natural-language processing. He played a central role in the founding and growth of several tech companies, including Utilize Health and InVivoLink.

Michael Zargham

Michael Zargham

Chief Systems Engineer

Michael has a doctorate in Systems Engineering with an emphasis on optimization and control of decentralized systems. With over a decade of experience applying data to business decision-making applications, Michael founded BlockScience, a firm focused on applying rigor to the design of the socio-technical network systems.

Bowen Gao

Bowen Gao

Director, Business Development

Bowen is adept at forging partnerships with Chinese travel agents and maintaining productive relationships with key government officials. He also has a deep understanding of Chinese travel culture through his extensive involvement in marketing international tour products and services.

Melissa Matos

Melissa Matos

Manager of Special Projects

Melissa is a skilled project manager and administrator with a flair for achieving impressive results. Having been part of the education and technology industry for several years, Melissa is keenly aware of the power of matching the needs of students and teachers to well-designed educational technologies.

Kelly Mulherron

Kelly Mulherron

Integration Technical Project Manager

Kelly, a 14-year veteran of the visual effects industry where she focused on technical project management for R&D, she has a keen interest in emerging technologies. Kelly is always striving to leverage her passion for creative problem solving. In her spare time, she enjoys collecting antiques and traveling.

Yulia Su

Yulia Su

Sales and Marketing Coordinator

Yulia, who has a teacher’s certificate and describes herself as a committed lifelong learner, has a solid interest in understanding the power of education and emerging technologies. She also believes blockchain technology will eventually have a profound and positive impact on the future of humanity.

Jeff Slavin

Jeff Slavin

Technical Writer

An extremely meticulous practitioner, Jeff has more than eight years of technical writing experience, an MBA, and PMP and ITIL Expert certifications. He currently works for ODEM as a Technical Writer, producing clear and easy-to-understand documentation.

Gustavo Guimarães

Gustavo Guimarães

Lead Ethereum and Smart Contract Architect

An experienced software engineer and a graduate of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, Gustavo is skilled in blockchain development, Ethereum protocol, smart contracts, and databases. He enjoys dancing in his spare time.

Kieren Davies

Kieren Davies

Ethereum Developer

Kieren, a gifted programmer, is a graduate of the University of Cape Town and two-time world finalist in the Association for Computer Machinery’s International Collegiate Programming contest. Kieren is passionate about developing innovative and under-appreciated technology. He also has a soft spot for his adorable Ragdoll cats, Cinnamon and Nutmeg.

Jose Castellanos

Jose Castellanos

Software Developer

Jose has worked as an offshore software developer in the healthcare industry for more than five years. He graduated with Honors, Summa Cum Laude from UNITEC, Laureate International Universities. A proud Honduran, Jose enjoys watercolor painting and supporting his wife who runs her own arts-and-crafts store.

Gazy Mahomar

Gazy Mahomar

Software Systems Architect

Gazy, a full-stack developer, is a passionate problem solver and technology enthusiast with 10 years of experience working on desktop, Web, and mobile applications. A graduate of UNITEC, Laureate International Universities, in computer systems engineering, Gazy feels he applies his best work to projects that will make the world better.

Mohamed Taraman

Mohamed Taraman

Senior Technical Lead

Mohamed, a computer science graduate of Alexandria University’s Faculty of Engineering, has an MBA and two decades of experience in software development. Mohamed, an avid learner, is a software enthusiast who enjoys playing table tennis.

Jan Bass

Jan Bass

Creative Director

A veteran marketer who has worked with Nokia, Athleta, and many San Francisco Bay Area enterprises, Jan has always had a focus on the creative and branding side of business. His work with ODEM centers on developing and communicating ODEM’s brand and enhancing the user experience on the ODEM platform.

Alyssa Diaz

Alyssa Diaz

Marketing Project Manager

Alyssa Diaz, who has experience in advertising, marketing, and product development, has joined ODEM as Marketing Project Manager. She has previously worked in technology and healthcare. A marketing graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, she thrives on working in collaborative team environments focused on achieving common goals. In her spare time, she enjoys going to live music concerts.

Wael Hossny

Wael Hossny

Director of Business Development - MEA

Wael has more than two decades of experience leading nation-wide initiatives for digital transformation, education management, and adoption programs. He believes that strategic partnerships are the key to achieving business objectives. He has diplomas in Project Management from Cambridge University and Software Engineering from London Metropolitan University. He enjoys AI/Sci-fiction movies, music, and aeronautics.

Brandon Mitchell

Brandon Mitchell

Token Solutions Engineer

Brandon is a cybersecurity student at Tennessee Tech University and has a passion for learning through collaboration and attending conferences and hackathons. A Bitcoin early adopter with previous experience in blockchain development and portfolio managing, Brandon enjoys gaming and weightlifting in his spare time.

Eric Zapalac

Eric Zapalac

Business Development Manager

Eric is a business development professional with more than two decades operating in the consumer, automotive and industrial-technology sectors. He enjoys developing new products and solutions that can benefit people around the world. When not on the job, Eric enjoys spending time with his family and developing his interest in metal working and furniture making.

Ashley Chen

Ashley Chen

Solutions Engineer

Ashley is an electrical-engineer-turned-marketer specializing in bridging communications between technology and humans. She has extensive experience in telecom, education services, retail, and manufacturing industries in Australia, East Asia, and Europe. When not at her desk, Ashley can be found hiking in the Swiss Alps, baking vegan cakes or teaching yoga.

Raymond Parker

Raymond Parker

Solutions Engineer

Ray, a chemical engineer by training, has experience in blockchain technology, big data, venture capital, pharmaceuticals, aerospace sciences, and management consulting. He previously worked for NASA, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Orbital ATK, Northrop Grumman, Booz Allen Hamilton, RainmakeMe Venture Capital, Microsoft, and Dragonchain. When he isn’t working, Ray enjoys writing, community service, and traveling.

Leonel Sanchez

Leonel Sanchez

Full Stack Developer

With seven years of experience, Leo is an accomplished software developer who previously worked for Invivolink and Utilize Health. He has been an organizer of the Barcamp and Angelhack hackathons. Leonel has also taught college-level software development courses at Centro Universitario Tecnológico in Honduras.