Board of Directors
Founder & President
Mahesh is the cofounder of blockchain news company Smartereum. Before that, he was a Vice President at J.P.Morgan, building and managing software applications for the investment bank. He has worked at Fortune 100 companies such as Chrysler and Ford.
James is the Founder and CEO of PayLight Energy, an energy payment and peer-to-peer blockchain platform serving the electricity industry. PayLight Energy is part of the PayLight companies, which is using blockchain to develop platforms in multiple industries.
Dharma is a Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting. He is currently focused on developing thought leadership around Blockchain to help unlock exponential value for his clients.
Blake is a blockchain and digital security attorney and has been practicing law since 1996. Prior to starting his own firm, Blake was a partner in the bankruptcy and commercial litigation section of McCloskey Roberson.
Shehan is a CPA in the state of Texas and New Jersey. His recent article on “Virtual Currency and Tax Ramifications” was featured in “The Tax Adviser” magazine sponsored by AICPA.
Ryan is a personal financial planner and business consultant who has a passion for blockchain technology such as cryptocurrencies.
Kim is Cofounder and President of Topl.
Anita is an Oil and Gas Executive, leading and implementing innovative solutions with Global clients for over 15 years. She has worked with Upstream, Downstream, and Utilities clients to foster profitable and sustainable growth. Anita is committed to advancing the utilization of blockchain technology within the industry and is currently exploring potential use cases.
Shezad is CEO and Managing Partner at AMSYS Capital.
Board of Advisors
Mr. Sánchez is the former Chairman and CEO of BBVA Compass. He is now a Board member of Fannie Mae, an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Rice University as well as Founding Advisor at Spring Labs, Board member of OnDeck and Committee Chair of Houston Symphony, among others.
Mr. Koeppen is a Principal in Deloitte Consulting’s Enterprise Operations Practice where he supports energy, resources and industrial clients with digital transformation initiatives. He currently leads the Finance & Enterprise Performance Practice for Houston marketplace. In this role, Mark helps companies solve their most complex challenges with digital technology, while also enabling the investment Deloitte Consulting is making in its blockchain initiatives.
Dr. Kuruvilla is President of the Houston CPA Society for 2018-2019. He is also Director of Certificate Programs in Accounting and Clinical Professor at University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business. He was previously Dean of the School of Business at Houston Baptist University.