John brings a very diverse background to the Loci team. For more than 15 years he worked as a mechanic, crew chief, data engineer, and team manager for some of the top teams in American racing. He witnessed hundreds of racing innovations and saw how difficult the patent process was first hand. He won several championships during his tenure. John has extensive experience working with some of the largest patent holders in the industry as well as expertise in aerodynamic engineering and data analysis.
Director of Operations
Brian brings a purpose-driven leadership to the team and is a huge advocate of the company’s mission to empower inventors and innovators. Brian has a diverse experience and expertise in the areas of strategic partnerships, business development, and operations to the team. He is an alumnus of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with dual B.S. degrees in Finance and Accountancy. He has worked in a wide range of large companies and industries including Johnson & Johnson, GE Capital, and Ernst & Young. He also oversaw the development and growth of small businesses and startups.
Director of Technology
Eric was a software developer for more than 10 years and worked for a wide variety of companies and utilizing various technologies as a consultant. He then moved into management and now specializes in managing technical people and projects, although he cannot help but continue to code. He has a B.S. in applied physics/computers from Grove City College. He brings considerable experience with development and a technical mindset for implementation to the table and is key to our ability to execute the vision of the company.
Marketing & PR
Marketing & PR
Content Marketing Manager
Asia Team Lead
Digital Marketing Manager
Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Expert and Entrepreneur. As Principal of Kiser.Co, Charlie is working to advise and consult startup, early stage and growth stage Technology companies on strategy, sales and marketing, raising capital, and exit positioning. Also as CEO of Griot Inc., Charlie is also helping small to medium contractors to become DCAA, FAR and GAAP compliant.
Carl Grant III
Carl Grant III is EVP, Business Development for Cooley and he is known as a super-connector in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and a trusted advisor to CEOs. He is also a partner in a seed stage venture capital fund and an advisor to two startups and an angel group.
With a background in Venture Capital, Capital Raising & Structuring, Brian currently serves on the ICO certification board to help improve ICC standards for ICO issuers that apply for Financial Commission’s ICO certification service.
As a founding member of the ISOC-DC chapter of the Internet Society, Brett is focused on Internet policy, as a member of IEEE-USA Policy Advisory Committees, and of NIST standards working groups (cloud and big data).
David is the Chairman of LDJ Capital, a family office; Victoria Partners, LDJ Real Estate Group; Drake Hospitality Group; and, The Soho Loft Media Group. LDJ Capital’s extended network of funds and hedge funds manages 1.5 trillion USD in assets. David previously represented the US Commerce Department at the EU and he spoke at the UK Parliament. David Drake is actively involved in the Crypto community as a speaker and has helped ICO firms he advised raise $61M in funding.
CEO of Sierra Wealth Development, with experience in business structure, private placement, capital acquisition and hi-tech financing. He has a background in entrepreneurial technology and is a leader in sales and marketing.
Michael received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin and his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Iowa. He’s been involved in the bitcoin and blockchain community since 2009 and brings a unique perspective to the space. Michael is currently the CEO and Founder of BlockMedx. Also played football for the University of Wisconsin.