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Management Team

Management Team

Nabyl Charania

CEO

Mr. Charania has served as our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and director since December 26, 2017. Mr. Charania is a cofounder and currently the Chief Executive Officer at Rokk3r Labs, where he shapes the global vision, direction, and expansion of the company and a general partner of Rokk3r Fuel ExO, where he manages fundraising and investment opportunities. Prior to joining Rokk3r Labs, Mr. Charania built multiple software companies and served as the Director of Engineering at Convergys Corporation, a global customer management and information management service provider from 2004 to 2008 His professional experience includes developing and deploying SMS billing platforms, downloadable ringtone systems, and smart IP-based tools which reduce global deployment costs. He earned a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

Germán Montoya

Chief Exponential Officer, Secretary and Director

Mr. Montoya has served as our Chief Exponential Officer, Secretary and Director since December 26, 2017. He is a cofounder and currently the Chief Strategy and Creative Officer at Rokk3r Labs, where he executes the strategic direction for its portfolio companies, and a general partner of Rokk3r Fuel ExO, where he manages fundraising and investment opportunities. Prior to joining Rokk3r Labs in 2012, between 2008 and 2012 he was the principal officer of an advertising company, Rokk3r Mobile Marketing and Advertising. He led strategic and commercial initiatives as the Marketing Vice President at CycleLogic, Inc., a provider of integrated Internet solutions for wireless telephone operators throughout Latin America from 2004 to 2008. Mr. Montoya’s professional experience also includes working as a consultant at Accenture from 1997 to 2002. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics and Business Management at Cornell University.

Carlos Escobar

COO

Carlos Escobar is senior executive with experience building corporate value and financial services organizations. In his previous role as Chief Executive Officer of KawaPACE from 2015 to 2016, a provider of funding for clean energy projects, he was responsible for launching a new company to originate and fund Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) projects across the United States. Previously, from 2012 to 2015, Mr. Escobar was the President of ExpoCredit Financial Group, a specialty finance company that provides working capital loans to domestic and international businesses. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Escobar was the Vice President of Marketing Operations and Product Management for Western & Southern Financial Group, a provider of insurance protection, investments, and retirement solutions. In that role, he was responsible for multicultural marketing campaigns, product development efforts, and field operations support for a team of over 1,500 producers serving over 1 million customers. In addition to his Master’s in Business Administration from Duke University, Mr. Escobar has a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College in Easton, PA.

Board members

Board members

Jeffrey S. Ransdell

Board member

 

Mr. Ransdell has served as a director since December 26, 2018. He is a founding partner and managing director of Rokk3r Fuel ExO, where he is responsible for all investments on behalf of the limited partners and leads efforts to raise global venture capital. Prior to joining Rokk3r Fuel ExO in 2017, between 2011 and 2016, Mr. Ransdell held positions as a managing director and division executive at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. While leading Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Southeast Division, a region encompassing Florida, Alabama, southeast Georgia, the Caribbean and Latin America, he drove new strategic asset flows and supervised staff across various departments including client relationship management, business development, marketing, risk and compliance. Mr. Ransdell earned a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and International Finance from the University of North Dakota.

Salim Ismail

Board member

Mr. Ismail has served as a director since November 2, 2018. He served as the Executive Director/Global Ambassador at Singularity University based at the NAASA Research Park in Moffett Field, California, from September 2008 to August of 2014, where Mr. Ismail engaged in, amongst other things, organizational design, fundraising, faculty management, curriculum development and community development. From September of 2014 to the present Mr. Ismail has worked as a speaker and author. Mr. Ismail is a sought-after speaker, strategist, entrepreneur, and the author of the bestselling book “Exponential Organizations,” which was published in 2014 and has been translated into 15 languages and sold over a quarter million copies. Mr. Ismail travels extensively for speaking engagements addressing topics including breakthrough technologies and their impact on a variety of industries. Mr. Ismail received a Bachelor of Sciences with honors in theoretical physics and computing from the University of Waterloo in Canada in 1989.

Nabyl Charania

Board member

Nabyl Charania. Mr. Charania has served as our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and director since December 26, 2017. Mr. Charania is a cofounder and currently the Chief Executive Officer at Rokk3r Labs, where he shapes the global vision, direction, and expansion of the company and a general partner of Rokk3r Fuel ExO, where he manages fundraising and investment opportunities. Prior to joining Rokk3r Labs, Mr. Charania built multiple software companies and served as the Director of Engineering at Convergys Corporation, a global customer management and information management service provider from 2004 to 2008 His professional experience includes developing and deploying SMS billing platforms, downloadable ringtone systems, and smart IP-based tools which reduce global deployment costs. He earned a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

Germán Montoya

Board member

Mr. Montoya has served as our Secretary and director since December 26, 2017. He is a cofounder and currently the Chief Strategy and Creative Officer at Rokk3r Labs, where he executes the strategic direction for its portfolio companies, and a general partner of Rokk3r Fuel ExO, where he manages fundraising and investment opportunities. Prior to joining Rokk3r Labs in 2012, between 2008 and 2012 he was the principal officer of an advertising company, Rokk3r Mobile Marketing and Advertising. He led strategic and commercial initiatives as the Marketing Vice President at CycleLogic, Inc., a provider of integrated Internet solutions for wireless telephone operators throughout Latin America from 2004 to 2008.Mr. Montoya’s professional experience also includes working as a consultant at Accenture from 1997 to 2002. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics and Business Management at Cornell University.