Aphid

Aphid

Leadership

Our Team

We are a group of passionate technologists, marketers, designers, and blockchain enthusiasts that have come together to build a future powered by automation that helps give people back their most valuable resource – time.

Leadership

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Growth Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Strategy Officer
Chief Information Officer

Traci Nordberg

Human Resources
Director of Finance

Jim Hutchison

Vice President of Sales

Devansh Khatri

Senior Strategic Development Executive
General Counsel

Tim Sullivan

Senior Business Processes Data Analyst

Argishti Ghadimi

Head Of Design

Marcus Banks

Media manager

Kelly Manlaibayar

Product Manager

Gale Henderson

Public Relations Manager

Chirag Mittal

Full Stack Developer

Ish Tahir

Full Stack Developer

Bruce Ferguson

Full Stack Developer

Brandon Cooper

Chief Executive Officer

Brandon has years of experience in IT, graphic design, cryptocurrency, and chat support. He studied Marketing and Merchandising at Michigan State University, after which he moved to Atlanta, GA to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams. Brandon spent time as a Senior Tech Advisor with Apple until his departure to develop Aphid as a revolutionary platform to disrupt the nine-to-five.

With his plethora of knowledge, he gives back by mentoring young men, specifically those who grew up without a male role model. His efforts are centered on encouraging people to dive into the tech world to enable them to make a difference within their communities.

Sean Ross

Chief Technology Officer

Sean oversees the technology department of Aphid. His background includes experience with eight different programming languages and years of writing stack desktop and web applications. He was formerly at Apple alongside Brandon Cooper and is a tech support guru.

William Mulholland

Chief Financial Officer

William is an entrepreneur with deep startup experience and is an expert in growth-oriented finance and strategic finance. He has worked on everything business-related a startup goes through: from launching the company, raising funds (debt/equity), developing the business plans, building the financial models, organizing the finances, pitching to investors and partners, and developing the option plan and 409A, filing the S1 and completing mergers and acquisitions.

Alexandra Stone

Chief Growth Officer

Alex leads our growth marketing team here at Aphid. Her understanding of different digital and social channels makes her a champion at increasing business and delivering exceptional customer satisfaction. She’s well-versed in the tech industry, having years of experience in the IT and IssS/ SaaS world. Outside of her tech skills, she’s also an expert in kickboxing, bodybuilding, and personal training.

Chris Carter

Chief Operations Officer

Chris spearheads the day-to-day functions of our team and leads the development of Aphid’s business strategy and the creation of policies that will drive the companies growth. Chris holds a degree in Architecture from Georgia Tech and prides himself in building and creating things from the ground up. Chris also coaches the rugby team at Georgia Tech as he was a star rugby player.

Lucie Colomb

Chief Strategy Officer

Before joining Aphid, Lucie founded her digital marketing and consulting company, The French Keys (TFK), and managed it for 6 years. As Head of Marketing at TFK, Lucie worked with clients across a range of industries, including the entertainment, technology, and political sectors. Lucie most enjoyed working in an entrepreneurial setting with startup clients, like Swiftli, GoSocial, Preskai Labs, and MyMaidApp. Lucie holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from CFPB in France. In her spare time, she is an avid climber and long-time kickboxer.

Mike Gamburian

Chief Information Officer

Mike oversees the development of the neural network engine at Aphid. Mike has over four years of hardware and software experience while extremely passionate about machine learning, IoT, networking, Python, and Java. He has earned his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Cal State Northridge. In his free time at the beginning of 2020, he built a social distancing device that implemented his algorithm.

Traci Nordberg

Chief Human Resources Officer

Traci spends time developing Aphid’s training modules, employee onboarding & development, and overseeing our HR processes. She loves spending time with her family, which is multicultural. Traci also enjoys making sourdough bread and spending days on the lake on jet skis.

Shri Ramani

Director of Finance

Shri is primarily responsible for overseeing the financial activities of the entire company, including cash-flow planning, monitoring of expenses, forecasting, and budgeting for future growth. He was previously with Krossover Inc, a NY based sports analytics company, before their acquisition, as part of the Head of Operations in India, where he helped scale the company from a team of 20 to over 250, and implemented policies and procedures for streamlining operations required for rapid growth. Shri holds a B.A. in Finance and an M.S.Accounting from Michigan State University. He has also passed CFA Level 2.  Considering himself a global citizen, Shri brings with him an international background and work experience, living in four different continents, including 15 years in Lagos, Nigeria, and working in Singapore and the US. He is a proud speaker of West-African Pidgin English, spends his free time watching sports (Arsenal and MSU fan), and loves to travel.

Jim Hutchison

Vice President Of Sales

Jim hails from the great state of Texas, where he lives with his two children and wife. His decades of experience in finance and SaaS have contributed to the success of Fortune 100 companies and start-up businesses alike. Jim has helped develop top-performing sales teams that have significantly increased company revenue. On his off days, he loves to watch football, travel to interesting places, and relax by the lake on warm summer days.

Devansh Khatri

Senior Strategic Development Executive

Devansh will take charge of formulating and implementing business goals and objectives. Devansh has over six years of experience in fintech and B2B/B2C finance strategies. Throughout Devansh’s career, he’s developed solutions and methods for businesses to successfully realize financial goals. He is also a proud San Jose State alum who received a BSc in Economics and is a blockchain and crypto fanatic.

Thomas Yih

General Counsel

Thomas is an alum of Columbia University Law. He has extensive experience in China raising capital, leading M&A, and leading the company’s overall day-to-day operations.

Tim Sullivan

Senior Business Processes Data Analyst

Tim has four years of experience in finance, marketing, sales, and product analytics. His expertise will help Aphid drive compelling strategy and formalize actionable insight through comprehensive datasets. He double majored in Economics and Health & Exercise at Skidmore College in New York. Tim was a standout soccer player in college and captain of his team. During his off time, you’ll find Tim reading a good book or traveling the world.

Argishti (AJ) Ghadimi

Head Of Design

Argishti spearheads product design and developing creative content at Aphid. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from the California State University, Northridge, focused on graphic and UX/UI design. Argishti is excited to help design a more user-focused future. Argishti is also an award-winning artist in the Los Angeles area and specializes in murals, pop art, and abstract art.

Marcus Banks

Sales Manager

Marcus prospects clients, create outreach sequences and nurtures qualified leads for Aphid. Marcus holds a BA in Mass Communications from Paine College and MFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University. He has dreams of becoming a Hollywood screenwriter and novelist. You can catch him playing a good video game or reading an exciting horror novel on his days off.

Kelly Manlaibayar

Product Manager

Kelly coordinates with the Tech Team through their work cycles, gathering and prioritizing product requirements, defining the product vision, and product road mapping. An integral part of the product design process and implementation of new features and specs. Kelly is pursuing her Masters of Science in Project Management at the University of Southern California.

Gale Henderson

Public Relations Manager

Specializing in strategic communications, media relations, event planning, branding, and content development for both traditional and social media, Gale has served organizations ranging from large global brands to small start-up companies penetrating various industries.

Ish Tahir

Full Stack Developer

My name is Ish, I was born in NYC, but I’ve been in Austin now for 21 years. I fell in love with Web Development at a very early age and studied Computer Science in college because of it. Some of my interests include watching and attending sporting events, playing basketball, music, coding, playing board games, specifically social deception games!

Bruce Ferguson

Full Stack Developer

Bruce is an experienced software developer efficient in Node.js, Express, MongoDB, Postgres, MySQL, and web technologies such as HTML, Javascript, React, React-Native, Bootstrap, and CSS. Previously, he partnered with a team of engineers to build a full-stack application enabling suppliers to advertise and customers to find storage solutions.

Rohit Prabhakar

Advisor

Rohit is an award-winning executive, leveraging the power of digital, data, insights directed strategy, CX, marketing, and utilization of current trends to boost revenues across Fortune 500 companies. He’s a visionary business leader with a proven track record building disruptive solutions and renowned for illuminating crystal-clear solutions to customers while growing profitability. Lead global teams to deliver revolutionary digital solutions that engage and impress clients.

Kenneth Goodwin Jr.

Advisor

Ken is a widely sought-after executive with global banking and capital markets experience – achieving results in venture capital, digital transformation, big data, innovation, and technology and risk management. He advises large multinationals and mid-level capital firms and executives in executing multi-billion (USD) business development and institutional partnerships agreements in Asia, Europe, North American.

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