The DigitalX Management team brings together expertise and experience from a range of technology entrepreneurship and financial markets backgrounds, including digital marketing, software and application development, commodities and currencies trading. Collectively, their diverse skill sets form a core competitive advantage of the business and their know-how in the industry optimally positions the Company to take advantage of an ever-growing digital payments and remittance market.
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Mr. Karis is telecommunications and marketing entrepreneur with experience growing sales and marketing services in the United States.
After continually achieving performance at the top 1% of revenue growth, Mr. Karis founded the marketing firm, Karis Marketing Group (”KMG”) where he remains Executive Chairman. Today, KMG provides marketing services for the top two largest telecommunication companies in the US as well as the major political parties and was named one of INC. 5000 fastest growing companies in 2014.
Mr. Karis holds a bachelors degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Chief Trading Officer and Executive Director
Mr. Brindise has over 15 years experience in trading energy, metal and grain options and futures. He started his career on the NYMEX working for ZAR trading and after few years started his own trading and brokerage company, BAK. After 4 successful years he moved off the floor when NYMEX trading became digital and joined hedge fund SHK Management.
Mr. Brindise will continue to oversee proprietary trading and hedging strategies for AirPocket with a focus on risk management. He holds a bachelors degree in Business and Finance from Boston University.
VP Business Development and Investor Relations, and Executive Director
Leigh Travers has enjoyed a decade of building relationships in financial and technology markets through his experience at Fintech and Investment Advisory companies. He is a current Director of the ADCCA, the representative body for digital commerce businesses in Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Communications from the University of Western Australia.
Mr. Travers worked for seven years at Wealth Management firm Euroz Securities as an Investment Advisor. His clients included HNW, Institutions and Listed Companies as he provided trading advice, company block trades, and capital raising services.
Mr. Travers has an extensive trading history in financial markets and was one of Euroz Securities Designated Trading Representatives (DTR) as well as one of the largest Bitcoin traders in Australia while managing DigitalX’s trading operations during the Southern Hemisphere time zone.
As the VP of Business Development and Investor Relations for DigitalX, Mr. Travers has recently moved to Boston to fast track the distribution of AirPocket.
Chief Operating Officer
Fabricio Rodriguez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. After graduation, he started one of the first full service web development firms and worked with many Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. As CTO of Online Environs, Inc., (OEI) Fabricio was responsible for leading the technology team to build websites and applications for such companies as EMC, Compaq Computer, The New England Patriots, Intel, Nickelodeon, and Paper Exchange.
Working with The New England Patriots for over five years, Fabricio lead the development of many firsts within the NFL, including the first website, the first e-commerce store, first streaming video and live chats with players. OEI was sold to a Chicago based conglomerate in 2000.
After OEI, Mr. Rodriguez consulted for a few years, and starting in 2006 worked in the premium mobile space. In just a few short years, he grew his accounts to multi-million dollar enterprises. As of 2012, Mr. Rodriguez worked with Karis Marketing Group (KMG) developing home grown premium mobile campaigns.
Vice President of Technology
Mr. Krishnan previously worked as a researcher on capital markets and financial intermediation at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, as a developer of trading algorithms and platforms at equity and commodities trading funds, and as a freelance software developer. In addition to his published work with Federal Reserve economists on various issues in banking and capital markets, Neel’s academic background ranges across the broader social sciences, including anthropology and political science, and this background informs his work on product development.
As VP of Technology Mr. Krishnan’s role includes product development, financial and economic analysis functions. He also serves as the lead architect of the AirPocket platform and as lead developer of the DigitalX Direct liquidity platform.
Mr. Krishnan holds a BA in Economics and Anthropology from Columbia University and a Masters in political science from MIT.
Toby Hicks holds a Bachelor of Business (Management) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Notre Dame Australia, which included study at the University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN). He is also a Chartered Secretary.
Mr. Hicks is now a Partner of corporate law firm, Steinepreis Paganin with 14 years’ experience acting in the areas of governance, equity capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions and corporate compliance. He acts for a number of ASX listed companies, including technology companies. In addition, Mr. Hicks is a Governor of the University of Notre Dame Australia and is a member of the University’s Finance, Audit and Risk Committee and Law School Advisory Board.