Executive Team
Technology Leaders & Seasoned Entrepreneurs with over 100 years combined executive experience.
Alec Gramont
President, Co-Founder
Alec is an entrepreneur and executive with over 20 years of international experience in the telecommunications and telecom industry. Alec brings significant business development experience including growing the Southern European market (US$150MM) for Teleglobe International, later acquired by Tata Communications, and developing the Latin American market (US$25MM) for Arbinet The Exchange, later acquired by the Primus Telecommunications Group. Alec also built the global SMS Division of Tellza, Inc. (Toronto Stock Exchange: TEL) from $0 to US$5MM in 2 years.
Salvatore Guerrieri
CEO, Co-Founder
Salvatore (‘JR’) has over 30 years experience building and growing startup companies with more than US$50MM in successful exits. He has served as a director on a diverse range of boards, including a former board position for the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He founded Acolyte Industries Inc. in 1996 and grew the company into an award-winning global manufacturer of LED lighting solutions. An avid angel investor, seed investor and advisor for tech, finance and e-commerce startups in China and the United States, JR co-founded NYNJA with Alec Gramont and Marshall Taplits in 2016.
Marshall Taplits
Chief Strategy Officer, Co-Founder
Marshall is an entrepreneur and technology leader who discovered Bitcoin and blockchain in 2011. Marshall’s telecom and communications experience is mainly in prepaid and postpaid billing systems, where he consulted for large telecom companies such as Alltel (later purchased by Verizon) and Vimpelcom.Marshall also has experience implementing TradeStone Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system, managing interface designs and integrations with ERP systems including Oracle and SAP. He founded a VOIP app, named SpaxTel, and an Amazon FBA business that is still operating successfully.
Plamen Minev
Chief Technical Officer

Plamen has over 20 years experience developing innovative technologies and leading high-growth organizations. He specializes in building large-scale telecom, enterprise, and cloud solutions. Plamen has led the development of ground-breaking technologies and products at start-ups and Fortune 500 companies including Cisco, CPLANE, CITTIO, Topspin, Nortel, and SUN.

Sergey Ivanov
Chief Financial Officer
Sergey is an Arthur Andersen trained finance professional. He has auditing and consulting experience in the United States and Russia as well as more than 15 years of experience as CFO in technology, media and IT companies. He also has experience in corporate restructuring, turnarounds, recoveries, post-acquisition integration, M&A, IPO and ICO preparation projects. As an Asia Pacific CFO for Kaspersky Lab, Sergey developed regional businesses and ran back office functions. Sergey earned his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth Business School.
Daniel Beach
Director of Marketing
Daniel has experience delivering marketing initiatives for high-growth startups and Fortune 500 companies across Asia. He founded and grew an inbound marketing agency to 3 global offices, employing 20 staff servicing clients such as China Telecom, AMGOO Telecom, TP-Link and Prudential Insurance. He was a former global marketing director for TP-Link, where he conceptualized and executed global PR and communication strategies that grew the company into the world's largest provider of residential and office Wi-Fi products.
Gonzalo Carrillo
Corporate Counsel & PMP
Gonzalo brings his project management and legal experience to support the successful development of NYNJA. He attended the University of Sydney through the prestigious Australia Awards Scholarship and obtained his Master’s Degree in Project Management. He is also a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), holds a Law Degree from the University of Lima, and has 18 years of professional experience providing legal and project advice worldwide. He has contributed to the successful delivery of projects in key positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
Board of Directors
Todd Benoliel
Board of Directors

Todd is an entrepreneur and investor based in Australia. He founded ZORG Industries in 1998, which became a global leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced slow-maneuvering safety solutions, supplying some of the largest distributors and car manufacturers in both the aftermarket and ODM/OEM markets. Prior to ZORG, Todd founded RBuzz, a management services provider for media management and monitoring services for display screen networks.

Salvatore Guerrieri and Alec Gramont are also board members.

Advisors
Ken Lo
CEO, ANX International
Co-founder and CEO of ANX International, Ken is a global leader in blockchain solutions. Prior to ANX, Ken held senior management consultancy and strategy roles at companies including BT Global Services, Verizon Business, Accenture, BMO Capital Markets and Fairfax Financial. A frequent speaker at major industry events, Ken has shared his insights on Fintech with decision-makers and influencers around the world in interviews with top-tier media including Bloomberg, CNBC and CNN.  
Dylan Blankenship
Chief Product Officer, Red Pulse
Dylan is the Chief Product Officer of Red Pulse, a tokenized research ecosystem for China and the first initial coin offering on the Neo platform. He was also the former Chief Technology Officer at Juwai.com and consultant with IBM. Dylan was an early investor in NYNJA, continuing to serve as a technology and industry advisor to the company. He also serves as an advisor to a number of leading blockchain and tech industry companies including Apex Technologies, a top-ranked blockchain and AI firm in China.
Howard Bilton
Chairman & Founder, The Sovereign Group
Howard is the chairman and founder of The Sovereign Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned offshore trust and tax advisory consultancies. He is qualified as a barrister in England/Wales and Gibraltar. Howard is also a visiting non-resident professor at Texas A&M University, assisting their LLM and master’s degrees in international tax and offshore centers. Howard formed The Sovereign Art Foundation Limited in 2003, a charity which has raised over $6MM for disadvantaged children using art as a means of rehabilitation and education.
Alex Lightman
CEO, TokenCommunities Plc.
Alex Lightman is the CEO of TokenCommunities Plc. as well as Chief Strategist for the Passport Cities ICO and an advisor to several other ICOs. He is an MIT graduate and attended graduate school at Harvard’s School of Government, and he also received four global technology awards including the first Economist Magazine Reader’s Award, and has written national innovation plans and technology transition plans for the US and Mexican governments and NATO. He is also the author of the first book on 4G and co-author of 2016 Amazon best-seller in seven categories, Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane.