Discover our national network of blockchain technology programmers and business development experts. Unlike big name firms that present an experienced executive to sign the contract, but largely use kids just out of college to do the work, Blockchain Business Consultants professionals have decades of experience vital for successful blockchain and business process development work.
Dr. Drew Miller worked business process redesign, business development and strategic planning positions at ConAgra Inc, as Vice President for Planning and Development at Securities America, and as a consultant for dozens of companies. Drew also served in the Dept of Defense Senior Executive Service in the Business Management Modernization Program, working with enterprise architecture, business process redesign, and Enterprise Resource Planning Systems. Drew has done programming in Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric, and is a Certified Hyperledger Developer (course from the Blockchain Council). Drew has managed and executed Initial Coin Offerings, high level blockchain application designs, and helped companies assess whether blockchain applications will deliver adequate ROI and competitive advantages to justify the costs and risks. Drew has done extensive industry analysis studies and M&A due diligence reviews detailing client competitor’s value chains and competitive advantages, and designing strategies and new products that best leverage strengths and exploit business opportunities. Drew served as a registered investment advisor and is familiar with ICO regulatory requirements. A Certified Management Accountant and Certified Financial Planner, Drew is an Air Force Academy honor graduate, with a Masters Degree and PhD from Harvard Univ in Operations Research.
Elliot Friedman has been deeply involved in blockchain and cryptocurrencies for over five years. Elliot previously built an art tokenization platform from scratch on top of Ethereum. Elliot has a background in Software Engineering and brings with him a depth of knowledge from deconstructing blockchain concepts down to the byte-level. He has developed smart contracts in many languages across a multitude of platforms. Together with Dr. Miller, Eilliot also teaches blockchain development and smart contract programming to corporate IT teams.
Dr. Kiran Garimella has over 25 years of experience in business & IT alignment, process management, and continuous improvement. He has provided consulting expertise to over 100 companies in 24 countries in enterprise architecture, business process management, governance, strategy, and building centers of excellence. He has worked with standards and reference architectures such as APQC, COBIT, CMMi, Lean, Six Sigma, ITIL, PMO, Balanced Scorecards, BMC, TOGAF, etc. He is the developer of NVIEM, an AI-based digital asset curation platform that includes vendor-agnostic and technology-independent abstraction layers for APIs, data analytics, and machine learning. He is the Chief Curator for iKnowCentral.com, the community edition of NVIEM, and a co-founder of CognitiveWorld.com. Previously, Kiran held roles such as VP for BPM at Software AG and Global CIO at General Electric. His book, “The Power of Process: Unleashing the Source of Competitive Advantage” has been used as a supplemental text for MBA and EMBA programs in several universities. Kiran is certified in Governance of Enterprise IT (ISACA), Chance Acceleration Process (GE), Six Sigma (GE), and trained in Lean. Kiran has a Ph.D. from the University of Florida’s business school, with research experience in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Analytics.
Norman Katz is an expert in supply chain software systems (Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), automatic identification), the alignment of software to revitalized business operations, transforming data analysis to insightful information, and being a relationship champion as the liaison to customers and vendors. A Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Fraud Specialist (CFS), Certified Controls Specialist (CCS), Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and a licensed private investigator, Norman also advises on related fraud assessments, internal controls, and risk management. Norman is the author of “Detecting and Reducing Supply Chain Fraud” and “Successful Supply Chain Vendor Compliance”.
John Lomenick is a skilled intellectual property attorney with a background in computer science and significant experience drafting and prosecuting patents in advanced technology fields. While working with a diverse group of engineers and inventors in multiple companies, John has developed successful working relationships and technical knowledge in many different areas including telecommunications, data storage, trusted computing, cryptography, distributed ledger technology, and blockchain. John is experienced in conducting intellectual property portfolio due diligence including analyzing patents, preparing freedom to operate opinions, and preparing infringement opinions. John also has experience in drafting and analyzing contracts, counseling clients in protecting and procuring intellectual property including trade secrets, copyrights, and trademarks, and is familiar with the regulations associated with ICOs. John is licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado and is a Registered Patent Practitioner by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
With over 30 years of experience in the technology industry, Drew Grant has been involved with start-ups and early stage companies throughout his career. Mr. Grant’s experience includes holding CEO roles for two SaaS firms, and business development roles with some of the largest technology firms in the U.S. These include: Texas Instruments, Siebel Systems, JD Edwards and Teradata. In addition, his technical skills include Operations Research analysis and the development of Simulation Models. Drew is the inventor and key lead on a Quantitative Strategy that utilizes Predictive Analytics for a Private Fund. Drew’s current firm, ezNetPay.com, owns the U.S. Patent for instantaneous construction payments for lien release. Blockchain technology is being assessed as a replacement to the Federal banking system in making those payments. From 1981 to 1986, Mr. Grant served on active duty in the USAF at the Federal Computer Performance Evaluation and Simulation Center where he was a Project Manager and Operations Research Analyst.
Anna Miller is a Research Associate and Hyperledger Fabric developer who speaks Mandarin Chinese. She worked an Initial Coin Offering for Blockchain Business Consultants and is a certified Hyperledger Fabric blockchain developer. She has also worked in Chinese translation and marketing/sales positions. Anna attended the University of Edinburgh and graduated as a Chinese Major from the University of Colorado.
Chris Cramer is an experienced business executive with over 20 years of experience in the casino and hospitality industry in finance, IT and operations. Chris has worked many innovative IT and business development projects, and now is helping businesses exploit blockchain technology. He earned his MBA from the University of Denver, and is an active participant in the Colorado Blockchain space.