Paul Rosenberg
Strategic Director

Proactive leader, mentor, and team builder with the ability to strategize and execute forward-thinking solutions with over twenty years, Rosenberg has had a remarkable eye for rising trends in new and noteworthy industries. His strategic direction and insight will, without a doubt, make Obitx a major contender in the industry of all things blockchain. You may know him from his work as the CEO at mCig, Inc, but Rosenberg also contributes to Omnihealth and Vitacig.

Rosenberg still sits as Chief Executive Officer, President, Treasurer and Secretary at mCig, Inc. (formerly, LifeTech Industries Inc.), and serves as its Chairman of the Board. He is a serial entrepreneur and private investor focused on the technology space with experience in procurement, outsourcing, research, and manufacturing with a focus on seed-stage venture capital for private and public companies.

Alex Mardikian
CEO / President

Actively the CEO of ObitX, Inc., and the CMO for both the KrypNetwork, Inc and mCig, Inc., Mardikian concentrates in blockchain, cannatech, fintech and enterprise technologies as a service. His experience dates to past roles as the CEO and Designer of Von Dutch Kustom & Von Dutch Garage; Ed Hardy and Christian Audigier as a partner and owner of 12 brand licenses and their subcategories; The rock group The WHO, with exclusive licensing of Quadrophenia personally assigned by Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey; A branding partner to CARO with exclusivity to the GRAMMY Label, an appointment by the Recording Academy™. Alex was also the brand strategist and relations officer for MegaUpload and Kim Dotcom, leveraging consumer and media data, and the transmedia relations with his A-level celebrities for MegaUpload, MegaMovie, MegaClick, MegaBox, Baboom, and N1.

Mardikian offers an intrinsic role and proven background of success in Guerrilla Marketing. His expertise extends to communication and consistency manifesting customer loyalty and retention, data mining, aggregation, geo-temporal systems, gamification and program information design. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering specific to hydraulics and fluid power technology.

Brandy Craig

Craig determines the overall financial and strategic management including the company’s financial reporting, long-range business planning, and program management. Craig has displayed an unmatched value through years of experience working in banking, insurance industries as well as aircraft engines sales and maintenance providing executive level services.

Craig earned her B.S. in Accounting and an MBA with a specialty in Accounting from Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU). She also holds an active CPA license with the state of Indiana. She is dedicated to her community and is treasurer and on the board for 3 local not for profits including: Decatur Central Football Boosters, Decatur Central Wrestling Club, and the not for profit It Could Have Been Me which serves local low income families.

Andrus Nomm

Nomm drives the vision and growth of technical operations and enterprise systems. He executes and directs technical operations and is responsible for developer relations and partnerships that are an elemental component to cultivating the connection with our developer community. His background includes extensive experience across a variety of disciplines including the planning and deployment of enterprise infrastructure and systems, team building, massive scale multi-layered data mining, planning and deployment of secure high availability/redundant payment infrastructure, backend services architecture and development, and new technologies testing and deployment. As creator of the advertising network of MegaUpload, and media processing cloud services for Megaupload, Megavideo and Megapix, his job was to test and develop new technologies and solutions to integrate them into those existing systems. Nomm’s mission is to empower developers to solve problems and scale their impact.

Carl Hawkins
Corporate Council

Hawkins fulfills all legal and compliance matters across Obitx including corporate transactions and governance, commercial agreements, intellectual property, data protection, and international compliance and litigation.

In prior experience, Hawkins served as Managing Shareholder of the Law Offices of Carl G. Hawkins, a firm with an emphasis in entertainment and sports. Hawkins also serves as corporate counsel for several publicly traded and privately organized companies where he has compiled a repertoire of documents he has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). As a sports enthusiast and a former semi-professional football player, Mr. Hawkins worked on drafting standards and policies and conducted reviews for the National Football League Players Association dealing with concussion protocol settlement and disbursements for retired NFL players. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (B.A., 2013) and Florida Coastal School of Law (J.D., 2017), and holds the CALI Excellence of the Future Award in Intellectual Property.

Levent Eroysdan
Network Engineer

Responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems and servers, uptime, performance, resources, and security of the computers while also managing needs of our users. Eroysdan has twenty years of experience in cross-platform systems administration, analyzing, designing, installing, maintaining, and repairing hardware, software, peripherals, and networks. He leverages his ISP, his problem solving skill set and his understanding of technology to be efficient, friendly and courteous. Levent strives to make technology less complex, reliable and painless.

Keith Wong
International Sales Director

Wong commands the coordination, functional management, and leadership of global sales initiatives in Austral-Asia, Central-Asia, South America and Europe.
His key functions include development and execution of sales strategies, key account management, and management of the global sales team. Wong works in collaboration with the global marketing team to identify and develop marketing initiatives and new customer service opportunities. Most notably, Wong demonstrated his great success in sales for Megaupload where he Increased the monthly sales turnover to US $2M from US $700K.

Justine Bastida
North America Sales Manager

Bastida is a sales manager with over ten years experience in sales, event coordination, client development, and accounting. She specializes in helping business owners compile and analyze financial information in order to develop efficient use of resources and procedures that drive sales goals while building long term relationships with customers. Prior to Obitx, Bastida was regional sales director of mCig where she averaged 60-150K in sales a month while closing several multi-million dollar projects as well. She is a highly results-oriented individual having an uncanny ability to always exceed sales expectations.

James Smith
Sustainable Content & Communications Manager

Supervises and creates all marketing-related internal and external content initiatives to drive brand awareness, engagement, sales, and retention. With over a decade working in digital content creation, brand development, marketing, public relations, and logistics for brands like Ed Hardy: by Christian Audigier, Lifestyle Brand Company Quadrophenia: by The Who, and Megaupload, Smith knows how to utilize imaging and messaging techniques to engage customers in a profound and dynamic way. Smith is a published photographer and holds a BA in Mass Media/ Communications from Henderson State University in Arkansas.

Maxine Van den Berg
Media Manager & Community Moderator

Van den Berg is a creatively skilled social media expert with over a decade of experience managing professional social media accounts. She has successfully created must-follow social media feeds as seen through her work as moderation team manager for both of Megaupload’s subsidiaries Megaclick and Megapix. Van den Berg is constantly expanding upon further development and engagement of our community of followers.

Jared Sandoval
Creative Director

Sandoval leads both advertising and marketing working with designers, artists, copywriters, and sales teams to develop an overall creative vision. With over a decade of design and branding experience as Art Director for DC Berridge/Best Events while simultaneously running his own Design and Branding Firm (with a roster including Penn National Gaming, Amaro Montenegro, Foodbeast, and Skyzone) Sandoval has demonstrated an unmatched ability to establish new and viable visual trends having long-lasting sustainable effects on any viewer. You can see Sandoval’s work across the Southwestern Region of the United States where he creates stunning painted murals.

Jeremy Shirk
Digital Activations

Runs online initiatives leveraging audience microtargeting and intent-based strategy to raise brand awareness and drive immediate leads and sales. Shirk’s decade of design experience dates back to his beginnings in the NYC Pro-Boxing scene. Since then he has built and produced artwork for athletes, musicians, actors, comedians, and brands while also having extensive credits in the motion picture industry with films including Grindhouse, The Hitcher, The Return, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, and the Friday Night Lights television series.

Ivan Nysphor
Motion Graphics Designer II

Nysphor specializes in the use of motion design to engage, entitle, and empower across screen and space. He provides the preparation of design plans, concepts, and layouts of all motion graphic projects. Nysphor is a trusted designer who has amassed a sterling record while working for media groups in the Ukraine as well as both ArtistEcard and Plethrons located here in the United States. He approaches every project intelligently being sure to craft it with care.

Gulaiym I. Agbal
Project Manager & Analyst

Agbal is a motivated, personable business professional with more than ten years experience as a project management consultant, technology consultant, and business owner. Agbal streamlines operations while maintaining schedules to ensure customer satisfaction and business revenue. Her organized and detailed skills in coordinating teams and resources lead to the completion of all project objectives on time and within budget.

Nikolchenko Sergei
Sr. Responsive UI/UX Developer

Sergei controls and manages all website optimization for Obitx and its partners. He makes sure every visual element maintains a standard of the highest quality across all browsers and devices while simultaneously designing and updating websites, replying to user comments, and examining traffic and analytics. Sergei’s most notable work comes from the freelance world where he completed projects for web-studios RespectDesign and team SlicePlanet. It was during his time as a freelancer that Sergei honed in and developed his skills to build a solid reputation in the use of HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery, git and AJAX.

Evgeniy Filonenko
Sr. Full Stack Developer

Filonenko offers the full package of being well versed in both front end and back end development. He is capable of everything from work on servers and networks to user interface and user experience design. While most notably known for his skills in the area of e-commerce, Filonenko’s expertise also includes that of the creation of website layouts, themes, widgets, and plugins for WordPress, PHP, MySQL, CMS, and support and development of existing websites based on the refinement of PHP + smarty sites. While at mCig Filonenko demonstrated expert skill and professionalism making him an obvious first choice for the overall development of OBITX.

Elnur Gelenderzade
Backend Python/PHP developer

Gelenderzade maintains and supports application programs for administrative, web, and mobile systems using Python and related tools. He analyzes codes for system testing and debugging; creates test transactions to find, isolate and rectify issues; and Re-engineers multiple systems that fuel improvements to productivity, efficiency, uptime, and accuracy for global business operations. Gelenderzade also develops code, system design, virus removal, and test/QA plans for all solutions and often coordinates the national or international rollout of each platform. Before joining the mCig and Obitx teams, Gelenderzade was a programmer and broadcaster for Khazar TV in Azerbaijan.

Jim Hammonds
Andriod Development Engineer Senior

Designing, Developing, Programming Testing and Implementing the Android Application for Smartphones, Tablet and Languages:Java 8, J2EE, SQL, C, C++, Python, using the methodologies of SDLC, RUP, Agile (Scrum/Extreme Programming) and JSON Parsing and XML Parsing techniques. Design / Version Control include Rational Clear Case, CVS and Tortoise SVN and PVCS.

Benjamin Martinez
iOS Development Engineer Senior

User Interface applications and designing, integrating with numerous databases and Client-Server applications of iOS using Objective-C, Swift. Expertise in Application Development for iOS and tvOS platforms with a strong experience on XCode, Interface Builder and Instruments. iOS Applications, Objective-C, SWIFT, XCode, UIKit, Cocoa Touch programming in Swift, Objective C, C#, Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript.