Our Advisors

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Our Advisors 2018-08-02T15:37:45+00:00

Bo Hedfors

Advisory Board Appointee

A native of Sweden, Bo has 50 years of global telecom experience in both wireline and wireless. He founded his own telecom/internet consulting practice in Chicago, USA in 2002. Bo was President of Hedfone Consulting, Inc until its dissolution in Dec of 2009.

Previously, Bo was Executive Vice President of Motorola and President of Motorola Networks based in Chicago. He came to Motorola in 1998 from Ericsson, where he spent 30 years in different management positions. Among them, President of Honeywell Ericsson Development Co. in Anaheim, California 1984-1986, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of LM Ericsson in Stockholm, Sweden 1990-1993 and President and CEO of Ericsson, Inc. in Dallas, Texas 1994-1998.

Bo has been chairman of Kineto Wireless and has served on several boards including Tellabs, Openwave and Mobile365. He has worked as an advisor to Sun, Compaq, HP and Samsung and is currently engaged as advisor to Trice Imaging, Phluido and CloudBackend.

Bo holds a Master of Electrical Engineering degree from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden and he is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

Michael Noel

Advisory Board Appointee, Blockchain Education Seat

As the Senior Vice President and Sell Side Group Manager, Michael helped to guide the Private Equity advisory firm Dinan & Company from 1991 through 2003. After a brief hiatus, Michael began consulting for privately-held middle market companies who were adopting Marketing Automation. In 2011 a friend introduced him to cryptocurrency mining and they started a Crypto mining operation that continues today. In 2014 the discovery of Ethereum nurtured a hard pivot to rationalizing workflows and developing Smart Contracts. Michael started Blockchain Consultants, Inc. in 2016 and has been helping multiple companies in multiple industries, adopt Distributed Ledger Technology ever since. Michael is passionate about building companies with scalable technology. And, as a big fan of the lean startup,  he is always looking for a new MVP.
Michael is the CoFounder and CEO of BlockchainConsultants.io, Blockchain Weekly Host, Facilitator for the Phoenix Blockchain Meetup. He has numerous connections to Private Equity groups and Angel Investor Foundations and is on numerous Advisory Boards such as Digi Build, Lock Trust, Ethera Labs, Blockchain Equities, Hemp Harvest, and Swift Harvest. Michael is a Cryptonite Ventures Founding Member and was Certified by the EC-Council as a Certified Blockchain Professional in 2018.

Noels Law of decentralization: ‘When confronted with a decentralized mechanism, the first thing a centralized organization will do is try to centralize it”

Specialties: Blockchain, Distributed Ledger, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Cyber Security, SEO, SEM, Social Media, Social Media Syndication, Web Development, PPC, CPA, CPM, Philanthropy, Network Architecture, Information Technology, IT, Big Data, Graph Processing, Micron Automata Processor, Disruptive Technologies, Disruptive Innovation, Growth Hacking and Connecting the Dots!

Brian Dawson

Advisory Board Appointee, Intellectual Property & Dev Ops

Brian is a DevOps evangelist and practitioner focused on helping the software community and business in the implementation of agile, continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery (CD) and DevOps practices. He has spent over 25 years as a software professional in multiple domains including QA, engineering and management. Most recently he built and led an agile transformation consulting practice helping organizations small and large implement CI, CD and DevOps.

Born and raised in Palo Alto, CA Brian caught the technology bug early. Starting his career in game development he was part of the original R&D team at Sony Computer Entertainment and helped launch the Playstation game console. Brian moved to San Diego to found the SCEA Tools and Technology team, enjoy the Southern California sun and raise his son and daughter.

Professionally, Brian considers himself a technologist and IT socialist focused on optimizing software development through knowledge redistribution. Personally, his focus is his family, diversity and inclusion, and lacrosse.

Francine Hardaway

Advisory Board Appointee

Francine Hardaway, PhD., serial entrepreneur, angel investor, coach and mentor, is a co-founder of Stealthmode Partners, an accelerator for growth companies in Arizona and the Bay Area. Her expertise is in bringing tech products to market and creating sustainable businesses.

She began her first company in 1980. In 1996, that company was acquired by Intel, where she was Director of Worldwide Press Relations for the Computing Enhancement Group. She left Intel to found Stealthmode in 1999, and has been heavily involved in Arizona’s emergence as a technology hub.

She also founded the Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship Foundation (OTEF), which provides entrepreneurship skills and resiliency training to underserved populations. From 2000-2008, OTEF presented the Arizona Entrepreneurship Conferences, statewide events to bring the tech community together and bring others from outside to see what was happening in Arizona.

As a civic entrepreneur. Hardaway was also founding member of Social Media Club, AzTechCouncil, Greater Arizona E-Learning Association, and Startup Digest. She has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University and a mentor to several of the university’s entrepreneurship programs.

A prolific writer, she has written about technology entrepreneurship and health care for Huffpo, Fast Company, Business Insider, and Phoenix Business Journal. Her current interests are in artificial intelligence, IOT, and blockchain, where she was an early BItcoin and Ethereum investor.

Francine is a graduate of Cornell, Columbia, and Syracuse Universities.

Noels Law of decentralization: ‘When confronted with a decentralized mechanism, the first thing a centralized organization will do is try to centralize it”

Specialties: Blockchain, Distributed Ledger, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Cyber Security, SEO, SEM, Social Media, Social Media Syndication, Web Development, PPC, CPA, CPM, Philanthropy, Network Architecture, Information Technology, IT, Big Data, Graph Processing, Micron Automata Processor, Disruptive Technologies, Disruptive Innovation, Growth Hacking and Connecting the Dots!

Robert J. McNulty

Advisory Board Appointee

Robert McNulty is an accomplished entrepreneur with over 40 years of significant experience in specialty retail, e-commerce, branded consumer products, retail start-ups and developing new concepts and technology platforms for utilization in the retail industry. McNulty currently is the Co-founder & CEO of SupplyBloc Inc, a blockchain technology provider with a focus on specific supply chain segments i.e. seed to sale, e-commerce and more.

Mr. McNulty founded Shopping.com and served as its President and CEO. Shopping.com was the worlds first online retailer selling a comprehensive range of consumer brand name products on the Internet in 25 major categories. He was also the founder of Home Club and served as its Chairman and CEO. Home Club was a fast-growing chain of home improvement warehouse stores for contractor-trade and do-it-yourself customers, servicing U.S. western states with 38 stores and 14,000 employees, and delivering 1 billion dollars in revenue. Mr. McNulty was the first to institute and implement the everyday low-price strategy in the US Home Improvement industry.

John White

Advisory Board Appointee

ABOUT ME: I am a globally recognized columnist for Inc. Magazine with over 250,000 followers on social media (verified Twitter page). Known for creating viral content on social media. Interviews for Inc. include Mark Cuban and Gatorade. Founder of Social Marketing Solutions in Fort Collins, CO.

WHAT I DO: I help entrepreneurs and brands develop the right message and deliver it to the right audience by using the latest strategies and growth hacks in social media marketing. Whether you are trying to promote your organization’s products or services and engage with clients or prospects, or an individual promoting your talent to recruiters or hiring managers to generate career opportunities you have to tell the right STORY, on the right PLATFORM to the right AUDIENCE!

WHY IT WORKS: When you partner with me you are partnering with a proven marketing expert that has documented experience helping entrepreneurs grow their business and personal brand often times for the same price as hiring an entry-level employee.

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