Meet Our Team
Eric Wu, Founder
Eric Wu is a senior in high school in Massachusetts. He has been inspired by the struggle of a family member’s battle with addiction to start an educational platform to help other kids his age. He founded iRecover.education to address the need for relevant online education, peer to peer for substance abuse for high school and college kids. Contact Eric at (646)841-2876 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will Hartigan grew up in Concord, NH and graduated from Cornell University’s School of Arts and Science in 2012. While at Cornell he started SOBER at Cornell which is one of the leading collegiate recovery programs in the country. Will worked in finance after college and launched Perry Street House, a men’s sober living home in Morristown, NJ. Will remains extremely active in the recovery community, speaks at schools and conferences about youth substance abuse and is involved with national recovery organizations.
Barrett Seaman spent 30 years as a correspondent and editor for Time Magazine before taking early retirement in 2001 and turning his journalist’s eye towards contemporary American college life. His book, Binge: Campus Life in an Age of Disconnection and Excess (John Wiley & Sons, 2005) is the product of two years of reporting on twelve different college and university campuses and offers an unvarnished but balanced view of how students at some of the country’s best institutions conduct their daily lives. In 2008, Seaman was presented with the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) 2008 Journalism Award for Binge’s contribution to the field of alcohol research. In addition to these and other Time reports, he managed the launch of a joint Time/The Princeton Review college guide entitled “The Best College for You.” A native of Oyster Bay, New York, Seaman is a graduate of Phillips Academy, Andover, Hamilton College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He has served as a trustee of Hamilton since 1989 and chaired the board’s Student Affairs Committee. He was a founding member of the Board of Directors of Choose Responsibility, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the climate in which young Americans are exposed to alcohol and which specifically calls for a reassessment of the federally-mandated minimum 21-year-old drinking age. In July 2010, he succeeded Dr. John McCardell as president of the organization.
David Stone offers 25 years of experience in various corporate executive level positions as an accomplished and respected sales leader in the industry of managed behavioral health, substance abuse treatment, and wellness, which followed a decade of providing direct clinical care to adolescents with addictive disorders. He most recently held the position of Chief Sales Officer at Ceras Health, a startup SaaS healthcare technology company focused on bringing to market an engagement and adherence application for chronically ill patients leaving the Acute level of inpatient care. Prior to his role at Ceras Health, Mr. Stone held Senior and Executive Vice President roles at several companies, including a C-Suite sales management role with Merit Behavioral Care one of the nation’s most successful specialty managed behavioral health organizations, which, after an LBO, was purchased by Magellan Health from management and KKR in 1998. His experiences include penetrating Federal government customers to implement and oversee large, multimillion dollar clinical service programs for the Department of Defense which delivered worldwide counseling programs to all active duty service men and women and their families during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. His current passion is to have an impact on the amelioration of the opioid epidemic. Mr. Stone earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from NYU; a Master of Clinical Social work from Columbia University and a Master of Business Administration from Pace University.
Michael Maloney is a Managing Director at Galaxy Digital, a leading digital currency/ blockchain merchant bank, where he leads the Advisory Services practice. He has extensive technology advisory, architecture design, and blockchain experience, and has been active in development within the space since 2011. He has developed numerous blockchain applications for clients across a variety of industries, including; digital goods and games trading, supply chain management, anti-money laundering and KYC regulatory compliance, and language processing and machine learning marketplaces. Formerly, Michael led Distributed Ledger technology development at EY, and worked with an international team to introduce and provide solutions to global companies. He has additional experience across a number of regulatory spaces, including government and 3rd party oversight agencies. Michael has a strong background in statistical analysis and technology implementation, and has performed a variety of services ranging from developing custom transaction monitoring solutions, advanced data reporting and solution / vendor selection, to realized GPS and event-triggered mobile applications. Outside of work, Michael develops blockchain and IOT integrated hardware for personal use.
John Lema is a serial technology CEO and CTO. He is currently CEO of Elevate, a venture backed real estate SAS company partnered with several of the largest commercial real estate firms. He is formerly CTO of Convene and CEO/ founder of ScrollMotion, a leading B2B SAS platform that was the largest supplier of apps to iTunes. He led sales teams servicing leading clients including GE, Exxon and Toyota. He was E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist in 2012 and is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon.
Phillip Galinsky has been working in the cryptocurrency space since 2010, when he began developing an altcoin triangular arbitrage system and trading bot. In 2013, Galinsky launched and produced a film, Banking on Bitcoin, which had a theatrical and Netflix release. Galinsky worked as a Human Research Technologist at the Cognition Affect and Temperament Lab at Pennsylvania State University until 2017, where he was co-awarded two grants from: the PSU Center for Online Innovation in Learning for development of a mobile eye tracking system and a $500,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health. Phillip is a graduate of Manhattan College.
Dr. Bob McElrath
Dr. Bob McElrath is Vice President of Blockchain System Architecture at Fidelity Investments, a leading financial institution. He was previously a serial CTO, Chief Scientist and Software Developer for blockchain technology companies including SolidX (cryptographic keys for identity) and Ribbit Rewards (cryptocurrencies for airline rewards programs). He is an experienced cryptocurrency developer and team leader with experience in bitcoin and ethereum. He was formerly Senior Software Developer at Bloomberg and has a PhD in theoretical particle physics from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. McElrath did his postdoctoral work at the University of California and at CERN and has over 32 publications.
Geoff Hampson brings over 30 years as an investor, acquirer, senior executive and director of start-up, turnaround and high growth companies. Geoff has completed transactions in the industrial manufacturing, real estate, internet infrastructure, mining, and oil & gas sectors where he has been able to build strong teams to lead businesses into sector leading positions. Geoff built up a data center/ cloud business, Peer 1 Network, sold to Cogeco for $565 million. Geoff is an investor and Director of many small and mid-sized companies throughout Canada, Europe and the USA. Geoff currently serves as the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Fibrox Technology Ltd., a North American leader in the production of mineral fiber. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Para Resources Inc., a publicly-listed company on the Exchange focusing on North and South American gold properties. Geoff served as a member of the University of British Columbia’s International Advisory Board. He is active in local and international associations and charities. Geoff has lived and worked in both Canada and the USA.
Wayne Nemeth is a technology company CEO, advisor and investor. He was formerly CEO/ COO of T+ink, a venture backed electronic ink company connecting retail inventory to Internet of Things. He was founder of Pelap Group, an advisory and investment firm focused on SAS and data analytics. For 10 years, Wayne was a Partner at Sprout Group, a $3 bn venture capital firm owned by DLJ/ Credit Suisse. Board roles include: Calix, DynamicOps (acquired by VMWare), Internet Phonics (acquired by Ciena) and Lefthand Networks (acquired by HP). He is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania and The Wharton School.
Tim Vercruysse is a seasoned technology executive with 25 years experience building world class systems, teams and technology solutions. He is founder and Managing Partner of Black Dog Consulting, providing data science and machine learning solutions to clients such as Thomson Reuters, CBS, 1-800 Flowers and the US Office of Naval Research. He was formerly Director of Software Development at Bloomberg and Citigroup and has a BS and MS in Computer Science and Data Science from Stony Brook University.
Tom St. Laurent
Tom St. Laurent is Technical Director of Blockchain Technologies Corp, a leading blockchain incubator and development firm founded in 2010. Tom has been a bitcoin fanatic for over six years. Over the past decade, he has developed social gaming software, virtual merchandising engines at scale, architecture for promotional frameworks for media conglomerates. Tom led development at the Zap Project, a blockchain platform for curating reliable information authorities (Oracles) that deliver real world data to smart contracts. Before joining Zap, Tom led engineering at Gimli.io, an eSports betting platform built on the Ethereum blockchain, allowing users to wager on their favorite streams. Tom earned a BS in Physics from Manhattan College.
Joseph Fiscella is Senior Blockchain Developer at Galaxy Investment Partners, founded by Michael Novogratz, a former co-founder of Fortress Investment Group and a former partner at Goldman Sachs. Joe is a Blockchain Developer and an early adopter of digital currencies. He is the lead developer of the Florincoin project and co-founder of Alexandria, the first fully peer-to-peer decentralized video streaming application. Joseph is a long-time member of the bitcoin NYC community and has worked with numerous NYC blockchain and bitcoin startups, including Blocktech, SolidX Partners, and Blockchain of Things. Joe earned a BS in Computer Science from Manhattan College.