Acreto NJ Tech Award
icon

The Internet of Things

Imagination-driven IoTs will reach a staggering 50 billion devices in the next three years. From medical sensors, connected cars and smart buildings to global supply chains, IoTs will power 6% of the world economy. And yet security remains the greatest challenge facing the IoT industry.

icon

Crypto Technologies

We have evolved beyond Bitcoin and Blockchain. Crypto-technologies are transforming how innovative companies create, operate and sell. However, even as you read this, hackers are actively exploiting security gaps to steal digital wallets and disrupt business applications.

Line graphicLine graphic
Peanut Butter and Jelly Slice

How they come together

Together, IoT and Crypto-technologies create a fresh new approach to trade — Micro-Transactions. From tiny companies to global conglomerates, IoT and Crypto together will change how companies buy, sell and profit.

This is Business X.0!

Watch Video

Replay

Even though IoT and Crypto power a whole new approach to business, implementations have been limited and exploratory.

IoT and Crypto for business need effective, sustainable, scalable security. Securing Crypto-based IoT platforms is precisely what Acreto does.

What’s preventing scalable adoption of IoT & Crypto?

Security!

Here is where we are on our roadmap…green arrow

Roadmap

Technical

1

Conceptualize

2

Platform Architecture

3

User Experience Design

4

Patent Filings

5

Development (Active Plane)

6

Infrastructure Build-out

7

First Paying Customer

8

First Channel Partner

9

Development (Management / API)

10

Launch!

Investment

1

Angel Equity with Cap

2

Angel Equity no Cap

3

Pre-ICO Sale

4

ICO

Invest and Benefit from our mission to...

Icon

Secure vulnerable IoT platforms

Icon

Business enable Crypto

Icon

Deliver pivotal tech themarket demands

Icon

Secure Business X.0

Team

Babak

Babak

Founder, CEO / CTO

Babak Pasdar is an ethical hacker and a globally-recognized expert in Cyber-Security, the Cloud, and Crypto-currency. He has a reputation for developing innovative approaches and methodologies for the industry’s most complex security problems. Throughout his career, Pasdar has founded multiple groundbreaking Cyber-Security firms, developed large-scale infrastructures for some of the most well-known global companies, and identified critical threats to national security.

Before Acreto, Pasdar brought the first proxy-in-the-cloud platform to market, even before the word “cloud” was coined. Named one of New York’s Top Ten Startup Founders over 40, he built and exited two Cyber-Security technology companies, igxglobal and Bat Blue Networks.

While contracted by Verizon, Pasdar discovered a warrantless wiretapping mechanism in their infrastructure — named the “Quantico Circuit” — leading to unrestricted access to private customer voice and data communications. Concerned about its constitutionality, Pasdar subsequently became an expert witness to congress, testifying before multiple top-tier congressional committees.

At Acreto, Pasdar plays the role of visionary and innovator for the company’s much-anticipated security platform. He believes that addressing the security challenges with Internet-of-Things and Crypto-currency will transform the way the world does business.

Babak

Babak

Founder, CEO / CTO

Thad

Thad

Founder, COO / CFO

Thad is a serial entrepreneur, successfully founding, building and exiting three high-profile emerging technology companies over the past 26 years.

With a reputation as a trailblazer, he worked in pivotal business development positions at Dun & Bradstreet. He was an operator of multiple lines of business and served as a board member for AC Nielsen, where he was responsible for expanding global operations into 42 countries.

Serving as the CEO and Chairman of Knoa Software, he grew the company from a startup to a mature, globally-respected solution provider to the Fortune 100. Before joining Acreto, he led the growth of Corserva, a Cyber-Security-focused managed services company, which subsequently merged with PCNet.

He is a key leader at Acreto, managing investor relations, operations and finances as well as market strategy and positioning.

Thad

Thad

Founder, COO / CFO

Fariba

Fariba

Director, Market Research

With more than 25 years of cross-vertical technology, market research and analysis experience, Fariba brings a wealth of knowledge to the Acreto team.

Her background in engineering makes her an expert in differentiating meaningful technologies using data-driven results. Highly detail-oriented and extremely knowledgeable, she is able to decipher between real-world technology advances over hype.

Flexing her talents in an ever-changing landscape, she uses competitive analysis and market research to help the Acreto team accurately gauge and understand a rapidly changing technology landscape.

Fariba

Fariba

Director, Market Research

Jennifer

Jennifer

Director, Marketing

Jennifer is a former Los Angeles Times reporter and foreign correspondent. She has written for Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, and the Prague Post, among other major outlets.

Her interests evolved into technology marketing, where she built marketing campaigns for many respected global brands. A veteran in the IoT space, she has brought to market, robots for Epson, launched intelligent omnichannel technologies for Newgistics, and rolled out palm-sized medical respirators that were calibrated and managed from half a world away.

At Acreto, she handles product messaging, marketing and media relations. She particularly enjoys creating simple messaging that communicates complex concepts to a broad audience.

Jennifer

Jennifer

Director, Marketing

Ali Puchala

Ali Puchala

Community Manager

Ali is an experienced brand manager and digital marketer who has developed a number of social networks and communities, always with the customer as the focal point. Her experience spans multiple communities, markets and geographies around the world. Before Acreto, Ali served as “Chief Fan Officer” at an innovation-driven start-up in New Zealand.

She is skilled in community strategy and development, consumer relations and social media management across multiple platforms. A “Guerrilla Marketer” at heart, Ali holds degrees in both English and Psychology from Georgetown University. As the lead community manager, she is the face and voice of the company for investors and customers.

Ali Puchala

Ali Puchala

Community Manager

Lukasz

Lukasz

Director, Operation & DevOps

Lukasz is a highly technical and experienced DevOps leader with almost 20 years of experience integrating software, Cloud, Cryptography and Crypto-currencies. He specializes in taking complex projects and segmenting them into digestible, actionable tasks that drive platform and coding excellence.

He started his career in 2000 as a technology writer on Linux in various computer magazines. Since then, he has gained experience in a long list of areas including Linux, networking, security technologies and operations, among countless other open-source technologies.

Lukasz helps the Acreto team build, deploy and operationalize complex next-gen IoT and Crypto security platforms.

Lukasz

Lukasz

Director, Operation & DevOps

Mohiuddin

Mohiuddin

Director, UX Strategy

Mohi is a well-respected and seasoned UX strategist who uses cognitive design innovation to drive transparent and seamless user experiences.

Leading Acreto’s team of user interface experts and illustrators, Mohi creates interactive and intuitive customer experiences based on thoughtful analysis and innovative design.

Mohi’s work with Acreto includes user experience (UX) strategy, and User Interface (UI) design and development from concept and wireframe to final polished product.

Mohiuddin

Mohiuddin

Director, UX Strategy

Vlad

Vlad

Engineering

Vlad is a senior engineer at Acreto with expertise and experience in networking, Cryptography and application platforms. Throughout his career, he has led development teams for multiple large-scale projects in the financial and network application space.

Prior to his software engineering career, Vlad studied and worked as a theoretical physicist in Integrable Systems and String Theory.

Vlad engaged with Acreto very early in its formation, intrigued by the groundbreaking approach and ambitious goals that he found to be both fascinating and challenging.

Personally he is passionate about Cryptography and quantum computing and has 17 years of experience in software architecture and development. He counts GoLang, Java and C++ among his favorites coding languages.

Vlad

Vlad

Engineering

Faiz

Faiz

Front End Developer

Faiz is a front-end developer. He is passionate about design and development and spends most of his time working with HTML, CSS and Javascript. New and open-source technology excites him, and he loves to explore new tools.

Faiz

Faiz

Front End Developer

Hassan

Hassan

2D Animator

Hassan Ali is a 2d Animator and UI Designer with five years of experience in the creative sphere. Hassan enjoys branding and identity development, and also has experience in animation production. Though his specialty is motion graphics and designing user interfaces, he also has an acumen for graphic design.

Hassan

Hassan

2D Animator

Mubashir

Mubashir

UI Designer

Mubashir is a UI Designer with more than five years of experience in the graphics and web design industry. He is an expert in designing delightful user interfaces and experiences for mobile and web applications and enjoys solving complex problems through clutter-free, user-friendly designs.

Mubashir

Mubashir

UI Designer

Muhammad

Muhammad

Research and Development

Muhammad is an architect and experienced R&D manager for tip-of-the-spear emerging technologies.

Before Acreto, he worked as a senior adviser for Dell, where he was responsible for integrating Dell rack servers with their NFV product line. Prior to Dell, he managed NFV and IoT solutions at a leading research organization where he developed an IoT-based RFI response.

At Acreto, Muhammad uses his extensive knowledge to explore and build new features, develop new systems and test other enhancements to the security platform. He also spearheads Acreto global patent initiatives.

Muhammad

Muhammad

Research and Development

Advisors

Bob Flores

Bob Flores

Security Strategy

Bob Flores, a former Chief Technology Officer of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), was responsible for many of the technologies used by the always at-risk government agency. Over his 30 year career in the US intelligence community, Bob served in a variety of areas, including the National Clandestine Service, Directorate of Intelligence, and the Directorate of Support.

At the CIA, Flores also spearheaded new technology development for complex challenges, participated on several government-wide councils and information sharing committees, developed guidance on technology strategy, contract and program management, staff development and overall leadership. After leaving the CIA, Flores co-founded Cognitio Corp., a management consulting company with specialties in risk and cloud strategy. At Acreto, Flores will work closely with company management to build the industry’s most advanced platform for securing Crypto / Blockchain Internet-of-Things ecosystems.

Bob Flores

Bob Flores

Security Strategy

Maciej Kranz

Maciej Kranz

IoT Strategy

Maciej Kranz brings 30 years of technology innovation and strategy experience to Acreto. In his current position as Vice President of Strategic Innovation at Cisco, he leads the group that’s focused on incubating new businesses, accelerating internal innovation, and driving co-innovation with customers and startups through a global network of Innovation Centers.

Prior to this role, he was general manager of Cisco’s Connected Industries Group, where he evangelized IoT technologies for key industrial markets. He also worked independently in a variety of roles for startups and Fortune 100 companies.

In his new book, Building the Internet of Things, Kranz offers practical advice to business decision-makers on how and why to implement IoT securely and effectively today.

Maciej Kranz

Maciej Kranz

IoT Strategy

Ed Maguire

Ed Maguire

Crypto Strategy

Ed brings more than 17 years of Wall Street experience in equity research and investment banking to Acreto, with deep domain expertise in enterprise software and the Internet of Things (IoT). He identifies strategic opportunities, actionable insights, and delivers rigorous analysis of competition, operations, technology and other markets.

Ed’s prior roles include Senior Analyst and Managing Director at CLSA Americas, President of Strategic Consultancy firm MAGNet Strategies, Director at Merrill Lynch Technology Investment Banking, Senior Director at Merrill Lynch Equity Research, and Research Associate at CIBC World Markets.

He is widely quoted in the media and has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, CNN, Fox Business News, BNN, and NPR.

Ed Maguire

Ed Maguire

Crypto Strategy

Paul Blackstone

Paul Blackstone

Financial & Exchange Strategy

Navy veteran Paul Blackstone has more than 23 years of experience in making technology innovation business-practical for the financial industry. As an entrepreneur and mobile security expert he brings considerable creativity, problem solving and leadership skills to Acreto’s advisory team.

Currently serving as Chief Strategy Officer for a financial organization, Blackstone drives strategic direction for his firm as well as a financial industry consortium. After past positions at Symantec, Dell and Copilot networks, he boasts heavy risk management, virtualization, and security experience for financial space.

Paul Blackstone

Paul Blackstone

Financial & Exchange Strategy

Jeff Harris

Jeff Harris

Channel Management

Jeff Harris is a Navy veteran who has held numerous high-profile roles in channel management for some of the biggest technology companies, including Oracle, Sun Microsystems and Eastman Kodak. His channel management experience gives him considerable insight into the Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and Value Added Reseller (VAR) communities.

Harris specializes in forging business relationships, building territory-based portfolios, and helping Channel groups establish new offerings and lines-of-business. He offers strategic direction on Acreto’s Channel and Partner positioning and offering.

Jeff Harris

Jeff Harris

Channel Management

David Sorin

David Sorin

Legal, Corporate

David Sorin is co-chair of the venture capital and emerging growth companies practice at McCarter & English, and has led a team that completed 123 capital-raising transactions in a single year, raising upward of $500 million for his startup companies. He will help Acreto’s team navigate the complex world of fundraising, Crypto-currency regulations and utility token sales.

David has been inducted into the New Jersey Technology Council Hall of Fame, received a Start Influencer Award by SmartCEO, and been named a national leader in the representation of startups and emerging growth companies. Sorin is also the founder of entreprenYOURS, a startup accelerator that connects young companies to funding and other resources.

David Sorin

David Sorin

Legal, Corporate

Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy

Legal, Intellectual Property

Kevin Murphy manages the innovation practice for intellectual property firm GS2Law. He is a skilled trial lawyer with over 20 years experience in Intellectual property positioning and litigation. He has experience in bringing dozens of cases to successful verdicts for multi-national clients. Kevin will help the Acreto team protect and preserve patents, intellectual property and trademarks.

Previously, Kevin was a Prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, where he won 18 bench and jury convictions in a three-year span. In 2004, he became a partner at Frommer Lawrence, winning $12 million in trade secret jury verdicts.

Murphy has spent decades representing clients in major copyright, patent and trademark litigation in the United States, Europe, Japan, India and China.

Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy

Legal, Intellectual Property

Greg Miller

Greg Miller

Legal, Contracts

Greg has more than 20 years of experience in contract negotiations, civil litigation and corporate counseling, including trial and appellate work involving complex commercial matters and insurance law disputes. He will oversee contract development and negotiations for Acreto.

His experience includes successful defense for dozens of significant claims arising from Y2K, 9/11 and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, many of which exceeded $100 million.

Miller is a frequent author and speaker on various topics relevant to his practice, and was named a “Rising Star” by New Jersey Monthly magazine’s Super Lawyers. Additionally, he was recently appointed as Chair of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, District VA Fee Arbitration Committee.

Greg Miller

Greg Miller

Legal, Contracts

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons