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Founder / CEO

Marc Italia with over 25 years of hospitality experience and now assists hotel / casino / resorts / serviced apartment developers, operators and owners generate greater value from their assets. He has worked in, managed or consulted to hotels, motels, resorts, restaurants, casinos and property groups across most States of Australia and internationally, and been involved in the development of a number of hotels over these years including investments of up to USD$5B.

Having been part of the establishment team of Crown Casino (Crown Resorts), restructuring SPHC (Southern Pacific Hotel Corporation, Palm Cove Travelodge), Rydges Hotels… and big data / high-tech infrastructure projects such as CityLink, Australian Wheat Board and West Star Gar. With current assignments including Ascalon Smart City Cities (UK), and Director – Finance, Investment & Strategy, Renzella Group of Companies.

Marc holds a Bachelor of Business (Finance and Hotel Management), MBA (International Business Specialisation) and undertaken the CPA Program. Marc sits on various Boards, advisory roles with both Hotel Operators and Property Developments, Infrastructure, Agriculture and Energy; undertaken various investments in the resources, disruptor, energy and agribusiness industries.

Marc has a well-established network across multiple sectors, disciplines and skillsets - both locally and internationally - over the past 5 years involved in Venture Capital (VC) and experience in the investment side of the disruptor and tech sectors: please see some of the investments to date: http://www.767corp.com/disruptors.html ~ HiTech ~ BOMB'D ~ Dimmi ~ Divvy ~ Site Tour ~ Ascalon ~ Velpic ~ Buddy ~ Mitula ~ Brainchip ~ Fastbrick ~ VMob ~ XLabs ~ Isignthis ~ Yatango ~ Velpic ~ Dubber ~ Shareroot ~ iCentric

Co-Founder / CTO

Ajit Mann
Ajit is very well experienced in online developments specifically for the Hotel and accommodation industry.
With many years in the field, and both hospitality and a computer science background.

He has developed a suite of online products that cater and service primarily the hotel sector. Having built a reputation for fast and innovative designs, codes and functionality – targeting the small to medium hotel operators.

Ajit has either developed, built and currently owns Bookdirect2save.com.au: a Hotel Booking engine and booking website for guests to make online bookings… displaying most features that the larger websites (such as booking.com or Expedia) currently promote. Ajit was the original architect and builder of the site, being 100% responsible for its design, coding, server setup, content writing and marketing. Since then, Ajit has added:

Update247.com.au: a Channel Manger (one of only six nationally) which is linked with the top 60 travel websites around the world, including, Booking.com, Expedia, Agoda, Ctrip, GDS systems. Being the founder and responsible for the ongoing software engineering, alongside overseeing a dedicated team of five (5) programmers working on it.

Bookonline2save.com: a Travel website which lists most of the hotels in the world, a website that works very similar to booking.com.

Onestophoteldeals.com: a website which makes comparisons of hotel prices across all the OTA's (online travel agents).

Resultit.com.au: a website design company, specializing in website for hotels.

Co-Founder / President of Global Corp. Development

Marco Antonio Soriano, VII
Co-Founder / President of Global Corp. Development

(born November 7th, 1980), simply known as Marco A. Soriano @sorianoCEO, is an American Polyglot Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist Enthusiast, Singer and Composer, Writer, Footballer, Polo Rider, Adjunct Instructor University Level and Expert Business Television Commentator in Fox News Channel, CNN, CNNespañol, UniVision, RBC TV, RTC, Wall Street Journal, RP Journal, and EPN of NY Magazine to-date. Soriano started his career with a 18 months private assignment with the World Bank Group's External Affairs team both in Washington DC and New York City under the supervision of World Known Economist Ian Andrew Goldin and Eduardo Augusto Doryan Garrón, which helped turn him into one of the biggest youngest most influential minds in global business and entrepreneurial approach in Latin America, Europe and in the United States.

By the turn of the millennium, he had made a successful global number of signature multibillion USD deals while working then at Goldman Sachs.


Eric Moe
CTO - Company NameWideOrbit Inc.

Specialties :

  • Distribution Networks / Anonymous Data Aggregation and Exchanges
  • Data Science and Decision Support Automation
  • Machine Learning with h20.ai
  • Trust Networks
  • Compliance
  • Pharmacoeconomics and Data Analytics / Modelling
  • FFMPEG / UDP Streaming
  • Adledger (blockchain backed p2p)
  • M&A (9 Acquisitions)
  • Startup to IPO

CTO - Company NameWideOrbit Inc.
Dates Employed: Apr 2000 – Present
Employment Duration: 18 yrs

WideOrbit is the leading provider of advertising management software for media companies – managing more than $30 billion in advertising revenue for more than 6,000 TV stations, radio stations, and cable networks around the world.

WO Programmatic TV is a programmatic marketplace that helps local TV stations accelerate revenue and advertising monetization through direct access to an ecosystem of buying partners and their advertising clients who demand local audiences. WO Programmatic TV allows stations to control precisely what they choose to sell and how to maximize revenue across their portfolio and it enables advertisers to achieve more impact and ROI by reaching their targeted audiences at scale across a wide broadcast TV station footprint.

CTO / Founder - Company NameOpenTable
Dates Employed: Dec 1998 – Oct 2000
Employment Duration: 1 yr 11 mths

Object based and time-based store level inventory management system ("trojan horse") used to build electronic distribution network and exchange. From garage startup to IPO to sale to Priceline for $2.6 billion

CMO & Advisor

Jon Najarian
CMO & Advisor

Jon 'DRJ' Najarian was linebacker for the Chicago Bears before he turned to another kind of contact sport – trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange.

He became a member of the CBOE, NYSE, CME and CBOT and worked as a floor trader for some 25 years. In 1990 he founded Mercury Trading, a market-making firm at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), which he sold in 2004 to Citadel, one of the world’s largest hedge funds. In 2005 Jon co-founded optionMONSTER and tradeMONSTER, sold a majority stake to private equity firm General Atlantic Partners in 2014 & two years later sold the firm to E*Trade for $750M. Today, he is a professional investor, money manager, stock & crypto markets analyst.

Jon developed HeatSeeker Technologies, a patented trading application and algorithms used to identify unusual activity in stock, options, futures & crypto markets. Jon publishes his market observations, trade recommendations on Investitute.com, his subscription and education website. Jon and his brother Pete co-founded Najarian Advisors & Najarian Alternatives, companies that advise & or trade for institutional investors as well as manage money for wealthy investors. Jon is co-founder of CoinBoost, a company that works to bring awareness of Cryptocurrency tokens through video, roadshows and large scale conferences throughout the US, Europe and Asia.

Advisory Board and Ops Team

Garry Keep
– VP, Hotel Business Development

Garry has over 25 years experience at Senior management level in Local Government specializing in Planning, Building, Development and Environment. On moving into private enterprise he has operated several businesses throughout Asia combining food and technology.
Garry has also spent time in the hospitality industry in hotels.

Advisory Board and Ops Team

Simon Italia
– Special IT Counsel
Based in New York City for the past ten years, Simon is a highly experienced Project Manager, Product Manager and Business Analyst in Web Software/Applications Development.

A highly experienced Program/Senior Project Manager and Business Analyst with 5+ years specializing in IT and digital/online software development projects, specifically project management of E-commerce, transactional systems for the Transportation and the Interactive/Digital Media industries. A proven leader with demonstrable experience leading project development teams through all aspects of the full project life-cycle and SDLC, plus directing and mentoring direct reports.

Advisory Board

Alexander Smart (Zander)
– VP, Digital & Generation Demographics

Alexander Smart (Zander) has spent the last few years as a digital consultant helping some of Australia's largest companies (incl Accenture and Telstra) enable and protect their workforce through technology such as big data, machine learning, mobile apps and cyber defence systems. In 2013 Zander developed a strong interest in bitcoin. This lead to him buying his first in 2014. Since then Zander has continued to research and invest in crypto currency through ICOs and automated arbitrage trading. He has more recently helped write a white paper for an upcoming ICO for a peer to peer betting platform he founded called BuddyBuck. His focus will be on digital, social media, generational insights, Crowdfunding and ICO initiatives.

Advisory Board

Joe Hanna
- Digital and Marketing

Very strategic and key to generating cashflows very early on. Terrific Joe is part of the Group and his broader network in this space.

Joe is a veteran online entrepreneur, digital strategy, technology and innovation specialist with over 20+ years experience. He founded ModernSearch an innovative classifieds vertical search engine, which merged with Mitula in 2010 to become one of the largest classifieds search engines in the world. The Mitula Group (ASX:MUA) went on to IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2015 and Joe still holds a board directorship in the publicly listed company.

Joe is the co-founder and CEO of xLabs, an innovative machine learning technology company; and has founded and sold a number of other tech startups including PredictiveMatch.

In addition to his role as Director Mitula Group (ASX:MUA)., Joe is also a Directory of RealEstateInvestar (ASX REV) along with directorships, advisory roles and mentorships at a number of tech start ups.

Joe is passionate about innovation, technology and growth businesses.

Advisory Board

Jayson Hornibrook
– Digital and Social Media

Jayson Hornibrook has been involved in start ups/early stage businesses for over 15 years. He Co founded; LickitMedia/OneArtist management, Peazie.com and recently Bombd App www.bombdapp.com. Jayson is also Advisory Board member of All I Sea Activewear, Fixit Tech, Elanation Play and AIRSTAYZ™ and Charities YGAP, Promise or Pay. He has been instrumental in successfully scaling Polished Man Charity campaign (3mil), 5cent.com.au (5mil).

Advisory Board

James Dunne
– Advertising & Brand Development

Cosmetic James has over 35 years' experience in the cosmetic skin care business;

Has worked in all areas of the business in marketing, sales, new product development, training and manufacturing; Strong retail experience in department stores, pharmacy, duty free, discount department stores and television;

International experience in UK, Europe, Australia, South East Asia, Japan, South Africa, New Zealand and Pacific Islands;

10 years with Estee Lauder, 5 years in UK and 5 years in Australian as General Manager;

8 years with Parfum Christian Dior as CEO Australia and New Zealand, Regional Director for Pacific Islands and South Africa, responsible for domestic and duty free markets;

2 years as General Manager of L'Oréal in Australia;

Eighteen months consultancy as worldwide Head of Marketing with Ego Pharmaceuticals, Australia's largest therapeutic skin care company;

For last 4 years, has specialized on developing skin care concepts in the therapeutic and cosmeceutical skin care segments;

Pioneered the cosmetic personalization concept in Australia as well as major initiatives in advertising and promotion.

Board Member, Europe

Piermichele Giovanni Guerrieri

Membership of Professional Bodies:
ROSTER of Italian Ministries (Foreign Affairs – International Trade – Economy), Unioncamere-FITA (Italian Federation of Quaternary Services), Formez (Italy), AIPP (Association of International Property Professionals – London UK).

Key qualifications:
Business Development Manager, Expert of business strategies and marketing, Facilitator, Expert of internationalization for SMEs, Project leader, Co-ordinator of multidiscipline working groups. Professor of Strategies and Internationalization of Enterprises, Project management, Caos Management.

Present Position:

  • Free Lance Expert of Strategic Management and Marketing;
  • Founder and Director of PMG & Partners Ltd - UK - (www.pmgandpartners.com);
  • Director for Italy of Faster Capital, venture capital Company and incubator of innovative enterprises (www.fastercapital.com);
  • Executive Consultant of Appleton Greene & Co (USA);
  • Council Member of Gerson Lehrman Group (USA);
  • Member of the Advisory Board of AIPP (Association of International Property Professionals – London UK).

PR & Media

Kate Johns
– Director, Sidekick Communications

Kate is an experienced marketing communications professional and shoe fanatic whose love of grammar and the written word almost matches that of her passion for inspirational people, strategic storytelling, and great food. Probably in that order.

Kate has worked with corporates, government and not-for-profit organisations delivering strategic, data driven marketing communications outcomes across pure marketing, traditional PR, social media, events, sponsorship, experiential campaigns and internal communications. These businesses, and the people within them, developed her natural attraction to big ideas, creative concepts and the ever-important concepts of data driven and actionable insight, influence and evaluation.

Inspired by these people, business and experiences, Kate started Sidekick Communications in 2012 to deliver meaningful and powerful PR and communications outcomes to her clients across a wide range of industries and walks of life. It is one of the best things she's ever done.

Degree qualified in psychology and communications, Kate knows that every person has a story to tell. It is the combination of the power of age-old storytelling, and the wealth of data and insight we have at our fingertips today that delivers messages, campaigns and outcomes that inspire people to connect and act.

General Counsel

Stephen L Blank

Stephen has over 20 years' corporate law and advisory experience as a private practice and in-house commercial lawyer. He has been the Managing Director of Counselcorp for the last 5 years; having been the General Counsel, Company Secretary and local director of an Australian listed pharmaceutical company for the 6 years prior.

Stephen spent his first 8 years in private practice as a commercial lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets with 2 of Australia's larger commercial law firms, and then 2 years as General Counsel of Australia's largest independent petroleum company. His 8 years in corporate roles was spent in 2 large organisations leading the exponential growth of those companies in Australia and across Asia.

Stephen has extensive local and international experience on transaction related projects including IPO's, mergers and acquisitions, privatisations and debt and equity funding arrangements of all sizes. Stephen brings a balanced commercial perspective on any matter for his clients derived from his work both in private practice and as an integral in-house advisor to public boards and private businesses.

Stephen founded Counselcorp with a clear objective to provide effective legal counsel to companies and individuals who quickly recognise Counselcorp as a valued member of its advisory team.

Stephen has a Masters of Law, a Graduate Diploma of Company Secretarial Practice, and a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics. He has worked with clients and in-house in many varied industries specialising in healthcare, energy and petroleum, telecommunications and IT, and Government.

He is an Associate of Governance Institute of Australia, and a member of The National Golf Club. Stephen enjoys time with his 3 kids, camping and playing competitive golf and tennis.

Legal Advisory

Lori Hoberman
- Legal Advisor

Lori advises the entrepreneur and venture capital investors on marketplace innovation for start-up and fast growth companies. Founder Lori Hoberman has deep ties to the NYC venture capital community and extensive experience guiding emerging companies through early, later stages and exits. Hoberman Law Group works with clients in a range of industries, including fin tech, ad tech, mobile, biotech, artificial intelligence, e-commerce, and enterprise solutions.

Special Independent Advisor

Dean Minett
– Hotels & Hospitality

Dean's graduation from the respected William Angliss Institute in 1982 was the beginning of a long journey into the global hospitality industry. At the age of 22 he was made General Manager of a new hotel in Sydney, and since then has become a guiding force in the development of hotels, restaurants, resorts and casinos throughout Australia as well as Asia.

The depth and diversity of Dean's experience give him an unmatched perspective in the industry. Owners, developers, managers and investors have all drawn on his expertise to develop, manage or improve their properties, whether hotels, casinos, resorts, or serviced apartments. Having held senior roles with several international groups including the role of Country General Manager for the world's largest owner/operator of serviced apartments, Dean offers expert support at every stage of hotel development, from property design through to asset management and staff engagement. Clients also benefit from his expansive network of industry connections, allowing them to seize opportunities at the right time.

Besides being an industry expert, Dean has been on the board of William Angliss Institute for the last five years and is also a published author and a proud husband, father and grandfather.

Finance & Company Secretary

Ross Lorking

Mr Ross Lorking CA, ACIS is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary. Mr Lorking has had over 40 years financial experience and after qualifying with Deloitte, has worked in commerce and various consulting engagements with large Australian corporations. He is Company Secretary and CFO of Yilgarn Infrastucture Limited an unlisted Australian Public Company. Currently principal of a Sydney Accounting practice in addition to various consulting projects.


Jamie Olsen
– Capital Markets & Disruption

Jamie Olsen is a seasoned technology M&A advisor and investor. He has held roles in the TMET industry group at Macquarie Capital, where he advised many of Australia's leading online companies on their IPOs in the 2000's, the Enterprises Division at Nine Entertainment Co (then Publishing and Broadcasting Limited) and in investment banking with Citigroup and Ord Minnett Corporate Finance. Jamie left the investment banking world in 2010 to pursue opportunities he saw emerging in media, entertainment and technology and as a result, established CMB Capital – an advisory and venture investment firm.

As Managing Director of CMB, Jamie has invested in 15 emerging Australian and global technology companies such as Dimmi, Genero, Plexure and Socialive to name a few. He has raised over A$70 million in angel, seed and early stage capital for his portfolio companies and other early stage technology businesses. Jamie has advised major, blue chip Australian and international listed and unlisted corporations including CoreLogic, Cognizant and MYOB.

ICO Advisor in the USA

Enrique Martinez
Enrique Martinez is the CEO and Founder of cryptocurrency and blockchain consulting company WebCapitalists Corp.

After spending 6 years working at the Department of Defense, including 2 years at the Department of Intelligence, Enrique became an expert in bitcoins and blockchain technology. Being an early adopter of this technology since 2009 has helped WebCapitalists Corp help shape the evolution and development of this technology in different parts of the world such as Latin America and Europe.

Enrique has been helping companies to successfully navigate the Initial Coin Offering landscape since 2015. He is the author of the two bitcoins trading books called "How to Invest in the Business of Bitcoins" and "Monetizing Bitcoins: Intro Guide to Investing". His third and new upcoming book "The Emerge of Latin America in Bitcoins" explores the current state and opportunities of bitcoins in Latin America and the Caribbean.

His expertise combines engineering, business, and wealth creation in a very unique way. Enrique has had the opportunity to explore the development of new finance technologies in countries such as the United States, Germany, Italy, China, Brazil, Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, England, and others.

He has a Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, and a Masters in Business Administration from Emory University with focus on finance computer programming. Enrique also served as the President of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs and is an active member of the Miami Bitcoins and Blockchain group.