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Our fresh food is expensive and inaccessible because it zig-zags 7 to 10 times before it makes it to the grocery store increasing in price each time it exchanges hands. These layers of middlemen leave little profits for the farmers and truckers who produce and transport our food and consumers paying higher prices for their food.
Timestamping provide full transparency, while the Distributed Ledger makes monitoring and prevention easier for fraudulent food labeling. All data is readily accessible to the entire network.
Help coordinate and bring consensus amongst farmers, buyers/retailers and carriers on pricing and delivery times. Smart Contracts also ensure that farmers and truckers are paid in accordance to contract obligations.
Enables peer-to-peer (P2P) payments, with additional price transparency between farmers, carriers and the marketplace. Decentralization helps lower the cost of transportation, while the trucker sees profits increase per delivery.
Alvaro Ramirez is the founder and CEO of eHarvestHub, serving on the Board of Directors and Executive staff. An inspired entrepreneur and passionate leader, eHarvestHub is the latest achievement in his 20-plus years of building businesses, engaging employees and serving customers and clients.
Driven to help others in unique and innovative ways Alvaro co-founded HRA, a Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS) risk mitigation start-up created to connect homeowners and investors directly, avoid foreclosures, ensure positive outcomes for both parties and decentralize the need of mortgage servicers (Banks).
As Managing Director, Alvaro led business development and managed all government relations at the local, state and federal levels.
Inspired to use technology in the service of those in need, Alvaro found eHarvestHub, a set of tools that connect small farmers to retail buyers and carriers — the Uber of local food — and a marketplace that will change how that food reaches our tables. Alvaro currently lives in Discovery Bay California surrounded by some of eHarvestHub Sweet Corn Farms.
Francisco Rojas is our Chief Operating Officer, with over 20 years of experience delivering technology and business solutions to clients in the US and Latin America in different sectors including retail, finance and insurance. His experience has successfully helped clients’ bridge multicultural teams, develop alliances and explore new markets. To date Francisco has inspired teams of up to 300 and created innovated business models and social media solutions to add value to his clients. Francisco holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is passionate about web based technologies and disruptive innovation. Born in Sabana de Occidente Colombia, Francisco is fluent in Spanish and English. He currently resides in Santa Cruz California and when he is not helping clients you will find Francisco investing time with his family.
Quency Phillips is our Chief Marketing Officer. On his own he is a renowned author, visionary and speaker, Quency has been building brands and cultivating communities for over 15 years and he is passionate about creating positive social impact. He brings his strong relationships and recognition for brand innovation in sports, philanthropy and not-for-profits experience and has established relationships with the top names in national sports including NBA, WNBA and NFL. As a partner in Persimmun – a philanthropic organization helping to change the face of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley – Quency has cemented his legacy as a man leading life of Social Good.
His vast experience managing multi-million dollar budgets for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, or handling product launches and marketing campaigns, strengthen by his passion as the brand Ambassador for the country of Bermuda to help youth organizations, makes Quency the right person to lead eHarvestHub’s message of Social Impact Economy and the Decentralization of the Food Supply Chain. In Quency’s own words, “Joining eHarvestHub – in a nutshell – just feels right and good. The ability for us to be a Disruptive Innovator and create a new Social Impact Economy – with the goal of providing a true improved quality of life for all involved – is legacy-building. More importantly, we have a very diverse and trusted team – all engaged and all focussed on achieving social good.”
Quency graduated with two engineering degrees, Mechanical and Manufacturing, from Northwestern University.
Diego Galeano is our Lead Engineer and Full Stack developer is in charge of our architecture. He is a new technologies enthusiast. Diego is a self-taught person and has electronic learning as is his passion hobby. He is a Linux evangelist and always focuses on style guides’ use and coding standards because code consistency is important to him.
Julio Garcia is our Android expert and can battle in the IOS realm as well. Graduated with a Computer Science degree from the National University of Engineering of Nicaragua. Passionate about ICT, Julio is self-taught, proactive and constantly keeping updated with the latest technologies, especially in the mobile realm. Not afraid to take a challenge on he is always developing skills to continue professional growth.
Danny Narvaez is our IOS Guru as well as a Full Stack developer based in Managua Nicaragua, he enjoys turning ideas into great products using technology. Danny Graduated with a Computer Science degree from the Universidad Politécnica de Nicaragua. He has worked for some of the best tech companies in Nicaragua like ALFA and CoreSystems before joining eHarvestHub. Danny has overseen the development of eHarvestHaul our transportation app, and is excited about bringing Blockchain technology into eHarvestHub’s transportation solutions.
Stephen has played major roles at both start-ups and established players. He was Chief Software Engineer at e-commerce giant CyberSource when it was acquired by Visa Inc. in 2010, where he later worked as Chief Technology Officer.
Along the way, he read the original Bitcoin white paper and became convinced of the digital currency’s enormous potential. He believes that bitcoin has lived up to the possibilities presented in the paper as it allows for the near free and instantaneous transfer of value to anyone without the need for a trusted third party. In 2014, Stephen left Visa to co-found Bitnet Technologies, a bitcoin payments and e-commerce platform. Since Rakuten had invested in Bitnet in 2014, its acquisition of the startup’s IP two years later was a natural development. He is a highly-experienced CTO and entrepreneur with over 25 years in the design, implementation, and deployment of scalable software systems primarily in FinTech and middleware systems. Stephen is a skilled and knowledgeable technical leader who brings enthusiasm, creativity and ideas to whatever he is working on, be that start-ups or large corporations.
Mark Dowds is currently the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy for Trov, Inc., The Cloud for Your Things, which is becoming a substantial disruption within the insurance sector around the globe. He is an experienced entrepreneur, leader, negotiator with a love of public speaking. For the past 15 years Mark has been starting, leading and incubating technology start-ups. He Co-Founded a business incubator in British Columbia in the late 90’s called Fresh Initiatives launching a series of successful service companies and agencies. He continued to help launch new initiatives when moving to Toronto by starting a business accelerator CreationStep and co-working facility Indoor Playground.
He nurtured the ability to facilitate community between young leaders in a self-managing environment. Through some successes along the way Mark became an early stage angel investor giving some the financial start they needed to get moving to attract larger capital. Mark Co-Founded BandofCoders, a successful software development agency which grew to 120 employees in 3 continents before accepting a management buy-out. He was also the Co-Founder of ServiceCloud, which was acquired by Salesforce.com. His original background is in organizational development with executive teams at many of North America’s largest corporations including American Express, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Harper Collins, Royal Bank of Canada, and CIBC. Mark holds an MSC in Organization/Industrial Psychology from Capella University and a Masters in Divinity from Queen’s University Belfast.
Garrett Patricio – as COO and General Counsel of Westside Produce, Garrett oversees finance, operations and administration, including technology and information systems as well as all legal matters related to the company, including regulatory compliance, food safety and food security, water and environmental concerns, contract drafting, negotiation and formation, and sale, leases, and rental agreement review. Garrett is also an accomplished Attorney/CPA with experience in finance, accounting, corporate compliance, contracts, taxation, business transactions, environmental and water concerns. His work experience includes working at four major San Francisco accounting firms and a regional law firm. Garrett earned a Bachelor of Accountancy, Accounting from the University of San Diego and a Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University.
Robert Stone has negotiated over $1bn of technology solutions for major corporations during his impressive career. He brings a wealth of industry experience following an extensive consultancy assignment with the UKs largest food manufacturer. Rob started to explore opportunities with Blockchain technology in 2016 and has now dedicated his career to the ICO space providing advisory services as well as expert commentary on new Blockchain projects. On the rare occasion when his laptop is closed, Rob enjoys flying his drone and taking some amazing aerial photography.