eHarvestHub: Making food affordable & accessible to all
The decentralization of the food supply chain has begun
Chief Executive Officer/Founder
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.
Alvaro’s first experiences were forged in Nicaraguan war zones. At the age of 12 he worked for his friend’s father harvesting potatoes during the summer. From the ages 13 to 14 worked loading his older brother Carlos’ truck with 100-pound sacks of fresh produce and coffee to be delivered to the produce terminal and coffee mills until at just 15 years of age, his parents made the difficult decision to send Alvaro to the United States instead of seeing him drafted as a soldier for the communist regime. In the U.S. Alvaro lived with two older brothers, one of whom left high school to work and provide for his younger brother. These deep and resonant experiences shaped him to be industrious, resourceful — a leader — and it is what drives him to respond to challenges and deliver meaningful products and services to market, as well as to bring positive change to the world around him.
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. In his free time, Alvaro is either coaching his kids’ basketball or soccer or reading and hiking.
Chief Operating Officer
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.
Chief Marketing Officer
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.”
While Q. feels that "philanthropy is fun, he's a former athlete and still feels that he's within his athletic prime. In his spare time, he enjoys sports, music and children. He is attempting to learn the acoustic guitar, and start his career as an "at-home" astrologer with his new (last Christmas) Celestron Telescope that he still has not used. Quency graduated with two engineering degrees, Mechanical and Manufacturing, from Northwestern University.
Lead Engineer & Full Stack Developer
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. Diego loves to travel around his country, meet new people and experience the different cultures from within Nicaragua. He loves hiking and playing soccer.
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. When you do not find Julio in front of his screen programing you will find him engaged in a video game screen or watching a movie. He also enjoys sports, mainly soccer.
Co-founder Bitnet Technologies, Head of Blockchain R&D at Huawei Technologies
Stephen Mc Namara, Co-founder Bitnet Technologies, Head of Blockchain R&D at Huawei Technologies 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.
Chief Strategy Officer TROV Inc.
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 He is happily married and lives with his wife and teenage son and daughter in the Newtownards Ireland Area and is often found enduring the hills on a mountain bike.
SVP Engineering Omaha Health
Maria Latushkin is CTO at Narvar and is responsible for leading the company's technology vision and team. Maria joined Navar with over 15 years of experience in e-commerce and retail. Most recently Maria was CTO at Ones King Lane. She was also VP of Technology for Peet’s Coffee & Tee where she evolved and expanded the technology team and she previously spent nine years at Walmart.com developing numerous areas in engineering integral to the company's growth and scale in e-commerce. She holds a BS degree in Computer Science from San Francisco State University
COO & General Counsel Westside Produce
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
Director of Produce Mi Pueblo Food Center
Louie Villarreal is Director of Produce Operations at Mi Pueblo Food Center. A mid-size grocery chain serving the Hispanic market in California. Louie has more than 20 years of management experience within the grocery service industry. Results-focussed and an effective leader with proven ability to improve sales. Able to identify and resolve problems-reverse negative sale trends, controlling cost, maximizing productivity, and delivering multi-million-dollar profit increases.
Suzy L. Monford
President Food Quality Center
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- Sales & marketing (35%)
- Legal & compliance (5%)
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