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Darin Myman has served as Chief Executive Officer and as a director of the Company since January 2016. Prior to DatChat, Mr. Myman was a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wally World Media, Inc., a public company. He also has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of PeopleString’s board of directors since PeopleString’s inception. Mr. Myman developed extensive Internet skills through a variety of positions. He has executive management and founder experience having served as a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of BigString Corporation, a publicly traded company, since October 2005. He also has corporate governance and board experience having served as a member of BigString’s board of directors since BigString’s inception. Prior to BigString, Mr. Myman was a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of LiveInsurance.com, the first online insurance broker that pioneered the electronic storefront for large national insurance agencies. Prior to co-founding LiveInsurance.com, he served as a Vice President of the online brokerage services unit of Westminster Securities Corporation
Peter Shelus is a co-founder of DatChat and has served as our Chief Technology Officer since January 2016. Mr. Shelus has over 10 years of ephemeral messaging and mobile video development experience. Mr. Shelus has been at the forefront of the secure messaging industry, having served as a lead engineer for one of the first ephemeral messaging platforms, “BigString,” where he helped develop the patented technology that became a cornerstone of self-destructing messaging. Mr. Shelus received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Rutgers University, where he graduated with honors.
Wayne D. Linsley, 65, has served as a director of the Company since August 2021 . Mr. Linsley has been in business management for over 40 years. He possesses a wide and varied skillset including sales and sales management, finance (for both public and private companies), accounting, audit support and financial reporting. He has a bachelor’s in business administration from Siena College in Loudonville, NY.
From 2009 to September 2021 he worked for a financial reporting firm that works with publicly traded companies. He has extensive knowledge of financial statements, MD&A, SEC Filings (10K, 10Q, 8K, etc.) Edgar, etc. He often negotiates on behalf of clients in such areas as audit fees, transfer agents, Edgar companies, etc. He currently serves as an independent director for Hoth Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: HOTH) and Silo Pharna, Inc. (OTCQB: SILO).
We believe Mr. Linsley is qualified to serve as a member of the Board because he has over forty years of business management experience including accounting, audit support, financial reporting and public company.
Joseph Nelson, one of our independent director nominees has, since December 2017, served as the Head of Investor Relations for GasLog Ltd. and GasLog Partners LP, a leading international owner, operator and manager of liquefied natural gas carriers providing support to many of the world’s largest energy companies. Prior to joining GasLog in 2017, Mr. Nelson was an Equity Research Analyst, most recently at Credit Suisse from November 2014 to November 2017, where he covered US listed equities in the oil services and marine transportation sectors. From November 2013 to November 2014, Mr. Nelson worked as an Equity Research Analyst at Maxim Group, where he covered industrials. Mr. Nelson began his career as a consultant for the Louis Berger Group (now WSP), a global provider of infrastructure and development solutions, where he worked from 2006 to 2013, specializing in data analysis. Mr. Nelson has a bachelor of science degree in Chemistry and a bachelor of arts degree in Philosophy from the Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Carly Schumer, one of our independent director nominees has, since May 2011, worked as a freelance digital consultant. From May 2018 to June 2020, Ms. Schumer served as a digital director for Lust For Life, LLC, a subsidiary of Renewable Energy & Power, Inc. (OTCQB: RBNW). Ms. Schumer has in-depth experience in ecommerce and digital industries with specializations in digital marketing campaign development, content marketing strategy, SEO and paid media management. Her digital marketing background is rooted in inbound marketing strategies and her approach focuses on listening to user needs and communicating to them via high quality content in order to attract return visitors and engagements. Ms. Schumer specializes in working with start-up companies, across the technology, healthcare and fashion industries. She is passionate about innovation and newly emerging marketing trends with a keen eye toward insights and process. She worked as the Marketing Director for Jerrick Media (now Creatd Nasdaq: CRTD) from inception to its eventual public offering where she was responsible for managing SEO, social and marketing employees and strategies. Ms. Schumer received a bachelor’s degree in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College. We believe that Ms. Schumer’s marketing experience qualifies her to serve on our board of directors.