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Management Team

Darin Myman, CEO

Darin Myman


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, the first online insurance broker that pioneered the electronic storefront for large national insurance agencies. Prior to co-founding, he served as a Vice President of the online brokerage services unit of Westminster Securities Corporation

Peter Shelus, CTO

Peter Shelus


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.

Gabriel Daniels, CIO

Gabriel Daniels


Gabriel Daniels has been our Chief Information Officer since March 2021. Since May 2019, Mr. Daniels has served as the Co-Founder, President & CEO of NGD Cybersecurity and Customer Service Consultants LLC, a Minority-Woman Owned and Veteran Owned Business providing high-level technical, cyber commissioning, customer service and project management consulting services for companies within the DHS 16 critical infrastructure. From April 2018 to April 2019, Mr. Daniels served as the Cybersecurity Program Manager at Chinook Systems, an engineering firm. From June 2017 to April 2018, Mr. Daniels worked as a Senior Information Assurance Manager at Navstar Inc., an Information Technology & Services firm. In addition, since December of 2017, Mr. Daniels has worked as an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia (NoVA) Community College and Lord Fairfax Community College, where he teaches classes such as introduction to telecommunications, cyberlaw, network attacks, computer crime and hacking, and computer applications and concepts. Mr. Daniels is a 15-year U.S. Army and Navy veteran. While serving in the Army, Mr. Daniels aided in the development of the Army’s Strategic Cybersecurity and Cyber’s Incident Handling Response Plans. Mr. Daniels holds a master’s degree in cybersecurity and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Maryland University College.

Brett Blumberg, CFO

Brett Blumberg


Mr. Blumberg has extensive experience in finance and accounting. He is a certified public accountant and has been a partner of the public accounting firm Jubran, Shorr & Company since 2015. Mr. Blumberg was a senior accountant at CohnReznick, LLP from 2013 – 2014. Prior to obtaining the CPA license Mr. Blumberg was a private banker at Wells Fargo and owned and operated a Mortgage Brokerage/Banking Company, Canyon Financial Group, LLC during the period of 2006 – 2012. He previously worked in recruitment and talent acquisition for accounting and finance firms from 2000 – 2006. Mr. Blumberg has a B.A. in economics and psychology from SUNY Binghamton.

Gianfranco Lopane, Head of Business Development

Gianfranco Lopane

Head of Business Development

Lopane serves as Head of Business Development in charge of the team responsible for revenue growth enablement within DatChat’s Social Network+, Metaverse, NFT, and blockchain initiatives. In his 20 years of experience, he has worked with startups as well as Fortune-500 companies like Nestle, Hertz, and XPO Logistics in different senior-level positions. Back in 2017 he started his career in the blockchain space and co-founded an advertising network company for the metaverse and by 2018 he founded Generiqo, the company that is currently helping dozens of companies to migrate to the blockchain space. In 2014 Gianfranco obtained his Master's degree in Commerce and Marketing (MCom) from EUDE Business School in Madrid, Spain.