Robert MacInnis, Ph.D., is CEO & Co-founder of FogCoin and ActiveAether, CEO & Founder of AetherWorks LLC, and Partner at BlueBear Capital. An expert in distributed systems and pioneer in Fog Computing, Robert holds several patents in the space, and previously built and brought to market AetherStore, distributed storage software, still in use by tens of thousands across the globe.
In tandem with ventures in online gaming software and location-based advertising, Robert completed his post-graduate research at the University of St Andrews and was awarded his Ph.D. in 2010 for a thesis entitled “A Scalable Architecture for the Demand-driven Deployment of Location-neutral Software Services”. His work is the foundation for the now-patented ActiveAether architecture enabling the FogCoin marketplace.
Robert received a B. Sc. Honours (First Class) in Computer Science from the University of St Andrews in 2005. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife, and is an all-star goalkeeper for the AetherWorks coed soccer team.
Allan has been COO at AetherWorks for the last 7 years and is Co-founder for distributed computing products FogCoin & ActiveAether, and AetherStore. Allan is on the board of advisors at mixed reality firm Eazel, is a member of the Forbes New York City Business Council, a contributor on the Forbes network, and co-author of the FogBlog at InfoWorld, by IDG.
He received a B.Sc. with Honors in Computer Science from the University of St Andrews in 2005, ranked the number one computer science program in the UK, and was the winner of the Enterprising Mathematics Scotland award.
A seasoned entrepreneur, Allan brings extensive experience in the wireless sector. He bootstrapped his first company, ITOnsite, where he won the Scottish Institute for Enterprise award for “Best Overall Business” in 2005. In 2008 he returned to wireless from finance to join the management team at Kelvin Connect. Overseeing the deployment of their solution throughout the UK, he led the company through its acquisition by Airwave Solutions, now Motorola, in 2011.
Outside of work, you’ll find Allan teaching his American children how to play cricket at parks throughout New York.
Shannon Cody is a Co-founder at ActiveAether and Marketing & Communications Manager at AetherWorks LLC. Shannon is experienced at marketing complex distributed systems software, and previously designed and executed the global marketing strategy for distributed storage solution, AetherStore, acquiring 30,000+ users within months of product launch.
Shannon is a member of the Open Fog Consortium’s Marketing Working Group, working alongside industry experts to facilitate the global adoption and interoperability of Fog Computing. She is also Co-organizer of the NYC Fog Computing Meetup. Her past experience includes work in advertising sales and digital marketing.
Shannon graduated from the University of Michigan with Distinction in 2012. She plays defense for AetherWorks’ coed soccer team, and is a proud dog parent to her Wheaten Terrier, Hobie.
Eli began his career at financial stalwarts Brown Brothers Harriman, Vanguard, and Credit Suisse, working in technical teams to drive automation and security across trade settlements and operations. As his career progressed, he took on additional responsibilities on regulatory teams dealing with Dodd-Frank, FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act), BCBS 239 (Basel Committee on Banking Supervision standard 239), as well as advising on SWIFT and ISO communication standards.
At AetherWorks, Eli assumes a variety of roles primarily in investor relations, content strategy, and project management. He blogs weekly about regulation and other trends throughout the blockchain landscape under the handle The Crypto Economist.
Eli holds a BS in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University. While he continues playing soccer in leagues across the city, his top-end speed has diminished somewhat from his glory days, and he is no longer the outside scoring threat he once was.
William is our UI/UX Design Lead and the creative force behind FogCoin and ActiveAether. An integral addition to our team, William plays a key role in the ActiveAether user experience and supports Sales & Marketing with creative direction and design for the FogCoin and ActiveAether brands. William combines an eye for design with the development skills to execute. He began freelancing for us in the latter half of 2017 and we were thrilled to bring him on board full time this year.
William graduated with a degree in Communication Design from Parsons School of Design here in New York City. He started his career at a graphic design studio working with Fortune 500 companies in the engineering, healthcare and finance industries. For the past several years he has worked as an independent contractor focusing on interaction design and front-end development for arts and media companies in New York City.
William has played baseball, basketball, volleyball, ice hockey, and was a competitive gymnast for ten years. Unfortunately, he’s never played a game of soccer and will not be joining the AetherWorks coed soccer team!
Jason joins AetherWorks as a Senior Engineer and has a long track record of building technology for early-stage startups. He comes to us from another startup, MedXCom, where he operated as the Lead Developer for 3 years. During his tenure, the company became revenue positive, in-part, thanks to Jason’s technical leadership and development skill.
Jason graduated with a BA in Computer Science from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. He is deeply interested in startups, technical innovation and entrepreneurship. He has followed this path in his career by helping companies and startups build and maintain products using Agile software development and Extreme Programming methodologies.
Jason plays dodgeball on weeknights in Hoboken, NJ, where few have caught his legendary curveball.
Corey Freeland is the Partnerships Manager at AetherWorks. He brings extensive experience as a Business Development Manager for emerging technology firms, working to integrate new tech with organizations such as Samsung, Microsoft, and Bank of America. Corey is currently leading up ActiveAether’s long-term business partnership initiatives and FogCoin incentive programs.
Starting his career at Bridgewater Associates as a Management Associate, Corey has since put his institutional experience to work for innovative tech companies looking to forge industry partnerships. Prior to joining AetherWorks, Corey worked as Senior Manager of Client Solutions and Strategy at Current Studios, where he helped companies create connected experiences with new technology like Augmented and Virtual Reality.
His previous experience includes serving as Head of Business Development and Innovation Strategy at Ripple Collective, Community Manager and Digital Content Strategist at Frederator Networks.
As Office Manager, Rosemarie brings many years of experience managing fast-paced office environments in New York City. Beginning her career in banking as a Systems Implementations Specialist, she has nearly twenty-years of experience working for institutions such as Chase Manhattan Bank, and Banque Nationale De Paris. Following an impressive corporate tenure, Rosemarie took her knowledge of large-scale business operations to a boutique European construction firm as Office Manager.
She has since worked for a number of property management firms, and successfully opened the first NYC office for a Brazilian plastics company. From HR and payroll to bookkeeping and office maintenance, Rosemarie handles the myriad operational responsibilities faced by the FogCoin team as we expand our team.
Rosemarie graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from SUNY Binghamton. She loves to hike (3 states of the Appalachians so far!), read, travel and spend time with her seven nephews and nieces.
Chairman of the Board, ITT (NYSE: ITT)
Former Chairman & CEO, Emorcor Group (NYSE: EME)
Former Chairman, Williams (NYSE: WMB)
Dean of Science, University of St Andrews
Former Head of School of Computer Science
Foundational contributions to the field of distributed computing
CEO & Co-founder, Voray
Former Director, Kickstarter
Co-founder, Open Token
Former CEO, BuzzDraft
Advisor, Science, Inc.