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ICOs Are So Much More Than They Appear.

We know that ICOs are a lot of work, and it's easy to be tempted by shortcuts. But those shortcuts could cost your ICO in the future. That's why Decentra is dedicated to protecting your ICO from the legal and marketing pitfalls that so many ICOs face.

Also, when investing in an ICO, it's easy to get swept up in a beautiful whitepaper that promises the moon, but what are your rights as an investor?

Blockchain is a new technology, and with all emerging technologies, only time will reveal the true applications that gain traction. Blockchain is so much more than distributed ledgers. Blockchain is a way to transform the way humans record, transact, and interact with each other.

Our Story

The Co-Founders, Brian Konradi and T.C. Waugh worked shoulder-to-shoulder (as CEO and Foundation Director, respectively) during the successful Pre-ICO of Incremint, the world's first decentralized escrow platform.

Brian's legal experience and T.C.'s marketing experience complement each other perfectly, allowing them to help their clients tell their stories with clarity and at the same time avoiding any potential legal pitfalls.

On their global roadshow, they developed a broad network of experienced blockchain and cryptocurrency professionals.

And out of this network, Decentra Group was born.

Meet the Team

We have the real-world experience you need for a strong ICO. Our team includes attorneys, marketers, designers, non-profit professionals, evangelists, and financial professionals.

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Brian A. Konradi

Co-Founder & Director of Legal

An experienced attorney specializing in cross-border transactions, joint ventures and risk mitigation, Brian Konradi has deep knowledge in the world of cryptocurrency transactions and ICO issues. With a deep passion for understanding all kinds of business models, Brian easily grasps complex models and dives deep to learn all the details. Most recently Brian has advised on projects in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Cyprus, Panama, Mongolia, Israel, Cayman Islands, Russia, Uganda, and the United States. Brian holds a BA from Rhodes College and and JD from Georgetown University Law Center.

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T.C. Waugh

Co-Founder & Director of Marketing

With 20 years of brand strategy experience, T.C. has guided and collaborated on marketing strategy for global luxury brands, mass-market consumer goods and everything in between. From agencies to in-house marketing, T.C. understands collaborating as a team. Always looking forward, T.C. was immediately fascinated by the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency. Also, with a passion for social impact, he heads the Decentra Foundation. T.C. receieved his BA from Boston University and his MBA from the Universidad de Belgrano and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chausees.

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Nikki Pope

Marketing Director

Nikki Pope has been immersed in marketing and public relations for over a decade. She is passionate about every project she takes on and thinks outside-of-the-box to achieve results. Nikki has clients that have been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN Money Matters, Local news stations around the United States, as well as on social media accounts of known Influencers. Now a blockchain and ICO veteran, she has been successfully utilizing her marketing knowledge to help ICOs reach their goals. Nikki holds a BA from Sam Houston State University.

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B. Brandon Barker

Messaging and Communication Advisor

Brandon Barker is a digital communications strategist with clients that include Mozilla, SurveyMonkey, Food Network, U.S. News & World Report, The Nielsen Company, Entergy and Rocket Lawyer. Brandon writes regularly about digital trends at SurveyMonkey, Roofstock and other sites. He serves as the Messaging and Communications Specialist for Decentra.
His 17 years of online media experience began in San Francisco in the late 1990s and continued at America Online, where he served as Business, News & Sports editor of the AOL Welcome Screen, at the time the world’s most widely visited web destination.
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Elena Marchenko

Legal Advisor

Elena has advised Russian and international companies on a wide range of transactional and regulatory matters related to private equity transactions. She applies legal tools from the private equity area to token offerings in order to facilitate the development of industry standards. She finds it satisfying to help investors to define their risks more clearly and, moreover, to empower them to set attainable expectations for token issuers thus contributing to the promotion of responsibility and regulation in the token market. Elena holds an LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law and is admitted in Russia and New York.     

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Oliver Lawrence

ICO Project Management Advisor

Oliver Laurence, B.Sc.(Hons.), Ph.D. is an established ICO Advisor. His specialties include strategy development and implementation, organizational development, product and service commercialization and marketing communications.  Most recently Oliver was project leader and ICO Advisor in one of the top 20 most successful ICO’s of 2017, Crypto20, the world’s first cryptocurrency index fund and is actively engaged in one of the top rated ICO’s of 2018, TV-Two, a company transforming the broadcast and advertising industry through the application of blockchain technology to the smart TV industry.

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Elizabeth Wiewall

Technology Commercialization Advisor

Elizabeth Wiewall is an experienced technologist, marketer, and crypto-enthusiast. Driven by innovation, she takes pride in providing the best new ideas possible when learning about new platforms and technologies. As a former Microsoft technical evangelist, her goals included collaboration, sharing and ideation. In addition to her primary job functions, Elizabeth has been chosen by Decentra for her understanding of the new crypto and blockchain technologies and how Decentra's clients fit into this emerging space.

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Gordon Bowman

Blockchain Applications Advisor

Gordon co-founded the Graduate Blockchain Society at McCombs, serves as the organization's president, and coordinates the education of its members through collaboration with the blockchain community and companies. Gordon is a current MBA candidate at the McCombs School of Business focused on business applications of blockchain technology in the fields of payments, supply chain, and sustainability. As ambassador for the Consensys College Consortium and a facilitator of McCombs' selection to Ripple's $50M University Blockchain Research Initiative, he promotes the integration of blockchain collaboration with the University of Texas system.

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Alex Badalyan

Airdrop Strategy Advisor

Born in the USSR, Alex immigrated to the US as a child. In college, Alex became obsessed with lifelong learning using the most powerful tool available: the internet. His experience building websites, mobile apps and custom software have made him an expert in UX/UI with an emphasis on simpicity and intuitive design. With a wealth of knowledge from having co-founded multiple businesses, apps and cryptocurrencies, Alex is a valuable member of the Decentra Group team.

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Gregg Yows

Blockchain Technical Advisor

With over 20 years of software engineering experience at small to mid-sized companies, Gregg brings a strong background of technology leadership, process development and agile project management to blockchain-focused companies seeking to decrease their time-to-market without sacrificing quality, performance or user experience.  Gregg holds a Master's Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Texas at Austin as well as PMP, PMI-ACP and Certified Scrum Master credentials.  

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