DHIREN P. HARCHANDANI, Chief Technology Offier

Mr. Harchandani has 20 years of experience in the technology sector and began his career in consulting in THE Silicon Valley during the Dot-com era. Mr. Harchandani has been exposed to various businesses, from Fortune 50 companies to three-man startups. He has also led teams that have implemented and managed a wide range of technologies.

In 2006, Mr. Harchandani moved to the Gulf, where for the past 12 years he has been a serial entrepreneur focused on emerging and innovative technologies. He has founded, managed, and exited from multiple ventures. His extensive experience in technology spans consumer-facing applications and infrastructure technologies to SaaS for the Real Estate sector.

Beyond technology management and entrepreneurial pursuits, Mr. Harchandani has led companies in the Retail and Apparel Manufacturing sectors with sales in excess of $400 million.

Mr Harchandani attained his B.S. from the University of the Pacific and in 2014 attended Harvard Business School. He is an active angel investor in technology businesses and is an active mentor to startup founders worldwide. He has been an investor in crypto for several years.

STEVEN WASSERMAN, Principal

Steven Wasserman - XResearch

Mr. Wasserman has over 25 years of experience in financial advisory and investment management in addition to over 20 years of experience as the executive officer of companies he founded or acquired. He has also served as advisor to ICOs such as BankEx, XTRD, and PetroChain.   

 

Prior to joining XResearch, Crypto Online Media, Mr. Wasserman was the Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Seaport Investment Management, a multi-asset fund investing in fixed income securities, equities, derivatives, and commodities. Mr. Wasserman is a Senior Advisor to an NY-based hedge fund with over $4 billion in assets under management. He is also the current Chair of the Deal Network of the Young President’s Organization (YPO).

 

Prior experience includes Managing Director at Gentry Securities (formerly known as Beige Group), Managing Director and Co-Founder of the Global Capital Markets Group at Rodman & Company,  Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Security Group, Managing Partner of AMT Ventures LLC, and Managing Partner at Cardinal Fund. Mr. Wasserman has been a practicing attorney and remains an active member of the NY Bar. He has served as general counsel or financial advisor to Motorola, Meineke, and Sandia National Labs.

PAUL BROWNSTEIN, Markets Specialist

Paul Brownstein - xres - XResearch

Mr. Brownstein has more than 25 years of experience in financial services in equity derivatives sales and trading. He also holds several investments in blockchain startups.

 

Mr. Brownstein joins XResearch from Citibank, where he started the firm’s West Coast Derivatives Sales Trading Desk for global OTC and listed equity derivatives. Prior experience includes senior executive positions in equity derivatives sales and trading at Jefferies & Co., Bear Stearns, Susquehanna International, Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, and PaineWebber.

 

Mr. Brownstein holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.S. in Business, Economics, and Accounting from State University of New York. He has held Series 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 24, 55, and 63 Registrations.