Our Team

Meet the team behind Block Aero platform.

Todd Siena

Founder & CEO

Todd has 16+ years of experience in aviation, entrepreneurship, consulting, and supply-chain. Named top 40 under 40 by Aviation Week and listed in the Future of Aviation by ICAO, Todd is Aerospace industry thought leader and public speaker. Todd created Block Aero and is leading it to help aviation industry achieve the next level of digitalization.

Adam Siena

Co-Founder & CTO

Adam has been building software for most of his life and has 15+ years of experience. Creating solutions for real-world problems is what he loves. His goal is to make the promise of a fully traceable aviation blockchain network – and to bring together the expertise to execute that vision of Block Aero.

Lucas Pinoli

Co-Founder & Finance Director

Lucas has been an apprentice of investing and good management practices for as long as he can remember. He brings fundraising, sales, financial expertise, and management skills to build up and accelerate the company towards its goals.

Hemendra Aran

Chief Business Officer

Hemendra is a successful entrepreneur having built a 550+ strong global consulting firm Aranca. Having worked at Infosys and Goldman Sachs he also has a strong technical background. Hemendra helps implement and follow the best practices across the organization as well as resolve every challenge that a technology start-up faces during its evolution.

 

 

Cpt. John Owens

Chief Revenue Officer

30+ years of extensive leadership in aviation and business consulting. Captain Owens played a vital role in the largest airline merger in history between American Airlines and US Airways.

Lasse Pettersen

Advisor

Lasse is an investor and advisor to several global early stage technology startups. This came after entrepreneurial journeys as a founder/partner in various technology ventures. He has 13+ years of developing and growing startups, where his focus has been on business development, finance and digital marketing. Lasse has a Masters degree in applied finance and his personal “why” is to enjoy the intellectual challenge of growing new businesses while helping people grow with them.

 

Brent Webb

Advisor

Brent has been in executive leadership role with expertise in implementing supply chain process improvements, market place technology integrations, team building through mentoring and merger/acquisition integration supporting the aviation aftermarket, Maintenance Repair Organizations (MROs) and charter carriers. Brent focuses on process automation at Block Aero.

Carlos Ribeiro

VP Product

Carlos loves challenges and stepping out of his comfort zone. He has extensive experience in helping to create products from scratch for industries such as fintech, insurtech, retail, hospitality, and healthcare. His current challenge is product development at Block Aero to revolutionize the way aviation stakeholders collaborate using blockchain.

Chetsita Abhichokrattanasak

Administrative Assistant

Chetsita provides administrative support to ensure the efficient operation of the office. Her work is focused on managing interaction with professional service firms, company formation documents, and assisting with setting up, running, maintenance, and coordinating. She ensures the office runs smoothly.

Todd Siena

Founder & CEO

Todd has 16+ years of experience in aviation, entrepreneurship, consulting, and supply-chain. Named top 40 under 40 by Aviation Week and listed in the Future of Aviation by ICAO, Todd is Aerospace industry thought leader and public speaker. Todd created Block Aero and is leading it to help aviation industry achieve the next level of digitalization.

Adam Siena

Co-Founder & CTO

Adam has been building software for most of his life and has 15+ years of experience. Creating solutions for real-world problems is what he loves. His goal is to make the promise of a fully traceable aviation blockchain network – and to bring together the expertise to execute that vision of Block Aero.

 

Lucas Pinoli

Co-Founder & Finance Director

Lucas has been an apprentice of investing and good management practices for as long as he can remember. He brings fundraising, sales, financial expertise, and management skills to build up and accelerate the company towards its goals.

 

Hemendra Aran

Chief Business Officer

Hemendra is a successful entrepreneur having built a 550+ strong global consulting firm Aranca. Having worked at Infosys and Goldman Sachs he also has a strong technical background. Hemendra helps implement and follow the best practices across the organization as well as resolve every challenge that a technology start-up faces during its evolution.

Cpt. John Owens

Chief Revenue Officer

30 + years of extensive leadership in aviation and business consulting. Captain Owens played a vital role in the largest airline merger in history between American Airlines and US Airways.

 

Lasse Pettersen

Advisor

Lasse is an investor and advisor to several global early stage technology startups. This came after entrepreneurial journeys as a founder/partner in various technology ventures. He has 13+ years of developing and growing startups, where his focus has been on business development, finance and digital marketing. Lasse has a Masters degree in applied finance and his personal “why” is to enjoy the intellectual challenge of growing new businesses while helping people grow with them.

 

Brett Webb

Advisor

Brent has been in executive leadership role with expertise in implementing supply chain process improvements, market place technology integrations, team building through mentoring and merger/acquisition integration supporting the aviation aftermarket, Maintenance Repair Organizations (MROs) and charter carriers. Brent focuses on process automation at Block Aero. 

Chetsita Abhichokrattanasak​

Administrative Assistant

Chetsita provides administrative support to ensure the efficient operation of the office. Her work is focused on managing interaction with professional service firms, company formation documents, and assisting with setting up, running, maintenance, and coordinating. She ensures the office runs smoothly.

Carlos Ribeiro

VP Product

Carlos loves challenges and stepping out of his comfort zone. He has extensive experience in helping to create products from scratch for industries such as fintech, insurtech, retail, hospitality, and healthcare. His current challenge is product development at Block Aero to revolutionize the way aviation stakeholders collaborate using blockchain.

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