Our Team

Based in the U.S.A with international resources, the Alontrus Group team applies technical literacy, business expertise, and valuable insights to a proven track record of enterprise-grade Blockchain implementations across a range of industries. As believers in the potential of decentralized technologies, our mission is to help global businesses harness Blockchain innovation and to drive enterprise-grade adoption from ideation to production.

Richard Brownstein, CFP® 
Executive Member

InsureTech, Wealth Management and Media/Entertainment Executive

As an industry entrepreneurial executive, Mr. Brownstein was the CEO of the early access team that introduced the Oracle Blockchain Platform at Open World 2017. Early in his career, after being awarded Gold and Platinum albums as a recording engineer, he transitioned to a financial career and then to technology. 

With 28 years of deep knowledge in the Insurance and wealth management vertical, team leader winning the MIT Fintech Future Commerce award designing an annuity using Tontine models built on blockchain, he is well suited to direct blockchain initiatives.

Serge Leontiev
Executive Member

Product Success with Emerging Technologies
Cloud Specialist, PaaS/IaaS

With over 25 years of extensive hands-on IT experience, Serge is the Chief Product Officer (CPO). He engages in cross-functional collaboration with engineering, product management, sales, and marketing to build strategic and tactical GTM plans in order to fine-tune messaging, position new capabilities and optimize GTM strategies and execution.

As a member of the Oracle Cloud product management team, he supported Oracle Cloud pre-sales activities in the public sector and advised teams and customers in developing strategies and solutions around emerging technologies — hybrid clouds, cloud-native appdev, blockchain, mobility, chatbots, and IoT.

As an IT consultant, he was the lead and architect for various government agencies (U.S. Army, NIH, NCI, Census). His passion revolves around cloud-native application development, Blockchain, IoT, AI/ML and other emerging technologies. He has developed solutions with various databases and Java technologies since starting his IT career.

Dev Bhattacharyya 
Technology Member

Broad-based Success Utilizing Cutting-edge Technology to Optimize Operations

A CTO with 38 years of experience at fortune 50 financial, Insurance and Medical institutions as an enterprise architect. He has designed and coded solutions for and has led software development teams at IBM, Cognizant, Borland, and Pegasystems, designing and implementing data management solutions with embedded technologies and analytics. He is a Technology Partner with AWS and titled a Most Valuable Global Professional with Alibaba Cloud.

Recent projects include: formulating an unstructured to structured analytics solution for World Bank, DC, creating an open-source mortgage/loan origination system around MISMO standards, creating the Saratoga Cloud Coverage group of products for logs management and architecting and implementation of a large-scale day trading solution for a Swiss bank with an IBM mainframe running Z-Linux, w/Linux servers, Hadoop, Zoo-Keeper and AI to establish a data pipeline and run analysis on trade data.

Lisa Marks-Canty
Technology Member

Global Process Improvement Specialist and Transformation Executive

As a business process engineer and Blockchain visionary, she leverages two decades of experience building and leading global teams spanning technology, marketing and operations in the healthcare, finance and aviation sectors.

Mrs. Marks-Canty is a recognized thought leader, addressing the UN on Blockchain for Social Good and receiving the prestigious 20 most promising IBM solution providers – 2019 as the CEO of a global Blockchain consulting firm.

She now focuses her talents on ground-breaking technology and innovation, process improvement and social advocacy. All this has coalesced to establish her as revolutionary leader on the enterprise blockchain stage.