Leaders from SoftBank, Citrin Cooperman and Genesis Block add
industry experience and acumen to tech innovator’s advisory council
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ShelterZoom,
creator of the first blockchain-based real estate purchase and rental
deal platform, today announced three new additions to its advisory
board. These industry leaders bring a wealth of e-commerce, financial
services, technology and blockchain experience from companies that
include SoftBank, S&P Global, Citrin Cooperman and Genesis Block.
The new advisors are:
David Rosenbaum is a principal at Citrin Cooperman and a practice
leader of the firm’s Technology and Risk Advisory Consulting group. He
has more than 40 years of experience in the information technology field
and is a third-generation entrepreneur. Rosenbaum served as CEO,
president and chief technologist at RCS, which joined Citrin Cooperman
in 2015. Prior to forming RCS, he had a successful career on Wall Street
managing and building front- and back-office cutting-edge technology
systems for a variety of clients, including Merrill Lynch, Chase
Manhattan Bank and First Wall Street Corporation.
Andrew I. Pedvis, CFA, is a senior member of the Genesis Block
advisory group. He has significant experience advising financial
services clients with product strategy and implementation in the
blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) spaces. Previously, Pedvis
led product development at both S&P Global Ratings and Fitch Ratings. At
S&P Global, he also held leadership roles within the structured finance,
credit risk advisory, and fixed income research areas.
Mr. Satoshi Okada has served as Alibaba Group Vice President and
also on the board of directors of Alibaba.com Japan since May 2007. Mr.
Okada has also served as a director of GDS Holdings Limited (Nasdaq:
GDS) and Baozun (Nasdaq: BZUN); both are SoftBank invested/affiliated
companies from 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Okada held various management
positions within the SoftBank Corp. group since 2000. Mr. Okada is also
well known as a pioneer of network backup security for Cheyenne Software
and Computer Associated in Japan.
“We are thrilled to welcome David, Andrew and Satoshi as advisors,” said
Chao Cheng-Shorland, CEO and co-founder of ShelterZoom. “They bring a
wealth of experience in e-commerce, technology, blockchain, Wall Street
investment banking and other areas that will play a critical role in
ShelterZoom’s evolution from a real estate technology company to the
leader of a new digital era of deal, contract and transaction
management. Their collective belief in ShelterZoom’s team and unique
business model are further proof that we are poised to shake things up
in real estate, finance, legal, education, government and other
The new advisors join ShelterZoom on the heels of its recent Mithra
Contract announcement and speaking slot at South by Southwest.
Mithra Contract is a next-generation, digital legal contract and
transaction management platform. Mithra Contract represents the first
time that any individual or organization can make deals, create
contracts and close transactions on immutable, auditable and
transportable tokens – all secured in their digital wallet.
ShelterZoom recently emerged as the winner of the 2018 SIIA CODiE Best
Emerging Technology Award, which recognizes companies that are “the most
innovative, high-impact products in the market,” with the power to
“transform the future of how we do business.” A market leader in
blockchain, ShelterZoom’s next-generation deal, contract and transaction
management platform and marketplace are bringing unprecedented
innovation, transparency, efficiency, security, and profitability to its
customers across industries. For more information, visit ShelterZoom.com.
VP of Public Relations