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8base makes digital transformation possible.

The 8base Platform helps developers, whether they be developers or business people (Citizen Developers), to easily create new digital capabilites.

Avoid being disrupted by nimble competitors.

Transform your business to a lean, innovative and agile force to be reckoned with.

Old methods simply don’t cut it!

Traditionally, businesses have confronted technology as a buy-versus-build decision. Now there is a third alternative, the 8base-First IT Strategy.

Team

8base was founded by technology entrepreneurs, experienced in building high-growth, venture-backed enteprise software companies.

Albert Santalo

Founder and CEO
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Albert Santalo

Founder and CEO

Albert Santalo is a computer scientist, Internet entrepreneur and angel investor with experience in high growth, venture-backed technology companies. His passion lies in designing products and building companies that disrupt traditional business models. He is an advocate for empowering entrepreneurs everywhere to build Silicon Valley technology companies in their local communities and was standing alongside President Obama at the signing of the Jobs Act in 2012. He is founder and CEO of 8base. He is also a board member and/or advisor to various technology ventures and has raised in excess of $100 million for his companies. 

He is the former Chairman and CEO of CareCloud, a company he founded in 2009 that is working to modernize the antiquated healthcare industry with a cloud-based platform. CareCloud reached #127 on the 2014 Inc. 500 list and is backed by NVP, Intel Capital, First Data Corp. and others. Previously, he was Founder and CEO of Avisena, a revenue cycle management company for physicians. Prior to Avisena, he worked at the Hackett Group / Answerthink (NASDAQ: HCKT), a management consulting firm, where he served as a director in the IT Transformation and Strategy Practice. During his tenure at Answerthink, he worked with Global 2000 companies, assisting them with technology strategy and transformation initiatives. 

He is the lead inventor and holds a U.S. patent for Avisena’s A/R Management Methodology. He holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Florida International University. He is the recipient of the FIU 2004 Charles E. Perry Visionary Award for outstanding Alumni and was inducted to the FIU Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in 2006. He also is an active board member of Goodwill Industries of South Florida and is a member of Accelerated Growth Partners, Miami.

Andrei Anisimov

VP of Technology
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Andrei Anisimov

VP of Technology

Andrei Anisimov is a technology leader, architect and former rock musician with experience developing technologies in numerous industries and in international markets. Andrei’s strength lies in his ability to translate business problems to technological solutions and in leading teams of engineers to happily deliver on time and on target.

Andrei is currently VP of Technology at 8base where he leads our technology team in creating innovative solutions for developers and citizen developers. Previously, Andrei managed his own software development company where he worked with large companies and startups to develop modern enterprise software.

Andrei wrote his first code at the age of 9. At 15 he won the Regional Programming Olympics in Russia and was awarded a trip to Japan. Andrei graduated with a master’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Security from Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University.

Andrei also toured Russia and Eastern Europe as the lead guitarist of the Russian rock band Stigmata, where he composed music, recorded albums and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans.

Matthew Kohen

GENERAL COUNSEL
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Matthew Kohen

GENERAL COUNSEL

Matthew Kohen is an attorney, entrepreneur, and technology enthusiast with experience in advising technology companies in a variety of industries. Matthew is General Counsel and Blockchain Evangelist at 8base. In addition to his role as general counsel, he also carries business development responsibilities within the blockchain community for 8base.

Prior to joining 8base, Matthew was a practicing attorney at Carlton Fields, a leading national law firm, where he served as co-chair of the blockchain technology and digital currency practice group. While at Carlton Fields, he represented some of the blockchain industry’s most innovative companies in a variety of corporate and regulatory matters. Matthew is a frequent speaker and panelist at blockchain conferences and events, where he has presented on a number of legal problems facing members of the blockchain community, including issues related to protocol developer liability, the application of existing regulatory regimes to companies utilizing disruptive technologies, as well as the impact of federal and state laws and regulations on companies conducting token sales. He has also authored numerous publications on legal issues, including the first-ever treatise analyzing the laws of all 50 states insofar as they pertain to digital assets.

Oscar Perez

VP of Operations & Finance
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Oscar Perez

VP of Operations & Finance

Oscar Perez is an operations, finance and technology leader with experience in high growth, venture-backed technology companies. Oscar has created, implemented, and purchased enterprise software solutions throughout his entire career. Oscar is Vice President of Operations and Finance at 8base.

Previously, he was Chief Technology Officer at Ilumno International University System, a company helping to change lives in Latin America through digital transformation of university education. Prior to Ilumno, Oscar was Vice President of Operations at CareCloud, a leading healthcare IT software company working to modernize the antiquated healthcare industry with a cloud-based platform. Oscar was also Vice President of Information Technology at Virtustream, a leading-edge cloud technology and services company which was sold to EMC for $1.2 billion. He was also VP of Finance at Terremark (NASDAQ: TMRK) which was sold to Verizon for $1.8 billion. He was also a Director of Finance at Adjoined Consulting, which was acquired by CapGemini.  Oscar began his career at Arthur Andersen. 

Oscar holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida International University (FIU) and an M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University. Oscar is active on FIU boards and alumni associations including the College of Business, and is also a Top Fundraiser for the annual Multiple Sclerosis Walk in Coral Gables, Florida.

Gabriel Kelly

Director of Design
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Gabriel Kelly

Director of Design

Gabriel is a designer who’s meticulous nature and keen eye for detail have always defined his work. He possesses extensive experience in product design and marketing, while bringing a lot of passion to the companies he works with. He has led high performing teams to conceptualize and craft best-in-class, user-centric products. 

Previously at CareCloud and most recently at Aledade, Gabriel was working to modernize the antiquated healthcare software industry. An advocate of clean, user-friendly design, Gabriel is recognized for his ability to apply consumer software best practices towards business software. At 8base, Gabriel’s passion is directed towards delivering beautiful, user-friendly product design to the masses through the democratization of software design and development.

Gabriel received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, with a specialization in graphic design, from The University of Central Florida. He enjoys giving back to the design community by organizing conferences, workshops, meetups and more.

Evgeny Semushin

Engineering Team Lead
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Evgeny Semushin

Engineering Team Lead

Evgeny brings deep practical and academic expertise along with a passion for software development. Being technology-agnostic, Evgeny easily switches between C++, Java, JavaScript, Swift and others. His deep understanding of underlying architectural, algorithmic and mathematical concepts allows him to stay ahead of the curve. Being an early adopter of the iOS platform, Evgeny was developing iOS apps since the first public iOS SDK was released. Throughout his career Evgeny built variety of software. From complex web systems to mobile and IoT applications.

Evgeny is also experienced in leading in-house and distributed development teams. As a CEO of EcmaSoft he ran a mobile development team of 15 that produced several mobile apps and games that charted in top-10 in multiple categories and countries in the App Store.

Evgeny holds a master’s degree in Math and Computer Science from Saint Petersburg State Electrotechnical University, Russia.

Currently as a Backend Lead at 8base Evgeny drives the development of the core 8base backend platform using a cutting edge technology stack.

Ilya Lazarev

Director, 8base Russia
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Ilya Lazarev

Director, 8base Russia

IIya received his Masters degree from Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University. He is a seasoned technologist with over 10 years experience in software development. He currently is team leader at the 8base Saint Petersburg Russia offices.

Danny Pizarro

MARKETING MANAGER
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Danny Pizarro

MARKETING MANAGER

Danny is a technology and growth professional who has experience contributing to and building multiple tech products and startups. At 8base, Danny implements process surrounding community engagement and digital marketing in order to develop and manage the brand’s presence across all digital channels.

Previously, Danny was co-founder and Head of Product at Mixstir, a marketplace of unique food and drink experiences to enable the connection of like-minded people. With Mixstir, Danny was a finalist for Apple’s TV series “Planet of the Apps” featuring Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, will.i.am and Gary Vaynerchuk. Through numerous partnerships with major liquor brands, Mixstir grew to become a leading event discovery platform in Florida. Prior to starting Mixstir, Danny held Business Strategy & Innovation Analyst and Product Manager roles at Ilumno - a company helping to bring digital transformation to university education in Latin America. 

Danny holds Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Central Florida in Business Administration, Psychology, and Biology. He enjoys being active in the local tech community as well as traveling around the world to try new foods.

Ivan Pinchuk

Front-End Engineer
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Ivan Pinchuk

Front-End Engineer

Ivan is a graduate of the Faculty of Informatics and Computing at the Siberian State University of Telecommunications and Information Sciences. He has extensive experience in implementing client side cryptographic systems.

Eugene Antonevich

BACK-END ENGINEER
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Eugene Antonevich

BACK-END ENGINEER

Eugene Antonevich received his degree from St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Faculty of Technical Cybernetics. He has spent a good part of his career as a software engineer specializing in back-end technologies. He is currently living in Saint-Petersburg where he enjoys snowboarding, boxing, and tennis.

Carlos Arevalo

Associate Designer
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Carlos Arevalo

Associate Designer

Carlos Arevalo is a designer driven by making a positive impact in the world through empathizing with users and understanding their needs. He was selected out of 2,500+ applicants and awarded a full scholarship by Uber to attend Ironhack's immersive UX/UI Design Bootcamp, where he recently graduated. As a student in this UX/UI program, he developed skills in UX research, UI design, and Rapid Prototyping. Carlos holds an associates degree in Architecture from Miami Dade College. Prior to making his transition to product design, he was pursuing a Master's Degree in Architecture at Florida International University.

Carlos loves rugby (has been playing competitively for 7 years), kayaking, and film.

Vladislav Zalyubovskiy

QA Engineer
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Vladislav Zalyubovskiy

QA Engineer

Vladislav has a Master’s degree in computer systems and networks. He is currently the 8base QA team leader in charge of managing a team of QA specialists.

Oxana Skripka

Designer
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Oxana Skripka

Designer

Oxana is a celebrated graphic designer based in Saint Petersburg.  Her passion lies in designing smart, useful solutions for all types of business.  She brings international experience having worked on projects in Russia and the USA.  In 2016, she competed in the Top 10 Designers All-Russian design competition by the Mail-Ru Group.  At 8base, she bring her talents to ensure consistent branding across all of our channels and working on web design.

Oxana received a Bachelor of Graphic Design from Saint Petersburg University.

She is an active leader in Saint Petersburg’s design circles and organizes lectures and workshops about design in Saint Petersburg and has a blog about graphic design.

Hanif Carroll

Front-end development
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Hanif Carroll

Front-end development

Hanif Carroll powers our front-end development and drives our elegant design ideals.  His fresh design contributions help make 8base stand out from all competitors.  

Competitive by nature, when he’s not creating or designing, he is lifting weights where he set a federation record in a powerlifting competition, or he is competing in ultimate frisbee.  

Hanif is a proud Bull and graduated from the University of South Florida in 2013 with a B.S. in Health Sciences.  With an incredibly inquisitive mind, he is currently learning computer programming and German.

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Latest News

September 13, 2018
8base CEO Albert Santalo Interviewed on 880 The Biz Radio

Recorded radio interview between our CEO, Albert Santalo, Ed Martinez, and Tony Calatayud on Front and Center 880 The Biz! Miami's leading business news radio station with Bloomberg Radio.

May 21, 2018
Blockchain, Generation Z and The Rise Of The Citizen Developer

As Millennials grow into their peak professionally and the succeeding Generation Z starts their careers, the workforce will continue to swell

June 1, 2018
On-chain derivatives: solving $500T problem and winning prize at Consensus 2018 Hackathon

n early May, a few of us from 8base, Evgeny Semushin, Gabe Kelly and myself, decided to take on the challenge of competing for

May 22, 2018
8base Appoints Oscar Perez as Vice President of Operations and Finance

Veteran Enterprise Technology Leader to Support Rapid Scaling of Blockchain-Based Software Development Platform.

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