KC Reddy’s career has been built on marrying cutting edge technology with ethics, leveraging today’s innovations to solve tomorrow’s problems – all while protecting the integrity and privacy of the end user. As an expert
in both cyber security and investment, he set out to create a green, secure blockchain with boundless real-world applications and use cases. Since 2017, KC has been perfecting and refining that formula with Rubix,
an L1 blockchain built on revolutionary Proof-of-Pledge protocol, a low carbon consensus mechanism that he created.
Proof-of-Pledge, KC’s brainchild and the foundation for Rubix’s green blockchain system, was born out of a desire to address both the shortcomings of existing cryptocurrencies and the most pressing issues facing humanity:
primarily climate change and income inequality. Leveraging deep understandings and working knowledge of both the technology and investment sectors, KC combined the best parts of existing blockchain protocols to
engineer Proof-of-Pledge, a unique protocol that allows each transaction to achieve finality without expensive and energy- intensive mining. Rather than focusing on the token alone, KC designed Rubix as a comprehensive
Web3 and blockchain platform with applications in ESG tracking, publishing, transactions, and cybersecurity, to name a few.
In addition to spearheading Rubix, KC founded Ensurity Technologies, a cutting edge global cyber security platform specializing in cryptography solutions. KC is also a renowned investor in global technology, with portfolios
at various funds including Barings, ABN Amro, Nevsky Capital, Charlemagne Capital & Credit Agricole.
KC graduated from Osmania University, India, with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering. He earned his MBA with a distinction in finance at the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.
Mahesh Ramanujam is a passionate advocate for climate change and digital transformation. A global convener in the technology, investment and sustainability sectors, Mahesh oversees the global operations and expansion
and the development of Rubix’s community of developers, partners, organizations and individuals who are leveraging blockchain technology to drive digital transformation and create an owner’s economy. A pioneer of
blockchain for good, Mahesh is committed to leveraging Rubix’s decentralized architecture, Proof-of-Pledge protocol and green blockchain to solve real-world issues that Web2 neglects. With decades of experience
using innovative tech to pair people and platforms, Ramanujam is primed to deploy Rubix’s singular Web3 advantages to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues
Before Rubix, Mahesh served as the President and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) and the global Arc technology platform. He successfully spearheaded the movement
to modernize, digitize, and globalize the LEED brand and certification process. LEED grew globally under Mahesh’s leadership, ensuring the future public health and environmental sustainability standards for generations.
Prior to USGBC, Mahesh led business transformation teams at IBM and Lenovo, spearheading initiatives including the sale of IBM PC systems to Lenovo, and its printer divisions to Ricoh. His team carried out the successful
establishment of Lenovo’s global manufacturing and operating platforms.
A respected thought leader, Mahesh regularly delivers keynotes at large events like Greenbuild, where he has interviewed high-profile guests including former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, international attorney
Amal Clooney, actor Dan Levy and renowned architect Bjarke Ingels. Mahesh’s writing has been featured in international media outlets and publications, and includes opinion pieces on climate change, ESG and investment,
technology, web3, blockchain and policy.
Mahesh is an investor in and serves as a strategic advisor or on the board of a portfolio of startup programs whose technologies are designed to help transform society for the better. Mahesh is also President and CEO
of the Global Network for Zero, an international leadership collective working to accelerate ESG compliance and the rapid realization of a zero emissions world.
Rubix Chief Marketing Officer Sarah Merricks is a longtime executive strategist and marketer with a talent for developing and executing corporate plans, particularly with new technology. Leveraging her years of experience
in the digital transformation of green building practices, Sarah leads efforts to communicate Rubix’s unique mission, message and green blockchain technology to this growing sector of the global marketplace. A visionary
brand manager and communications strategist, Merricks is known for her skills as an agile marketer, product positioner and media guru.
Sarah is also the Chief Strategy Officer for The Global Network for Zero, of which Rubix is a member. There, she leverages technologies like the Rubix blockchain Proof-of-Pledge protocol to lower emissions and implement
Prior to Rubix, Sarah spent nine years at the U.S. Green Building Council as Chief of Staff to the CEO. There, she oversaw corporate strategy, including the launch of Arc, the digital platform that elevated LEED certification
to a massive global brand. An environmentalist first and foremost, Sarah has also worked with the U.S. House of Representatives’ Select Committee on Energy Independence & Global Warming, a global environmental law
firm, and a clean energy think tank.
Sarah is also the Chief Strategy Officer for The Global Network for Zero, an international leadership collective working to accelerate ESG compliance and the rapid realization of a zero emissions world.
As Director of Global Business Development at Rubix, Manoj Vembu leads the market strategy and expansion of the blockchain’s revolutionary Proof-of-Pledge technology, from the metaverse to the real world. Using his
signature passion and promotion techniques, Manoj introduces the disruptive technology to international partners, explaining the applications of the green, secure blockchain as a comprehensive solution.
A venerable sales expert and Harvard graduate, Manoj also serves as Managing Director of VRV Global Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based global trading entity. His prior experience includes a role as Chief Strategy Officer &
Director Finance for a multinational trading corporation in Singapore, and Founder and Director of a consulting group in India, managing trade portfolios worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Manoj has worked on investments throughout India, the United States and Singapore in various roles. He’s particularly proud of his past work as Chief Economic Representative for India, a position for which he was specially
appointed to build investments and strategic expansions between the U.S. and Indian governments.
Scot Horst is Chairman at Rubix and the Global Network for Zero where he guides the vision for tools that improve human and ecosystem health. Horst is best known for his more than fifteen years overseeing and guiding
the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program as it grew from a small rating tool to a global system. He is the founding CEO of Arc Skoru and the Arc platform, which is the digital backbone of LEED. Arc tracks
and scores the real-time performance of existing buildings, cities and places and is the first platform to use carbon as a building score.
Scot believes everyone can be involved in addressing climate change and other environmental challenges. He believes technology is our best tool to do this by connecting people through a decentralized network that allows
positive action to go beyond boundaries and organizations.
Before joining Rubix and GNFZ, Scot has served in executive and founder positions for many organizations. He was President of Athena Institute International, a nonprofit dedicated to the life-cycle assessment of buildings,
and of 7group, a leading green building consultancy. He also created “Cool Climate Concrete,” a program for cement and concrete companies to reduce Portland cement clinker in thousands of projects and provide carbon
to the Climate Trust of Oregon.
A leader in the sustainable building space, Scot co-authored An Integrative Design Guide to Green Building. He serves and has served on the boards of numerous organizations that focus on transformation, including the
Cradle 2 Cradle Products Innovation Institute, the Advisory Board of Commonweal Ventures, the Sustainable Building Alliance in Paris and the Energy and Retrofit Finance Committee of the World Economic Forum.
Scot holds dual degrees in Philosophy and Voice Performance from Oberlin College and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He sang opera professionally, and maintains a furniture design studio.
Vijay Vyas (Vijay) is a proven leader, advisor & mentor in the startup eco system, particularly in the area of blockchain & web3. Vijay has previously led a large enterprise in India that offered cutting edge tech to
more than 80 million users. He has also executed several billion dollar financial and M & A deals, including with Fortune 500 companies. Vijay is currently Chairman of the Vyas group. He is also a General Partner
at GravityX Capital & SUNiCON Ventures and advisor at Avalance Global Solutions
Murali is a leader, innovator and implementer in a variety of technology domains. For nearly two decades, Murali has consistently delivered highly scalable, state-of-the-art systems that leverage embedded design, software
security, IAM/IdP solutions, reconfigurable hardware (FPGA) and networking and cryptography. He has also designed, customized and implemented various high stake defense-grade products and solutions. He is also a
pioneer in developing FIDO & Microsoft certified security products. He is proud to have designed and worked on many high-speed IP cores in FPGA including public ciphers and packet processing core.
As a lifetime learner, he keeps himself abreast of the latest technology developments, issues and opportunities and never ceases to innovate to solve technology’s most pressing problems. Many technologists have been
fortunate to grow under Murali’s mentorship and recognize him as a compassionate leader.
Murali holds a master’s degree in engineering and is currently pursuing his PhD in crypto acceleration & cryptoanalysis using reconfigurable hardware.
As an initial and core member of the Rubix team, Aparna has made numerous contributions to the foundation of Rubix. She was instrumental in developing various functionalities including but not limited to token transfer,
token mining, consensus, IPFS, gossip, communication and security protocols.
She has vast knowledge in algorithms, strong expertise in C++ and Java. She continues to spend her time developing deep knowledge on crypto and security to ensure Rubix remains the most secure blockchain in the world.
As a dedicated, hardworking and organized person, Aparna brings the structure, discipline and rigor to the development process of Rubix. And as a skilled communicator, she enjoys demystifying blockchain and security
concepts to enable new and existing developers to become Web3 enthusiasts like her.
Aparna has bachelor’s degree in computer science and is currently pursuing a master’s in artificial intelligence.
Nidhin Mahesh co-leads the development and support of Rubix. He and his team have made substantial contributions to develop Rubix’s revolutionary Proof-of-Pledge protocol, peer-to-peer data transfer and transaction
processing functions. He also built the payment interface, staking of tokens and on-chain wallets to support the Rubix ecosystem. Nidhin’s team also continues to develop new functionalities to help continually improve
and optimize Rubix as a state-of-the-art, no gas fee L1 green blockchain platform.
Nidhin has a bachelor’s in technology from Amrita University and led the Google Developer Student and Free and Open-Source Software club to substantially increase the open-source code contributions from various developers.
He is passionate about distributed networks, connected devices and distributed ledger technologies, and remains focused on using these concepts to transform the current financial services landscape.
Nidhin has authored and published multiple research papers in collaboration with Amrita Wireless networks and TIFAC-Core in cyber security, Coimbatore.
Nidhin actively recruits and mentors developers to grow Rubix’s developer community.
Gokul co-leads the development and support of Rubix. He and his team develop and support various core components of the Rubix platform and ensure the security and scalability of its 51.4 million proofchains. He built
the tokenization component of Rubix and implemented features to improve data security.
Gokul is a proactive and passionate Web3 enthusiast, who never passes an opportunity to provide real-time, cost effective and impactful Web3 solutions to support various business needs. Prior to joining Rubix, as a
systems engineer at Infosys Limited, he supported Microsoft and National Australian Bank (NAB). At Microsoft he mentored a team to streamline the workflow for product launch using Apache Airflow and at NAB, he developed
a queue container for transmission of messages for both online and offline transactions.
Gokul has a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Driven by his passion to educate and support the developer community, he regularly writes on various platforms to articulate complex concepts in a simpler manner and
trains new and existing developers on Rubix and Web3 concepts.
Kiran co-leads the development and support of Rubix. Along with his team, he was instrumental in developing Rubix Asset Contract (RAC), a set of rules to tokenise all forms of assets and their associated data and NFTs
using RAC on the Rubix blockchain.
Prior to joining Rubix, he was a software developer at Cognizant Technologies supporting various platforms used by global academic publishers. He is well versed in java, current on various web development frameworks
and has published few research papers on AI and ML. His unlimited enthusiasm to explore a wide set of use cases makes Rubix a strong platform for enterprise application development. He derives joy in helping new
and existing developers learn about Rubix and its varied use cases
Kiran has a bachelor’s degree in computer science.