About Us

Leadership Team

Prior to founding HalfBlast Studios, the team has held leadership roles in software development consulting companies and has numerous past successes with Fortune 500 and mid-market enterprises. C-level executives are certified in blockchain solutions architecture and speak and train in this area. Team previously worked on various confidential Google ATAP projects for over 5 years.

Lisa Calkins

Lisa Calkins

Co-founder & CEO

Business tech maven and blockchain enthusiast envisioning innovative technology solutions. Prior experience with Accenture.

Heath O'Neal

Heath O'Neal

Co-founder & COO

Accelerator of emergent technologies. Former director of strategic innovation lab and founder of mobile product division at a global consulting firm.

Jeffrey Schmitz

Jeffrey Schmitz

Co-founder & CTO

Passionate technologist driven to solve challenging problems creatively. Designed and developed pilot blockchain projects using Hyperledger.

Jerzy Giersz PhD

Jerzy Giersz PhD

VP Europe

Successful leader of large-scale software implementations through perseverance and ingenuity. Doctorate in artificial intelligence.

Kris Pawelko

Kris Pawelko

VP Sales Europe

Relationship driven style who is always focused on the customer’s needs and is committed to their success.

Atif Mohammad PhD

Atif Mohammad PhD

Senior Advisor

Immersed in the science of blockchain, artificial intelligence, and machine learning with natural language processing. Adjunct Professor at UNC.

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