Team

 

MEET THE TEAM



John Sostak - Founder


John is a Sales and Marketing executive with a diverse business background who thrives in a startup environment. Before Alpha Vertical, John designed payment solutions and brought to market unique prepaid cards that were sold in convenience stores. Clients included Incomm and 7-11.

John began mining and trading Bitcoin in 2015. John is a US Army veteran and a retired Chicago Firefighter. John attended the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Outside of business, John resides in Old Norwood, Chicago. He is married to Joy, has two sons, a daughter, a very old dog and a young cat that the entire family regrets adopting.

John is an unrequited Chicago Bears fan that spends his summers watching White Sox baseball and dreaming of a franchise quarterback.

John is a Bitcoin Maximalist.






Rich Zito - Chief Operating Officer


Rich is a founding partner of Alpha Vertical, Inc. and currently serves as its General Counsel & Interim Chief Operating Officer. Rich has extensive experience advising businesses in a variety of capacities in connection with issues regarding formation, corporate governance, taxation, and regulatory compliance.

Prior to joining Alpha Vertical, Rich concentrated his practice on the employee benefits considerations of private equity transactions as an associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago.

Rich is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and earned his undergraduate degree from Haverford College.












John Ambrose - Director of Business Development


An enthusiast of disruptive technology, John was introduced to blockchain through Bitcoin. John is obsessed with the use-case for cryptocurrency and the required hardware and software solutions for the growing number of diverse mining algorithms.

Before Alpha Vertical, John worked for over a decade at the Chicago Public Schools, and internationally, as an administrator specializing in strategy and accountability, data analytics, and leadership coaching.

Outside of tech and blockchain, John is focused on physical and mental health and wellness, and aspires to pursue philanthropic ventures.

John is a Bitcoin maximalist.










Parth Vaghasiya - Data Center Architect


Parth carries deep-rooted interests in Blockchian, virtualization, cloud computing, machine learning, artificial intelligence and has participated in numerous coding-hackathon, projects, workshops, seminars to argument his knowledge in this space.

Parth joined Alpha Vertical as a Data Center Architect, and has been the key member of the team and is responsible for the technical infrastructure implementations and operations in the company. He is responsible for the development of the enterprise website, data-center planning, implementation, maintenance, and administration

Parth has earned his Master’s Degree in Information Technology and Management from Illinois Institute of Technology.

 

MEET THE TEAM

John Sostak - Founder


John is a Sales and Marketing executive with a diverse business background who thrives in a startup environment. Before Alpha Vertical, John designed payment solutions and brought to market unique prepaid cards that were sold in convenience stores. Clients included Incomm and 7-11.

John began mining and trading Bitcoin in 2015. John is a US Army veteran and a retired Chicago Firefighter. John attended the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Outside of business, John resides in Old Norwood, Chicago. He is married to Joy, has two sons, a daughter, a very old dog and a young cat that the entire family regrets adopting.

John is an unrequited Chicago Bears fan that spends his summers watching White Sox baseball and dreaming of a franchise quarterback.

John is a Bitcoin Maximalist.



Rich Zito - Chief Operating Officer


Rich is a founding partner of Alpha Vertical, Inc. and currently serves as its General Counsel & Interim Chief Operating Officer. Rich has extensive experience advising businesses in a variety of capacities in connection with issues regarding formation, corporate governance, taxation, and regulatory compliance.

Prior to joining Alpha Vertical, Rich concentrated his practice on the employee benefits considerations of private equity transactions as an associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago.

Rich is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and earned his undergraduate degree from Haverford College.



John Ambrose - Director of Business Development


As an enthusiast of disruptive technology, John was introduced to blockchain through Bitcoin. John is obsessed with the use-case for cryptocurrency and the required hardware and software solutions for the growing number of diverse mining algorithms.

Before Alpha Vertical, John worked for over a decade at the Chicago Public Schools as an administrator specializing in strategy and accountability, data analytics, and leadership coaching.

When John is not immersed in blockchain, he is focused on physical and mental health and wellness and aspires to pursue philanthropic ventures within the community.

John is a Bitcoin maximalist.



Parth Vaghasiya - Technology


Parth is the first employee of Alpha Vertical. He is a proud graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology.

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