Sameer Misson

Founder & CEO

Sameer is a skilled executive with extensive experience in the automotive and technology industry. He has over a decade of experience in company creation, growth, and strategy optimization. Having worked with start-ups and automotive companies his entire career, he understands the challenges facing the automotive industry and hopes to innovate in order to solve some of them. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and government from the University of California at Davis and is currently pursuing a JD in his spare time. He speaks English, Punjabi, Hindi, and Spanish.

Hakam Misson

Founder & President

Hakam has over 40 years’ experience creating and growing companies. His companies employ over 100 people worldwide and have generated well over $500M in revenue. Since moving to the United States from India in the 1970s he has become one of the premier entrepreneurs of his generation.

Narinder Bajwa

Founder & CIO

Narinder was CTO and Chief Software Architect at Infonox, a FinTech company specializing in financial payments. He was instrumental in writing Infonox’s payment platform which led to the company’s acquisition by TSYS. He brings his advanced knowledge of banking systems and software to the current secure structure of the Gluon platform. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering and a master’s degree in computer science from (IITB) the India Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Stuart Hockman

Founder & COO

Stuart is a pioneer in the automotive parts industry. In 1975 he co-founded IMPAC and after 18 straight years, he played a significant role in its double-digit growth to become a multimillion-dollar distributor of import auto parts. In 1994 IMPAC received an unsolicited offer to be acquired Gulf States Toyota with the intent to merge IMPAC with World Wide Trading, a previous acquisition of Gulf States, to form Worldpac, Inc. one of the most successful auto parts distributors in the world. Worldpac was subsequently acquired by Advance Auto Parts for in a multibillion-dollar buy out in 2013 and took Worldpac on the New York Stock Exchange.

Sumeet Singh

VP of Development

Sumeet is a passionate, knowledgeable, and experienced software architect who serves as Gluon’s VP of Development. He specializes in financial transaction processing, blockchain technology, and payment applications, financial application security, front-end point of sale applications, and back office applications. He was a software architect at Infonox and TSYS and worked on several projects that revolutionized the payment industry. He holds a computer science degree from Visvesvaraya Technological University.

Chris Delano

Marketing Director

Chris is an energetic automotive enthusiast with nearly twenty years’ experience in the development of automotive companies. He is also Vice President at iPD, a performance, genuine, and aftermarket parts retailer. He has broad experience in digital and print marketing and a proven track record in customer acquisition.

Karan Teja

VP of India Operations

Karan is an innovative blockchain developer and VP of India Operations at Gluon. He has developed numerous technologies used in blockchain today and manages the Gluon development team in New Delhi, India. He earned his bachelors degree in computer science from Purdue University with distinction.

Venkat Raju

SVP USA and Managing Director for Gluon India

Venkat is a results-driven, metrics and continuous improvement culture based, hands-on professional with strong technical & people leadership skills. He has over 25 years of experience in IT with 20 years in the Financial and Payment domain. His experience highlights include managing product development from concept, design, development, technical sales to successful revenue-generating product lines in startups. In his previous position, he managed the main product development center with over 300+ developers and support staff for TYSYS in India with a strong culture of innovation & best practices. He holds a B.E Electronics, RV College of Engineering and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Alabama.

Ronak Misson

Director of Communications

Ronak is an automotive enthusiast with years of experience in automotive marketing and communications. He manages the communication efforts for Gluons social media, email marketing, and customer relations. He holds a bachelors degree from the University of California – Davis and is pursuing a law degree from Santa Clara University – School of Law.

Sourabh Bunnan

Embedded Engineer

Sourabh is an embedded software engineer with extensive experience in automotive control systems and cloud structure interfacing. Sourabh is the lead embedded engineer for Gluon.

Chris Trew

Strategic Advisor

Chris is the Founder and CEO for Stratis. He is a consultant, architect and technologist with over 10 years’ experience in Enterprise IT. Chris’s background includes extensive experience in the financial sector, working for some of the top financial institutions as well as in the Legal, Aviation and Local government sectors.

Chris is also a backend developer specializing in C# and ASP.NET technologies. He has been involved in blockchain technologies since late 2013, Most recently Chris has worked as a volunteer developer in his free time on the Blitz project, in the course of which he has developed The Viral Exchange, a social exchange that allows people to earn BTC and Blitz by completing social interactions such as tweets, sharing and likes. He also created the Fitalize platform that allows people to earn Blitz by walking, using hardware fitness trackers such as Fitbit.

Blaine Laney

Financial Advisor

Blaine has been a commercial lender for 36 years. He has developed an extensive referral network for small and medium-sized minority owned businesses that has generated over $130 million in business in less than four years. He is experienced in commercial real estate, trade finance, letters of credit SBA loans, asset-based lending, commercial lines of credit, selling participation loans, and more. He has lived and traveled throughout Asia, and speaks fluent Japanese. He also has some understanding of Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, French, Hindi, Farsi, and Vietnamese.

Gurmeet Naroola

Business Advisor

Gurmeet is seasoned entrepreneur, executive, and author having held key positions at SunPower, Apple, Sanmina, Mahindra GenZe in Business Development, Global Operations and Customer Management.  He has enabled $100+ million revenue and business growth for electric vehicles/automotive (EV) and solar technology (PV) segments. C-level global connectivity and experience in over 25+ countries in emerging markets and high-growth segments. Gurmeet has his executive education from – GSB Stanford, MS engineering from SJSU, BE in mechanical engineering. He is the recipient of the US Department of Commerce award and Apple quality award. Gurmeet has authored three well-known business books.

Robert B. Dellenbach

General Counsel

Robert has represented hundreds of technology, media, and science-related companies as advisor and outside counsel, helping them to articulate and achieve their business objectives while minimizing risk and transaction costs. He specializes in representing technology startups and venture-backed companies in areas such as intellectual property transactions, financing, and mergers and acquisitions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Utah and a JD from Stanford Law School.

Alka Sabherwal

Investment Advisor

Alka has extensive experience with financial growth planning and investments. She advises investors and companies with respect to the strategic management of assets and real estate investments. She is a member of the 100% Club, and the RE/MAX Accord Platinum Club and Hall of Fame.  She holds an MA/PHD in Sociology/Economics from SUNY Stony Brook.

Walt Spevak

Financial Advisor

Walt has over 20 years of experience working with start-ups and public companies in both strategic and tactical roles. He has built financial models and cap tables, performed financial analysis, and raised capital. He has also contributed to project management, producing marketing and improving and managing operational processes. Walt holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA in technology marketing and general management from Stanford University.

Pran Haran

Embedded Advisor

Pran has extensive knowledge of hardware design and applications, particularly in embedded technologies. He has developed several products from early stage to full production release. He has held VP-level positions with companies such as VuCast Media, Agnity, and Smart Embedded Systems. He holds engineering degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, and from Kansas State University.