Frank Makrides is the CEO and co-founder of Tunnel - the Ultimate Cryptocurrency. Frank has extremely broad knowledge of crypto/blockchain industries, having been in the space for over 6 years. Frank shares insights into founding a blockchain company, choosing between public and private ICOs, understanding the funding landscape, developing his leadership and advisory teams, and the pros and cons of creating the first US-compliant cryptocurrency.
Frank earned a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Massachusetts. His experience ranges from being an early employee of successful startups like Gamesville.com (acquired by Terra Lycos for $207M), to working at Fortune 500 companies like Cisco Systems and BAE Systems. Frank has extensive knowledge of program/project responsibilities in both software/hardware initiatives, holds Project Management Institute’s - Project Management Professional, Lean, & Six Sigma certifications, holds multiple patents and has also been published. His deep background in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies led him to found CryptoBoston, the largest and most diverse blockchain meetup in the Boston area.