February 14, 2017

Team Bios

Andrew ‘Flip’ Filipowski is a legendary successful high-tech entrepreneur, philanthropist, and industry visionary. He devotes his expertise, vision, leadership and entrepreneurial talent to the strategic direction of SilkRoad Equity.

The former COO of Cullinet, the largest software company of the 1980s, was also the founder and CEO of PLATINUM technology, inc. Flip grew PLATINUM in twelve years into the 8th largest software company in the world with over a billion in revenue at the time of its sale to Computer Associates for $4 billion in 1999, the largest such transaction for a software company at the time. Flip was the founder or co-founder of SilkRoad, InterAct 911, MissionMode, House of Blues, Blue Rhino, Primo Water, Littermaid, VeriBlock, TallyCapital and Fluree. Upside Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Information Technology. A recipient of Entrepreneur of the Year awards from both Ernst & Young and Merrill Lynch, Flip has also been awarded the Young President’s Organization Legacy award and the Anti-Defamation League’s Torch of Liberty award for his work fighting hate on the Internet.


Flip is a futurist and renowned speaker on such topics as Bitcoin, Blockchain, FinTech, Money, Energy, Disruption, Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship, Digital Autonomous Organizations, and Organizational Structures.

During his more than 25 years in the Internet bandwidth, web hosting, financial & information services and telecommunications industries, Justin has been an incubator of companies that include ISPs, VoIP telecom, internet financial services, and collaborative gaming. Justin has also provided information systems consulting to numerous businesses across the financial services, real estate, healthcare, and staffing industries.

Passionate about decentralized and trustless technologies since 2011, Maxwell has built remote miner management software, OpenCL/CUDA GPU miners, cloud services, cryptocurrencies, and more for the blockchain ecosystem.

He is a lead developer of the three-year-old Curecoin project which rewards users for contributing idle computing resources to biomedical research, developed the first public blockchain testnet to use post-quantum cryptography, and actively works on alternative blockchain security and scalability solutions leveraging level-2 technologies.

Tim is a technical-focused utility player with a track record across 6 companies of making things just work.

His roots are hands-on software development, spreading into architecture and management, with an emphasis on cross-functional concerns and empowering/leading large teams. He has worked in consulting, small start-ups and large multi-billion corporations. His previous companies include Market6/84.51, CDW, Paylocity, and Deloitte Consulting.

Jeff is a private equity investor for his own account for greater than 25 years. His investments have covered a wide variety of industries including financial services, real estate, hospitality, technology and multi-media. Mr. Roschman is currently the Chairman of Landmark Bank, N.A., a federally chartered bank with assets in excess of $350 million. Mr. Roschman has developed over 100 commercial properties including restaurants, shopping centers, drug stores, office space and other retail centers.

Update: Sale of Landmark Bank to Arkansas bank closes for $96M