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Pruuvn is a global leader in Identity Management solutions that foster economic opportunities for every member of the global economy  


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Bryan Hobbs


Bryan is the Founder and CEO at Pruuvn. Originally from Selma, AL, Bryan graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelors in Civil Engineering and a Minor in Computer Applications and Technology. He currently holds certificates in Blockchain Technology from the Linux Foundation and IBM. He has over ten years of experience in managing large scale infrastructure projects for multiple fortune 500 companies, as well as, in managing people.

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Marcus W. Shute, P.E.,Ph.D.

Chief Operating Officer

Marcus W. Shute, P.E., Ph.D. has actively participated in R&D, engineering, agile product and technology development,   and manufacturing activities across several technology sectors since 1983.   He is experienced in leading cross-functional teams to transition technology innovations from laboratory prototypes to products in compressed timeframes with a wide variety of organizations from start-ups to established corporations. During his tenure at   Bell   Laboratories,   Lucent   Technologies,   he developed expertise,   led development efforts,   obtained several patents,  and is widely published in optical fiber communications,   wireless communications,   optical fiber amplifiers,   planar waveguide technology,   polarization phenomena,  electronic materials,   and initiatives related to increasing minority participation in STEM. Dr. Shute is CEO of Shute Enterprises, Inc., a firm specializing in technology development and commercialization as well as consulting in various areas. During his career, Dr. Shute has served as a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, AT&T, and Lucent Technologies; Vice President of engineering and as Vice President of Advanced Technologies at Luxcore Networks, Inc., an optical networking systems start-up company; President and Chairman of Nile ValleInvestment Group, Inc., a real estate investment company; Co-founder and Director of aspiring 2B,   Inc.,   an educational non-profit,   and as   Vice   President for   Research and Sponsored   Programs and   Professor in the   College of   Engineering,   Technology,   and Computer Science at Tennessee State University where he was responsible for managing and leading the research enterprise at the University. Dr. Shute also served as the VicePresident for   Research and   Sponsored   Programs and   Professor in the physics department and the Dual-Degree Engineering Program at Clark Atlanta University. Dr.Shute was the   Vice   President for   R&D   and   Commercialization at   510nano   Inc.,   a renewable energy and technology development company,   and also served as group president of Scarab Technologies LLC, 510nano’s technology subsidiary.

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Demetrius Williams, PMP, SPC, CSM

Chief Technology Officer

Demetrius Williams is the CTO at Pruuvn. He has more than fifteen years of experience. He has held roles as a software engineer/architect , CFO, management consultant, and Agile Transformation Coach / Trainer. He has worked at a few startups, as well as, a variety of consulting companies serving many fortune 100 and 500 clients including Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Mohawk Industries, Wells Fargo, and The Home Depot. As Pruuvn’s CTO, he formulates the technical vision and roadmap, as well as, leads our development teams using agile methodologies to realize the company’s strategic product initiatives. He holds a BBA - Management Computer Systems (MCS) from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University. He holds multiple certifications including IBM Blockchain Essentials, Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP), Disciplined Agile (DA), and Scaled Agile Program Consultant (SAFe SPC).


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