Our story, our values

Blocksyte offers a comprehensive end to end solution unifying blockchain and RFID technologies with a proven, powerful 20 year in-market Omni-channel enterprise solution base. This fully functional solutions can be integrated anywhere and provides superior insight and intelligence within supply chain logistics. The Blocksyte platform is a fully self-configurable tool with intuitive self-guided menus providing options from desired features, factors, hardware requirements to network connectivity.

“Blocksyte's Blockchain platform is the leading omni-channel enterprise blockchain, smart-contract, document management, IoT automated product tracking and compliance reporting platform in the market that is both customizable and affordable.”

David McDougall - President, Blocksyte

Alan Pelz-Sharpe

CEO & Co-Founder

     Alan Pelz-Sharpe is the Founder and Principal Analyst of DEEP ANALYSIS, a technology research firm focused on next-generation information management. He has over 25 years of experience in the information technology (IT) industry working with a wide variety of end user organizations, like FedEx, The Mayo Clinic, and Allstate, and vendors, from Oracle and IBM to startups around the world. Alan was formerly a Partner at The Real Story Group, Consulting Director at Indian services firm Wipro, Research Director at 451, and Vice President for North America at industry analyst firm Ovum. He is regularly quoted in the press, including the Wall Street Journal and The Guardian, and has appeared on the BBC, CNBC, and ABC as an expert guest.

Alan Pelz-Sharpe



David McDougall

President, CIO & Co-Founder

     David is the CEO/Founder of Visionmax Solutions Inc. Dave has thirty-one years of experience working in some of the largest IT departments in North America including 21 years as CEO and founder of Visionmax.
     Dave has also held the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) for a U.S. technology company. Prior to forming VisionMAX, he spent 7 years with Canada’s largest retailer in systems development. He was a senior consultant with IBM/LGS with a senior project manager role, application architect and senior consultant running the Interactive Commerce practice (Internet development in the “early-days”).
     Dave has spent his career as programmer/analyst, project leader, application architect, technical sales engineer, project manager and as an executive. Dave lectured and taught a post-graduate technology course at George Brown College in Toronto. Dave is an experienced speaker and has brought VisionMAX’s perspective on systems integration, next generation Retail systems, Blockchain, AI, IoT, SaaS, SOA, wireless applications, IVR/VOIP/Telephony self-service, E- Services, and leading-edge Satellite, IPTV, Digital VOD solutions to his engagements.
     Dave studied at the University of Toronto taking their BSc. Computer Science program with a major in computer science and a minor in French.

David McDougall



Michael Doherty

Chief Operations Officer

     As Blocksyte’s Chief Operating Officer, Michael is responsible for the company’s marketing, operations, and customer experience. He comes to Blocksyte from inStream, a provider of personalized offers software to retailers, and MCX, a merchant-owned mobile payments startup.
     Michael is a Silicon Valley transplant with product development, product management, and marketing experience in location solutions, cloud computing and telecommunications. He also brings expertise to Blocksyte in market analytics, operational readiness and go-to-market planning and execution.

Michael Doherty



Jeff Darter

Vice President, Sales

     Jeff is a professional sales executive with experience building relationships with technology leaders, end-users and company leadership in some of the largest companies in the world. He has worked for Sun Microsystems (Oracle), Force Computers (Motorola), NetApp and Texas Instruments. He has had territories all over the world and has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, Australia and coast to coast across North America.
     Jeff specializes in building relationships for the long-term success of our customers, partners and the solutions he represents. Jeff holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University.

Jeff Darter



Freddy Kalles

VP Business Development

     Mr. Kalles is a successful entrepreneur and has provided his operational, sales and marketing expertise to companies that want to exploit their products, services or solutions Nationwide. A few of the companies that he has helped include EDS, HYVE, Works LLC, Summit Broadband, DHR International, Quilite International, Q & A Payment Solutions, ACTV, KoolConnect, Inocybe, Pipeline Medical and many others. Mr. Kalles’ has extensive experience selling to and negotiating with C & V level executives of Fortune 1,000 Companies and medium size companies. On behalf of Quilite International he arranged for presentations to many senior officials of Federal & State DOT departments and major State Highway Administrations. Mr. Kalles’ has vast experience with video on demand (VOD & IPTV), interactive TV, enterprise software, broadband, broadcast and satellite solutions.

     Mr. Kalles has created results for companies, such as Spectradyne (Spectravision), Electronic Data Systems (EDS) of Plano TX, AlphaStar, Media Master, ACTV and InterCite TV, just to name a few. His six month consulting contract with EDS resulted in a $150 million sales contract for EDS.

Freddy Kalles



Paul Gilchrist

VP Technology (CTO)

     Paul leverages his 28 years of experience with large enterprise customers and systems development. Paul has managed all key design decisions, approach and technology choices for the Visionmax internal software platforms and products working with proprietary tools into customer software integration engagements for clients offering rapid development and cost-effective solutioning. Paul is a problem solver, a persistent improvement seeker for all solutions and a natural team leader. Paul has graduated with honors for a B. App. Sc. (Electrical Engineering) University of Toronto - Toronto, Canada specialized in Computer Engineering and has:

  • Twenty-eight years of professional experience in Unix, Internet, client-server, mainframe, and PC environments.
  • Recognized skill-set includes systems architecture and systems analysis and design across $10M+ projects.
  • Highly proficient in Cross-platform systems integration and development.
  • Enterprise project management and technical team leadership.
  • Recognized for strong communication skills, business comprehension, and creative solutions.


    Technical Aptitudes:

  • Internet systems (legacy to web) integration, architecture, management, design and implementation experience.
  • Omni-Channel systems development, mobile, web, call center, POS, Kiosk, Interactive-TV Internet of Things (IoT) expertise for device to device communication and workflow.
  • Current Blockchain skills in various platforms and API interfaces.
  • Long term experience in Unix server development, integration and systems administration
  • Object oriented programming in Java and C++.
  • Database design and implementation of small and large scale projects, with multiple database platforms.
  • Proficient in multiple platforms: Unix, Windows, AS/400, Mainframe and all cloud technologies.
  • Highly adaptable to new programming languages, libraries and operating systems.

Paul Gilchrist



Gennady Glabets

Director, Field Operations

     Gennady Glabets is a Logistics and Supply chain expert that has spent most of his career in the food and beverage industry. He has developed and implemented strategic logistics and supply chain networks for organizations ranging in size from start-up to established brand leaders. Gennady brings outstanding expertise in purchasing, transportation planning, warehousing, and manufacturing to lead the Blocksyte customer implementation program.

Gennady Glabets