HIVERS (our team)

We are an awesome bunch. We all strive to be the best we can possibly be.
Armen Youssefian
Founder and CEO
Armen has owned and operated several tech and online marketing startups, employed over 50 individuals, and generated 15M in annual revenue. His primary objective today is to create a social experience that is both meaningful and enlightening for the masses.
Austin Wood
Lead Software Engineer
Austin speaks English, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and Robot fluently. His entrepreneurial talents have allowed him to travel across the globe, making positive strides in society using his technical expertise.
John Ballon
Lead Systems Architect
John is a software engineer with extensive knowledge of both front and back-end technologies, specializing in React and Flask. He is passionate about building data-intensive, scalable applications.
Merik Woodmansee
Full Stack Engineer
Merik has had extensive experience utilizing React and React-Native. He has built numerous dynamic single page javascript applications. He continues his pursuit in technology with special interests in machine learning and computational structures.
Madlena Armoutian
Chief of Staff
Madlena has held various administrative roles in both the medical and legal field, and was accepted to La Verne Law School in 2015. Within that same period, she was introduced to JustHive and made the decision to take the road less traveled.
Chief Youssefian
Chief had a passion for technology from a very early age. Armen and Chief met in 2017 at a developers conference in San Francisco. The two hit it off from the very beginning. Armen has publicly stated on many occassion that, "Chief's brilliance was overwhelming the first day we met."
Bao Le
Frontend Developer
Bao is a Full-Stack Software Engineer with an absolute love for front-end development. He has a thirst for knowledge and strives to learn from every opportunity. When he's not coding, he's an aspiring blogger/influencer, YouTube content creator, Twitch livestreamer, health and fitness coach and online business entrepreneur. He's also a huge dog lover.
Jordan Wiker
iOS Developer
Jordan formerly worked as an electrical engineer at NASA. Now, when he’s not building beautiful iOS apps, you can probably find him writing and recording rap songs, occasionally in German. He really loves squirrels and pigeons.
Erik Hornberger
iOS Developer
Erik studied electrical engineering at Messiah College and University of Kansas. As a software developer, he cares just as much about the beauty of the code as he does the beauty of the app. He speaks Japanese fluently and currently lives in Yokosuka.
Gang Wang
Full Stack Engineer
Gang has been working professionally as an iOS Developer for over 8 years now. He's gained advanced knowledge and experience in developing full feature apps in both Objective-C and swift.
Dirk Abinakad
Marketing Partner
Dirk turned his passion for photography into a multi- million dollar social media empire. His focus on quality production and strong marketing techniques led him to create dozens of luxury fan pages on Instagram with a total following of over 100M users.
Ed Tomassi
Marketing Partner
Ed is the Co-Founder and CEO of FaceHead Media, a leading brand awareness and marketing company focused on social media campaigns. Some of Facehead’s clients include: Doritos, Fatburger, Disney, MTV, Bravo, Syfy, AMC, 20th Century Fox.
Jason Kitchen
Public Relations
Jason attended The University of Windsor and Rowan University for his undergraduate studies and did his graduate work at Michigan State University. He began his Public Relations career in New York as in-house PR Director for a prominent media personality, advancing to Director of Public Relations for a NY non-profit organization.
Ethan Salem
QA Testing
Ethan’s journey into the world of digital media began while directing online marketing operations for The Animal Welfare Society of Howard County, a nonprofit no-kill animal rescue in Maryland. In 2017, Ethan was named the first Director of Digital Media for Summer at Sandy Spring Friends School, an international summer camp hosting thousands of campers and staff from more than a dozen countries.


JustHive has been fortunate enough to have a great team of investors and advisors to keep us focused and on track.
Ian Scarffe
Blockchain and Crypto Advisor
A serial entrepreneur, investor and consultant with business experience from around the world, Ian is on a personal mission to develop a culture of entrepreneurship, helping startups achieve their full potential as well as helping to expand existing companies. A leading expert in Bitcoin, Blockchain and Crypto industries, Ian is at the very heart of revolutionizing the financing industry across the globe and currently consults and advises for a range of multi-million dollar companies.
Sergey Sevantsyan
Blockchain and Crypto Advisor
International Public Keynote Speaker, Blockchainer, Adviser, ICO Supervisor, Investment Relations & International Community Relations Manager, Technical-evangelist, CITO, Social Engineer. Founder of DAO MBA (Masters of Blockchain Administration). Partner of Ethereum.Moscow
Peter McLoughlin
Investor and Advisor
Peter has accumulated over $100M in property since 2001. Prior to making his fortunes in property however, Peter was working on wallstreet where he focused on financial modeling, valuation, and the acquisitions and sales of small-to-medium-sized companies ($20MM – 1BN). His wealth of knowledge about finance has made his contributions to JustHive invaluable, guiding us from careful planning to execution.
Richard McDonald
Investor and Advisor
Richard is a serial entrepreneur. Having created a few multi-million dollar companies over the years. He now diversifies his portfolio by investing in technology companies and assists JustHive with operations due to his vast experiences in running successful startups in the past.
Champions Resource Partners LLC
Accounting, Finance, Compliance Management
They are emerging to be one of the world’s leading technology accounting, finance and compliance company. They design, build, and run all of our computer and internal systems that handle accounting, finance, compliance, and internal operations. CRP has played a major role in the development of JustHive and is providing us with their proprietary "fast-scale" platform that allow us to grow fast. We are very thankful and incredibly fortunate to have them on-board and running our systems.
Avo Minasyan
Investor and Advisor
Avo owned and operated TNH Pharmacy, an Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Company over four consecutive years, which generated half a billion in annual revenue, and was acquired for $75M in 2016. His company's growth and eventual success relied heavily on the software technologies he built internally.
Cooley LLP
Legal Advisors
They are the world's leading technology law firm. And they don't just accept any client, they are highly selective. Their list of clients include Facebook, Google, Snapchat, Uber, SpaceX and eBay, to name a few. Cooley has played a major role in the development of JustHive. We are very thankful and incredibly fortunate to have them representing and advising us every step of the way.
Shew Law Corporation
Legal Advisors
They are a boutique international, corporate, and tax firm located in Los Angeles. They have real world experience from the largest firms and biggest corporations in setting up cross border organizations and doing a variety of international transactions. We are very thankful and incredibly fortunate to have them representing and advising us every step of the way.