Our Team

OUR GOAL IS TO END WASTE, IN ALL FORMS. We help companies find economic value in their waste streams and confidently execute their sustainability goals. Our process begins with analyzing the physical waste that businesses, governments, and organizations produce in their daily operations. We create a plan to repurpose that waste thereby eliminating wasted time, wasted money, and wasted energy. We keep materials from entering landfills and create a more circular economy through recycling, reuse, and resellable byproducts. We help create a more efficient and effective society.

Join us on our journey to create global waste solutions that consider people, the planet, and scalability

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Alex Mardikian

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As the founder and CEO of The Waste Agency,  Alex focuses on sustainability and conservation of ecosystems and society. Creating bio energy and directives that have economic viability, environmental protection and social equity.

Formerly the U.S. Western Regional manager for Schlumberger Ltd., with a multidisciplinary background in engineering, manufacturing, mapping, environmental planning services. Alex has held federal and state licenses in California and Nevada as a Grade II water treatment operator, water distribution specialist and backflow specialist. Serving a diverse client base from municipal, state, and federal agencies; energy, industrial, and commercial companies; and private developers.

Alex continues to support many clients for FueledBy.Net, a firm that designs and develops software solutions, with a role in project planning and execution. As the former CEO and co-founder of OBITX (now Everything Blockchain, Inc), a fintech company publicly trading as OBTX (now EBZT), the company focused helping clients achieve carbon neutrality by providing blockchain technology solutions including cryptocurrency, smart contracts, decentralized data management, and cryptographic security.

With an extensive marketing background and the co-ownership of Von Dutch Kustom, this expanded over many other lifestyle licenses owned and operated for the brands and subcategories Ed Hardy, Christian Audigier and rock group The WHO for Quadrophenia assigned by Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey. The GRAMMY label (appointed by The Recording Academy™) and the Chief Brand Strategist for Kim Dotcom and all related entities MegaUpload, MegaMovie, MegaClik, MegaBox, Baboom and N1.

Andrus Nomm

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Currently the co-founder and CTO of Fueleby.net a full service technology and marketing firm and co-founder and former CTO of OBITX, a fintech company publicly trading OBTX. Andrus’ driving the vision and growth of technical operations and enterprise systems. He oversees and directs technical operations, and is also responsible for developer relations and partnerships, an elemental component to cultivating the connection with our developer community. His background includes extensive experience across a variety of disciplines including the planning and development of enterprise infrastructure and systems, team building, massive scale multi-layered data mining, planning and deployments of secure high availability/redundant payment infrastructure, backend service architecture and development, and new technologies testing and deployment. Creator of the advertising network of MegaUpload, media processing cloud services for MegaUpload, Megavideo and Megapix. Nomms duties were to test and develop new technologies and solutions and integrate them into systems while managing a daily user base of 50+million unique ip’s and monitor over 6,500 servers. Co-patent holder on Haultail on-demand logistics gig delivery system. It is Nomms mission to empower developers to solve problems and scale their impact.

Charles P. Rutherford II

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Based in Frisco, Texas, Charlie credits more than 20 years of business development excellence to creating durable relationships by fierce interest in client needs and their success. As business development director for a CPG category leader, Charlie oversaw significant global expansion while earning the only civilian Task Group leader position within the National Conference on Weights and Measures as a trusted source on rulemaking guidance in a highly regulated industry.

Joshua Shirk

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Currently a design director at Fueleby.net, a full-service technology and marketing firm. Has extensive experience in periodicals (one of the founders of the magazine Green Energy - a edition on all types and technologies of renewable energy, chief-designer of the magazine SALON - a edition on design, decor and architecture, art director of Tele-Week and Telescope - entertainment edition, art-director of the magazine Money - financial and analytical edition, Ukraine Young - a daily political and economic republican edition), printing companies (designer and specialist on prepress in the companies Art-Graphics, Futari-Print) and advertising agencies (TSK-agency, Noblet Media, Art Wings). He has collaborated on various projects with McDonalds, Bosch-Siemens, Carlsberg, Electrolux, Zanussi, Aeg, Interpipe, Allianz, Bravo-Airline and many others. Participated in the preparation of the International Energy Forum Wind & Hydrogen, Green Energy Transition, GlobalWind, Green City Expo and other activities of companies related to renewable energy; such as - Scientific and Technical Center Biomass, Ukrainian Wind Energy Association, VindKraft, Wind Park of Ukraine and others. He graduated from the National Technical University of Ukraine with a degree in industrial marketing.

Ralph Herro

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Founder and CEO of iMerchant Direct Inc, Ralph brings more than a decade of payment and financial services experience with about 40K+ current clients and processing +4B annually. His expertise is in operations, expanding fintech solutions both domestically and internationally, merchant relationship development and product development and deployment. With less than a 4% attrition rate, which is a number simply unattainable by iMerchant's competitors, he has one of the strongest merchant communities in the business. With worldwide operations and an extensive customer list in a variety of industries, iMD Lending With a quick application process, high approval rates and fast release of funds this is a viable alternative to traditional small business loans in addition to many other useful products that can be added to an account by a click of a mouse, Merchants can bundle and save bills they already have and through additional products offered they can raise their volume by up to 70%.

Beth Mickley

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Director of Commercial Development and Finance

Gulmira Mardikian

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Is a Product Innovator and an Engineer with an extensive background in leadership in Research and Development (R&D). She has over 16 years of experience in Process Engineering, Product Development, Purchasing and Project Management in a Fortune 500 Global Consumer Goods company. Over the years, she has developed and created many Engineering designs in producing Household and Personal Care products. She holds publications for patents in designing Manufacturing Processes for Laundry products. Gulmira’s professional life is versatile and diverse. First and most she is an Engineer and a Scientist. She has also spent extensive time in Purchasing, where she acquired the skill to negotiate and manage companies spending effectively. Gulmira holds a diploma in Chemical Engineering, Master’s in Engineering and certified in Six Sigma Black Belt.

Gulmira provides technical support and directs the technical aspect of the company, including Process Engineering and Manufacturing. Direct and manage all EPA, AQMD and USDA regulatory documentation for existing and new operations. Lead and place new processes in Engineering that pertains to EPA, AQMD and USDA regulations. Lead processes that are new to the company. Research, lead and communicate new EPA, and USDA regulations.

Christina Hernandez

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Director of Regulatory Compliance

Gulaiym Agbal

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Currently manages brand support and community sciences at Fueledby.net, a full-service technology. Gulaiym identifies, segments and integrates innovative data science and analytics in order to transform businesses' social influence inorder to change their DNA to data driven decision making - end user conversion. Thereby transforming into efficient and lean enterprises that outperforms their competition. Services include financial analytics, public sector analytics, social media analytics, iOT analytics, enterprise analytics, customer analytics. Overseeing and maintaining over 15K+ mrf and waystations data, communication and driver dissipation information. She graduated from Kyrgyz National University of Jusup Balasagyn with a degree in Information Technology.

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