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Ziyen Inc. Board of Directors

Alastair Caithness


Alastair Campbell Caithness is the Founder and CEO of Ziyen Inc, and has masterminded the launch of the company onto the US Markets.

Alastair and has over 10 years’ international experience selling business intelligence and contract information.

In the past he set up an Oil and Gas Project tracker with a specific focus in the Middle East, operated globally as a Business Development Manager for an International Cable Portal and was Head of Sales & Marketing for a leading e-procurement company in the UK.

He is originally from Scotland, with a BA Honours in Business Studies from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and now lives and resides in San Diego with his wife, Leilani and two boys.

David R Rogers

Vice President

David Rogers joins the Ziyen Inc Board as the Vice President, and is responsible for contributing to product strategy, planning and engineering execution.

David brings more than 25 years of technology, software engineering and product delivery experience, including 17 in key leadership positions at PTC, Inc. – a $1.3 billion dollar software company listed on the NASDAQ.

As Director of Software Quality Assurance, Rogers led geographically distributed, multinational teams involved validation of a wide range of visualization, PLM, SLM and IOT software products.

Rogers holds a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Mingus Johnston

Board Member

Mingus Johnston joins the Ziyen Inc Board to provide key knowledge and skill into marketing the company brand into the media and entertainment industries.

He is an actor of the highest quality and has recently branched out into directing and producing.  Mingus has appeared in numerous movies including Jack the Giant Slayer, The List and Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation.

Mingus is a linguist, being able to communicate in several languages and is fluent in Italian having worked and lived in Rome for a number of years.

Mingus is from the Highlands of Scotland and is the middle of three boys from former politician, Lord Russell & Lady Johnston.


Ritch Azocar

Board Member

Ritch Azocar joins Ziyen Inc Board as our Software Evangelist.  He is a forward thinker in the industry, respected visionary and will be steering the software development for the company.

Key strategies will be to secure platform adoption, community engagement, relationship marketing and develop a successful revenue growth model.

Ritch has over 15 years backend database experience, including being a Senior Programmer at a leading e-commerce company and Systems Administrator at an e-fulfillment company.

Ritch graduated from the ‘highly prestigious’ UC Berkley, with a BS in Chemical Engineering.

Ritch is also a fitness fanatic and regularly competes in endurance mountain bike races.

Enrique Monteagudo

Board Member

Enrique Monteagudo joins the Ziyen Inc Board to provide guidance in developing high level strategies to deliver long-term business goals.

Enrique is a highly respected patent prosecution attorney, and has over 10 years experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in corporate, startup, law firm, and solo practice settings.

Enrique is a well-known figure in the Southern California tech startup community, having previously operated the Privateer Lounge Innovation Center which was a hub dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs and fostering the tech startup ecosystem in San Diego county.

Enrique is also a Veteran, having served 8 years with the U.S. Airforce.

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