We’re quite the crew

Meet the team behind Staks. Led by a talented pair of software developers and architects, we bring combined expertise in:

  • Fintech, media and entertainment technology verticals
  • AWS-based enterprise grade software architecture and strategy
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrencies
  • Cybersecurity

It’s great to meet you.

We’re quite the crew

Meet the team behind Staks. Led by a talented pair of software developers and architects, we bring combined expertise in:

» Fintech, media and entertainment technology verticals

» AWS-based enterprise grade software architecture and strategy

» Blockchain and cryptocurrencies

» Cybersecurity

It’s great to meet you.

Bala Ganesh
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Technology Officer Bala Ganesh has spent more than 25 years working in Silicon Valley in multiple startups through varying technical roles. Through those opportunities, Ganesh gained the unique ability to troubleshoot for and solve problems endemic to early-stage companies, enabling startups to establish the necessary foothold to succeed. In the past six years, Ganesh focused primarily on cybersecurity products for managing and monitoring IT infrastructure. An expert at creating custom technical solutions, Ganesh has developed IT management and mobile platforms for major corporate clientele and handled issues spanning a wide range of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, banking, financial services and transportation.
Bala Ganesh
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Technology Officer Bala Ganesh has spent more than 25 years working in Silicon Valley in multiple startups through varying technical roles. Through those opportunities, Ganesh gained the unique ability to troubleshoot for and solve problems endemic to early-stage companies, enabling startups to establish the necessary foothold to succeed. In the past six years, Ganesh focused primarily on cybersecurity products for managing and monitoring IT infrastructure. An expert at creating custom technical solutions, Ganesh has developed IT management and mobile platforms for major corporate clientele and handled issues spanning a wide range of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, banking, financial services and transportation.
Barry Busler
Chief Scientist
Chief Scientist Barry Busler is a technology professional and highly sought-after consultant with more than 20 years of experience in complex creative problem-solving and software creation for industries including banking, legal, manufacturing, sales, marketing, publishing, government and healthcare within both startups and Fortune 100 environments. Busler has collaborated with IBM, Citigroup, Dell, Vanguard Hospitals, A.O. Smith, Heartland Payment Systems, public institutions and major government organizations both foreign and domestic. Having overseen technology implementation of products in the multi-millions, Busler is a specialist in big data architectures and artificial intelligence who has led teams of software developers worldwide.
Barry Busler
Chief Scientist
Chief Scientist Barry Busler is a technology professional and highly sought-after consultant with more than 20 years of experience in complex creative problem-solving and software creation for industries including banking, legal, manufacturing, sales, marketing, publishing, government and healthcare within both startups and Fortune 100 environments. Busler has collaborated with IBM, Citigroup, Dell, Vanguard Hospitals, A.O. Smith, Heartland Payment Systems, public institutions and major government organizations both foreign and domestic. Having overseen technology implementation of products in the multi-millions, Busler is a specialist in big data architectures and artificial intelligence who has led teams of software developers worldwide.
Doug Brown
Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Marketing Officer Doug Brown is a seasoned executive with over 30 years in sales, marketing and product development. In the late 90s, Brown had a front row seat to the rise of “FinTech,” being a member of the founding management team that grew to launch the world’s first internet bank and subsequently sold internet banking software. Brown has launched four companies, including an award-winning Atlanta-based full-service marketing firm focusing on FinTech, manufacturing, healthcare and technology with clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 organizations. A highly regarded consultant and strategist, Brown combines a long-range vision and of-the-moment creative insight to help both new and established companies and professionals reach and exceed their goals.
Doug Brown
Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Marketing Officer Doug Brown is a seasoned executive with over 30 years in sales, marketing and product development. In the late 90s, Brown had a front row seat to the rise of “FinTech,” being a member of the founding management team that grew to launch the world’s first internet bank and subsequently sold internet banking software. Brown has launched four companies, including an award-winning Atlanta-based full-service marketing firm focusing on FinTech, manufacturing, healthcare and technology with clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 organizations. A highly regarded consultant and strategist, Brown combines a long-range vision and of-the-moment creative insight to help both new and established companies and professionals reach and exceed their goals.
Scott Pranger
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer Scott Pranger holds a demonstrated track record in expanding publicly traded and early-stage companies into US and international markets. Pranger occupied multiple executive positions and served on boards of directors, garnering significant experience in profit and loss management, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital and private equity fundraising. An established force in the fields of entrepreneurial information technology and software industry operations, Pranger was inducted into his university’s College of Business and Analytics Hall of Fame in 2004. Pranger has sold enterprise software and information technology globally with deployments on every continent.
Scott Pranger
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer Scott Pranger holds a demonstrated track record in expanding publicly traded and early-stage companies into US and international markets. Pranger occupied multiple executive positions and served on boards of directors, garnering significant experience in profit and loss management, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital and private equity fundraising. An established force in the fields of entrepreneurial information technology and software industry operations, Pranger was inducted into his university’s College of Business and Analytics Hall of Fame in 2004. Pranger has sold enterprise software and information technology globally with deployments on every continent.
Troy Solomon
Chief Revenue Officer
Chief Revenue Officer Troy Solomon is an innovative and adaptable sales executive with more than 20 years of high-tech sales, strategic partnering and operational experience. A former Olympian baseball player with gold and bronze metals, Solomon brings passion and collaborative energy into creating and leading successful teams from startups to large multibillion-dollar international companies. A pro at generating new revenue streams and negotiating seven- and eight-figure deals with global technology companies, Solomon also has extensive experience in private equity fundraising. Always ambitious and of-the-moment, Solomon helped develop some of the first internet banking (“Fintech”) technology and created one of the largest domain name and web hosting companies in the United States.
Troy Solomon
Chief Revenue Officer
Chief Revenue Officer Troy Solomon is an innovative and adaptable sales executive with more than 20 years of high-tech sales, strategic partnering and operational experience. A former Olympian baseball player with gold and bronze metals, Solomon brings passion and collaborative energy into creating and leading successful teams from startups to large multibillion-dollar international companies. A pro at generating new revenue streams and negotiating seven- and eight-figure deals with global technology companies, Solomon also has extensive experience in private equity fundraising. Always ambitious and of-the-moment, Solomon helped develop some of the first internet banking (“Fintech”) technology and created one of the largest domain name and web hosting companies in the United States.