Mario L Castellanos, Founder & CEO, possesses over forty years of business experience founding several profit and non-profit organizations and working within corporate environments in dynamic technology and non-tech sectors. He’s risen the corporate ladder, been a multiple business founder, co-founder, advisor, and turn-around specialist for several start-up and legacy enterprise and non-profit organizations within dynamic technology and non-tech
sectors. Mario is multilingual with a formal education in Industrial Technology and Criminology at Florida International University and Miami Dade Community College, respectively. When not working, he enjoys his favorite pastime, his family. He founded Mystery on Main Street because he saw a need. Small business is the backbone of every community everywhere. That’s why it’s his goal to bring business back to the locals.
Jeremy Brace, CTO, is a software engineer with almost two decades of experience in multiple languages and technology stacks. He is well known within his environment for his troubleshooting skills and quickly solving technical issues. Jeremy has worked with and led teams and initiatives for several startups throughout his career from concept to execution. Jeremy received his formal education from DeVry University in Game and Simulation Programming. In his free time, he enjoys playing with his dogs and enjoying his 7 acre farm.
Zachary Elewitz, PhD, MBA, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, is a seasoned data scientist with a decade of experience. He has provided analytics leadership across multiple domains covering consulting, education, healthcare, cryptocurrency, retail, fintech, and more. He specializes in transforming business needs into technical requirements and driving those projects from ideation to fully implemented technical solutions. His formal education includes a BA in Physics and a BS in Mathematics from Texas
A&M, an MBA from Texas A&M University Commerce, an MS in Mathematics and a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Dallas, and currently pursuing an MLitt in Viking Studies from the University of Highlands and Islands. In his spare time, he likes snowboarding, travelling, and learning about the history of philosophy and quantum computing.
Gary Smock, Advisor, Retailer Strategy, is a Retail Executive with over 40 years of experience in the industry. His distinguished career has included major retailers such as Sprouse and Ben Franklin. Gary started his career at the ground level and quickly moved up the ranks due to his hard work and dedication. He’s held various positions including Store Manager, District Manager, Regional Manager, and Director of Training and Recruitment Field Personnel. During his career, Gary gained extensive knowledge of retail
operations, including sales, customer service, inventory management, visual merchandising, and employee training and development. He has excelled in developing and implementing strategies that delivered profitable growth, while also ensuring exceptional customer service throughout his career. Today, Gary is a multi-entrepreneur running his own businesses and mentoring others with their businesses and long-term goals.