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A BIT ABOUT US

BIT5IVE is the leading cryptocurrency data mining center and Bitcoin farming company; focused on constructing, distributing, hosting, and supporting the latest and most advanced cryptocurrency hardware, creating a seamless experience for our clients. We research, develop and build advanced, state-of-the-art hardware to provide the highest performance available on the market.

 

Deploying miners since 2015 in the northwestern United States and Europe, and later expanding throughout Scandinavia, BIT5IVE is rapidly becoming the largest cryptocurrency data mining center and Bitcoin farm.

 

In contrast to traditional cryptocurrency data mining centers and Bitcoin farms, BIT5IVE provides a platform for clients to own cryptocurrency hardware entirely, along with maintenance, support, insurance, network and warranty, covered by a monthly fee.

 

 

Our main priority and focus is to provide financial institutions, private investors and independent clients with a practical approach and solution to cryptocurrency data mining and farming.

OUR GROUP OF COMPANIES

OUR TEAM

C-SUITE

ROBERT D. COLLAZO JR

ROBERT D. COLLAZO JR

FOUNDER / CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

CLAUDIO R. IZQUIERDO

CLAUDIO R. IZQUIERDO

CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

ANTONIO OLIVEIRA

ANTONIO OLIVEIRA

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

GABRIEL BEDOYA

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

JOHN FORTINI

JOHN FORTINI

CHIEF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

RICHARD ACOSTA

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

MANAGEMENT TEAM

ANDREA SILES

ANDREA SILES

MANAGING DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

ARNALDO DETRES

MANAGING DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL SALES

TIFFANI OLIVERA

TIFFANI OLIVERA

MANAGING DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING

NOÉ PERRIN

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

COMMERCIAL TEAM

PAULA MACCARI

REGIONAL MANAGING DIRECTOR

BRUNA MACCARI

REGIONAL MANAGING DIRECTOR

KAREN MALKUN

REGIONAL MANAGING DIRECTOR

PARTNERSHIPS

Bitmain

Bitmain Technology Holding Company (“Bitmain”) is a multinational semiconductor company with state-of-the-art IC design capabilities.

Bitmain offers products, including chips, servers, and cloud solutions, for blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) applications.

Bitmain is focused on computing chips with a vision of realizing an even more beautiful digital world. It has design capabilities for different chip processes, including the state-of-the-art 5 nanometer process. In the blockchain mining area, Bitmain has shipped billions of ASICs, accounting for 75% of the global market. Being one of the world’s few companies with the capability to develop cloud-based AI chips, Bitmain has successfully released four generations of its AI chip. With advanced tensor acceleration for deep learning, Bitmain’s AI chips can be used for a wide range of applications such as facial recognition, automatic driving, smart cities, smart governance, smarter security, medical services and more.

*BIT5IVE is exclusive distributor of BITMAIN for Latin America and the Caribbean
Bitmain

Bitmain Technology Holding Company (Bitmain) is a multinational semiconductor company with state-of-the-art IC design capabilities. Bitmain offers products, including chips, servers, and cloud solutions for blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) applications.

 

Bitmain is focused on computing chips with a vision of realizing an even more beautiful digital world. It has design capabilities for different chip processes, including the state-of-the-art 5 nanometer process. In the blockchain mining area, Bitmain has shipped billions of ASICs, accounting for 75% of the global market. Being one of the world’s few companies with the capability to develop cloud-based AI chips, Bitmain has successfully released four generations of its AI chip. With advanced tensor acceleration for deep learning, Bitmain’s AI chips can be used for a wide range of applications such as facial recognition, automatic driving, smart cities, smart governance, smarter security, medical services and more.

*BIT5IVE is an exclusive distributor of BITMAIN for Latin America and the Caribbean

ROBERT COLLAZO JR.

FOUNDER | CEO

Began his career in the entertainment industry where he worked in the capacity of manager, owner, and operator for various Miami institutions. He later moved on to the real estate industry, where he spearheaded Koala Realty, Koala Mortgage, and Milazo Group Developments, which specialized in large scale land acquisitions and home construction. In 2013, he began learning about crypto currency. What started as a hobby has now evolved into a full-scale, global business.

Bit5ive focuses on large, institutional clients and private investors that wish to enter into the cryptocurrency mining space. The company’s success lies in their turn-key approach to an industry otherwise riddled with unnecessary intrigue.

Robert started his first mining farm in Doral, Florida which expended to larger projects in Washington State, with other American based facilities along the Northwestern Coast in development. Globally, the company has launched operations in Sweden, with further expansion throughout.

CLAUDIO IZQUIERDO

BIT5IVEFUND | CO-CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Claudio is a Wall Street veteran specializing in international fund creation and distribution with the largest global financial institutions. He is recognized as the first individual in the market to create global fund vehicles in the alternative investment space.

He has broad executive experience working as chief operating officer for Participant Capital, financial arm of RPC Holdings, one of South Florida’s largest real estate development groups.

Prior to this, Claudio was managing partner of Del Cielo Group, LLC, an investment distribution and marketing company.

He also worked as senior financial advisor – VP for HSBC Securities. During his time there, Claudio was recognized as one of the top 10 in the US for HSBC Securities specializing in international clients. Claudio was also senior vice president of UBS International, qualifying as a million-dollar producer specializing in high-net-worth international clients. Other previous experiences from his extensive career include senior vice president of The Partners Financial Group; international financial advisor developing business in Latin America; financial advisor – VP at Morgan Stanley. Claudio started his professional journey as a trainee in the F.A. Training Program and left as a VP.

He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from Florida International University. Claudio speaks Portuguese fluently as well having a native or bilingual proficiency in Spanish.

Claudio has held Series 9, Series 10, Series 3, Series 7, Series 31, Series 63, and Series 65 Life, Health and Variable Annuities licenses. He also has held previous licenses as General Securities Sales Supervisor, Options Module General Securities Sales Supervisor, General Module National Commodity Futures Examination, General Securities Representative Examination Futures Managed Funds Examination, and Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination.

ANTONIO OLIVEIRA

BIT5IVE GROUP | CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

From a young age Antonio Oliveira developed an interest in the technology field, spending a lot of time learning about its intricacies. This experience led him to provide operations and management consulting to the hospitality and technology industries for over 10 years. In 2009 what started as a hobby became Antonio’s first endeavor into the crypto currency industry.

Four years later Antonio entered into a partnership with Robert Collazo, who was then also establishing himself in the crypto currency industry. Together Antonio and Robert opened and operated the first Bitcoin mining farm in Miami, Florida which consisted of over 450 miners. In 2017, Antonio joined Bit5ive as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Today Antonio spearheads the design and control of current and future productions, business operations, and implementation of securities and technology within the organization.

Bit5ive focuses on large institutional clients and private investor that wish to enter the crypto currency mining space. The company’s success lies in their turn-key approach to an industry otherwise riddle with unnecessary intrigue. Bit5ive expanded to larger projects in Washington State, with other American based facilities along the Northwestern Coast in development. Globally, the company has launched operations in Sweden, with further expansion throughout Scandinavian countries. Bit5ive is one of the largest company in the crypto mining industry today.

GABRIEL BEDOYA

BIT5IVE FUND | CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Gabriel started his professional and business career very early on in life. As a young high schoolstudent, he worked alongside his father in many family-owned entrepreneurial ventures, awaking Gabriel’s interest for marketing. Gabriel attended a civil engineering school in Colombia and after a few years when he was taking an art history class, he discovered his real passion – human affairs. He stepped down from engineering, to follow his dream of becoming a naturalistic researcher, an idea very much influenced by Jacques Yves Cousteau, a very popular personality during his younger days.

With this idea in mind, Gabriel relocated to the United States to join Ocean Divers, where he was trained as a recreational diving instructor. A few years later, Gabriel achieved the highest level of training for recreational diving professionals – the Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating. As a diving professional, Gabriel has had the opportunity to travel around the world as well as become acquainted with many people and different cultures. These traveling experiences reaffirmed Gabriel’s interest in human affairs inspiring him to study anthropology back in his hometown in Colombia.

Gabriel graduated as a cultural anthropologist with honors. While he was at university, Gabriel joined a local Internet service provider (ISP) as a part-time customer service executive. During this time, he had an opportunity to hear about all the difficulties early adopters of Internet services encountered. This inspired him to go deeper into studies that reflect the impact of digital technologies on modern societies.

Gabriel then studied a master’s in science, technology, and social studies, where he became interested in how the innovation process emerges in organizations. Later, he studied a master’s in leading innovation and change. Gabriel has served as marketing director for LoJack (Brazil) and Levi’s Strauss & Co (Colombia). He is also a well-recognized innovation lecturer at Florida International University (FIU).

Gabriel has published four books; the most recent El Viaje del Paciente and Location-Based Marketing published by Aruba Networks – Hewlett Packard (HP). Gabriel has been invited to speak about marketing in Germany, Russia, Spain, Israel, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina among many other countries.

JOHN FORTINI

CHIEF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Born in Long Island, New York, John Fortini grew up passionate about finance. He moved to Miami in 2009 to pursue a career in hospitality and operations. In 2012, John met Robert Collazo and the two have worked together ever since. With Robert’s support and influence, he transitioned into the cryptocurrency industry which provided more structure and stability for him and his family. In 2017, John joined Bit5ive as executive VP, spearheading growth and sales on a personal and institutional level. John has been integral in finding future locations and projects as well as developing the company’s turnkey approach which has become the cornerstone of Bit5ive.

RICHARD ACOSTA

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Richard was brought on as an intricate part of Bit5ive’s operational and financial strategy. He is the Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for overseeing the firm’s day to day business activities, including the manufacturing of the Pod5 and the hosting business within the United States.

 

Richard began his career in the real estate development industry where he oversaw daily business activities, the firm’s financial management, and all investment strategy. Prior to joining Bit5ive, he was working in the financial markets where he traded FX derivative products. Additionally, he graduated cum laude from New York University with a degree in economics.

 

Since 2015, he began to immerse himself within the cryptocurrency community and began learning all the intricacies of the industry. Richard also began his personal investments within the cryptocurrency space in 2016 and the rest is history.

ARNALDO DETRES

MANAGING DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL SALES

Arnaldo Detres is a man driven by vision and possibilities. He is a certified Bitcoin professional, an entrepreneur, an entertainment guru, a licensed importer/exporter and wholesaler, a provider of custom computer assembly and software and hardware development services.

He was one of the early sojourners into the world of Bitcoin in 2011 and led one of the businesses that first utilized Bitcoin as payment for services; he is an ardent follower of the industry and has been able to identify profitable moves based off extensive research and a wide breadth of experience. One such profitable move is Bengala Technologies, LLC, a software and hardware design and development company with concentration in Blockchain and fintech technology. He is a Certified Bitcoin Professional with the C4 cryptocurrency consortium (certificate no. 1 of 336). He also holds a certification in blockchain technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

From a young age Arnaldo has had an interest in hardware, first doing custom work on computers as a hobby and then parlaying his hobby into a profitable profession. He also brings his experience in the liquor business through, Detres & Co., Inc, an import/export wholesale business dealing internationally in beer, wine, and spirits. Detres & Co. develops and grows brands through all phases from concept creation, product development, market positioning to sales and marketing, and aims to be a global innovation leader within the alcoholic beverage market.

NOÉ PERRIN MONTANA

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Noé Perrin Fontana is a director at Bit5ive Funds where he is responsible for overseeing the development and operation of the company’s investment structures.

Prior to joining Bit5ive, he served as the co-founder and managing partner of Blue Digital Capital, LLC, a cryptocurrency hedge-fund management firm focused on decentralized finance projects and income-based strategies. Prior to Blue Digital, he served as a senior associate within Participant Capital, a real estate private equity fund management firm with over $2B of developable assets under their management. At Participant Capital, Noé was responsible for leading the structuring of a wide variety of investment vehicles including +$100M in debt offerings, +$75M of Reg S and Reg D offerings in open-ended and closed-ended fund formats, and +$200M in joint venture and direct investment opportunities across various jurisdictions of Ireland, Luxembourg, the Cayman Islands, and Delaware, USA.

In addition to structuring, Noé was also responsible for the on-going maintenance of the structures, driving quarterly valuations of the portfolios and overseeing on-going audits and administration of staff.

Noé graduated first in his class with a Master of Science in international real estate and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in finance from Florida International University.

Noé has leveraged his 10 plus years of experience of actively trading capital markets in forex, commodities, equities, and digital assets to help drive and execute the firm’s investment strategies.

PAULA MACCARI

REGIONAL MANAGING DIRECTOR

Paula Maccari, with an extensive experience in customer relations and strategic sales, provides vital knowledge and know-how to the Global Distribution team. Native from Brazil, she is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

Prior to Bit5ive, Paula served as a Global Distributor in the Financial Industry, where she gained an extensive network of investment advisors in protecting and expanding third-party distribution.

BRUNA MACCARI

REGIONAL MANAGING DIRECTOR

Bruna Maccari is an optimistic and enthusiastic person. Bruna received an MBA from FGV -Porto Alegre in 2008 and applied her knowledge of marketing and business to improve her network. With more than 5 years in the Financial Area, her goal is to bring this industry to enter into the cryptocurrency mining world. She is passionate about developing and maintaining strong relationships centered on trust with each of her clients. Besides her expertise, Bruna is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English.