Bext360's goal is to utilize technology to improve the upstream supply chains of commodities and enhance sustainable practices for communities, consumers and our environment.
FOUNDER'S STORY — Daniel Jones is a US-based entrepreneur with over 17 years of experience living and working in emerging and frontier markets, including China, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and India. His professional roots are in technology, applied mathematics, electronic commerce and emerging economies.
In 1991, Dan played a key role as architect and topology designer of the Defence Intelligence Agency's Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications Systems (JWICS), the first and now largest TCP/IP system to transfer voice, video and data across Top Secret networks.
Recently, Dan spent five years living in Kinshasa, DRC, where he evaluated supply chains and structured/funded companies as CEO and founder of Pioneer Management. In the DRC, he founded RAMIKA, the first US-owned company to successfully export conflict-free minerals from the DRC to the US in compliance with supply chain and traceability requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act. In addition, he structured the first private port facility constructed in the DRC.
Dan has a B.S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell and an M.B.A. with concentrations in International Business, Finance and Business Strategy from the University of Chicago (Booth). He served as an Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Chicago where his specialty was the impact of technology on Business Strategy.