Inca Digital is an open-source intelligence company building analytics tools for the digital asset ecosystem.

We began our journey in 2009, when Evgeny and Adam met working at INTERPOL. They started a friendship that grew into a mutual passion for disruptive technology.

Inca now boasts a team of some of the best engineers, analysts, and security experts around the world. We are a veteran-owned small business striving to make intelligence accessible.

Team

Adam Zarazinski
Chief Executive Officer

Washington, DC

Adam is a social entrepreneur and former US Air Force Judge Advocate, where he served as a prosecutor at Joint Base Andrews and operations law attorney in Afghanistan. He has managed and developed projects around new technology for international organizations like INTERPOL and the World Health Organization. He is a 2020 Atlantic Council Millennium Fellow. When not working, Adam enjoys practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. One time he rolled with Relson Gracie in Brazil. He lost.

Evgeny Dmitriev
Chief Technology Officer

Chicago, IL

Evgeny built IT surveillance systems for the Central Bank of France, designed database access solutions for INTERPOL, and helped Diebold secure electronic voting systems during U.S. presidential elections. No elections were hacked on his watch!

Jim Hurley
Chief Operations Officer

New York, NY

Jim has a proven track record of building top companies in the electronic trading space. Among his experience over the past 21 years in finance, he scaled Hudson River Trading from a team of 8 to 100+ employees in 3 years, invented innovative order types including Instinet’s VWAP Cross, launched one of the first U.S. dark pools and European multilateral trading facilities (Chi- X) and designed incredibly effective compensation programs. His efforts resulted in Inet ECN, Instinet, and Brut ECN being acquired for a combined amount exceeding $2B.

Scott Tousley
Chief Development Officer

Ashburn, Virginia

Scott has served in military, government service, and commercial organizations - usually in start-up, research and development and innovation environments. In recent years this has included many different areas of cyber security RDT&E and data science engineering development, and he remains fascinated by the connections between experiential understanding and data analytics insights. You can also find him cheering on Tottenham Hotspur and other futbol teams and clubs, and rehearsing/on-stage for all kinds of choral music.

Égor Jérôme Akhanov
NLP Engineer

Paris, France

Égor received his Master’s degree in applied linguistics from the Sorbonne University in Paris. His dark past hides his vast experience building language models for one of the oldest machine translation companies in the world. He has viking beard rings and is collecting karma points to go to Valhalla.

 

Nicholas Gans
Director of Research & Development

Denver, CO, USA

Nick is a neuroscience graduate who helped start a molecular pharmacogenetics laboratory. He has interests in complex systems and information processing. His fly brain dissection skills have transferred nicely to typing on the keyboard all day.

Jules Hirschkorn
National Security Lead

Portland, OR

Jules is a US Air Force veteran and blockchain advocate. He has a background in engineering, Russian studies and finance. Occassionally he still flies airplanes.

 

Yana Efimova
Software Engineer

Washington, DC

Yana is our Splunk fairy that comes when everything else fails. She joined Inca becuase building out and supporting distributed log management systems for a telecom giant wasn't challenging enough for her. You can see her work behind most of the advanced analytics in NTerminal.

Yulia Kim
Software Engineer

Helsinki, Finland

While obtaining her degree in Information Security, Yulia did multiagent systems research and spent a summer at an antivirus lab. Now she splits her time between building out Inca's Content Delivery Chain and diving deep into blockchain data.

Alina Park
Software Developer

Washington, DC

Alina made the bold choice of majoring in robotics at Nazarbayev University. Being one of a few women in her program, she worked on various software projects while still a student. She is now juggling open-source NLP components to produce custom state of the art Named Entity Recognition and Message Classification models. Google engineers once told us that she beat them at an AI competition using their own tools because "she had more data".

Sofia Sedlova
Investigation Analyst

Helsinki, Finland

Sofia is a graduate of the Higher School of Economics, and specializes in quantitative research in economics. Constantly setting goals and achieving them, she taught herself to play the drums. This is how her neighbors began to hate RHCP.

Alex Kravchina
Front-end Engineer

St. Petersburg, Russia

Alex is a front-end developer specializing in web application development. Creating useful and beautiful user interfaces is what Alex eats, sleeps, and dreams about. He is also an avid EDM music composer.

Christina Tkach
Head of Investigations

Tivat, Montenegro

Christina is a recent graduate with background in economic sociology. Having carried out sociological research at university, she now uses this experience to uncover hidden patterns in the digital asset space.

Marina Chibizova
Business Intelligence Analyst

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Marina has a background in political content analysis and finance. She is excited about bringing transparency to the foggy world of cryptocurrency. An ambitious yogi, she is trying to experience the true nature of reality by studying eastern philosophies and practicing meditation.

Eric O'Connor
Cyber Security Investigator

Amityville, NY

After spending 8 years in U.S. Army Special Operations deploying globally as a Satellite/IT Operations SME, Eric pivoted to academia earning a degree in Political Science from Columbia University focusing in International Relations. In his spare time, Eric enjoys hanging out with family and feeding his curiosity.

Nelly Pittaro
Junior Software Engineer

Paris, France

Nelly is a soon-to-be Applied Linguistics graduate from the Sorbonne University in Paris. She's building multi-cloud document databases and learning from other NLP engineers.

Celeste Noll
Investigations Project Lead

Omaha, NE

Celeste has a decade-long background in data collection, dissemination, and analysis in the US Air Force. When she isn’t boondocking in a national park or running local trails, she is tending to her backyard garden. She once grew a cucumber that was 26 inches long and felt pretty accomplished about it.

Aleksei Balabontsev
Junior NLP Developer

Xiamen, China

Aleksei is majoring in Software Engineering at Xiamen University. He is reckless enough to study the whole university program in Mandarin Chinese. Aleksei is deeply passionate about applied ML. In his sophomore year, he joined an ML app design competition with his team and won 2nd prize at the national level.

Asya Isakova
Human Resources Generalist

St. Petersburg, Russia

Asya has over 5 years of experience in Human Resources training and development and a Master's degree in Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology. She is passionate about anthropology and genetics and is fascinated with the human brain inner workings and people's influence over each other. She enjoys mountain hiking, as much as someone could enjoy something after doing it only once.

Aya Kalauova
Business Intelligence Analyst

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Completing her bachelor studies in the field of economics and applied mathematics, Aya has an academic background in Human Computer Interface and Data Processing. In pursuit of rest and balance, she often travels by all means and spends a tremendous amount of time in nature.

Charles Zach
Investigations Analyst

Split, Croatia

Charles has a background in signals intelligence and diplomatic security from his time in the US Marine Corps and as a private security contractor. He recently completed his graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University where he specialized in macroeconomic and geopolitical risk. He is an avid traveler and has spent each of the past six years living in a different country.

Advisors

Edwin Marcial

Atlanta, GA

Edwin Marcial has 25 years of experience leading technology teams, and architecting and developing software systems. Mr. Marcial is the former founder, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). During his tenure at ICE, Edwin created and managed one of the most talented and effective technology teams in the country. The team of over 350 developers and technologists designed and built every mission critical system used to operate ICE markets, exchanges and clearing houses. Edwin has been noted for several honors including one of the top 10 CIOs on Wall Street in 2010, InfoWorld’s top 25 CTOs in 2009, and in 2007 Mr. Marcial was named the Georgia Corporate CIO of the Year.

Lt Gen (Ret) Gina Grosso

Arlington, VA

Gina Grosso is a retired Lieutenant General in the United States Air Force. She is a global strategic leader with 32 years of experience culminating as the United States Air Force’s chief of personnel. She is skilled at leading large, diverse organizations through change that improves business results and has experience briefing national security issues at the highest levels of the Federal government, to include Congress. She has a background in applied mathematics from Carnegie Mellon. She's now bringing all of this experience to Inca to help them grow.

Michel Finzi

New York, NY

Michel Finzi is Chief Commercial Officer at Tassat, a global financial technology provider of innovative solutions bridging the traditional and digital asset markets. Prior to working at Tassat, Michel spent five years as the Head of Global Sales and Marketing at RealTick, a financial technology firm that was acquired by Barclays, and served as a Managing Director at Instinet for 15 years. He's an extreme sports guy at heart - skiing, surfing, and even still skateboarding to work in his suit on occasion.