Blockchain Cyber Security & Risk Management


Our mission is to Prevent loss and Protect your Intellectual Property through The 5th Protection, creating a secure, permanent, private fortress for your secrets!  Our executive leadership team is filled with fortune 100 executives, leaders in academia, artificial intelligence and blockchain innovators. Meet our leaders!

Board of Directors

Marilyn Beavers

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at IP Fortress, Inc.
The 5th Protection™ in Intellectual Property.

Professional Summary

Marilyn is founder and CEO of IP Fortress, Inc.
The 5th Protection™ in Intellectual Property.

Marilyn leads one of the first women owned Blockchains and is an evangelist sharing what blockchain is and how it can enhance our lives, helping others to understand this new disruptive technology.

Marilyn wasn’t always enmeshed in Blockchain. She brings more than 25 years of executive experience as an innovation leader, consulting with companies of all sizes and complexities from Fortune 500 firms to start ups. Identifying critical business issues and developing effective approaches in solving challenges to deliver an integrated global strategy working in top tier consulting firms including Marsh/Mercer, Willis Towers Watson, and Aon Hewitt.  Her expertise creates a knowledge base and skill set that serves her clients with Technology Innovations and cybersecurity efforts.  Combining her understanding of risk management and innovation, Marilyn grasped the importance of Blockchain early on, forging the first Intellectual Property management program built on a private, patent pending blockchain.


Anthony Nolte

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) & Chief Legal Officer (CLO) at IP Fortress, Inc.
The 5th Protection™ in Intellectual Property.

Professional Summary

Anthony Nolte is a 30 year Legal and Financial executive working with FinTech, CyberSecurity and other companies to ensure financial success and legal compliance.

He spent over 25 years with Shell in both legal and financial roles including Financial Attorney, Controller for Shell Oil Company and President, BG Energy Finance, Inc. Tony serves on the boards of start-up companies in the fintech, cyber security, SaaS and biotech industries.

He holds a JD (Magna Cum Laude) from South Texas College of Law, MBA (Finance) from Eastern Kentucky University and BBA (Industrial Administration) from the University of Kentucky. He also attended the Shell Global Executive Leadership course at Wharton.

Advisory Board

Daniel R. Kirk, Ph.D


Professional Summary

Daniel R. Kirk is the Associate Dean for Research and a Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the Florida Institute of Technology.

Prior to joining Florida Tech in 2004, Dan completed his Ph.D. and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics under a National Science Foundation Fellowship. He was the Valedictorian of the class of 1997 at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he majored in mechanical engineering with minors in astronomy and philosophy.

Dr. Kirk has obtained over 8 million dollars in funding, produced over 80 conference and journal publications, and has managed research projects with NASA, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, as well as with over a dozen leading aerospace companies. Dr. Kirk’s research group is directing experiments onboard the International Space Station (ISS) to study how liquid propellant slosh behavior may affect the dynamics of rocket motion. Dr. Kirk is an AIAA Associate Fellow and a Boeing Welliver Faculty Fellow. Dr. Kirk also serves as director of The Aerospace Systems And Propulsion (ASAP) Laboratory. The ASAP provides the space systems development experience and expertise required.

The ASAP Lab has successfully designed, built, tested, approved and currently operates an experiment on the International Space Station (ISS) that has become a primary source of data for scientists and engineers studying propellant behavior in microgravity, used for mission planning and safety. ASAP also participates on RINGS, an ISS experimental platform to develop electromagnetic formation flight and wireless power transfer, critical capabilities for the creation propellant-less spacecraft. ASAP has also experience with CubeSats, a recent one being SABOL, a protein aggregation experiment developed in conjunction with the Astrobiology Physics Department at Florida Tech, with implications on the research of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Kirk’s specific areas focus on the following:

  • Thermal and fluid modeling of rockets and spacecraft in micro-gravity environments. There are numerous scientific and engineering questions related to in- space, chemical rocket propulsion, including the behavior of propellants (cryogenic and non-cryogenic) in microgravity. This includes examining how the propellant is distributed within the tank during various phases of a typical mission and how propellant sloshing dynamics can adversely impact the safety, reliability, and performance of a space vehicle.
  • Fluid transfer in zero gravity. Many proposed space exploration architectures envision the use of propellant depots in space. The question of how to transfer propellants (or other liquids such as water) from one tank to another is one in which there are currently numerous proposed ideas, but no clear best, or most efficient, solution. Our joint collaboration brings tools and resources together which can be utilized to address this question and opens the opportunity for the design, development, and operation of refueling systems for spacecraft in Low Earth Orbits and Geostationary Earth Orbits.
  • The use of novel additive and digital manufacturing techniques for aerospace applications.
  • CubeSat and SmallSat (low mass and size, usually under 500 kg) design, development, and integration. Research, development, and demonstration of critical technologies and operations procedures for spacecraft rendezvous and capture, formation flight, and robotic manipulation by using CubeSats and ISS experiments.

Donald Beavers


Professional Summary

Invited Project Mentor, College of Engineering and Computing, Florida Institute of Technology President, Probability and Statistics, Inc. Specializing in database project development with blockchain applications for web, aerospace and defense projects.

  • Computational fluid dynamics simulations, design and prototype fabrication, and secure blockchain file management for satellite launch vehicles.
  • Blockchain cybersecurity system design and implementation for defense specific additive manufacturing systems.
  • Crypto development for private sector secure data processing and storage.

Previous: Education and Research Coordinator, Facility Lead, Space Coast FabLab STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education project for K-12, university, and veteran job skills training in association with MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms. Managed the 27,000 sq ft Palm Bay community learning center and individually taught courses in app development, web development, database design and implementation, robotics, laser fabrication, 3D printing, general prototyping, CAD, and various coding languages. Triton Hosting, Inc., Houston TX: President Hosted over 8,000 clients and participated in the design and construction of over 900 individual database driven websites. Sold the enterprise to an investor group in Panama that purchased and consolidated multiple independent web hosting companies. Did extensive work in SEO (search engine optimization) and website promotion. Applied Encryption, Inc., College Station, TX: President. Programmer for over 23 years.



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