DESIGN FOR THE HUMAN ELEMENT

We leverage source design and technology to create a better world

VISION

STRATEGY

TACTICS

Committed Leadership that Delivers Dynamic Results

VISION STRATEGY TACTICS

Iliad Terra

Design Principal, alfa8

Iliad Terra is a visionary design thinker and thought leader who is passionate about developing projects that empower and build capacity. He brings a large and well-qualified network of governmental, enterprise, technology, and investment resources to project opportunities, through custom-tailored teams, for optimum project outcomes.

Michael Krause, Ph.D

Board Member, alfa8

Dr. Michael D. Krause is a security specialist, leader, logistician, and former soldier.  He is a founding partner of alfa8.  His background spans military service in two wars, on four continents, participating in five contingency operations.  Dr. Krause serves as founder and President of KRI; and Chairman of SecureChain.

Myra Chung

Director of Operations, alfa8

Myra spearheads the research division of alfa8 to accumulate data for the development and advancement of our technology sector.  She is focused on the role of technology on the built environment and its impact on real estate development and capital.  She works closely with our technology partners to bring proptech capability to the market.

Linton Wells, Ph.D

Managing Partner, Wells Analytics

Dr. Lin Wells is a decorated Naval officer and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense under President G.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.  Dr. Lin Wells brings significant strategic leadership and resilience response and readiness to alfa8. Dr. Wells is currently leading on the resilience front through his work at Star-Tides and C-RASC in collaboration with GMU. 

Iliad Terra

Design Principal, alfa8

Iliad Terra is a visionary design thinker and thought leader who is passionate about developing projects that empower and build capacity. He brings a large and well-qualified network of governmental, enterprise, technology, and investment resources to project opportunities, through custom-tailored teams, for optimum project outcomes.

Michael Krause, Ph.D

Board Member, alfa8

Dr. Michael D. Krause is a security specialist, leader, logistician, and former soldier.  He is a founding partner of alfa8.  His background spans military service in two wars, on four continents, participating in five contingency operations.  Dr. Krause serves as founder and President of KRI; and Chairman of SecureChain.

Myra Chung

Director of Operations, alfa8

Myra spearheads the research division of alfa8 to accumulate data for the development and advancement of our technology sector.  She is focused on the role of technology on the built environment and its impact on real estate development and capital.  She works closely with our technology partners to bring proptech capability to the market

Linton Wells, Ph.D

Managing Partner, Wells Analytics

Dr. Lin Wells is a decorated Naval officer and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense under President G.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.  Dr. Lin Wells brings significant strategic leadership and resilience response and readiness to alfa8. Dr. Wells is currently leading on the resilience front through his work at Star-Tides and C-RASC in collaboration with GMU. 

Dash Bahman

Vice President of CGR

Dash is a competitive, innovative, and proactive sales executive and business leader, with track record of success in escalating sales, inspiring optimal performance from sales team, developing and cultivating strong interpersonal relationships, and establishing focused corporate programs that exceed objectives.

Peter Samton

Advisor, alfa8-arch

Peter Samton graduated from M.I.T. and brings to our team a deep legacy of experience through is a noteworthy collaboration with Hugh Stubbins in Cambridge and Marcel Breuer in NYC, where he became a Partner in 1967. Peter continues his work in NYC, serving on Community Planning Board #7, and on the Board of numerous not-for-profits.

Eugene Sullivan

Partner, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan

The Honorable Judge Eugene Sullivan brings a stellar legacy of leadership to our team.  He is currently a senior partner in the D.C. law firm where he works with Director Freeh.  Judge Sullivan served under a number of US Presidents as a Federal Judge on Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.  He brings to our team keen legal counsel and support in a complex operation. 

Charles Ganz

CEO and Founder, CICL

Charles Ganz founded CICL in 2009 to accelerate the commercialization of innovation. Charles has visited over 1000 innovative companies in Israel since 2005, and is well connected to more than 100 Fortune 500 companies and many corporate VC’s. He’s studied comparative competitive advantage. 

Dash Bahman

Vice President of CGR

Dash is a competitive, innovative, and proactive sales executive and business leader, with track record of success in escalating sales, inspiring optimal performance from sales team, developing and cultivating strong interpersonal relationships, and establishing focused corporate programs that exceed objectives.

Peter Samton

Advisor, alfa8-arch

Peter Samton graduated from M.I.T. and brings to our team a deep legacy of experience through is a noteworthy collaboration with Hugh Stubbins in Cambridge and Marcel Breuer in NYC, where he became a Partner in 1967. Peter continues his work in NYC, serving on Community Planning Board #7, and on the Board of numerous not-for-profits.

Eugene Sullivan

Partner, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan

The Honorable Judge Eugene Sullivan brings a stellar legacy of leadership to our team.  He is currently a senior partner in the D.C. law firm where he works with Director Freeh.  Judge Sullivan served under a number of US Presidents as a Federal Judge on Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.  He brings to our team keen legal counsel and support in a complex operation. 

Charles Ganz

CEO and Founder, CICL

Charles Ganz founded CICL in 2009 to accelerate the commercialization of innovation. Charles has visited over 1000 innovative companies in Israel since 2005, and is well connected to more than 100 Fortune 500 companies and many corporate VC’s. He’s studied comparative competitive advantage. 

SOURCE DESIGN

/of the sign/

To draw from the source sign in nature, and manifest form with resonant signature

At alfa8 we are passionate about creating designs that empower humans…

We are a unique design and development firm that leverages integrated strategies inspired by source design principles.  What is source design?

The fabric of the world we live in, the universe that is our home, the blood that courses through our veins, and fires pathways across our neurons, is woven by threads that run deep in the heart of everything that ever was.  The signature, or sign-of-nature, is a universal, or uni-versal source that we boldly draw upon to ink the vision, strategy, and designs we bring to you.

Source design is integrated and holistic.  Our approach understands that a reductionist and compartmentalized approach creates broken solutions. 

We are committed to integrating deeply resonant designs with intelligent capital, advanced technology, and effective leadership, to deliver projects that create light on this Earth’s plane. 

We strongly believe designs created on source foundation will stand to create a better world, for today and tomorrow.  Engage with us and let us show you how.

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