Meet Our Team

CASEY MELVIN

CO-FOUNDER / CEO

Background:

Graduated from Princeton University in 2010 with a degree in American Politics and a certificate in Political Economy. I enjoy politics and the law.

Favorite Quote

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. -Kathryn Hepburn

Who had the biggest influence on you growing up?

My family had a tremendous influence on me growing up. I am very fortunate to have had parents who instilled the importance of education and the opportunities that provides. I was also greatly influenced by the strong female role models like my mom and aunts who pursued careers in medicine, the law, and elected positions in the Pennsylvania government. In retrospect, I believe experiencing the women in my life excel in their professional endeavors gave me the confidence to pursue my goals as well.

Who do you most admire?

I really admire a lot of people.

What is your favorite city you've traveled to?

Washington DC

Do you have a favorite charity?

My favorite charity is Dress for Success (https://dressforsuccess.org/). Dress for Success is a not-for-profit organization that I have volunteered and donated professional clothing to for many years. The organization supports women who are fleeing difficult situations and abuse. Dress for Success does more than just provide clothing for these women and their families. This organization empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Do you collect anything?

Knick-knacks from every new city I have visited! Most recently, I added a piggy bank in the shape of a red telephone booth from London!

JANINE MELVIN

CO-FOUNDER / COO

Background:

Brown University 2014 BA in Political Science

Favorite Quote

Let me think

Who had the biggest influence on you growing up?

My parents emphasized the importance of education and using that acquired knowledge to better the future for (wo)mankind. They provided us with the means to get the best education possible and made sure we always gave back to those who were not as fortunate as us.

Who do you most admire?

Malala. I admire her maturity and drive. What she has been able to accomplish at her age is really inspiring.

What is your favorite city you've traveled to?

Rome. The pasta and wine was the best thing I have ever tasted. I was awed by the history of the city and how the architecture took you back in time. It's a magical city.

Do you have a favorite charity?

Although not a charity, the ACLU protects human rights. Everyone should be afforded the same civil liberties despite their nationality, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc.

Do you collect anything?

Knick-knacks from every new city I have visited! Most recently, I added a piggy bank in the shape of a red telephone booth from London!

BRIAN BULLOCK

CTC

Background:

Art Institute of Pittsburgh / Computer Animation

Favorite Quote

Success is on the other side of failure, so fail early and often, but fail forward. Never stop. Never settle. Be the person you needed 20 years ago and INSPIRE others!

Who had the biggest influence on you growing up?

My parents and Mr. Burroughs, my high school math teacher. "Although math is challenging, persevere, young man! You will find that there are always solutions to difficult problems.", he said. Yup. Still applies. Math FTW!

Who do you most admire?

There are a few: Ali, Gandhi, Jordan, and Jobs. Then, I'd like to have a conversation with my Great Grandfather and let him know that everything is OK. 🙂

What is your favorite city you've traveled to?

I LOVE to travel to interesting cities. Every location has something to offer: Great food, culture, and amazing people. (London, The Canary Islands, LA, NY, Paris, Amsterdam)

Do you have a favorite charity?

Both my parents worked, and my siblings and I needed safe places. The Boys and Girls Club of America and The Off The Street Club offered just that and then some.

Do you collect anything?

Comics, USB cables, receipts and grey hairs (Not in any particular order)

JAKE HOUGABOOM

CMO

Background:

University of Alabama / Hospitality

Favorite Quote

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover

Who had the biggest influence on you growing up?

My parents, for sure. They set the bar and taught me everything I know.

Who do you most admire?

Again, my parents. They are the embodiment of picking yourself up by your bootstraps and getting to work.

What is your favorite city you've traveled to?

"Travel changes you" - Anthony Bourdain. I travel as often as possible. I love experiencing different cities, people, cultures.

Do you have a favorite charity?

Moms Demand Action, The Trevor Project, Planned Parenthood, and The Southern Poverty Law Center

Do you collect anything?

Little knick-knacks from different trips.

Customizer Team
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Thanos Saringelos

VP of Engineering

I studied Computer Engineering at the University of Crete in Greece.

There, I realized my passion towards software development very early so I focused on that area heavily. While expanding my skills on programming, I discovered that the web was the most ambitious platform for an application to live in and I specialized in building apps for that environment. Shortly after that, I became keen on interactive Graphics due to the creativity they force and the challenges they pose.

Since I got my diploma I have been working as a remote programmer for various companies for more than 5 years mostly on projects related to the web and interactive graphics.

Currently, at "The Future Of Jewelry" I try to bring to life the founders' vision by combining the most cutting edge web technologies in such a way that the final result is user-friendly, practical and useful so we can disrupt the way jewelries are being made around the world!

When I don't program apps I make music with my band "the Qualia". My life is divided exclusively between those 2 things.

Alexandros Karatzaferis

Chief Architect

Ever since I’ve completed my studies as a Computer Engineer in Technical University of Crete, I realised that I could utilize the unique way of thinking that I’ve acquired, in order to implement complex Web Applications.

I’ve occupied myself as a Full-Stack Developer, in a variety of projects, from educational-purpose applications, to Loyalty & Retention platforms.

Here in TFOJ, I’m aiming to shape our service into a valuable product, by designing a robust architecture for our Web application.

I choose to spend my free time with friends, playing music or practicing street photography.

Triantafyllos Papakonstantiou
Triantafyllos Papakostantinou

Web Graphics Programmer

During my studies in Electrical and Computer Engineering in Technical University of Crete (Chania, Greece) and my time spent with AKKA technologies (Paris, France), I gained knowledge and valuable experience on software engineering projects.

Currently Ι am working as a web graphics programmer for the “Future of Jewellery”. I am so grateful to be a part of such an innovative and passionate team.

My goal is to contribute to my team’s objectives and deliver powerful user experience in our online 3D platform.

On my free time I like to do extreme sports as this makes me feel alive. My main hobbies are freediving, spearfishing and snowboard but I am always open to try new experiences.

Alexandra Karali

Senior Graphic & UI/UX Designer

I started working as a Graphic Designer just when I completed my Computer Graphics and Web Design studies in Thessaloniki, GR.

Through my involvement in various advertising companies & creative projects i developed an interest in exploring and dealing with new ideas that led me to raise a passion for creating effective user experiences.

“The Future of Jewelry” is an innovative and forward-thinking digital service house that provides me with the opportunity to work in an inspiring environment and create conceptual and beautiful design solutions in every challenge that come up from UI/UX to digital design.

I aspire to enrich my skills and knowledge and contribute in the further development of the project.

When I am not thinking about a new design i love listening to music and travel or combining them all.