The true meaning of One of None is embodied throughout all aspects of what we do: our team, our creators, our platform, our collectors, etc.e Our One of None team is just as an extraordinary and eclectic mix of individuals as our platform itself.
DeShone Kizer - Founder & CEO
DK, a Toledo, Ohio native, grew up playing football, baseball, and basketball at the all-state level. His sports journey led him to God Country, Notre Dame, to play quarterback and study at the Mendoza College of Business. A true entrepreneur at heart, DK studied finance and spent his free time coming up with new business ideas. He also spent his short summer break as an intern reporting directly to the CEO of GE Capital concerning the Capital Aviation Services division.
After a few successful seasons on the Gridiron at Notre Dame, the business-minded QB was selected in the second round of the NFL draft to the Cleveland Browns and went on to be the youngest starting QB and led them in 15 games that season. After completing his 5th year in the NFL, DK couldn’t pass up the opportunity to explore his entrepreneurial dream with an idea that is at the forefront of all technology. As a free agent in 2021, DeShone dove deep into the Crypto/NFT world networking and learning from some of the biggest investors and builders in the NFT space. He has now transitioned out of football and is now full-time quarterbacking the One of None team.
Pat Darché - Co-Founder & COO
Pat was born and raised in Morristown, New Jersey. With a desire to apply his mathematical aptitude to his business interests, Pat attended the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business as a Finance Major and Entrepreneurship Minor. Pat also spent a summer interning at ZAIS Group, a $6.5 billion AUM alternative credit hedge fund, assisting analysts in the Leveraged Finance division.
After graduating in 2017, Pat pursued the entrepreneurial portion of his business education by joining Unified Global Archiving (UGA), a boutique Enterprise Information Archiving provider. Pat started as an Account Executive for organizations including UBS, Deloitte, The European Central Bank, Mylan, and The Bank of Tokyo. After excelling in his role and emerging as a team leader, he was promoted to Sales Manager and subsequently Director of International Sales, managing a team of six account executives and an eight-figure sales pipeline. With a passion for continuous growth and first-hand experience in a start-up environment, Pat joined One of None in 2020 as Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer, and Acting Chief Financial Officer.
Mike Darché - Co-Founder & CTO
Mike was born and raised in Morristown, New Jersey. He studied graphic design and business, earning a degree in Management Entrepreneurship at the University of Notre Dame in 2014. After graduation, Mike began a career in web design and software development. He joined Catalyze Marketing, a boutique NJ-based agency, and eventually became the company’s principal engineer. During that time he experimented with a variety of up-and-coming web technologies, developed over 50 unique websites/e-commerce stores, and led development teams on 2 mobile applications.
Mike left Catalyze after 4 years to become an independent consultant on custom enterprise software projects. He has built and deployed applications for several organizations ranging in size from 10 - 400 employees. Mike is now One of None’s Chief Technology Officer, leading Engineering with his specialization in ReactJS, NodeJS, and AWS cloud infrastructure.
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