Arben is a technologist, thought leader, and serial entrepreneur with a hearty appetite for change and a deep love of disrupting global markets with technology.
Prior to mbloom, Arben founded four other companies still operating today. This includes: Code Rebel (NASDAQ: CDRB), a remote desktop for Macs that recently went public; Ozolio, a live HD webcam streaming solution that increases awareness and engagement with brands; FlikMedia, which develops and designs video applications for mobile platforms; and Kontur Labs (fka Bump Networks), an award-winning digital agency that delivers technical solutions for data analysis and visualization, disaster management, media distribution, and travel and hospitality.
A gifted CTO and people manager, Arben has led development at several companies, including: echo echo, a location mapping tool and BBC Top Ten App of the Year in 2011; UBAlert, a real-time disaster reporting and mapping network; and Fresh Island Fish Co., Hawaii’s largest fish distributor. He is currently an advisor to Fotofwd, an onsite social photo printing service and branding solution, and VER on Demand, a digital streaming platform connecting fans around the world with cultural and educational content.
Arben received a B.S. in Logistics from Berufsakademie Stuttgart and a B.S. in Computer Science from Fachhochschule Darmstadt. He holds five US patents in successive interactive video viewing and media data processing.
In his rare moments of free time, Arben enjoys kiteboarding off the shores of Maui, writing poetry, and jetsetting around the world.