Management Team

Giorgio 'Gio' Talegon
Co-Founder & CEO

Gio is a technology pioneer, who strives to improve the internet by bringing in new business solutions to the market. He firmly believes, Internet should be an open market to all, where market's value is solely determined by its users. With this belief in mind, Gio formed Hyperbidder, an online advertising portal that empowers advertisers by allowing them to place bids on web sites' ad spaces, and sub-sequently determine the real value of each web site's ad space offered. He attended Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA (Marketing), Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA (Business Administration), College of the Sequoia, Visalia (Business Administration) with honors. Gio has been involved in development and deployment of several web based technologies. Prior to Hyperbidder, he founded Brentstar (; an online casting and resume site for union actors. Gio has an extensive background in international business, marketing and IT industry.He is also the interim Chief Technology Officer of a Zurich based start up called My Sport World ( Aside from coding and working with start-ups, Gio enjoys spending time with his dog, playing Basketball, and cycling.

Kishor Patil
Co-Founder, CTO

Mr. Kishor Patil has extensive experience in design and development of diverse web based enterprise applications. He served as the Senior Technology Architect at Digite, a leading Project and Portfolio management provider, and throughout his career he successfully implemented various web based Project Management and integration solutions on the JEE platform at large enterprises like Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile group) and Magneti Marelli (FIAT Group, Italy) to name a few. He completed his Bachelors and Masters in Computer Sciences from Pune University in India.

Thomas A. Gaebe,

Mr. Thomas Gaebe joined Hyperbidder in 2008, and was very influential in helping the company with its efforts to raise the initial funding (seed capital). Tom Gaebe returned to Visalia, California, where he was born and raised, and joined the firm of Vollmer, Daniel, Gaebe & Grove, CPA's in 1977. Prior to that, he worked for Deloitte & Touche in Los Angeles. Tom graduated with honors from the University of Southern California earning his Bachelor of Science degree in 1972, and his Master of Business Taxation in 1976. Tom has extensive experience in management consulting, business valuation, and business start-ups. For more than twenty years, Tom has provided expert witness services regarding business valuations, accounting, and income tax matters. He is a member of the board of directors of Valley Business Bank, and Chairman of Visalia's Downtown Property Improvement District. Professional organizations in which Tom is active include the American Institute of Certified Accountants, and California Society of Certified Public Accountants (including the Business Valuation special interest group).

Dr. Jiang Guo
Technical Consultant

Dr. Jiang Guo has been an Assistant Professor of Computer Science Department of California State University Bakersfield (CSUB) since February 2001. Prior to joining CSUB, he was the Research Associate of the United States National Research Council from January 1998 to December 2000. Before that, he was a post-doctor at Institute of Software of Chinese Academy of Sciences from August 1996 to December 1997. He is working on Software Engineering, Software Process, Software Reuse, Component-based System, Object-Oriented Technology, and Web-based Systems. He received a BS, a MS and a Ph.D. in computer science from University of Science and Technology of China (1989), Computing Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences (1992), and Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (1996), respectively. Dr. Jiang Guo has published more than thirty technical papers.

Peter Muller
Technical Consultant

Since 1985, Mr. Muller has been President and owner of Interform (, an internationally acclaimed product development and design firm. His professional expertise is based on highly diversified international product development and design for major industries in Europe, USA, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Australia and Hong Kong. Clients range from General Motors to start-up companies with activities ranging from concept development and problem solving to engineering and software interface. In addition, Mr. Muller is currently on the Board of Directors of the Alden Lee Company, Inc. and Director of Design at Abarca Group. He was formerly Vice President of Frog Design (USA), and a Director of PA Technology and Management Consultants (Europe/International). Mr. Muller has a background in mechanical engineering with a Master's Degree in product design from Darmstadt, Germany and has received management training from Sundridge Park, London, UK.

Cetin Tokcan
Business Consultant

Mr. Cetin Tokcan joined Hyperbidder in 2007. Mr. Tokcan has extensive experience in management. He began his career as Chief of Research in the State Planning Organization of the Turkish Prime Ministry. Then, he served as the CEO of Eczacibasi Ceramic, Inc. where he later was promoted to Chief Executive Officer, and member of the executive committee of Eczacibasi Holding, Inc., one of the leading holding companies in Turkey. After seventeen years with both Eczacibasi, Inc. and Eczacibasi Holding, Inc., he became Chief Executive Officer of both Toprak Paper Mill, Inc. and Toprak International Trade, Inc., which are companies owned by Toprak Holding, Inc., another leading Turkish holding company. Subsequently, he formed Evyap International, Inc., where he served as the CEO, and within seven years managed to turn it into an over $100 million company in annual turnover. Afterward, he formed Evyap Egypt Soap Manufacturing, Inc., and Evyap Ukraine Soap & Personal Care Products, Inc., where he served as CEO. He attended Lausanne University IMEDE in Switzerland where he received his Certificate of Senior Executive Program. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School of ITP program. Previously, he attended Indiana University Business School. Prior to that, he attained his Bachelor of Arts in Economy from the University of Istanbul.

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