Management Team

Erik Young M.D. CEO / Co-Founder

Erik Young oversees the strategic planning and expansion of Akooba, Inc. He enjoyed successful careers in medicine and real estate development before co-founding Akooba. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He and his wife Joyce are proud to support academic and athletic programs at the University of Maryland and the Stevens Institute of Technology.

Matthew Yorkgitis CTO / Co-Founder

Matthew Yorkgitis graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has experience developing software for electronics recycling companies and government defense contractors. He specializes in developing hardware and software solutions for automated systems, IT systems management, data security, and selling through e-commerce platforms.

Danny Pennington Technical Operations Manager

Daniel was recruited in 2015 to direct the refurbishment and IT Asset Management processes and oversee daily warehouse operations. He graduated from the University Maryland and has years of personal and professional experience in the fields of electronics refurbishing, e-commerce, logistics, and technical support.

Willie Blaszkiewicz Warehouse Operations Manager

William began his career as an account manager overseeing the multi-million dollar policies for health insurances. Joining the Akooba team in 2015, Willie oversees warehouse and logistics operations. With a knack for providing critical feedback, Willie supports in the implementation and testing of new software within the Akooba warehouse. Willie is a graduate of the University of Maryland.