Roman Vintfeld is an experienced business leader, philanthropist, and innovator located in Puerto Rico. Roman has spent much of his longstanding career working with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) as a means of growing and scaling supply chain, marketing, and sales activity. As the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BrainChain.AI, Roman combines his visionary business leadership with his passion for advanced technological disruption. The organization strives to revolutionize supply chain management and logistics through the use of AI and ML, leveraging such resources to mitigate disruption, bolster efficiency, and aid companies in delivering commodities to global brands and governments.
With BrainChain.AI, Vintfeld brings to life an inherent desire to identify, strengthen, and mitigate supply chain vulnerabilities. The company works to prevent disruptions that could potentially impact billions of lives, accommodating an increasingly connected global marketplace through high-level predictive analytics and subsequent marketplace strategizing. Brainchain is comprised of a diverse portfolio of brands, each representing a different strategic focus and utilizing its proprietary technology.
Outside BrainChain.AI, Vintfeld has leveraged his professional standing for the benefit of others – specifically, those impacted by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. He is a co-founder of Worldwide Friends, a U.S.-based 5013c emergency response organization, focusing primarily on its Ukraine Friends mission, which offers aid to the Ukrainian people in response to Russian atrocities.
Roman Vintfeld is an advocate for a simple, but impactful truth: anyone can make difference in the world; all they have to do is become involved with something about which they are passionate. Roman aims to find and develop team members who excel in this regard, offering support to help them foster autonomy as quickly as possible. This philosophy has helped Roman build an accomplished body of work centered on helping others and leading people to achieve their full professional potential.
Our Interview With Roman Vintfeld
Question: What’s the most important thing we should know about you?
Roman Vintfeld: I believe that once you come up with a great idea, you should execute that idea as fast as possible. There are a lot of promising ideas out there, but many people spend too much time thinking them over, considering how they might fail, and dwelling on how to perfect them. I feel you should just focus on executing your vision. I’m not afraid of failure or potential criticism. If the idea can make a positive impact, you should take action and see where it leads you.
Question: Name the most impactful lesson you learned from failure.
Roman Vintfeld: I once went bankrupt, and that led to me having to fire several hundred workers on a Friday – only to hire 100 new workers the following Monday. The best advice I could give in a situation like that is to not feel bad for yourself; you have to remember that sometimes, the worst-case scenario is inevitable, and you should take it in stride to grow and mitigate similar challenges in the future.
Question: What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Roman Vintfeld: Forming WeShield. We really wanted to provide support during an immense time of need – specifically by donating and aiding those in low-income households. Our network was fortunately in a position to secure masks at the height of COVID, so we decided to partner up and provide aid to the workers who needed it most.
Question: What did you waste the most time on when you were first starting your career?
Roman Vintfeld: Overthinking ideas before they could come to fruition. Today, I will work quickly to identify a client profile and offer solutions to their problems. I see these situations as opportunities to find a solution and present it to the decision maker; this comes through data, trusting your gut instinct, and going after it.
Question: Name a tool you use for work that you can’t live without.
Roman Vintfeld: It may seem simple, but I use Air Pods quite a lot throughout my week. Wireless headphones really help me stay productive since I do a lot of my work over the phone. Anything that can make you more efficient is definitely worth it – even little things like that.
Question: What is your favorite hobby and why?
Roman Vintfeld: I regularly meditate and practice yoga. I feel these habits help me maximize productivity and mindfulness each day. Specifically, I use Sadhguru’s Inner Engineering platform, practicing it daily. It’s a great way to achieve balance and healthy perspective during the work week.
Question: What excited you the most about your industry right now?
Roman Vintfeld: Right now, I am very interested in AI and high-level computing. I’m particularly excited about using these resources to analyze the past and identify patterns to problem-solve in the future. Such trends are really helping society right now; they are establishing new tech out of the need for smoothed-out supply chains and early analysis, fixing and expediting shortfalls in areas where there might be overflow.
Question: What book has made the biggest impact on your life?
Roman Vintfeld: I would highly recommend the book “Stealing Fire” by Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal. This book discusses how to establish a flow and understand why; it leads to meditation. This kind of ideology can only lead to increased productivity and ideation when regularly put into practice.
Question: What would you consider to be the perfect day?
Roman Vintfeld: A usual day for me entails taking my kids to school after reviewing my morning emails. After that, I’ll usually review priority items, schedule meetings with department heads, and set up business development calls or follow-up conversations on ongoing projects. These days usually center on some type of business development, as we are always selling; so long as I’m able to achieve all of that, I would call that an ideal day.
Question: Name one small habit that positively impacts your productivity.
Roman Vintfeld: Committing to general wellness has been instrumental in my personal productivity. I would recommend getting into wellness to boost professional output. I’ve always wanted to work to establish more wellness centers to help people out this way, but I keep getting sidetracked with other projects.