Meet the Team

The founders of Dat Chat, Inc. created DatChat to address the need for a mobile messaging application that provides a traditional messaging experience, while providing users with complete privacy and control for their messages after they hit send. Realizing that consumers required a variety of different messaging apps with specialized features to meet their needs, DatChat was developed as a complete messaging platform with ephemeral and privacy features always available. DatChat Messenger with total privacy and control always providing its users with the option to erase or change how long your messages last on the other person’s phone. It doesn’t matter if you set your messages to last forever or automatically self-destruct, because at any time each sender can wipe them off the recipient’s phone or give them more time. Senders can choose to change the rights to a single message or destruct all of their messages at the same time.

Darin Myman darin

Originally a founder of BigString, Mr. Myman has been a pioneer in messaging privacy and security since 2004. The BigString email service allowed users to send, recall, erase, self-destruct email correspondences. He has executive management and founder experience having served as a co-founder and CEO of BigString Corporation, a publicly traded company, PeopleString Corporation a publicly traded company and Wally World Media, Inc. a publicly traded company. His experience encompasses not only the conception of new technology, but overseeing all aspects of bring it to market that include marketing, financing, corporate management and overseeing development.

Peter Shelus pete

Founder and CTO (was president until this year): Mr. Shelus has over 10 years of Self-Destructing Messaging and Mobile Video development experience. As a lead engineer of the first self-destructing email, mobile and social messaging platform "BigString", Mr. Shelus has been a pioneer and thought leader ahead of his time in secure messaging having developed patented technology that became a cornerstone of self-destructing messaging. Mr. Shelus graduated from Rutgers University with honors and a degree in Computer Science.

Jeff Albeck jeff

Developer: Mr. Albeck holds high expertise in website UI development, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, and PHP. Additionally, he has extensive facebook and mobile UI development experience. Having worked on such high profile projects such as, Jeff brings a real feel for user experience and design.