Our goal was clear: to engineer the IT platform of the future.

Liqid was founded by a group of visionaries with decades of experience in data storage, high performance computing, networking clustering, software development, and systems engineering.

Leadership

Liqid is lucky to have some of the industry's brightest to build out the company's vision.

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Sumit Puri

CEO, Co-Founder

Sumit Puri is a storage industry veteran with over 20 years of experience. Sumit has been focused on defining the technology roadmaps for key industry leaders including SandForce, LSI, and Toshiba. Sumit has a long history with bringing successful products to market with numerous teams and large-scale organizations.

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Bryan Schramm

COO, Co-Founder

Bryan brings 15 years of experience in product development and corporate strategy. He has built highly-accomplished, technical teams and driven product commercialization while partnering with the nation’s best VC and private equity firms. He has experience with high-profile strategic partnerships and joint ventures across various industries. Bryan also co-founded Sundrop Fuels, backed by KPCB and Oak Investment Partners.

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J. Scott Cannata

CTO, Co-Founder

Scott has 29 years experience in networking, storage, high availability clustering software. He has worked extensively on network and storage protocol/device drivers, kernel. He has served as individual contributor, lead developer, team leader, and manager at companies such as Data General, IBM, Motorola, Intertel/Mitel, Sanmina, and many startups.

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Sandeep Rao

VP of Supply Chain, Co-Founder

Sandeep brings nearly 15 years of experience in the electronics hardware industry. He currently manages supply chain and procurement strategies for SemiCORE Corporation and is actively involved in the NAND market. He previously worked at PNY Technologies.

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Christopher Long

Chief Architect

Chris is responsible for architecting cutting-edge enterprise class storage appliances, all phases of hardware design and development, and building a strong nimble team of hardware, mechanical engineers, and support team. With over 20 years of experience working for companies like SCI-Sanmina/Newisys and L3 Communications, Chris has a broad knowledge of the computing and storage industry.

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Phillip Clark

VP of Engineering

Phillip started his software career in 1994 and helped build a product line that excelled his first company to successful IPO in 1999. He previously worked at Network Photonics and Atrato. Since joining Liqid, he has contributed to product architecture, software implementation, and team management and has contributed to Liqid from all sides of the continuous hardware/software spectrum.

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Marius Tudor

VP of Sales & Business Development

Marius is an industry veteran and evangelist of mission-critical, flash-centric solutions. He has 17 years of experience in sales management, business development, and marketing roles in technology and the storage industry. Marius served in leadership roles at industry powerhouses Sandisk, Fusion-io, and early Flash pioneer Bitmicro Networks.

The Team

Much of where Liqid has been, and where it is heading, is a result of the incredible team we have assembled.

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Andy Heyd

Mechanical Engineer, Manager
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Brenden Rust

Senior Mechanical Engineer
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Dana Breakstone

Project Manager
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Jeff McGann

Software Engineer, Manager
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Jeremy Hess

Creative Director
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Tuan Nguyen

Senior Test Engineer
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Michael Harrington

Senior PCB Design Engineer
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Bryan Nagel

Software Engineer
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Henry Harris

Senior Software Engineer
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Michela Madrid

Office Manager
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Huiji Wang

Senior Electrical Engineer
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Long Ho

Senior Electrical Engineer
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Seth Walsh

Mechanical Engineer
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Daniel Nguyen

Software Engineer
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Jamila Gunawardena

Director Solutions Architecture
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Christina Stathos

Controller
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Ari Clark

UI/UX Developer
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James Larson

UI/UX Developer
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Mark Noland

Sr. Solutions Architect
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John Zamites

Director of Sales, Eastern U.S.

Board of Advisors

With a broad range of expertise, our Board of Advisors includes some of technology's leading luminaries.

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Michael Raam

Board Director
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David Bradford

Advisor
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Jim Dawson

Advisor
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Brian Hinman

Advisor
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Thad Omura

Advisor
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Mitch Pergola

Advisor
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Chris Clason

Advisor
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Arik Hesseldahl

Advisor

Our Investors

Liqid is has some of the best investors a company can ask for, providing all the necessary guidance for our early stage company.