Liqid is a data center innovation company founded on the principle that the status quo is already obsolete. Technology must be challenged, and there is always a better way.

Leadership Team

Jay Breakstone

CEO, Founder
Jay is the visionary behind Liqid's innovative technology. He is responsible for providing business-focused oversight to the sales, marketing, and R&D efforts, while driving the company's short- and long-term technological direction. With 15 years of experience in tech, he previously launched the SSD program and ran the $300 million flash category for PNY Technologies and later founded pureSilicon, an award-winning enterprise SSD company.

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.

Scott Cannata

Chief Software Architect, Co-Founder
Scott has over 25+ years working in software. He has worked at dozens of successful companies, including IBM, Data General, SCI-Sanmina/Newisys, Motorola Computer Group, and Jni acting as a developer and/or lead architect in the areas of networking stacks, single node and/or cluster monitoring for high availability, and data storage. He has experience working in the software market and with software/hardware solutions.

Christopher Long

Chief Hardware 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.

Sumit Puri

VP Marketing, 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.

Marius Tudor

VP Sales & Business Dev
Marius has 16 years experience in sales management, business development, and marketing roles in technology and the storage industry. He is an industry veteran and evangelist of mission-critical, flash-centric solutions. Marius served in leadership roles at industry powerhouses Sandisk, Fusion-io, and early Flash pioneer Bitmicro Networks.

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.

Phillip Clark

Director 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.

Meet The Team

Andy
Heyd

Mechanical Engineering Manager

Brenden
Rust

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Bryan
Nagel

Software Engineer

Dana
Breakstone

Project Manager

Huiji
Wang

Senior Electrical Engineer

Jeff
McGann

Software Engineering Manager

Jeremy
Hess

Senior Art Director

Daniel
Nguyen

Software Engineer

Long
Ho

Senior Electrical Engineer

Michela
Madrid

Office Manager

Michael
Harrington

Senior PCB Design Engineer

Richard
Reinhard

Software Engineering Manager

Seth
Walsh

Mechanical Engineer

Angelo
Campos

Electrical Engineer

Tuan
Nguyen

Senior Test Engineer

Henry
Harris

Senior Software Engineer

Our Advisors

Michael
Raam

Board Director

Anil
Rao

Advisor

Thad
Omura

Advisor

Chris
Clason

Advisor

David
Bradford

Advisor

Jim
Dawson

Advisor

Mitch
Pergola

Advisor

Brian
Hinman

Advisor

Investors

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