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Leadership Team

We were founded in the greater Denver area by a team of experts with decades of collective (broad/diverse) experience in data center architecture and software design. Our leadership team strives to bring innovation, simplicity, and change to all aspects of business, both within and outside of our organization.

Edgar boasts a robust tech leadership background, guiding companies like Accton Technology, Qualtré Inc., and 3Com Corporation to market prominence. At Accton, he played a pivotal role in advancing cloud infrastructure and AI innovations, fostering key alliances with global tech leaders. Edgar has relocated to Colorado, the heart of Liqid's operations, to bolster innovation, team dynamics, and a unified mission. His deep insights into the AI ecosystem, spanning semiconductors to software, equip him uniquely to drive Liqid's competitive edge in the burgeoning AI space.

Sumit Puri, President, CSO & Co-Founder of Liqid
Sumit Puri
President, CSO & Co-Founder

Sumit 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.

Bryan Schramm, COO & Co-Founder
Bryan Schramm
COO & Co-Founder

Bryan has 20 years of experience in product development, corporate strategy, and building highly-accomplished technical teams that drive product commercialization. Bryan has partnered with some of the nation’s top VC and PE firms, working on high-profile strategic partnerships and joint ventures across multiple industries.

Scott Cannata, CTO & Co-Founder
J. Scott Cannata
CTO & Co-Founder

Scott has 31 years experience in networking, storage, high availability clustering software. He has worked extensively on network and storage protocol/device drivers and kernel programming. He has served as individual contributor, lead developer, team leader, and manager at companies such as Data General, IBM, Motorola, JNI, Intertel/Mitel, Sanmina, and many startups.

John Dauskurdas, Senior VP Sales
John Dauskurdas
Senior VP of Sales

John has 30 years of leadership experience in building and managing high-performance global teams and forging strategic partnerships with GSIs, ISVs, and Tech Partners. He possesses a proven track record of motivating teams, recruiting and retaining talent, boosting growth, and nurturing customer loyalty. John effectively translates the corporate vision into tangible results.

Phillip Clark, Senior VP of Engineering
Phillip Clark
Senior VP of Engineering

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

Board of Directors

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

MIchael Raam, Board Member
Michael Raam
Board Member
Marty Friedman, Board Member
Marty Friedman
Board Member
Ryan Pollock, Board Member
Ryan Pollock
Board Member
Stephen George, Board Member
Stephen George
Board Member
Tom Juracek, Board Member
Tom Juracek
Board Member
Ashish Puri, Board Member
Ashish Puri
Board Member
Marc Fleischmann, Board Member
Marc Fleischmann
Board Member
Sumit Puri, Board Member
Sumit Puri
Board Member
Sumit Puri, Board Member
Edgar Masri
Board Member

Advisors

Our team of seasoned advisors brings deep expertise and strategic insights to guide our company's growth and help us achieve our goals.

Our Investors

Peek behind the curtain

Our team is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds and skill sets. Each member makes up our backbone, contributing to why we are leaders in composable infrastructure technology and how we deliver continuous innovation to the data center sector.

A network that moves us

We are fortunate to be technology partners with some of world's leading IT organizations. These key relationships aid in bringing our ideas to fruition, allowing us to tremendously impact the digital world.