About LiquidSky

Our mission is to dramatically lower costs and increase the efficiency of computing by giving users access to all the computing power they need in the cloud - or in our case, the Sky! No more buying expensive hardware on your end to play any of the new and best games, just subscribe to what you need from us. We also provide a lightning-fast internet experience, something we call Sky accelerated web browsing. No more taking hours to download your favorite games - with our gigabit connectionm you get Sky speed!. Four of the main issues surrounding cloud gaming or the consumer thin-client have been latency, cost, scalability, and catalog. We have solved all four. Welcome to the Sky.

Our Team

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Ian McLoughlin

Founder & CEO

Ian is the programming brains and creator of LiquidSky. He started his first computer service company at age 12, fixing electronics and installing enterprise servers for small businesses. He has also worked in the CGI and CAD industry. Ian programs in anything from x86 to CSS, specializing in pattern recognition and sandboxing/hypervising containers. Ian enjoys working on his car, building electronics, writing algorithms, or just standing. He was spotted sleeping once; we think it was a Tuesday.


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Scott Johnston

Co-founder & Board Member

Scott is an experienced tech hand. His previous startup, Wayin (wayin.com), provides big brands and professional sports teams with social media curation and display software. Co-founded with ex-Sun Microsystems founder and CEO Scott McNealy, Wayin is a Certified Partner of both Twitter and Facebook. Prior to Wayin, Scott ran a quant-based hedge fund. A Yalie and former adjunct professor there, Scott is married with three kids, and plays a round of golf when he can.


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William J. Raduchel

Chairman of the Board

William J. Raduchel is the Chair of LiquidSky's Board of Directors. Bill is a strategic advisor and director at several private companies. He taught corporate strategy at Georgetown University and formerly was chairman of Opera Software, CTO of AOL Time Warner and chief strategy officer of Sun Microsystems. He is a member of the Conference of Business Economists and was chair of the Committee on Copyright and Innovation in the Digital Era for the National Academy of Sciences. Bill has 25 issued patents. After attending Michigan Technological University, which later gave him an honorary D.B.A. in 2002, Bill received his B.A. in economics from Michigan State University in 1966 and earned his A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in economics at Harvard.


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Jason Kirby

Chief Marketing Officer

Jason was a photographer in his past life, building the largest community of photographers in San Diego and a successful marketplace connecting photographers and consumers. He recently sold his last startup as the co- founder and VP of Marketing and moved to New York City in the winter because he thought perfect weather all year wasn’t interesting enough. Jason defies the company culture because he drinks yerba mate tea instead coffee to satisfy his caffeine addiction.


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Doug Wallace

Chief Financial Officer

A start-up executive since 1999, Doug has been involved in leadership roles at a variety of technology companies. In every engagement, Doug has been instrumental in facilitating the vision of the inventors and founders, delivering on shared goals. Hats worn have typically included leadership in finance, operations, and revenue generation. Companies have ranged from robotics, mobile browser platforms, online gaming, K-12 learning platforms, and music/video services. Prior to his start-up career Doug was a corporate finance banker with Bank of America, and a marketing rep with IBM. Doug holds a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia, and a MBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.


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David Selle

Head of Product

David is a seasoned veteran of the games industry. He has held strategic product and executive business roles at leading social media and game companies including Mobile Gaming Technology, NukoToys, Hi5 Networks, Magi.com, Reality Gap, WildTangent, and Vivendi Universal. David led the publishing effort for WildCoins, one of the first widely adopted virtual currency platforms for online games and has a long list of successful titles to his credit. Sometimes David likes to believe he is a competitive Hearthstone player. We think that’s cute.


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Jared Billig

Lead Developer

Jared joined LiquidSky in June as a full stack developer and growth hacker. Born and raised in NYC, Jared has been gaming for as long as he's been able to walk and talk -- i.e. for a couple of years now. Jared graduated school with an accounting and economics degree but wasn’t feeling it, so he embarked on a self-taught journey of programming. When not hunched over a computer, rapidly typing, Jared spends his time checking out live music or hanging with his beloved companion Henry -- a five pound, half-blind, constantly sneezing mini-Pekingese.


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Alex Sindisckii

Developer

Alexander is 6'7, so naturally he played a lot of basketball in school. He also got asked to change a lot of light bulbs, which is probably why he loves LEDs. He also loves to ice skate, which is convenient, since he lives in Russia where it is ridiculously cold all the time. Alex fools around with artificial neural networks (who doesn’t?) and for the last few years has specialized in opengl c++.


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Artem Smirov

Developer

Artem aced chemistry at school, winning the regional chemistry Olympiad, but physics and computers called his name at university. Artem is a computer gaming fanatic, so naturally he loves cloud gaming. He also loves hard and classic rock. The Scorpions, Led Zeppelin, and Hendrix are his favorites. Artem always wears white headgear, because lives in Russia, and he likes to blend in.


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Trevor Rudolph

Developer

Trevor Rudolph is a software engineer who just dropped out of college to join LiquidSky full time. He is completely self taught and has a natural understanding of a dozen languages ranging from C to Python. Most of all he is a hard worker who can often be caught working some very strange hours. His passion for coding has led him into the working world years ahead of his peers. Beyond being a computer gremlin, Trevor is a New York native and enjoys the outdoors and literature


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Mariusz Lis

Head of Customer Support

Mariusz is a Polish native who lives in New York. He previously provided customer support to one of the largest sporting companies in the world. He has a lot of patience, even with impatient gamers! Mariusz also plays computer games, of course, and doctors say it’s a miracle that he doesn’t need glasses given the amount of time he’s spent in front of computer screens. When he does venture outside, Mariusz does acrobatics, plays soccer and works out to stay in shape.


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Justin Ceccherelli

Community Manager

A native New Yorker, Justin is a natural-born gamer with a passion for all things tech and media. Having spent his college years in the California sun, Justin moved back to New York for an opportunity to work with LiquidSky. As a League of Legends enthusiast, he has worked with many eSports teams such as TSM and CLG to create engaging content for various eSports startups. When he's not browsing reddit, Justin likes to spend his free time programming and creating mobile games. Beyond his computer, he can also be found playing on his guitar or shooting hoops to stay to make up for all the hours spent locked away in his room.


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Damian Bidikov

Frontend Developer

Damian is a New York native who recently changed careers to become a software developer. He is in a long-term, love/hate relationship with JavaScript. A passionate ex-gamer, Damian enjoys watching competitive Dota tournaments and aspires to be a pro in another life. In the few hours a day he can force himself to get off his computer, Damian enjoys reading fiction, biking, and trying to find the best street food New York has to offer.


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Joanna Wrzaszczyk

Visual Designer

Born and raised in Warsaw, Poland, Joanna moved to New York City to follow her love for fine arts and experimental animation & design. Passionate about creativity of all forms, Joanna built her career in a variety of roles, working for companies like Vogue Studio, New Balance, and Technicolor. She joined LiquidSky in October, shortly after receiving her master’s degree in Interaction Design from New York University. In her free time, Joanna likes to be outside, roaming around the city, checking out new gallery exhibitions, or sunbathing in Central Park. She grew up listening to classical music, playing piano, and singing opera and jazz. She’s also a big foodie and would never say no to a cheese plate.


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Jonathan Pusar

Retention Marketing Associate

Jonathan is a marketing whiz who joined LiquidSky in October. Though a lifelong New Yorker, he's an explorer at heart, and has spent countless weekends traveling the Northeast and Canada. Jonathan's nomadic lifestyle makes him a mobile gamer, always clutching to his smartphone and laptop for gaming thrills. When not plotting out his next marketing campaign, Jonathan dabbles in beer making and working out. He's also an avid heavy metal enthusiast, and is always on the lookout for the latest concert.


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Naga Hota

Cloud Software Engineer

Naga recently graduated from UTI in San Jose with a Masters in Software Engineering. He is passionate about coding in Ruby on Rails and optimizing cloud infrastructure using AWS and LiquidSky’s proprietary cloudstack technology. As a recent transplant to New York from the West Coast he is totally in love with the city and reminds him of his hometown in India. Naga spends his free time navigating the streets of NYC and exploring new locations.


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Savinda Rukshan

Designer

Savinda spends his whole day, practically every day, experimenting with JavaScript, dabbling with Ruby, and inhaling a wide variety of potentially useless information through a few hundred RSS feeds. He is called an owl as he loves to work during the night. His passions include cars and wildlife photography.

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Syed Islam

System Administrator

Syed is a system administrator at LiquidSky, where he does large scale computer performance design, analysis, and deployment. He is a member of International Association of Engineers(IAENG). Syed has 12 years experience as a Systems Administrator working, troubleshooting and tuning Windows, Linux, Citrix, VMware, and Hyper-V systems. He has previously worked as Senior support engineer, System Analyst, and System Administrator in Energy sectors, Bank and MSP. Syed spends his free times watching movies, playing computer games, paintball, fishing and enjoying water sports.



Advisors

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Scott McNealy

Former CEO of Sun Microsystems

Scott McNealy co-founded Sun Microsystems, Inc. in 1982, serving as its CEO and Board Chair for over 22 years. During his tenure, McNealy transformed Sun from a Silicon Valley startup to a leading global provider of network computing.In October 2011, McNealy, along with partner Scott Johnston, announced his next venture, Wayin, which provides big brands with software that enables them to curate, display, and analyze social media content surrounding their products. McNealy serves as Board Chairman. Long committed to open source education, McNealy also led Sun to create Curriki, a global online community creating quality materials that benefit teacher, parents, and students. McNealy is a graduate of Harvard and Stanford Business School.


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Matthew Nordby

Former CRO of Playboy

As an advisor to LiquidSky, Matthew brings a diverse career background and vast global network. Currently he is a branding executive serving the fashion, sports and entertainment business. Matthew previously led Playboy Enterprises as the President of Global Licensing. During his tenure, he more than doubled the licensing business at the company earning the iconic brand a spot on the 2015 "Top 50" Global licensors. Prior to Playboy, Matthew was an accomplished technology executive serving in leadership roles at Greenplum, a Silicon Valley software start-up acquired by EMC Corporation and Sun Microsystems.


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Asia Liaison

Based in Hong Kong , and assisting with LiquidSky’s Asia and China strategies, Andy Lau is a technologist, entrepreneur, and investor with strong connections to both the APAC and Silicon Valley tech communities. He has founded a number of successful ventures in the areas of enterprise IT, digital and social, and cloud and mobile computing.


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