CEO & Co-founder
Two decades of experience with small UAS, starting as a national champion R/C airplane pilot. Part of award winning research program at MIT that pioneered autonomous flight for drones. Co-founded Google[x]’s Project Wing. Author of numerous technical papers and patents. MIT’s TR35 list for young innovators. BS, Olin College. MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
CTO & Co-founder
Led award winning autonomous flight research program at MIT, starting in 2007. Co-founder and technical lead at Google Project Wing. Experience across computer vision, machine learning, system architecture, and vehicle design. Co-author of numerous technical papers and patents. BS, UC Berkeley. MS, PHD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Head of Hardware
Hardware development leader specializing in complex, vehicle-scale products. Managed Model S and X electrical integration and autopilot mechanical engineering at Tesla. Space vehicle design at Northrop Grumman. BS, University of California at Santa Barbara. MS and MBA, University of Southern California.
Head of Product Management
Roy Goldman comes to Skydio with over two decades of experience within product management of high-tech solutions for enterprise. He has held executive roles including SVP of Software & Product at Carbon, Inc., and Director of Software Development at Tesla. Goldman graduated from Stanford University with his PhD in Computer Science.
Head of Regulatory and Policy Affairs
Nationally recognized expert in aviation, technology, and national security policy. Former Associate Deputy Attorney General at U.S. DOJ, where he led and scaled DOJ’s drone program and served on the FAA committee that oversaw the integration of drones into the national airspace system. Former U.S. Air Force officer and private pilot. BS, Pepperdine University. JD, Yale Law School.
Head of SW Engineering
Ryan Reading has over eighteen years of experience working in high-tech engineering for enterprise IoT, cloud and network security solutions. Reading joins Skydio from Samsara where he has been VP of Engineering and more recently VP/GM of Fleet Safety. Previously, he led Cisco Meraki's MX security team where he focused on advanced network security and spent several years in the Intelligence Community designing high security communication systems. Reading graduated from Missouri S&T University with his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
Senior Director of Product Management
Mike Ross comes to Skydio directly from Samsara, the fastest growing IoT company in the world, where he led the Telematics Product Group focused on cloud-connected fleet management hardware, tools, and applications. Prior to Samsara, Ross was a fighter pilot and experimental test pilot in the United States Navy, where he helped lead the carrier suitability flight test of the F/A-18 A-F, X-47B, and F-35C. He graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems Engineering, and holds a Master's degree in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Postgraduate School. In addition to his Part 107 certificate, Ross holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, and both multi-engine and seaplane ratings.
VP of Finance
Finance leader specializing in complex financial modeling and analysis. Former Head of FP&A at SignalFx (acquired by Splunk). Former Director of FP&A at Pandora (previously NYSE:P, acquired by SiriusXM); heavily involved with content licensing, M&A, and subscriptions. Prior experience in Investment Banking with BofA Merrill Lynch.
VP People Operations
Seasoned people operations executive. Former Chief of Staff of Cisco’s Security Business Group, where she drove a high performing executive team and oversaw a range of initiatives. Served as Vice President of People Operations for OpenDNS, scaling the team from 25 employees to over 400 while maintaining unparalleled employee retention and culture. BA, California State University, Chico.
Head of Legal
An engineer-turned-lawyer, Partheesh combines strong technical, legal and international sales expertise to lead the legal team at Skydio. Prior to Skydio, Partheesh held legal leadership positions at Razer and Nextbit and brings a strong technical background in software and hardware engineering from his time as a senior engineer at Intel. BS and MS Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; JD, McGeorge School of Law.
VP Americas Sales
More than 25 years of sales and sales leadership experience in all aspects of revenue generation. Skilled at solving the most pressing business challenges for organizations across numerous industries. Before Skydio, led go-to-market efforts as vice president of sales for ARCOS, guiding the team to innovate, drive customer value, and penetrate new markets that led to over 600% revenue growth and a transition to a new PE owner. At CommVault Systems, chief of staff and multiple AVP roles on the Americas Sales team during seven years of 1200%+ growth. B.A., the University of Missouri.
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