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.
Project co-founder and lead developer of PocketGems' Episode. Extensive experience shipping code used by millions. BS from Olin College, MS from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mark is Chief Operating Officer at Skydio, leading all operations and go-to-market for the company. Prior to joining, he was COO at Signalfx (acquired by Splunk), an operating partner at Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), led WW-field operations for Opsware (acquired by Hewlett-Packard) and Aster Data Systems (acquired by Teradata). Cranney came to Silicon Valley after being Vice President of Americas at Boston-based Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC).
GM, APAC & CEO of Skydio-Japan
Co-founder and CEO at 3LM (acq'd by Motorola). Co-founder & CEO at Nextbit (acq'd by Razer). SVP & GM, Mobile at Razer. Led Google Android Sales from 2007-2010.
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.
Formerly SVP Marketing at Gremlin and at SignalFX (acq'd by Splunk). Ran technology product marketing for core platforms at Mulesoft (acq'd by Salesforce) and VMware. Prior experience at EMC and Accenture. Holds B.S./M.S. in EE from Politecnico di Milano (IT) and MBA from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management.
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 Flight Testing
Flight Test Lead at Google Project Wing and GoPro. Multi Engine Commercial Pilot and Part 107 certified. Experience testing across multiple small UAS systems with over 2000 hours. BS, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
VP of People Operations
Head of People Operations at Canvas (acq’d by Fair). Head of People Operations at Breeze (acq’d by Ford Motors). Extensive experience building Talent, Culture & HR across a variety of organizations. Built Customer Support function at Stitch Fix. BA in Psychology, academic distinction. SHRM-SCP certified June 2020.
Head of Autonomy
Seasoned roboticist pushing the limits of visual navigation, 3D reconstruction, and real-time algorithms. Experience across drones, hexapods, robot arms, milli-scale robot swarms, and self-balancing motorcycles. BS from Princeton, MS from Stanford.
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.