Anatoly is the creator of Solana. He led development of operating systems at Qualcomm, distributed systems at Mesosphere, and compression at Dropbox. He holds 2 patents for high performance Operating Systems protocols, was a core kernel developer for BREW which powered every CDMA flip phone (100m+ devices), and led development of tech that made Project Tango (VR/AR) possible on Qualcomm phones.
Greg is the principal architect of Solana. Formerly of Qualcomm's Office of the Chief Scientist, Greg has explored the full landscape of embedded systems. He created a bidirectional RPC bridge between C and Lua for the BREW operating system, helped launch the ARM backend for the LLVM compiler toolchain, and published a variety of open source projects including a streaming LLVM optimizer in Haskell, license analysis tooling in Python, and a reactive web framework in TypeScript. If you have time to burn, ask him "Why Rust?" We dare you.
Raj leads operations, product, and finance. He has spent 10 years in product management and finance. He was a venture investor at General Catalyst, started the consumer medical device company Sano which attracted over $20m in investment, and led product management at Omada Health as it grew tenfold.
Sagar joins us after 4.5 years at Qualcomm's Innovation Center. He has worked on an open source Chromium browser fork and later designed and implemented products in Android for mobile security. He has a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign like some of our founders.
Andrew has worked in some form of startups, community, venture capital, and crypto for 15 years. He founded Startup Weekend, was the first employee at a very large accelerator, and second employee at Origin. He has built a cabin in Alaska with hand tools, ridden his bicycle across the United States, and traveled to 91 countries.
Trent brings 11 years of development experience in embedded systems and systems engineering. Most recently building automated trading systems for cryptocurrency markets and previously maintaining Android AOSP and XBMC mediacenter based OTT set top box firmware. Trent holds a degree in computer engineering from Purdue University.
Justin started his career at Twitter building mobile SDKs for Crashlytics and scaling web services for Periscope. He left to spend extended time in Taiwan and Japan where he began his self-study in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Japanese. Before joining Solana, Justin built real-time multiplayer Minesweeper in Rust and became an active contributor in the popular Rust web framework, Yew.
Austin is an experienced digital marketer who is deeply passionate about decentralization and technology. After running a creative agency in Boulder, Colorado, Austin moved to San Francisco to help lead the marketing efforts at Origin Protocol. Austin now helps with content, growth, and marketing at Solana. Since moving to San Francisco, Austin has picked up surfing. You can either find him in the ocean or at the office.
Aaron is a Senior Product Manager at Solana. Prior to joining the team he spent 4.5 years in adtech at Oracle Data Cloud where he managed a team of strategic partnership tech leads before moving into a product management role. Prior to Oracle Data Cloud Aaron spent time as a mechanical engineer, completed his MBA at the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business and spent 2.5 years in sales at SendGrid.