Team

Solana, A Blockchain Built for Scale
The Team
Anatoly Yakovenko

首席执行官

AnatolySolana缔造者。他主要负责高通的操作系统开发,Mesosphere的分布式系统以及Dropbox的压缩。他拥有2项高性能操作系统协议专利,是BREW的核心内核开发人员,为每部CDMA翻盖手机(100m +设备)提供动力,并且带领技术团队实现了高通手机上实现人工智能的技术。

Greg Fitzgerald

首席技术官

GregSolana的首席架构师。Greg以前是高通公司的首席科学家,主要负责嵌入式系统的全部格局。他为BREW操作系统在CLua之间创建了一个双向远程过程调用协议的嫁接,帮助启动了LLVM编译器工具链的ARM后端,并发布了各种开源项目,包括Haskell中的流式LLVM优化器,Python中的许可证分析工具,和TypeScript中的反应式网络框架。如果你有时间,可以挑战性地问他为什么用Rust

Raj Gokal

首席运营官

Raj主要负责运营,产品和财务。他在产品管理和财务方面拥有10年的经验。他是General Catalyst的风险投资人,创立了消费医疗器械公司Sano Sano融资超过2000万美元,并且带领Omada Health在产品管理上增长了数十倍。

Eric Williams, PhD

首席技术

Eric负责数据科学和代币经济学。他本科在伯克利学习粒子物理,博士在哥伦比亚,同时在欧洲核子研究中心研究。他在斯隆-凯特琳癌症中心完成了医学物理学博士后的工作,随后在Omada Health带领数据科学团队。

Aaron Vaughn

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.

Stephen Akridge

Stephen spends all his time in the codebase. He has 10 years of critical GPU optimization expertise at Qualcomm and Intel. He led the GPU backend that constantly beat Nvidia.

Rob Walker

Rob has a storied career, innovating in software from the 1990's at Netscape, through a 17 year career at Qualcomm leading teams spanning BREW, Component Services, DASH, and Snapdragon.

Michael Vines

Michael spent 14 years at Qualcomm, rapidly rising from Engineer to Senior Director. He was founder and VP of Engineering of AI startup Silk Labs. He uses foot pedals when coding. Michael holds 3 patents.

Jeff Levy

Jeff handles operations and finance. He was previously VP of Operations at Aclima, after founding and selling CareAtHand. Previously, he had ops roles at Twitter and Google.

Pankaj Garg

Pankaj joins us after 10 years at Qualcomm, where he worked in the Innovation Center. Previously he led design and development of the LTE modem chipset for mobile devices at Motorola.

Jack May

Jack joins us after 17 years at Qualcomm where he's had his hands in many areas, starting with BREW kernel and CDMA development, to developing for and leading teams in Qualcomm's Advanced Tech Department.

Tyera Eulberg

Tyera has spent close to 10 years as a developer, most recently at PS Audio International, where she wrote software from the physical to application layer for audio products.

Dominic Tsang

Dom was an early contributor to our Telegram channel and has experience advising blockchain funds as well as managing communities for several open source blockchain projects. He has extensive experience as a project manager.

Carl Lin

Carl graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a degree in Computer Science and spent years at Microsoft. Carl has advised and worked with blockchain-focused hedge funds and was an early contributor to Solana's open source codebase.

Sagar Dhawan

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.

Dan Albert

Dan spent 5 years working at Qualcomm where he led the effort to build the software interface for one of the world's first 5G-capable radios. Before joining Solana, Dan was working in Antarctica, installing wireless equipment at field camps around the continent.

Tristan Debrunner

Tristan is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines with a BS in Engineering Physics. He has diverse experience including portable tracking antenna systems for drone wireless video systems, and underwater camera systems.

Andrew Hyde

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 Nelson

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 Starry

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.

Asia Fox

Asia comes to us having previously developed her administrative and office managerial skills in the medical and architectural fields. She holds two degrees in public relations and merchandising, and continues to take classes in art, design, and technology.

Austin Virts

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.

Ryan Shea

Ryan Shea is a student who has been involved with technology in one way or another for the past ten years. When he's not looking at a screen, you can see him on stage, behind a camera, or on a plane.

Shivani Bhargava

Shivani leads product efforts at Solana. She has 10 years of product management experience helping small companies find early product market fit and also runs a writing software company called TheRightMargin.

Parth Desai

Parth has spent around 7 years designing highly scalable backend system, some of them handle milions of users from around the world every day. Before joining Solana, he was building scalable blockchain platform based on tendermint.

Ryo Onodera

Ryo has grown up with computers while excited about the impacts of them over society, believing in open-source, and now in decentralization. His broad interest from SIMD to hairline borders resulted in a wide experience of a high-profile Ruby website, a Ruby interpreter, and the gecko in Firefox. He enjoys Ubuntu on Macbook Pro, and types through a custom complex state machine.

Anatoly Yakovenko

首席执行官

Greg Fitzgerald

首席技术官

Raj Gokal

首席运营官

Eric Williams, PhD

首席技术

Aaron Vaughn

Stephen Akridge

Rob Walker

Michael Vines

Jeff Levy

Pankaj Garg

Jack May

Tyera Eulberg

Dominic Tsang

Carl Lin

Sagar Dhawan

Dan Albert

Tristan Debrunner

Andrew Hyde

Trent Nelson

Justin Starry

Asia Fox

Austin Virts

Ryan Shea

Shivani Bhargava

Parth Desai

Ryo Onodera