What We Do
To provide our customers with the convenience of safe, secure, universal drone receptacles to facilitate automated home delivery, and ensure our commitment to quality is apparent in everything we do.
Valqari offers a comprehensive solution to all of the key areas of risk associated with drone delivery in one platform. Our RCVR-PAD will be the step that allows customers to fully automate their process from delivery through the last mile. By having a sensor-equipped, fully autonomous landing pad receptacle, we can ensure that drone delivery will be a smooth and effortless convenience of modern life. A platform which can rest in a window, or stand-alone mailbox, will allow the drone to land and release the package into a secured and lockable device, preventing theft or damage to the items delivered. All of the features are controlled by a convenient and easy to use app.
As long as there is a human component in the delivery chain, risks and liabilities increase exponentially closely followed by inflated costs. Our RCVR-PAD will allow for the last mile delivery process to be entirely automated. The complete automation of drone delivery will greatly reduce costs and increase the convenience for the consumers, businesses and distributors. Every retailer, restaurant or delivery company will need to deliver to a Valqari Drone Delivery Mailbox if they wish to provide safe and secure drone deliveries.
Chief Executive Officer, president, and Co-Inventor
Ryan is a US Army Veteran, a serial entrepreneur, and inventor. He served three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan with the 75th Ranger Regiment. He knows how to lead a team in adverse conditions with limited resources. In 2013, Ryan envisioned in the near future that drone delivery would transform the logistics industry. In order for drone delivery to be viable he realized there was a need for a Smart Drone Delivery Mailbox. Ryan has an MBA in Management from North Central College and BS in Economics from Northeastern Illinois University.
Vice President and Co-Inventor
Since 2013, Alex Falesch has been an integral part of the creation of Valqari’s Smart Drone Delivery Mailbox and is the lead visionary behind the product’s design. Alex’s role as co-creator is to ensure the product has exceptional technical design elements and overall high-quality esthetic, while also supporting the company’s partnership acquisitions. He has a history of developing patented inventions, but the imminent drone delivery reality makes Valqari his biggest venture yet.
Previously, Alex served as CEO of his multi-million-dollar business, managing almost 40 people.
Alex has a BFA from the Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago.
Chief Operating Officer
Ron Lazarus has more than 35 years of financial savviness, and extensive experience in international sales and manufacturing operations. When Ron learned about Valqari’s technology and how the innovation would change the future of package delivery, he immediately knew he wanted to join the team. Since 2017, Ron helps guide Valqari’s daily operations and provides strategic financial oversight to ensure the business runs smoothly behind the scenes.
Previously, Ron was the VP of Sales and Marketing at Firex, a smoke alarm manufacturer. During his tenure, he grew the company’s market share from 10%-75% and sales from $60M to $100M. That success landed him the role of President of Universal Security Instruments where he significantly increased the company’s stock price which resulted in USI’s consecutive inclusion in Fortune Top 100 Small Business Magazine (2006, 2007).
Ron holds an MBA in Marketing and BS in Business Administration from the New York Institute of Technology.
Chief Marketing Officer
As Valqari’s CMO, Ryan Lazarus takes the lead on brand development and storytelling. With a creative eye for filmmaking and visual assets, Ryan produces Valqari’s strategic marketing materials that help to educate audiences and communicate the company’s overall mission. He also brings a decade of international business experience.
In 2008, Ryan co-founded Effioa Capital, building infrastructure projects in rural India, and oversaw business development and fundraising. In 2012, Effioa established the largest privately-owned mint farm in India. In 2015, Ryan co-founded Windo Global Partners, a consulting firm that helps small US companies expand to India and assist Indian companies with expanding to the US.
Ryan is a Board member for Ryan Banks Academy, Chicago’s first boarding school for underprivileged youth.
Chief Business Development Officer
Nick Tadros heads Valqari’s business development and growth. He brings to the company a thorough understanding of identifying key business metrics, growth opportunities, and efficiencies to ensure Valqari is profitable and set up for long-term success.
Nick has spent most his career working alongside entrepreneurs and has senior level management experience in various sectors including retail and commercial real estate development; and has managed a real estate portfolio in excess of $120M.
Nick received a BA in Entrepreneurship from Illinois State University.