Valqari is a team of dedicated and innovative individuals. From our executives to our engineers, our team is on the forefront of development.
FOUNDER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Ryan has been an integral part of the creation of Valqari’s Smart Drone Delivery Mailbox and focuses his efforts on product development, intellectual property and strategic partnerships in an effort to ultimately reshape the future of the logistics industry. Prior to Valqari, Ryan served three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan with the 75th Ranger Regiment. Upon completing his tours of duty, Ryan successfully led several business operations in industries including retail and service in a partnership with Co-Founder Alex Falesch for the past 10 years.
FOUNDER, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Alex 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, providing exceptional technical elements while maintaining a high-quality esthetic. Prior to Valqari, Alex successfully led several business operations in industries including retail and service in a partnership with Co-Founder Ryan Walsh for the past 10 years.
Alex has a BFA from the Illinois Institute of Art Chicago.
DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
Geoff Graves (Geoff Graves and Assocs, LLC) has wide range of hands-on experience in aviation, logistics, and international development, including being “boots in the rubble” in post-conflict and post-natural crises situations. He has worked for National and State governments, the UN, NGOs, and the private sector in roles from programme development, “a fixer of failing programs” to monitoring and evaluating.Those experiences enabled Geoff to offer informed insights and robust advice across the drone ecosystem. His focus is looking ahead to develop markets and partnerships.
CHIEF OF ADMINISTRATION
Chief Technology Officer
Charles Byers is a Senior Electrical Engineer / Engineering Fellow / System Architect with a track record of leadership in telecommunications, IoT, video, and common platform design / architecture at the chip, board, system, and network levels. Over his 30+ year career, he has served as lead architect on over 20 IoT, video, switching, access, and wireless products.He is also a leader in standards bodies like the OpenFog Consortium, Industrial Internet Consortium, IEEE, PICMG and SCOPE, where I have he has been involved in founding several key standards (including OpenFog, AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC, MicroTCA), serving as CTO, and chairing several influential committees. He holds over 100 US patents.
Dr Lyle Berkowitz
Lyle Berkowitz, M.D., FACP, FHIMSS is a primary care physician, a digital health innovator and a serial entrepreneur with a passion for creating real world solutions which improve the quality and efficiency of the healthcare system for both patients and physicians. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Back9 Healthcare Consulting, where he helps healthcare systems, companies and investors rethink problems and develop innovative solutions. He was most recently Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, one of the largest telehealth groups in the nation. Previously he was a practicing physician and health system executive focusing on innovation and digital health transformation at Northwestern Memorial Healthcare in Chicago. He has additionally helped start and manage multiple digital health companies in that time frame and currently sits on the boards of healthfinch and Oneview Healthcare.
You can find him at www.DrLyle.com and @DrLyleMD.
Chief Digital & Information Advisor
Hiral Chandrana is a global digital and IT services executive with over twenty-five years of success in a diverse set of industries. He has deep experience in customer-focused business technologies and software solutions to solve complex enterprise challenges and has delivered dramatic P&L growth with innovative GTM across regions. In addition to Chief Digital & Information Advisor at Valqari, Hiral is a Strategic Advisor for Tercera.io and Partner at multiple emerging tech VC funds.
Prior to his current roles, Hiral spent 14 years in Wipro Limited, where he was a senior executive, handled $3B of Wipro’s business which included Cloud, Applications/Digital & Security services. He has orchestrated multiple M&A’s including a $500M acquisition of Appirio where he served on the board. Hiral has worked collaboratively to strengthen partnerships with leading platform and software providers such as Salesforce, AWS, SAP, Microsoft, ServiceNow, Adobe, Oracle, to drive Customer Success in adoption of Cloud, Cyber Security, AI, in the Experience and Data economy.
Hiral has attended executive programs in Wharton, Duke Corporate Education and Venture Capital Deal Economics with Berkeley Law. He has an MBA from Iowa State University, MS in Engineering from Washington State University with patent in Virtual Assembly Design Environment, & bachelor’s in engineering from NIT Karnataka.
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