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Did You Hear the One About the Two Crazy Engineers?

A couple of entrepreneur-engineers heard a common refrain. “I can’t find my driver at the airport! I wish there was an easier way!” Having faced the same problem–trying to pick out a rideshare driver in a crowd of look-alike sedans–they sympathized.

A few beers and a couple of conversations later, Qwykr Connect was born. From there, it was a short step to Qwyker Shuttle, a simple solution to the last mile problem. (Ever try to get parking at an airport? Downtown? At the mall at Christmas?) From there, product ideas flowed. Today we have a beta customer in Silicon Valley.

Our motto, with apologies to Niels Bohr: “Sure the idea is crazy. But is it crazy enough?”

Meet the Team

Rene Vishney

Rene Vishney, CTO

Rene is a serial entrepreneur who founded Award Software, an international software company that captured more than 90% of the Asian market. After selling the company to his largest competitor, he attempted to retire but failed miserably. Instead, he moved to Europe, traveled the world, and sought more interesting opportunities in tech. Today, in addition to running Qwykr, he advises other start-ups. 

Johnny Carr

Johnny Carr, COO

Johnny has 25 years experience as founder and vice president of a limousine company. He’s also an entrepreneur and consultant to transportation companies

Steve Gardner

Steve Gardner, VP Sales

Steve has over 30 years of experience as a marketing and sales executive. He has worked for a variety of companies including Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Adaptec, Perkin-Elmer, Inc., Data General, and DEC.

Sunil Ravipati

Sunny Ravipati, CTO

Sunny is a product development leader with significant product management experience. He has a successful track record of taking emerging products and services from inception to market leadership.

Pushie Singh, Senior Technical Director

Pushie brings over 30 years of experience in the field of operations, productization, and team building, and he handles his role with panache. His particular strengths are developing start-up processes and product delivery.

MB Deans

MB Deans, Interim Marketing Director

MB has 30+ years of experience herding cats and translating tech-speak into English and back again. She holds an MSCS from Fairleigh Dickenson.