Elliot co-founded Cloud X in 2015 (which subsequently acquired CloudRunner) to empower small and medium sized businesses using cloud technology.  Prior to this role, Elliot co-founded Elm Equity Partners - a New York based private equity firm. Before Elm, Elliot worked at Tradeweb Markets, a leading global FinTech company that provides liquidity to the fixed income and derivative markets.  At Tradeweb, Elliot held a variety of strategic positions, including a senior operating role within the company’s Tradeweb Retail business unit, where he was instrumental in the transformation of the division – growing revenue by over 150% annually while significantly expanding its operating margin.  Prior to Tradeweb, Elliot worked in the M&A group at NFP where he played an integral role in 22 private investments.  Elliot has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in Managerial Economics from Union College in Schenectady, NY.  He currently lives in Tacoma with his wife, daughter, and two bulldogs.  In his spare time, Elliot loves to travel, snowboard, and play golf.


Michael J. Mazzeo
COO & Co-Founder

Prior to this role, Michael co-founded Elm Equity Partners - a New York based private equity firm. Before Elm Equity, Michael worked for the CEO of a multi-billion dollar electronic fixed income trading pioneer, Tradeweb Markets.  At Tradeweb, Michael collaborated with a variety of C-level executives and drove multiple key initiatives relating to strategic opportunities, pricing and sales strategy, key personnel decisions, new-business and acquisition integration, financial planning, and business operations.  Michael has an established track-record as an entrepreneur having founded a New York-based Educational Services company that has remained highly profitable since inception.  Michael has also worked across three of Goldman Sachs’ most prestigious trading desks.  Michael holds a BS in Economics from Duke University, with a minor in Education.  Michael is a member of the Duke Alumni Leadership Society.  He is also the Chairman of Chance Academic Advising, Inc

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John Swiderski

Head of Product

John comes to CloudRunner with a twenty-year track record of transformational software development and product management spanning companies of all sizes, including startup software businesses to global enterprises like IGT, Disney, and Amazon.


Will Horne

Head of Software Development

Will Horne is an experienced software developer primarily versed in Python, C++ and JavaScript. After being introduced to programming at age 10 it quickly became a lifelong passion. At CloudRunner he sets the high standards and practices needed to give our customers a quality experience at scale.


Richard Huang

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Experienced Private Equity Investment Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the financial and technology services industry. Skilled in Partnerships, Operational Efficiency, Talent Development, Corporate Finance, and Business Development. Strong finance professional with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) focused in Economics - Operations Research from Columbia University in the City of New York.