Team

Iain Scholnick

CEO and Founder

Iain is a veteran of the Internet, Wireless and Security vertical industries with 20 years of technical, business operations and start-up experience. His background includes his role as Founder and CEO of LicenseStream, the first comprehensive platform allowing owners of digital content to significantly extend the reach and revenue potential of companies already licensing their content online.

At ERUCES, a data security company, where as VP, Business Solutions, he focused on deploying a high volume of data encryption and key management platforms into the wireless, healthcare, finance, government and digital media.

As CTO of Livemind, a wireless commerce and technology services company, Iain secured significant equity funding and led the development of the company’s product platform, scaling the company to 75 employees.



Rafael Solis

CMO / SVP Product, co-founder

Rafael oversees all product development, marketing and operations for Braidio. Rafael brings 15 years of experience in strategic marketing, product and digital media.

Previously at LicenseStream, he led all corporate and product marketing as Vice President of Marketing. Prior to LicenseStream he served as Vice President of Online at MVNO Amp'd Mobile where he managed online marketing and indirect channel distribution. As Marketing Director at Napster, he transformed marketing efforts which contributed to a four-fold increase in paid subscribers.

His previous experience includes marketing roles at Edmunds.com and Walt Disney. He holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Portland State University and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

A native of Portlandia, Rafael can be found cruising San Francisco in his Xtracycle cargo bike with his wife, their mini-me 18-month-old daughter and their sheltie Lola.



Brian Sorge

VP Client Solutions

Brian oversees the development and delivery of client solutions for Braidio and brings more than 25 years of corporate, non-profit and academic experience to his role.

He oversees business development as well as the design and implementation of educational program design, e-Learning training design, HR strategy and cultural transformation.

His professional experiences include serving as a Senior Managing Consultant and Diversity and Inclusion Practice Lead for Capital H Group, Vice President of Client Solutions at Lambert & Associates, Director of Recruiting and Human Resources for Marakon Consulting, Managing Consultant at the Kaleidoscope Group, Director of Admissions and Multicultural Recruiting for the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

He holds degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Miami University of Ohio. He is also a regular speaker on leadership development and organizational change. He has lived in South America and has worked extensively in Latin America, Asia and the European Continent.

A Midwest native, he has lived and worked across the US and the globe.  To keep life interesting, he has driven cattle in Colorado, measured the breathing capacity of native populations in the Andes and has most recently taken up a new hobby since his relocation to Florida: eating dinner before 4:30 p.m. 



Daniel “Trip” Levine

Head of Engineering

Trip brings 10 years in system engineering and software development to Braidio. He leads our engineering team and manages Braidio’s cloud infrastructure. Trip is a seasoned engineer with experience in artificial intelligence, cognitive integration and its application to e-learning. He has contributed to open source web architecture for over seven years and is a moderator for Stackoverflow.

A devoted yogi and native of Asbury Park, New Jersey. When he's not at his desk knee deep in code, he can be found skateboarding across the globe from Madrid, Indonesia to India and beyond.



Kalpana Shanmugham

PhD, Director, Client Solutions

Kalpana supports the development and delivery of client solutions for Braidio to ensure solutions that balance proven theory with business applicability in building leadership and diversity and inclusion competencies that driving desired organizational change.

Prior to joining Braidio, she was a management consultant with RHR International working with senior level and high potential leaders at global clients. She continued with the development and implementation as a Senior Consultant with Capital H Group, a recruiting and human capital consulting firm. She also worked as an Associate Engineer with IBM as a member of their Aptiva Product Development Team within the Consumer Products Division. She holds a PhD and MA in Psychology from Drexel University as well as a BS in Psychology from the University of Kentucky.



Scott Sorge

Vice President, Sales

Scott manages the sales organization for Braidio. Prior to Braidio, he was Senior Director of Corporate Sales for Bunchball and held similar sales leadership roles at Qualsys, iPass, Axway, Tumbleweed Corporation and Pacific Gateway Exchange. He began his career as an AVP, Carrier Programs with Cable and Wireless.

Residing in the Bay Area, Scott was an avid extreme sports enthusiast. However, failure to wear a helmet multiple times over the course of many endeavors (and rumor has it being dropped a lot on his head as a young child) have reduced his sporting life to spending time on the golf course in a golf cart.



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