Elliot A. Luchansky, CFA®
CEO & Co-Founder
Elliot is the Co-Founder & CEO of Cloud X Partners and serves on the Board of Directors. In addition, he is the CEO of its portfolio investments, Insynq and CloudRunner. Prior to this role, Elliot co-founded Elm Equity Partners - a New York based private equity firm. Before Elm Equity, Elliot worked at Tradeweb Markets, a leading global Financial Technology 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. In his other roles at the company, Elliot’s responsibilities included Investor Relations & Executive-level financial management duties, launching major organic growth initiatives, and leading numerous M&A transactions. Prior to Tradeweb, Elliot worked in the M&A group at National Financial Partners where he closed 12 direct principal investments and 10 add-on acquisitions within the insurance brokerage and wealth management market segments in locations spread throughout the U.S. and Canada. Elliot has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in Managerial Economics from UnionCollege. He is also a CFA Charterholder.
Chief Digital Officer
Deal is the Chief Digital Officer of Cloud X Partners. In this role, he oversees the Company’s technology operations. Deal brings extensive technology experience from executive roles at Ancestry.com and Intuit, where he led data center and engineering operations and significant business experience from senior roles in strategy and M&A at Lexis-Nexis where he managed acquisition integrations and business re-engineering programs. In addition Deal brings business and technology advisory experience at start-ups such as Moneydesktop.com and on CIO Advisory Boards at Dell and EMC.
Deal received his B.A in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics from CUNY and has maintained his connection to education as Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah, graduate programs, Spencer Eccles School of Business.
Head of Special Situations Group
Richard is the Head of Special Situations Group of Cloud X Partners. In this role, he monitors and oversees partnerships with Insynq and CloudRunner. Richard is a graduate of Columbia University in New York City.
Head of Product
John is the Head of Product for Cloud X Partners. He oversees product development initiatives and manages the software development team. John is an experienced Customer Advocate and has previous roles at IGT, Disney and Amazon and has founded and run multiple businesses. John also co-founded and Chaired the E-Waste recycling program for the state of Washington for three years.
Head of Engineering and Technical Operations
Samuel L. Tasher, Esq.
Samuel is the General Counsel of Cloud X Partners. In this capacity, he oversees the Company’s litigation, contract negotiation, and other legal affairs. Samuel brings a wealth of experience from his simultaneous service as the Managing Director of Wyatt Partners, where he provides expert witness service evaluating and assessing the reasonableness of attorneys' fees in complex litigation in federal and state court throughout the United States and Europe. Samuel also brings in-house experience at the Legal Departments of the Duke University Athletics Department and the New York Yankees. Samuel received his A.B. in Political Science from Duke University, as well as his J.D. and LL.M. degrees from Duke University School of Law.