Management Team

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.

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John Swiderski
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.


Shannon Kaiser
Head of Engineering and Technical Operations

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Samuel L. Tasher, Esq.
General Counsel


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.


Shannon Vanderford.
Chief Revenue Officer

Mr. Vanderford has experience building robust partnership ecosystems that drive channel-based sales, he has experience selling into the c-suite of mid-market and enterprise organizations directly, and has experience building world-class inside and outside sales teams. He also comes with years of experience selling into Professional Services segments, which is particularly relevant for the Insynq audience, which is comprised heavily of customers in the Accounting space.