Arjun Rishi
Founder & CEO
Arjun Rishi, CEO of Virdio®: the only AR-powered Live Streaming fitness platform. As a 30+ year entrepreneur, successes include growing Vastera from 3 employees to 600+, raising $96 million in an IPO. He is passionate about helping gyms and trainers give their clients a real time, gamified, interactive fitness experience.
Nicholas Sterling
Chief R&D Officer
Nicholas is a veteran software developer who has worked on real-time operating systems in assembly language, on Unix in C, on REST servers in Java and Scala, on phone apps in Swift, and now works at Virdio doing real-time image analysis in Rust. Nicholas got his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona, majoring in Mathematics with a split minor in Systems Engineering, Chemistry and Psychology. He later did post-graduate work in computer science at Arizona State University and Stanford. He likes the mathematical and algorithmic challenges at Virdio® -- when they're not driving him crazy.
Brent Platt
Chief Evangelist
Brent Platt leads the Operations efforts at Virdio bringing his passion for technology and fitness to our clients. He has extensive experience in Sales and Business Development. Brent is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and George Mason School of Law.
Chris Tsakalakis
Chris is the CEO of Kiva, an international nonprofit that crowdfunds loans for underserved people in over 70 countries. Chris has been a technology CEO and advisor for more than 25 years with experience developing and leading consumer technology businesses.

Before Kiva, Chris was the CEO of Vivino, the world's largest online wine marketplace and most downloaded wine app. At Vivino, Chris' team grew wine sales 2.3x in 2 years. Before Vivino, Chris was as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Benchmark Capital. Prior to that, Chris served as President of StubHub, the world's largest online ticket marketplace. Under his nearly 8 years of leadership, StubHub grew the value of tickets sold from $400 million to $3.2 billion while doubling customer satisfaction and increasing brand awareness by over 50%. Because of StubHub’s influence on the entertainment industry, Chris was named to the Sports Business Journal’s 2011, 2012 and 2013 lists of the 50 most influential people in the sports business, the Billboard 2012 and 2013 Power 100 lists and the 2010 and 2011 Huffington Post Sports Game Changer lists.
Dr. Mehul Desai , MD, MPH
Specializing in the use of cutting-edge technologies for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and disease, Dr. Mehul Desai, MD, MPH is a board-certified physician providing comprehensive care to patients at the International Spine Pain & Performance Center. Available at locations in Washington, D.C and Arlington, Virginia, Dr. Desai has experience treating a number of conditions including tendon injuries, osteoarthritis, and discogenic pain as well as pelvic pain. Dr. Desai has received extensive training in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, beginning with a residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C and then a research fellowship with the National Institutes of Health investigating mechanisms of muscle pain. 
Shanee Goss Cohen
Shanee Goss Cohen is a results-oriented marketing and communications leader with a passion for building iconic brands, smart business strategies and highly engaged teams. Her ability to think holistically draws on deep multi-disciplinary experience in brand positioning, PR and communications, digital and social media and content marketing. Over the past two decades, she has managed a diverse client portfolio spanning technology, design, automotive, financial services, CPG, beauty and retail. Among her work, she has conceptualized and led award-winning campaigns for BMW, OKCupid, Pantone, Samsung, Target, L’Oreal, T. Rowe Price and Citibank, among others.

About Us

We Created Virdio® to Help Gym Owners and Trainers Compete in the In-Home Fitness Market

Leadership

Arjun Rishi
Founder & CEO
Arjun Rishi, CEO of Virdio®: the only AR-powered Live Streaming fitness platform. As a 30+ year entrepreneur, successes include growing Vastera from 3 employees to 600+, raising $96 million in an IPO. He is passionate about helping gyms and trainers give their clients a real time, gamified, interactive fitness experience.
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Nicholas Sterling
Chief R&D Officer
Nicholas is a veteran software developer who has worked on real-time operating systems in assembly language, on Unix in C, on REST servers in Java and Scala, on phone apps in Swift, and now works at Virdio doing real-time image analysis in Rust. Nicholas got his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona, majoring in Mathematics with a split minor in Systems Engineering, Chemistry and Psychology. He later did post-graduate work in computer science at Arizona State University and Stanford. He likes the mathematical and algorithmic challenges at Virdio® -- when they're not driving him crazy.
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Brent Platt
Chief Evangelist
Brent Platt leads the Operations efforts at Virdio bringing his passion for technology and fitness to our clients. He has extensive experience in Sales and Business Development. Brent is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and George Mason School of Law.
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Advisory Board

Shanee Goss Cohen
Shanee Goss Cohen is a results-oriented marketing and communications leader with a passion for building iconic brands, smart business strategies and highly engaged teams. Her ability to think holistically draws on deep multi-disciplinary experience in brand positioning, PR and communications, digital and social media and content marketing. Over the past two decades, she has managed a diverse client portfolio spanning technology, design, automotive, financial services, CPG, beauty and retail. Among her work, she has conceptualized and led award-winning campaigns for BMW, OKCupid, Pantone, Samsung, Target, L’Oreal, T. Rowe Price and Citibank, among others.
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Chris Tsakalakis
Chris is the CEO of Kiva, an international nonprofit that crowdfunds loans for underserved people in over 70 countries. Chris has been a technology CEO and advisor for more than 25 years with experience developing and leading consumer technology businesses.Before Kiva, Chris was the CEO of Vivino, the world's largest online wine marketplace and most downloaded wine app. At Vivino, Chris' team grew wine sales 2.3x in 2 years. Before Vivino, Chris was as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Benchmark Capital. Prior to that, Chris served as President of StubHub, the world's largest online ticket marketplace. Under his nearly 8 years of leadership, StubHub grew the value of tickets sold from $400 million to $3.2 billion while doubling customer satisfaction and increasing brand awareness by over 50%. Because of StubHub’s influence on the entertainment industry, Chris was named to the Sports Business Journal’s 2011, 2012 and 2013 lists of the 50 most influential people in the sports business, the Billboard 2012 and 2013 Power 100 lists and the 2010 and 2011 Huffington Post Sports Game Changer lists.
...see more
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Dr. Mehul Desai , MD, MPH
Specializing in the use of cutting-edge technologies for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and disease, Dr. Mehul Desai, MD, MPH is a board-certified physician providing comprehensive care to patients at the International Spine Pain & Performance Center. Available at locations in Washington, D.C and Arlington, Virginia, Dr. Desai has experience treating a number of conditions including tendon injuries, osteoarthritis, and discogenic pain as well as pelvic pain. Dr. Desai has received extensive training in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, beginning with a residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C and then a research fellowship with the National Institutes of Health investigating mechanisms of muscle pain. 
...see more
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