Gliding Eagle Team

Our company was founded in 2010 in California, now with teams in the San Francisco Bay Area, Europe and China. We bring passion and solid industry experience together.

    Jack Duan

    Founder & CEO

    Former Sr Technologist (Sun Microsystems) and Big Data Product Manager (Marketing Strategy, Safeway). Dual-cultural in the US and China. BS in CS, Indiana U.; MBA, Berkeley-Haas.

    Adam Ivor

    Co-founder & VP of Winery Sales

    Over 8 years of entrepreneur experience building a successful winery in Sonoma; winemaker and operations manager. MBA, Sonoma State University.

    Panos Samiotis

    Lead Developer

    Over 5 years of Web Design and Development experience with strong passion for clean and mobile friendly UI/UX. BS and MS in CS, University of Patras, Greece.

    Frank Fradella

    General Manager

    Former Global Data Center Manager at Apple Inc. Team builder and mentor at large. Implementer of Corporate Structure, Process Improvement and Change Control,

    Fanis Daskalopoulos

    Web Designer

    Over 2 years of Web Design experience. BS in Mathematics with specialty in Computer Science, University of Patras, Greece.

    Sayaka Tani

    Wine Business Specialist

    Born and raised in Japan. BA in Global Studies, UCLA. MBA in Finance, Ohio University. WSET Level 2. 7 years of premiere wine business experience.

    Maria Envreta

    Tech Team Administrative Assistant

    BA in University of Applied Sciences of Western Greece, Department of Civil Engineering, 6 years experience in Design and Office Administration.

    Chenyu Jiang

    Wine Business Coordinator

    Born and raised in China. One year of experience in wine industry. B.S. in Viticulture and Enology at UCDavis.

    Erik Harvey

    Global Logistics Manager

    Hailing from North Dakota Erik has 20+ years experience in logistics and project management in wine and technology. MS in Environmental Systems Science from Humboldt State; BS in Geology from the University of North Dakota.

    Fanis Polydoropoulos

    Front End Developer

    Experience in Front End Development. BS in Physics, Hellenic Open University, Greece. Currently pursuing an MSc in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

    Caitlin Phillips

    Wine Business Account Manager

    Nearly a decade of wine industry experience in production and client relations; graduated from UC Davis with a BA in Spanish and International Relations. MBA, Sonoma State University. Proficient in Spanish, Arabic and French.

Board of Directors

    Tom Simone


    Chairman Emeritus, United Natural Foods (UNFI). Former President, McKesson Drug Company. Former VP of Finance, McKesson Corp.

    Michael Besancon


    Former Sr. VP of Global Sourcing and Regional President of Whole Foods Market. As an Organic and Natural Food industry veteran strongly advocates for Non-GMO.

    Jack Duan


    Founder & CEO of Giliding Eagle.

    Raj Iyer


    With 22 years of pharmaceutical industry experience across corporate strategy, business development and drug development operations including CBO, Porton and President, Arch Pharmalabs.

    Michaela Rodeno


    With 40-year wine industry experience at Domaine Chandon and St. Supéry, as its first CEO.

    Dean Suzuki


    Former CFO at MCA Recreation and COO at Professional Publications. CFP, Ameriprise Financial. President Emeritus of Berkeley-Haas Alumni Network, East Bay Chapter.

Advisors to the Board

    Ali Aydar


    CEO, Sporcle Inc. One of the early founders of Napster. A serial entrepreneur in Silicon Valley technology startups.

    Ron Bone


    With 41-year pharma distribution experience and as an industry recognized leader in Pharmaceutical Traceability, and in implementing U.S. 2013 Drug Quality and Security Act. Former SVP, Distribution Support, McKesson Corporation. Recipient of HDMA’s Nexus Award.

    Doug Thompson


    With over 30-year pharma distribution experience in process optimization with technology innovations. Former SVP Distribution Services and Quality, McKesson Corporation. Receipient of the Computerworld-Smithsonian Award.

    Victor Wang


    President at China Silicon Valley, the CEO at SINOSV LLC and the Chairman at Guangdong S-Park.