Team

Luke Orthwein

CEO & Founder

Luke founded Sochat on a mission to transform communication in the United States. Prior to Sochat, Luke pioneered and spent years leading WeChat’s growth team in China. Luke holds a degree in Computer Science from Harvard.

Ryan Burke

VP, Marketing & BD

Previously working in M&A in China for many years, Ryan moved to San Francisco with his adopted Chinese street cat Chairman Meow, and a mission to get America to start more group chats. He graduated from Harvard with a degree in Government.

Conrad Shock

Engineer

Conrad Shock is an engineer and mathematician hailing from Colorado. He graduated from Harvard with a degree in Applied Math and Computer Science, and is tenor in the Stanford University Singers and Stanford Symphonic Chorus.

Kerry Takahashi

Manager, Marketing

Kerry graduated from Yale with a degree in psychology. Prior to joining Sochat, she worked at L2, analyzing digital trends and consulting for consumer brands. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, boxing, and crosswords.

Yury Shubin

Engineer

Yury formerly led Android development for the QuickOffice (which became Google Docs). He is a big fan of bruschetta and tomatoes, and dreams to visit the penguins in Antarctica.

Sergey Evseev

Engineer

Sergey is a veteran engineer from Rocket Internet. Sergey is a proud and busy father of three children, and a paraglider pilot.

Sergey Abramyan

Engineer

Sergey started his career as a system administrator and network manager. He maintains a backend expertise, and loves fishing and pomegranate juice.

Abhinav Lanka

Engineer

Abhinav previously worked on ad systems at Yahoo! and trading software at Belvedere Trading. He graduated from UIUC with a degree in Computer Science. Abhinav enjoys cold showers, reading, and running.

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