The Sliquid Staff
Dean Elliott – Founder & CEO
Dean Elliott is the larger than life Founder & CEO of Sliquid, LLC. Dean is what might be considered a serial entrepreneur, having been a part of what seems to be every industry imaginable since earning his liberal arts degree from NYU. Starting in the late 90’s, Dean was coordinating location logistics, including security, medic & transportation, for the booming reality TV industry. He worked on just about every reality show you can name, on location all over the world. At the same time, Dean was building a reputation as a successful voiceover artist, voicing spots for many of the coolest brands, including Volvo & the WWF. Everything Dean does, he does wholeheartedly, and with a passion for excellence. He came up with the idea for Sliquid at the beginning of the new millennium, and had products formulated and on shelves within 2 years. Since then, Dean has grown Sliquid into one of the biggest and most respected brands of intimate products, with no signs of slowing down. Don’t think he has gotten comfortable though – Dean is currently working hard on his next venture(s) – and you can be sure it will be a success.
Michelle Marcus – VP of Sales
Ms. Marcus is a multi-faceted broadcast professional, known affectionatly as “Glitter,” and once you see her shine on the sales floor, you will never have to ask why. Michelle joins the Sliquid staff with over ten years of experience in Broadcast Public Relations, Client Services and Television News Producing. She has worked with both large-scale & boutique clients across the US, developing “advetorial” pieces for America’s most sought after consumer brands, which has allowed Glitter great successes in both sales and creative development. She also brings to the table hands-on experience in the Trade Show Industry, which is a great bonus to the Sliquid team, as their presence is often found at the most widely attended shows around the world. Born in Pittsburgh PA, raised in Northern NJ & currently residing in Dallas, TX, Michelle spends her time outside of the office with her fashion-forward black toy poodle, Daphne.
Colin Roy – Operations
Colleen Tapia – Accounting/Office Mgr
Colleen Tapia is the newest addition to the Sliquid staff. She brings to the table over 11 years of experience in Bookkeeping and over 15 years in an Administrative/Executive support role in a diverse range of industries; floral, chocolate, wedding catering, intimate lubricants…..notice the theme developing here? She’s all about the love! Colleen is a huge softie and has a passion for animal welfare and mental health causes. She is an Arizona native, although she enjoyed her mid 20’s – 30’s in beautiful Telluride, Colorado. She moved to Dallas in January 2014 to start a new life with her high school sweetheart. Colleen has an 18 year old son and enjoys painting, music, wine, cat meme’s, Ted Talks, and traveling. She is very happy to be a part of the Sliquid team!
Richard Riddler – Warehouse
Sliquid, LLC is based in Texas, but from the cast of characters that keep the place afloat, you would never know it. That is, until you meet Richard. With his down south drawl and his love (obsession?) with competitive fishing, you know right away that Texas is his home. Richard is the warehouse manager for Sliquid, LLC, and is in charge of packing and shipping all of the lube that ships all over the world. He also manages the ever-growing Sliquid Shop, putting together the non-descript orders for individuals all over the US and Canada. Another aspect of his Warehouse Manager title is inventory management, a critical position in the demanding world of cost management. In that role he makes sure Dean and Michelle always have enough Sliquid in stock to keep things moving along smoothly, much like Sliquid does in your bedroom (or wherever else you choose to play).