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 affectionately 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 “advertorial” 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 – Senior VP
Colin holds the title as the first Sliquid employee, and has been with the company for over 9 years, starting when there were only 3 Sliquid formulations. Colin currently mans many positions in the Sliquid offices, overseeing most daily operations, including inventory & quality control, supply chain management, logistics, and IT. Colin built and maintains the office computer and VOIP phone network, and manages design and development of all Sliquid websites. Outside of the office, Colin is a husband, and a father of 2, and enjoys working side jobs in the audio engineering and audio production fields.
Kris Klinko – Accounting
Kris is the new leader of the Sliquid Accounting Department, and she handles all of the cash flow, in and out. With over 16 years experience in the accounting world, she has a knack for pinching pennies, and is a Quickbooks whiz. Outside of the office, she and her husband own various rental properties in the DFW area. Kris has stepped right into her role here at Sliquid HQ, and is working hard to keep everyone in line and her desk clean.
Hayley Gerda – Operations Liaison
Hayley is enthusiastically joining the Sliquid team with a background in what she lovingly refers to as chaos management. She will serve as the Operations Liaison, which entails wearing many hats at one time, including a yarmulke if need be. Hayley works directly with the executive team, in every aspect keeping everything in motion! Outside of work, Hayley enjoys traveling, artistic expression in every form, and being outdoors. She is fortunate enough to share her life with her partner, Kara, two fiery daughters, and 2 pups with attitude problems.