The Team

The founders of Villij bring a one-of-a-kind blend of business savvy and technical excellence making Villij a microcosm of the transformation undergoing the burgeoning New York tech scene. The founders:

  1. Saro Cutri and Rob Morelli -- Both attended Cornell University, where Cutri studied Engineering, graduating in ‘97. Morelli studied Business Management, graduating in ‘99. They worked together for nearly a decade at UBS, where Cutri became Managing Director and Co-Head of the Proprietary Trading Group and Morelli served as the Executive Director in Structured Products. Villij is the third company they’ve founded together, having previously started Sirona Advisors and, a physician recommendation engine named one of the Brilliant 100 Companies of 2012 by Entrepreneur magazine.
  2. Arron Kallenberg -- A 2007 graduate of the prestigious TechStars technology incubator program, Kallenberg grew up in rural Alaska where, in addition to school, he was a deckhand on his family’s commercial fishing boat and taught himself to both snowboard and write code. He attended Western Washington University and then founded, Kalbay Systems, a web-based application development firm. He also co-founded Olive Interactive, LLC, which attracted an equity investment from Gary Vaynerchuk’s VaynerMedia in Olive in 2009.