Get To Know Us

Our
Team

Well-rounded team of highly skilled solution’s providers

Skyfire is comprised of professionals with diverse backgrounds and expertise, offering a robust and fully comprehensive team here to help propel your business’s needs forward.

Our
People

Matt
Sloane

Chief Executive Officer

Matt Sloane is the CEO and founder of Skyfire Consulting and its parent company, Atlanta Drone Group.
Before he founded Atlanta Drone Group in 2014, Matt spent 14 years in various roles at CNN in Atlanta, including 12 years as a medical news producer and special projects manager for Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
In addition to his work there, he worked as a certified Emergency Medical Technician for Emory EMS, working his way up to Chief of Resources and Planning for the department.
Matt is an inaugural member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) technical committee on drones, a technical advisor to the International Association of Fire Chiefs technology council, and an FAA-certified pilot.

Ben
Kroll

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Instructor

After getting a commercial pilot and flight instructor license in Arizona, Ben moved to Atlanta to manage a local flight school. While there, he developed original training and safety curriculum, opened a new flight training location, and became a Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot at the Platinum level.
Ben went on to work for charter flight operations and individual aircraft owners, ferrying aircraft all over the country.
His extensive knowledge of general aviation, FAA regulations, and curriculum development made him a perfect fit with his role as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Instructor of Skyfire Consulting.

Walt
Wylupek

Chief Technology Officer & President of Viking UAS

Walt Wylupek oversees strategy, technology, and business development for Skyfire Consulting. Prior to Skyfire, Walt founded the company that manufactures the first electrically-switchable smart glass product available at a big box retailer, established an electronics brand ranked #1 in sales on Amazon, and created a top-selling automotive accessories brand.
Walt is a former emergency medical technician who ran Emory University’s EMS program as Chief while working on his B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology. Outside of work, he enjoys the outdoors, tinkering with old machinery, and kickboxing.

Adam
Weaver

Chief Legal Officer

Adam Weaver is a co-founder of Atlanta Drone Group and serves as its Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel.
Adam’s experience includes practice before a wide array of state, federal, and self-regulatory organizations, corporate governance, complex corporate financing and transactions, corporate risk management and insurance, and commercial civil litigation defense.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory College and his Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law.

Monica Ortego

Vice President of Operations

Dan Parker

Director of Industrial Services

Jake Meslo

Senior Pilot

Kyle Miller

Account Manager

Bruce Hudson

Business Development Representative

Chris Tarazewich

Advanced Systems Operations Manager, Viking UAS

Chris Taylor

Director of Advanced Systems Development, Viking UAS

Brenna Ferden

Content Producer