Team Bios

Management Team

Eric Sides

Eric Sides is Vice President of Customer Experience and Chief Technology Officer at Pixsys. At that position he strives to help those he works with become the best developers they can be, while also ensuring Pixsys builds the best software it can for its customers. Eric has been with Pixsys since its inception and has helped it more than double its revenue in the last year and a half. Prior to that, he worked at Satellites Unlimited as a Senior Software Engineer, spent 5 years as a Technical Lead at Intermark Interactive on their Southeast Toyota team, and was a Senior Software Enginneer before he left CTS, Inc where he started his career 15 years ago. He holds a BS in Computer Science from UAB, where he was a recipient of the Joseph M Fontana scholarship. Eric is a black belt in Wado Ryu Karate, and he attributes his keen sense of code assessment to the jaw-busting disciplines of his sport. He also plays the drums, runs and recently competed in the Warrior Dash.

John Sentilles

John Sentilles is the Director of Customer Service at Pixsys and in that role makes sure the company delivers world class customer service with a personal touch. John has been with Pixsys since its founding. Before transitioning to his current role, he worked as a Senior Software Engineer developing much of the Pixsys software in use today. He worked at Satellites Unlimited prior to that as a Senior Software Engineer. John has spent his entire professional career working in the satellite service industry and contributing in nearly every aspect of the business. He has over 8 years of experience as software engineer and over 13 years of experience in the satellite service industry. John holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Alabama. In his free time he enjoys traveling with his wife, playing chess and guitar, and spending time at the shooting range. John Sentilles has the honor and privilege of being the resident beer connoisseur at Pixsys, and is currently hard at work crafting the official Pixsys homebrew recipe.

Special Advisors

Danny McKinney

Danny currently serves as COO of the McKinney Capital portfolio company Satellites Unlimited and Managing Partner of McKinney Capital. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Danny is accustomed to a “winning” tradition. A self-proclaimed Oenophliac, his love for mashed grapes has taken him around the world in pursuit of the finest wines. Danny is actively involved with several area charities including the Tum Tum Tree Foundation and Children’s Hospital. Danny is currently working to put his aquadextrous talent to good use and hopes to one day break the Guinness record for wine bottles opened in an hour with his feet!