Meet the team.

This leadership team alongside 20+ employees at Spatial are reinventing how you experience immersive audio.

Calin Pacurariu

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Calin Pacurariu

Calin leads the Spatial team with a focus on product and business development. He’s been an integral part of the development of iPhone, Apple TV, Airplay and Healthkit at Apple. Prior to Apple, he led product development at Handspring specifically bringing the Treo to market.

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Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Calin Pacurariu

Calin co-founded Spatial to bring Michael’s vision of real-time & interactive  immersive audio to the world.

Calin’s passion and experience building teams from the ground up at startups or skunkwork projects in a larger company. Combined with his product management, business development and technical knowledge at Apple and Handspring it led him to building Spatial with Michael. Calin can’t wait to bring the soundscapes of Earth to Mars!

Prior to founding Spatial, Calin founded and led core teams at Fitview, Lyve and Podtek. These companies broke ground in software, service and hardware development improving health, lifetime memories and active safety respectively.

Calin spent years at Apple under senior leadership leading product management for software products from inception the world loves today including: iPhone, iTunes Mobile, AppleTV and HealthKit.

Prior to Apple, Calin led a number of the core teams at Handspring that developed the Treo product line. Widely regarded as the archetype of the modern smartphone, Calin led the Treo product management, marketing, carrier relations, business development and developer relations teams.

Calin has a Masters of Science in Technology Management from Pepperdine University and over 45 issued and pending utility patents.

Michael Plitkins

Co-Founder and Co-der

Michael Plitkins

Michael leads Spatial as its founding engineer with a focus on its core technology. He’s been instrumental in production software at companies like Nest, Tellme and Netscape.

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Co-Founder and Co-der

Michael Plitkins

Before founding Spatial, Michael was a founding engineer at Nest which was ultimately acquired by Google. Michael helped develop a set of groundbreaking smart consumer products for the home like the Nest Thermostat and helped define the category we know as Home IoT today. Prior to Nest, he was a founding engineer at Tellme Networks, which was acquired by Microsoft. He also has experience in developing tools and technologies for 3D modeling, animation, VR and graphics. Michael has over 35 patents in UI design, streaming audio, smart home optimization and more.

Darrell RodriguezDarrell Rodriguez

Chief Operating Officer

Darrell Rodriguez

Darrell has a storied career leading large scale creative enterprise. He has been the CEO at CastAR, President of LucasArts and COO at EA.

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Chief Operating Officer

Darrell Rodriguez

Rounding out the Spatial leadership team and leading operations, Darrell Rodriguez joined the founding team after a storied career in entertainment and tech. He has been a Chief Operating Officer for EA, the President of LucasArts, has led innovation and World Wide Studios for IGT, and is a former Disney Imagineer where he worked on creative and immersive experiences for theme parks.

Karen CarteKaren Carte

Chief Financial Officer

Karen Carte

Karen has been critical in helping build and manage the financial infrastructure at Spatial. She has extensive knowledge and experience from early-stage start-ups through IPOs.

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Chief Financial Officer

Karen Carte

Leading finance, Karen Carte, CPA, joined the founding team in 2017. Her prior experience includes startups Pearl Automation and Lyve, publicly traded Network Equipment Technologies and a Big 4 background at Ernst & Young. Her experience from early-stage through IPO have been critical in helping build the infrastructure of Spatial.

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