Management Team

Chris Pilarski

Founder and President

Former airline pilot, founder of A Cut Above. Master’s Finance at University of Colorado Denver. I enjoy taking the company through ever larger iterations while working to promote our founding principle of respect for all. Enhancing our clothing and spaces is my passion. I also love a round of golf, a tight fly line, a hard bike ride, and cooking.


Patrick Sullivan

Executive Vice President

Professional manager, Executive VP of A Cut Above. MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and BA Applied Mathematics from UC San Diego. I’ve worked in almost all functions of a company, and love growing and scaling them. I am also a data / technology / soccer / music enthusiast


Veronica Hojel

Product Experience and Corporate Accounts Manager

Former Nordstrom manager/buyer for San Diego, Arizona, and Colorado. BA in Public Administration from San Diego State.  Corporate Account and Customer Service Manager for A Cut Above.  My speciality is building customer relations and training employees to be the best they can be.  Beach girl at heart, avid skier, and have too many hobbies to list.

Christl Schad

Manager, Production

Apparel development guru, Production Manager at A Cut Above. BS in Fashion Design from Philadelphia University, Kanbar College of Design, Engineering & Commerce. I love everything about bringing functional apparel to life from design and sourcing, to technical development and production. No surprise I love sewing, but I am also passionate about music, hiking, skiing, rollerblading, and being outdoors as much as possible.

Mike Marchyok

Manager, Production

Supply Chain expert, Procurement Manager at A Cut Above.  BA In Psychology from Purdue University.  I strive to improve sourcing and logistics with a specialty in helping smaller companies grow and improve processes. I enjoy watching football, wrestling and playing video games.