Our Team


Neil Hailey

Co-founder

Mechanical Engineering Design

Creative Writing

Matthew Sozio

Co-founder

Master’s Degree in Product Innovation, VCU

Certified SCRUM Master


Getting Started

Moving into a new house is never fun, and moving out of an old one is less fun. For Matthew and Neil, college students at Virginia Commonwealth University at the time, moving became all too familiar. One particular move was an exceptional struggle. While trying to move a couch through a sliding glass door, they were faced with a dilemma; it wouldn’t fit. They maneuvered the couch in various angles attempting to get it into the house. After multiple failures, they realized there had to be a better solution. Thus, the French Slide™ was created.