Meet the Hypercraft team.

DR. ERIC REAM

Founder, Advisor / Business Development

Areas of expertise: Medical physician, team management and leadership in high-stress environments, entrepreneurship, restaurateur. 

Years of experience: 20

Career highlights: Successfully managed teams of medical staff through the COVID-19 pandemic; Founded a successful Italian restaurant; Collaboration with Jake Hawksworth on an EV-powered snowmobile led to the founding of Hypercraft USA.

JAKE HAWKSWORTH

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Areas of expertise: Fabrication, engineering, industrial design, product development, manufacturing processes, production management, business management.

Years of experience: 16

Career highlights: Led the development and product launch of over 100 products in the powersports industry. Holds 8 U.S. patents in suspension design and mechanical systems. Founded / co-founded 4 companies including Hypercraft as a serial entrepreneur.

JONATHON MILLER

Co-founder, Chief Marketing & Creative Officer

Areas of expertise: Art direction, creative strategy, storytelling, adventure and performance enthusiast.

Years of experience: 26

Career highlights: Art and Creative Director for Polaris, Victory Motorcycles, Ski-Doo, Vail Resorts, US Forest Service, National Forest Foundation; Disrupted a global snowmobile industry through creative strategy for Polaris; Winter backcountry expert, motorized avalanche educator, and public lands motorized access advocate.

LEE ROWE

Chief Operating Officer

Areas of expertise: Strategic planning and implementation, business turnaround management, lean manufacturing, performance metrics design and implementation, leadership coaching and assessment, ERP systems design and implementation.

Years of experience: 30

Career highlights: Lead the turn around for four failing businesses, saving jobs and owner's investments; Helped design and manufacture satellites and weapon systems to protect our country; Brought several new products to production and market that are in use worldwide; Served as board Chairperson and board member for several companies.

BROOKLYN STEPAN

Chief Experience Officer

Areas of expertise: Experience design, event planning and coordination, administrative, team management

Years of experience: 6

Career highlights: Managed teams and team travel for groups and events of varying sizes; Experience design sabbatical in Hawaii; Researched and developed restaurant location plan and liaised with government organizations to provide permitting and achieve a successful launch.

SHAUN HILL

Chief Revenue Officer

Areas of expertise: Enterprise sales, international business management, dynamic team management, global leadership, government and private sector experience.

Years of experience: 25

Career highlights: Enterprise sales leader for Department of Defense contracts; Foreign Service Specialist with POTUS experience; Successfully worked on domestic and foreign teams in Europe, Asia, and Latin America; Fluent in Spanish.

MIKE COLLIER

Chief Innovation Officer

Areas of expertise: Battery engineering, supply chain management

Years of experience: 12

Career highlights: Managed a lithium battery import/export business for 11 years; Founded a subsidiary of that company in Switzerland; Traveled all over Brazil, India, and China on trade missions; Competed in both the Sikorsky and Automotive X Prize competitions.

ANNA SOPHIA ROWE

Business Administrative

Areas of expertise: Cross-sector collaboration, business law, and finance

Years of experience: 3

Career highlights:  Studying both Business Law and Finance at Arizona State Uni; Accepted into the Next Generation Service Corp program and awarded a full-tuition paid scholarship; Receiving a certificate in cross-sector leadership for focused studies on the private, non-profit, and public sectors.

LOGAN TANNER

Creative Director

Areas of expertise: Copywriting, creative strategy, marketing, cross-departmental collaboration, team leadership. 

Years of experience: 12

Career highlights: Wrote copy for Porsche marketing projects, including for the launch of the Porsche Panamera; Created promotions and content for various Polaris Industries products, including the launch of the Polaris Slingshot; Worked at global ad agencies in Boston, Denver, and Salt Lake City.

BEN SMITH

Product Engineer

Areas of expertise: Electric powertrain systems and components, technical diagnostics, communication and collaboration between technical and non-technical teams. 

Years of experience: 11

Career highlights: Reverse engineered Tesla Roadster powertrain to repair vehicles Tesla no longer had the resources to service; Designed and built a ground up conversion of a Mazda Miata for autocross that was praised by Mazda executives and engineers at a Mazda Raceway/Laguna Seca event.

KORY NEGRICH

Head of Product Design

Areas of expertise: Computer Aided Design, product design, rendering, prototyping, developing design language

Years of experience: 3

Career highlights: Obtained a Master's degree in Industrial Design from Arizona State University; Led new product development for clients in the powersports industry; Worked on suspension, body, and electrical components for off-road vehicles; Designed over 50 products with multiple patents over various industries.

DERRIN HILL

RevRoad Partner

Areas of expertise: Leadership, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, government relations, building sales organizations and systems, competitive analysis, contract negotiation.

Years of experience: 32

Career highlights: Founded/co-founded 10 companies, including RevRoad, a venture services firm with a portfolio of over 44 high-growth technology companies; M&A deals experience ranging from the millions to over $100M; Served as a Director on many boards, including the Smithsonian Science Education Center and the DECA National Advisory Board.

A.J. ROUNDS

Marketing & PR Advisor

Areas of expertise: Public relations, branding, messaging, and marketing strategy.

Years of experience: 20

Career highlights: Recruited as employee #2 at a young gas and oil startup and helped them grow from $2M to $25M in 3 years, eventually securing a $500M global account; Generated 5X revenues in just a few short years while managing sales and marketing teams in the online grocery industry.