The Team
Founders
IITK NWTF, EWB
B.A. Mathematics and B.S. Mechanical Engineering (UC Berkeley)
Harshil formulates Vires' technical vision, establishes growth objectives, and oversees engineering development.
Harshil Goel
Chief Executive Officer
MidSpan Partners, Keiretsu Forum
B.S. Business Administration (UC Berkeley)
Jordan spearheads business development, fundraising, marketing, recruiting, and sales for Vires.
Jordan Greene
President
Harvard/MIT, NASA, UC Berkeley
B.S. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (UC Berkeley)
Zachary develops the flight controls, electronic hardware, and electronic integration for Vires' technology.
Zachary Hargreaves
Chief Technology Officer
Team
Boeing Commercial Airplanes - Innovation Center
Boeing Defense Systems - Airborne Laser
STI Optronics
M.S. Mechanical Engineering (Drexel University)
B.S. Mechanical Engineering (Drexel University)
Robert is focused on flight science research and product development.
Robert Vets
Chief Operations Officer & Director of Engineering
L-3 Communications – VP of Business Development for the Platform Integration Division
Honeywell International – VP of Sales and Marketing for Helicopter and Surface Systems
U.S. Army veteran
M.S. National Security Strategy (National War College)
M.S. Management (Webster University)
Mike Madden
Vice President of Business Development
Thales Defense and Security – VP of Strategic Planning and Business Development, Land Warfare
Dynetics – Director of Washington Operations
U.S. Army veteran
M.S. Systems Technology (U.S. Naval Postgraduate School)
M.S. Systems Management (University of Southern California)
B.S. Forest Management (University of Washington)
Mark Wise
Vice President of Sales
Advisors
sUAS News, AUVSI, U.S. Army and Missile Defense Command Battle Lab, NavAir
Patrick Egan
Former COO at Blum Capital Partners
Former Corporate Attorney at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Former Corporate Attorney at Sherman & Sterling LLP
Former Naval Intelligence Officer for the Joint Chiefs of Staff
J.D. Stanford University Law School
B.S. United States Naval Academy
Greg Hitchan
Board Member at TPG Growth
Former Operating Partner at Texas Pacific Group
Former CEO of XOJET
Former EVP at Savi Technology
Former President of Internet Capital Group
Former EVP at Autodesk
Former Manager of Worldwide Strategy at Sun Microsystems
M.B.A. Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Blair LaCorte
Director of the China Lake High Tech Consortium
Former CEO of GlobalGiving
Former CEO of Eternal Systems
Former VP at MasPar Computer Corporation
M.B.A. Stanford University
PhD University of Miami
M.S. Florida Atlantic University
B.S. Florida Atlantic University
Bill Hogan
Head of the Cal UAS Portal Consortium
Former Director of the Joint IED Defeat Organization
Former Director of the Emergent Weapons Systems Office
Former Technical Expert in the Navy’s BRAC Office
Former Chief of the Simulation Laboratory
B.S. California State University, Bakersfield
Eileen Shibley
Founder and CEO of Airware
Lead Electrical and Product Development Engineer at Gripos USA
Software, GNC, Engineering Contractor for Triad Systems International
Flight Controls Engineer at Boeing
B.S. MIT
Jonathan Downey
Vice-Chairman of Accretive Healthh
Former Partner at Accenture
Former Senior Partner at Booz Allen Hamilton
Former Director at Tiatros
M.B.A. Harvard Business School
M.S. University of California, Berkeley
MSc French National School of Aeronautics and Aerospace
BSc French National School of Aeronautics and Aerospace
Etienne Deffarges
Investors