Team

Founded & Funded by:

Executive Team:

Amber REyngoudt

Software Chief

AMY CRITCHETT

Chief of Staff

AXEL HALVORSSEN

President

BRANDON STAUDINGER

Consumer Chief

DAN Lofstrom

Chief Naval Engineer

DAN POIRIER

Chief Financial Officer

JEN DETRANI

Legal Counsel

Extreme Team:

BIANCA VALENTI

World-Champion Surfer

Garrett McNamara

Big-Wave Record Holder

Grant Washburn

Mavericks Master

IZZI GOMEZ

World Champion SUP

JEFF KAFKA

Big-Wave Surf & Rescue

KAI LENNY

World-Champion Surfer

KEALA KENNELLY

World-Champion Surfer

Mike Squires

Delta Force

PAIgE ALMS

World-Champion Surfer

RIDGE LENNY

Big-Wave Surfer

Sarah Gerhardt

Mavericks Master

ZANE SCHWITZER

World Champion SUP

Meet the team

Nico Sell

Chief Executive Officer

NICO SELL IS A WELL-KNOWN ENTREPRENEUR, ARTIST AND ATHLETE. SHE BEGAN CODING AT AGE EIGHT, JUMPING CLIFFS PROFESSIONALLY AT AGE SIXTEEN AND FOUNDED HER FIRST TECH COMPANY AT AGE NINETEEN. AS A TEENAGER, NICO WAS ONE OF THE TOP TEN WOMEN ON THE PRO SNOWBOARD TOUR. AFTER THE TOUR, SHE EARNED A DEGREE FROM DARTMOUTH COLLEGE WITH A FOCUS ON NUCLEAR STRATEGY. INSTEAD OF MOVING TO WASHINGTON DC TO WORK FOR THE DOD, NICO HEADED TO SILICON VALLEY TO PURSUE HER LOVE OF TECHNOLOGY AND SURFING.

NICO IS MOST NOTABLE FOR HELPING START DOZENS OF SUCCESSFUL TECH COMPANIES SUCH AS PALM COMPUTING, CROWDSTRIKE, R00TZ AND WICKR, WHICH WAS RECENTLY SOLD TO AMAZON AS THE WORLD’S MOST SECURE COMMUNICATIONS PLATFORM. AS FOUNDER OF R00TZ, NICO CONTINUES TO TRAIN KIDS, CELEBRITIES, EXECUTIVES AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS HOW TO HACK FOR GOOD, AS SHE HAS DONE FOR DECADES WITH DEF CON. NICO IS A FORMER WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM TECH PIONEER, SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY FACULTY MEMBER, TECHCRUNCH CONTRIBUTOR AND CO CHAIR OF WORKFORCE ACCELERATION CYBER POLICY FOR THE 45TH UNITED STATES PRESIDENCY.  WHILE NICO HAS NEVER PARTICIPATED IN SOCIAL MEDIA, YOU CAN FIND NUMEROUS PRESS INTERVIEWS AND PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS ABOUT HER WORK ON GOOGLE.

TODAY, SHE SPENDS HER TIME CHASING STORMS FROM ALASKA DOWN THE COAST TO MEXICO TO SKI AND SURF. BRIDGING HER LOVE OF EXTREME SPORTS, HACKING AND TECHNOLOGY, NICO SELL MOST RECENTLY FOUNDED AND FUNDED T3MP3ST, AN ELECTRIC SPORTS CRAFT COMPANY AIMED AT CONQUERING THE MOST EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS, ALL WHILE KEEPING THE WILDLIFE UNDISTURBED. FIRST, SHE DESIGNED HER DREAM WATER MACHINE FOR MAVERICKS, THE MT EVEREST OF SURFING. NOW, SHE IS DESIGNING HER DREAM DIRT AND SNOW MACHINE FOR THE CHUGACH MOUNTAIN RANGE. NEXT, SHE IS DREAMING MACHINES FOR DUST; THE MOON HAS FOUR TIMES AS MANY MOUNTAINS AS EARTH AND ALL ARE COVERED IN POWDER.

YOU CAN ALSO FIND THE THEME OF CRYPTOGRAPHY, HACKING AND EXTREME SPORTS IN HER ARTWORK WHICH CAN BE SEEN AT CASTLE STUART IN SCOTLAND, ARTE GALLERY IN MEXICO AND WORM BY ROYALTY AROUND THE WORLD.

STEFAN WHITMARSH

Chief Operating Officer

STEFAN WHITMARSH IS A SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR, NAVAL ENGINEER AND PROFESSIONAL OFFSHORE POWERBOAT RACER WITH THREE DECADES OF EXPERIENCE IN THE MARINE INDUSTRY AND A LIFETIME ON THE OCEAN. MOST RECENTLY, STEFAN WAS HEAD OF OPERATIONS FOR QUINTESSENCE YACHTS, OVERSEEING THE ASTON MARTIN POWERBOAT SERIES.

STEFAN COMES FROM A LONG LINE OF BOAT BUILDERS AND BEGAN HIS CAREEN IN THE FAMILY BUSINESS AS AN ENGINEER. HE WAS SOON BUILDING CUSTOM YACHTS WORLD-CLASS POWERBOATS AND CHAMPION CATAMARANS. STEFAN THEN JOINED THE ROYAL ENGINEERS, SERVING FOUR YEARS IN THE BRITISH ARMY WORKING ON LARGE ENGINEERING PROJECTS AND MARITIME OPERATIONS. AFTER HE WAS AWARDED THE COVETED ROYAL MARINE GREEN BERET, STEFNAN SERVED WITH THE ROYAL MARINES FOR FOUR YEARS.

AFTER A DISTINGUISHED CAREER SERVING HIS COUNTRY, STEFAN RETURNED TO HIS ROOTS OF BOATBUILDING, DESIGNING A SERIES OF CUSTOMERS LUXURY YACHTS AND HIGH-PERFORMANCE RIBS FOR FERRARI, HEESEN, SUNSEEKER, FAIRLINE, PRINCESS AND OYSTER. TO SUPPORT HIS SIXTEEN YEAR LONG RACING CAREER, STEFAN DESIGNED AND BUILT A NEW POWERBOAT TO COMPETE IN THE VENTURE CUP, A 2400 MILE RACE FROM LONDON TO MONTE CARLO.

J. DAVID WEISS

CHIEF DESIGNER

DAVID WEISS IS ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER DESIGNERS IN THE WORLD, MOST KNOWN FOR HIS AWARD-WINNING SUPER YACHTS. OVER THE LAST TWO DECADES, DAVID HAS HELPED DESIGN OVER FORTY CUSTOM-BUILT YACHTS AND DOZENS OF LUXURY PRODUCTION VESSELS.

DAVID WAS BORN A DESIGNER. HE HAS USED THIS PASSION FOR PERFECTION TO DESIGN A WIDE ARRAY OF PRODUCTS INCLUDING RENEWABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT, CONCEPT VEHICLES FOR MAJOR MOTION PICTURES AND LUXURY RESIDENCES AROUND THE WORLD. HIS WORK IS REGULARLY FEATURED IN ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, BOAT INTERNATIONAL, FORBES AND ROBB REPORT. DAVID HAS A DEDICATED INTERNATIONAL FAN BASE; YOU CAN FOLLOW HIM @JDWDESIGN.

DAVID FOCUSES ON COLLECTING GROUPS OF EXCELLENT RELATIONSHIPS TO CRAFT SCINTILLATING CREATIONS. THIS ENDEAVOR CONTINUES TO INSPIRE AND CHALLENGE BOTH HE AND HIS FELLOW TRAVELERS IN NEW WAYS EVERYDAY THROUGH THESE CREATIVE JOURNEYS.