Ryan created numerous technologies that launched the magnetic resonance wireless power industry. Technologies he and his teams created formed the cornerstone of the Rezence (now Airfuel) wireless charging standard that has been adopted by over 200 companies including market leaders Samsung, Intel, Qualcomm, and Verizon. After developing the core technology, Ryan led the development of a product based on that technology which was recognized by TIME magazine as a Top Ten Product of 2014, alongside the Tesla Model S, iPhone 6, and Oculus Rift. He started his work on wireless charging as the Founder, CEO, and CTO of WiPower, a company that was acquired by Qualcomm. Ryan has 15 patents pending or issued. Ryan earned his MBA from MIT. He graduated from University of Florida with his BSEE, summa cum laude, 2nd in his class.
Andrew Reiter, CTO, Co-Founder
Andrew led the development and deployment of one of Draper's most successful visual-inertial guidance systems that is now widely deployed on programs of critical importance. The technology he developed during his time at Draper later served as the foundation of our work at Shield. In addition to his work on visual-inertial guidance, he led Draper's autonomous exploring quadrotor program, and also their 3D-mapping for dense environment reconstruction program. Prior to this, Andrew developed Matlab and C++ monocular, stereo, and RGB-D SLAM systems for GPS-challenged navigation of humans, robots, cars, and UAVs. He earned his SM in Robotics at Harvard, and BSCE from Northwestern University.
Brandon Tseng, CFO / BD, Co-Founder
Brandon proudly served in the US Navy for seven years prior to Shield AI. He served as a Navy SEAL with two deployments to Afghanistan and one to the Pacific Theater. In that role he did lots of great stuff, but will not write about it. Previously, he was the assistant chief engineer aboard the USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52) and deployed to the Persian Gulf. He earned his mechanical engineering degree from the United States Naval Academy and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Brian Losey, Partner
Brian served in U.S. Navy for 33 years. He commanded U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command, U.S. Special Operations Command Africa, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, and SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE. He worked alongside teammates in Task Forces deployed to the Middle East, Central Asia, the Balkans and Africa, and has significant operational experience in contingency operations around the world. He served as a Director for Combating Terrorism and Director for Maritime Security on the National Security Council Staff under the Bush and Obama Administrations.
Nathan Michael, CSO
Nathan is Shield’s Chief Scientific Officer as well as an Associate Research Professor in the world renowned Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University. Prof. Michael is director of the Robust Adaptive Systems Lab, one of the largest faculty laboratories in the Robotics Institute; author of over 120 publications on control, perception, and cognition for resilient intelligent single and multi-robot systems; nominee or recipient of nine best paper awards (ICRA, RSS, DARS, CASE, SSRR); recipient of the Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award and Robotics Society of Japan Best Paper Award (of 2014).
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, CMO
Gayle is the New York Times best-selling author of two books about the post-9/11 wars, The Dressmaker of Khair Khana and Ashley’s War, and an adjunct fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. She began writing about entrepreneurship in conflict and post-conflict zones while studying for her MBA at Harvard following a decade covering politics at the ABC News Political Unit. This work from Afghanistan, Rwanda, Liberia, Bosnia and beyond, which earned her the 2006 Dean’s Award, has been published by the World Bank, Harvard Business School, the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review and CNN, among others. Gayle is a frequent speaker on national security topics, including at the Aspen Security Forum, Clinton Global Initiative, and TED forums, and has given talks at West Point, the Naval Academy, and the National Infantry Museum. From 2006 to 2010 she served as a vice president at the global investment firm PIMCO, where she led public policy analysis during the global financial crisis. A Fulbright Scholar and Robert Bosch Fellow, she is conversant in Spanish, German, French and Farsi.