Brad has extensive startup, growth, and large enterprise experience across industries from high-tech and energy to aerospace and defense. He took over as CEO in January 2014 to drive the company’s migration from a startup to a world-class high-tech business. He affiliated with N12 as its largest investor and Board Director in March 2013. Prior to taking on the CEO duties, Brad was a Senior Advisor at Joshua Capital, LLC where he advised leading aerospace and defense clients on issues of strategy, operations, and organization. In this capacity, he serves on the Senior Advisory Group of Boeing Defense, the Advisory Board of XSMG World, as a board member of GEM Mobile Treatment Services and CEVA Logistics. He is also a Senior Advisor for Alliance Bernstein, Blackstone, Sterling Partners, and KeyBanc Capital Markets.
Trip works closely with the CEO managing operations and executing strategy. Trip is a strategic and operational leader, who over 25 years, built a successful track record of consulting for and leading large scale operational turnarounds, organization change, strategy formulation, and broad-based innovation for several top tier consumer products companies, including The Coca-Cola Company, The Gillette Company, and Procter and Gamble.
From 2009-2012, he led the Program Management Office for the Global Share Care GBU, where his teams led all new product programs from concept through to in-market execution. The programs launched during this time delivered over $1B of revenue and $500M of NPV. Several examples of programs launched were Fusion Pro-glide, Fusion Styler, Venus Embrace and Olay, and Gillette Guard.
From 2005-2009, Trip led Global Operations for the Blades and Razors Business. He was responsible for managing a $1.6 billion budget, $600 million in inventory, 6400 employees, and delivering best-in-class customer service for all Blades and Razors operations across the globe. During this time, he took a high-performing organization to the next level by redesigning the global manufacturing footprint and implementing lean manufacturing techniques in the 15 factories and packaging centers around the world. These changes increased the level of savings from $60M to $100M per year and set the business up to deliver an additional $340M of NPV from future network restructuring programs. In addition, he led a turnaround in customer service, improving case fill rate from 95% to 98.7%, and he reduced inventory 15%.
From 1994 to 2003, Trip rose from Associate to Partner within the prestigious management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. During this time he led several engagements in the consumer industry that ranged from strategy development, organization design, post-merger management, and operational improvement. In addition, he co-led the Operations Practice with a focus in Manufacturing, which grew from 2 to over 90 associates.
Trip earned his MBA in General Management from the Harvard Business School (1994) and a BS in Chemical Engineering with High Distinction from the University of Rochester (1988). During his free time, Trip renovates homes for fun and likes to spend time with his wife Dawn and two children, Torin and Kaila. He also enjoys cycling and investing.
Steve brings his unique combination of private equity, business development and entrepreneurial experience to plan and execute growth strategies. Before he joined N12, he was a private equity professional; he has invested hundreds of millions of equity into multiple successful global businesses. His private equity career started with The Carlyle Group, through which he actively invested in the U.S. and in Asia. From there, he joined a private equity firm called RedZone Capital, based in Washington DC, to invest in entertainment and consumer companies. Steve was also a key investment member of Sterling Partners, an operationally-focused growth equity fund. He graduated with Highest Honors from The University of Illinois.
Ryan joins N12 Technologies with extensive experience in nanostructure deposition and characterization. He holds a Ph.D. from MIT and a B.S. from Penn State in materials science. He has worked in both technical and business roles at the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy, the Harvard University Office of Technology Development, and the US Naval Research Laboratory. In his free time, Ryan enjoys reading, ice hockey, and traveling to new places
David’s responsibilities include thermal, chemical and fluid modeling as well as the conception, design, manufacturing and management of N12’s scaled-up CNT production equipment. Prior to joining N12, David worked at Nanocomp Technologies as a manufacturing design engineer and project lead. In his free time, David enjoys kiteboarding.
Chris is responsible for helping customers get the most out of N12′s composite enhancement products. He holds two degrees from MIT and brings experience in aerospace product development for large OEMs and DoD, as well as composite fabrication and testing. Before joining N12, Chris was a Senior Project Engineer at MesoScribe Technologies in NY. He likes steak.
Paul holds a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, where he became an expert in catalysis and chemical kinetics. He has previously been successful in developing and improving laboratory and industrial scale processes for CNT production and modification. He is also a recognized expert in the use of carbon nanotube materials in electrical applications. Paul is an avid cyclist.
Ian joined N12 with 20 years of experience in the composites industry, specifically in the automotive, motorsport, marine and latterly defence sectors. An internationally recognized offshore endurance powerboat racer, he holds 11 World Endurance Records and had success at British, European and World Championship levels in racing. He is the former CEO of XS Defence, a producer of high speed light craft for military special operations markets. Home for Ian is situated in one of the UK’s National Parks, The New Forest. Ian spends almost all of his leisure time running around after his teenage children, a daughter who rides horses in Eventing at International level for Norway and a son who races mountain bikes in the UK and USA. Life is, to quote Ian, “manic 24/7, just how we like it.”
Bob joined N12 with extensive experience in motorsports, automotive and sporting goods markets. He has raced internationally in the IMSA European and American LeMans Series with Porsche and BMW. Additionally, he has competed professionally in the World Challenge Touring Car Series with Acura – RTRL. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Tulsa.
Bridget helps N12 think about business development, strategy, and marketing. She was previously a structural engineer at McNamara Salvia, where she designed large mixed-use buildings throughout New England worth over $3B combined. She holds a B.S. from UCLA, and an M.Eng and MBA from MIT. She used to be more interesting, but now spends her free time taking pictures of her newborn.
Carlos brings over 10 years of M&A and financial analysis experience to his work. He earned his B.S. in Accounting and Finance, with minors in Marketing and International Business from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He earned his MBA from the University of Wisconsin, with a focus on Corporate Finance and Investment Banking. Carlos started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ assurance group, where he performed audits and M&A advisory services to publicly listed companies in the healthcare, manufacturing, technology, and oil & gas industries in the U.S. and Switzerland. Prior to joining N12, Carlos worked in investment banking at Cleary Gull. He enjoys international travel and visiting national parks.