The Hammerhead Team

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Everyday Hammerhead riders traverse the most epic routes in 50 countries worldwide! #hammerheadrides, #gokaroo, and #bikingrepost to be featured in our app and on our site.

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Piet’s passion for biking began in his childhood in South Africa, where he cycled with his friend and classmate, Chris Froome, one of the best cyclists in a generation. The challenge of navigating on a bike became fully apparent to Piet when he biked across the United States, and he dedicated himself to a solution through the power of software. Piet graduated from Yale University, where he was a cyclist and member of the Yale Crew, stroking the varsity 8.

Piet Morgan
CEO
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Laurence is a passionate mountain biker and engineer. He studied electromechanical engineering at the University of Cape Town while cycling and paddling competitively. He went on to complete his master’s degree at Brown University in 2013. Laurence is an expert navigator and seeker of innovation. From age twelve his room was covered in disassembled gadgets and bike parts. he spends time behind the camera and maintains a deep respect for nature.

Laurence Wattrus
Product
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Raveen completed his undergraduate degree in engineering at The National Institutes of Technology at Surat in India, and his MBA at Lehigh University, He spent a decade as a full stack developer in Europe and the USA and has frequented hackathons all across the east coast, winning HackPrinceton in 2013. Raveen is a passionate cyclist and seasoned mountaineer. He and has traversed some of the most perilous glaciers in Europe.

Raveen Beemsingh
Software
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Julio grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he spent 5 years in Europe, first in France, and then in The Netherlands where he studied industrial design at the Design Academy Eindhoven while commuting exclusively by bike. He is passionate about cross disciplinary projects, and while he loves working on digital products, he also enjoys building furniture. Julio is also an enthusiastic soccer player and takes pleasure in cooking elaborate meals.

Julio Radesca
Design
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Jon studied History and Archaeology at Yale University, graduating in 2013. He has been an avid cyclist and rower since his childhood in South Africa. Jon was a member of the Yale Heavyweight Crew Team in college, captaining it in his senior year. Prior to joining Hammerhead Jon worked for Endeavor Global, and then the White House, traveling to coordinate more than 30 domestic and international trips for the President of the United States.

Jon Morgan
Operations
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The ultimate bike nerd, Randy is a two-time amateur national champion and former professional mountain biker who contemplates quantum mechanics and the emergence of intelligent systems while ripping around the Bay Area on his custom bikes. On a mission to get more people riding, he spent several years building the OpenBike connected bicycle platform. A Boston native, he holds degrees from Northeastern and Tufts’ Fletcher School, and speaks fluent mandarin.

Randall R. Jacobs
Strategy
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Shashank Tomar has a passion for developing elegant solutions to challenging technical problems. He graduated from Dehradun Institute of Technology in 2010 with a degree in Information Technology and went on to work at TCS and ThoughtWorks before joining Hammerhead. He is passionate about design and photography, and also enjoys playing online strategy game DOTA.

Shashank Tomar
Software
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Robert studied mechanical engineering at Yale and is a lifetime outdoorsman, cyclist, and Yale Crew Alumni. Robert is motivated by elegant design, novel solutions, and innovative thinking. He is seasoned in the world of hardware startups and robotics and the founder of SupplyBetter. He is a creative thinker and explorer, a constant tinkerer and practical alchemist. He lives in Shenzhen with his fiancée, Elyse, and the Hammerhead company dog, Grizzly.

Rob Martinez
Hardware
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Devarajan is a hacker determined to solve real world problems. He graduated from SSN College of Engineering in 2013 with a degree in Information Technology and went on to win a prestigious internship at Indian Institute of Science, and gained additional experience working at Cognizant, Trip38 and ThoughtWorks before joining Hammerhead. He is a novice keyboard player, mediocre swimmer and wannabe pilot.

Devarajan Narayanan
Software
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Marcus found his passion for cycling at age 14 on the roads of northern England, and graduated with a degree in Physics from the University of Oxford in 1987. He pioneered a consumer Internet Service in Arizona, created a GPS mapping and statistics service for skiers, before joining All Trails as a GIS and full stack development engineer. In 2015 he launched the dynamicWatch system, now the #1 app on the Garmin platform.

Marcus Needham
Geodata
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Bharath graduated from SASTRA University, in 2013, with a degree in Computer Science Engineering. Bharath has always been passionate about solving engineering problems and worked at Freshdesk and ThoughtWorks before joining Hammerhead. He enjoys coding in many different languages and participates in programming events and hackathons, including online competitions like TopCoder and SPOJ.

Bharath MG
Software
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Brooke grew up in the New York cycling destination town of Nyack where her mom had her on the back of a bike before she could walk. Brooke received her MBA from San Francisco State University and came to love cycling after a professional equestrian career. Brooke has become a multi-discipline bike racer, ride leader in San Francisco and Truckee, and is tempted by the road less traveled, rowdy “locals only” trails and painstaking rural routes.

Brooke Summers
Communications
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Ali has an extensive background in the New York City startup community as a founding member of two companies; LSQ and Presseract. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical engineering at NYU where he was president of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Association. He has worked at Pier2 Marketing and speaks fluent Arabic having grown up in Kuwait.

Ali Al- Ebrahim
Software
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Helen graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2012 with a Master degree. She founded Higgs Hub, a hardware accelerator located in Shenzhen recognized by Ministry of Science and Technology. She is a native speaker in Mandarin, Cantonese and Hakka and a basketball player and cyclist. Helen also likes reading, playing the Gu-zheng, painting in oils, and cooking while tinkering with Python.

Helen Tan
Manufacturing
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Born and raised in Utah, Chris Stroud has lived, breathed and loved the outdoors. Since 2007 Chris has managed hundreds of millions in eCommerce, reviewed more than 40,000 ad campaigns and provided more than 27M in growth in 2016 alone. Chris acquired his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the Utah Valley University. His true loves are Skiing, Hiking, Biking and Basketball with his 4 (almost 5) children.

Chris Stroud
Marketing
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Dustin has his Bachelors degree in Marketing from Colorado State University and Bachelors in Music Production from Full Sail University. Dustin is a musician and composer and currently resides in Portland, Oregon, where he soaks up the rich cycling and art culture of the Pacific Northwest.

Dustin Erhardt
Sales
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Ajay takes care of all Hammerhead user needs from shipping to Tech support. Ajay’s love for bikes started at an early age riding to school everyday in rural India. He is an Electronics and Communications Engineer and worked with Online Backup and Groupon. He is a regular rider and cycling promoter in Bangalore, India who enjoys Gardening and playing Volleyball.

Ajay Nadipineni
Operations
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Arun grew up in Chennai and is a student at Dr.M.G.R Educational and Research Institute. He is an avid sports buff and played Cricket, Football and was the Captain of School Hockey Team. And his hobbies are photography, riding motorbikes.

Arun Selvam
Software
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Eslyn studied Electronics and Communications at Visveswaraya Technological University, graduating in 2003. With a father in the Air Force, he lived all over India, becoming fluent in numerous dialect including Hindi, Kannada, and Konkani. He is passionate about environmental issues and dance, and teaches Salsa, Cha Cha and Bachata. He is often the Master of Ceremony for friends and family weddings and sings in his Church Choir.

Eslyn Mascarehnas
Software