Jon (“JC”) is a seasoned chief executive and management/financial consultant with over 27 years of hands-on experience in launching new businesses, building organizational infrastructure, diversifying revenue lines and growing overall enterprise value for founders, shareholders and employees within emerging technologies. He has deep knowledge and skills in the areas of finance and accounting, strategic capitalization, operations and personnel management, business and financial strategy development, entity structure design, deal structure creation, and M&A activities. He is a former CFO/COO of Dairy.com, a successful B2B/SaaS company and a former Arthur Andersen LLP executive. JC believes in disrupting the status quo for the greater good and engaging in missions committed to bringing needed change within challenging environments.
JC holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Baylor University.
Scott is currently the VP for NASA programs with American Biomedical Group Inc. an advanced technology R&D and manufacturing firm headquartered in Oklahoma City, with offices in the Dallas area. He is also involved with two start-ups. He is President and COO of Star Harbor Space Training Academy in Mountain View, CA., and is a Founding Member and COO of Global Solution Technologies in Denver.
Scott is the former President and CEO of United Space Alliance (USA), a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin that was responsible for NASA’s Space Shuttle and Station program operations. Other USA roles he has held include Vice-President for Texas, Alabama, and Florida Operations; VP, Mission Operations at the Johnson Space Center; Associate Program Manager, Space Shuttle Flight Operations; Program Managerof the International Space Station; Director, NASA Space Shuttle and Space Station Astronaut Training; and Manager of USA Space Shuttle Flight Design Integration.
Hartwig is also a veteran of both the USAir Force (enlisted) and the US Navy (commissioned). He holds an FAA Commercial Pilot license, with Ground Instructor, Flight Instructor (CFI), and Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) ratings.
Hartwig is a graduate of Arizona State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Industrial Technology.
José M. Hernandez
José has over 31 year’s experience in cutting edge high-technology endeavors. Beginning in 1987 thru 1999, José served at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where he worked on a variety of projects including the development of a space deployed X-Ray laser as part of the Strategic Defense Initiative. He co-developed the first full-field digital mammography system for the earlier detection of breast cancer and he served as the Deputy Program Manager of the Highly Enriched Uranium Implementation program. In 1999, José was invited to the Department of Energy Headquarters in Washington DC to serve as the Laboratory’s Program Manager in the Office of International Material Protection and Cooperation.
In 2001, José joined the NASA Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas where he worked as the Branch Chief of the Materials and Processes Branch. There he oversaw the branch’s activities in the areas of materials and processes, fracture control, nondestructive evaluation, failure analysis, and Nanomaterials research. José was selected by NASA as a member of the 19thclass of astronauts in 2004. After completing his training, he was selected as the flight engineer for the 14-day STS-128 Space Shuttle mission and flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station.
After STS-128, José was assigned to work at NASA Headquarters in Washington D.C. where he served as a Legislative Analyst and helped in the development of space policy, NASA’s annual budget package and served as liaison with key Congressional members. Additional duties included the development of an effective strategy that promoted the President’s new vision on Space Exploration.
Today, in addition to his position on the Board of Directors at Exodus Space Corporation, José works as a consultant within the company he founded in 2012, Tierra Luna Engineering, LLC. Here, he works on his areas of interest that include aerospace consulting, renewable energy, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) outreach.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of the Pacific, Stockton, California and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was also awarded 7 honorary doctorate degrees including from his alma mater, the University of the Pacific.
Frank Trevino is a digital advocate, digital transformation + sustainability strategist and entrepreneur currently focused on AI/ML, 5G, and smart platforms around telecommunications, space and public sector. He currently oversees AI strategy for a portfolio of technology companies.
Frank’s transformation philosophy is to connect people, product, process and technology across the digital spectrum. Prior to co-founding Illumulus, Frank was a senior executive at KT Corporation (Korea Telecom), Digi Data (now Synchronoss Technologies) and Space Foundation.
His innovation efforts include participation in the IBM Watson AI XPrize (2016), 2x NASA iTech (2018/19), USAF AFWERX (2019) and USAF CyberWorx (2020) programs, including named a Hello Tomorrow ‘Deep Tech Pioneer’ (2019). He is a frequent speaker on AI/ML and digital transformation including speaking at Digital Transformation World and Yahoo Finance.
Frank is currently a post grad student at the University of Oxford. He holds an MBA from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin.