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who is whitefox?

Our specialty is landing drones, but our mission is to keep them flying. We are drone enthusiasts and security experts keeping the skies open to all responsible pilots and advancing the potential for drone technology to benefit society.

Luke Fox

Chief Executive Officer

Luke is a serial entrepreneur with 5+ years experience leading companies in the small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) industry. He has extensive experience designing and building high-performance, customized sUAS for commercial clients and universal control systems for multiple models of sUAS. Before WhiteFox, Luke led a computer forensics team which formed his perspective on proactive cybercrime solutions in emerging technologies. Outside of WhiteFox, Luke is a strong advocate for youth’s rights and has successfully led counter-human trafficking efforts in California. Integrating his experience in sUAS manufacturing, control systems, and cybersecurity, Luke brings a solution-centric approach to sUAS defense and security.

Dr. Andrew Danowitz

Hardware Security Analyst & Chip Design

Dr. Danowitz received his PhD in Electrical Engineering and his MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, and his BS in General Engineering from Harvey Mudd. His areas of expertise include System-on-Chip (SoC) design methodologies, computer microarchitecture, and VLSI design.

Ryan Hodgens

Director of External Operations

Having worked for the US Forest Service in wildland firefighting operations, Ryan has seen first-hand the threats and vulnerabilities that public safety officials face. Coupled with experience working with multiple early-stage startups and a BS in Business Entrepreneurship from California Polytechnic State University, Ryan provides a diverse perspective and purposeful commitment to drone defense.

Katie White

Director Of Business Development

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Dr. Ryan Jenkins

Director of Policy & Ethics

Dr. Ryan Jenkins studies the potential of emerging technologies to enable or encumber meaningful human lives. He earned his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Colorado, and studies the ethics of technology, with an emphasis on autonomous systems.

Richard Howe

VP of Engineering

Rich has held engineering leadership positions as well as system architect and design engineer roles in multiple industries for the last 35 years of his system and product development career. These industries have included robotics, UAS, satellite based asset tracking, and government contracting.

Dr. Bruce Debruhl

Senior Cyber-physical Systems Security Engineer

Dr. DeBruhl has extensive experience designing secure solutions considering both software and system theoretic approaches and real-world limitations. Dr. DeBruhl earned his MS and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University specializing in semi- and fully-autonomous vehicle security.

Jason Cheng

Director of Strategic Operations

Jason recently graduated with his MBA and Masters in Engineering Management from Cal Poly. Previously, he has worked in defense contracting and aerospace engineering. Jason has a passion for startups, hockey and technology.

Dr. Zachary Peterson

Senior Cryptographic Engineer

Dr. Peterson specializes in building solutions to complex interdisciplinary problems, particularly those at the confluence of secure storage systems, applied cryptography, law, and policy. He is the recent recipient of the US-UK Cybersecurity Fulbright Award.

Dr. Clark Turner

Senior Radio Frequency & Systems Security Engineer

With experience in software safety engineering and legal aspects of defects in software code, Dr. Turner was a key engineer in the FAA TCAS (Collision Alert) system requirements and testing efforts. He brings to WhiteFox his passion for software engineering, RF processing, and the human vulnerabilities of software security.

Nick Gonzalez

Director of Strategic Operations

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Nathan Johnson

Director of Finance and Investor Relations

Nathan is a forward-thinking, strategic leader with experience working in private equity and technology commercialization. He has managed both finance and engineering teams throughout his career and likes to apply data analytics tools and computer science to his work as much as possible. As an undergraduate student, he founded and raised capital for a proof-of-concept venture fund for Cal Poly startups. In his free time he enjoys playing tennis and producing music.

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