Ken Childress

COO

Ken has over 25 years of experience in technology, unmanned systems, and financial business development; he has worked for several technology firms such as Cisco Systems, Redback Networks, and Force10 Networks.

As an executive at Harborwing Technologies, Ken obtained and executed a contract to build two unmanned surface vehicles for the U.S. Navy. His most recent endeavor was the founding of Ocean Aero, Inc., a start-up developing unique, environmentally efficient ocean-going robotic platforms for maritime data gathering services. While at Ocean Aero, Ken was the Chief Operations and Financial Officer, responsible for budgetary and pro-forma planning, developing company infrastructure, business development activities and general oversight of the company.

During his 6 year tenure, he was instrumental in helping to raise over $12m and interacting with large investors such as Lockheed Martin and Teledyne while building a 30-person team. On a more personal level, Ken is a father, grandfather and husband of 36 years. Ken enjoys outdoor activities with his family and traveling for both business and pleasure.

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Ken Childress

COO

Ken has over 25 years of experience in technology, unmanned systems, and financial business development; he has worked for several technology firms such as Cisco Systems, Redback Networks, and Force10 Networks.

As an executive at Harborwing Technologies, Ken obtained and executed a contract to build two unmanned surface vehicles for the U.S. Navy. His most recent endeavor was the founding of Ocean Aero, Inc., a start-up developing unique, environmentally efficient ocean-going robotic platforms for maritime data gathering services. While at Ocean Aero, Ken was the Chief Operations and Financial Officer, responsible for budgetary and pro-forma planning, developing company infrastructure, business development activities and general oversight of the company.

During his 6 year tenure, he was instrumental in helping to raise over $12m and interacting with large investors such as Lockheed Martin and Teledyne while building a 30-person team. On a more personal level, Ken is a father, grandfather and husband of 36 years. Ken enjoys outdoor activities with his family and traveling for both business and pleasure.

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