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Innovators of Modern Policing

Our mission is to create advanced technologies for the safety and security of public safety.

MANAGEMENT:

Tom Smith

CEO, President & Director

Tom Smith

Mr. Smith co-founded TASER International (now Axon Enterprise, Inc. – Nasdaq: AAXN) (“​TASER​”) in 1993, and served as President of TASER until October 2006. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of TASER from October 2006 until he retired to pursue entrepreneurial activities in February 2012. Amongst his most significant roles and responsibilities at TASER, Mr. Smith managed domestic and international sales, significantly expanding the sale and distribution of TASER’s products, including sales to more than 17,200 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in over 100 countries. In 2012, he founded Achilles Technology Solutions, LLC that​,​ through its subsidiary ATS Armor, developed a line of ballistic solutions for law enforcement and military.

Mr. Smith​ ​is a proven executive with extensive operations, logistics, manufacturing, global sales and marketing experience selling technology to law enforcement.

Mr. Smith holds a B.S. degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona and an M.B.A. degree from Northern Arizona University.

Jim Barnes

Chief Financial Officer

Jim Barnes

Mr. Barnes
has served as President of Sunrise Capital, Inc., a private venture capital and financial and regulatory consulting firm, since 1984. Jim was Chief Financial Officer of Parametric Sound Corporation (now Turtle Beach Corporation), and also served as Vice President Administration at Turtle Beach Corporation. Since 1999, Jim has been Manager of Syzygy Licensing LLC (“Syzygy”), a private technology invention and licensing company he owns with Elwood Norris. Jim previously practiced as a certified public accountant and management consultant with Ernst & Ernst, Touche Ross & Co., and as a principal in J. McDonald & Co. Ltd., Phoenix, Arizona.

Glenn Hickman

Chief Operating Officer

Glenn Hickman

Glenn is a proven executive with extensive research and development, supply chain, manufacturing, and software engineering experience. Hickman worked at Axon Enterprises (formerly TASER International) from 2011-2019, serving as Vice President of Research and Development from 2014-2019. At Axon, Hickman led the launch of six hardware products, all connected to an ecosystem of cloud software and mobile apps. He created engineering and supply chain processes and grew the engineering team from 35 to 70. Hickman was responsible for establishing the company’s first manufacturing line in Shenzhen, China, and an optics engineering team in Finland.

Hickman graduated with distinction from Stanford University, receiving his Bachelor and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Hickman received his MBA with honors from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management with a double major in Strategy and Marketing.

Becky Newman

VP - International Customer Relations

Becky Newman

Mrs. Newman is a veteran Law Enforcement Officer from the United Kingdom she was a Critical Incident Manager for over six years dealing with fast time developing situations and was a Tactical Firearms and Pursuit Commander.  Her most recent role was as an Advisor for the UK Government Home Office, liaising with and assisting UK National Police Chief Council members in the selection and implementation of novel technologies to address their capability gaps. Her international roles included serving as Secretary General to the European Working Group for Non Lethal Weapons.

Mario Knapp

VP - Training

Mario Knapp

Mr. Knapp is a 27-year veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD). His last official assignment was to MDPD’s Special Patrol Bureau, where he oversaw the Tactical Operations Section (Special Response Team, Bomb Squad, K-9 unit, Incident Management Team), the Police Operations Section (General Investigations Unit, Uniform Patrol, Transit Unit), and the Special Events and Planning Section (Aviation Unit, Marine Patrol Unit, Motors Unit, Underwater Recovery Unit).

Knapp served as Captain of the Miami-Dade Police Training Bureau where he supervised and oversaw all in-service and advanced departmental training matters to include tactical and force-related training programs within the department. Knapp headed the department’s TASER Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW) and Defensive Tactics and Firearms programs and is a certified Defensive Tactics Instructor, Firearms and Sub-machine gun Instructor, Rappel-Master Instructor and Close Quarter Battle Instructor. Knapp also previously served as a Senior Master Instructor and Training Advisory Board member for Axon.

Knapp is a member of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), a national police research and policy organization, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management from the Union Institute and University.

Clark Dever

VP - Product Management, Wrap Reality

Clark Dever

Mr. Dever co-founded Heads Up Display in 2013, and served as CTO until 2016. He then joined Research and Engineering Development (RED-INC), a Prime contractor for the Department of Defense, where he lead the build out of their Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) division.  The division at RED-INC built VR training tools and AR decision support solutions for the US Military.  He has extensive experience working with startup companies on product development as they go-to-market.  From 2019 until joining Wrap Technologies in late 2020, Dever was a Senior Product Manager at the Techstars, a global accelerator network. During his tenure he developed and oversaw the international deployment of their Ecosystem Development programs that prepared early stage startups to launch and raise capital.

Jags Gill

VP - International Sales

Jags Gill

Mr. Gill brings over 15 years of experience in senior sales management across global law enforcement and security sectors. Most recently, Mr. Gill served as Director of International Sales for WatchGuard Video, Inc., a Motorola Solutions, Inc. subsidiary, and was responsible for managing global partners and leading a global sales force across Europe, Latin America and Asia. Mr. Gill previously served as UK sales manager for Taser International responsible for sales and marketing campaigns.

Marcy Rigoni

VP - Human Resources

Marcy Rigoni

Marcy joined the organization in 2021 and is responsible for leading the WRAP’s Human Resources initiatives. She has over 20 years of Human Resources experience, including benefits negotiations and administration, employee relations and development, recruiting and onboarding, and compliance.  Before joining WRAP, Marcy spent 15 years at Axon (formerly TASER International), where she built and led the human resources division.  Marcy holds a Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree from the University of Arizona. Marcy is passionate about preserving the outdoors and protecting animals.

Kevin De Rosa

VP - Global Supply Chain

Kevin De Rosa

Mr. De Rosa joined Wrap Technologies as Vice President of Global Supply Chain in the spring of 2021. He brings with him a diverse skillset and strong experience in high growth and tech industries. Most recently, Kevin spent five years at Axon Enterprise where he was instrumental in building, developing, and leading a world-class supply chain team. During his tenure, he helped grow the team from a front office team of four, to over 30, and was responsible for overseeing all aspects of supply chain planning, procurement, and program management. Prior to Axon, Kevin worked as a Sourcing Manager in the Strategic Silicon Group at Apple where he managed the procurement functions for some of Apple’s largest suppliers; managing billions of dollars in annual spend and supporting components utilized in all iMac and MacBook products.

Paul Manley

VP - Investor Relations

Paul Manley

Mr. Manley has more than 20 years of Institutional Equity Capital Markets experience. Mr. Manley served in executive roles at firms including Ladenburg Thalmann, Northland Capital Markets, Stifel Nicolaus, and Dougherty & Company. Mr. Manley was instrumental in expanding relationships, raising capital for small cap companies, and growing the overall revenue for the firms he worked for.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Patrick Kinsella

Chairman & Director

Patrick Kinsella

Mr. Kinsella currently serves as an adjunct professor at the USC Marshall School of Business, a position that he has held since August 2011. In 2014, he was appointed as a director and the Chairman of the audit committee of PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. (“PennyMac”) (PFSI). Prior to his retirement as a senior audit partner in May 2013, Mr. Kinsella spent over 37 years at KPMG LLP serving clients generally concentrated in the financial services sector, including banks, thrifts, mortgage companies, automotive finance companies, alternative investment companies and real estate companies. Mr. Kinsella received a BS in Accounting from California State University, Northridge, and is a licensed certified public accountant in the State of California.​

Tom Smith

CEO, President & Director

Tom Smith

Mr. Smith co-founded TASER International (now Axon Enterprise, Inc. – Nasdaq: AAXN) (“​TASER​”) in 1993, and served as President of TASER until October 2006. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of TASER from October 2006 until he retired to pursue entrepreneurial activities in February 2012. Amongst his most significant roles and responsibilities at TASER, Mr. Smith managed domestic and international sales, significantly expanding the sale and distribution of TASER’s products, including sales to more than 17,200 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in over 100 countries. In 2012, he founded Achilles Technology Solutions, LLC that​,​ through its subsidiary ATS Armor, developed a line of ballistic solutions for law enforcement and military.

Mr. Smith​ ​is a proven executive with extensive operations, logistics, manufacturing, global sales and marketing experience selling technology to law enforcement.

Mr. Smith holds a B.S. degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona and an M.B.A. degree from Northern Arizona University.

Scot Cohen

Director

Scot Cohen

Mr. Cohen has more than 20 years of experience in institutional asset management, wealth management, and capital markets. Scot founded and served as Principal of the Iroquois Capital Opportunity Fund, a closed-end private equity fund which focused on investments in North American oil and gas. Mr. Cohen also co-founded Iroquois Capital, a New York based hedge fund which managed approximately $300M across its family of funds. Prior to Iroquois Capital, Mr. Cohen founded a merchant bank which actively participated in structured investments in public companies. Mr. Cohen is currently active on a number of public and private company boards and is involved with various charitable ventures.

Michael Parris

Director

Michael Parris

Mr. Parris partnered in 1996 with Perry Rogers to oversee primarily the SHAQ Brand and other secondary strategic alliances. The SHAQ Brand has included, but not limited to, the business development, brand management and marketing, public relations and intellectual properties and polices for NBA player, Shaquille O’Neal. Prior to 1996, Parris had a successful career in law enforcement with the Newark police department in Newark, New Jersey. As a member of the department, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. He has worked and commanded several specialized units including Homicide, Robbery and Internal Affairs. A NJ native, Parris spent his early school years attending Newark public schools.

Wayne Walker

Director

Wayne Walker

Mr. Walker founded Walker Nell Partners, Inc. (“Walker Nell”), a financial advisory firm in 2013, where he continues to serve as the managing partner. Walker Nell provides corporate governance and restructuring advisory services, fiduciary services, litigation support, and other services to client corporations and law firms. In his role at Walker Nell, he has served on a number of private company boards. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of National Philanthropic Trust, a public charity that holds over $6 billion of assets under management. Mr. Walker has more than 25 years of experience in corporate law and corporate restructuring, including working 15 years at the DuPont Company.

Kimberly Sentovich

Director

Kimberly Sentovich

Kim is a seasoned merchandising, operations, IT, and supply chain executive with 30 years of experience with multi-billion-dollar profit and loss responsibility. She held executive positions at Gymboree, Walmart, and Home Depot. Ms. Sentovich has served on the Board of Directors of One Stop Systems (NASDAQ: OSS) from 2019 to the present.

Jeff Kukowski

Director

Jeff Kukowski

Mr. Kukowski has extensive operating experience selling products and services to law enforcement. He currently is CEO and a director of Cloudbolt Software, an enterprise cloud management leader. From June 2010 to December 2014, he was Chief Operating Officer of Axon Enterprise, Inc., formerly Taser International.

TJ Kennedy

Director

TJ Kennedy

Mr. Kennedy has extensive experience in the fields of technology, public safety, management, manufacturing, and communications. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer, President, and member of the Board of directors of Qumu, Inc. (NASDAQ: QUMU) since July 2020. He has prior experience as a Director of the Public Safety Network and as President of FirstNet – (First Responder Network Authority), an independent authority inside the US Government responsible for designing, building, and overseeing the nationwide public safety broadband network for first responders in the United States.

Kevin Sherman

Director

Kevin Sherman

Mr. Sherman is an experienced marketing executive and currently serves as the Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, and Chief Revenue Officer of privately held Tractor Beverages, Inc., where he has served since 2018.

OUR INVENTOR: ELWOOD "WOODY" NORRIS

Elwood G. “Woody” Norris is an award winning American inventor and serial entrepreneur. He is founder of multiple public corporations he established to promote, fund and commercialize his inventions. Norris has held officer and director positions in all of the public companies he founded.
Woody founded and served as a director and President of Parametric Sound Corporation (now Turtle Beach Corporation, Nasdaq GM:HEAR) and also served as Chief Scientist at Turtle Beach. Woody founded LRAD Corporation (Nasdaq: LRAD) and prior to retiring in 2010 was Chairman of LRAD Corporation’s Board of Directors, serving as a technical advisor and product spokesperson.
Woody has authored more than 80 U.S. patents, primarily in the fields of electrical and acoustical engineering, and has been a frequent speaker on innovation to corporations and government organizations. He is the inventor of our patented and patent pending BolaWrap® technology.

TED Talk

Hypersonic Sound and Other Inventions

Lemelson-MIT Prize Winner

$500,000 Prize

Government Technology

Nanotech and Energy Independence

BolaWrap Impact

Take a closer look at the benefits of BolaWrap and how it has impacted law enforcement thus far.

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Super Slomo Video

The BolaWrap is powered by gunpowder and deploys at 513fps. Check out this high speed footage of the BolaWrap in action.

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Wrap Compilation - Walking/Running

Compilation of wraps by the BolaWrap on subjects running and walking away from the officer.

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Wrap Compilation - Standing

Compilation of wraps by the BolaWrap from various demonstrations and trainings throughout the United States.

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Use of Force Scenarios

Here are a use of force scenarios where the BolaWrap may have been useful - many of them involved the mentally ill.

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Our Story

Listen to our CEO and other team members talk about the development of the BolaWrap as a lower level of force option for law enforcement.

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Elwood’s PR Appearances

Elwood G. “Woody” Norris is an award winning American inventor and serial entrepreneur. He is founder of multiple public corporations he established to promote, fund and commercialize his inventions. Norris has held officer and director positions in all of the public companies he founded.

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