OUR VISION IS TO ACCELERATE HUMANITY AND END SUFFERING THROUGH AMAZING FEATS OF ENGINEERING TO BRING SMARTER ENERGY TO THE WORLD.
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Linear Labs designs and builds integrated electrification solutions incorporating superior motors, advanced controllers, and high-performance software, unlocking at least 2x Torque + 30% Increased Efficiency.
We raised a major investment round from high-profile Silicon Valley investors with significant capital. We’ve invested in hiring PhDs and the world’s best engineers with industry experience. Our team comes from companies like Tesla, Faraday, and GM.
We pursue counter-conventional solutions to solve the most vexing energy problems of our time - to lead us into a brighter, cleaner, smarter future.
And because each part of the electric motor system is made in-house, we think of ourselves as industry-leading conductors of the most powerful mobile symphony of our time.
We merge high-powered motors with advanced electronics, then weave machine learning and tech-powered intelligence throughout both.
Founder & CEO
Brad served as CEO of Ustream, now an IBM Company. Under his leadership, Ustream grew to serve tens of millions of users globally and generated $40M in revenue. In 2016, Ustream was acquired by IBM for $150M and was turned into the basis of what is now IBM’s core Cloud Video division.
The San Francisco Business Times honored him as an influential young leader in their 40 Under 40 list, he was ranked among the 50 Digital Power Players by the Hollywood Reporter, and honored as Variety’s Producers Guild of America’s Digital 25: Visionaries, Innovators and Producers. In 2017, he received The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Entrepreneur and Innovation Alumni Award. In 2019, Brad was an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist.
Brad is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds an MBA from The Ohio State University.
INVENTOR, FOUNDER & CTO
Prolific innovator, the first to design, build and test an entirely new methodology in electric motors and generators in 120 years. Deep expertise in electrical engineering and nuclear power. Led Walker Engineering’s efforts in designing, upgrading and completing electrical infrastructure, environmental and enterprise projects as well as safety and commercial grade evaluation programs.
Mary served as the CFO of Ustream, now an IBM company. While working as a member of Brad’s leadership team, Ustream grew to serve tens of millions of users globally and generated $40M in revenue. In 2016, Ustream was acquired by IBM for $150M and was turned into the basis of what is now IBM’s core Cloud Video division.
Mary has more than 25 years of experience as a CFO / COO / Co-Founder for high growth venture-backed and public technology companies. She is a high impact team player. She concluded multiple successful exits of software and hardware companies. In her spare time, she is an advisor, investor & mentor for AI, SaaS, and data-intensive tech firms.
She holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, a BA from Marietta College and is a CPA, licensed in the State of California.
Her current ride is a Subaru Crosstrek plug-in hybrid
VICE PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERING
Erik has over 25+ years of experience in engineering, project management, and leadership in the research, development, prototyping, and product phase of programs ranging from ruggedized motor and integrated electronics systems to complete vehicles.
Erik is highly skilled and experienced in all things mechanical and electrical. He will be adding to our patent portfolio and supporting all our operations too, as we scale.
Prior to joining Linear Labs Erik was with General Motors, Faraday Future, and Saleen Automotive where he led many engineering teams and developed and supported 13+ patents.
DIRECTOR OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
Csaba served as the Vice President of R&D Operations of Ustream, now an IBM company. While working as a member of Brad’s leadership team, Csaba led the creation of Ustream Hungary (the R&D unit of the company) and grew it from zero to 150 employees.
Csaba has over 30 years of coding experience with his main expertise in developing web/cloud applications. At Linear Labs, Csaba will further advance our motor and controller software and data architecture.
Csaba lives in Hungary, with his wife and two kids. His favorite hobbies are running (the filthier the better), sailing, singing, playing the guitar and baking sourdough bread.
VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
Jon brings 25+ years of experience within the automotive industry. He has been involved in every aspect of this industry focusing on Electric Vehicle efficiency through the implementation of lightweight materials and high-performance electric hub motors.
He has 10+ years of participation as an industry advisor with World Solar Challenge, serving as senior technical representative for Tesla, and Faraday Future. He worked extensively on a GM + Honda joint venture focusing on a hydrogen fuel cell program, Lucid Air and two different advanced development military vehicles.
He has a BS in Manufacturing Engineering from Western Michigan University where he was also an adjunct professor, part of the manufacturing overview board, and a member of the dean interviewing team for the Engineering College.
Vice President of Manufacturing Operations
James has 25+ years of leadership experience in manufacturing, project management, new product introduction from prototype to full scale production in semiconductors, battery technology, and public safety cameras using complex hardware.
James has deep experience in lean manufacturing and expertise in training and development; coaching and engaging teams for richer performance and inspiring ownership to drive results. He will be supporting all our operations as we scale.
Prior to joining Linear Labs, James was with Samsung Semiconductor, Apple Computers, and Motorola's Video Security & Access Control Group where he led the manufacturing and integration of multiple business units.
HOW TO COLLABORATE WITH US
Answer our Engineering Requirements questionnaire telling us what you are doing and how you want your motor to perform.
We sign a Motor Sizing Agreement and perform an electromagnetic analysis based on your Engineering Requirement document.
Once the Motor Sizing Agreement is completed we enter into a Proof of Concept Development Agreement.
Linear Labs executes the POC Development Agreement and develops multi-stage prototypes as we move toward volume production of your motors and controllers.