BOOM SUPERSONIC

MISSION

To make the world dramatically more accessible

When we fly twice as fast, cities rarely visited become major travel destinations. We can attend meetings in far-off places and return for evenings with loved ones. Global leaders can solve crises in-person and children grow up in a world where nothing is foreign.

A new travel standard

We’re building a faster, more affordable, and convenient future for travel, so you can spend more time where it matters.

“I’ll know we’ve succeeded when high-speed flight is considered normal.”

Blake Scholl

FOUNDER & CEO, BOOM SUPERSONIC

2021

United becomes first U.S. airline to sign aircraft purchase agreement with Boom Supersonic

Management team

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Blake Scholl
Founder & CEO
Blake Scholl
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Kathy Savitt
President & Chief Commercial Officer
Kathy Savitt
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Joe Massaquoi
Chief Financial Officer
Joe Massaquoi
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Barb Bidan
Chief People Officer
Barb Bidan
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Brian Durrence
SVP, Overture Development
Brian Durrence
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Julie Valk
VP, Commercial Development & Operations
Julie Valk
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Troy Follak
VP, Engineering & Overture Chief Engineer
Troy Follak
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Rachel Devine
VP, Legal & Policy
Rachel Devine
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Tracy Bevington
VP, Customer, Fleet and Revenue Strategy
Tracy Bevington
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Darius Ehteshami
VP, XB-1 Program
Darius Ehteshami
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Mike Cosenza
VP, Information Technology
Mike Cosenza
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Megan Young
VP, Marketing
Megan Young
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Chris Eoyang
VP, Business Development & Global Projects
Chris Eoyang
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Joe Salamone
Principal Acoustics Engineer
Joe Salamone
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Erika Kelleher
Head of Talent Acquisition
Erika Kelleher
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Ben Murphy
Head of Sustainability Policy
Ben Murphy
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Greg Krauland
Chief Engineer, XB-1
Greg Krauland
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Bill "Doc" Shoemaker
Chief Test Pilot
Bill "Doc" Shoemaker
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Mike Jagemann
Head of XB-1 Production
Mike Jagemann
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Chris "Duff" Guarente
Test Pilot
Chris "Duff" Guarente
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Michael Sizemore
Head of Design
Michael Sizemore
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Jeff “Legs” Mabry
Chief Flight Test Engineer
Jeff “Legs” Mabry
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Erin Young
Lead Engineer, Mechanical Systems
Erin Young
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Nick Sheryka
Principal Engineer, Flight Test
Nick Sheryka
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Tom Peters
Director of Aircraft Certification
Tom Peters
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Michael Reid
Lead Engineer, Systems
Michael Reid
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Jeff Bozarth
Lead Engineer, Avionics
Jeff Bozarth
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David Hunter
Director of Software Engineering
David Hunter
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Ryan Snell
Lead Engineer, Structures
Ryan Snell
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Ryan Bocook
Manufacturing Engineering Leader
Ryan Bocook
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Tom Grindle
Crew Chief
Tom Grindle

Advisory council

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Tim Brown
Executive Chair, IDEO
Tim Brown
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Phil Condit
Former Chairman and CEO, The Boeing Company
Phil Condit
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Dan Javorsek
Flight Test Safety, United States Air Force
Dan Javorsek
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Dr. Mark J. Lewis
Executive Director of NDIA Emerging Technologies Institute
Dr. Mark J. Lewis
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Lourdes Maurice
Former FAA Office of Environment and Energy
Lourdes Maurice
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Tekedra Mawakana
Co-CEO of Waymo
Tekedra Mawakana
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Andrea Morgan
Founder & Managing Principal, Morgan Advising
Andrea Morgan

Board members

Jeff Holden
Jeff Holden
Co-founder of Atomic Machines
Jeff Holden is the co-founder of Atomic Machines and former Chief Product Officer at Uber. Holden founded the Advanced Technology Group that developed Uber’s self-driving technology, led the development of Uber Eats, and spearheaded the Uber Elevate urban air transportation initiative. As co-founder and CEO of Pelago, he brought Amazon-like recommendation technology to the real world to help people discover and experience the best their cities have to offer. Earlier in his career, Holden led the development of Amazon Prime as SVP of Consumer Applications.
Liz Huebner
Liz Huebner
Former Chief Financial Officer of Getty Images
Liz Huebner is the former Chief Financial Officer of Getty Images, Primus Knowledge Solutions, and Fluke Corporation. She is an expert in financial auditing, corporate governance, and M&A, who brings more than 35 years of experience to Boom as chair of the audit committee. Throughout her career, Huebner has played a key advisory role in the growth and expansion of iconic companies, serving on the board of Blue Apron, Recreational Equipment, Inc., and the Pacific Northwest chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors. She also serves as the Audit Committee of Curology, a private company.
Zia Huque
Zia Huque
General Partner of Prime Movers Lab
Zia Huque is the General Partner of Prime Movers Lab (PML), an investment firm focused on breakthrough scientific startups in energy, transportation, infrastructure, and more. As a specialist in growth stage investing, Huque focuses his time on maximizing operational efficiency for fast-growing companies. Prior to PML, Huque served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. He has held a number of executive finance roles on Wall Street, as well as in investment banking, sales, and trading functions.
Ray O. Johnson
Ray O. Johnson
Former Chief Technology Officer of Lockheed Martin
Dr. Ray O. Johnson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the Lockheed Martin Corporation for 9 years, where he directed engineering, technology, production operations, global supply chain, program management, and logistics and sustainment. He led more than 70,000 people, working on more than 4,000 programs, that provided some of the nation’s most vital security systems. Currently, he operates as an international business and strategy consultant, supporting a range of technology-related companies and high-growth aerospace organizations. Dr. Johnson is a full Academician of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and a fellow of several engineering organizations including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
Jacqueline D. Reses
Jacqueline D. Reses
CEO of Post House Capital
Jacqueline D. Reses is the CEO of Post House Capital. Prior, she ran Square Capital, part of Square Inc., where she transformed the ability for the smallest businesses in the U.S. to access credit. Reses has operated as both the Chief Development Officer for Yahoo and the head of the US media group at Apax Partners, one of the largest global private equity firms. She is the current Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and serves on the Board of Advisors for Affirm, Wish (Context Logic), and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Reses received a bachelor’s degree in economics with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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