Austen Hayes, CEO
Austen graduated with a Master’s in Computer Science from Clemson University in 2014 with an emphasis on Software Engineering. While at Clemson, he was awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and was a Microsoft Imagine Cup World finalist.
Larry Hodges, COO
Larry is an award-winning virtual therapy pioneer, seasoned entrepreneur, and Clemson professor. He co-founded Virtually Better, Inc., the world leader in providing virtual reality therapy systems for clinical behavioral healthcare. He also has over 12 years of administrative experience as a University Department Chair and Director. He has received numerous awards for his contributions to the use of virtual reality in clinical settings, including the IEEE Virtual Reality Career Award for Seminal Contributions to Clinical Applications of Virtual Reality.
Kevin Jett, Software Engineer
Kevin graduated with Highest Honors from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Previously worked with research and development at Itron, Inc. Focuses on software engineering of Recovr products to create effective solutions that fit into how our customers work and live.
Michelle Woodbury, Clinical Therapy Collaborator
Michelle has over 30 years of experience as an occupational therapist and over 12 years of experience as a front-line neurorehabilitation researcher with advanced clinical training in upper extremity stroke rehabilitation. She is also the Director of the MUSC College of Health Professions Upper Extremity Motor Function research laboratory and the Rehabilitation Director for the NIH COBRE funded South Carolina Stroke Research Center where her lab is a core resource and a joint endeavor with Veterans Affairs.
Brian McSharry, Director
Brian McSharry is the former COO and founder of SAGE Automotive Interiors, which spun off from Milliken in 2009 and has had three successful recapitalizations. Prior to founding SAGE, Brian had a successful career with Milliken, including as leader of the corporate strategy and growth team focusing on the global cost competitiveness initiative in North and South America, Asia and Europe, and director of global manufacturing strategy for North America.
John Warner, Director
John Warner is founder of InnoVenture, LLC. publisher of SwampFox, and a widely recognized leader of the southeastern entrepreneurial community. Through InnoVenture he co-founded Hoowaki, which provides custom engineered, microstructured surfaces. He co-founded Capital Insight, an angel capital fund, and was chairman of its most successful portfolio company, Earth Fare, the nation’s second largest organic grocery chain. John also formerly served as vice president of strategy and communications for KEMET. He began his career with KPMG.