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JEFF
THOMPSON

CEO

RED CAT

GEORGE
MATUS

CTO

RED CAT

LEAH
LUNGER

CFO (Interim)

RED CAT

Geoff
Hitchcock

General Manager

TEAL DRONES

Brian
Huinker

VP of Business Development

TEAL DRONES

Brendan
Stewart

VP, Regulatory Affairs

RED CAT

Stan
Nowak

VP, Marketing

RED CAT

JEFF
THOMPSON

CEO
RED CAT

Thompson is a serial tech entrepreneur who has led companies from the startup phase to successful exits and IPOs. Founder of EdgeNet, a private ISP, and co-founder of Towerstream, a wireless service provider (public 2007 NASDAQ). In 2018 he founded Red Cat, the company at the forefront of providing solutions for the rapidly growing commercial and recreational drone industries.

George
Matus

CTO
RED CAT

George is a technologist and entrepreneur who founded Teal in 2015. In 2023, George was named CTO of Red Cat Holdings, the parent company of Teal Drones, and continues to lead in the advancement of technology. He believes it’s still “day one” for drones and that they are fundamental to the defense of America and its allies. 

Leah
Lunger

CFO (Interim)
RED CAT

Leah Lunger is a Certified Public Accountant and started her career as an auditor at one of the top 10 accounting firms. Later, she became a consultant and served as the head finance person at Fat Shark. Leah joined Red Cat as the Corporate Controller after the acquisition of Fat Shark, providing invaluable support during the company’s uplisting to NASDAQ and multiple acquisitions. She was recently promoted to CFO (Interim).

Geoff
Hitchcock

General Manager
TEAL DRONES

A graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Geoff is the General Manager of Teal Drones, a Red Cat company. He is a 22-year veteran of USAF Special Operations with extensive experience in ground operations and intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR). Most recently, he served as Vice President of Business Development at Vantage Robotics and was responsible for establishing U.S. government and international business relationships with a focus on penetrating new market segments to support sales growth. Prior, he spent over 16 years at AeroVironment, initially as Director of Flight Operations, where he was responsible for training and equipping flight operations personnel to conduct training and operations globally, and later as Director of International Business Development, where he was responsible for major international market segments/regions.

Brian
Huinker

VP of Business Development Global Defense Solutions TEAL DRONES Brian is a seasoned professional with over a decade of experience in US Air Force Special Operations, where he honed his skills in air and ground operations and strategic planning. Transitioning to the private sector, he served as the Director of Flight Operations at Aerovironment Inc., overseeing critical projects and ensuring operational excellence. His expertise led him to Teal Drones, where he took on the role of Senior Director of Business Development for Global Defense Solutions, focusing on international markets and forging key partnerships. Later, he joined Edge Autonomy LLC as Director of Business Development, specializing in serving the US Army and the Americas, driving growth and innovation in autonomous technologies. Throughout his career, Brian has been a driving force in advancing cutting-edge solutions for defense and security challenges.

Brendan
Stewart

VP, Regulatory Affairs
RED CAT

Brendan Stewart is an experienced aviation compliance professional with extensive experience helping organizations and end users reap the benefits of unmanned systems. Brendan was responsible for receiving the 4th ever approved 107.39 waiver allowing his clients to successfully operate a UAS over people as early as 2017, and the first Part 107 waiver to allow localized urban drone delivery operations. Brendan specializes in aircrew training, human factors mitigation, and failure analysis. He regularly shares his expertise at national conferences speaking on UAS operations, training, and safety.

Stan
Nowak

VP, Marketing
RED CAT

A graduate of Syracuse University’s Industrial & Interaction Design program, is the Vice-President of Marketing at Red Cat Holdings. Having worked for over 20 years in the defense and unmanned systems industries, his focus has been in developing thought-provoking product campaigns while optimizing customer touchpoints. His portfolio includes designing solutions for robotic and autonomous systems, augmented reality, virtual reality, simulation training environments, and interactive experiences. Stan has created impactful marketing campaigns and strategies for a variety of technology focused organizations such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Audi USA, L3 Harris, NASA, AeroVironment, Inc. and USSOCOM and continues to lead, consult, and support in the development of compelling customer experiences.