Owen Hurd
President, Chief Financial Officer & Director
Prior to co-founding Tuusso, Owen worked for McKinsey & Company, where he advised technology firms on corporate strategy and growth initiatives. Owen’s professional experience includes operational, financial, and management roles in the high-tech and energy sectors, at Intel Corporation, Booz Allen Hamilton and a privately-funded wireless company. Owen is a member of the Board of Directors for Tuusso Energy and has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BSc in Finance from Santa Clara University.
Jason Evans
General Counsel & Vice President of Business Development
Prior to co-founding Tuusso, Jason worked at Western Digital, managing a portfolio of 200+ patents, and negotiating in- and out-licenses. He also has four years of law firm experience representing early-stage and mature companies in intellectual property and contract issues at Seed IP and Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear. Jason has a JD from the University of Chicago and a BA in Physics from Pomona College.
Vivek Nayak
Vice President of Operations
Prior to co-founding Tuusso, Vivek worked in business development and operational roles at Intellectual Ventures, Bain & Company and Dassault Systemes. Vivek has an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, and a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay.
Byron Crawford
Vice President of Project Origination
Prior to co-founding Tuusso, Byron worked at Brunswick Corporation in corporate finance and general management roles and advised two Chicago based start-ups, Noon Solar and Nectarr.com Previously, Byron worked at KA Consulting and Besler Consulting, consulting to healthcare institutions in the Northeast market. Byron has a MBA from The University of Chicago, a MLIR from Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations and a BA in Economics from Rutgers College.
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