Management

Rick Smith, CEO & Founder

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The driving force behind Rick Smith's strong leadership is the aspiration to reduce world violence. Since 1993, he has dedicated himself to delivering innovative technology solutions to create safer communities. He's an approachable leader who loves a good brainstorm, and is invigorated by challenging problems and the team he's assembled to help solve them.

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Education

BS in Neuroscience from Harvard (Cum Laude); Master's in International Finance from the University of Leuven in Belgium; MBA from the University of Chicago

Awards

Co-winner of the Ernst and Young 2002 Entrepreneur of the Year; Made The Phoenix Business Journal's list of “Most Admired CEOs and Top-Level Executives” in 2010

Fun Fact

Once rappelled into the atrium of Axon headquarters

Luke Larson, President

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Luke joined Axon in June of 2008 and has filled a variety of executive and management roles. He currently serves as President of Axon, where he oversees all domestic and international sales, marketing and communications, operations, people and culture as well as hardware engineering. Luke values big thinking and bold moves, which he's helped Axon pursue during his tenure.

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Education

BA from the University of Arizona, MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management

Previous Roles

Marine Corps infantry officer serving two tours in Iraq; awarded the Bronze Star with V for valor

Fun Fact

Recently summited Mount Rainier in Washington

Jawad Ahsan, Chief Financial Officer

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Jawad joined Axon in April of 2017 and now manages all aspects of corporate finance and investor relations. Bringing in over 15 years of experience as a financial leader with various companies, Jawad is valuable member of the Axon executive team.

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Education

BA in Economics & International Studies from College of the Holy Cross; MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management

Previous Roles

CFO of Market Track; CFO GE Clinical Business Solutions; CFO GE Healthcare Knowledge & Connectivity Solutions; VP Financial Planning & Analysis GE Capital Aviation Services; Director of Commercial Operations GE Aviation; Financial Management Program GE Plastics.

Fun Fact

Has lived in 7 countries and visited 36; within the US has lived in 11 different states

Josh Isner, Chief Revenue Officer

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Josh is responsible for global growth, customer service, professional services, and sales operations. Josh joined Axon in 2009 as a member of the Leadership Development Program, and after rotating through several departments in the company, he eventually helmed and led the domestic video and cloud sales team to a record year in 2014. Josh previously held the roles of Director of Leadership Development, Northeast Regional Sales Executive, and VP of Video and Cloud Sales at TASER. Josh has a BS in Government & Political Science from Harvard University.

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