CEO & Founder
A pioneer of technology with the vision of making the bullet obsolete, Rick founded the original company, TASER, in 1993. As the TASER device became ubiquitous in law enforcement, Rick pushed the company beyond weapons technology and towards a broader purpose of matching technology to public safety needs in order to make the world a safer place. Under his leadership, the company has grown from a garage in Tucson to a NASDAQ-listed global market leader in conducted electrical weapons, body worn cameras and software.
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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
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
Once rappelled into the atrium of Axon headquarters
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 day to day operations. Luke values big thinking and bold moves, which he's helped Axon pursue during his tenure.
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BA from the University of Arizona, MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management
Marine Corps infantry officer serving two tours in Iraq; awarded the Bronze Star with V for valor
Recently summited Mount Rainier in Washington
Interim Chief Financial Officer
As Senior Vice President of Accounting, Jim Zito leads Axon's global accounting and controllership organization. Prior to joining Axon in 2017, Zito served as the Global Controller for General Electric (GE) Healthcare Digital and Healthcare Partners, the software and consulting businesses within GE Healthcare. There, he led a global team responsible for controllership and commercial finance operations. Zito joined GE in 2010 as the Controller for GE Healthcare's Clinical Business Solutions product line and completed GE's Experienced Financial Leadership Program in 2015. His prior experience includes progressive leadership positions in the audit practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Zito earned his B.B.A. in Accountancy and Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame.
Chief Revenue Officer
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.
Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President of Software
Jeff leads Axon's global Product, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Design, and Security teams for all of Axon's products other than TASER — including our Body-Worn and Vehicle Cameras, and our SaaS platforms for Digital Evidence Management, Productivity, and Real-time Operations. For nearly 30 years, Jeff has helped invent and deliver services used by hundreds of millions of customers that power billions of dollars in revenue, serving in diverse executive roles at Amazon, Microsoft, and startups. Most recently prior to Axon, Jeff served as Vice President (VP) of Amazon’s Alexa Entertainment and led Alexa’s global experience, developer platform, and strategic partnerships for music, video, and podcasts across over 100 million Alexa-enabled devices. In addition to roles as VP of Amazon Kindle’s global reading experience, GM of Product and Design at Skype, and GM of Windows Live Messenger at Microsoft, Jeff also spent eight years at cloud-based voice services pioneer Tellme Networks, where he served as VP of Product through their acquisition by Microsoft in 2007. Jeff received his BS in Information & Decision Systems from Carnegie Mellon University, and was recognized with the distinguished Alumni Achievement Award in 2014. Jeff holds a Board of Directors observer seat with both Flock Safety and Rapid SOS, and also serves on the Board of the Seattle Police Foundation. Jeff is based in Seattle with his wife and 3 children, and outside of work he has been a composer and sound designer for live theater with over 25 productions in 7 major cities including New York and Los Angeles, receiving excellent reviews from the Seattle Times, Seattle P.I., and Village Voice.