Our Leadership Team
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Lou has a 20-plus-year career driving innovation in the manufacturing sector, and is a recognized leader on matters related to manufacturing, industrial innovation and competitiveness. Prior to Fast Radius, Lou was a Partner at McKinsey & Company where he co-led the firm’s global research and advisory efforts on the “Future of Manufacturing.” Lou has helped Fortune 100 executives, start-ups and government leaders in developing and executing strategies to compete in the digital industrial age. He also founded TRG, an industrial-tech-focused advisory and investment firm, and spent the first chapter of his career in engineering and manufacturing in the auto industry. He has an MBA and MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT where he was a LFM Fellow, a MS from Michigan-Dearborn, and BS from Notre Dame.
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
Pat leads commercial operations, ensuring we support our clients with the software tools, engineering expertise, and industrial-grade production required to drive additive applications from discovery through market launch. Prior to Fast Radius, Pat was President, North America at InnerWorkings (NASDAQ: INWK), a technology-enabled marketing services firm. Prior to InnerWorkings, Pat was an Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company where he served technology clients across a wide range of functions. Before McKinsey, Pat held cross-functional leadership roles at multiple early-stage growth companies. Pat holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of Notre Dame.
Co-Founder and Chief Scientist
Bill is Chief Scientist at Fast Radius. Outside of Fast Radius, Dr. King is Professor and Andersen Chair in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He was the founding Chief Technology Officer at the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, one of the first national manufacturing institutes in the United States. He has authored 225 journal articles and 20 patents. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, The American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Physical Society. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University.
Co-Founder, Chief Fulfillment Officer and General Manager
John leads our Product and Application Engineering teams. He brings to Fast Radius deep expertise in designing, building and executing production systems leveraging the latest digital technologies. Prior to Fast Radius, John led the Digital Manufacturing Practice for McKinsey & Company, where he helped clients navigate their digital transformations. John holds his BSE and MSE from the University of Michigan, and his MBA from Northwestern.
Vice President of Sales
Brian leads the sales organization at Fast Radius. Prior to Fast Radius, Brian was Chief Sales Officer of Rubicon Global where he led sales and marketing through the companies biggest growth period to date. During this time the company doubled its valuation from $500m to $1B. As Vice President of Regional Sales at Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN), Simms built and ran a sales team of 400+ sales representatives. This played a critical role in helping Groupon become the fastest company to $1B in annual sales revenue. Prior to Groupon, Simms was Director of SMB Enterprise Sales at Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ:ECHO) where he helped position the company as a technology-enabled transportation broker. Before Echo, Simms held multiple roles at early and mid-stage technology growth companies.
Chief Marketing Officer
James leads all marketing and communications at Fast Radius. James brings to the organization expertise in developing world-class customer marketing programs as well as driving strategy for data-driven marketing at scale. Previously James was Vice President of Marketing for SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) where he led a group of 40+ marketers across 8 offices worldwide. James also helped grow Amazon Business (NASDAQ: AMZN) to 400,000 customers and $1BN in annual sales in the new business unit’s first 12 months following launch. Prior to Amazon, James held numerous roles spanning marketing, business development, and product management in small and medium-sized high-growth tech companies. He has a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BS in Economics and Communication Studies from Northwestern University
VIce President of People
Heather leads the People practice and is responsible for attracting and developing talent that make new things possible at Fast Radius. She has extensive experience in establishing People functions at disruptive technology companies from start-ups to growth stage. Previously, she was a member of the leadership team and VP of Talent for InContext Solutions, a Virtual Reality solutions company for the CPG and Retail industry. Prior to InContext, Heather held multiple roles in HR, Recruiting, and database marketing at early and growth stage tech companies including partner in an executive recruiting firm.