Chris Tedesco, founder and CEO of 1109 Bravo, is a Service Disabled U.S. Marine Corps Veteran with over 25 years experience as an athletic trainer. A passionate innovator, Tedesco has a deep understanding of human and skill-based training and movement. He enjoys helping people reach beyond their goals and expectations – whether it’s a soldier who lost his leg during deployment, a high-level athlete, a 750-pound man or a child whose movement is limited by cerebral palsy. To Tedesco, it’s a sense of duty to serve others.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
David has a distinct career in multiple areas of discipline and industry, bringing a pragmatic approach to using technology in a way that facilitates the creation, growth, recovery as needed in any business.Starting his career in the United States Air Force, his time serving created a strong base of moral principles, mission oriented focus and was highly technical in nature He was awarded the Maintenance Professional of the Year for wartime operations in Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Recruited to Dean Witter (now Morgan Stanley) as a technology expert, he was part of a team that aggressively drove the M&A strategy, leading multiple due diligence teams and executing multiple acquisitions over a two year period. David found his niche in post acquisition integration and growth, working on large deals with corporate companies such as JCPenney, Transamerica, Microsoft and the largest ERP/CRM integration for the United States Postal Service. Over his career, David has had 300+ engagements with technology based companies to generate incremental sales of $500MM.
VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES
Executive leader with deep experience in sales and marketing. Successfully built revenue by creating successful marketing campaigns, building brand awareness and image, and leveraging influencer market on a world-leading brand. A highly effective leader that can handle the most delicate relationships with diplomacy. Unique ability to build trust which enables effectiveness in the most challenging situations and as a result built a reputation for turnaround on the most critical projects. Results-oriented with a 25-year proven track record in establishing a successful presence in new and mature markets. Identifies and capitalizes on growth opportunities to improve global profits and market share.
DR. MARK HARRIS
VICE PRESIDENT OF RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
Before coming to 1109 Bravo, Dr. Harris was the High Point Dean at Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) for six years. Before GTCC, Dr. Harris served at Guilford County Schools (GCS) for 17 years as a high school Marine JROTC instructor and head coach (cross country, swimming, and baseball), a high school assistant principal, an elementary principal, and a middle school principal. Dr. Harris also spent 23 years in the United States Marine Corps, retiring as a First Sergeant. During his career, he served in the infantry as a Scout Sniper and in Force Reconnaissance and Bn Recon Units. He participated in combat operations in Liberia, Kuwait, and Iraq and combined operations and drug interdiction in South America. He also spent ten years as an instructor in adult military education and served as the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of the Amphibious Reconnaissance Course in Coronado, CA. Mark brings a deep understanding of education and research to 1109 Bravo and can easily navigate education systems in the military and civilian settings.
DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT ENGINEERING
Sculptor, artist and designer Guy Tedesco has an unusual wealth of experience and works in a broad range of artistic fields, disciplines and media in many styles of interpretation. After earning a degree in Apparel Technology and Fashion Design from Purdue University, Tedesco spent his early career in New York’s fashion industry working for private clients and many of the city’s top apparel designers, in addition to designing and creating a myriad of works in diverse fields of focus. Tedesco’s Purdue education focused on the technology and sciences involved in all forms of wearable items and the materials used to create them. That platform has been invaluable in Tedesco’s multi faceted career. Tedesco has also created thousands of costumes for stage and screen involving a broad range of techniques and technologies. In designing and creating thousands of wearable articles over many years, Tedesco has developed a very high understanding of the movement potential and limitations of the human body.