Were Boom

A team of engineers and technologists brought together
for the sole purpose of making our world dramatically more accessible.

We have seen measurable progress in almost every area of human achievement, yet somehow flights today take the same amount of time they took in the 1950s.

We can do better.

Over long distances people don’t think in miles and kilometers. They think in hours. Crossing the U.S. takes about 5. Going from New York to Dubai takes about 14.

Speed isn’t about going really fast. It’s about closeness. It’s about making far away places feel like they’re right around the corner.

If we can fly twice as fast, the world becomes twice as small, turning far off lands into familiar neighbors.

Founder & CEO

We've done hard things before

Directed engineering of the SpaceX Falcon 9’s second stage
Helped launch Airbus Americas Engineering
Owned structural dynamics of a Mach 3 suborbital vehicle
Designed propulsion aerodynamics for a hypersonic military vehicle
Developed the autopilot control law for the Boeing 787
Built the world’s first and largest-scale automated advertising system
Directed engineering of the SpaceX Falcon 9’s second stage
Introduced a regional jet program and founded an executive jet division at a major airliner
Hold aviation records
Worked on spaceships that have gone into orbit

Our team

We’ve made key contributions to over 220 air and spacecraft programs.
Blake Scholl
Founder & CEO
Blake Scholl
Joe Massaquoi
Chief Financial Officer
Joe Massaquoi
Brian Durrence
SVP, Overture Development
Brian Durrence
Julie Valk
VP, Commercial Development & Operations
Julie Valk
Troy Follak
VP, Chief Engineer of Overture
Troy Follak
Greg Krauland
Chief Engineer, XB-1
Greg Krauland
Joe Salamone
Principal Acoustics Engineer
Joe Salamone
Bill Shoemaker
Chief Test Pilot
Bill Shoemaker
John Woody
VP, Talent & Culture
John Woody
Chris Eoyang
VP, Business Development & Global Projects
Chris Eoyang
Mike Jagemann
Head of XB-1 Production
Mike Jagemann
Chris "Duff" Guarente
Test Pilot
Chris "Duff" Guarente
Megan Young
VP, Marketing
Megan Young
Brad Downes
VP, Finance
Brad Downes
Tom Peters
Director of Aircraft Certification
Tom Peters
Rachel Devine
VP, Legal & Policy
Rachel Devine
Andreas Hardeman
Head of European Policy
Andreas Hardeman
Raymond Russell
Head of Sustainability and Environmental Initiatives
Raymond Russell
Michael Reid
Lead Engineer, Systems
Michael Reid
Nick Sheryka
Principal Engineer, Flight Test
Nick Sheryka
Erin Young
Lead, Mechanical Systems
Erin Young
Jeff Bozarth
Lead Engineer, Avionics
Jeff Bozarth
Michael Sizemore
Head of Design
Michael Sizemore
Mike Cosenza
Director of IT
Mike Cosenza
Benjamin Murphy
Propulsion Lead
Benjamin Murphy
David Hunter
Director of Software Engineering
David Hunter
Ryan Snell
Structures Lead Engineer
Ryan Snell
Ryan Bocook
Manufacturing Engineering Leader
Ryan Bocook
Jeff “Legs” Mabry
Chief Flight Test Engineer
Jeff “Legs” Mabry
Tom Grindle
Crew Chief
Tom Grindle

Our advisory board

Frank Cappuccio
Executive Vice President & GM,
Lockheed Skunk Works
Frank Cappuccio
Bob Dana
CFO, Virgin America
Bob Dana
Tom Hartmann
Former Director,
Lockheed Skunk Works
Tom Hartmann
Jim Hnat
EVP Corporate Affairs, Jet Blue
Jim Hnat
Dan Javorsek
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force
Dan Javorsek
Ray Johnson
Former Chief Technology Officer, Lockheed Martin
Ray Johnson
Mark Levy
Former Airbnb Employee Experience Leader
Mark Levy
Lourdes Maurice
FAA Office of Environment & Energy
Lourdes Maurice
Kathy Savitt
Founder, Perch Partners
Kathy Savitt

Our board members

Greg McAdoo
Greg McAdoo
Greg McAdoo is a General Partner at Bolt. Previously, he spent more than 12 years as a senior partner at Sequoia Capital, where he led investments in many breakout companies including Y Combinator, AirBnB, and Isilon. Prior to Sequoia, Greg was CEO of Sentient Networks (acquired by Cisco). Greg studied Computer and Electrical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology.
Jeff Holden
Jeff Holden
Jeff Holden is the co-founder of Atomic Machines, which is reinventing manufacturing. Prior to Atomic Machines, Holden was Uber’s Chief Product Officer where he founded the Advanced Technology Group that developed Uber’s self-driving technology, led the development of Uber Eats, spearheaded the Uber Elevate urban air transportation initiative and created Uber’s AI Labs. Holden was also co-founder and CEO of Pelago, whose flagship product was designed to bring Amazon-like recommendation technology to the real world and help people discover and experience the best their cities have to offer. Earlier in his career, Holden was SVP of Consumer Applications, Worldwide at Amazon and led the development of Amazon Prime. Holden attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned a BS and MS in Computer Science.

We are now building XB-1 in our hangar
at Centennial Airport in Denver, Colorado.

Timeline

Company founded
09.2014
Company founded
First employee hired
07.2015
First employee hired
Boom moves into Hangar 14, Centennial Airport
01.2016
Boom moves into Hangar 14, Centennial Airport
First wind tunnel test
11.2016
First wind tunnel test
Boom unveils design for XB-1 demonstrator
11.2016
Boom unveils design for XB-1 demonstrator
Boom Series A round brings total funding to $41M
03.2017
Boom gives first program update at the Paris Air Show
06.2017
Boom gives first program update at the Paris Air Show
Boom completes second wind tunnel test
07.2017
Boom completes second wind tunnel test
Japan Airlines invests $10M in Boom and pre-orders 20 aircraft
12.2017
Japan Airlines invests $10M in Boom and pre-orders 20 aircraft
Engine test
08.2018
Engine test
Boom moves to new hangar at Centennial Airport
09.2018
Boom moves to new hangar at Centennial Airport
Boom Supersonic closes $100M Series B investment round
12.2018
Start of fuselage fabrication
2018
Start of fuselage fabrication
Boom and Japan Airlines share an update at the Paris Air Show
06.2019
Boom and Japan Airlines share an update at the Paris Air Show
Forward fuselage arrives at Boom’s hangar
08.2019
Forward fuselage arrives at Boom’s hangar
Wing skins arrive at Boom’s hangar
08.2019
Wing skins arrive at Boom’s hangar
The cockpit and nose landing gear are bonded into the forward fuselage
12.2019
The cockpit and nose landing gear are bonded into the forward fuselage
XB-1 wing install
04.2020
XB-1 wing install
XB-1 ready for rollout
10.2020
XB-1 ready for rollout
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