From the early days of tinkering and research, to today’s growing partnerships with global corporations, the team at HerdX has always been passionate about using technology, innovation, and legacy to bring greater trust and transparency to the world.

Our Values


We honor the time-tested heritage of the past while establishing foundations for a strong future.


We strongly believe research, ingenuity and creative solutionsare key to our company’s culture and continued success.


We maintain integrity at everylevel of operation.


We nurture unity & teamwork within our company and withour valued partners.



Ron Hicks

Founder & CEO

A seasoned inventor and successful entrepreneur in the surgical industry, Ron began pioneering in the ag-tech space in 2010 to form what is now HerdX. Ron is passionate about leveraging innovation for good.

Mark Bode

Chief Financial Officer

With an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, Mark holds extensive experience in technology, operations and finance, including venture-backed startups and investment banking partner positions in New York and San Francisco.

Bruce Gregory

Head of Capital Markets

A graduate on Princeton University, Bruce has a 30 year career in finance in New York, San Francisco and Dubai as an investor in and banker to startups and multinational corporations.

Katie Kanelopoulos

Chief of Staff

From work in non-profit to scaling a startup, Katie is an expert in developing team culture and global strategy initiatives. Her passion is to see collaboration and alignment that changes the world for the better.

John McAllister

Chief Administration Officer

An alumni of Texas Tech University, John has extensive experience in administration, finance, market research & analysis. John has been on the HerdX team for 8 years.

Nat Park

Chief Revenue Officer

Lauren Jones

Chief Business Development Officer

Andrew Silva

Vice President of Engineering

Aleesha Hotea

Brand & Marketing Director

David Schroeder

Research & Development Engineer

Candace Adams

Project Specialist

Lexus Weinheimer

Animal Science

Courtney McCorstin

Sustainability Manager

Chloe Kanelopoulos

Communications, Program & Event Manager

Gabriella Silva

Executive Assistant