Meet Our Team

chairman, ceo & co-founder

Marcus Hays is CEO and co-founder of ORBIS. He is a visionary entrepreneur and award-winning industrial designer whose career has centered on paratransit, electric, and autonomous vehicle solutions …

chief financial officer

Brad Knop comes to ORBIS as he enters his fifth year with Propeller Industries. Knop has performed all aspects of the Chief Financial Officer function for over 50 early-stage companies in sectors ranging …

general manager, co-founder

Scott Streeter brings a wealth of expertise from 15 years as a tooling and prototyping engineer. Streeter has developed innovative tooling and manufacturing methods and created an efficient USA and …

VP, mechanical engineer

Martin Windmill

Vice President at ORBIS, Martin is a mechanical engineer with decades of experience designing new and innovative motor vehicles and solutions for countless clients, from individual car enthusiasts to large corporate clients. He is the brains behind a number of the patented technological breakthroughs found in ORBIS products.

mechanical engineer

Ethan Daniel

A mechanical engineer and automotive enthusiast with a passion for all things that move. Graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Industrial Engineering. Ethan has significant experience with SolidWorks, Creo and AutoCAD, as well as building, testing and repairing cars and their components. In addition to studies, he has been honing his engineering and leadership skills as president of Northeastern Electric Racing, designing and building their first-ever electric race car.

brand manager

Chance Claxton

Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the sustainable consumer goods industry. Skilled in Marketing and Brand Management, Product Development, Business Planning, Advertising, E-commerce. Strong entrepreneurship professional; adept at identifying global opportunities with a keen ability to straddle big picture thinking with targeted, results-oriented execution; outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills that nurture effective teams and strong vendor relations; successful multi-tasker; passionate about creating innovative brands that resonate with the consumer; over 20 years of experience in marketing and brand management.

creative director

Sue Redding

Creative leader with extensive experience at developing and refining brands and bringing products to market. Especially good at breathing new life into existing brands when they need a boost or a redesign. Expert at creating and implementing high-level creative and innovative design to create a cohesive brand look on all platforms. A strategic thinker and storyteller who is able to work in a supervisory role or hands-on as needed.

Board and Advisors

Marketing Advisor

Bill has been involved in the worlds of technology and transportation since the early 70s, managing advertising efforts for Intel, National Semiconductor and AMD in succession over a 17 year period. He was in early with Steve Jobs and worked on the development of the brand character and establishment of the Apple logo. 6 years later, he headed up advertising for … 

senior connector

From the streets of Brooklyn, the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, communal living in Key West, Fla to the biggest commune in San Francisco. He’s a street smart kid, aspired to be a Wall Street stock trader, then turned on, tuned in and dropped out. He became a part of the New York music scene and now a veteran San Francisco music entrepreneur.

ADVISOR VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE TECHNOLOGY OF LENDING CLUB

Kal Majmundar

Accomplished executive with over 20 years of IT experience delivering solutions to global Fortune 500 companies. Extensive experience in aligning business and IT strategies including developing strategic roadmaps, financial and operational plans, developing, mentoring and leading high performing teams, executive business engagement. Talent development. Vendor engagement and overall service management.

software engineer

Bill Dawson

Dawson was on the Macintosh development team at Apple, where he produced the world’s first CD-ROMs, DVDs and dozens of products including scientific journals and video games. He was technical director of Xoom.com (NASDQ:XMCM) and president of Manex Interactive (The Matrix; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). He has programmed a number of AI machines.

Legal

  • Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati Mario Rosati and Mark Reinstra (Business Affairs). WSGR is the premier Silicon Valley legal firm. Based in Palo Alto, CA, WSGR principals are also investors in Orbis.
  • Maschoff Brennan (Intellectual Property)
  • R. Burns Israelsen (Lead Counsel)