Management at the Speed of Light.

The LightSpeed leadership is an all-star mix of industry and academia, bringing a diverse and powerful set of skills and many decades of deep experience to this uniquely positioned venture.

Three Great Teams, Now Under One Roof.


21 years of experience in government software development contracting.


12 years of experience with a large patent portfolio and innovative fiber optic solutions.


LightSpeed Technologies, LLC

The Team That Gave Life to LightSpeed:

Jon Larson

Managing partner of Investment Recovery Partners LLC. Placed investment capital for himself and 32 Partners into 30 seed and early stage companies where he maintains ongoing advisor/mentor relationships through liquidity/failure of each investment.

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Dick Ahlborn

CAPT Dick Ahlborn graduated from Yale University via the NROTC Program with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering. He subsequently earned a Master of Science degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.

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Rob Jenks

Rob has a powerful combination of extensive education and real-world experience in high level management positions with comprehensive skills in all aspects of software and hardware acquisition for major IT systems

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Gabe Vlad

Over 20 years of hands-on experience in all phases of embedded systems, software and firmware R&D for the aerospace, automotive and telecom industries, including system and sub-system architecture, detailed design, development, testing/verification/ certification, design for manufacturing.

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