ANYONE CAN INVENT SOMETHING
THE REAL CHALLENGE IS TO INVENT SOMETHING SIMPLE.
WHY REINVENT THE WHEEL?
For 5,000 years the wheel has been the go-to design for most types of transportation. In fact, no one considered there could be a better design. The circular wheel was always considered the final design with no room for improvement.
Enter shark WHEEL INVENTOR, DAVID PATRICK,
— WHO REFUSED TO ACCEPT THE STATUS QUO.
Not only did David create a shape that was drastically different, but he discovered the shape possessed inherent advantages compared to a traditional wheel. His search to improve the wheel was an uphill battle against industries that were not used to change. He needed to prove his idea was not only different, but revolutionary.
Shark Wheel, now based in Orange County, California, is the fulfillment of all the hard work done by the entire Shark Wheel team. Shark Wheel now creates a full line of WORLD CLASS products for the action sports, materials handling and other industries based on David’s discovery.
Chief Technology Officer
Inventor of the Shark Wheel and the 4 Sphere turbine, David is on his third startup company. David previously was the founder of Proventedge Technologies, a California software company focused on the mortgage banking industry. Prior to creating his software company David was the founder of California Capital, a mortgage banking firm. David currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Shark Wheel. He is a one-of-a-kind inventor and discovered a fundamental shape inherent in Nature’s motions. David believes in the phrase 'innovate, never imitate' and he is constantly in development on various wheel applications and improving the existing design for new generations of release. Shark Wheel is David’s third startup company. His first company, Pacific Western Financial did loans in the state of California. Eventually Pacific Western became California Capital, funding tens of millions of dollars in mortgage backed loans all across the United States. During this time, David's internal systems led his company to be successful and he was a leader in his industry, revolutionizing many key processes using technology instead of manual systems. Once the company was sold in 1997 David took the technology he developed and founded the Provantedge Software company. The software was designed for the entire mortgage banking industry and was a true end to end solution. Provantedge processed all types of loans from FHA, VA, Conventional and all others for all 50 states. The software that he designed along with his partner was light years ahead of his competitors and was the first of its kind to introduce many new technologies. He sold his advanced software to companies including Boeing Employees Credit Union, Ford Employees Credit union and many other financial institutions. Provantedge was also the first company to successfully submit loans to Freddie Mac when the industry was in its infancy. David was instrumental in inventing an all in one system that revolutionized the industry by being the first to use XML standards. His software is still in use today. David was the founder at Provantedge along with his partner David Hall and worked on this project and company from 1997-2003. David also served as inventor and CTO at 4sphere, a novel wind and water turbine company that was picked up by the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator as its resident portfolio company for turbines in 2012. David attended Orange Coast College with an engineering focus but left to pursue a career as an entrepreneur.
Chief Operating Officer
Third startup company as Chief Operating Officer. Pro tennis player for 10 years. Handles day-to-day operations for Shark Wheel. Zack brings tremendous strength to the Shark Wheel management team. Ranked #11 in the United States on the ATP Professional Tennis Tour, he proved that he is no stranger to hard work, sacrifice, and success. Having been a professional athlete for over ten years (2000-2011 with 4 injury-riddled seasons) instilled in Zack a tremendous work ethic and attention to detail. While on the ATP Tour, Zack started his own company, Z Management, which turned into one of the most successful tennis instruction businesses in Southern California. Z Management has created junior champions, adult champions and has secured many scholarships to various universities. Zack began by getting Shark Wheel into the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator as one of its resident portfolio companies. It was there that Zack chose to launch a Kickstarter campaign (2013) to bring the Shark Wheel idea to the masses. Zack also served as Chief Operating Offices at 4sphere, a novel wind and water turbine company that was picked up by the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator as its resident portfolio company for turbines in 2012. Attended UCLA with business and economics major.
Expert mold maker, head of engineering. Pedro Valdez is Shark Wheel’s secret weapon. He is the most sought after Hollywood mold-maker, as he is called into nearly every major film to produce intricate superhero costumes, monster faces, and intricate molds. He is a two-time Emmy award winning makeup effects artist and his credits include Ironman, Batman, Independence Day, Star Trek, Stargate, Pirates of the Caribbean, Spiderman, Grey's Anatomy, Nip/Tuck and dozens of other films and tv shows. Currently, Pedro builds all of Shark Wheel molds and is the head of the prototyping division. He was the lead engineer on reinventing the mold for Shark Wheel to go into mass production. Shark Wheel subsequently filed a patent for the molding process he was integral in developing. Pedro is an extremely talented artist and engineer and helps collaborate on future generations of Shark Wheel products.