Our team includes recognized experts in cognitive developmental neuroscience, psychology and neurofeedback. Awear is working with experienced development partners to bring our solution to market.
Rod Greder, PhD
FOUNDER & CEO
Rod Greder Ph.D., in addition to a 25 year career in product development and marketing, is a teacher who is passionate about helping kids excel in school. His industry experience includes new product discovery, development and deployment, technology licensing and executive management with life science businesses. He is an adjunct faculty member at a number of post-secondary schools. It is this teaching experience that led Dr. Greder to start Awear Technologies with the goal of helping students improve their cognitive skill gaps to improve classroom behaviors and accelerate academic outcomes.
Chief Operating Officer
With more than 20 years in developing educational technology products, Steve Mesmer is responsible for overseeing Awear Technologies’ operations, development and research. Starting his education career as a middle and high school teacher, Steve left the classroom captivated by the potential of technology to accelerate student learning. Since then he has served in executive and senior management positions at Questar Assessments, CTB/McGraw-Hill, Pearson and Computer Curriculum Corporation, developing highly-effective learning management systems, online state-aligned curriculum, teacher professional development and student assessments used by K-12 mainstream and special needs students in the United States and abroad.
Gary Jader, MBA
Vice President, Marketing
Gary Jader, MBA, VP-Marketing and Business Development – Experienced product tinkerer and clinician who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people. Extensive career in healthcare.Taught for the past decade, been a board member of one of top performing high schools in MN. Gary has experienced firsthand the struggles of poor attentiveness with his two sons being diagnosed with ADHD.
Art Felgate is an inventor and electronic product developer with 25 years of experience in industries including biomedical, Internet-of-Things, intelligent transportation, remote monitoring, data storage, fiber optic communications, and consumer. He has held professional roles as an engineer, product manager, and sales engineer. In addition, Art has been a founding or early member of startup companies based upon products he has developed. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of St Thomas (Minneapolis). Art is the first named inventor on three granted US patents.
Philip D. Zelazo, Ph.D.
A psychologist by training, Dr. Zelazo earned his doctorate from Yale University, advanced to a full professor of psychology, and served as Canada Research Chair in developmental neuroscience. Over time, Dr. Zelazo developed a keen interest in the intersection of early childhood development and executive function. He is a recognized expert in executive function and its importance to school readiness and academic outcomes and is highly sought after as a speaker and consultant on the topic.
John K. Nash, Ph.D.
Dr. Nash is a Licensed Psychologist, BCIA Board Certified Nerofeedback Practitioner, co-founder and past president of the International Society for Neurofeedback & Research. Dr. Nash’s dissertation involved human EEG research on attention and perception. He received National Institutes of Health-sponsored postdoctoral training in one of the first four Behavior Medicine training programs in the U.S. He has worked successfully with many children with psychological, emotional and physical problems for over 25 years, using cognitive behavior therapy and neurofeedback.
C. Shawn Green, Ph.D.
Dr. Green is a Professor of Psychology at University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a leader in learning transfer research, namely understanding how we can move learning gains from games into classroom tasks. He was involved in seminal research in the field with papers published in Nature and PNAS.