VISION + TECHNOLOGY
Charu Thomas, the Founder and CEO of Ox, is a visionary leader in the field of human-centered automation technology. With a strong passion for revolutionizing retail and supply chain operations, Charu has propelled Ox to new heights since its inception in January 2019. Under Charu's leadership, Ox has secured over $16 million in venture funding from renowned investors such as MaC Venture Capital, BBG Ventures, and Revolution's Rise of the Rest.
Before founding Ox, Charu's outstanding contributions as a wearable computing researcher at Georgia Tech's top-ranked industrial engineering program garnered international acclaim. Her innovative work in this field earned her prestigious awards and recognition, including being named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 Manufacturing and Industry list in 2020.
Beyond her professional achievements, Charu is an avid explorer of meditation, mathematics, and metaphysics. Her multifaceted interests reflect her holistic approach to life and business, driving her to continuously seek new ways to drive innovation and positive change.
Tanner Green is a passionate creator, designer, and learner, currently serving as the Chief Product Officer at Ox. With a focus on human-centered automation, Tanner leads a groundbreaking approach to supply chain automation that directly benefits workers. Through intuitive design, software intelligence, and wearable hardware, he envisions reimagining the cultural experience of frontline work.
Tanner's journey began with a fascination for design's ability to shape culture, inspired by visionaries like Steve Jobs, Shepard Fairey, and Virgil Abloh. His early ventures in design for Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial pursuits cultivated a drive to create impactful solutions. Joining Ox as the first employee in 2019, he found his calling in supply chain and wearable technology.
OPERATIONS & GROWTH
Brent Sperry, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Ox, brings a wealth of experience in technology operations and leadership. With a distinguished career spanning over two decades in the United States Navy, he has honed his skills in strategic planning, operational excellence, and team management. Before joining Ox, Brent served as the Senior Director of Technology Operations at Walmart, where he played a pivotal role in optimizing operational processes and driving innovation through technology. His expertise in IoT and AI services was further demonstrated during his tenure as the Vice President of IoT and AI Services at NCR.
As the COO of Ox, Brent leverages his expertise to lead the operations team, ensuring seamless execution of the company's vision and mission. With a focus on efficiency, scalability, and continuous improvement, he plays a crucial role in driving Ox's success in delivering cutting-edge human centered automation solutions.