Gerhard is creative.

Whether it’s a sketch, a prototype, a product, or a company, Gerhard gets a kick out of creating something from nothing. Gerhard’s ambiguous tribal identity (Austrian by birth, Bohemian in ancestry, Canadian in upbringing, and American by induction) and his many abandoned hobbies (airplane pilot, ski instructor, bicycle racer, performing classical guitarist) belie his unwavering dedication to engineering. Armed with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, a Master of Arts in International Relations, and rich professional experiences at Cannondale, Tune, and IDEO, Gerhard now happily toils as Cooper Perkins’ CEO.