The Rhoman Team has hands-on experience building and deploying dynamic control systems, autonomous air and underwater vehicles, and complex aerospace technologies, with development experience advancing aerospace technologies across private-public partnerships, commercializing DoD & Gov funded technology, and scaling commercial software products.
Thomas Youmans, CEO
Thomas Youmans worked at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a Systems Engineer & Data Scientist, in government consulting with the Department of Energy, and in Investor Due-Diligence market research in the private sector before founding Rhoman. Double BA, Physics & Econ, Lewis & Clark College; MS Mathematics & Statistics, Georgetown University
James Croughan, VP Controls & Engineering
James Croughan is an Aerospace Engineer with significant experience integrating sensors, aerospace-controls systems, and hardware-enabled software solutions for UAV & UUV in austere environments. BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley; MS & PhD, Aeronautical/Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California
VP Controls & Engineering
Pedram Safi, Director Cloud & Software
Pedram Safi has experience in mechanical engineering, aerospace and cloud-technology startups and spent time building and deploying clout IoT networks for live sensor integration and analysis; beyond startup experience, Pedram developed no-fail hardware and technology for Honda R&D Americas. MS Mechanical Engineering & Robotics, CalState University, Long Beach; MS Computer Science, University of Southern California
Director of Cloud & Software
Thomas Callen, Business Development & Advisor
Thomas Callen has experience in product development, operations, logistics - and delivering innovative software products to market for Fortune 500 companies based on time spent in management consulting, investment banking, and in the aviation industry. BA, Econ, DePauw University; MBA, University of Notre Dame
Efaz Muhaimen, Simulation & Robotics
Efaz Muhaimen has experience deploying complex robotic systems with multiple compute-elements and actuators, programming open source, Microsoft, and Linux flight vehicle simulation environments, and teaching/TAing courses to the next generation of CS and robotics talent at USC. BA, Computer Science & Robotics, University of Southern California
Simulation & Robotics
COL James Henderson, DoD Advisor
COL James Henderson served in key billets from Platoon Leader to Brigade Commander in missions throughout the World. With time spent with ASA/ALT and working with the CTO in the 75th Innovation Command, COL Henderson is a DoD Innovation advisor to Rhoman.