Co-Founder Chairman & CEO
Scot Cohen is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of WRAP Technologies (NASDAQ: WRAP). Scot Co-Founded WRAP Technologies in 2016, after developing a passion for helping law enforcement and the communities they serve due to years of admiring his brother's work in public safety.
Scot has served in various capacities for WRAP since the Company's inception and played an integral role in leading all rounds of WRAP’s financing, totaling $90M. As the longest standing board member, Scot has led on M&A, capital markets, recruitment both inside and outside the boardroom, government affairs, and is a key driver of the Company’s push into wellness. He has over three decades of experience spanning multiple industries including institutional asset management, wealth management, and capital markets.
An entrepreneur at heart, Scot has worked with many fellow entrepreneurs and companies at all stages and sizes, both public and private, from initial idea to multi-billion-dollar public market capitalization, and has structured hundreds of tailor-made deals to help companies grow through various scenarios. Scot founded and served as Principal of the Iroquois Capital Opportunity Fund, a closed-end private equity fund which focused on investments in North American oil and gas. He also co-founded Iroquois Capital, a New York based hedge fund which managed approximately $300M of assets across its family of funds.
Prior to Iroquois Capital, Scot founded a merchant bank, which actively participated in structured investments in public companies. Scot is currently active on a number of company boards including Horizon Global and Charlie’s Holdings Inc. and is involved with various charitable ventures, including running his own charitable foundation that focuses on delivering mental health & wellness support, coaching and education to law enforcement and government officials.
Scot lives in Miami with his wife and two children.
Chief Operating Officer
Jared Novick joined Wrap Technologies as COO in January 2024.
From June 2023 to December 2023, Jared served as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategy and Special Projects at Sidus Space, Inc (NASDAQ:SIDU), where he oversaw diverse areas such as manufacturing, sales, product development, supply chain management, marketing, and human resources. Since 2018, he has also served on the Board of Advisors at BlueVoyant, where he also served as Head of Strategy from 2017 until 2018.
Before his tenure in public companies, Jared experienced success with two early-stage technology ventures, each culminating in notable exits. He co-founded and served as CEO of BitVoyant, a cybersecurity threat monitoring product and service provider for commercial enterprises, later acquired by cybersecurity unicorn BlueVoyant. Additionally, he founded and led CurvedSkies, serving as CEO of a professional services firm catering to classified U.S. Federal Government customers in the aerospace and defense sectors.
Jared's professional journey includes significant roles as a U.S. Intelligence Community Civil Servant and a contractor for Special Projects to the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He collaborated extensively with the U.S. Intelligence Community, the Department of Defense, and international partners to then deploy and operationally support critical National Security challenges across South America, Central-Asia and Africa.
In the early stages of his career, Jared trained as a NASA Aircrew Member, operating High-Altitude Technologies above 60,000 feet and necessitating NASA pressure suit operations. He has logged over 2,000 hours of flight time in various fixed-wing aircraft. During Operation Enduring Freedom, he accumulated over 400 combat flight hours while supporting special military units of the Special Operations community.
Jared actively contributes to board activities, including a gubernatorial appointment by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to the Department of Business & Professional Regulation.
Jared holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Chief Strategy Officer
JD Methfessel joined Wrap Technologies in October 2023, and presently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer. With a diverse professional background spanning over 13 years, JD has held roles as an executive, entrepreneur, investor, and founder across various industries.
JD embarked on his career in capital markets at Nomura and Instinet, dedicating 7 years in trading across a spectrum of products including global equities, merger-arbitrage, and derivatives. In 2012, he began investing in early-stage companies, focusing on food & beverage, wellness, and consumer products. His enthusiasm for collaborating with founders at the intersection of entrepreneurship, investing, brand-building, and structured transactions led him to establish a family office that has participated in over 30 deals across 10 companies, raising over $15 million in capital through diverse debt and equity structures.
Among JD's notable seed-stage investments are Bluestone Lane, Barcode, Protiva, Caliwater, Cleanboss, and Chido. He has also participated in follow-on investments and served as an advisor or board member for several companies with a combined valuation exceeding $500 million based on their recent financing rounds. Additionally, in 2021, JD played a key role in securing a significant portion of the risk capital for Sizzle SPAC, a hospitality SPAC that remains active in the public markets.
In 2019, JD founded Daily Goods, which achieved a $3 million run rate within 15 months of launch and expanded operations from NYC to Florida. Due to Covid-related challenges, the venture was eventually wound down.
JD holds a degree from Vanderbilt University, and currently resides in Miami with his wife. In his leisure time, he enjoys running and spearfishing.
Kevin assumed the role of President at Wrap Technologies in April 2022, later becoming CEO in April 2023. Subsequently, he resumed his position as President in January 2024. He is a proven business strategist and experienced corporate leader.
Prior to joining Wrap Technologies, he served as President and CEO of Intrensic, a premier digital evidence and video management software solutions company. During his tenure, he led the development of new technology and set the direction of the company, and was instrumental in marketing its solutions to corporate and public safety entities.
Kevin also served at the CEO of SaferMobility, a video NG911 solutions provider for public and private enterprise safety.
Prior to his venture into building SaaS safety solutions, Kevin was a commercial banker and bank director. He brings deep knowledge of relevant customer markets to Wrap.
SVP – Head of Sales
Michael Buhle joined Wrap Technologies as SVP – Head of Sales in January 2024. Michael has over 25 years of experience in business development in both the Clinical and Life Science Healthcare domains. With a recent focus on healthcare technologies and workforce wellness programs, Michael’s experience spans C-suite business development and customer success having led and managed cross-functional sales and marketing teams in North America and Globally.
In addition to managing sales teams at Biovision Diagnostics, Congenica, and Danaher Corporation, Michael has led product launches that have focused on Preventive Medicine, Genomic Testing, Acute Care Diagnostics, Anatomic Pathology, Oncology, Molecular Biology, and Image Analysis and Data Mining Software.
Along the way, Michael co-founded and led the launch of two companies with new innovative technologies that are enabling improved patient care for millions of people.
When not working, Michael and his wife enjoy watching their three young children at various sporting events and hitting their favorite Chicago pizza joints.
VP - International Sales
Jags is a commercially astute sales and business leader. Serving the organization as Senior Vice President, he is responsible for the strategic direction and sales performance for the international markets and to drive expansion and adoption of the Wrap suite of products across global markets outside of the United States of America.
As a seasoned sales professional with over 15 years of sales experience, Jags is known within the industry for directing all facets of the sales cycle across an extensive number of international markets and with a very credible history of developing sustainable, profitable business relationships in what are very competitive markets. Jags has been part of and has a track record of developing high performance teams across both direct and channel models through a sound understanding of individual and cultural differences, that he has experienced during his previous tenures.
Before joining Wrap, Jags forged deep and meaningful business relationships during his tenure as Director of International Sales at Motorola Solutions and WatchGuard Video, where he equipped law enforcement and military agencies across the world with mobile video solutions, such as In-Car Video and Body Worn Camera technologies. Prior to this, Jags led all CEW (Conducted Electrical Weapons) sales at Taser International (now Axon) as the UK Country Manager and was part of the leadership team to introduce the X2 device to the UK government.
His sound understanding and long-term business partnerships with key decision makers, notwithstanding his flexible approach and ability to adapt to various cultures has allowed Jags to develop a forward thinking and outcome driven approach to sales, which has further allowed him to implement realistic, clear, and effective sales plans for better business predictability.
VP - Research and Development
Milan Cerovic joined Wrap Technologies in 2020 as a VP of Research and Development, with over 25 years of experience in product design and development, manufacturing, and management. At Wrap, Milan oversees hardware, firmware, and product ecosystem engineering and coordinates product and process development with the Manufacturing, Operations and Supply Chain Teams.
Before joining Wrap, Milan spent over 20 years at Axon Enterprise, where he was a part of the R&D and Advanced Research teams. During his tenure at Axon, Milan led and supported Taser CEW and Axon Camera product releases.
Milan holds over 30 Law Enforcement, Consumer and Military/ Defense product patents.
VP - Human Resources
Marcy Rigoni joined Wrap Technologies in 2021 and is responsible for leading Wrap’s Human Resources initiatives. She has over 20 years of Human Resources experience, including benefits negotiations and administration, employee relations and development, recruiting and onboarding, and compliance.
Before joining Wrap, Marcy spent 15 years at Axon (formerly Taser International), where she built and led the human resources division.
Marcy holds a Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree from the University of Arizona.
VP – International Customer Relations
Rebekah Newman joined Wrap Technologies as VP of International Customer Relations in September 2021. Previously she was a Law Enforcement Officer to the rank of Chief Inspector in the United Kingdom. She was a Critical Incident Manager for over six years dealing with fast time serious incidents and was a Tactical Firearms and Pursuit Commander.
Rebekah’s most recent role was as an Advisor for the UK Government Home Office and Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, liaising with and assisting UK National Police Chief Council members in the selection and implementation of novel technologies to address their capability gaps in Armed, Less Lethal, Personal Protective Equipment and Road Policing areas. She received a Commendation for her work. Her international roles included serving as Secretary General to the European Working Group for Non-Lethal Weapons.
VP - Manufacturing
Jeff Abbott has served as Director of Manufacturing for Wrap Technologies since April 2019 and was assigned to VP of Manufacturing in April 2023. Jeff is an accomplished professional with extensive experience directing manufacturing operations in engineered materials and products. His track record demonstrates results-oriented leadership focused on execution of business plans, while driving continuous improvement and process excellence.
Prior to joining Wrap, Jeff led operations at ATS Armor producing ballistic protection products for law enforcement customers. During his 13-year tenure with BAE Systems, Jeff led implementation of Lean conversions to significantly improve utilization of resources and heighten manufacturing process control. He successfully directed manufacturing operations during a period of rapid growth, capacity expansion and plant/product transitions to meet urgent and compelling surges in demand for armor products.
Prior to his time at BAE Systems, Jeff compiled 20+ years of manufacturing experience directing operations within advanced ceramics and composites businesses.
Jeff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management and Economics from the State University of New York. He earned his Six Sigma Green Belt certification in 2007.
VP – Training
Rodney retired as a Police Commander from the Lexington, Kentucky Police Department with 22 years of service. Rodney graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Police Administration and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He is also a graduate of the National Criminal Justice Command College in Richmond, Virginia where he was named to the University of Virginia Dean’s list for organizational leadership and development.
During his tenure with the Lexington Police Department, Rodney served as the lead defensive tactics, less-lethal and crowd control instructor for the department for 15 years while moving through the ranks in the Training Academy as the Assistant Commander. After his promotion to the Chief’s Staff, Rodney continued to serve as the department’s expert in use of force practices and worked with the department’s legal team on many occasions reviewing and providing his opinion on matters relating to use of force.
Rodney served as a Tactical Operator, Team Leader, and Assistant Commander in the Divisions Emergency Response Unit(SWAT) for 15 years. Rodney founded and served as the President of the Kentucky Tactical Officers Association in 2007 which brought together 50 SWAT teams around the state providing quality training and resources. He was presented with the Governor’s Excellence Award for his work with the KTOA. He continues to serve on the KTOA Board of Directors and remains an integral part in their continued development and success with over 600 members to date.
Rodney continued to build on his 22 years of solid law enforcement, management, and leadership experience serving as a Law Enforcement Consultant with the Kentucky League of Cities, providing best practice models for law enforcement agencies across Kentucky for the past 8 years.
Rodney began his time with BolaWrap in December of 2019 serving as a contract Master Instructor and Demo Presenter, training and presenting both domestically and internationally. Rodney was promoted to Senior Master Instructor September of 2020 and appointed to the Training Academy Advisor Board June 2021, where he assisted with the development of the training curriculum. Rodney was offered a full-time role with WRAP in August of 2022 and became the Senior Master Trainer, overseeing the operations of the Master Instructor Program. Rodney was promoted to Vice President of Training July of 2023.
Rodney served as an adjunct instructor for American Public University and ITT Technical Institute for seven years instructing students in various topics relating to Homeland Security and the Criminal Justice System. Rodney serves as a nationally certified expert witness in Police Operations and Use of Force.
Rodney is married with four children and resides in Simpsonville, KY.
VP - Customer Success
José is the Vice President of Customer Success at Wrap Technologies. Joining the company in 2019, he is an accomplished professional with over two decades of experience in the Law Enforcement industry. One of José 's notable strengths lies in customer relations and sales growth, where he excels in nurturing relationships, boosting sales, and ensuring optimal customer retention.
Fluent in two languages, José 's proficiency has facilitated the company's expansion into international markets, reinforcing Wrap Technologies' global presence and contributing significantly to the organization's growth and success.
José is well-versed in navigating fast paced and fluid environments, having worked in four startup companies prior to his tenure at Wrap Technologies. His experience includes leadership in organizational and team development, as well as strategizing in high-volume environments.
José holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Operations Management from the University of Arizona. He was honored with the Minority Achievement Award by the Arizona Hospitality Association, showcasing his dedication and contributions to his community.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, José is an enthusiastic volunteer, dedicating his time to teaching tennis to at-risk children. His passion for tennis is underscored by his previous ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) World Ranking and his status as a scholarship and multiple letterwinner recipient during his time on the University of Arizona Men’s Tennis Team.
Through his multifaceted experiences and dedication, José brings a valuable perspective to Wrap Technologies' mission.