Co-Founder, President / Chief Designer, Jump Aero
Prior to founding Jump Aero, Carl led the flying car company Terrafugia from founding through acquisition by the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. He served Terrafugia as CEO, CTO, and as a board director for 13 years. He is the current Chairman of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association committee on Simplified Vehicle Operations. He is the inventor or co-inventor on multiple issued patents and patents pending, and he has won numerous awards through his career including Aviation Week and Space Technology’s 40 under 40 award and the Lemelson-MIT student prize. Carl received his bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT.
Co-Founder, Head of Business Development, Jump Aero
Katerina has extensive experience in aviation, structured asset-backed finance, and corporate strategy. Most recently, she was the Managing Director at Shearwater Aero Capital, LLP, a private specialty finance company. Prior to Shearwater, Ms. Barilov was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs' Industrials Group in New York, focused on assisting top tier aviation, aerospace and defense clients.
Prior to Goldman Sachs, Ms. Barilov ran the Structured Finance division for Europe Middle East and Africa at Hawker Beechcraft, a leading aerospace manufacturer based out of Wichita, Kansas. In her role, Ms. Barilov sourced transactions, developed and maintained a network of 200+ financiers, and structured and arranged complex transactions, liaising between lawyers, insurers, bankers and clients, overseeing due diligence, documentation, and credit processes. She holds an MBA and Bachelors degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. She is an avid pilot with a passion for aerobatic competition with experience in a Pitts S2C. She spends her free time focused on adventure flying in her modified Piper Colt, exploring the desert on 4x4 trails, mountain biking and trail running.