Our story began with a simple parental desire to protect little fingers from slamming doors. Over the next few years, Tim, a multi-faceted chemical industry sales leader by day, entrepreneur, and tinkerer by night, invented a revolutionary new approach that would put an end to the hazards and noises of slamming doors. Making a positive out of the pandemic, Tim and Terry discussed a way to bring this technology to the world in a useful way. What started as an off-hours passion project became Moshun, the company.
With the rest of the team joining in, Moshun morphed into an IP house focused on taking this innovative, ground-breaking tech and bringing it to life in the form of superior product solutions.
Moshun’s team of experts feature a broad range of capabilities from design, to engineering, prototyping, testing, and manufacturing. Together, we know what it takes to make dreams into commercial success.
We believe that with the right group of people anything is possible. Moshun has brought together a super-group of individuals who not only have world-class experience and expertise, but also infuse passion into what they do and how they live. We know that with those two ingredients on hand, possibilities abound.
If you are in the business of movement control, we’d love to hear from you and brainstorm custom solutions to your unique business challenges. Contact us today to get the conversation started.
Listen to our founders, Tim and Terry share their vision and Moshun’s mission to help ground-breaking technologies find commercial success.
Our team is bound together with a shared passion, curiosity, and creativity we practice every day to foster a culture of possibility. Meet our team.
Terry, a Founding Partner and the Chairman of Moshun, is a serial entrepreneur who knows how to form, develop, and scale business ventures from the ground up. In forming Moshun with Tim, Terry was inspired by the opportunity to bring the best of all the lessons he learned in all of the previous businesses and create something truly extraordinary.
Terry likes to dream big, and is the rare individual who knows how to make them reality. More than anything else, Terry believes that a strong foundation is the number one ingredient in building a long-lasting organization. He values the importance of setting clearly defined goals with short, medium and long term horizons, not just in business, but his personal life as well.
Terry believes that cultivating a positive work environment is crucial for creating motivated teams. From creating a brand new modern, collaborative work space for the Moshun team to leading woodworking team-building outings, Terry lives and leads authentically. An eternal optimist, Terry looks for the positive in every situation, and practices a daily attitude of gratitude.
Terry graduated from the University of Illinois – Chicago with a B.A. in Business Administration. He sits on the Board of Directors for Cornerstone National Bank & Trust, and the Iron Gate Motor Condos Association. He is a renowned car enthusiast and collector of rare and exotic automobiles, a loving husband and dad.
Tim embarked on a journey in 2012 to solve an everyday problem. He is the inventive type, with a tenacity to complete the mission. Joining forces with Terry in the early days of Covid, they began the structural foundation of what is now Moshun.
Tim’s varied background was a significant catalyst in the formation of the company. A career in the chemical industry combined with the fine details of building custom homes and the diligence needed to bring patented innovations to life in the cycling space sharpened the tools that have been there since childhood.
A lifetime athlete, Tim has been a competitive cyclist since 1989. He enjoys the thrill of the sport combined with the structure required for success, as well as the camaraderie of the many athletes he has met over the years. Family means the world to Tim, and his wife and two daughters have been a critical part of his life journey.
Tim believes inspiration can be found everywhere. He has an appreciation for the talent of high-level athletes, as well as those that decide to get out there and try something out of their comfort zone. He is a proud executive board member of GiGi’s Playhouse (www.gigisplayhouse.org), a charity focused on educational and therapeutic care for Down Syndrome.
More than anything, Tim’s goal is to build a great team and bring helpful innovation to life, while keeping a focus on the people, family and friends – the mission behind the mission.
Steve joined Moshun following an illustrious career as a Fortune 500 executive and strategic consultant helping companies build and execute comprehensive plans to solve their most difficult problems. With his grounding belief in the importance of continuous learning to build a stronger team and grow as a business, he is an exceptional leader who can oversee organization strategy, day-to-day operations and manage organizational change.
An accomplished and sought-after speaker at trade and professional organizations, Steve is the president of the Northern Illinois University Computer Science Alumni and is the Chairperson of the Executive Council of the Project Management Institute Chicagoland Chapter.
In his free time Steve enjoys reading, going for walks, snowmobiling and woodworking with his friends. Steve holds a Masters in Project Management from Keller Graduate School of Management, and B.S. in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University.
Rick, currently the CEO of Sikich Corporate Finance, comes to Moshun with over 30 years experience assisting clients and companies build and realize wealth creation. He has extensive expertise in providing corporate strategy, M&A execution, capital raising, as well as restructuring and out-licensing solutions. Rick has served many domestic and global clients including Fortune 500 companies, privately held multi-generational businesses, and VC funded growth companies.
Rick is a proud father to four sons. Passionate about sports, specifically the positive role athletics can play in young people’s lives, he enjoys golf and skiing. In addition to being a patron of the arts, Rick’s most cherished hobby is walking his sheepadoodle, Nala, around the neighborhood and trying to stop her from licking everyone she meets.
Rick has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Texas. He is registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as a Series 7 General Securities Representative, a Series 79 Investment Banking Representative, and a Series 99 Operations Professional.
Kurt is a Managing Director at Sikich Corporate Finance where he leads the technology M&A vertical as well as all corporate development initiatives for Sikich as a whole. He brings 20 years of transactional experience advising on sales and acquisitions as well as investing in and creating businesses around innovative technologies. He has conducted transactions covering all stages of a company’s life, from acquiring seed investments through the facilitation of liquidity events. He has also negotiated many deals including asset buyouts, recapitalizations, spinouts, strategic partnerships, licensing agreements, and various debt structures.
With an MBA from Northwestern and Mechanical Engineering degrees from Purdue University, Kurt brings a multitude of talents to Moshun, as an engineer, author, inventor, and entrepreneur.
Kurt is registered with the Finacial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as a Series 24 General Securities Principal, a Series 7 General Securities Representative, a Series 79 Investment Banking Representative, and a Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent.
Wil Gonzalez brings decades of international business development expertise to Moshun. His responsibility is to expand Moshun’s international reach by creating international partnerships utilizing his vast network and international business know-how.
During his 25-year industry career Wil has held key positions at established financial institutions and ISOs. From 1998 to 2012, Wil held key positions at First National Processing Merchant Services, later acquired by iPayments Solutions.
Wil is also an entrepreneur having successfully built and managed several businesses in various sectors. He served as Vice President and Partner at the now 15-year-old Electronic Payment Concepts LLC, (EPC) a merchant processing company. Through EPC, Wil branched out internationally and started several Payment Service Provider divisions in five different countries which he ultimately sold in 2017 to a Chinese payments company.
Wil has served as a Member of the Round Table Committee for Santander Bank and the Electronic Transaction Association. He is currently the President of his HOA. Passionate about muscle cars, playing golf and spending time with his family, Wil is a proud father of six and grandfather of seven.
Evan is a Director at Sikich Corporate Finance where he leads the intellectual property transactions, divestitures, and M&A advisory on IP-centric engagements. Previously Evan was with ICAP Ocean Tomo, leading IP private monetization transactions primarily in wireless, mobility and ICT technologies. Passionate about innovation in general, Evan is also an avid early adopter of all thing technology in his personal life.
In addition to having an MBA and a Series 79 investment banking license, Evan is also a registered patent attorney who can navigate the nuances and intricacies of innovation, business and law.
An avid long-distance runner, Evan has completed 13 marathons and more than 30 half marathons. Exemplifying his ability to be in it for the long haul, Evan has served on the Board of the National Park Trust for over 10 years, and continues to support them as Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance Committee.
Susan is a Managing Director at Sikich Corporate Finance where she leads the life sciences vertical and buy side practice. She has over 15 years experience in strategy, general management, and consulting roles advising public and private companies in high technology, software, and healthcare industries. Susan’s in-depth experience includes strategic advisory for privately held companies and Venture Funds.
For Susan, work is most rewarding when she’s collaborating with partners and leaders to add value and deliver successful outcomes for organizations. Outside of the office, Susan serves on the Leader Council of Mercy Home for Boys and Girls in Chicago. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and exploring ways to live more sustainably, finding inspiration in Jackie Robinson’s quote, “Life is not a spectator sport.”
Susan holds an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an undergraduate business degree from University of Michigan. She’s registered with FINRA as a Series 7 General Securities Representative and a Series 79 Investment Banking Representative.
With over 40 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, Rick joined the Moshun team as a trusted design engineering leader. Having served as an executive Vice President for over 30 years at several mid-west manufacturing facilities, Rick has been a critical contributor to the building of a multitude of successful businesses.
Rick’s belief in continuous improvement is reflected in his motto: “Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better.” He has a unique ability to look at existing products and create even better versions. But Rick does not stop there. He has an unshakeable entrepreneurial spirit of “When it does not exist, design it” and has been instrumental in conceptualizing, designing, creating, and testing countless product designs for Moshun.
With Rick’s talent and leadership to change something known into one that hasn’t been imagined before, Moshun can tackle any design and engineering challenge.
An engineer by training, David is a rare leader who can masterfully bring together technical and business expertise. Currently the VP of Technology for a rapidly growing manufacturer, David lends Moshun strategic innovation guidance. With a prior 20-year long tenure at Chamberlain Group in various functions ranging from award-winning new product development, to engineering, project management, continuous improvement, and his international business experience as an expat in Germany, David brings Moshun a wealth of knowledge.
David holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign and a Masters Certificate from the University of Wisconsin Business School in Project Management. He also earned a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute and has a Black Belt in Lean/Six Sigma.
An avid cyclist, David can often be found racing and leaving his competition in the dust.
Gary, a registered U.S. Patent Agent, is founder and CEO of the Caerus Institute, an intellectual property based private equity endeavor with a proven track record of creating IP value, and a prolific inventor with over 427 issued U.S. patents!
Prior to the Caerus Institute, Gary served in various management and research and development roles at Motorola, including as Chief Technical Officer and was the first Motorola Senior Fellow to be named. Gary has served on many industry, university, advisory, and non-profit boards, provided expert testimony in front of the U.S. Congress on public safety matters, and provided his expertise to patent litigation cases.
Gary enjoys leveraging broad business insights and technical acumen to zero in on unmet customer needs with differentiated solutions. He holds an MBA from Northwestern University, a MS in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.
In his spare time Gary enjoys participating in high performance driving track events in his Dodge Viper. His passion is his foundation and vegetable farm in Hawaii providing fresh produce to restaurants, and helping alleviate food insecurity by donating 50 tons of food every year.
Jason is a computer scientist and inventor with over 900 patents in areas including distributed systems, algorithms, data security, data storage, and protocols – which places him amongst the top 50 inventors in history. He brings to Moshun over 15 years of experience in data storage engineering, software development, and cryptography through career stints at CleverSafe and IBM. At the latter, Jason was awarded the coveted Master Inventor designation.
A sought-after speaker, Jason has presented at the Storage Developer Conference, ACM, Usenix, and NIST on data storage and security topics, and published many ground-breaking articles on tech topics.
A deep thinker and writer, Jason is a prolific blogger on AlwaysAsking.com. He finds inspiration in philosophy and art, and is currently learning to play the piano, and writing his first book with the working title of Science of the Soul.
Mario is a technology consultant with extensive experience in mobile and wireline communication networks, modern web applications, cloud-native designs/deployments, and intellectual property. In his illustrious nine-year career at Motorola, Mario served as Vice President and Chief Architect leading an advanced solutions architecture team that drove substantial technical innovation for the industry, including the first fully Internet Protocol based, wide-area infrastructure for a mobile voice and data wireless network.
Mario is also an entrepreneur and founder of Intechigence, an advanced technology consultancy specializing in the Internet/cellular industries. Mario particularly enjoys working with technology startups where he serves on advisory boards and is currently directing cloud-based software projects.
A registered patent agent with the USPTO, Mario holds 26 issued patents, including three Motorola patent-of-the-year awards. He works with the Caerus Institute to leverage his expertise in developing technology strategies and capturing intellectual property. At Moshun, Mario will bring his broad technical and innovation expertise to identify and capture the critical Intellectual Property that will help grow and protect the business.
Mario holds a BSEE from the Illinois Institute of Technology and has completed Executive Leadership from Northwestern University. Mario has served on the Board of Directors of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), as well as on a U.S. Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Task Force and has worked with the President’s National Security Telecommunication Advisory Committee (NSTAC).
An engineer by education, John has his name on 10 patents. He has a distinct passion for entrepreneurship, and has held variety of roles supporting new ventures from business incubation roles at Motorola, to manufacturing in the automotive industry. In addition, he’s well versed in the start up world having done business development for multiple companies along the way. He currently sells IoT and Augmented Reality solutions to Fortune 1000 manufacturers.
A dedicated father and husband, John enjoys restoring muscle cars with his son and volunteers with his wife’s charity distributing pet food and supplies to rescue organizations.
George’s 45+ years in the automotive industry spanning retail, distribution, dealer, and consulting make him a key contributor to the Customer Experience function at Moshun. Through his tenure at Honda, Toyota, JD Power, as well as his consulting practice both in the US and abroad George has mastered the art of creating exceptional customer and employee experiences.
During his time at Whittier College, where he obtained a B.A. in Business Administration, George was a varsity member of the water polo, diving and tennis teams. George continued competing after college and is a member of the United States Diving Team. George continues his involvement in the sport through high school and collegiate level coaching, and takes pride in helping his athletes to numerous conference, state, and national titles.
George sees many parallels between coaching divers and managing teams: “Get the best out of individuals by taking advantage of their strengths and refining their weaknesses while providing an environment that allows them to enjoy the journey”.
Brenden, a recent graduate from Northern Illinois University, received his degree in Marketing and Professional Sales. When Brenden was first introduced to Moshun, he was immediately inspired by the opportunity. After completing his internship, Brenden knew he wanted to be involved with Moshun.
Brenden thoroughly enjoys spending time with friends and family, has a passion for exotic cars, and watching sports. When asking Brenden what his favorite aspect of working at Moshun is, he stated: “When walking into the office every morning, I know I am going to be challenged but with the great company culture that we have, I enjoy the journey.”
An expert in occupational safety, industrial hygiene, and environmental health, Eric brings over 20 years of experience to the Moshun team, leading the validation and vetting of promising ideas and inventions for viability.
Eric earned a B.S. in Environmental Health and M.S. of Industrial Management from Illinois State University and Northern Illinois University. He is also a proud member of the American Society of Safety Professional (ASSP) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).
Eric enjoys spending time with his family, and anything involving motorsports and speed: auto racing, snowmobiles, and motorcycles. A part-time entrepreneur with a performance vehicle parts business, Eric relishes the process of growing an idea from a seed to its fruition making him a perfect addition to the Moshun team.
Darren comes to Moshun with over 20 years of experience in the energy space. As an External Affairs Manager for a Fortune 100 company, Darren oversees multiple aspects of energy including municipal government and franchise agreements. Prior to joining External Affairs, he managed a team focused on national accounts as well as large commercial and industrial customers.
Darren graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a B.A. in Communications. He is on the board of governors for a local economic development organization that works to attract and retain businesses in his area.
In his spare time, Darren enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with his family. Darren is motivated by the success of overcoming challenges and finding solutions.
A company driven by innovation should work in an office that incubates innovation, and that is exactly what Moshun’s one of a kind office was designed for. Our state-of-the-art office provides our employees a unique environment in which to collaborate, innovate, and work productively. With top-of-the-line technology features and integrations, an in-house laboratory, and an expansion in the works—our office is prepared to grow as Moshun grows.