Team Hammer Head®
Theresa Finn, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Theresa is mom to a 15-year old competitive swimmer (High School and USA Swimming) and wife to a swim Official for NFHS and USA Swimming. Her son experienced a severe head injury in 2017 which passionately drives her to make a difference by improving head safety standards in swimming and all aquatic sports with the Hammer Head, the world’s only protective swim cap®.
Theresa oversees business operations with experience in product design, domestic and overseas manufacturing, inventory management, accounting and C-level relationship management. Theresa brings years of sales in software, data analytics and brand management for Fortune 150 companies to nimble start ups. All of which helped prepare her to lead Hammer Head Swim Caps.
She is a graduate of San Diego State University with a B.S. in Business Administration/Marketing and in 2017 she completed advanced studies at the University of St. Thomas.
David Burns, Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer
David Burns is a successful business entrepreneur, experienced swim coach and committed advocate for swimmer safety in and out of the pool.
In 1999, along with his mother Martha Burns, they launched Martha Burns Swim Schools®, today a $5 Million business and one of Minnesota’s pre-eminent swim school networks for young children and developing swimmers. David the president of the Martha Burns Swim Schools has worked all aspects of the business from the ground up. He’s taught tens of thousands of swimmers and has seen it all. In the water from the age of five, David is a lifelong fan of swimming and was ranked top 5 by the age of 8 in the state of Minnesota.
Through his passion for teaching swimming and experience working with kids it was natural for him to come up with the idea of a protective swim cap. At Hammer Head David brings 25 years of business experience at every level and a deep understanding of both the rewards and risks of swimming to the task of Hammer Head product development and innovation.
Head Engineers of Hammer Head Swim Caps
Hammer Head Advisory Board
Richard Franklin - Advisory Board Chairman, Retired Business Strategist and Father to Five-Time Olympian Missy Franklin
Bob Emfield - Co-Founded of Tommy Bahama established in 1993
Laurie Emfield - Garden of Hope and Courage Foundation Board Member, Naples FL
Ian Moquist - Founder of Integrated Advertising Network 1999, A full-service, cutting edge advertising agency
Ron Moquist - An investor and Director of three private equity companies, offering valuable expertise in both business and manufacturing
Julie Bachman - Executive Director of Gulf Swimming LSC in Houston, TX