Wicket Leadership

The Wicket leadership team has decades of combined experience launching and scaling technology companies and navigating them through evolving markets and industry trends. From business law to fan experience startups and bringing internet to Nepal—learn more about them below.

Wicket CEO Portrait

Kent Heyman

CEO

Kent has been an attorney for over 28 years, serving as lead trial counsel and litigation department chairman for a major Central California law firm. He also served on the American Arbitration Association panel as a private mediator/arbitrator and the California Superior Court as a Judge Pro Tem.

He has extensive, hands-on experience in leading technology, software, telecommunications, and IT outsourcing businesses, where he has overseen $1B+ in financing, mergers, acquisitions, turnarounds, and restructurings.

Kent has served as President, CEO, Chairman, Founder, and General Counsel of numerous businesses, including technology and telecommunications companies.

Ryan Owen

PRESIDENT AND CO-FOUNDER

Ryan spent 15 years as a Wall Street trader focused on technology companies.

He has extensive experience in technology and sports start-ups, ranging from trading complex public and private securities to all facets of a startup, including fundraising, building a team, and developing scalable processes.


He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Ryan Owen

PRESIDENT AND CO-FOUNDER

Ryan spent 15 years as a Wall Street trader focused on technology companies.

He has extensive experience in technology and sports start-ups, ranging from trading complex public and private securities to all facets of a startup, including fundraising, building a team, and developing scalable processes.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Sanjay Manandhar

CTO AND CO-FOUNDER

Sanjay has 20+ years of experience building software companies from the ground up. He is frequently involved in product development, technology roadmap and strategy, and intellectual property management. He started his software engineering/product development career at Sun Microsystems, Siemens, NYNEX, and other high-tech firms.

Sanjay founded and led Aerva, a cloud-based platform to manage digital displays globally from airports to convention centers to universities to 30+ US Navy bases/shipyard (for employee communications), Anheuser-Busch (for off-premise retail), many digital out-of-home companies (for media sales), including at Times Square. The company was sold in 2015 with approximately 10,000 end-points managed in a SaaS model. Sanjay also founded Datalink, which brought Internet to Nepal through two Internet Service Providers (ISPs).


He has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and a Master’s degree from the MIT Media Lab, and an MBA from INSEAD in France.

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