David has amassed an impressive 35 years of experience in the highly competitive beauty industry. His unwavering commitment to the field has seen him work diligently behind the chair on a full-time basis, while also managing and nurturing four thriving salons within the bustling DC metro area.
His exceptional leadership qualities and formidable industry insights have propelled him to become a leading figure in the beauty sector. In addition to his remarkable achievements in the salon industry, David has also devoted himself to sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience with the next generation of beauty professionals. Through his successful mentorship and training of aspiring stylists, he has helped to shape and elevate the standards of excellence in the field.
Motivated by his passion for innovation and desire to enhance the salon industry's efficiency and profitability, David has embarked on a new venture with the launch of JD Tech. His vision is to leverage his extensive experience and insights to pioneer cutting-edge technologies that address the various challenges and pain points currently faced by salon operators. By offering solutions that are both innovative and cost-effective, David hopes to empower salon owners and their teams to work smarter, not harder, while achieving their full potential.
Rad Hakawati, Director of Operations
Rad is a seasoned professional with over ten years of experience in the dynamic hair beauty industry. His wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field has seen him take on a pivotal role as the Overseer of Operations and Human Resources for four prestigious and high-end salons in the vibrant NOVA region.
In addition to his impressive tenure in the beauty industry, Rad has an impressive track record in management that spans over 25 years. His extensive experience in various managerial roles has equipped him with a deep understanding of navigating the complexities of successfully overseeing the day-to-day operations of salons.
As an integral member of the JD Tech team, Rad has been at the forefront of developing and testing revolutionary salon solutions. His hands-on approach to creating the best salon solutions is a testament to his commitment to helping the industry tackle its many challenges, particularly from the operations side.
By leveraging his vast experience in operations and HR, Rad is passionate about developing innovative solutions enabling salon operators to streamline their business processes and enhance their overall efficiency and profitability. Rad's valuable contributions to JD Tech reflect his dedication to driving positive change in the hair beauty industry.
Jeff Lauer, Business Advisor
Jeff Lauer is an accomplished business leader with extensive experience in the technology industry. As a trusted advisor and esteemed board member, he provides valuable knowledge and expertise, pivotal in steering the organization's strategic direction.
Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Lauer has held several executive positions in leading technology companies, where he spearheaded the development and launching of innovative products and services. He boasts a remarkable track record of driving growth and optimizing operational efficiency, leveraging his keen eye for identifying and capitalizing on emerging market opportunities.
Mr. Lauer is deeply committed to empowering his team to achieve their full potential and attain unprecedented success by leveraging technology in the dynamic salon industry.
Matt Smith was contracted as a Software Developer by JDTech in 2021 while pursuing his degree in Computer Science. During his tenure, Mr. Smith has been responsible for developing innovative features and systems for QSystems, from ideation to implementation.
In addition to his professional endeavors, Mr. Smith identifies as a husband, father, and enthusiastic gamer.
Jon Lammers is an accomplished software engineer and esteemed leader with an unwavering passion for creating cutting-edge technology solutions. With over 30 years of industry experience, Jon has established himself as a recognized authority in developing and delivering top-tier software products, leading successful development teams, and spearheading the creation of hyper-scale cloud and highly sensitive software systems.
Jon has been instrumental in developing complex computer systems that seamlessly integrate hardware and software throughout his career. His expertise in human-centered design has enabled him to deliver optimized solutions for the end-users, thereby enhancing the system's usability and overall user experience.
Jon's unwavering commitment to excellence and his innate ability to innovate have earned him a reputation as a leading figure in the software engineering domain. His proven track record of developing high-quality software and leading successful development teams has positioned him as a highly sought-after professional in the industry.