Boost Staff - Who We Are!

Christopher Hayes, Founder and CEO

Christopher Hayes graduated from Stanford University in 1993 with a degree in Political Science, and received his MBA from UC Berkeley's Walter A. Haas School of Business in 2002. Chris brings Boost the experience of six-plus years in management consulting, both at Mercer Management Consulting and Infosys Consulting. He spent almost five years working at Mercer Management Consulting, specializing in strategy. Afterwards, he worked for two high-tech startups, The Media Stream, an Internet video service provider, and ShopEco.com, an online mall devoted to ecologically sound products.

Greg Smith, Founder and Advisor

Greg Smith graduated from Stanford University in 1990 with 3 degrees, in Mechanical Engineering, Design and English. For the last fifteen years, he has worked at Gyration, Inc., the company that develops, manufactures and sells the core technology and components in the Tracer.

Charles "Chip" Schmelz, COO and VP of Engineering and Manufacturing

Charles "Chip" Schmelz attended Stanford University and received a Bachelors of Science in Geological Materials Science in 1990 and a Masters of Science in 1993 from the School of Earth Sciences. Before joining Boost in 2000, he spent four years working at Therma-Wave, a leading manufacturer of high-end R&D and production process-control metrology systems used by semiconductor manufacturers to measure the thickness of the various layers of components on computer chips (i.e. thin-film and ion-implant dose measurement). Prior to that, he worked for Coretest Systems, a company that produces laboratory equipment for the geochemical and petroleum industries.