Wade Eyerly - Founder and CEO
An experienced startup Founder and CEO, Wade has built airlines on both coasts, raised multiple rounds of venture financing and scaled a rapidly growing airline. Prior to founding Surf Air, Wade served as an Economist at the Pentagon and as a civilian intelligence officer for the US government, including one tour in Iraq. He also served as a Press Advance Representative for the U.S. Vice President. He holds a BA from the University of Central Missouri in International Economic Policy and Cross-cultural Relations, as well as a Masters in Public Policy and a Global Management Certificate from BYU.
He and his wife have 3 boys. Wade is active in his community serving in New Canaan, CT as both a Public Utilities Commissioner and as a Sunday School teacher. He speaks fluent Russian.
Dennis Murashko - Co-Founder and COO
Prior to founding EIC, Dennis served as the General Counsel and Senior Advisor to Governor Rauner in Illinois, where he led a large team responsible for a wide range of legal, regulatory, and compliance issues in an organization with an annual budget of $60 billion. After law school, Dennis clerked at the 10th and D.C. Circuits and was a Supreme Court and Appellate lawyer at Jones Day. Before law school, Dennis worked as an actuarial consultant to F100 companies. He is an accredited actuary.
When he is not knee-deep in legal strategy, Dennis is helping his wife raise their four kids in a suburb outside Chicago. Born in Russia, Dennis is now a proud American and living the American dream.
Dr. Peter Bi - VP of Technology
Peter Bi has over 20 years with experience in communication protocols, security, big data, web frameworks and now blockchain. Prior to joining EIC, he was the CIO of zhl.com, where he managed one of the largest DSP/DMP systems in China serving 200 million users. He was also a co-founder and VP of Technology for Surfair, an all-you-can-fly airline. He was one of the first two developers at MySpace and the first lead on the Ad Engine team at the Rubicon Project.
Peter hold a PhD in Astrophysics, magna cum laude, from University of Munich, Germany. His early scientific research was around the formation of stars and galaxies.
In his spare time, he enjoys practicing Zen Buddhism, brushing up on science, and traveling the world.
Ethan Snow - Financial Associate
Ethan received a B.A in Business Management and Finance from Brigham Young University-Idaho. While obtaining his degree, he interned with Highcrest management group, where he assisted the PE firm as a Financial Analyst. He also helped lead a student run company through BYU-I’s IBC program as their CFO, and brought in over 8,000 dollars of revenue throughout the course of a semester.
He currently lives in the Chicago suburbs with his wife and their one-year old daughter. He serves his church and community as a Sunday school teacher, is a fluent Spanish speaker, and Eagle Scout.
Vignesh Natarajan - Data Scientist
Vignesh received a B.S. in Actuarial Science from Maryville University - St. Louis and has earned CFA Level I in December 2018. In his free time, Vignesh loves to watch European Football, likes to play Ultimate Frisbee, and enjoy traveling. He currently lives in a suburb outside of Chicago.
David Silvers - Regulatory Counsel
Prior to joining EIC, David worked as attorney in Chicago. He handled a broad array of commercial litigation, in addition to insurance coverage and reinsurance matters. He also spent time in-house at one of the largest domestic property and casualty insurers. Before moving back home to the Chicagoland area, he worked on Capitol Hill and in the DC public policy world. He holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
David was born and raised in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. He now resides in the woods of Lake County, with his wife and their young son.