Jared N. Shepard
President & CEO
Jared is an experienced and innovative industry leader with over twenty years of information technology, federal services, and sales experience. He is a U.S. Army veteran who, following his time in uniform, became the Lead Technical Planner for III Corps, U.S. Army. Jared deployed from 2003-2005 with CJTF-7 and MNC-I, where he helped architect the U.S.-built DoD Iraqi network infrastructure. In 2006, he founded Intelligent Waves to support a critical need of the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). He personally deployed to build the first Counter-IED Operational Intelligence Center (COIC) into MNC-I, then building COIC capability into every Major Command in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jared grew Intelligent Waves around tactical and strategic needs of the Warfighter. He established Hypori as a spinoff company in 2021.
Jared is the Founder and Chair of Warriors Ethos, a veteran-focused 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Jared and Hypori have won numerous awards, including the 2020 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Mid-Atlantic Region), George C. Marshall International Center 2021 Innovation Leadership award, two 2021 Gold Cybersecurity Excellence awards, sixth place in the Security category as a Fast Company’s Most Innovative Company 2021, and Monster.com and Military.com “Top 10 National Company for Veterans” from 2016-2020.