ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Allan Jones, Ph.D.

Allan Jones, Ph.D.

Co-Founder / Director

Allan’s background included directing large R&D and Innovation groups in fortune 500 materials companies. Later he founded Robofusion, Inc. a robotics company building kiosks for the ice cream and frozen yogurt vertical, including developing the robotic kiosks and brand Reis and Irvy’s which is now a $100 million brand. Allan is also co-founder and Director at Metrolime, a global entertainment brand. Allan holds over 40 U.S. Patents and his education includes a Ph.D. in Polymer Science from The University of Akron and Executive Management Education from MIT’s Sloan School.

Luke David Jones

Luke David Jones

Co-Founder / Director

Luke was previously the Director of Operations and Marketing at Robofusion, Inc., the company that developed the $100 million Reis and Irvy’s frozen yogurt robotic kiosks/brand. Luke is co-founder and Director at Metrolime which includes the Summit Trampoline Park group where he has expanded the company into many Latin American countries. Luke is bilingual (English/Spanish).

Keith Whitaker

Keith Whitaker

Chief Marketing Officer

Keith is a marketing professional with over 20 years of branding, sales and advertising experience. He has had executive level marketing roles with Pez Candy, Liquid Nails and Gildan Activewear. His MBA is from Babcock School of Management at Wake Forest University and he holds a BS in Marketing from UNC Chapel Hill. Keith guides all marketing efforts for Racket Studios.

Niko Zalesky

Niko Zalesky

Director of Sales

Niko has spent his professional career working on marketing agency projects for companies such as Lionsgate Studios as well as marketing for smaller start-ups in the entertainment industry. Niko joined the Racket team at its beginning in 2017 where he managed the initial project development in Hong Kong. His education includes a Master in Management from ESCP Europe in Paris France, and a Masters in International Business from The University of South Carolina.

Russell Bennett

Russell Bennett

President Racket International

Russell has over 30 years of experience in global business with responsibilities including Sales, Marketing, R&D, Technical Service and General Management. He has worked for both large public corporations and small, venture backed, start-ups, as well as running a consultancy business for the food and beverage packaging industry. Russell has a bachelor degree in chemistry from Thames Valley University in UK.