Nicolaus is the Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of Nauticus Robotics, Inc., (NASDAQ: KITT) which is on a mission to become the most impactful ocean robotics company through the deployment of autonomous maritime systems. He is also founder and principal of Jacobi Motors, LLC, an early stage company emerging from stealth mode commercializing variable flux electric motors for the traction motor markets. In addition, Mr. Radford is the managing partner of Rad Capital Ventures, a hedge fund primarily exposed to trading electricity. Prior to starting his companies, Mr. Radford spent 14 years at the Johnson Space Center and led many of NASA’s robotics efforts focused on future spaceflight missions and experimentation on the International Space Station - including both Valkyrie and Robonaut. Nicolaus earned his B.S. and M.S. from Purdue University in Electrical and Computer Engineering.