Our team

Meet our team. We love what we do and are also always challenging ourselves to reach higher, not only in the product we create, but also in the service we offer.

Jens Gamperl


Jens is the founder and CEO of Sourceability––a global technology company and hybrid distributor of electronic components. With over 30 years of experience in the technology industry, Jens saw a need for innovation and green lit the formation of Surcle as an adaptive response to an ever-changing landscape.

Sabih Khan

Vice president of innovation

Sabih has over 12 years of experience in the technology industry comprising of numerous leadership roles ranging from sales to product development. As Vice President of Innovation for Surcle, Sabih is committed to shaking up the industry by connecting engineers and innovators with unparalleled, unlimited resources.

David Hanson

director of innovation

David is a creative, results-oriented, and data driven business development professional with extensive experience planning and executing strategies that expand business and generate revenue. With proven expertise and a personal passion for startup environments, David effectively manages numerous relationships with top Surcle stakeholders.

Jewell Sparks

Global Director of Strategic Partnerships

Jewell is an innovation technology and communication strategist with a talent for bringing together entrepreneurs, SMEs, and Corporates. Jewell is a supporter of #changeagents and an innovation visionary who believes that strategic partnerships, collaboration, and diversity are key elements for successful digital transformation and business sustainability.

Eric Butler

Engineering Program Manager

Eric is an electromechanical engineer in charge of drafting scopes and guidelines for incoming projects, managing Surcle’s talent pool and resources, and ensuring all projects meet precise technical specifications and design requirements. He is passionate about classic cars, 3D printers, robotics, drones, and custom electronics.

Hayley Thorfinnson

Community Manager

Hayley is the Community Manager of Surcle, where she oversees a growing network of talented engineers, firms, contract manufacturers, and design houses for crowdsourcing challenges and live hardware projects. On her off-time, she enjoys roller skating at the beach, Italian food, and of course, her golden retriever Kingsley.

Nader Honarvar

Client Manager

Nader is the builder of Enterprise Accounts and executes multifaceted strategies to engage clients of all industries and backgrounds, helping them achieve the best with their Design and Innovation challenges.  Running, reading, and basketball are his core interests - he is also a fan of worldly causes and humanitarian initiatives.

Giovanni Curcio

Creative Project Manager

Giovanni manages brand-related graphic development, marketing materials, and creative direction for Surcle. Outside of the office, he is an artist, an aspiring novelist, and dreams of devoting his talents to a rebellious, albeit well-intentioned, cause.

Jennifer Ma

Technical Specialist

Jennifer is Surcle’s web developer, CRM specialist, and general user database manager. Jen is curious by nature and enjoys learning “everything about everything”, going on food adventures, and volunteering in her community.

Qadir Nabi

Product Manager

Qadir, AKA “Q”, is Surcle’s very own “man behind the curtain”––he is responsible for managing and implementing marketing activities, delivering operating plans, and tracking KPIs. A fitness enthusiast, Q enjoys biking, swimming, and volleyball.

Christian Yanarella

Digital Outreach Specialist

Christian is responsible for Surcle’s digital footprint and marketing integrations. A self-proclaimed “techno geek”, Christian’s entrepreneurial background makes him passionate about innovative approaches to problem solving in business and life.

Joerg Sahlmann

Technical Advisor

Joerg’s passion for technology led to him founding numerous engineering and information tech-related companies. In his spare time, he travels with his family and tinkers with the latest consumer electronics and smart home products.