About Us

The Recon Instruments Team


What We Do

At Recon, we believe that instant information, delivered in the right context, can set us free and help us fulfill our true potential. We don’t believe in compromises.

We design our products to be safe, elegant, well-balanced, and incredibly easy to use. Nothing is more important to us. Sports are a great proving ground, pushing our product designs to the limit in every respect.

We carry out all aspects of product development and design in-house, from concept to final production. It’s a complex and highly multidisciplinary effort, but we believe end-to-end control of the process helps us stay true to our core principles.

Our philosophy is to live the product. Every employee is also a user. We all live and breathe to drive the company’s vision, and we never get tired of breaking new ground.

We also recognize that the world is full of smart people with incredible ideas. That’s why making our products open to developers is so important to us. Developers can dream up amazing new uses for our products, and we’re always there to encourage them with our open SDK and developer support initiatives.

Our Story

We started Recon in 2008 with the conviction that athletes could push their performance to new levels when given instant access to activity-critical information. In 2010, Recon released the world’s first consumer heads-up display.

Today, with over 65,000 units sold across four product generations, Recon has established itself as the leader in heads-up displays and smart eyewear for sports and high-intensity environments. Recon Jet represents a new milestone that will allow an unprecedented number of people to discover Recon’s groundbreaking technology.



Dan Eisenhardt

Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder

Dan co-founded Recon Instruments in 2008 and has been our CEO from day one. Prior to Recon, Dan was a management consultant for IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He also served in senior roles at Bavarian Nordic.

Dan swam competitively at an international level, both in his native Denmark and in the United States. His athletic background was a key inspiration for the founding of Recon Instruments and he remains a passionate swimmer, cyclist and snowboarder to this day. He earned his BSc in Mechanical Engineering and MEng in Industrial Management from Aalborg University, and his MBA from the University of Melbourne.


Hamid Abdollahi

Chief Technology Officer & Co-founder

Hamid co-founded Recon Instruments in 2008 and drove the early technology development that pre-dated the start of the company. He has particular expertise in micro-electro-mechanical systems as well as sensors, robotics and optical technologies. Prior to founding Recon, Hamid was a design engineer at Motion Metrics Corp and a mechanical engineer at Honeywell.

Hamid earned his BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria and his MEng from the University of British Columbia. Like many of us at Recon, he is a passionate snowboarder and cyclist.


Tom Fowler

Chief Marketing Officer

Tom joined Recon in July 2012 and leads marketing and sales strategy for the company. Prior to joining Recon, he was the corporate development officer and director of sales and marketing for Cervelo Cycles, stewarding that company through its explosive development. His 25-year career has also included senior roles at Nike and Wilson Sporting Goods in category and general management.

Tom is a former professional triathlete, and continues to ride at a high recreational level. He is an avid cross-country and alpine skier as well as accomplished mountaineer. He earned his BA from Middlebury College with Dean’s List distinction.

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Mario Palumbo

Vice President of Engineering

Mario joined Recon in May 2014 and leads our hardware development and delivery team. Prior to joining Recon Mario was the CTO at Lighthaus VCI, a leading data analytics system for retailers. He also held multiple roles at Spectrum Signal Processing including that of Vice President of Advanced R&D.

He received his B.Sc degree from The State University of New York, Binghamton and his PhD in condensed matter Physics from Purdue University. Not only a keen tennis player, Mario also enjoys spending an afternoon jamming on his guitar.


Tyson Miller

Vice President of Consumer Products

Tyson brings a diverse background that includes rappelling from helicopters to fight fires as well as creating top selling mobile apps. At Recon, he is responsible for design and delivery of the user experience, including web, mobile and smartglass apps. He joined the Recon team in November 2011. Prior to joining Recon, Tyson has held a variety of management and entrepreneurial positions with high growth early stage companies.

He has completed 5 Ironman races and dozens of marathons, including being the youngest ever finisher at Ironman Canada. Tyson is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with bachelor’s degrees in psychology and commerce.


Dave Birkenheuer

Vice President of Supply Chain

Dave joined Recon in September 2012 and leads supply chain operations, sourcing and vendor management for the company. He has served in numerous operations leadership roles throughout his 25-year career, all in the technology industry with leading brands that include Cadex, Spectrum Signal Processing and LSI Logic.

Dave is a graduate of York University. Outside the complex world of supply chain management, he enjoys a spot of fly fishing.


Todd Tessier

Chief Financial Officer

Todd joined Recon in January 2013 and leads Recon’s financial strategy. Over the past 20 years, he has developed and implemented venture capital programming and institutional funds that have assisted early stage companies in accessing capital from both angel investors and venture capitalists. Prior to Recon, he was Vice President at BC Renaissance Capital Fund.

Todd earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and went on to complete both his professional accounting designations. Living on Vancouver Island, he enjoys outdoor pursuits that include skiing, surfing, and wake-boarding.