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Abhi Lokesh

CEO / Co-Founder

Abhi Lokesh graduated from UF in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in integrative biology. During undergrad, he was actively involved with the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, eventually becoming the president of the student ambassadors in his senior year. His entrepreneurial experience came from interning for 3 years at Optima Neuroscience, a local med-tech startup, where he was able to immerse himself in the numerous facets of a young, fast-paced company. In 2006, he collaborated with 2 classmates, including future business partner Alex Theodore, to start a nonprofit focused on alleviating the health and poverty epidemic in Swaziland, Africa. His role focused on revenue generation and business development. This became the foundation from which Fracture, their current venture, was born. Since graduating and co-founding Fracture, Abhi still actively works with CEI as an alumni ambassador and as a mentor for the YELS(Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership and Sustainability) High school summer program.

Chuck Ellis

Director of Media and Public Relations

Chuck came to Fracture after 12 years of promotions and marketing in the television news and food industries. When he's not working on Fracture's social media or public relations development, he's in his garage working on a 1964 Plymouth Valiant he's had since he was 15. Chuck lives in Gainesville, Florida with his wife, their new daughter, and three rowdy cats.