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.
CTO / Co-Founder
Alex Theodore attended the University of Florida in 2003 and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering. During most of his academic stay, he steadily progressed in research under the departments of Environmental Engineering and the Particle Engineering Center. Most of the projects he lead or assisted started as novel inventions or ideas, where he became both a prototype designer and fabricator. These experiences became the building blocks for future endeavors. In 2006, he collaborated with a group of social entrepreneurs developing a hybrid non-profit/for-profit organization. Acting as the technical leader of the for-profit wing, he and future business partner Abhi Lokesh developed a unique online art gallery that generated revenue for the non-profit from printing/framing sales. This endeavor proved to be the grounds from which they would later spin off an ambitious start-up called "Fracture" - a printing company that makes framing exceptionally easy and attractive for common consumers. Alex continues to consult for prototyping projects, acting as both a innovation designer and a idea-to-market project advisor for Engineering departments at the University of Florida.
Director of Media 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 two cats and a very patient wife.