Jonathan Hemnes Joins Only Sky as Vice President of Engineering
May 20, 2019, DENVER, CO -- Only Sky today announced its first Vice President of Engineering, Jonathan Hemnes, who joins the company in its Denver office. Jonathan Hemnes is a passionate engineer and leader. Jonathan grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts and after graduating high school, moved to Colorado where he received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and his MBA from the University of Denver. His interests in software led him to work in companies large and small, from Standard & Poors to 10 person startups.
"I look forward to joining the highly talented team at Only Sky and growing the technological capabilities of the organization. Only Sky has an incredible value proposition for outdoor experience businesses and consumers alike” stated Jonathan. “The technology organization within Only Sky has the power to add growth and scale as well as to provide new product offerings to revolutionize the outdoor activities space. I am excited for the opportunity to execute on the product roadmap and technical vision that has placed Only Sky at the forefront of the industry” he continued.
Most recently, Jonathan was VP of Engineering at Traveler’s Haven, a Denver-based technology company in the corporate housing space. Jonathan originally started as a Full Stack Engineer before quickly working his way up to being Team Lead, Director of Engineering, and finally VP of Engineering, where he managed team members across both engineering and product. Some of his more recent accomplishments have been in large scale code base upgrades, machine learning, and process architecture with scaling teams.
“Jonathan is going to have an immediately positive and outsized impact on Only Sky” stated Michael Stocker, Founder & CEO at Only Sky. “Finding the right technical leadership has been a key focus of the Company over the last year and we’re all honored that Jonathan has agreed to work with us. His technical expertise combined with his business & growth mindset is the perfect blend of skills to accelerate the Only Sky platform to a new level, and ultimately deliver more functionality and value to our partners across the globe. We are all proud of how far Only Sky has come to date, but we are tremendously inspired and eager to see how much more we can do with a leader like Jonathan coming to the team” Michael continued.