Jared Shepard

President & Chief Executive Officer


Jared N. Shepard is the president and CEO of Hypori (www.hypori.com), founder and Chairman of Intelligent Waves (www.intelligentwaves.com), and the founder and Chairman of Warriors Ethos (www.warriorsethos.org). Shepard is a seasoned military veteran with more than two decades of experience in information technology, federal services, and sales. Prior to establishing Intelligent Waves, Warriors Ethos, and Hypori, Shepard served in the U.S. Army, both as an enlisted and civilian soldier. Following his deployment from 2003 to 2005 with CJTF-7 and MNC-I, where he helped architect the U.S.-built DoD Iraqi network infrastructure, Shepard became the Lead Technical Planner for III Corps, U.S. Army. 

In 2006, he founded Intelligent Waves to support a critical need of the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). During this time, Shepard personally deployed to build the first Counter-IED Operational Intelligence Center (COIC) in MNC-I, and subsequently established COIC capability in every Major Command in Iraq and Afghanistan. Intelligent Waves continued to evolve to meet the tactical and strategic needs of the Warfighter, during which Shepard identified a new opportunity to develop a virtual mobile infrastructure for federal and commercial organizations. This idea led to the spinoff and establishment of Hypori in 2021. 

In 2011, Jared founded Warriors Ethos, a veteran-focused 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Warriors Ethos is dedicated to assisting wounded service members, veterans, and their families during their transition from military service. The organization’s mission is to provide valuable support in career planning, professional development, and placement, empowering veterans to navigate the challenges of transitioning to civilian life successfully. Through various programs and initiatives, Warriors Ethos ensures that the nation's heroes receive the guidance and resources they need to embark on fulfilling post-military careers. 

Over the years, Shepard, Intelligent Waves, and Hypori have received numerous awards. Intelligent Waves was named a finalist for Contractor of the Year in the 2023 Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards and a 2023 finalist for the Distinguished Service Award in the Veteran-Owned Business of the Year category by the Northern Virginia (NOVA) Chamber of Commerce. They also earned recognition as a 2023 Military Friendly Employer and received the Platinum Award in the 2023 TITAN Business Awards in the Aerospace & Defense category. 

In 2023, Hypori was honored as a Best Zero-Trust BYOD award winner by Global InfoSec, Best Places to Work by Built In Austin, and a Remote Work Pioneer Solution award winner by TMCnet. They also received the Outstanding New Cyber Security Product of the Year award during the Cyber Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs). Previously, the company achieved sixth place in the Security category as one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies in 2021. Additionally, they earned two Gold Cybersecurity Excellence awards in 2022 and were recognized as a "Top 10 National Company for Veterans" byMonster.comandMilitary.comfrom 2016 to 2020. 

Shepard was honored as a 2020 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Mid-Atlantic Region) winner and received the George C. Marshall International Center Innovation Leadership award in 2011.