Meet the leaders who help us stay true to our course.

Hydrow CEO + Founder Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith

CEO + Founder

Life-long entrepreneur and rower, Head of the Charles winner, coached the US Lightweight Eight to a Bronze medal at the 2015 World Rowing Championships and former Executive Director of Community Rowing – Boston.

Gretchen Saegh-Fleming


Former CMO of L’Oréal USA, previously led DTC e-Commerce for the Luxe division, featuring brands like Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, Giorgio Armani Beauty & Fragrance and Urban Decay. Extensive experience in leveraging digital innovation, strategic partnerships and new marketing models to drive brand growth.

Hydrow CTO Chris Paul

Chris Paul


Tech pioneer in SaaS, Healthcare and Database platforms. Comes to Hydrow with 10 startups under his belt in the CTO/VPO role.

Hydrow CMO Nancy Dussault Smith

Nancy Dussault Smith


Experienced marketing leader creating demand in new categories. Launched Roomba, growing sales from $0 to almost $500 million per year. Sold over 13 million home robots as the former VP of Marketing and Communications at iRobot.

Hydrow CPO Amory Wakefield

Amory Wakefield


Strategic product leader. Successful history of launching products at Boston-area technology companies of all sizes, including True Fit, MathWorks and Texas Instruments.

Nick Hucker

Managing Director – UK

Formerly holding senior commercial leadership positions at Canon, LG and Dyson. Combined with extensive experience launching innovative technologies and scaling up businesses internationally.

Hydrow COO Dan Dunn

Dan Dunn


Veteran of 8 startups including HubSpot and Quantopian. Leader on product management, customer experience, and support.

Matt Lehrer


Former Director of Coaching Education and Head Coach at Community Rowing – Boston. Experienced coach at all levels from beginner to nationally competitive athletes.

Ian Drummond


Finance executive with deep experience supporting fast growing DTC tech organizations with subscription service. Most recently was CFO of SimpliSafe which was sold to Hellman & Friedman LLC in 2018 for approximately $1bn.

Hydrow CPO Adam Craft

Adam Craft


Career of partnering and manufacturing in Asia. Led development and production for WaterPik, Hasbro, & iRobot.

Hydrow CSO John Lees

John Lees


Developed a love for solving strategy, organization and performance problems at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Career with broad and deep experience of the issues facing micro through mega companies working as an Executive and Consultant.