The Team

Product Development

Thomas Bogle, Product Development Manager

THOMAS BOGLE

Product Development Manager

Since joining Dynamic Foam in March 2013, Thomas has played a pivotal role in developing the company’s multiple product lines and channels. Fueled by his background as a distance runner, he works across the board in sales, operations, development, design and marketing, to bring value and insight to Dynamic Foam’s innovation and material applications. After graduating from Texas Tech University where he earned a B.A. in Marketing and Management, he worked for Kirkwood Mountain Resort where he built their online store front and created a personalized ski boot fitting program.

Operations & Account Management

Katie O'Hara, Operations & Marketing Manager

Katie O’Hara

Operations & Marketing Manager

Katie joined Dynamic Foam in the spring of 2015 and has since taken on multiple roles in the company including operations, marketing and key account management. Katie is responsible for bringing an array of systems and processes to the company, increasing efficiencies. She has also spearheaded branding and Marketing efforts for Dynamic Foam. She has a B.A. in Business with a concentration in Marketing from Colorado State University. She was previously with an international wholesale company and has a diverse background in global logistics and operations, retail buying, sales and marketing.

Kyle Link, Merrell Operations Coordinator

Kyle Link

Merrell Operations Coordinator

The most recent to join the team, arriving in 2018, Kyle takes the role of Merrell Operations Coordinator. Earning a degree from the University of Minnesota and having over a decade in the outdoor industry, he brings a wide range of supply chain and account management experience to Dynamic Foam.

Finance

Erin Vargas, Accounting & Operations Director

ERIN VARGAS

Accounting & Operations Director

An original member of DFP, Erin has been on board since the insoles were being locally shaped by hand out of a warehouse. This veteran experience has made her a fundamental part of growing and evolving the business. Erin’s love for playing in the outdoors has given her an understanding of the importance of supportive footwear.  She earned her B.A in Business Management from Colorado State University and her financial background and expertise is essential to Dynamic Foam’s operations.

Leadership

Peter Daley, Owner & CEO

Peter Daley

Owner & CEO

With over 30 years of experience in the footwear industry, Peter’s expertise and passion for outdoor sports led him to create DFP back in 1988. Born in Westfield, Massachusetts, Peter studied at Norwich University in Vermont and later at Northwood University. His subsequent work for Technicolor fostered the visual creativity that is continually being fed through shaping innovative footwear designs. His extensive knowledge of materials and the connection between the foot and the surfaces with which it comes into contact, drive the revolution that is Dynamic Foam.

Dave Breda, Owner

Dave Breda

Owner

20+ years of domestic and international implementation experience throughout the technology industry, including electronics and semiconductors, consumer products, healthcare, telecommunications, and fitness industry segments. He has produced measurable results in manufacturing, S&OP, sourcing, NPI, prototype development, time-to-market cycle time, product costing, quote-to-cash, private equity turn around, product and platform strategy, product-line management, and organization design, and R&D productivity. Dave has a BS in Engineering from University of Colorado, and an MBA from The Darden School at the University of Virginia.

Robert J. Hopp, Legal

Robert J. Hopp

Legal

20+ years of domestic and international experience representing & facilitating small to mid-market companies. Mr. Hopp served as General Counsel to privately held companies and implemented business organization and structure including internal controls. He has expertise in strategic positioning and acquisition of companies as well as contract and risk management. Before joining Dynamic Foam, Mr. Hopp was a founder and principal in a regional law firm representing businesses and business owners with national and international interests. He spent 20+ years as managing partner responsible for market growth and acquisitions.