MARK HOOG  CEO and founder  Mark is a 26-year veteran of the airline industry, a 737 Captain and Check Airman with United Airlines, and (through his message of “Conscious Leadership”) is one of the top professional speakers in the country.  Mark spent the early part of his career training the aviation industry’s top pilots on leadership, human potential and achievement.  Turning his attention to the corporate arena, Mark recognized the important role leadership and leadership development played in safety and corporate culture.  Drawing on years of human factors training, courseware development, and instructor development techniques, the  Vector  message was born and soon spread outside the aviation industry and immediately began to impact corporate America.   Uniting human factors & instructor training with leadership development, Mark and the Vector team are inspiring audiences from around the country to “pick up their Sharpie” and make a signature on the world around them.  Mark makes his home in Colorado with his wife and three children.

MARK HOOG

CEO and founder

Mark is a 26-year veteran of the airline industry, a 737 Captain and Check Airman with United Airlines, and (through his message of “Conscious Leadership”) is one of the top professional speakers in the country.

Mark spent the early part of his career training the aviation industry’s top pilots on leadership, human potential and achievement.  Turning his attention to the corporate arena, Mark recognized the important role leadership and leadership development played in safety and corporate culture.  Drawing on years of human factors training, courseware development, and instructor development techniques, the Vector message was born and soon spread outside the aviation industry and immediately began to impact corporate America. 

Uniting human factors & instructor training with leadership development, Mark and the Vector team are inspiring audiences from around the country to “pick up their Sharpie” and make a signature on the world around them.

Mark makes his home in Colorado with his wife and three children.

 BOB ZIMMERMANN  Founder/Partner  Bob is a high-impact and inspirational motivational speaker. He has been a featured speaker on human factors and leadership training for numerous companies throughout the country.  He is a Captain and Check Airman for United Airlines and plays an integral role in delivering leadership and human performance training to all new Captains at the airline. Bob has served as a facilitator for multiple training courses th safety and efficiency for United’s 12,000 pilots. While leading the Boeing 777 Quality Assurance program, Bob was instrumental in implementing United’s Advanced and Continuing Qualification training programs. These programs revolutionized industry flight training by developing and incorporating human factors and leadership effectiveness into flight proficiency training. Bob was part of a team for United Airlines responsible for the quality control of training standards for all aircraft types.  A Naval Academy Graduate and Carrier Aviator, Bob flew the A-7E and made three deployments onboard the USS America and USS Eisenhower. He flew in the Libya Conflict, Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Bob also served as a contract pilot for NASA and flew the 747 that carried the Space Shuttle.  Bob is a dynamic speaker, facilitator, and instructor and an expert in Crew Resource Management.

BOB ZIMMERMANN

Founder/Partner

Bob is a high-impact and inspirational motivational speaker. He has been a featured speaker on human factors and leadership training for numerous companies throughout the country.

He is a Captain and Check Airman for United Airlines and plays an integral role in delivering leadership and human performance training to all new Captains at the airline. Bob has served as a facilitator for multiple training courses th safety and efficiency for United’s 12,000 pilots. While leading the Boeing 777 Quality Assurance program, Bob was instrumental in implementing United’s Advanced and Continuing Qualification training programs. These programs revolutionized industry flight training by developing and incorporating human factors and leadership effectiveness into flight proficiency training. Bob was part of a team for United Airlines responsible for the quality control of training standards for all aircraft types.

A Naval Academy Graduate and Carrier Aviator, Bob flew the A-7E and made three deployments onboard the USS America and USS Eisenhower. He flew in the Libya Conflict, Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Bob also served as a contract pilot for NASA and flew the 747 that carried the Space Shuttle.

Bob is a dynamic speaker, facilitator, and instructor and an expert in Crew Resource Management.

 CHRIS SHARBER  Founder/Partner  Chris is a Captain, Instructor and a Human Factors content development expert for United Airlines.  He began his aviation career in the U.S. Navy, serving first as a fleet pilot and then as an instructor in the F/A-18 Hornet. Chris deployed aboard the USS Independence during Operation Desert Shield. He also served aboard the USS Midway and the USS Carl Vinson.  Chris started his commercial career with United Airlines in 1996, and has served as a Flight Instructor on the B727, Airbus A320, and currently the B777. During his twenty-year tenure, Chris served as part of the Human Factors team that developed the airline’s industry leading Crew Resource Management performance model. Each year Chris is responsible for developing and delivering training for the airline’s 12,000 pilots and over 800 instructors/evaluators on the effective use and implementation of critical human factors skills.  Chris has a B.S. Degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle University, and has over 23 years of experience as an aviation instructor.  Chris lives in Evergreen, Colorado with his wife Julie. His daughter is a nursing student and his son is a student Naval Aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps. They enjoy skiing, biking, hiking, photography and music.

CHRIS SHARBER

Founder/Partner

Chris is a Captain, Instructor and a Human Factors content development expert for United Airlines.  He began his aviation career in the U.S. Navy, serving first as a fleet pilot and then as an instructor in the F/A-18 Hornet. Chris deployed aboard the USS Independence during Operation Desert Shield. He also served aboard the USS Midway and the USS Carl Vinson.

Chris started his commercial career with United Airlines in 1996, and has served as a Flight Instructor on the B727, Airbus A320, and currently the B777. During his twenty-year tenure, Chris served as part of the Human Factors team that developed the airline’s industry leading Crew Resource Management performance model. Each year Chris is responsible for developing and delivering training for the airline’s 12,000 pilots and over 800 instructors/evaluators on the effective use and implementation of critical human factors skills.

Chris has a B.S. Degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle University, and has over 23 years of experience as an aviation instructor.

Chris lives in Evergreen, Colorado with his wife Julie. His daughter is a nursing student and his son is a student Naval Aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps. They enjoy skiing, biking, hiking, photography and music.