Russell Layton is an engineer and entrepreneur who has been building products for as long as he can remember. About a decade ago, Russ’s repeated frustration with skate sharpening at hockey shops inspired him to purchase a portable skate sharpener. Once he mastered the art of sharpening, he was convinced that an easier and more convenient skate sharpening solution was needed by every hockey player. Before Sparx, Russ held numerous leadership roles in engineering and finance. Russ holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University.