Our mission is to create the most comfortable mobile case ever designed.
WingoCase is a team of designers, engineers, and ergonomists dedicated to creating products focused on comfort and ergonomics. We love our wireless devices and we saw our friends and peers holding their devices for longer periods of time everyday. We also noticed that a lot of users started to complain about hand, wrist, and forearm pain as they were holding their devices. With that in mind, we developed WingoCase, the first truly ergonomic case designed to reduce hand fatigue and prevent repetitive stress injuries for mobile device users. Quite simply, WingoCase makes it easier and more comfortable to hold mobile devices.
Founded on scientific principles and advanced ergonomics, the mission at WingoCase is to enhance mobile device comfort while bridging the gap between functional and fashionable design.
CEO & Board Member
Mr. Elwell brings 25 years of expertise in building strategies, sales teams, and marketing programs for startups and early-stage companies. Mr. Elwell in his senior management positions has led to three successful company exits. Mr. Elwell served as Founder/President of Global Medical Concepts, held a leadership role for ApaTech Ltd which was sold to Baxter, and a leadership role with Salient surgical, which was sold to Medtronic. He lives in Bend with his wife Arlene and their son Sean (18).
COO, Founder, & Board Member
Cole McGowan is the Founder and COO of Wingo Case. Mr. McGowan brings expertise in strategy and marketing, having worked previously at Accenture in management consulting. He founded Ambulant Inc. in 2013.
Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing
Sandy has 25+ years of sales, marketing and leadership experience. Throughout her career she has focused on building strategic teams with an emphasis on people culture as the foundation for success. As the Vice President of US Sales for ZAGG Brands she was instrumental in launching Gear4 into the US and building the brand to be the fastest growing cell phone case brand in the US in 2020 and 2021. She lives in Portland Oregon with her wife Sue and their son Charlie (13).
VP of Digital Marketing
Ralf Schulz brings a wealth of experience to our team, boasting a remarkable 13-year career as a Digital Marketing professional. With a proven track record in the marketing and advertising sector, Ralf excels in areas such as Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Customer Service, Advertising, Sales, and Marketing Strategy. Holding a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from George Fox University and a history of collaborating with Bay Area Tech/SAAS startups. Ralf is a dedicated professional committed to delivering exceptional results in the ever-evolving digital landscape.
Senior Director of Product & Development
Introducing Erick Chen, our Senior Director of Product & Development, bringing over 25 years of valuable expertise in product development, product life cycle management, and extensive supply chain knowledge. Prior to joining our team, Erick played a pivotal role at ZAGG Brands, overseeing the development of the keyboard and productivity category. His wealth of experience adds significant value to our company's mission and growth.
Director of Engineering
Meet Dan Oakeson, a seasoned professional with over 23 years of expertise in directing and engineering innovative products. With a remarkable track record in cost reduction, accelerated time-to-market, and unwavering commitment to maintaining top-notch quality standards while preventing scope creep, Dan joins our team from ZAGG Brands, where he made significant contributions in the keyboard and productivity category.
Brittany is the owner and lead designer of Savage Skye Designs, LLC here in Bend, Oregon. She has over five years of graphic design experience that she utilizes to help inspire business owners and help them connect with their craft. Through her partnership with WingoCase the past two years, she has been able to share in a spirit of collaboration and trust with their incredible team to build beautiful branding and share their mission through design.
Sr. Director of Sales
Roberto is an Army brat who grew up in Washington DC and graduated from Virginia Tech University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing & Management. He joined XM Satellite Radio upon graduation in 2003 (startup years) and worked in sales and marketing until 2013 helping to grow the subscriber base from 500,000 to 20+M. He then co-founded iZZi Gadgets as a crowd funded startup that created an award winning iPhone camera case/attachment. And just recently was Director of Sales at ZAGG Brands. He lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife Lizzy and three children Isla (8), Dash (6), and Ace (6 months).
Sr. Sales Executive
Josh has 10 years mobile device accessories experience. His first seven years in distribution sales working as a Key Account Manager for TESSCO Technologies and the last three working directly for ZAGG Brands as a Sales Manager focusing on B2B and smaller retail partner sales. Josh earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland. He lives in Bel Air, MD with his daughter Elle (4).
Executive Assistant - Office Manager
Kim Adamson became a valued member of the WingoCase Family in May 2023, contributing over two decades of administrative expertise to our dynamic team. With a versatile background encompassing roles as diverse as legal secretary, accounting specialist, payroll/HR manager, non-profit administrator, and customer service extraordinaire. Kim brings a wealth of experience and a strong work ethic to our organization. Her multifaceted skills and dedication to excellence make her an invaluable asset to our team, consistently supporting our mission with professionalism and efficiency.
Michael has been a member of fifteen exchanges over the past 30 years and founded a derivatives trading firm making markets on options for commodities and stock arbitrage. As a Certified Financial Analyst, he was responsible for the quantitative pricing models used to assess relative valuation in volatile global markets. Since 2000, he has focused on investing, with $20 million raised for start-up ventures, both in technology and environmentally sustainable manufacturing.
Joe Abrams’ career as an entrepreneur began in the early 1980s with The Software Toolworks, a personal computer entertainment and educational software company he co-founded with his cousin. In 1988, the company went public and by 1994 it had grown to over $150 million in revenue. The company was sold to Pearson, PLC, the British based publishing and media company, in early 1994. As an investor and advisor, he began working with small technology companies providing consulting in several areas, including strategic business development. In 1999, he co-founded eUniverse, an early-stage internet company. eUniverse was later renamed Intermix Media and was the parent company of the social network site MySpace. Intermix was sold to NewsCorp in 2005.
Joe offers a broad base of experience including strategy, sales leadership, and partnership development. Joe was the Founder of Remedy Interactive prior to its acquisition by Enviance in 2015. Over his 15-year tenure at Remedy Interactive Joe served as President, Sales Leader and Leader of Business Development. While there he successfully closed several multi-million dollar deals with Fortune 50 companies, including HP, Chevron, BP, Disney and Microsoft.
Dr. Andre is the founder of Interface Analysis Associates, a human factors and ergonomics consulting firm. Dr. Andre, along with his staff at IAA, have evaluated, tested and designed over 400 consumer products and human interface systems.