Paul Skarie - President
Paul is an industry veteran, having spent a decade and a half with Harley-Davidson and possesses an intimate understanding of the powersports space. His experience spans multiple disciplines including retail, dealer and product. Paul also spent several years running Harley's operations in Australia and New Zealand and is an avid rider and motorcycle enthusiast. In addition to riding, Paul enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, fishing and running.
Paul has a Bachelor of Business Administration from University Wisconsin-Eau Claire as well as an MBA from Marquette university.
Alec Leavitt - CFO
Alec is an up and coming financial executive with solid experience in the public accounting, manufacturing and distribution sectors. He's spent the last decade using analytical insights and a strategic mindset to help leaders make sound business decisions day in and day out.
Leavitt holds a bachelor's in accounting from UW-La Crosse with as well as an MBA from Viterbo University and a CPA license.
Alec is a motorcycle enthusiast and also enjoys hunting, golfing, remodeling projects and spending time with his family.
Karl Osterberg - VP of Operations
Karl brings several decades of boots on the ground style of leadership to the manufacturing floor and a level headed approach to his work. His methodical and detail oriented methodology provides the perfect balance to the complex world of manufacturing.
Having held several roles within S&S Cycle, including leading the QA and Contract Manufacturing teams, Karl leverages his experience and in depth knowledge of the organization to effectively manage the fast paced shop floor.
Karl's education includes a BS degree in mechanical engineering and hobbies include hunting, fishing, boating and snowmobiling.
Tim Osterberg - VP of Engineering & Product Development
Tim spent nearly two decades at Harley-Davidson and more recently a substantial tenure at Hayes Performance Systems where he was instrumental in new product development for the powersports market.
Tim holds a Bachelor of Applied Science as well as a Master of Engineering, both from Michigan Technological University.
Osterberg is an avid outdoorsman with a long history of making mechanical things go fast.
Jon Montgomery - Head of Marketing
Jon is originally
from Southern California where he held marketing leadership roles in the apparel space before coming to S&S Cycle in 2017. He has since helped transform the brands B2C and B2B facing marketing into class leading efforts, streamlined GTM strategies, and created a top tier and scalable events program. Montgomery brings with him a deep well of skill sets, including a keen understanding of social media channels, content creation, e-com strategies, events management, and the ability to properly leverage the analytics behind each tool.
Jon is not only a leader in the powersports space, but when time allows, he builds and rides custom bikes. And he loves spending time with his family.
Jon received a Bachelor's degree of Art, Entertainment and Media Management as well as an Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institutes.
JJ Braun - Head of Sales & Business Development
JJ is a true power sports enthusiast and industry veteran with over 15 years of experience in both the on and off-road market. He is a Wisconsin native and spent the majority of his career at Harley-Davidson Motor Company in Milwaukee holding various operational, sales and marketing roles, before relocating to Minnesota to work within the off road business. He eventually moved back to the Viola WI area with his wife and 3 young boys to his wife’s family farm where they raise “kids and cattle”. JJ has been riding since the age of 10 and loves “horsepower”. When not riding motorcycles or side-by-sides he can usually be found on his horse checking cows. The unique opportunity to combine his leadership, talent, and experience makes S&S the perfect fit.
JJ holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development, Leadership and Quality from Marian University as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Operational Management from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. JJ is also a Marine and US Army Veteran with over 15 years of service
Danny Miles - Sr. Manager of HR & Safety
Danny grew up in the small town of Carver, Oregon where he enjoyed riding horses, dirt bikes, and racing motocross eventually transitioning to a smoother ride on the highways. He has held key HR, safety and operational leadership roles in both privately held and publicly traded companies in the public service, technology, engineering, quick serve restaurant, and manufacturing industries, both domestically and abroad.
Danny received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Human Resource Management from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota.
A 23-year veteran of the U. S. Army, Danny enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and reading and is eager to get back out on the road on two wheels.