IAN SPARKS, CO-FOUNDER & COO
Ian is a proven leader, both on the battlefield and in the boardroom. In 2008, Ian enlisted into the U.S. Army and was awarded a full-time ROTC scholarship to Hood College in Frederick, MD, where he graduated in 2011 with a degree in History and minors in Criminal Justice and Military Science. He was commissioned into the U.S. Army Officer Corps as a Combat Engineer and has deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, and most recently to Syria as a Commander of a Combat Engineer unit. As a civilian, Ian has held various roles in project and operations management, including roles at the Pentagon. In 2018, he and his brother Colin founded Battle Bars, where he currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer.
COLIN SPARKS, CO-FOUNDER & CMO
Colin is a seasoned marketing, strategy, and sales leader with a track record of proven success across a variety of industry verticals, including broadcast media, health, wellness, and fitness and consumer packaged goods (CPG). Colin attended Palm Beach Atlantic University and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business. Colin has translated his passion for marketing, fitness, and “better-for-you” foods into his role as co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Battle Bars.
ALEX WITT, CEO & PARTNER
Alex Witt is the CEO and partner at BattleBars. He served 4 years in the US Navy, where he completed a tour of service in Iraq. He led sales for a logistics startup which he helped grow to 250+ employees. After 13 years, the business was acquired by a top ten 3PL in the country. Alex currently has an ownership stake in multiple businesses and donates regularly to military and first responder charitable organizations. He has a passion for fitness and is the founder of 10.40.10 fitness, a military/first responder themed gym which provides affordable blueprints to transitioning veterans who want to build a career in fitness. He currently lives in Chicago with his wife and two kids.