Meet the SYZMIK Team


Steve Arzoni


Steve Arzoni brings over 20 years experience in building businesses in technology and sports, both in the UK and USA.  As founder of the SYZMIK sports brand and co-creator of the SYZMIK soft shell headgear range Steve leads the team as CEO. 

Rod Trafford

Director of New Business & Strategic Partnerships

Rod Trafford is a prominent figure in sports technology and player welfare. He's known for pioneering innovative technologies in the field, including #1 Rated Helmet Technology during his time at VICIS. At Xenith, he led successful product launches worldwide. Trafford also boasts a background as a tight end in the NFL and remains active in supporting retired players through organizations like the NFL Retired Players Association and the NFL TRUST.

Chris Perra

Director of Engineering & New Products

Chris Perra boasts a very wide skill set with a Mechanical Engineering background as well as an MBA. He has a detailed background in product development. Has developed over 100 products to market for Under Armour and Garmin, with 15 patents issued. 

Phoebe Schecter

SYZMIK Global Ambassador & Athlete

In addition to her role at SYZMIK Phoebe Schecter is also an American football analyst for Sky Sports and a Global Flag Football Ambassador for the NFL. As an athlete Phoebe is a Team GB captain, and as a coach, Phoebe spent time in the NFL at the Bills. Wiith her knowledge and influence, she helps spread awareness about the importance of proper headgear and its impact on player well-being.

Dr Nate Dau

R&D Engineer

Nate Dau PhD. has over 20 years of experience developing novel technologies in the sport performance and protection industries. His work includes the development of novel test equipment such as the NOCSAE Thoracic Surrogate (NTS) to test sports chest protectors and an instrumented mouthguard for collecting head impact data in NFL players.  He has also helped develop commercial products including the Bontrager WaveCel bicycle helmet that reduces rotational acceleration and the Under Armour Record Equipped shoes which include integrated sensors and wireless communication. His work has also resulted in the creation of ten issued patents.