MEET THE TEAM
Learn more about the people who made Obi a reality.
Provide people with magical moments that inspire a mindset undaunted by limitations and excited about possibilities.
In high school, Jon Dekar witnessed his Grandfather’s frustration of eating dependently due to Corticobasal degeneration. As eating is one of life’s great pleasures and a basic human need, Jon expected there would be amazing technologies available to help people eat – they did not exist. With the belief that everyone deserves access to an independent and enjoyable dining experience, he became determined to make his idea a reality for people. Jon and his team introduced Obi to the world after ten years of persistence.
We believe that every individual, regardless of condition, should be able to live a fulfilling and empowering life. We want to create technology that encourages people to live a life without labels or limits and encourages them to invent new possibilities. With our products and brand, we’ll continue to do everything in our power to facilitate that lifestyle. Obi is just our foot in the door – we’ll never stop dreaming big.
CEO & Co-Founder
For all of us at DESiN, bringing Obi to market has been a long journey and a labor of love – we have been rewarded by seeing the relief and independence that Obi can bring to many of our fellow humans who face significant physical challenges. We often take for granted the social interaction of a meal shared with others – Obi unobtrusively enables this valuable human activity for many. We are very glad that with Obi, we can give a little something back.
President & Co-Founder
We believe everyone deserves access to a fulfilling and empowering life. It is surprising that until Obi, there has not been a practical product available for the millions of people that desired a sociable, self-reliant dining experience. This of course had to change, and since 2006, I have been diligently working towards the most amazing experience and product possible, Obi. We hope you come to love Obi as much as we do.
I firmly believe that education and experience find value when fulfilling a need of the greater good. It it a most humbling and grateful experience to be part of Obi; creating independence and happiness to those using Obi. I look forward to our younger generations continuing the advancement of technology and the human condition in a purposeful manner as we are doing here at DESiN.
VP Customer Experience
My responsibility is to facilitate the best experience for each individual that interacts with Obi. My passion to deliver excellence is driven by the amazing stories that I hear from each family and their ability to adapt and live life fully. My favorite Obi story is a woman with MS drinking a martini and eating popcorn while watching a movie alone for the first time in 25 years.