About Us

Virfex is a U.S. based body armor manufacturer specializing in lightweight and affordable personal protection products. Virfex also designs armor carrier systems intended for professional duty use amongst Law Enforcement and Military Agencies.

Executive Team

Gus Dehni

Founder & President

Gus Dehni has 25 years experience in research and development. In 2017, Gus established Virfex, an armor manufacturing enterprise with patented innovative technologies in ballistic protection and high energy absorption. Gus has published numerous articles on the molecular basis of brain development and co-discovered the first regulatory protein in the AIDS virus.  Gus earned a Masters, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral degree from Harvard University, a Masters degree from McGill University and a Bachelor's degree from Boston University.  Gus lives in Massachusetts with his wife and 3 year old daughter.


Jason Dehni

Co-Founder & Advisor

Jason Dehni has excelled in senior roles in retail banking, asset management, insurance, FinTech, and HealthTech. Jason was the CEO of Sun Life HK and head of Global Strategy for Manulife.  Jason spent a decade at Scotiabank and was a consultant at McKinsey.  Jason earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto.


David Harelick

Acting COO & CFO

David Harelick has over 20 years of experience in finance, operations and real estate.  David was the US head of Gulf Investment House and a partner at Corporate Realty Investment Capital.  David started his career in investment banking.  David volunteered for 8 years as the president of MIT Sloan's largest alumni association and remains on its board.  David earned an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, a Bachelors from Cornell University and a CFA Charter.  David lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two children.


Todd Dunnagan

Director of Business Development

Todd has 12 years of experience in the Aerospace and Defense industry primarily in the areas of business development, marketing and program management. Todd began his career in defense and aerospace at the Tensylon HPM division of BAE Systems (moving with Tensylon to DuPont).  In 2013, Todd joined the British firm D30 as director of the global military market segment and led D30 into specialized armor platforms requiring strain rate sensitive impact foams. In 2016, Todd joined TenCate Advanced Armor as the VP of Business Development focusing on vehicle, body, aerospace and maritime armor.  Todd holds a BS from NC State with a focus on textiles.