Jason Sikes was an accountant for one of the money management companies that misled their investors with false progress reports. At the behest of his boss, Jason was part of the misinformation. However, he was a low level accountant and when the feds came down hard he escaped the dragnet, mostly by turning state’s evidence against his former employers. It was while he was in a holding cell that he discovered his new powers of being able to slow time. Finding himself out of a job and not likely to be able to find another one, as well as having new powers, he accepted the job offer from the Venture Group.