David Jansen serves as our Interim CEO, President, Chair and a Class III Director. He has served as our Interim CEO since November 2022, as our President since February 2017 and a member of the board of directors since March 2014 and was an advisor to the company since its inception. Mr. Jansen previously served as a Managing Partner of Murphee Colorado, a small business venture capital fund, from 2002 to 2010. From 2005 to 2009, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Distributed Sensor Systems, which developed and manufactured remote sensors for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications. He has also served on a variety of boards and has been involved with helping startups from formation to exit. Mr. Jansen has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona.
Erik Anderson serves as a Class I Director. Mr. Anderson served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of its board of directors of Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation III’s, which completed its business combination with Solid Power in December 2021. Mr. Anderson has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation IV (Nasdaq: DCRD) since February 2021 and a member of its board of directors since August 2021. Mr. Anderson founded WestRiver Group, a collaboration of leading investment firms providing integrated capital solutions to the global innovation economy, in 2002 and has served as Chief Executive Officer of WestRiver Group since its inception. In 2018, Mr. Anderson became executive chairman of Singularity University, a company that offers executive educational programs, a business incubator and innovation consultancy service. Mr. Anderson is Vice-Chairman of Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY), an American global sports equipment manufacturing company, and a director of Hyzon Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: HYZN), a hydrogen mobility company. Mr. Anderson has served on the board of directors of Lumen Biosciences, Inc. and Viome Inc. since January 2022. Mr. Anderson has received numerous honors, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2018 and 2017, Mr. Anderson was honored by Goldman Sachs as one of their Top 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs. In 2019 and 2018, Mr. Anderson was ranked by Golf Inc. as the No. 3 most powerful person in the golf industry after being ranked No. 8 in 2017. Mr. Anderson is Vice-Chairman of ONEHOPE, a cause-centric consumer brand and technology company, and is the founder of America’s Foundation for Chess, currently serving 160,000 children in the United States with its First Move curriculum. His investment experience includes being partner at Frazier Healthcare Partners, Chief Executive Officer of Matthew G Norton Co. and Vice President at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Anderson was recognized early in his career as one of the top “40 under 40” young achievers and emerging leaders by Seattle’s Puget Sound Business Journal. Mr. Anderson holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree (Cum Laude) in Management Engineering from Claremont McKenna College.
Rainer Feurer serves as a Class III Director. He has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2021. Dr. Feurer has served in various strategic, M&A, finance and sales roles of increasing importance at BMW AG (Frankfurt: BAMXF) since 1998. He has also served as a member of the board of directors and audit committee of BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. from 2009 to 2015 and again since December 2019. Dr. Feurer is Vice Chairman of Spotlight Automotive Limited since its founding in January 2020 and serves as member of the supervisory board in HERE International B.V. since March 2020, FREE NOW (Intelligent Apps GmbH), CHARGE NOW (Digital Charging Solutions GmbH) and SHARE NOW (Share Now GmbH) since 2019 as well as REACH NOW (moovel Group GmbH) since 2020. Dr. Feurer holds a B.A. (Hons) in International Management from Middlesex University, UK and Dipl. Betriebswirt (FH) Diploma from Reutlingen, Germany. He received his M.B.A. from Monterey Institute of International Studies in 1993 and his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from Cranfield University, UK in 1996.
Steve Goldberg serves as a Class II Director. He has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2019. Dr. Goldberg is currently a Partner at Finistere Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm. Since January 2000, Dr. Goldberg has operated Air Access, his own technology consulting business. He also served as an Operating Partner at Venrock, a venture capital firm, from May 2009 to January 2020. From October 2000 to November 2009, Dr. Goldberg served as the Chief Executive Officer of several early-stage technology companies including DataRunway, Vidient Systems, CoWave Networks, and Arcwave. Dr. Goldberg has served as a member of the board of directors of Future Dial, a mobile device processing robotics and automation software company, since July 2011. He previously served on the board of directors of Savari, an automotive technology company, from April 2016 to December 2020. He served on the board of directors of Lucid Motors, an electric vehicle company, from January 2014 to April 2019. He served on the board of directors of Red Seal, a cybersecurity software company, from April 2014 to April 2019. Dr. Goldberg also served on the board of directors of Silicon Valley Forum, a non-profit organization focused on fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley, from June 2014 to May 2018. Finally, he served on the board of directors of Quantenna, a WiFi semiconductor company, from May 2009 to August 2016. Dr. Goldberg holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Washington University, St. Louis, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
John Stephens serves as our Lead Independent Director and a Class III Director. He has been a member of our board of directors since September 2021. Mr. Stephens brings over 35 years of accounting and finance expertise, including experience in matters of financial planning, corporate development, accounting and accounting policy, tax, auditing, treasury, investor relations, corporate real estate, business planning, and financial, operational, and regulatory reporting. Specifically, Mr. Stephens retired from AT&T, Inc. (NYSE: T) in March 2021 where he served as its Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, prior to which he served in a series of successive positions in AT&T, Inc.’s finance department. Before joining AT&T, Inc. in 1992, Mr. Stephens held a variety of roles in public accounting. Mr. Stephens is a member of the board of directors of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX), where he serves as chairman of the audit committee. Mr. Stephens is also the audit committee chair of a large independent food retailer and Mr. Stephens has previously served on the board of directors and audit committee of América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: AMX). Mr. Stephens holds a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from Rockhurst University and a J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law.
MaryAnn Wright serves as a Class II Director. She has been a member of our board of directors since July 2022. Ms. Wright is a successful executive with more than 30 years’ experience building high-performing teams and delivering outstanding results. From 2007 through 2017, Ms. Wright worked for Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE: JCI), serving as Group Vice President of Engineering & Product Development from 2013 through 2017, and Vice President of Technology and Innovation from 2009 to 2013. She served as Vice President and General Manager for Johnson Controls Hybrid Systems business and as CEO of Johnson Controls-Saft from 2007 through 2009. Prior to joining Johnson Controls, Ms. Wright served as Executive Vice President Engineering, Product Development, Commercial and Program Management for Collins & Aikman Corporation. From 1988 through 2005, Ms. Wright served as Director, Sustainable Mobility Technologies and Hybrid Vehicle Programs at Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) and was the Chief Engineer of the 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid, the industry’s first full hybrid SUV, and also led the launch of Ford’s first hydrogen-powered fuel cell fleet program. Ms. Wright serves on the Board of Directors and is the Chair of the Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee of Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE: GPI). Ms. Wright serves on the Board of Directors and is the Chair of the Governance and Sustainability Committee of Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU). Ms. Wright serves on the Board of Directors of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC). Until August 2021, Ms. Wright served on the Board of Directors of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. and until October 2020, Ms. Wright served on the Board of Directors of Delphi Technologies. Ms. Wright is also active in the community where she serves as Board Chair of the Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit. Ms. Wright previously served as a Trustee at Lawrence Technological University, a member of the Argonne National Laboratory board of governors, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Foundation, chair of the Wisconsin Energy Research Consortium and chair of the Electric Drive Association in Washington, D.C. Ms. Wright holds a B.A. in Economics and International Business and an M.S. in Engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Wayne State University.