Our Leadership Team
Dr. Bart Riley
Chairman and Technical Director
Bart is a founder and former CTO at A123 Systems, Boston's largest IPO in the past decade and one of the world’s largest automotive lithium ion suppliers with revenue exceeding $500M in 2016.
He's a successful hard tech entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience leading projects, teams and businesses taking tech from lab to market. With senior management experience at AMSC, A123 Systems and Quantumscape, Bart has a track record solving complex technical and business problems to launch products in multiple verticals, including industrial equipment, consumer electronics, automotive, and grid. Dr. Bart Riley has a PhD in Materials Science from Cornell University, 85 publications and 62 US Patents.
Former VP, Qualcomm
Invented and launched global industry standard for fast battery charging in mobile devices - Qualcomm QuickCharge - shipping in billions of devices.
Abid’s successful 20+ year track record of growing businesses and creating value from technology includes three major financial exits totalling over $1.3B. At Summit Microelectronics, he grew the business in mobile device (smartphone/tablet etc.) market from <$5M/yr to >$100M/yr and to a successful acquisition by Qualcomm Inc. He's invented and launched global industry standard for fast battery charging in mobile devices - Qualcomm QuickCharge as part of the Snapdragon platform, driving and executing industry partnerships to create QuickCharge ecosystem to enable adoption by OEM's with Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets. Quickcharge has grown from $100MM to >$500MM since. With deep experience in semiconductors, power and battery management, embedded technologies and the IoT, Abid previously held C-level and executive roles at Ossia, Marvell, Volterra (Maxim) and National Semiconductor, among others. Abid has 28 technical patents to his name.
Formerly at Synopsys
Vijay is a serial entrepreneur and senior technology executive with deep semiconductor industry experience, and 4 successful company exits.
Most recently, Vijay Dube was CEO of Elliptic Technologies, leading up to its acquisition by Synopsys Inc. Prior to that, he served as COO and EVP Marketing at Wavesat (acquired by Cavium). His previous roles include VP Marketing and Business Development at Atsana Semiconductor (acquired by MTEKVision) and VP Marketing and Co-Founder at Dipix Technologies Inc (acquired by Coreco/DALSA).
Former COO at SolidEnergy Solutions
Bud has over 30 plus years of leadership experience in developing and bringing to market, award winning power, energy and datacenter management solutions. Bud was the CEO of NEC Energy Solutions, one of the world’s leading energy storage companies which was born out of A123 Systems, where he served as the President of A123 Energy Solutions. Bud has also held senior positions with Industry leaders such as American Power Conversion and Tripp Lite Corporation.