Vanessa is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of FINsix. Most recently, Vanessa was a business development manager at TECOM Investments (Dubai, UAE) where she led business development and strategy for Enpark, a 1.4M square foot sustainable real estate project and investment vehicle. Vanessa worked with the Monitor Group from 2005 – 2007 and is a board member of Community Water Solutions, a non-profit she co-founded in 2008. In 2011, Vanessa won the Patrick E. McGovern Entrepreneurship Award, and was selected as a Boston Business Journal Innovation All-Stars Rising Star and Forbes 30-under-30 in Energy. Vanessa holds a M.Eng. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management and a B.A. in Environmental Science from Dartmouth College.
Tony is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at FINsix. Prior to starting FINsix, Tony completed a Ph.D. with the RLE/LEES laboratory at MIT in VHF power. He helped establish the fundamental network principles behind VHF power conversion and designed and built over a dozen high-performance converters. In addition he established and validated device optimization and transformer synthesis techniques enabling higher efficiency and access to a broader applications space. Before MIT, Tony served for five years in the U.S. Air Force, rising to the rank of Captain. As a Mission Operations Commander at DGS-2, Beale AFB, he led a team of 70 intelligence operators to 169 collection missions over a number of locations worldwide. Tony holds a Ph.D. and S.M. in Electrical Engineering from MIT, a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Intelligence Officer Course.
Joe is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at FINsix, where he leads all product management, product marketing, marcom, and partnering activities. Prior to FINsix, Joe worked as Vice President of Marketing at SolarBridge Technologies, a microinverter start-up based in Austin, TX. At SolarBridge, Joe was responsible for all marketing and sales activities and led partnering efforts that resulted in six contracts with leading solar panel manufacturers. Prior to SolarBridge, he worked at Schneider Electric/American Power Conversion, Analog Devices, and AT&T, where he held a variety of general management and senior marketing positions. Joe earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from Carnegie Mellon University.