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 an 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.
Jim retired from Intel at the end of 2012 as a Senior Principal Engineer and Chief Power Architect. Jim worked at Intel for 26 years, with 24 years focused on notebook platform architecture and low power technologies. Jim has over 100 issued patents and has lead development of many industry specifications including ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface), and a low power radio technology he famously named Bluetooth. Jim is a senior member of IEEE, was an original inductee into the Bluetooth Hall of Fame (2006), and was a runner up in the Discover Magazine Award for Technology Innovation in 1999, has received five Intel Achievement Awards and a gold Intel Environmental award. Jim also does volunteer work with the MESA (Math Engineering Science and Achievement) program for underprivileged students to encourage STEM education for which Jim was awarded the 2012 Santa Clara Site Intel Involved Hero Award and works with the MESA program as part of an Encore Fellowship program. Jim has a BS in Electrical Engineering from California State University Fresno (’84) and was recently awarded their “Top Dog” Alumni award for lifetime achievement (Go Dogs!) and was recently featured in the CSU Working in California series for CSU’s 50th anniversary.
Dave is the Director of IC development at FINsix. Prior to FINsix, Dave worked at Texas Instruments for 18 years, holding the title of Distinguished Member of Technical Staff. At Texas Instruments he designed and led the design of many different families of analog and mixed signal ICs, including power controllers, monolithic power converters, LDOs and RF ICs. Prior to Texas Instruments, Dave worked as a system level designer for 11 years, developing video test equipment for Philips, CRT based computer monitors and test hardware for IBM, high end stereo electronics for Linn Products and digital electronics for a business computer company. He has 20 issued patents. Dave has a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from The University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK.