Amonix CPV Technology Board of Directors

The Amonix Board of Directors represents a strong, balanced blend of skills and experience in business management, technology, manufacturing, solar project management, finance, and utility-sector expertise. The Board guides the overall philosophy and direction of Amonix, reflecting the corporate vision to make solar the commercial and environmental energy resource of choice, utilizing CPV technology.
The depth and breadth of the Board's experience provides guidance in the core areas important to Amonix.

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Jan van Dokkum

Chairman of the Board

Jan van Dokkum is Chairman of the Board of Amonix and an operating partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He joined KPCB in 2010 with the specific task of assisting KPCB’s greentech ventures toward commercialization. Jan has 30 years of experience in building organizations to achieve rapid growth through effective go-to-market strategies, strategic partnerships, cost-effective manufacturing and supply chain implementation, and human resource deployment. Before joining KPCB as a partner, Jan assisted a number of KPCB portfolio companies as an independent consultant.

Mark Cirilli

Independent Director

Mark Cirilli is a founding partner and co-leads MissionPoint Capital Partners in its overall investment strategy. He is a member of the investment committee, and heads private equity execution for developers, specialty finance, and specific environmental project investments. He has served as Chief Investment Officer of Marshall Street Management, LLC since 2000, and was a Founder and Managing Partner of MSM Capital Partners, LLC, where he oversaw investment strategy in clean technology and environmental finance sectors. Prior to Marshall Street, Mr. Cirilli held Chief Financial Officer and operating positions at a retail franchise and at Cannondale Corporation. Mr. Cirilli earned an MBA with Distinction from Columbia University and a BA in Accounting and Economics from Fordham University.

Ben Kortlang

Independent Director

Ben Kortlang is a Partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers where he focuses on growth-stage greentech investing. 

Prior to KPCB, Ben worked at Goldman Sachs for 8 years, most recently co-heading Goldman's Alternative Energy Investing business. In this capacity Ben managed Goldman's multi-billion dollar portfolio of alternative energy investments including Horizon Wind Energy, SunEdison, First Solar and Iogen.

Prior to this, Ben led the private equity investing business within Goldman's Special Situations Group, before which he was a Vice President in Goldman's investment banking group focusing on Industrials and Natural Resources.

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Ben was an Associate with A.T. Kearney where he focused on strategic and operations consulting in the energy, manufacturing, packaging, transportation and communications industries. Before A.T. Kearney, Ben was a Business Analyst at National Australia Bank in strategic planning and macroeconomic forecasting.

Ben holds a Bachelor of Business (Economics & Finance) from RMIT University, a Bachelor of Commerce and an Honors degree in Econometrics from University of Melbourne and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Zeb Rice

Independent Director

Mr. Rice is co-founder and a Managing Partner of Angeleno Group. Mr. Rice has 10 years of energy investment and related transactional experience. Mr. Rice oversees Angeleno Group’s investment activities in the areas of energy storage, renewables, carbon, and advanced lighting technologies. Prior to the formation of Angeleno Group, Mr. Rice managed venture investing for News Ltd., a division of News Corporation. At News Corp., Mr. Rice originated transactions and deployed and/or managed News Corp.'s capital at a Board or General Manager level. His portfolio included expansion stage investments in high growth technology companies. Mr. Rice held various positions managing software development projects and multi-million dollar marketing budgets for technology companies. Mr. Rice received a B.S. Magna Cum Laude in Government and Economics from Bowdoin College.

Shrikant Sathe

General Partner

Shrikant has over 24 years of operational experience in the technology area, over 20 years of which have been with private companies. He has played a role in many functional areas including engineering, marketing, business development, international sales and general management. His expertise spans semiconductors, systems and software, networking and communications, wireless, security and design automation. Shrikant started his career at Intel Corporation in engineering in 1979.


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