Leadership

Solving a Different Kind of Energy Crisis

We are a global leader in RF-based wireless charging technology and are passionate in our pursuit to provide mobile power to everyone. Headquartered in San Jose, California, we are deeply committed to intelligent innovation and our WattUp® RF-based charging technology is the embodiment of our pursuit to re-imagine today what is possible tomorrow.

Meet the Management Team

Cesar Johnston

Cesar Johnston

Chief Operating Officer
Executive Vice President of Engineering

Brian Sereda

Brian Sereda

Senior Vice President &
Chief Financial Officer

Neeraj Sahejpal

Neeraj Sahejpal

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development

Meet the Board

Dan Fairfax

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Dan Fairfax joined Energous’ Board of Directors in April 2019. Mr. Fairfax is a seasoned executive who has served in a variety of financial management and operational leadership roles throughout his career. He most recently served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Brocade through its acquisition by Broadcom. At Brocade, Mr. Fairfax also served as the company’s vice president of global service and support, and as vice president of business operations, following Brocade’s acquisition of Foundry Networks, where he was chief financial officer. Prior to that role, he served in various senior financial management positions at companies such as GoRemote Internet Communications, Ironside Technologies, Acta Technology, NeoVista Software, and Siemens and Spectra-Physics. In addition to serving on Energous’ board, Mr. Fairfax is a member of the board of directors for Saama Technologies. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Whitman College and graduated from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Rahul Patel

Director

Mr. Patel joined the Company’s board of directors in August 2019. Mr. Patel serves as senior vice president and general manager, Connectivity & Networking Business Unit, at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Prior to that, he spent 13 years at Broadcom where he last served as senior vice president and general manager for the Wireless Connectivity business. Prior to joining Broadcom, Patel held senior marketing and engineering positions at HIFN, Inc., Samsung Semiconductor, Tritech Microelectronics, and EPSON/S-MOS Systems. Patel is a proven leader with more than 25 years of experience and a strong track record for developing successful product lines, driving P&L growth and building global organizations of Fortune 500 companies in the semiconductor and telecommunications industries.

Reynette Au

Director

Reynette Au joined the Energous Board of Directors in August 2019. Au currently serves as vice president of marketing, Network & Custom Logic Group at Intel Corporation. Prior to her position at Intel, Au was vice president of marketing for Micron Technology’s mobile business unit. Other leadership positions she has held throughout her career were at organizations including Phoenix Technologies, GTIA, NVIDIA Corporation, Triscend Corporation, which was acquired by Xilinx and others. Au brings a track record of driving marketing strategy and customer engagement programs that enable the scaling and market segment share growth for a range of system solution products.

Sheryl Wilkerson

Director

Wilkerson, currently vice president of government affairs at Michelin North America, has served as an advisor to Energous since 2018 and brings in-depth experience in both public and private sectors. Prior to her role at Michelin, Wilkerson was president of Willow, LLC, where she advised global wireless, telematics and automotive companies on government affairs, and as senior vice president of strategic planning and corporate services at Ygomi, which develops software for automated driving and ADAS.

Before joining the private sector, Wilkerson spent more than a decade in roles throughout the U.S. federal government, including the Senate and House of Representatives, Federal Judicial Center and the Federal Communications Commission, where she led the office of legislative and intergovernmental affairs and served as an advisor to the general counsel and chairman.

John Major

Mr. John Major joined the Energous Board of Advisors in July 2014. He founded MTSG, a strategic consulting and investment company of which he has served as president since 2003. From April 2004 to October 2006, he also served as chief executive officer of Apacheta Corp., a privately held mobile, wireless software company whose products are used to manage retail inventory, service and deliveries. From August 2000 until January 2003, Mr. Major was chairman and CEO of Novatel Wireless Inc., a wireless data access solutions company. Previously, Mr. Major was chairman and CEO of Wireless Knowledge, a joint venture of Qualcomm Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Prior to joining Wireless Knowledge, Mr. Major served as corporate executive vice president of Qualcomm and president of its wireless infrastructure division. For approximately 18 years, he held various executive and leadership positions at Motorola Inc., the most recent of which was senior vice president and chief technology officer. He served on the University of California President’s Board on Science and Innovation and currently serves as Chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Committee of the University of Rochester Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Science and as Chairman of the University of Illinois at Chicago-Engineering School Advisory Board. Mr. Major is also the Chairman Emeritus of the Board of EvoNexus, a nonprofit telecom industry group and incubator and Chairman of the La Jolla Institute, the premier research institute focused on the immune system. Previously, he has served on the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academy of Science, and the board of the Software Engineering Institute. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Broadcom, Lennox International Inc., Littelfuse Inc., ORBCOMM Inc. and Resonant Inc. Additionally, he is chairman of the board of Pulse Electronics. Mr. Major received a B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Rochester, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, an M.B.A. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Loyola University. Mr. Major is a named inventor in 13 U.S. patents.

Michael Andreozzi

Mr. Michael Andreozzi is CEO of Beltone New England, the largest hearing aid dispensing and audiology practice in the region and joined the Energous Board of Advisors in December 2020. He has owned and operated over 125 Audiology and Hearing Aid retail locations in his 37 years in the hearing aid industry. Michael has held positions with Beltone Florida, Beltone New York and Beltone Carolina. His 14 years of ownership in the Miracle-Ear franchise system gave him great roots and knowledge at a young age in large reach, single line hearing aid retail. Michael currently serves on several boards and advisory boards, including The Board of Governors with International Hearing Aid Society, National Advisory Council at Beltone Electronics in Chicago and GN Hearing Care in Denmark. He was also past Chairman of the Advisory Board for 3DM-United Sciences, a laser ear scanning company that will change the way that impressions are taken of the human ear for years to come. Michael serves on the University Rhode Island Foundation Board, the Arts and Sciences Board and the Harrington School of Communication Board. Many companies within the Hearing Aid space sort out Michael and his team to test and implement new ideas, technology, and approaches within the hearing Aid Retail field. His company was responsible for the early testing and roll out of the CVS Hearing Aid Centers in 2008 opening over 35 locations within CVS, ZPower Rechargeable hearing aid batteries, Caption Call Phones in hearing clinics, Jitterbug Cell Phones in hearing clinics, Hyper-Sound speaker systems, Bluetooth integration in Hearing Devices and Oto-Scanner Technology for 3D scanning of ear canals. Many awards have been compiled for Michael and his companies including the prestigious “Presidents Cup Award” at Beltone and highest volume and growth awards many times. Michael earned a bachelor’s degrees in communicative disorders and speech communications from the University of Rhode Island. Michael is considered one of the most important voices in the retail hearing aid industry and a nationally recognized leader, speaker and innovator.

Dooroo Lim

Mr. Dooroo Lim joined the Energous Board of Advisors in November 2020. He is currently a project leader of wireless coverage solutions company SK Telesys, where he has led overseas sales and marketing since 2013. While at SK Telesys, Mr. Lim has contributed to the first commercialization of WattUp technology in 2019 with the Delight Oasis-RC over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid, which utilizes Energous’ RF-based WattUp wireless charging technology.. Prior to joining SK Telesys, Mr. Lim began Telesquare, LTE and WiMAX module and data card manufacturing, and was granted a military WiMAX module project from Samsung Thales. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Lim served as a team leader of C-motech, where he managed various projects for mobile networks operators, such as Sprint, KDDI, SK telecom and Korea Telecom, and launched a number of 3G and WiMAX devices. From 2002 until 2006, while at Ace Antenna, Mr. Lim was a principal engineer and responsible for new business development. Prior to Ace Antenna, Mr. Lim served as a system engineer of Hyundai electronics and designed the world’s first IS-95C BTS based on multi-rate DSP and Digital-IF technology. Mr. Lim received a B.S. in radio wave engineering and an M.S. in Electronic Communication Engineering at Hanyang University in 1996 and 1998, respectively.