Douglas Campbell serves as our Chief Executive Officer and a Class I Director. He is a co-founder of Solid Power and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since our inception. He has been a member of our board of directors since March 2014, when it converted to a corporation. In parallel with establishing Solid Power, he founded i2C Solutions, LLC (“i2C”), a thermal management company, and co-founded Roccor, LLC (“Roccor”), a component supplier for the small satellite industry. i2C and Roccor merged in 2015, with Roccor being the surviving entity. Mr. Campbell served as the Chief Executive Officer of Roccor until the end of 2018 and remained on its board of directors until the company was acquired in late 2020. He began his career in advanced technology development at the Space Vehicles Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, NM. Mr. Campbell earned his B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering with a Structural Mechanics emphasis from the University of New Mexico.
David Jansen serves as our President, Chair and a Class III Director. He has served as our President since February 2017 and a member of the board of directors since March 2014 and was an advisor to the company since its inception. Mr. Jansen previously served as a Managing Partner of Murphee Colorado, a small business venture capital fund, from 2002 to 2010. From 2005 to 2009, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Distributed Sensor Systems, which developed and manufactured remote sensors for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications. He has also served on a variety of boards and has been involved with helping startups from formation to exit. Mr. Jansen has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona.
Erik Anderson serves as a Class I Director. Mr. Anderson served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of its board of directors of Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation III’s, which completed its business combination with Solid Power in December 2021. Mr. Anderson has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation IV (Nasdaq: DCRD) since February 2021 and a member of its board of directors since August 2021. Mr. Anderson founded WestRiver Group, a collaboration of leading investment firms providing integrated capital solutions to the global innovation economy, in 2002 and has served as Chief Executive Officer of WestRiver Group since its inception. In 2018, Mr. Anderson became executive chairman of Singularity University, a company that offers executive educational programs, a business incubator and innovation consultancy service. Mr. Anderson is Vice-Chairman of Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY), an American global sports equipment manufacturing company, and a director of Hyzon Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: HYZN), a hydrogen mobility company. Mr. Anderson has served on the board of directors of Lumen Biosciences, Inc. and Viome Inc. since January 2022. Mr. Anderson has received numerous honors, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2018 and 2017, Mr. Anderson was honored by Goldman Sachs as one of their Top 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs. In 2019 and 2018, Mr. Anderson was ranked by Golf Inc. as the No. 3 most powerful person in the golf industry after being ranked No. 8 in 2017. Mr. Anderson is Vice-Chairman of ONEHOPE, a cause-centric consumer brand and technology company, and is the founder of America’s Foundation for Chess, currently serving 160,000 children in the United States with its First Move curriculum. His investment experience includes being partner at Frazier Healthcare Partners, Chief Executive Officer of Matthew G Norton Co. and Vice President at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Anderson was recognized early in his career as one of the top “40 under 40” young achievers and emerging leaders by Seattle’s Puget Sound Business Journal. Mr. Anderson holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree (Cum Laude) in Management Engineering from Claremont McKenna College.
Rainer Feurer serves as a Class III Director. He has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2021. Dr. Feurer has served in various strategic, M&A, finance and sales roles of increasing importance at BMW AG (Frankfurt: BAMXF) since 1998. He has also served as a member of the board of directors and audit committee of BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. from 2009 to 2015 and again since December 2019. Dr. Feurer is Vice Chairman of Spotlight Automotive Limited since its founding in January 2020 and serves as member of the supervisory board in HERE International B.V. since March 2020, FREE NOW (Intelligent Apps GmbH), CHARGE NOW (Digital Charging Solutions GmbH) and SHARE NOW (Share Now GmbH) since 2019 as well as REACH NOW (moovel Group GmbH) since 2020. Dr. Feurer holds a B.A. (Hons) in International Management from Middlesex University, UK and Dipl. Betriebswirt (FH) Diploma from Reutlingen, Germany. He received his M.B.A. from Monterey Institute of International Studies in 1993 and his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from Cranfield University, UK in 1996.
Steve Goldberg serves as a Class II Director. He has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2019. Dr. Goldberg is currently a Partner at Finistere Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm. Since January 2000, Dr. Goldberg has operated Air Access, his own technology consulting business. He also served as an Operating Partner at Venrock, a venture capital firm, from May 2009 to January 2020. From October 2000 to November 2009, Dr. Goldberg served as the Chief Executive Officer of several early-stage technology companies including DataRunway, Vidient Systems, CoWave Networks, and Arcwave. Dr. Goldberg has served as a member of the board of directors of Future Dial, a mobile device processing robotics and automation software company, since July 2011. He previously served on the board of directors of Savari, an automotive technology company, from April 2016 to December 2020. He served on the board of directors of Lucid Motors, an electric vehicle company, from January 2014 to April 2019. He served on the board of directors of Red Seal, a cybersecurity software company, from April 2014 to April 2019. Dr. Goldberg also served on the board of directors of Silicon Valley Forum, a non-profit organization focused on fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley, from June 2014 to May 2018. Finally, he served on the board of directors of Quantenna, a WiFi semiconductor company, from May 2009 to August 2016. Dr. Goldberg holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Washington University, St. Louis, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
John Stephens serves as our Lead Independent Director and a Class III Director. He has been a member of our board of directors since September 2021. Mr. Stephens brings over 35 years of accounting and finance expertise, including experience in matters of financial planning, corporate development, accounting and accounting policy, tax, auditing, treasury, investor relations, corporate real estate, business planning, and financial, operational, and regulatory reporting. Specifically, Mr. Stephens retired from AT&T, Inc. (NYSE: T) in March 2021 where he served as its Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, prior to which he served in a series of successive positions in AT&T, Inc.’s finance department. Before joining AT&T, Inc. in 1992, Mr. Stephens held a variety of roles in public accounting. Mr. Stephens is a member of the board of directors of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX), where he serves as chairman of the audit committee. Mr. Stephens is also the audit committee chair of a large independent food retailer and Mr. Stephens has previously served on the board of directors and audit committee of América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: AMX). Mr. Stephens holds a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from Rockhurst University and a J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law.
Robert Tichio serves as a Class I Director. Mr. Tichio is a partner and managing director of Riverstone Holdings LLC. Mr. Tichio joined the firm in 2006 and has been focused on the firm’s Private Equity business. Prior to joining Riverstone, Mr. Tichio was in the Principal Investment Area (PIA) of Goldman Sachs, which manages the firm’s private corporate equity investments. Mr. Tichio began his career at J.P. Morgan in the Mergers & Acquisition Group, where he concentrated on assignments that included public company combinations, asset sales, takeover defenses, and leveraged buyouts. Mr. Tichio received his A.B. from Dartmouth College as a Phi Beta Kappa graduate, and later received his M.B.A. with Distinction from Harvard Business School. Mr. Tichio serves on a number of nonprofit and Riverstone portfolio company boards. Mr. Tichio also has served on the board of directors of several special purpose acquisition companies, including DCRC, which completed its business combination with Solid Power in December 2021.