Board of Directors

Alex Gruzen

Alex Gruzen

CEO of WiTricity. Before WiTricity, Gruzen co-founded Austin-based Corsa Ventures. Before Corsa, he was Senior Vice President of the Consumer and Small Medium Business Product Group at Dell, led the company’s global notebook computer business, and previously led the global notebook businesses of Hewlett Packard and Compaq.

David Baum

David Baum

Managing Partner at Stage 1 Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm. Baum is an experienced general partner with 35 years in the IT industry, including 25 years in technology finance and 10 years in entrepreneurial operating management roles.

Kenneth Horowitz

Kenneth Horowitz

Co-Founder of Cellular One, the major-market cellular industry pioneer, and Air Waves Wireless Electricity.

Board of Advisors

Dr. Grant Covic

Dr. Grant Covic

Professor of Engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where there are more than 40 Ph.D. and postdoctoral researchers on campus working on wireless charging. Covic leads industrial and EV wireless power research efforts, is a pioneer in inductive power transfer, and actively collaborates in WiTricity research.

Tony Fadell

Tony Fadell

Principal at Future Shape, a global investment and advisory firm. Fadell is the founder and former CEO of Nest (acquired by Google), and former SVP of Apple’s iPod Division, where he led the development of the first 18 generations of the iPod and first three generations of the iPhone.

Bill Merritt

Bill Merritt

President and CEO of InterDigital, the mobile and video technology research and development company. Merritt is an expert in intellectual property and leads one of the most successful technology licensing businesses of all time.

Dr. Marin Soljačić

Dr. Marin Soljačić

Professor of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MacArthur Fellow and WiTricity founder. Soljačić and his team developed the foundational technology for wireless power transfer over distance via strongly-coupled magnetic resonators and founded WiTricity in 2007.

Jack Watanabe

Jack Watanabe

President of Climeon Japan, a clean energy company. Watanabe is a 36-year veteran of Mitsubishi Corporation, having last served as the chief strategist and SVP of Mitsubishi Energy Group.