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Our core team

Steve Yannone

Steven M. Yannone, Ph.D.
CEO, Founder, Inventor

Author and Inventor of CinderBio IP. Retired Berkeley Lab faculty  (17 years). > 50 research publications, > 6 patents, and 3 book contributions. Previously Director of R&D at Kiverdi.

Vikas Tuteja

Vikas Tuteja, MBA
Business Development

Over 25 years of experience in operations, strategy, and finance. Highly experienced investor and operator in sustainable/deeptech industries. Previously COO at Heliogen (NYSE: HLGN).

Michal Girdello

Michael Giardello, Ph.D.
Technical Advisor & Investor

Co-founder & prior CEO of Material, Inc. - acquired by Exxon. COO at Newlight Technologies, Inc. Partner, Mount Wilson Ventures. CinderBio board member. Advisor since 2014.

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Gladys H. Monroy, Ph.D., J.D
Intellectual Property Strategy

Retired Patent and IP Attorney and Senior Partner, Morrison & Foerster. Member of the Supreme Court Bar.

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