Our core team
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, MBA
Over 25 years of experience in operations, finance, and strategy. Management consultant and investor/operator in a variety of industries. Previously COO at Heliogen (NYSE: HLGN).
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.
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.