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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
President / Co-founder

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 Materia, 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.

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