Who is PowerSphyr?

PowerSphyr Inc. is a technology company whose mission is to revolutionize power delivery to electronic devices via its intelligent wireless power technology. PowerSphyr’s next generation wireless power solutions are designed to meet the demand from business and consumer users for its proprietary groundbreaking technologies.

A Connected World, Unplugged

PowerSphyr’s wireless power ecosystem consists of a power transfer hub, which is capable of transferring and sustaining power from the hub to one or more fixed or portable electronic devices within range. Unlike other commercially available wireless charging products, PowerSphyr’s products employ the most advanced wireless power transfer techniques known to date and can selectively induce one or more techniques intelligently based on required range and priority. PowerSphyr is poised to disrupt the global electronics industry as each new device is “unplugged” by the integration of a PowerSphyr wireless power solution.
The wireless power transmission market is estimated to reach USD 22.5 billion by 2022, according to Grand View Research, Inc. Early consumer adoption has emerged within markets such as hospitality, coffee shops, airports and other public spaces known to host mobile electronic device users. In addition to the growing consumer market, PowerSphyr has identified and plans to target the medical devices industry where a myriad of power source problems can be alleviated and new opportunities abound for device transformation (e.g. implantable cardiac pacemakers, defibrillators, insulin pumps and other medical devices).
Wireless power transfer (WPT) or “wireless power” is the transmission of electrical energy from a power source transferred to an electrical load (such as an electric or electronic device) through-the-air and without the use of wires. Wireless power is a generic term that refers to a number of different power transmission technologies that transfers energy over a specific medium such as radio frequencies, coupled magnetic fields, and or other electromagnetic waves. In wireless power transfer, a wireless transmitter connected to a power source conveys the energy across an intervening space to one or more receivers, where it is then converted back to an electrical current and utilized by the host device. Wireless transmission is useful to charge or power electrical devices in cases where interconnecting wires are inconvenient, hazardous, or prohibitive.

Wireless power techniques fall into two general categories: The first is comprised of the more mature near field or “coupled” technology, which allows non-radiative transfer of energy over coupled magnetic fields and was originally pioneered by Nikola Tesla, more than 100 years ago.

The second and newer technology consists of far field or “uncoupled” energy transfer which includes radiative electromagnetic transmission such as radio frequency, light wave(s) and or ultrasonic vibration.

PowerSphyr’s Mission

The PowerSphyr mission is to develop wireless energy transmission as a stable, safe and functional utility for the future. Our goal is to create tools, devices and applications that will allow wireless energy transmission to become a basic component of our lives and around the world.

Our Team

David F. MengChief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
David Meng is an innovator in the wireless power industry, with 17 years of executive leadership, hardware development, manufacturing and marketing experience in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to PowerSphyr, Mr. Meng founded and served as CEO of Spectra Optronics International, an advanced clean technology company specializing in LED products for general illumination.
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Bernard M. Notas Chief Operating, Chief Financial Officer, Co-Founder
Bernie Notas is a senior financial, administrative and operations executive, with extensive experience in Finance, accounting, budgeting, planning, information systems, taxes, treasury functions, Operations Management, Sales Management, and staff development. Mr. Notas joined Sanctuary Wealth Services LLC, in September 2011 as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Notas joined BTIG, LLC, as one of the first employees and served as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director.
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William B. WrightExecutive Vice President, Product Development, Co-Founder
Will Wright is an accomplished industrial designer with a proven track record of solving complex design challenges and providing dynamic, future-proof solutions to benefit various industries. Mr. Wright founded Skyline Aeronautics and Vector Sky US in South Florida to develop solutions for the now booming sUAS market.
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Nima JafarianVice President, Product Management & Marketing
Nima Jafarian has over 10 years of experience in R&D, marketing, and management. Mr. Jafarian began his career at National Semiconductor developing BiCMOS processes for power management ICs and subsequently held marketing and R&D roles with Analog Devices and Peregrine Semiconductor. Prior to joining PowerSphyr, he spent five years at Lumileds in global product management and channel marketing.
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AJ ElJalladVice President, Business Development
AJ ElJallad has 18 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Before joining PowerSphyr, Mr. ElJallad worked for ON Semiconductor for 12 years and held a variety of executive and sales positions. At ON Semiconductor, he managed the corporate strategy and business development for the wireless and wearables segments and some of the company’s key strategic accounts, including Blackberry and Motorola.
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Dr. Ron-Chi KuoDirector of System Architecture
Dr. Ron-Ch Kuo is a highly regarded researcher in the field of wireless power transfer and electromagnetic design. While conducting research as a member of the Radio Frequency Circuits & Systems Research (RFCSR) group at the University of Florida, Ron-Chi published multiple articles in the field of wireless power delivery. For her work, she received IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference awards in 2015 and 2016.
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Advisor Team

Neil GanzPowerSphyr Board Member, Co-Founder
Neil Ganz, a successful entrepreneur, is co-founder of PowerSphyr and the company’s former CEO. He is also the founder of Galaxy Tire and Wheel Inc., a family-run tire business that he helped turn into a tier 1 tire manufacturer for OEM’s such as John Deere, CNH, Caterpillar, Terex and several others. The company, GPX International Tire Inc., became the 30th largest tire manufacturer in the world until its sale in 2009. In 2010, Mr. Ganz and his brother bought Maine Industrial Tire and turned it around from $38 million in sales to $82 million in sales in three years. The company was sold to Trellaborg AB in 2012. Mr. Ganz has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from American University.
David GrundmeierSenior Vice President of Sales and partner at Pacific Southwest Container
David Grundmeier brings thirty years of strategic sales and marketing experience to our team with a emphasis on collaborative customer focus. He currently leads a team of sales professionals who over the past thirteen years have increased sales for Pacific Southwest Container over 280%.

Prior to PSC, Mr. Grundmeier lead a sales team with Heidelberg Druckmaschinen, a leader in international heavy equipment manufacturing.

Lydia HammockCEO/Owner ELH Technology, Inc.
Lydia Hammock has 35 years of experience in the Semiconductor Industry as a Field Engineer, Marketing Manager, and Test Equipment Manager. She also serves as an advisor to start up Semiconductor Companies.

ELH Technology, Inc. represents Manufacturers of Failure Analysis, Device Characterization and Modeling, and Production Test Equipment in the Silicon Valley.

Marilyn SueyFounder, Yerba Buena Financial Partners, LLC.
Marilyn Suey founded her independent financial services practice in 2002. In 2013, Ms. Suey joined Yerba Buena Financial Partners. She has more than 30 years of experience investing in the technology industry, concentrating in the networking systems and semiconductor arenas.

Ms. Suey has deep experience in the start-up world, working at, and with, high potential young companies. She is a nationally recognized financial Educator, author, speaker, and wealth manager. She has written the books, 36 Quick Tips for Savvy Women-Taking Control of Your Work, Your Wealth and Your Worth. She has an MBA and holds the designation Certified Financial Planner® and Accredited Investment Fiduciary®.

Neal White, MDCardiologist at Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group
Dr. Neal White received his medical training at the University of Arizona and completed cardiovascular training at UCSF. He also received training in coronary and peripheral vascular procedures.
James G. Korkos, MDNorthern California Market Medical Director at United Healthcare
Skip GlassOperating Partner at Foundation Capital
Skip Glass has advised at Foundation Capital since 2007. He has over 20 years of experience as an investor and advisor to dozens of companies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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