OUR TEAM,
INVESTORS,
ADVISORS,
RESOURCES,
& PARTNERS

Advano
Team

Shiva Adireddy, PhD, MBA
CEO, Co-Founder

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Ou Mao

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Phil Humphrey

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Omar Morales, PE

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Cambre Chauvin, MBA
Chief of Staff

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Saheem Absar, PhD

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Elliot Alexander Jr.

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Mason Babin

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Courtney Beaulieu

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Andre Chartier

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Brandon Dang

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Mariah Gewin

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Shae Jolly, MS

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Dan Summitt

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Taylor Thibodeaux

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Germaine Townsend,
SHRM-CP
HR Generalist

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Nicholas Tremblay

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Devin Watson

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Nyajia Williams

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Kehila Salcedo

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Tracy Domingues

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Investors, Partners, Stakeholders

Long-term, smart, networked money. Our full list includes investors with confidentiality agreements.

Advisors

We have advisors across
multiple disciplines: Science,
Operations, & Venture.

Tony Fadell
  • Principal at global investment and advisory firm 
  • Inventor of iPod and co-inventor of iPhone 
  • Successful former founder and CEO of unicorn company (Nest) 
  • Used first LiPo battery in a high-volume consumer electronic product 
  • Series-A co-lead, Advano
Y. Shirley Meng, Ph.D.
  • Zable Endowed Chair Professor in Energy Technologies at University of California San Diego Director of Institute for Materials Design and Discovery
  • Electrochemical Society ECS Elected-Fellow and Materials Research Society MRS Elected-Fellow
  • 230+ publications, renowned battery materials expert
Milos Duncko
  • 30+ years of experience in dealmaking  
  • Developed processes for identifying companies to invest and helping management improve the business.  
  • Milos Duncko is the founder of Steel Capital, a private equity investment firm with a diverse global perspective focused on battery, advanced materials, and steel industry.
Matthew Neville
  • Former CEO, Chairman, and President of Cabot Microelectronics, chosen as successor to world renowned chemical business leader and former Energy Secretary of the United States, Sam Bodman
  • 25 years experience in the general management of high technology manufacturing companies and advanced material suppliers
  • Obtained his ScD in Chemical Engineering from MIT
Ken Koehlert
  • 35+ years of experience in advanced materials technology and manufacturing with an emphasis on process development, scaleup, and transfer to commercial operation
  • Focused experience in metal oxide and carbon products for applications such as chemical mechanical planarization, batteries, and fuel cells
  • Previously Principal Scientist at Cabot Corporation where he worked with world renowned chemical business leader, Sam Bodman
  • Obtained his MS from MIT in Chemical Engineering
Brian Mitchell, PhD
  • Full Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Tulane University
  • 2015-16 CGS/NSF Dean-in-Residence at National Science Foundation
  • AIChE Fellow, Co-inventor of Advano core IP
  • 70+ publications, renowned nano-processing expert
Mark Fink, PhD
  • Full Professor of Chemistry at Tulane University
  • Silicon chemistry expert, over 100+ publications
Juan Linares
  • ~20 years experience in investment banking, venture capital and corporate finance advisory
  • Experience with early-stage companies developing financial models, budgets and directing investor relations and capital formation

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