Board of Directors
John Doerr Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
John Doerr joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1980 and has since backed some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs, including Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt of Google; Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, and Scott Cook and Bill Campbell of Intuit. John's passion is helping entrepreneurs create the "Next Big Thing" in mobile and social networks, greentech innovation, education and economic development. Ventures sponsored by John have created more than 200,000 new jobs. John serves on the boards of Amyris, Google, and Zynga, as well as several private technology ventures. He also led KPCB's investment in Twitter. John's technology career began in 1974 at Intel, just as the chipmaker was inventing the groundbreaking 8080 microprocessor. During his Intel years, he held roles in engineering, marketing, management and sales. John also learned about operating excellence from Intel co-founder Andy Grove — insight that he continues to share with entrepreneurs today. He later founded Silicon Compilers, a VLSI CAD software company, and co-founded @Home, the nationwide broadband cable Internet service. Outside of KPCB, John supports entrepreneurs focused on the environment, public education and alleviating global poverty. These include NewSchools.org, TechNet.org, the Climate Reality Project and ONE.org. John earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Rice University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He also holds several patents for computer memory devices. John is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of U.S. President Barack Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
General Colin Powell Independent Board Member
General Colin L. Powell, USA (Retired) served as the 65th U.S. Secretary of State from January 2001 to January 2005. He served 35 years in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of Four-Star General and from 1989 to 1993, served as the 12th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He also served as the National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan. General Powell is the author of his best-selling autobiography, “My American Journey.” Since returning to private life, he has become a strategic limited partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a renowned Silicon Valley venture capital firm. General Powell is the Founder of the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies at his alma mater, the City College of New York. The Center is student-focused with a mission to develop a new generation of publicly engaged leaders. He is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the America's Promise Alliance, dedicated to forging a strong and effective partnership alliance committed to seeing that children experience the fundamental resources they need to succeed. General Powell is also helping to raise funds for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC and for the construction of an education center for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
T.J. Rodgers Independent Board Member
T.J. Rodgers is founder, president, CEO, and a director of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, and Chairman of the Board at SunPower. In addition to Bloom Energy, he sits on the board of directors of high technology companies including, SolarFlare Communications, Silicon Light Machines, Silicon Magnetic Systems, Infinera, and Cypress MicroSystems. T.J. was a Sloan scholar at Dartmouth College, where he graduated as Salutatorian with a double major in physics and chemistry. He attended Stanford University on a Hertz fellowship, earning a master's degree and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering.
Scott Sandell New Enterprise Associates
Scott joined NEA in 1996 as an Associate, became a Partner in 1999 and a General Partner in 2000. Scott focuses on investments in information technology and alternative energy, and is responsible for NEA's activities in China. In addition to Bloom Energy, present board memberships include DreamFactory, Fusion-io, HelioVolt, Lianlian Pay, Playdom, SolFocus, Spreadtrum Communications (NASDAQ: SPRD), SugarCRM, Tableau Software, Telegent Systems, Teneros and Workday. He also serves as Co-Chairman of the board of the Software Development Forum. He has sponsored investments in 3ware (acquired by Applied Micro Circuits Corporation), Amplitude Software (acquired by Critical Path), Data Domain (acquired by EMC), Fineground Networks (acquired by Cisco), Neoteris (acquired by Juniper Networks, (NASDAQ: JNPR), NetIQ (NASDAQ: NTIQ), Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) and WebEx (NASDAQ: WEBX). Scott started his career at the Boston Consulting Group and later joined C-ATS Software as the company's first salesman. He founded and ran the European Subsidiary before attending Stanford Business School. During and after business school, Scott was a Product Manager at Microsoft, where he worked on Windows 95. In addition to an MBA from Stanford, Scott holds an AB in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College.
KR Sridhar, Ph.D. Principal Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Prior to founding Bloom Energy, KR Sridhar was Director of the Space Technologies Laboratory (STL) at the University of Arizona where he was also a professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. Under his leadership, STL won several nationally competitive contracts to conduct research and development for Mars exploration and flight experiments to Mars. KR has served as an advisor to NASA and has led major consortia of industry, academia, and national labs. His work for the NASA Mars program to convert Martian atmospheric gases to oxygen for propulsion and life support was recognized by Fortune Magazine, where he was cited as "one of the top five futurists inventing tomorrow, today." As one of the early pioneers in green tech, KR also serves as a strategic limited partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and as a special advisor to New Enterprise Associates. He has also served on many technical committees, panels and advisory boards and has several publications and patents. KR received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with Honors from the University of Madras (now called NIT, Trichy), India, as well as his master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Eddy Zervigon Morgan Stanley
Eddy Zervigon is a Principal at Alta Loma Energy. On the Bloom Energy board, he represents Morgan Stanley's interests as he was Managing Director in the Principal Investments Group for fourteen years. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he was a Certified Public Accountant at Coopers and Lybrand. He currently is a director of Stadium Capital and Bloom Energy. He previously was a director of TVN Entertainment, MMC Theatres, and Impsat Fiber Networks. Eddy has a Bachelor of Accountancy degree and master's degree in Tax from Florida International University and a MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.