Board of Directors
Steve Case Independent Board Member
Steve Case is one of America's best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs and philanthropists, and a pioneer in making the Internet part of everyday life. As chairman and CEO of Revolution, a Washington, D.C.-based investment firm he co-founded in 2005, Steve partners with visionary entrepreneurs to build significant, 'built to last' businesses. Revolution entities - including the Revolution Growth and Revolution Ventures funds - have jointly backed more than 30 companies, including Zipcar, RunKeeper, Lolly Wolly Doodle, Bigcommerce and Echo360. Steve's entrepreneurial career began in 1985 when he co-founded America Online (AOL). AOL was the first Internet company to go public and among the best performing stocks of the 1990s, delivering a 11,616% return to shareholders. At its peak, nearly half of Internet users in the United States used AOL. Steve's passion for helping entrepreneurs remains his driving force. He was the founding chair of the Startup America Partnership- an effort launched at the White House to accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation. In 2013, the Startup America Partnership joined forces with Startup Weekend to create UP Global, which Steve now chairs. He is also a member of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship. Steve is also Chairman of the Case Foundation, which he established with his wife Jean in 1997.
John Doerr Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
John Doerr joined Intel in 1974 just as they invented the famous "8080" 8-bit microprocessor. At Intel, he held various engineering, marketing and management assignments, and was one of their top-ranked sales executives. In 1980, he joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and sponsored a series of investments including Compaq, Cypress, Intuit, Macromedia, Netscape, Lotus, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, S3, Sun Microsystems, Amazon.com, and Symantec. John was the founding CEO of Silicon Compilers and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Google, Intuit, Amazon.com, Homestore.com, and Sun Microsystems. His privately held company board seats include Good Technology, and Segway. He holds patents for computer memory devices he invented as a design engineer at Monsanto. Recent interests include education, the Internet and biotechnology genomics. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Rice University and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
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.