Catherine Von Burg
CEO & Co-Founder
Catherine's career spans a diverse portfolio of strategic planning, policy development, and executive management of organizations such as the Pew Charitable Trusts, Rockefeller Institute, Columbia University, and Johns Hopkins School of Biomedical Engineering. Catherine serves on the board of directors of CALSSA, in addition to serving on the advisory board of Alegria Farmacy and the Footprint Project.
Technical Advisor & Co-Founder
In 2001, Stu's background in designing special effects and inventing solutions for motion picture production led him to develop the first powerful, lightweight battery for cameras and lights utilizing a new lithium ion technology. Simpliphi's batteries leverage 10 years of experience perfecting his original lithium ion battery electronics and assembly for motion picture professionals.
Chief Financial Officer
Prior to SimpliPhi, David held roles as CFO of EV charging company Greenlots and at Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. He also served as Director of Finance for ENCO Utility Services, Manager of Business Planning and Development for Edison Enterprises, and Manager of Material Estimating and Cost Management at Northrop Grumman.
Chief Operating Officer
Sequoya Cross oversees the company’s operations and growing global network of partners, distributors, and installers, as well as managing a portfolio of energy storage and microgrid projects. Prior to joining SimpliPhi Power, Mrs. Cross served as CEO of two solar companies and has managed operations and supply chain for distribution and manufacturing of clean energy technologies within the renewable energy sector. Sequoya was also VP of Operations for AEE Solar.
Director of Marketing & Communications
Craig began his career in solar in 2007 with the Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association and has a deep understanding of the solar + storage industry. Previous to OSEIA, Craig was a film and video editor working with international brands such as Nike, Red Bull and Burton.
Director of Manufacturing Operations
Zach honed his operational experience as part of a Fortune 500 aerospace company in their Management Program focused on product development engineering. Previously, Zach founded, managed and sold a successful, vintage performance auto parts manufacturing company. He earned a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Portland.
Dumindra De Zoysa
Director of Supply Chain & Logistics
With 16 years of domestic and global operations leadership, Dumindra leads the continuous improvement of SimpliPhi’s supply chain and procurement. Prior to her work in operations, she was engaged in electrical engineering, testing and R&D. Dumindra earned her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from CSU Northridge and MBA from CSU Bakersfield.
Director of Product Test & Validation
Zak spent 14 years with CDTi Advanced Materials (formerly Catalytic Solutions, Inc.) in roles focused on testing, quality, and manufacturing. He began his career with the California State Water Resource Control Board after earning his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from San Jose State University.
Head of Security
Prior to becoming SimpliPhi Power’s Head of Security, Wiglaf graduated at the top of her class from the very prestigious K-9 Combat Camp. She started with SimpliPhi as a security advisor back in 2018, and was quickly promoted through the ranks as a result of her clear dedication to protecting universal access to clean energy. Primarily stationed in our sun filled lobby, you can always expect a warm greeting/inspection from Wiglaf when visiting our headquarters.