Board of Directors
Bob Powell - Chairman
Mr. Powell has over 25 years of industry experience, he is passionate about changing the industry paradigm by putting customers at the center of the energy universe. He has customer and technology experience in renewables, cogeneration technologies, as well as efficiency measures. His experiences include being the CEO of a solar developer, an innovator in financing energy projects, the CFO of a large utility, the North America President of the largest worldwide renewable company and a Partner at Andersen and PWC’s energy consulting practices.
Marc Van Den Berg - Member
Marc is a Partner at DBL Partners. Prior to DBL Partners, Marc was a General Partner at Technology Partners, since joining the firm in 2012. Marc’s venture investing career began early last decade where he spent 6 years as a Managing Director at VantagePoint Capital also focused in energy and advanced technology investments.
During Marc’s 10 years in venture investing he has backed numerous successful companies in the material science and energy efficiency landscape such as Bridgelux, Amprius, iWatt and Kaiam Inc.
Prior to his venture capital career Marc spent 25 years in both venture backed startups and multi-national public companies here in Silicon Valley and abroad.
Marc is a graduate of Santa Clara University with a degree in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on high energy physics. Marc is active at Santa Clara; serving on the board of the Business School’s accredited Center of innovation and Entrepreneurship. Marc was also recently selected to be an Executive Director of Santa Clara’s Engineering school after serving for many years on the school’s Industry Advisory Board.
Tim Hysell - CEO
For seven years, ZincFive co-founder Tim Hysell has expertly guided the creation and deployment of the world’s first nickel-zinc rechargeable battery technology. He founded and chaired PSI Acquisitions and Millennium Power Solutions--where the UPStealth® was invented--and ZincFive, which establishes nickel-zinc as only the fifth rechargeable battery to scale across the world.
Mr. Hysell has over three decades of entrepreneurial success in founding, owning and directing profitable business operations in renewable energy, banking, manufacturing and medical devices. His companies partnered with global giants such as Siemens, Phillips and Hewlett-Packard. He excels at corporate transaction negotiations, fundraising, merger and acquisitions, IPO preparation, market share growth and board leadership. Prior to owning his own businesses, Mr. Hysell worked for General Electric, Hewlett-Packard and Providence Health Systems.
Mr. Hysell is co-founder and board member of Pacific West Bank in Oregon and a former youth football, basketball and baseball coach.