Board of Directors
President & CEO
Dr. Steve Carlson is President, CEO, and Founder of Optodot, and has led Optodot for the 17 years since its founding in 2000. He has over 40 years of experience as a chief technology officer or chief marketing officer for various high-technology companies in the battery, imaging, data storage media, coatings, and chemicals businesses. Steve’s inventions are covered by over 60 U.S. patents and patent applications, including 20 U.S. patents on ceramic separators for batteries. He has been a registered and very active U.S. patent agent since 1995. Steve earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from MIT.
Partner for New York investments for SoftBank Capital and Managing General Partner of Seed Capital Partners
Ron is an experienced operating executive with an expertise in founding and leading companies and in technology development. He has founded two lasting billion dollar technology companies and led them to successful exits, and he is a seasoned venture capitalist who has operated three venture funds where he has realized upper quartile returns.
Co-founder, CEO of 247 Solar, Inc.
Bruce is a veteran entrepreneur and business executive as well as a co-Founder of Optodot. He has launched five technology enterprises where he had complete leadership and bottom line responsibility, including strategic visioning; executive and board team building; branding, communications, marketing and sales; and financing. He earned three degrees from MIT. Bruce has served on numerous boards of directors and has twice testified to Congress.