Vice President, Investments
Charlie joined Chrysalix
in 2008 and has a strong technology, sales and marketing background.
Previously, he helped
found Soliant Energy, a Californian solar energy startup. As VP of
Product Management, he was responsible for product strategy and
customer development. The company develops PV modules with the
leading rooftop energy density for commercial buildings and Charlie
successfully won Soliant a $5M award from the US Department of
Energy’s Solar America Initiative.
moving to North America, Charlie lived in Britain where he held
several business development and marketing positions in fast growing
technology companies. At Biral, he built strategic partnerships with
key customers and led the product marketing for the company’s new
optical sensor technology for homeland defense. He was also the UK
representative on a NATO technical committee for long-range optical
detection of chemical and biological warfare agents.
a PhD in laser physics and material science from the University of
Southampton in the UK. He also has an MBA from Berkeley where he was
a Haas Venture Capital Fellow and a Sainsbury Management Fellow, a
highly competitive scholarship from the UK Royal Academy of
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