Since 2005, Woodruff has lead the company through initial start-up phases. He has established advisory boards consisting of energy industry and scientific leaders, building the company from the ground up and opening the laboratory in Ballard, managing contracts from DOE, national laboratories and universities. In the last year, under his direction, WSI beat 40 other companies for the opportunity to present to investors for the first time at the Northwest Entrepreneur Network’s ‘First Look Forum’, and subsequently was able to meet with leading venture capitalists. He developed the strategy for the business over several years taking in advice at annual strategic planning meetings, inviting local experts and business leaders, following leadership during his employment in the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Fusion Energy Program. Woodruff has ensure that the company maintains strategic partnerships with many organizations locally, nationally and internationally, and aims to continue to grow the business.
Morgan brings many years of experience gained working in industrial settings to his role as Chief Operations Officer. Morgan earned a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from Saint Louis University. He then worked for a few years in the field of nuclear medicine at a large business before starting graduate school in plasma science at the University of Washington, where he obtained his MSc. Morgan currently splits his time between business strategy, management and planning and scientific duties as Diagnostic Engineer.
Felicia graduated with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Washington. She has held various positions ranging from teaching to finances. She loves traveling along with meeting other people and learning about other cultures. Her pastimes include reading, soccer/football and eating.
Amanda is a licensed CPA who specializes in nonprofit services including attestation engagements, tax preparation and financial management. She has been with Greenwood, Ohlund & Co., LLP since 2009 and brings a diverse background in public accounting, as well as financial management in the nonprofit sector and the construction industry.
Joe Whitford focuses his corporate finance practice in the emerging-company sector, where he has served for more than 30 years as general counsel and advisor to high-growth software, health care, medical device, biotech, wireless and specialty retail business ventures. He has guided management, boards of directors and investors through founder formation matters, equity compensation planning, angel and venture capital investments, strategic partnerships, license arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, and public offerings.
Lars is the co-chair of the Northwest Energy Angels and an active Cleantech angel investor through his company Energethic, LLC. He has invested in early stage companies since the late 90s with an exclusive focus on Cleantech in recent years. He invests primarily in USA/Canada but also in his native country of Sweden. His background is in IT where he was an executive at Microsoft for a combined 16 years. Lars joined Microsoft in Sweden and was responsible for the Nordic Enterprise business when in 1993 he relocated to Redmond to lead the development of the company’s initial volume licensing programs. Most recently he was responsible for the Worldwide System Builder business. He is on the board of Groundwire (formerly ONE/Northwest), an active supporter of Climate Solutions and a long-time partner with Social Venture Partners, having served on its Environmental Grant Committee. Lars has a Business degree from the University of Uppsala and an Engineering degree from Älvkullegymnasiet in Karlstad, both in Sweden.
William is a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Channel Islands, UK. He qualified as a Charted Accountant working in London with a client base primarily consisting of SMEs including those benefiting from Research and Development tax relief. After qualifying William moved to Guernsey to further his specialism within the Financial Services industry. Since then he has audited and advised LSE Premium Listed funds, Private Equity funds, and Venture Capitalist funds. His expertise includes, Financial Reporting, Management Reporting, and Financial & Strategic Analysis. William's academic background includes a bachelor's degree in Physics and a Master's degree in Analytical Science from the University of Warwick.
Prior to joining Lookred® as a director Matthew spent five years as a Senior Project Manager with Microsoft Consulting Services in the UK. During his time at Microsoft, Matthew gained extensive experience of managing high profile public sector programmes ranging from short specialist consulting engagements to multi-year, multi-million pound projects with large development teams and multiple partner organisations. Notable projects included management of the application development of the Government Gateway and working with multiple regional Police Authorities – leading programmes of work delivering infrastructure and application platform projects across identity and access management, messaging and collaboration and business intelligence. Matthew first became involved in education sector work and met Chris managing the Microsoft BSF Showcase, the success of which led to securing further funding and the publication of the Microsoft BSF Technology Guidance and successful technology showcases for both Further Education, and Higher Education sectors.
Raymond A. Williams, Jr. received his undergraduate degree in Industrial Management from the University of Washington and his MBA in Investments and Corporate Finance from the New York University, Graduate School of Business. He currently serves as President, CEO and Chairman of the Board for Xbridge Systems.
After graduation from NYU, Mr. Williams joined IBM Advanced Computing Systems Group as the Financial Administrator. Mr. Williams left IBM Corporation to co-found Amdahl Corporation with Gene Amdahl. Since his departure from Amdahl Corporation, Mr. Williams has founded, co-founded, or invested in over 60 companies in the electronics and health care industries, including Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Ventritex, Inc., Grid Systems, Viasoft, Netframe and two banks, University National Bank (now Comerica) and Silicon Valley Bank.