Steven HuangFounder & CEO
Dr. Steve Huang has been working in the Semiconductor and Solar industry for more than 15 years, a series green entrepreneur with full solar value chain (solar waters, solar cells, solar inverter technology) experience, he founded and co-founded several startup companies as Gitech Energy (TSE: 3514), Danen Technology (TSE:3686), i-Energy Corporation, in 2004~2006, he also worked as Sr. Channel Marketing & Operation Director for APAC in NVIDIA Corporation. He holds a PhD degree in Business Administration from London University.
Paul GarrityCo-Founder & CTO
Dr. Paul Garrity has more than 25 years of experience in the design and product development business. Paul also founded Neosen Energy in 2013, as a product company focused on delivering smart wireless energy products to the Industrial Medical, Automotive and Consumer markets, in the US, EU and Asia.
Prior to launching the company, Paul worked in a variety of senior technical and VP and CTO roles at Minebea , Flextronics, LSGC, FlexPower and Enecsys. Over his tenure, Paul has successfully innovated and developed several key roadmap products for Dell, Apple, HP, Microsoft, Canadian Solar, and Toshiba.
Paul has a PhD in EE degree and from University of Napier in Edinburgh Scotland, he also holds over 25 patents with many more pending in the areas of Energy processing, devices, circuits, packaging and systems.
Gary HsiangCo-Founder & COO
Gary Hsiang has more than 25 years of experience in UPS power, solar system design, and solar power plant project management backgrounds. Prior joining KiWi, he was the Director of Solar BU from Darfon Electronic and Sr. Product Manager Role of PV String Inverter & UPS system from Eaton. He holds an EMBA and MSEE degree from National Taiwan University.
Zorro ChengCo-Founder & CIO
Zorro Cheng has more than 20 years of experience in IT Operation and Management, he is a seasoned IT professional and a startup entrepreneur. With expertise in mobile technologies, blockchain technologies and startup entrepreneurship. Zorro also founded Avrio Solution Inc., a mobile device management ("MDM") technology company. The company’s first product, eSchoolPad, is cloud-based mobile device management solution for teachers and parents to manage the kids' mobile devices. Prior launching his first startup, he worked for TIme Warner as Senior IT Manager for Client & Infrastructure Services. Zorro holds a BEng Computer Engineering from University of Warwick, UK.
Vincent LinFinance Advisor
Vincent Lin has more than 20 years of experience in venture capital, PE funds, investment banking, and international M&A deals. Vincent is now the Vice President of Cathay Venture Inc and in charge of Green Energy Investment leads, Cathay Venture was founded in April 2003 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Financial Holding Co. Ltd ((TSE:2882) is the holding company of the largest financial services group in Taiwan ("Cathay Group"). Cathay FHC has built a financial services network that provides more than 10 million customers with a one-stop shop for all of their financial service's needs.
Vincent has invested in about 100 companies to date. With extensive experiences in investing and working with private companies, Vincent can add value to its portfolio firms through a collaborative approach, provides assistance in the management and operations of the portfolio companies and, where appropriate, connects the portfolio companies to the wider resources and network of the Cathay Group.
Dirk JunghansManaging Director
KiWi New Energy Europe
Dirk is a conscientious and motivated electrician, graduated engineer and business leader with solar and energy sector experience, reliable revenue growth and increased profitability through effective sales, marketing and operational management. An MBA-qualified business professional with a cross-functional approach to business operations and customer relationship management engaging and managing various teams to achieve the given goals and add customer recognized value.
Professor Sambit DattaAI Technology Advisor
Sambit Datta is Professor of Architecture, School of Built Environment, Curtin University. An expert in the application of computing and digital technologies in architecture, his work centred at the intersection of architecture, urbanism, engineering and construction for improving and enhancing the design quality of the built environment. At Curtin, he directs teaching and research in advanced computational technologies in the Department of Architecture and Interior Architecture.
Sambit Datta studied architecture at the School of Architecture, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) in Ahmedabad, India. He completed his postgraduate studies at the National University of Singapore and his doctoral studies at the University of Adelaide.
Kai TanProject Finance Advisor
Kai Tan has more than 10 years of experience in solar project investment and financing business, he founded New Green Power in 2009, a leading EPC company in Taiwan and developed over 115 MW of large scale solar projects in Japan and Taiwan within 3 years. In early 2017, the company had have a strategic partnership with the global Macquarie Group and aim to develop over 650MW of solar projects in Asia by 2020.
Jacob LeeBlockchain Advisor
Jacob has more than 15 years of experience in IT and financial industries, specialized in product marketing and trading platform design, front-end and user experience development works, he founded a blockchain technology company DTCO in 2014 and the company serves as a bridge between business and blockchain by providing Blockchain OS for wide range of industries including healthcare, supply chain and IoT.
Aaron M. JungreisChief ASIC Designer
Dr. Aaron M. Jungreis has more than 25 years of experience in ASIC design & development for solar inverter, VAR controller, phone charger, power supply, wireless power, UPS unit applications. Prior joining KiWi, he was a Chip Architect in Enecsys Microinverter and a Senior Member Technical Staff from Flextronics Power. Aaron holds 29 patents, 1 trade secret. 3 publications, and more additional patents in process. He holds a PhD in EE from MIT.
Joseph DeganyFirmware & Software Development Manager
Joseph Degany has more than 25+ years of experience in embedded solar inverter, UPS power supply system firmware/software development backgrounds through the various stages of software design, implementation, test, deployment, and maintenance. Joseph has deep knowledge of C/C++ and embedded real-time systems programming, including usage of RTOS and RTOS primitives, OO design for real-time systems. He holds a MSEE degree from University of Santa Clara, California.
Emily SuChief Web Developer
Emily Su has more than 15 years of experience in full range web development works, front & back end, and UI/UX design, Emily also has a deep and broad understanding of the web and website governance issues that include online strategy, budgeting, systems & software administration, hosting, online marketing & communications, e-commerce, online community & social media, web content development & workflows, website graphic design, information/data architecture, website analytics, security, archiving.