Steve Gomo has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2011. From August 2002 until October 2004, Mr. Gomo served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, and from October 2004 until December 2011, as Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, of NetApp, Inc., a computer storage and data management company. From November 2000 to April 2002, Mr. Gomo served as Chief Financial Officer of Gemplus International S.A., a smart card provider, and from February 1998 until August 2000, Mr. Gomo served as Chief Financial Officer of Silicon Graphics, Inc., a high- performance computer and computer graphics company. Prior to February 1998, Mr. Gomo held various finance, financial management, manufacturing, and general management positions at Hewlett-Packard Company. Mr. Gomo holds a master of business administration degree from Santa Clara University and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Oregon State University. Mr. Gomo currently serves on the board of SanDisk Corporation. Mr. Gomo brings to our board valuable financial and business expertise through his years of experience as a chief financial officer with publicy traded companies. Mr. Gomo provides an important role in leading the board's activities on financial and auditing matters, as well as collaborating with our independent registered public accounting firm and management team in these areas.
Ben Kortlang has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2010. Since February 2008, Mr. Kortlang has been a Partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a venture capital firm. From July 2000 to January 2008, Mr. Kortlang worked with Goldman, Sachs & Co., most recently co-heading Goldman's Alternative Energy Investing business. From June 2005 to February 2008, Mr. Kortlang was a Vice President within Goldman's Special Situations Group, before which he was a Vice President in Goldman's investment banking group focusing on Industrials and Natural Resources. From January 1996 to August 1998, Mr. Kortlang was an Associate with A.T. Kearney, Inc. where he focused on strategic and operations consulting in the energy, manufacturing, packaging, transportation and communications industries. From February 1993 to July 1994, Mr. Kortlang was a Business Analyst at National Australia Bank in strategic planning and macroeconomic forecasting. Mr. Kortlang holds a bachelor of business degree in economics and finance from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, a bachelor of commerce and an honors degree in econometrics from University of Melbourne and a master of business administration degree from the University of Michigan. As a venture capitalist, Mr. Kortlang's focus on growth-stage investing in alternative energy technologies provides a valuable industry perspective to our board. Mr. Kortlang's investing and business experience also provide our board with a valuable perspective on building alternative energy businesses.
Richard Mora has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2014. Mr. Mora currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of Landis+Gyr where he leads a global group of more than 4,000 associates that deliver smart grid and smart metering solutions to electric utilities. Additionally, Mr. Mora serves as an Executive of Landis+Gyr Holdings where he develops and executes corporate strategy in conjunction with worldwide company leadership. Prior to his current role, Mr. Mora served as President & CEO of Landis+Gyr Americas, where he had full P&L responsibilities for operations in both North and South America. Previous positions include President & CEO of Landis+Gyr North America Metering, Vice-President and CEO of Siemens Metering, Inc., and Director of Quality for Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution. A Six Sigma Black Belt, Mr. Mora is an expert in process and productivity improvements at the corporate, regional, and country level. He is also well versed in new business consolidations and start-ups, risk management, team building, and international operations. Mr. Mora holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
Thurman John Rodgers has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2017. Mr. Rodgers founded Cypress Semiconductor Corporation in 1982 and served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors until April 2016. From May 2002 to May 2011, Mr. Rodgers served as a member of the board of directors of SunPower Corporation. Mr. Rodgers is presently a member of the board of directors of several privately-held companies. From June 2004 through December 2012, Mr. Rodgers was a member of the board of trustees of Dartmouth College, his alma mater, and holds bachelor’s degrees in physics and chemistry from Dartmouth and a master’s degree and Ph. D in electrical engineering from Stanford University. At Stanford, Mr. Rodgers invented, developed and patented VMOS technology. Mr. Rodgers brings 34 years of public company CEO experience to our board.