Dr. Patrick J. Ennis became a director of the Company in April 2016 and serves as a member of our Administrative and Shareholders/Investors Grievance Committee. Dr. Ennis has more than 30 years of experience as a scientist, engineer, businessman and venture capitalist. He is currently a Venture Partner at Madrona Venture Group. With effect from July 2021, Dr. Ennis joined the Board of Chavant Capital Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company traded on Nasdaq. Previously he was Global Head of Technology for Intellectual Ventures where he led start-up incubation and technology commercialization around the world. He was also the founding CTO of Xinova. Previously, he was at ARCH Venture Partners where he built start-ups from universities and national labs. He also held positions with Lucent, AT&T and Bell Labs, and conducted research in Nuclear Physics at labs in North America and Europe. He is an inventor of several patents, has written articles and book chapters and is a frequent invited speaker.
Dr. Ennis has served on numerous corporate, educational, and non-profit boards. He earned a PhD and M.S. in Physics from Yale, an M.B.A. from Wharton and a B.S. in Math and Physics from the College of William & Mary, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.