The Quanergy executive team is made up of an impressive group of successful entrepreneurs, business and engineering leaders, with a proven track record of bringing to market innovative products and building fast growing companies. The team brings years of combined experience in the development, commercialization and large scale production of products requiring specialized skills in photonics, optoelectronics, robotics, automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning and controls.
Enzo Signore is the Chief Executive Officer, and Board Member of Quanergy. Prior, he was Quanergy Systems’ CMO responsible for product management, go to market strategy, and channel and alliances. Enzo brings both public and private company experience with three IPO’s, two high-growth public-company scaling, two successful turnarounds, and two acquisitions. Enzo has over 30 years of general management, product management and marketing experience across various industries including integrated photonic systems, artificial intelligence and SaaS. Prior to joining Quanergy, Enzo was the CMO at FixStream, an AI company for IT Operations, where he was responsible for driving the company’s growth through strategic partnerships, channel programs and product and digital marketing. Enzo led and grew multi-hundred million businesses at industry leaders like Cisco, and guided companies from Series A to successful IPO’s. He also worked as the CMO of 8×8, a public SaaS communications company where he launched a successful channel strategy program. Earlier in his career, Enzo worked as the global Vice President of Marketing and VP of UC Product Management at Avaya, as well as the Vice President of Marketing at JDSU (now Lumentum), the global leader in photonic systems. Enzo is a member of the Board of Advisors for the MS Marketing Program by Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business.
John Moran joins Quanergy Solutions as the Vice President of Operations. John Moran is a highly experienced executive leader in the fields of Engineering & New Product Engineering (NPI) Management, Business Operations, Shared and Central Engineering, and Quality Assurance.
Prior to joining the Quanergy Executive Leadership Team he held multiple executive leadership roles at Cisco, leading engineering operations, program management, quality, escalations, customer satisfaction, supply continuity, value engineering, and product realization.
John oversaw operations for Cisco’s entire Core networking equipment portfolio spanning Data Center, Cloud Networking, Wireless, Service Provider routing, access and optical, as well as Enterprise routing and switching, IoT, and Small Business. He also served on Cisco’s Emerging Talent Council, Contingent Labor Council, Values Engineering Board, and Mercer University’s National Engineering Advisory Board, while also serving as Cisco’s Executive Champion for inclusion and diversity, emerging talent, quality, and value engineering.
He is also the founder of Cisco’s first ever Global Designer’s Conference: Develop@Cisco. John holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Mercer University, where upon graduation he was commissioned as a US Army Aviation Officer and attended US Aviation Flight school. Upon graduation, John was assigned to his first of many operational assignments for the Army. John has been deployed for three combat tours and received numerous military awards and commendations.
John also has certification as: Six Sigma Black Belt, Master Program Manager Professional, Master Lean Six Sigma, Combined Logistics Advance Course (US Army).
Adam Andres is a highly accomplished and dynamic sales leader with a proven track record of success. He leads the Sales and Application Engineering teams, which support all direct and indirect commercial activities globally. With over 15 years of experience in global sales and business development, Mr. Andres has repeatedly demonstrated a unique ability to drive growth and increase revenue in highly competitive markets. In past leadership roles at wireless, sensor, SaaS and IoT companies, he has established a pattern of cultivating, developing and implementing winning strategies at numerous Fortune 100 customers.
Mr. Andres is a forward-thinking leader with a talent for building high-performing teams that deliver results. With a strong focus on innovation and continuous improvement, he is constantly seeking new ways to drive growth and increase efficiency. He is highly skilled in leveraging technology and data to optimize sales strategies and drive exceptional results.
Alfred Riddle, Ph.D. has worked at Quanergy since September of 2018. He developed the M8-PoE, MQ, and was responsible for the release of the S3-2 NSO and WSO products. Prior to Quanergy Dr. Riddle worked on full-duplex networking at Kumu Networks and prior to that analog high speed semiconductor circuit design including 50GHz amplifiers and 20 GHz mixers at MACOM Technologies. Dr. Riddle has had a wide range of product, integrated circuit and software company experiences as well as teaching at Santa Clara University.
Ross Taylor has worked at Quanergy since January 2014. He oversees all algorithm and software development toward Quanergy’s product roadmap. Mr. Taylor has been developing LiDAR and robotics systems and software for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Quanergy, he worked primarily on NASA and DoD LiDAR programs including 3D inspection of the Space Shuttle, planetary rover navigation, and roadside change detection. In addition, he worked on robotics control problems including NASA’s Robonaut. Mr. Taylor received his Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from The University of Texas and his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Louisiana Tech University.
Gerald Becker is a highly accomplished and visionary leader in the physical security industry, with over 21 years of experience. Currently serving as the Vice President of Market Development and Alliances at Quanergy, Gerald brings a wealth of expertise and a strategic mindset to drive innovation and growth.
With senior positions at SAFR by RealNetworks, N3N (a Cisco-backed startup), and a leading national systems integrations firm, Gerald has consistently made significant contributions to the industry. His deep understanding of emerging technologies and market dynamics has allowed him to successfully develop and implement cutting-edge security solutions.
Gerald’s academic background includes an MBA in Information Systems from the University of Redlands and a B.S. in Technical Management from DeVry University, providing him with a strong foundation in both business strategy and technical expertise.
As an industry thought leader and technology evangelist, Gerald is known for his ability to identify emerging trends, forge strategic alliances, and translate them into actionable strategies. He actively participates in industry associations, conferences, and panels to share his insights and contribute to the advancement of physical security practices.
With his exceptional leadership, strategic vision, and deep industry knowledge, Gerald Becker continues to shape the future of physical security, driving technological advancements, and making a lasting impact on organizations and communities worldwide.
Ronita Oto is a financial professional with a wealth of experience in finance and a passion for helping companies towards financial success. She brings years of experience in the finance industry, with a focus on financial management, budgeting, and strategic planning. She has worked with established companies and start-ups, helping them navigate financial challenges and achieve their goals.
Previously, she has held roles such as Assistant Controller at Home 365, and Sr Finance and Accounting Manager at Aisera. Her educational journey includes an MBA in Accounting and Financial Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance, graduating with honors.
As a Director of finance here at Quanergy her primary goal is to ensure the financial stability and growth of the company. She will work closely with the executive team to develop and execute strategic financial plans and identify areas of improvement.
“I am thrilled to be a part of this dynamic team and look forward to utilizing my skills and knowledge to contribute to the company’s continued success.” -Ronita Oto
Mr. Vine is a serial investor in tech companies. He provides his US and European portfolio companies with advice on strategy and business development and helps them in fundraising.
Over his career, Mr. Vine played many roles, including that of a corporate entrepreneur who built many new product lines and spearheaded various IT and digitalization initiatives. In addition, he managed distressed debt projects and led in transitions and crisis management.
Mr. Vine worked at Société Générale, UBS, AEB, and Alfa Bank, becoming a Co-head of the Commercial-Investment Banking division. He was an Investment and Risk Committee member of a Luxembourg-based investment firm.
Mr. Vine holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a Ph.D.
Mr. Vine is a 9X author and a speaker on Risks, Uncertainty, and various Management Transition issues.
Mr. Hassanein has served as a General Partner of Rising Tide, an early-stage Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, since November 2011. Mr. Hassanein previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Timeline.com, Inc.. Mr. Hassanein previously served as President of Fuel Powered, Inc. (acquired by Animoca) from 2011 to 2012 and as Monetization Guru and founding team member of Zong, Inc, from 2007 through its acquisition by PayPal in 2011. Mr. Hassanein was also the co-founder of Foghorn Games LLC which was acquired by Playsino in 2012. Mr. Hassanein is an advisor and shareholder in AxiomZen, the venture studio that launched CryptoKitties, Dapper Labs, ZenHub, Toby, and Routific. He has invested in 75+ early-stage companies in the Deep Tech, Fin Tech, Healthcare, Gaming, and Blockchain industries. Mr. Hassanein holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of San Diego.
OVER THIRTY YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE IN MANAGEMENT OF INVESTMENT COMPANIES, TELECOM AND IT PROJECTS ON MAJOR INTERNATIONAL MARKETS.
Alexander Turkot was born in 1961 in Tashkent, USSR.
He holds MSc in Electrical Engineering and PhD in Economics.
In 1990 Mr. Turkot repatriated to Israel and till 1998 worked in various IBM structures as a technical project leader and later as a senior project manager and strategic adviser in many large IT projects for various FORTUNE-500 companies over the world, such as Principal Financial Group (USA), Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Japan), AGF Insurance (France), Norwich Union Insurance (UK), TransNet (South Africa), MIGROS (Switzerland), ELVIA Insurance (Switzerland) and others.
In 1998 Mr. Turkot founded his first start-up company, specializing in various aspects of IT-consulting for large banking and insurance institutions. During next 5 years Mr. Turkot founded several Hi-Tech start-up companies, served as Board Member and Director in several IT and Telecom companies on behalf of his clients.
In 2008 he joins MySpace (at this time world No.1 social network platform). Within next 2 years Mr. Turkot serves as CEO and Managing Partner of MySpace Eastern Europe.
In 2013 Mr.Turkot founds Maxfield Capital Partners, $100M venture fund with focus on early and growth stage IT and Telco companies. Maxfield Capital Fund I has in its portfolio more than 25 companies in USA, UK, Israel, Finland, Austria – among them such industry leaders and fast growing companies as Dr.Chrono, Houstt, Finnest, 3S Money, Machinio, ViiSight etc. As of EoY’21 Fund recorded 10 successful exits.
Mr.Turkot directly participates in strategic management of investment projects in Media, IT and Telecommunication industries in USA, Israel and UK, serves as a board member in 6 companies around the world, speaks at most prominent technology conferences as TechCrunch, WebIT, DLD etc., mentoring and judging international acceleration and incubation programs in Israel, USA and UK.
“Quanergy at its core is a solution company that has helped customers around the world solve complex automation processes by integrating our high-resolution M-Series LiDAR sensors with Qortex™, our highly accurate perception software. This is a very exciting new chapter for Quanergy, and we are committed to continuing offering the industry’s best price/performance LiDAR solutions in the security, smart spaces and industrial automation market.”