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Our Team

George E. Salah
Chairman & CEO

Since 2013 George has been the Chairman & CEO of Apparent, Inc., a technology energy company, providing products and services to maximize the performance of renewable energy assets and the creation of the smart grid. For the past 14 years, George Salah has served as the Director of Real Estate and Workplace Services at Google Inc. responsible for real estate and facilities worldwide. Joining the company in 1999, he helped to create the company's famous culture as their employee base grew from 35 to over 50,000, from a small 4,000 square foot office in Palo Alto to 20 million square feet of office space in 125 cities in 55 countries. Prior to Google, Salah was an Executive of Oracle's Real Estate group and has 32 years of corporate real estate and construction management experience. He has demonstrated expertise in managing the hyper growth of large-scale organizations. Throughout his career, Salah has been focused on energy efficient design and developing spaces optimized to support the health and well-being of people and the environment. In assuming the CEO and President role for Apparent, Salah continues this work. Salah has been a member of Apparent’s Board since 2012. Salah also serves on the Board of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), the Healthy Building Network (HBN)

Stefan V. Matan
Chief Technical Officer

Stefan, the inventor of Apparent’s core technology, is its Chief Technical Officer. Stefan is a serial entrepreneur. In addition to founding Apparent, Stefan founded Atira Technologies, LLC, which built DC charging stations for the military and where he began work on the technology commercialized today. He previously founded Zap Electrics, one of the Bay Area’s largest electrical companies. Stefan studied Electrical Engineering and Microelectronics at the University of Bulgaria and holds over 29 patents related to energy production and management.

Frank Marrone
Head of Engineering

Frank oversees the development and certification of all of Apparent's technologies. In this position, he manages development, certification, production, testing of Apparent's products, and oversees a team of a dozen engineers. Frank has worked with several technology start-ups and holds over 15 patents in the energy field. Frank received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of California Polytechnic Institute.

Dan Tran
VP Manufacturing

Dan is responsible for all aspects of Apparent’s manufacturing process. Prior to joining Apparent, Dan built Enphase’s manufacturing and testing processes. Dan holds two Bachelor of Science Degrees from the University of Florida a BS in Electrical Engineering & a BS in Civil Engineering.

Jacqueline Desouza
Executive Officer/Company Counsel

Jacqueline leads operations and legal affairs at Apparent. She joined Apparent from private legal practice where she worked with technology and health care start-ups as a consultant and counsel. Jacqueline received a Bachelor's of Arts & Science in International Economics and Mathematics from George Mason University and a juris doctorate from University of California Hastings’ College of the Law.

Peter A. Gish
Board Member

Board Member Peter A. Gish is a partner with UPC Renewables and has extensive experience in the acquisition, development, financing and operation of wind parks in North America, North Africa and Europe and has published several articles on wind power financing. Peter has a Bachelor’s Degree (Magna Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa) from Dartmouth College, Juris Doctor Degree (Cum Laude) from Boston College Law School, and a Masters Degree in Jurisprudence (Honors) from Oxford University. Peter has served on the Apparent Board since January of 2011.

Bonnie Lind,
VP Business Development

Bonnie is responsible for Business Development and Commercialization. Bonnie brings considerable experience from public as well as private sectors to this position. Immediately prior to joining Apparent, Bonnie was the Renewable Energy Industry Specialist for the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Bonnie handled all aspects of asset development and financing as the Director of Asset Management for First Wind. Bonnie received a Bachelor of Science in Earth Systems from Stanford University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Southern California.