Board of Directors
Dr. Rao Mulpuri
Chief Executive Officer, View Inc.
Dr. Mulpuri is responsible for the strategic direction and the financial and operational performance of View. Under his leadership, View has developed ground breaking technology and products, and has achieved several milestones including launching the first commercial-scale dynamic glass product, building state-of-the-art manufacturing, and achieving rapid commercial growth.
Prior to View Inc., Dr. Mulpuri held several executive positions at Novellus Systems, most recently as President of Novellus Systems Japan and Vice President and General Manager of the Integrated Metals Business Unit. He holds a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, India, MS in Manufacturing Engineering, and Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Boston University, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Dr. Mulpuri is a member of the Young Presidents Organization and the Urban Land Institute, and serves on the Board of Directors of Kateeva, Inc and the Advisory Board of the College of Engineering at Boston University.
Head of International Direct Investment, NZ Super Fund
Nigel Gormly is Head of International Direct Investment for the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, New Zealand’s sovereign wealth fund, based in Auckland. Nigel is primarily responsible for the Fund’s direct investments in energy, infrastructure and expansion capital as well as leading the Fund’s collaboration efforts with global investment partners. This includes holdings in many of the Fund’s largest investments including Z Energy, RetireAustralia and Horizon Roads as well as high growth companies including Bloom Energy, LanzaTech and Ogin Energy.
Prior to joining the Super Fund Nigel spent 10 years with Fonterra, where he held a number of strategic development and commercial leadership roles, most recently as General Manager Commercial Ventures. Nigel’s early career was focussed on M&A and corporate finance advisory based in London, with assignments throughout Asia, Latin America and Europe. A Chartered Financial Analyst, Nigel has a BSc/BCom and a Graduate Diploma in Finance from the University of Auckland. He currently serves on the Board of LanzaTech and RetireAustralia.
Board Member, View Inc.
Mr. Hambro joined First Solar in 2001, and as Chief Operating Officer, led the turnaround, startup, and growth efforts that culminated in First Solar becoming the preeminent company in the solar industry. After co-leading one of the most successful IPO’s of 2006, Mr. Hambro retired from First Solar in 2009. In April of 2012 Mr. Hambro joined First Solar as a member of their board of directors and continues to serve in that capacity. Mr. Hambro has extensive experience leading R&D, engineering, manufacturing, and general business aspects of Fortune 500 technology corporations, with particular emphasis on compound semiconductor based photonic devices.
Prior to joining First Solar, he held positions of Vice President of Engineering & Business Development for Goodrich Aerospace, Vice President of Operations at ITT, and various technical management positions at Varian Associates. Mr. Hambro graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Science (Applied Physics).
Board Member, View Inc.
Mr. Hughes brings more than 30 years of experience in the high technology industry, including service as a corporate officer in major multi-national companies. He has extensive experience in driving global commercialization of innovative technology-oriented products and has held key leadership positions in pioneering technology companies and brings broad financial, operating and business strategy credentials to View’s board. Mr. Hughes served as a director of Rambus Inc., a chip interface company from 2003 to 2012 and as its chief executive officer and president from 2005 to 2012, providing the overall vision and operational leadership necessary to drive growth.
He started his career as a United States Army Officer before starting his private sector career at Intel. He held a variety of positions within Intel including treasurer, vice president of Intel Capital, chief financial officer and vice president of planning and logistics. Following his tenure at Intel, Hughes was the chairman and chief executive officer of Pandesic, LLC. He holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the University of Wisconsin and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.
Board Member, View Inc.
Tom Leppert has a distinguished record of accomplishment that has spanned managing companies in the role of CEO in a wide range of industries to leading a major US city as the elected Mayor. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Kaplan, Inc., a global multi-billion dollar educational services company; Chairman/CEO of The Turner Corporation, the nation’s largest general building company; Vice Chairman of Pacific Century Financial Corporation and its subsidiary, the Bank of Hawaii; CEO of Castle & Cooke Properties, Inc.; and National Partner at Trammell Crow Company. He began his career at McKinsey & Co. where he was elected a Principal of the firm.
From 2007-2011, he was the elected Mayor of Dallas. He made the city a national focal point in the areas of public safety, economic development, education and the environment.
He holds an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and graduated cum laude from Claremont McKenna College. He is a noted speaker and has appeared regularly in the media. He has been recognized as “CEO of the Year” by D Magazine, the “Texas Businessman of the Year” by the Texas Association of Business, and “The Global Cross Millennium Award for Corporate Environmental Leadership” from Global Green. He has also been inducted into the “Energy Efficiency Hall of Fame” and the “Dallas Business Hall of Fame”.
Managing Partner, Madrone Capital Partners
Tom Patterson is a Managing Partner at Madrone Capital Partners, a private investment firm located in Menlo Park, California. Mr. Patterson co-founded Madrone in 2005 and presently serves on the Boards of Barry-Wehmiller, Progress Financial, DMB Pacific, and Trumpet Behavioral Health.
Prior to Madrone, Tom was a growth equity investor at Weston Presidio for eight years and a consultant at McKinsey & Company for four years. Tom holds an BA in History from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.