About Our Board of Directors

Meet Our Respected
Board of Directors.

Our Board of Directors includes experienced business leaders with deep expertise in technology, network infrastructure, and finance.


Our Board of Directors.


John Kurtzweil has decades of experience in the semiconductor and networking industries. He has more than 20 years as CFO for publicly traded companies.

Mr. Kurtzweil is an independent consultant to technology firms. He has held senior financial positions in a number of technology infrastructure companies, including Akoustis, Cirrus Logic, Cree, Inc. (now Wolfspeed), and Extreme Networks. Mr. Kurtzweil has been a key player in financings of over $2 billion, plus several mergers and acquisitions.

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Benjamin Patz is a venture capitalist, board member for technology companies, entrepreneur, and technologist.

Mr. Patz has made his career developing entrepreneur-led technology companies in aerospace, systems engineering, information technology, and electronic systems. He is currently Managing Partner at DeepWork Capital, focused on early-stage technology investment in Florida. He has a diverse engineering background with particular interest in artificial intelligence and data analytics.

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Frank Plastina is the Founder and President of Arc&Company, an angel investment firm that also provides advisory services to C-level executives. Most recently, he was the CEO of Wolfspeed (formerly Cree Power and RF division). He has also served as the CEO of two NASDAQ-listed companies and prior to his current role served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2017 to 2022.

Mr. Plastina served as the President and CEO of Tekelec, a telecommunications software company, from February 2006 to January 2011. At Tekelec, he led the company’s international growth efforts into more than 40 countries. Mr. Plastina has complemented this operating experience with roles at Warburg Pincus, a leading New-York-based private equity firm, and the Toronto office of PWC.

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Helda Rodriguez is the Founder and former President of NovaCHARGE. A pioneer in the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) industry, she founded NovaCHARGE in 2008 with the vision of making a difference in the evolution of transportation and creating a more sustainable world. As president of NovaCHARGE, Helda led the charge to empower the future with seamless EV charging.

Helda is a recognized business leader with more than 25 years of executive experience. In 2010, she was selected to kick start the US DOE $30 million ChargePoint America Program, expanding EV infrastructure throughout the state of Florida and Washington, D.C.  

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