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Chief Executive Officer
Craig is an accomplished business executive and investor with more than 20 years of investing, IT, and operational management experience. Before joining Redox he was the director of Mtech Ventures, the startup venture mentoring program at the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) in the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering. Previously, Craig served as Director of Venture Accelerator within Mtech, assisting startups meet their funding needs through a comprehensive program of assessment, mentoring and introduction to accredited investors. Craig serves on the Board of Directors of numerous companies and mentors startups and non-profits in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Craig was the founder and CEO of Wheelhouse Networks, delivering enterprise-class computing and telecommunication platforms as a managed service to corporations and professional services firms. He began his career with Informatics General (since acquired by CA Inc.), one of the first technology services companies in the nation, and subsequently served as the global chief information officer for Hogan Lovells, supporting its growth into a $2 billion legal services leader and more than doubling in size during his tenure.
Chief Operating Officer
Alisha is a start-up veteran who has served as both COO and CFO of several high-growth companies. In her role as Chief Operating Officer at Redox, Alisha is building the internal infrastructure needed to support rapid growth. Prior to joining Redox, Alisha served as acting CFO at Evolent Health where in just four years she helped it grow from a nascent start-up to a publicly-traded $200M+ company with 1500+ employees. During her almost five years at Evolent, she oversaw all day-to-day financial activities and led Evolent’s finance team through the financial modeling and due-diligence tasks that enabled Evolent to close a $100M Series B round of funding. Prior to joining Evolent, Alisha was the Chief Operating Officer of Verdeo Group, a clean energy company that developed waste methane projects. As Verdeo’s first employee, Alisha worked closely with the founders to develop the company’s operational plan, hire key talent, build the financial infrastructure and scale internal operations, all with the goal of positioning the firm for a successful sale. Alisha left Verdeo in 2012, after selling the firm to a large international clean energy company.
Alisha received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Stanford University.
Bryan Blackburn, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer
In his role at Redox, Bryan brings more than 10 years of experience in device and system design, leading interdisciplinary teams, and project management. He is an expert in the area of solid state devices, including electrochemical systems such as solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). Bryan develops relationships with key partners and leads development of Redox’s products as well as manufacturing scale-up of the company’s SOFC and stack technologies. Prior to Redox, Bryan was a Fellow at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he co-managed an energy-efficiency technology development program. As an entrepreneur and consultant he has also conducted a variety of techno-economic analyses for alternative energy technologies and developed award-winning business plans. In other capacities, Bryan has developed various technologies and products ranging from packaged electronic devices to the scale-up of a nanoparticle synthesis process.
Bryan has several issued patents for solid-state electrochemical devices. He earned a Ph.D. and master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering, a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida.
David J. Buscher
Secretary / Treasurer
Prior to Redox, Dave had a distinguished engineering career that began at the Harry Diamond Laboratories (HDL) with a civilian tour in Vietnam assigned to United States Army Science Advisors Office. He was instrumental in bringing computer aided design and manufacturing techniques to HDL and was the principal inventor of a Revenue Metering System for power companies and a Multi-axis Laser Scanner and Binary Integrator for fixed cell radar alarm data. He later joined the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where he was involved in myriad aspects of radar and command and control development, installation, test and operation. During this period he also created and taught Technical Management and Systems Engineering courses in the JHU Whiting School of Engineering. In 1996, Dave co-founded Solipsys Corporation where he served as vice president of operations. Following the sale of Solipsys to the Raytheon Company in 2003, he then went on to form several successful businesses.
Dave holds a master’s degree in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University.
Thomas Langdo, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President of Engineering
Thomas brings 14 years of startup and research laboratory technical and management expertise in the design, fabrication, and manufacturing of advanced materials, solid state devices, and microelectronics. Prior to joining Redox Thomas gained multidisciplinary, entrepreneurial technical management experience from several technology startups as CTO of The Water Initiative, Manager Technology Development at Contour Semiconductor, and Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at AmberWave Systems. In addition, at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Thomas was MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) Fabrication Manager, Principal Member of Technical Staff, and MEMS Fabrication Group Leader, leading Draper’s MEMS fabrication efforts supporting multiple government programs and customers. Thomas has over 30 issued US patents and 55 coauthored technical papers and presentations. Thomas received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electronic Materials where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow with a minor in the Sloan School of Management and his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering and B.A. in the Integrated Science Program from Northwestern University.