The leaders who

MAKE SENSE.

Sense Team - Dan Miller

CFO

Dan is a 30+ year veteran of Silicon Valley who has held senior executive positions at many well-known technology companies including Genentech, Extreme Networks, NetSuite and Fastly.

Most recently, Dan was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Chariot (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ford Mobility).  Dan started off his career at Deloitte and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Dan received his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and his undergraduate degree from John Carroll University.

Sense Team - Scott Burroughs

Co-founder/Chief Innovation Officer

Scott is both co-founder and co-dreamer here at Sense. He has more than 30 years of commercial and innovative product experience in III-V compound semiconductors and optics.

Before Sense, Scott served as Executive Vice President of Manufacturing and Technology Development at Semprius Corp, Vice President of Engineering at Santur Corporation, Vice President of Technology at Optovia, and as Vice President of Operations at CoreTek, a successful tunable laser start-up acquired by Nortel.

Scott started his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he helped to develop and manufacture GaAs semiconductor lasers for the world’s first commercial fiber optic communication systems.

Sense Team - Anurag Gupta

SVP of Engineering

Anurag Gupta joins the Sense team with proven track record of building and managing fast paced multidisciplinary engineering teams, driving innovation, product definition and design for fast paced technology development, with over 75+ diverse engineering projects completed, 80+ patents granted and 15+ patents pending.

Anurag has been involved in start-to-end product development and shipping of HP’s first DLP TVs and projectors, Google Glass, and all the Nest line of consumer electronics products, among others.

His experience lies deep in simulation-driven engineering for design, optimization, and failure analysis.

Sense Team - Mark Sandoval

SVP Product, Partnerships, Operations

Mark leads Product and Operations at Sense and has the final word on every pixel and contract. Previously, Mark held leadership positions in engineering, operations, partnerships, product, supply chain, and strategy at sector leaders, including Intel, Lam Research, and SunPower.

In his tenure, Mark has led two growth equity financings, two company acquisitions, a successful company exit, and the establishment of numerous strategic partnerships and supply agreements.

Sense Team - Iain Levy

VP Automotive

Iain Levy joined Sense in January 2021 as the VP Automotive, responsible for the commercial and marketing activities of Sense’s Automotive business and ensuring the company is prepared for Automotive Production projects.

Iain brings with him significant experience in the automotive field, having conducted similar activities for startups in taking them to automotive production companies and leading a product line for one of the biggest automotive tier 1 companies globally. Prior to taking the position at Sense, Iain was the Global Executive Business Unit Director for Interior Sensing at Aptiv. Iain led all facets of the product line globally, from product roadmap and development, customer engagement, through to production award and P&L responsibility.

Prior to Aptiv, Iain was the VP Automotive at Eyesight Technologies, taking a ten year old startup to become profitable for the first time in its existence and winning its first automotive production programs, totaling 6 design wins in his time there. Prior to Eyesight, Iain established and led business development globally for Mobileye. Starting at the company when there was approximately 50 employees. Iain grew the BD team to 15 direct reports globally and commercial relationships with 25 of the top 28 automotive manufacturers globally.

Sense Team - Russ Kanjorski

Co-Founder/Corporate Development

Russ Kanjorski brings 25 years of experience from multiple industries through his solar, strategy consulting, finance and legal background. Before co-founding Sense, Russ served in leadership roles at two venture-backed solar photovoltaic companies.

Russ was Vice President of Business Development at Semprius and Vice President of Marketing at Abound Solar, where he led the global business development and go-to-market strategy, landing $1.5 billion in contracted revenue and ramping the business from pre-revenue to a $70 million run rate over 3 years.

Russ has also led four venture equity financings totaling almost $250 million.

Sense Team - Brent Fisher

Founding Scientist

Brent Fisher is a leader and prolific inventor with years of experience at the cutting-edge of numerous technical fields and industries, including optoelectronics and solar energy to materials and defense systems.

Brent has demonstrated expertise in developing and scaling technologies to volume manufacturing and uses strategic analysis and business acumen to identify new opportunities for transitioning technology into the marketplace.

His projects have won millions of dollars in support from both public and private investors in the energy and aerospace industries. Brent provides an uncommon combination of business insight and deep scientific experience.

Sense Team - Gabe Sibley

Advisor & Board Member

Gabe always has the answers to Sense’s most pressing issues of the day. Gabe Sibley is the founder and CEO of Verdant Robotics, Inc., a robotics technology company focused on revolutionizing agriculture through the latest advances in AI, robotics, computer vision, and machine learning. In his previous roles, Gabe was CEO of Zippy Inc., an autonomous delivery company acquired by GM-Cruise, and chief science officer at the autonomous taxi company Zoox, Inc., where he helped grow the team to over 200.

Gabe is also currently on leave as an assistant professor in Computer Science at the University of Colorado, was formerly a post-doctoral research assistant at Oxford University, a Ph.D. student at the University of Southern California, and technical staff in the Computer Vision Group at NASA-JPL.

Sense Team - Aravind Ratnam

Head of Product

Aravind leads Product at Sense. He is a technology and business strategy leader and has deep market expertise in automotive lidar. His career has spanned R&D/engineering, management consulting, and startups with specific focus in strategic product leadership and value creation on top of Edge hardware with software and artificial intelligence. Prior to Sense, Aravind led all aspects of Product at AEye, a leading Lidar company, and before that,served as the product leader roles for connected car solutions at Wind River, an embedded systems company that was part of Intel’s IoT group, where he successfully led corporate strategy and products of the Wind River automotive portfolio.

Aravind also spent several years in management consulting firms, including IB and Monitor Deloitte and and cut his teeth in technology at Cymer (a subsidiary of ASML), a manufacturer of sophisticated UV lasers for semiconductor lithography and at two space agencies- ISRO and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

Sense Team - Robert Henderson

Advisor

As an advisor to Sense, Robert brings his unparalleled experience in CMOS microelectronics, in particular readout electronics for CMOS image sensors and Single Photon Avalanche Diodes (SPADs). As Principal Engineer in VLSI Vision Ltd and STMicroelectronics Imaging Division Robert was part of a pioneering team developing the first CMOS image sensors now found in most modern digital cameras and smartphones. In his academic research, Robert invented SPAD image sensors in nanometer CMOS technologies leading to volume SPAD time-of-flight products, recently passing the 1 billion module milestone in STMicroelectronics FlightSense products. Robert currently holds a Professorship in Electronic Imaging at the University of Edinburgh where he leads a research group exploring medical, scientific, and high-speed imaging applications of SPAD technology. Robert is an ERC Advanced Research Fellow and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Sense Team - Niel Ransom

Advisor

Niel Ransom is a Partner of WRVI Capital — a technology venture fund established in 2019 focused on accelerating the monetization and scaling of disruptive companies globally. Niel founded Ransomshire Associates, Inc in 2005 – an advisory firm focused on enabling early-stage companies to achieve business growth and successful exits.

Before Ransomshire, Niel served as the Chief Technology Officer of Alcatel, where he directed a staff of 1200 scientists and engineers comprising Alcatel’s research, corporate strategy, intellectual property, and R&D investment organizations. Before joining Alcatel, he led the Advanced Technology Systems Center at BellSouth. He started his career at Bell Laboratories, where he headed various development and applied research organizations. He is Chairman of Saguna Networks and a Board Member at OPNT B.V. He serves as Member of the Advisory Board at Bayland Scientific, GenXComm, Sedona Systems, and Servato.

Niel holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a BSEE and MSEE from Old Dominion University as well as an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Sense Team - John Rogers

Advisor

Professor John A. Rogers received SM degrees in physics and in chemistry in 1992 and the PhD degree in physical chemistry in 1995. From 1995 to 1997, Rogers was a Junior Fellow in the Harvard University Society of Fellows. 

He joined Bell Laboratories as a Member of Technical Staff in the Condensed Matter Physics Research Department in 1997, and served as Director of this department from the end of 2000 to 2002. He then spent thirteen years on the faculty at University of Illinois, most recently as the Swanlund Chair Professor and Director of the Seitz Materials Research Laboratory. 

In the Fall of 2016, he joined Northwestern University as the Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Medicine, with affiliate appointments in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Chemistry, where he is also Director of the recently endowed Querrey Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics. He has published more than 750 papers, is a co-inventor on more than 100 patents and he has co-founded several successful technology companies. 

His research has been recognized by many awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship (2009), the Lemelson-MIT Prize (2011), the Smithsonian Award for American Ingenuity in the Physical Sciences (2013), and most recently the Benjamin Franklin Medal from the Franklin Institute (2019). He is one of only ~30 individuals in history to be elected to membership of all three US national academies – the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine.

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