Bert Wank

San Francisco, California, US

Power Management Technologist ► Start-up executive ► Product Innovator
Bert's Skills
Business Development
Product Management
Technical
Management
Strategy
Fundraising
Marketing
Operations
User Experience
Finance
Sales
Design
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

Age Group

36-55

About Bert

Serial product definition and product management guru for power and energy products. Launched 14 power/battery management product lines, four DSP-based technology platforms, some are still sold 20-years later. Defined the first Lithium-Ion Safety Chip in 1997. Co-authored three pending patents. Raised seed round during the 2010 financial crisis. Served as external member on the Board of Directors of a Private Equity roll-up. Extensive experience in Germany, India, and China. Multi-cultural, multi-lingual, dual citizen, dual degree (BSEE and MBA). Travel Pro.

Quote

Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been. - Albert Einstein

Work Experience

Founder

Self-employed

June 2006 - December 2016

Founder

infiniRel Corporation

July 2009 - Today

Co-development agreement for energy innovations under “Make in India” for India. Simulated and prototyped inverter-less energy-storage converter for microgrids. Built and tested power electronic controls for novel homopolar motor in 42 days and nights. Lead crossborder integration of hardware/software solution for power plant optimization. $15,000 Cleantech Open award for patent-pending, IoT-based PV inverter prognostics.

Education

Thunderbird

MBA

1999 - 2001

University of Cooperative Education

BSEE

1989 - 1992

Accelerator/Incubator

2010: NTEC - Frisco, TX