Brian has held senior finance positions in a number of leading technology companies ranging from semiconductor equipment, software and consumer electronics and with extensive experience in corporate finance, capital markets and M&A. From 2011 through 2015 he was CFO of ActiveVideo, a developer of a software platform that enables managed service operators such as cable companies and telcos, to virtualize functions and deliver pay-TV services from the Cloud. During his tenure, he was involved in the settlement of a major IP litigation award to the Company, implemented restructurings and processes to streamline operations as the Company grew, and oversaw the eventual acquisition by Arris Group and Charter Communications in April 2015. Previously he was CFO for Virage Logic, a NASDAQ-listed, leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property from 2008 to 2010 (acquired by Synopsis). Prior to Virage, he was CFO for Proxim Wireless from 2006 to September 2008.
Brian received an MBA from St. Mary’s College of California and a BSBA from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C. Canada.
Brian Sereda, CFO
August 12, 2015. Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Brian Sereda has been named Chief Financial Officer at Energous Corporation. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer.
About Energous Corporation
Energous Corporation is developing WattUp, an award-winning wire-free charging technology that will transform the way people charge and power their electronic devices at home, in the office, in the car and beyond. WattUp is a revolutionary, patent and trademark-pending solution that delivers intelligent, scalable power via the same radio bands as a Wi-Fi router. WattUp differs from current wireless charging systems in that it will deliver meaningful, usable power, at a distance, to multiple devices, resulting in a wire-free experience that saves users from having to remember to plug in their devices or place them on a mat.
We believe Brian’s broad experience working with technology and growth companies will be instrumental as we continue to focus on bringing our revolutionary wire-free charging technology to market.
Energous Corporation has made tremendous advancements since its IPO last year, most notably announcing its tier one licensing customer which has led to earlier-than-expected revenue. I am excited about being part of this disruptive technology and I look forward to joining this talented team and contributing to the company’s next phase of growth.
Brian is the ideal CFO for a company like Energous Corporation. His business sense, pragmatic approach and scope of experience is a great asset to the company.