Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Kathy Bayless has joined the board of Energous. The search was led by Mark Lonergan.
Kathy served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Synaptics Incorporated, a leader in human interface technology, from 2009 to 2015. Before Synaptics, Kathy was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Komag Incorporated, a leading supplier of thin-film disks to the hard disk drive industry. Kathy served as Chief Accountant, Corporate Controller prior to becoming CFO during her 13 years with Komag. A Certified Public Accountant, Kathy began her career at Ernst & Young, in the Silicon Valley, working primarily with technology companies. Kathy currently serves as Audit Chair of the Board of Directors of Veeco Instruments, a leader in process equipment solutions enabling the manufacture of semiconductors, photonics, power electronics, data storage and other technologies. In 2019, Kathy was recognized by Women’s Inc. Magazine as one of the most influential corporate board members in the United States.
Energous Corporation (Nasdaq: WATT) is the global leader of Wireless Charging 2.0 technology. Its award-winning WattUp® solution is the only technology that supports both contact and distance charging through a fully compatible ecosystem. Built atop fast, efficient and highly scalable RF-based charging technology, WattUp is positioned to offer improvements over older, first generation coil-based charging technologies in power, efficiency, foreign device detection, freedom of movement and overall cost for consumer electronics, medical devices, retail, military, industrial/commercial IoT, automotive, military, retail and industrial applications. Energous develops silicon-based wireless power transfer (WPT) technologies and customizable reference designs, and provides worldwide regulatory assistance, a reliable supply chain, quality assurance, and sales and technical support to global customers. The company received the world’s first FCC Part 18 certification for at-a-distance wireless charging and has been awarded 240 U.S. patents for its WattUp wireless charging technology to-date.
I am excited to join the board of Energous, as Energous is leading the next generation of wireless power and charging for fast and efficient contact, as well as over the air charging. As a board member, I look forward to working with the Energous team on the exciting business growth opportunities ahead.Kathy Bayless, Member, Board of Directors, Energous Corporation
Kathy is a statured financial executive, formerly the CFO at Synaptics (Nasdaq: SYNA) and Komag (NYSE: KOMG). She brings a wealth of experience and insight to the board at market leader Energous.Mark Lonergan, Founder and Managing Partner, Lonergan Partners