Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Rahul Patel has joined the board of Energous. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer.
Rahul serves as senior vice president and general manager, Connectivity & Networking Business Unit, at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Prior to that, he spent 13 years at Broadcom where he last served as senior vice president and general manager for the Wireless Connectivity business. Prior to joining Broadcom, Rahul held senior marketing and engineering positions at HIFN, Inc., Samsung Semiconductor, Tritech Microelectronics, and EPSON/S-MOS Systems. Rahul is a proven leader with more than 25 years of experience and a strong track record for developing successful product lines, driving P&L growth and building global organizations of Fortune 500 companies in the semiconductor and telecommunications industries.
Energous Corporation is leading the next generation of wireless charging – Wireless Charging 2.0 – with its award-winning WattUp® technology, which supports fast, efficient contact-based charging, as well as charging over-the-air. WattUp is a scalable, RF-based wireless charging technology that offers substantial improvements in contact-based charging efficiency, foreign object detection, orientation freedom and thermal performance compared to older, coil-based charging technologies. The technology can be designed into many different sized electronic devices for the home and office, as well as the medical, industrial, retail and automotive industries, and it ensures interoperability across products. As a systems solutions company, Energous develops silicon-based wireless power transfer (WPT) technologies and customizable reference designs. These include innovative silicon chips, antennas and software, for a large variety of applications, such as smartphones, fitness trackers, hearables, medical sensors and more. Energous received the world’s first FCC Part 18 certification for at-a-distance wireless charging, and the company has 215 awarded patents/allowed applications for its WattUp wireless charging technology to-date.
Rahul and Mike Noonen bring extensive management experience in the semiconductor industry with track records of leading business units through transformative phases of development and driving business results. As we move toward broadening our penetration into the consumer electronics, medical, and industrial markets, we believe they will be fantastic additions to the Board as we launch and increase adoption of our technology on a global scale.Stephen R. Rizzone, President & CEO, Energous Corporation
It’s an honor to have joined the Energous Board of Directors at a time when the company is pioneering a new way of powering consumer devices. I look forward to contributing to the company’s board discussions drawing on my industry experience.Rahul Patel, Member, Board of Directors, Energous Corporation
I am excited about Rahul's appointment to the board of Energous and I am looking forward to seeing his contributions to this exciting young company.Dotty Schaffer, Partner and Board Practice Head, Lonergan Partners