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CEO: Dr. Michael McCorquodale

earned the B.S.E. degree with honors from the U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the M.S.E and Ph.D. degrees at the U of Michigan, all in electrical engineering. He also serves on the board of several technology companies. Previously, he was the CEO of Cortera Neurotechnologies. Under his tenure, Cortera successfully commercialized its microelectrocorticography technology. He was also the Co-Founder and COO of e-SENS, a start-up developing instruments for chemical sensing in potable water. At e-SENS, he raised initial capital, established manufacturing partnerships, recruited the team and delivered functional prototypes. Prior to e-SENS, Dr. McCorquodale was the GM of the Silicon Frequency Control business at Integrated Device Technology based on the acquisition of Mobius Microsystems, a semiconductor company he founded.

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CTO: Dr. Jon Mapel

has several years experience in solar research and has worked in labs at MIT, Princeton,Harvard, and Ecole Polytechnique. He was previously the CTO of Covalent Solar, a firm that developed luminescent solar concentrators for photovoltaics. Jon received a PhD in ElectricalEngineering from MIT specializing in organic semiconductor devices and has filed ten patents.Jon lives in San Francisco and works in Ann Arbor on a regular basis. Jon has been a full-time founder & employee of Arborlight since 2011.


Kathy Nagy

is an early stage investor in Arborlight, current Arborlight Board Member, former business owner, and marketing strategist who has been consulting with Arborlight to develop its premier look and feel complemented by a strong digital media strategy that will link inbound marketing with sales. Kathy earned an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Darren Frankel

manages one of metro Detroit’s largest commercial real estate portfolios, is an early stage Arborlight investor and Arborlight Board Member. Darren routinely facilitates industry insights and customer interactions. Darren earned a BA from Columbia University.