Board of Directors

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Les Crudele

Les Crudele has over 50 years of experience across the aerospace, communications, semiconductor, computing and solar segments of the electronics industry at companies ranging from early stage startups to Fortune 500 companies.  He has held executive and leadership roles at Motorola and Compaq; held CEO positions at Banderacom, Transmeta and Azuray Technologies; as well as [...]

2021-03-16T14:00:01-07:00March 16th, 2021|

Mark Lerdal

Mark has over 35 years of business experience, initially as an attorney but later as an executive and investor. He currently is the Executive Chairman at Leaf Clean Energy and non-executive Chairman at Element Markets. Additionally, he serves on three other private company boards and is an adviser to two infrastructure funds. In addition to [...]

2021-03-12T11:17:46-08:00March 12th, 2021|

Joe Pignato

Joe Pignato is the CFO of Allied Minds. Prior to joining Allied Minds, Joe was the CFO of Swipely, Inc. During his ten years in the venture capital industry, he served as General Partner, COO and CFO of two separate early stage venture firms – Charles River Ventures and Prism Ventures. Early in his career [...]

2018-07-23T00:05:34-07:00June 13th, 2018|

Tom Sparkman

Tom Sparkman has nearly 35 years of experience across medical, automotive, semiconductor and wireless technologies. His extensive leadership roles include CEO of Samplify Systems, a startup delivering mixed-signal semiconductor and ultrasound solutions, where he raised over $25 million in capital. Additional career highlights include 19 years at various executive positions at Maxim Integrated Products, General [...]

2018-09-04T21:46:36-07:00June 13th, 2018|