Len Rand Chairman, President & CEO
Len has over 40 years of start-up and venture experience as a founder, senior executive and venture capitalist. Prior to xF Technologies, Len Rand was a Managing Director at Granite Ventures in San Francisco for 10 years. While at Granite, he invested in a variety of technology and cleantech companies. Before Granite, Len was a General Manager at Intel Corporation responsible for Strategic Marketing and Global Alliances for ICG (Intel Communications Group). Prior to that, Len was CEO and founder of NetBoost Corporation, which developed network processors and supporting software. Intel acquired NetBoost in 1999. Prior to that, Len was founder and CEO of three other venture backed startups, Internet Middleware (proxy caching), sold to Network Appliances; The Whitewater Group (Object oriented development tools – CEO only), sold to Symantec; The Rand Group (FEA software), sold to Intergraph Corporation. In addition, Len was a VP/GM at Autodesk and Intergraph. Len holds multiple degrees in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Aviad Cahana CTO & VP Engineering
Aviad is one of the founders and inventors of xF Technologies’ process. Aviad current responsibilities include oversight of R&D, demonstration facility construction, and product development. Prior to xF Technologies, Aviad worked as an environmental engineer and consultant for clients like Chevron, ARCO, Marathon Oil, BP and Syntex. Aviad has a B.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from Israel’s Institute of Technology and is a Ph.D. Candidate (Chemical Engineering) from UNM.
Matt Culler VP Finance & Operations
Matt joined xF Technologies from Sun Mountain Capital, a venture capital firm. At Sun Mountain, Matt was a Principal whose responsibilities included investment sourcing and management as well as valuations and reporting. Prior to Sun Mountain, Matt worked for Bank of America’s investment banking business. At BofA, Matt was an Analyst in the Private Equity Placements Group and part of a team responsible for deal sourcing and execution. Matt has a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.