Chief Financial Officer
Martin joined Sielo with 30 years of experience in management, operations, and finance. Most recently, he was CFO at Ampulse Corporation, a pioneering solar technology commercialization program. Previously, as CFO of Picolight, an optical transceiver company, Martin was instrumental in the turnaround and sale of the company. Martin has also held CFO positions at Lightwave Microsystems Corporation, a manufacturer of planar lightwave circuit products including optical multiplexor and variable optical attenuators and Vixel Corporation, a manufacturer of hubs and transceivers. In addition, Martin was a co-founder and CFO of Read-Rite Corporation, a leading thin-film head manufacturer for the disk drive industry. He also served as general manager, CFO and co-founder of Read-Riteâ€™s Thailand subsidiary, where he was responsible for the recruiting and training of 3,000 employees, leading the company to its initial public offering. Martin received degrees in Accounting and Law from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He was admitted to the Bar in South Africa and passed the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Examination (AICPA).
I am passionate about working at Sielo because we can make a difference in the lives of everyone on the planet. Our products save energy that is currently wasted â€“ a waste of money and natural resources.