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Bert Wank

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Advisor, Supreme Ventures & Technology and Founder/CTO/CEO, InfiniRel Corporation.

Advisor, Supreme Ventures & Technology and Founder/CTO/CEO, InfiniRel Corporation.

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Founder

InfiniRel Corporation
InfiniRel Corporation

Advisor

Supreme Ventures & Technology
Supreme Ventures & Technology

Positions

Founder InfiniRel Corporation
Advisor Supreme Ventures & Technology August 2014 - present
Founder & CEO InfiniRel Corporation July 2009 - present
Board of Directors Pancon Corporation April 2012 - January 2013
Product Manager austriamicrosystems June 2006 - December 2008
Product Marketing Manager Cirrus Logic, Inc. January 2005 - April 2006
Systems Engineer Texas Instruments June 2002 - December 2004
Strategic Marketing Engineer Burr-Brown (now TI) January 1999 - May 2002
Product Manager Dallas Semiconductor (now Maxim) March 1996 - September 1998
Applications Engineer Apex Microtechnology March 1993 - January 1996
Test Engineer Contelec S.A. September 1989 - December 1992

Education

Thunderbird School of Global Management International Management 1999 - 2001
Berufsakademie Lörrach Control Systems Engineering 1989 - 1992
Gymnasium am Kattenberge

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Industrial Production Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Hardware

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Serial product definition and launch guru for power products, launched 14 power/battery management product lines, four DSP-based technology platforms, three pending patents, which covers six company firsts and four industry firsts. Raised seed round in 2010, right after the financial crisis.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Working relationship during prototyping phase (4-6 months), with negotiable equity/cash (also appreciate co-founders bringing cash), earn stripes to become part of the core management team and company culture to be formed after successful prototyping.

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Grant Christiansen
We worked together  •  Principal Validation Engineer, LSI Corporation. Previously Engineering Manager/Applications Engineer, Texas Instruments.
Bert has passion on the projects that he has undertaken. He drives forward to realize his vision.
Patrick Gooden
We worked together  •  Vice President - Operations, Authentix. Previously Member Innovation Team, The Metroplex Technology Business Council.
Bert is passionate, has great technical insight and is driven to pursue his passions. Bert has a dogged determination to inspire others to ... join the pursuit of his passions and see the vision and feel the intensity that he sees and feels.
Thomas Sutrina
We worked together  •  Director of Electromechanical Engineering, InfiniRel Corporation and Director of Electromagnetics, infiniRel Corporation.
Bert allowed me to change the direction when evidence showed the present path would fail. He places success above self and is still tenacio ... us. He realizes that many paths lead to the goal and is not afraid of failure, just find a new path. He does not have to be the master of everything. Yet takes responsibility to know enough.
Chris Gilreath
We worked together  •  President / Founder, Recycled Hydro Solutions.
Bert possess the necessary drive, focus, and persistence to succeed as a serial entrepreneur. He values others opinions and is demonstrates ... great humility. His charisma and energy is contagious and he had a great ability to corral great thinkers to work together.
Stephanie Thornton
We worked together  •  Chief Executive Officer, Clean Reach LLC. Previously Principal, Sea Energy Associates LLC.
Bert has a clear vision of what he is trying to accomplish and is tenacious in his efforts to find ways to overcome barriers to development ... of his technology and company.
Gautam Agarwal
We worked together  •  Partner, Supreme Ventures & Technology and Director of Business Development, Supreme & Co.. University of Michigan grad.
Bert has fantastic domain knowledge and was invaluable to our company while we were assessing the market viability for our products and serv ... ices in the United States. He is proactive, organized, and has a deep understanding of solar energy and power electronics. We would vouch for him without hesitation.
Dennis Lyftogt
They're my friends  •  Mentor, Cleantech Open and Consultant, Del Oro Consulting, Inc. @ Cisco Systems.
Yes- Bert is and will be an Awesome Entrepreneur as proven by his track record.
Hossein Pasvar, Solutions Provider
They're my friends  •  Managing Director, Dallas Technology Group. Previously Vice President, Research Programs and project management, -.
He is a visionary for clean-tech, power and energy applications, a developer who has created many products and a market strategist.
Karen Leventhal
We worked together  •  Founder & CEO, SE Rising. Previously Project Director, Tarjan Center at UCLA. University of California, Davis grad.
Bert is incredibly tenacious and resourceful. Once he commits to a project, he goes all in and will not stop until he's found a successful s ... olution. Bert is also a fantastic networker, and has a killer combination of analytical intelligence and great people skills, that is critical for any entrepreneur.
Michael L Massad
They're my friends  •  Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Gridline Communications Holdings, Inc..
I have found Bert to be an ingenious scientist and inventor and I'm very impressed with his projects. I would love to be able to be an inve ... stor someday
Michael L Massad
They're my friends  •  Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Gridline Communications Holdings, Inc..
Bert is an ingenious engineer and inventor. One of his inventions is still in our sights. If I had the cash I would be his principal inves ... tor.

Karen Leventhal
They're my advisor  •  Founder & CEO, SE Rising. Previously Project Director, Tarjan Center at UCLA. University of California, Davis grad.
Karen is a passionate and savvy entrepreneur who knows hat she wants, a 2014 finalist of the national Cleantech Open business accelerator, w ... hich improves the chances for entrepreneurial success by a factor of 10 (over 50% funded, over 60% still in business, more than $1B raised since 2006). She is combining her B2B expertise with market opportunity (sustainability) with proven business models for an emerging niche (the alibaba for micro-sellers on sustainability products).

Thomas Sutrina
They're my current cofounder  •  Director of Electromechanical Engineering, InfiniRel Corporation and Director of Electromagnetics, infiniRel Corporation.
Tom has been extremely resourceful, iterative and inventive to come up with much improved solutions at minimal cost and most simplistic desi ... gn. He is exploratory and open for external suggestion, even if his prior opinion suggests differently. I am extremely happy to have Tom on my team.