Brad Buss retired in February 2016 as the Chief Financial Officer of SolarCity Corporation, where he had served since August 2014. Prior to joining SolarCity, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation from August 2005 to June 2014. Prior to August 2005, Mr. Buss held various financial leadership roles with Altera Corporation, Cisco Systems, Veba Electronics LLC, and Wyle Electronics, Inc. Mr. Buss has served on the board of directors for QuantumScape since August 2020, AECOM since July 2020 and Advance Auto Parts, Inc. since 2016, In addition, Mr. Buss has served on the board of directors for Marvell Technology Group Ltd. since July 2018, following Marvell’s acquisition of Cavium, Inc., where he had served as a director since July 2016. Mr. Buss has served on the Strategic Advisory Board of Hennessy Capital Investment Corp. V since January 2020. Mr. Buss previously served on the board of directors for Tesla, Inc. from November 2009 until 2019. He currently serves as chair of the Audit Committee of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. and QuantumScape, a member of the Audit Committee of Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee of AECOM, and he formerly served as a member of the Compensation Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee and as Chair of the Audit Committee for Tesla, Inc. He also served as a director and Chair of the Audit Committee for Café Press Inc. from October 2007 to August 2016.
Thomas Tippl has served as Vice Chairman of Activision Blizzard since May 2017. He served as Chief Operating Officer from March 2010 through April 2017. Prior to that, he served as the company’s Chief Corporate Officer from March 2009 until March 2010. In addition, Mr. Tippl served as Activision Blizzard’s Chief Financial Officer from July 2008 until February 2012. Mr. Tippl joined the Company as the Chief Financial Officer of Activision in October 2005. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Tippl served as the head of investor relations and shareholder services at The Procter & Gamble Company, a manufacturer of consumer goods products, from 2004 to 2005. Mr. Tippl also served as the finance director of Procter & Gamble’s Baby Care Europe division, and as a member of the board of directors of the joint venture between Procter & Gamble and Fater in Italy from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Tippl co-founded Procter & Gamble’s Equity Venture Fund in 1999 and also served as the associate director of acquisitions and divestitures for Procter & Gamble from 1999 to 2001. Prior to 1999, Mr. Tippl served in various financial executive positions for Procter & Gamble in Europe, China and Japan. Mr. Tippl holds a master’s degree in economics and social sciences from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.
Simon Gallagher is an entertainment strategy and content licensing executive with more than 20 years of international experience working with the world’s leading entertainment brands. Over the past six years, through his personal consulting and investment company, SPG Global Pty Ltd, Mr. Gallagher has acted as a special advisor to more than 130 companies in 20 countries. These have included the world’s leading consulting firms, sports leagues, hedge funds, private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds, and media and technology companies. In 2020, he co-founded the TCW Entertainment Technology Fund, and continues to work closely with TCW as a Senior Advisor. From 2013-2014, Mr. Gallagher served as Director of Content Acquisition at Netflix, licensing content from the major US studios, including Disney and Paramount, to launch the service in international markets. Prior to Netflix, from 2009-2013, he served as Director of International Strategy and Business Development at Hulu, a joint venture between Disney, Fox, and Comcast, where he prepared market entry strategies, negotiated strategic alliances, and licensed launch content. From 2006-2009, he served as Senior Vice President of Content at Wasserman Media Group, the world’s leading sports agency, managing sports media rights acquisitions and licensing transactions. From 2000-2006, Mr. Gallagher served as Vice President of IMG Media where he licensed over 10,000 hours of sports content on behalf of clients such as Wimbledon, the NFL and the International Olympic Committee. Mr. Gallagher received a Bachelor’s Degree in Media from La Trobe University in Australia and is a regular industry commentator on networks including CNBC and Sky News.
Ms. Liu is Co-Founder and CEO of Enplug, a leading digital signage software company used by Fortune 500 companies, and was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 and Fortune’s 10 Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs. She also co-founded Nanoly Bioscience, a venture-backed biotech company that develops polymers that eliminate the need of refrigeration for vaccines and therapeutics. Ms. Liu serves on the Board of Directors of CarParts.com (NASDAQ: PRTS), a leading online provider of automotive parts and accessories, and of Kindred Biosciences (NASDAQ: KIN), a leading biopharmaceutical company for pets. She also serves on the Board of Advisors for Covington Capital Management and is a Partner at XFactor Ventures, a leading investor in women-founded startups.