Co-founder and CEO
Prior to founding Atieva, Bernard served on Tesla Motors' Board of Directors. As Executive Vice-President and General Manager of Tesla Energy Group, Bernard oversaw the design, business development, and manufacturing of battery systems.
Previously, Bernard was a founder and CEO of Wyse Technology, a worldwide leader in computer terminal technology. Wyse is highly regarded for developing the precursor to cloud client computing, and was one of the first companies to bring Asia into the technological supply chain. Hailed as a “Silicon Valley Success Story” by the New York Times, Bernard led Wyse to an Initial Public Offering on the NASDAQ in 1984, and an original listing on the NYSE in 1988.
Bernard earned his B.S., M.S., and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Co-founder and Vice President
Sam has over 20 years of international business and engineering experience within the software and IT industries.
Prior to founding Atieva, Sam was co-founder and Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Astoria Networks. He was also Vice-President of Sales Alliances at Redback Networks. While managing Redback Networks’ Asia Pacific operations, Sam managed relationships with industry giants, such as Nokia, ZTE, NED, NTT, Chung-Hwa Telecom, and Korea Telecom.
Sam was also the General Manager and Senior Director of Product Marketing at Oracle, where he led business development and marketing of principal flagship products.
Sam received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, respectively, from the University of California at Berkeley. Sam is fully trilingual in English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Vice President (China)
Henry brings more than 15 years of sales and business development experience in China and the United States.
Prior to joining Atieva, Henry was President and co-founder of KJLink, an IT consulting firm in Beijing, China. Henry joined KJLink from IP Dynamics, a Silicon Valley startup, where he was General Manager for China Operations. At IP Dynamics, Henry was responsible for over 70% of the firm’s total revenue, by winning over customers such as China Telecom, China Netcom, China Mobile, and the Beijing government.
As Manager and Director of Business Development for China Posts and Telecommunications Corporation, Henry established of joint ventures and partnerships with PTIC-AT&T, Asia Info-CTC, Cisco, and Portal.
Henry received a BE degree in management from the Beijing Institute of Technology, a LLB from China University of Politics and Law, and a LLM from American University.