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Ben Tarbell, Ebb Carbon CEO

Ben Tarbell

Ben previously led the team launching new climate technologies at Google X. He was the VP of Products at SolarCity, was responsible for the launch and development of Mosaic's residential solar loan program, and led the sustainable design practice at IDEO. He is a Venture Partner at AiiM Partners and is on the investment advisory committee of PowerHouse Fund. Ben has degrees in engineering and business from Stanford and Cornell.

CEO, Co-Founder

  • Ben Tarbell, LinkedIn
Dana Zhu-Director of Project Management and Programs

Dana Zhu

Dana has ten years of experience in operations and program/project management across diverse industries, including big tech, healthcare and datacenters. Prior to joining Ebb, Dana spent three years at Amazon Web Services, where she built 50 datacenters on five continents, and was previously the COO of a healthcare reform startup. Dana brings a passion for fighting climate change and experience in hyper-scale, hyper-speed infrastructure deployment and developing scrappy teams to Ebb. Dana holds an MBA and Sustainability Certificate from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA from Yale. 

Director, Product Management

  • Dana Zhu, LinkedIn
Dave Hegeman, Ebb Carbon VP Engineering

Dave Hegeman

Dave spent nearly a decade at Tesla designing battery packs and developing manufacturing processes which would scale to meet the needs of electrification. Prior to that, Dave worked as a Marine Engineer for MariPro (L3) designing and building equipment to install sub-sea systems for communications and monitoring. Dave also designed minimally invasive medical instruments, co-founded Manufactory, sailed as a United States Merchant Marine and received two BS degrees in Marine Engineering and in Mechanical Engineering from the California Maritime Academy.

VP Engineering, Co-Founder

  • Dave Hegeman, LinkedIn
Frances Simpsons-Allen, Director of Policy and Market Development.jpeg

Frances Simpson-Allen

Frances has over a decade of experience working with leading policy makers, technologists and businesses to drive solutions for sustainable development. Over the course of 7 years at the UN, she worked on the development and launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). From the UN Secretary General's office, she led partnerships for the SDGs, working with businesses, technologists, civil society, media, youth, faith and governments to identify opportunities to build and accelerate sustainability solutions. Frances has a B.A. in International Politics from the University of London and an MBA from Stanford University. 

Director, Policy and Market Development

  • Frances Simpson-Allen, LinkedIn
Kyla Westphal, Ebb Carbon VP External Affairs

Kyla Westphal

Kyla has dedicated her career to bringing transformative climate technologies to market. As a marketing leader at Google X she launched the world’s first drone delivery service (Wing), unveiled the world’s first utility-scale energy kite (Makani), and brought innovative geothermal home heating and cooling to market (Dandelion). Kyla started her career as a public servant, in the office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, and has since worked with a wide range of purpose-driven teams spanning clean tech startups, electric utilities and nonprofits. She holds a MA from Columbia University and two BA degrees from USC.

VP External Affairs

  • Kyla Westphal, LinkedIn
Matthew Eisaman, Ebb Carbon Chief Scientist

Dr. Matthew Eisaman

Matthew has spent the last decade developing technologies that capture CO2 from the air using the natural ocean-atmosphere equilibrium. He is an Associate Professor at Yale University at the Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture, previously served as an Associate Professor at Stony Brook University, received an A.B. in physics from Princeton, and a Ph.D. in physics from Harvard. Matt was a member of the research staff at Xerox PARC from 2008-2011, and a physicist at Brookhaven National Lab from 2011-2014. Since 2014, Matt has served as a technical advisor at Google X. 

Chief Scientist, Co-Founder

  • Matt Eisaman, LinkedIn
Todd Pelman, Ebb Carbon Chief Engineer

Todd Pelman

Todd has expertise with advancing novel technologies to market for customers like Google, X, Arris Composites, Humane, Tesla, and Xerox Parc. He co-founded Manufactory, an engineering services firm, and Blue Green Pacific, a company producing residential wind turbines. Before that Todd worked for IDEO, where he successfully led multiple products from concept to manufacturing. Todd sailed as an Engineering Officer in the US Merchant Marines and received two BS degrees in Marine Engineering and in Mechanical Engineering from the California Maritime Academy.

Chief Engineer, Co-Founder

  • Todd Pelman, LinkedIn
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