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Creating a safer
and smarter future

Our Vision —

Enabling a safer road ahead

We see the world in terms of connections. We connect to each other by using technology to communicate and to enhance our lives. But technology can do much more. It can extend our vision into an increasingly complex environment. At AEye, we have created a software-defined adaptive lidar solution that can help us navigate in a safer, more efficient, and productive way.

Our Mission —

How do we get there

Our goal is to create a smarter and safer world for all of us. AEye’s 4Sight™ Intelligent Sensing Platform enables us to deliver precise measurement imaging to ensure safety and performance. This allows us to drive the implementation of advanced driver-assistance, vehicle autonomy, smart infrastructure, logistics and rail applications. Our platform captures targeted information allowing faster more reliable perception. And this early detection means better decisions can be made—improving safety and keeping us in motion.

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  • Matt Fisch
    Matt Fisch CEO and Chairman
    Matt Fisch

    Matt Fisch

    Fisch is a deeply technical C-level leader with 30 years of experience delivering breakout products across the automotive and other industries, and building software-driven organizations at multi-billion-dollar global companies. Most recently, Fisch was the Chief Technology Officer at Gentherm, a $1.2B developer of thermal management technologies, where he led the company’s transformation to align with automakers’ focus on electrification, software and systems, and created the company’s first technology investment portfolio. Previously, as EVP of Global Engineering at Verifone, he led a comprehensive product line transformation and engineering execution that delivered a new category of software-based payment services that were broadly adopted by some of the largest global retailers, banks and hospitality providers. Fisch also served as the VP of R&D at HARMAN International, where he led a global engineering organization that created and delivered the automotive industry’s first services based premium car-audio platform, while simultaneously improving quality and on-time delivery of the company’s highest margin automotive product lines.

    Fisch spent the first 22 years of his career at Intel, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in engineering, ultimately serving as GM of Android and Windows software engineering, where he led software product development and deep technical partnerships with Apple, Google, and Microsoft across mobile computing, cell phone, tablet, and consumer product lines. Fisch holds a Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, both from Cornell University.

  • Conor Tierney
    Conor Tierney CFO
    Conor Tierney

    Conor Tierney

    Tierney has 20 years of financial leadership and management experience with top technology companies, including Alphabet and Glu Mobile. Prior to becoming CFO, Tierney served as AEye’s Chief Accounting Officer, responsible for overall leadership of AEye’s accounting, financial compliance, controls, and reporting functions. Before joining AEye, Conor was Head of Finance and Corporate Controller at Alphabet’s Wing Aviation division (Alphabet’s drone delivery business). He also served as Corporate Controller at Glu Mobile in the mobile gaming space, managing a global team, and worked at “Big Four” accounting firms Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Conner is a CPA with a BSC in Accounting from the University of College Cork.

  • Andrew Hughes
    Andrew Hughes General Counsel
    Andrew Hughes

    Andrew Hughes

    Hughes brings decades of leadership experience negotiating technology-related transactions at high-growth companies. He has served at several Fortune 1000 companies, where he was responsible for negotiating domestic and international transactions, mitigating risk and legal exposure, and ensuring public company compliance. Most recently, Hughes served as Vice President and General Counsel (US) at Renesas Electronics Corp., an automotive and industrial technology company with annual revenues of $6.7B in 2020. Prior to that, he held General Counsel roles at a number of technology-driven companies including Intersil Corp., Ikanos Communications, Bell Microproducts, Inc., and LSI Logic Corporation. Hughes holds a BA in Sociology from UCLA and an MBA and JD from Santa Clara University.

  • Erica Allen
    Erica Allen Chief People Officer
    Erica Allen

    Erica Allen

    Allen has two decades of experience as a senior HR leader and practitioner at leading global technology companies. She is adept at aligning culture, talent and communications programs, with a history of securing top talent and improving employee engagement at companies. Prior to AEye, Allen held senior leadership roles at HP, Extreme Networks and Align Technology, where she led strategy, development, implementation and execution of HR operations, as well as compensation and benefits programs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a certificate in Human Resources Management from University of California.

Board of Directors

  • Matt Fisch
    Matt Fisch CEO and Chairman
    Matt Fisch

    Matt Fisch

    Fisch is a deeply technical C-level leader with 30 years of experience delivering breakout products across the automotive and other industries, and building software-driven organizations at multi-billion-dollar global companies. Most recently, Fisch was the Chief Technology Officer at Gentherm, a $1.2B developer of thermal management technologies, where he led the company’s transformation to align with automakers’ focus on electrification, software and systems, and created the company’s first technology investment portfolio. Previously, as EVP of Global Engineering at Verifone, he led a comprehensive product line transformation and engineering execution that delivered a new category of software-based payment services that were broadly adopted by some of the largest global retailers, banks and hospitality providers. Fisch also served as the VP of R&D at HARMAN International, where he led a global engineering organization that created and delivered the automotive industry’s first services based premium car-audio platform, while simultaneously improving quality and on-time delivery of the company’s highest margin automotive product lines.

    Fisch spent the first 22 years of his career at Intel, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in engineering, ultimately serving as GM of Android and Windows software engineering, where he led software product development and deep technical partnerships with Apple, Google, and Microsoft across mobile computing, cell phone, tablet, and consumer product lines. Fisch holds a Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, both from Cornell University.

  • Timothy J. Dunn
    Timothy J. Dunn Lead Independent Director
    Chair, Audit Committee
    Timothy J. Dunn

    Timothy J. Dunn

    Timothy Dunn most recently served as an Operating Partner at TPG Capital, a private equity firm with more than $50 billion of assets under management. Prior to TPG, Mr. Dunn served as Chief Financial Officer at Hotwire from 2001-2005. Mr. Dunn served as Gap, Inc.’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer between 1998 and 2001. Prior to joining Gap, Mr. Dunn worked at PepsiCo in a series of finance and strategic planning roles. Over the course of his career, Mr. Dunn held several international roles, including in London as the Chief Financial Officer for Pizza Hut International for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Earlier in his career, Mr. Dunn served as the Controller for PepsiCo Restaurants International and the Chief Financial Officer for Gap’s Domestic and International businesses. Mr. Dunn worked for PWC and is a CPA (inactive) in California. Mr. Dunn has served on private and public company boards, including Chair of the Audit Committee for two TPG portfolio companies — Ellucian, an ERP software company for higher education, and Vertafore, software company for insurance carriers, brokers, and agencies – as well as Nordstrom’s Federal Savings Bank, a credit card bank owned by Nordstrom. Mr. Dunn is also Chair of the Board for St Anthony Foundation, a preeminent non-profit in San Francisco. Mr. Dunn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

     

  • Jon Husby
    Jon Husby Director
    Jon Husby

    Jon Husby

    Jon Husby currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of ADAC, a privately held vehicle access and diversified solutions company. He joined ADAC in August 2022 and was named to its board of directors effective January 2024. Prior to ADAC, Mr. Husby served as President and CEO of North America for SEG Automotive, a rotating mechanical and e-machine technology company which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of a publicly traded company in China – ZMJ. Mr. Husby served in that role from January 2018 to July 2022 and concurrently served as SVP Global Sales from December 2020 to July 2022. Prior to SEG Automotive, Mr. Husby worked for Harman International, a U.S.-based publicly traded company, as Vice President and General Manager Customer Business Units from August 2011 to November 2017, where he led a team building the largest customer business unit globally with advanced technologies in electronics, software, branded audio, and cybersecurity solutions. Mr. Husby worked at TomTom, a publicly traded Dutch Company, and a TomTom acquired company, Tele Atlas, a Belgian-based company, from February 2003 to August 2011. During that tenure, Mr. Husby managed global teams while serving as Vice President of Sales and Marketing – Automotive Business Unit, including time working abroad in Europe. Prior to TomTom/Tele Atlas, Mr. Husby worked for Japanese-based automotive supplier DENSO Corporation from May 1994 to February 2003. During his time at DENSO, he worked in both corporate and manufacturing environments in human resources, communications, public relations, and sales management. Mr. Husby has served on the board of directors of MEMA Original Equipment Suppliers since November 2019, including serving as chair of the board in 2023. Mr. Husby also serves as chair of the board of directors of the Automotive Hall of Fame, which he joined in April 2019. Mr. Husby holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Management from Albion College and a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State.

  • Luis C. Dussan
    Luis C. Dussan Director
    Luis C. Dussan

    Luis C. Dussan

    Luis Dussan is a 20+ year veteran of the aerospace and defense industry. During his career at Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, Dussan’s research and development interests included smart and innovative sensor solutions for applications involving Information, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR), Targeting, Fire Control, LADAR/LIDAR and Autonomy. He started his career at NASA working for the Jet Propulsion Lab in the Deep Space Network that communicated with NASA planetary and deep space probes. He then spent the bulk of his career at Lockheed Martin in their Missiles and Fire Control Division working in the Advanced Concepts group and developing state-of-the-art ISR and Targeting systems, such as the well-known LM Advanced Targeting Pod found in virtually every major US airborne military asset. After LM, Dussan went to Northrop Grumman Laser Systems and took the post of Chief Technologist where he was responsible for managing that division’s Electro-Optical Sensors R&D.

    Dussan holds a BS in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, an MS in Quantum Optics and an MS in Optics & Photonics. He put his PhD in Computational Physics on hold to start AEye.

     

  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Gottschalk
    Prof. Dr. Bernd Gottschalk Chair, Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
    Prof. Dr. Bernd Gottschalk

    Prof. Dr. Bernd Gottschalk

    Prof. Dr. Gottschalk worked in various divisions at Daimler-Benz AG, including Assistant to the CEO, Plant Manager Mannheim (Engines, Buses, Foundry) and President of Mercedes-Benz Brazil from 1972 to 1996. In 1992, he was appointed ordinary member of the Managing Board of Mercedes-Benz AG, responsible for the Commercial Vehicles Division (trucks, vans, buses) worldwide. From 1997 until 2008, Prof. Dr. Gottschalk served as President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). Prof. Dr. Gottschalk also had various responsibilities in the national and international industry over the years: he was President of the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) in Paris and Vice President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI). Prof. Dr. Gottschalk is also founder, Owner and Managing Partner of AutoValue GmbH, Frankfurt, a provider of automotive expertise. Prof. Dr. Gottschalk is also a member of supervisory boards of various publicly-listed companies such as Schaeffler AG, Jost Werke AG, and Compagnie Plastic Omnium SA, Paris. Since November 2020 he has served as a Member of the Supervisory Board of Benteler International AG. Prof. Dr. Gottschalk, born in Lübeck, Germany, studied economics at the Universities of Hamburg, Saarbrücken and Stanford, California. He earned his doctorate in 1971 at the University of Hamburg.

     

  • Sue E. Zeifman
    Sue E. Zeifman Chair, Compensation Committee
    Sue E. Zeifman

    Sue E. Zeifman

    Sue Zeifman has spent her career managing global marketing and multi-layered programs for storied consumer and tech brands. Most recently, she spent nine years as Apple’s head of Global Marketing Production, where she was responsible for a global team of more than 400 staff and agency personnel directing the worldwide management of marketing content, as well as creative and production services. Prior to Apple, Zeifman was SVP and director of Strategic Creative and Production Services at Young & Rubicam, one of the world’s largest advertising agencies, where she managed global accounts such as Hitachi, AMD, Electronic Arts, Adobe, Dell, Microsoft, Lincoln-Mercury, Chevron, and Clorox.

     

Advisory Board —

We love good advice

  • Private: Rear Admiral David S. Bill III

    Private: Rear Admiral David S. Bill III

    Rear Admiral David Bill is a highly decorated combat veteran with over 32 years of naval service, and is currently the Executive Director of the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation in Monterey, CA. He has held positions as Managing Director of a privately held development company, and served as CEO of Xslent, as well as CEO of the Northern California Golf Association. RADM Bill served as Commanding Officer of the USS Wisconsin, Deputy Commander in Chief of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe, and Head of Surface Ship and Combat Systems Directorate as a member of the Chief of the Naval Operations Staff. RADM Bill has been awarded a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, a Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit awards, and the Meritorious Service Medal. Bill attended the Royal Naval Staff College in Greenwich, England, and has an electrical engineering degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

  • Private: Jeff Clarke

    Private: Jeff Clarke

    Jeff Clarke is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Kodak. Prior to joining Kodak, Clarke was a Managing Partner of Augusta Columbia Capital (ACC), a private investment firm he co-founded in 2012. From 2012 to 2014, Clarke was the Chairman of Travelport, Inc., a private, travel technology firm, where he served as CEO from 2006 to 2011, after leading its sale from Cendant Corporation to the Blackstone Group for $4.3 billion in 2006. Clarke was the Chief Operating Officer of CA, Inc., an enterprise software company, from 2004 to 2006. From 2002 to 2003, Clarke was Executive Vice President of Global Operations at HP where he was responsible for worldwide supply chain, manufacturing, procurement, and internet operations. Prior to HP, Clarke was the Chief Financial Officer of Compaq Computer. Clarke earned an MBA from Northeastern University, where he serves as a Trustee. He holds a B.A. in Economics from SUNY Geneseo.

  • Private: Keith Dierkx

    Private: Keith Dierkx

    Mr. Dierkx has spent 30 years assisting freight, logistics and rail companies transform their operations. He is recently retired as an executive in IBM’s Travel and Transportation Global Markets organization and currently manages a strategic advisory service. Mr. Dierkx consults with start-ups and corporate transportation and supply chain companies on accelerating their digital transformation and innovation initiatives. He was previously Senior Vice President of Operations for Embarcadero Systems, the Information Technology arm of Marine Terminal Corporation (now PortsAmerica), a terminal operations and stevedoring company. He led the transformation of terminal operations through the utilization of digital technologies such as IoT, sensors, vision systems, and geo-spatial capabilities to automate and optimize processes. Mr. Dierkx was previously Vice President of Savi Technology, a pioneer in using technology to improve supply chain planning and operations, and began his career at AT&T. He holds a BA in History (of Science) with honors from UC Berkeley and received his MBA from Duke University.

  • Private: James Doty, MD

    Private: James Doty, MD

    James R. Doty, MD, is a clinical professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and is the founder and director of the University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. Dr. Doty received his medical degree from Tulane University and completed his neurosurgery residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Doty served 9 years on active duty in the U.S Army attaining the rank of major and has completed fellowships in pediatric neurosurgery and electroneurophysiology.

  • Private: Elliot Garbus

    Private: Elliot Garbus

    Mr. Garbus is a strategy & management consultant working with startups, established companies, and Venture Capital firms. Elliot retired from Intel in May of 2017, where he was the Vice President and General Manager of the Transportation Solutions Division, responsible for delivering Intel’s vision for connected cars, autonomous driving, and intelligent transportation systems. Having worked directly with technology companies, automotive manufactures, and automotive suppliers, Mr. Garbus has a unique perspective on the coming disruptive transformation that will occur as self-driving vehicles become reality. Elliot holds 15 US patents relating to microprocessor architecture and system design.

  • Private: Willie Gault

    Private: Willie Gault

    Willie Gault is a former NFL wide receiver and Olympic athlete. Gault was an All-American at the University of Tennessee from 1979 to 1982. He played in the National Football League for 11 seasons for the Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Raiders. Considered one of the fastest NFL players of all-time, Gault was a member of the Chicago Bears team that won Super Bowl XX, and was also a participant of both the summer and winter U.S. Olympic teams. Gault is currently an investor, remains active, and holds several world records in masters track and field.

  • Private: Jonathan Lauckner

    Private: Jonathan Lauckner

    Jon Lauckner brings unparalleled experience in integrating and commercializing automotive technology. Lauckner was formerly Chief Technology Officer of General Motors and President of GM Ventures. Prior to his retirement in July 2020, Jon was responsible for executing strategic investments in innovative companies developing next-generation technology. As GM’s Head of Research and Development, Jon was also actively involved in the development of the latest and most advanced technologies into GM vehicles. Over his 40+ year career at GM, Lauckner also held senior positions in Global Product Planning and Global Program Management.

  • Private: Dr. Karl Thomas Neumann

    Private: Dr. Karl Thomas Neumann

    Dr. Neumann has over 30 years of automotive industry knowledge and experience. He was CEO of the German automobile manufacturer Opel (GM Europe) from 2013 to 2017. Prior to Opel, Neumann held multiple positions with Volkswagen AG, including Head of Research, Director of Electronics Strategy, and CEO and Vice President of Volkswagen Group China. From 2004 to 2009, Neumann was CEO of the German auto supplier Continental AG, where he was responsible for the Automotive Systems Division and took company-wide responsibility for electric propulsion. He began his professional career at the Fraunhofer Institute as a research engineer, before moving to Motorola Semiconductor, where he worked as an engineer and strategy director responsible for the automobile industry. He studied electrical engineering at the Universities of Dortmund and Duisburg, where he was also awarded his doctorate. Dr. Neumann is a current board member for Hyundai Mobis, Apex.ai, and indie Semiconductor.

  • Private: Luke Schneider

    Private: Luke Schneider

    Mr. Schneider is CEO of Silvercar, a personal transportation technology company combining hardware, software, and operations to provide innovative, seamless, branded customer experiences. Acquired by Audi in 2017, Silvercar has offerings in the rental car segment (Silvercar by Audi), auto dealership fleet management (Dealerware) and vehicle subscriptions (Audi select). Prior to joining Silvercar in early 2012, Schneider served as CTO of Zipcar, the world’s largest car-sharing company. He came to Zipcar by way of Flexcar, the United States’ first car-sharing company, where he served as CTO and VP of Strategy. Schneider conceived and drove development of new products, including the award-winning Zipcar iPhone app, which he debuted during a keynote presentation at Apple’s 2009 Worldwide Developer Conference. Schneider began his career at Ford Motor Company in 1992 and also served as SVP, Operations for Verticalnet, Inc., where he led post-merger integration efforts and product development for the software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider. Luke earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a MBA with specialization in Operations and Strategy from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Private: Art Blanchford

    Private: Art Blanchford

    Art Blanchford is a senior executive leader with experience in high-performance business, operations and sales strategy. Working with Fortune 500 automotive clients on global manufacturing initiatives, Art has formulated strategies and solutions to align business objective with profitable conclusions. Art is currently EVP at Pinnacle Leadership in Nashville. Prior to that he was EVP North America, China, and Korea Business Units and Executive VP Marketing, Sales and Product Planning at Veoneer. Art has a long career in several positions at Autoliv, among then President of Autoliv Greater China, Vice President, Global Business Development, Vice President of the global General Motors business unit of Autoliv and in other various engineering, program management, operations and sales positions. Art has a BSME in Mechanical Engineering as well as a MBA from the University of Michigan, Stephen S. Ross School of Business.

  • Private: Markus Lipinsky

    Private: Markus Lipinsky

    Markus Lipinsky is an experienced mid-cap CEO and SVP in multinational corporations. He has a demonstrated history of delivering digital innovation in the automotive and software industry. Lipinsky brings experience in both the software field and the automotive industry. He currently is Managing Director of Aptiv. Prior experience includes Volkswagen AG where he served as Executive Chairman Wireless Car, SVP for Porsche, Audi & VW Operation Systems, and Chief Digital officer of MAN Truck & Bus. He previously served as Chief Executive at software firm Actano. Between 2009 and 2012, he was Chief Executive of Daimler Fleetboard, overseeing development and sale of telematics solutions for commercial vehicle fleets. Markus has a degree in Industrial Management from the Technische Universität Berlin and a M.Sc in Management Information Systems.

  • Private: Ulrich Weinmann

    Private: Ulrich Weinmann

    Dr. Ulrich Weinmann earned his doctorate in computer science from the University of Tbingen. He spent his early years at BMW in the engineering department focusing on multimedia and speech processing. During this time, Dr. Weinmann rose to be the CEO of BMW, Car IT, a subsidiary of BMW. His experience has taken him from the BMW Global Development Head of Infotainment and Navigation to becoming the Managing Director, COO of Alpine Electronics. Most recently, Dr. Weinmann was SVP Global Customer Business at HARMAN International, a leading automobile connected products and solutions. His experience is invaluable to the AEye team.

  • Private: Andreas Renschler

    Private: Andreas Renschler

    Andreas Renschler is the former CEO of Volkswagen subsidiary TRATON SE, a leading global commercial vehicle manufacturer. He was also a member of the board of management of Volkswagen AG, where he was responsible for the group’s commercial vehicles business. Prior to Volkswagen, Renschler spent 25 years at Daimler AG, where he served on the board of management, overseeing the multinational corporation’s truck business, production and purchasing at Mercedes-Benz Cars, as well as the Vans business unit. Renschler’s other roles at Daimler AG included president of smart GmbH, SVP of Executive Management Development at DaimlerChrysler AG, and president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz.

  • Private: Chuck Price

    Private: Chuck Price

    Chuck Price is the former chief product officer at TuSimple, where he led all aspects of product definition, partner ecosystem development, field operations, and safety. Prior to joining TuSimple, Price led engineering and technical operations at Peloton Technology. Price has 25 years of experience in the development and management of innovative software technologies, including stints as VP of Development at Oracle Corporation, VP of Engineering at Active Reasoning, Inc, and SVP at Hotjobs.com.

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