Mr. Semler serves as Xos’ Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Xos Board. Mr. Semler is a Co-Founder of Xos and has served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Xos since September 2016. Prior to Xos, Mr. Semler served as Chief Executive Officer of Malibu Management Services, a hospitality operator, and Bucket List Experiences, a tour operator company, from 2014 to 2016. Mr. Semler was also an independent contractor for TSG Group, a real estate holding company, from 2014 to 2016. Mr. Semler attended California State University and George Washington University.
Mr. Semler serves on the Xos Board due to his experience serving as Xos’ Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, as well as managing fleet operations for multiple fleets ranging from Class 2 light-duty vehicles to Class 8 short-haul vehicles.
Mr. Mattson serves as a member of the Xos Board. Mr. Mattson served as a Partner and Co-Head of the Global Industrials Group in Investment Banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co. from November 2002 through August 2012. Mr. Mattson joined Goldman Sachs in 1994 and served in a variety of positions before becoming Partner and Co-Head of the Global Industrials Group. Mr. Mattson serves as a director of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL), where he is chair of the Finance Committee, Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPCE), where he is chair of the Audit Committee, and NextGen Acquisition Corp. II. Mr. Mattson also served as a director of Air France-KLM S.A. (PAR: AF) from 2017 until February 2021. Mr. Mattson holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Mattson is qualified to serve on the Xos Board due to his substantial strategic, financial and transactional experience and deep expertise in the industrial sector, and his experience serving as a director for various public and private companies.
Ms. Ansari serves as a member of the Xos Board. Ms. Ansari has served as director of Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL) since January 2016 and has served on the Board of Sceye Inc. since 2016. In 2018, Ms. Ansari was appointed Chief Executive Officer of X PRIZE Foundation, Inc. From 2006 to 2018, Ms. Ansari served as the Chief Executive Officer and the Chair of Prodea Systems, Inc., a privately held company that she co-founded, which provides services and applications for in-home smart devices, networked appliances, and mobile lifestyle devices. Prior to Prodea, she co-founded Telecom Technologies, Inc., a company developing Software for intelligent systems for the telecommunications market. Ms. Ansari was the first female private space explorer. Ms. Ansari holds a B.S. in Electronics and Computer Engineering from George Mason University and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University. She also holds honorary Doctorate degrees from George Mason University and Utah Valley University.
Ms. Ansari is qualified to serve on the Xos Board due to her public company board experience and extensive experience in building successful, innovative technology companies.
Mr. Bernstein serves as a member of the Xos Board. Mr. Bernstein is also the Founder and Managing Member of Sustainable Capital LLC, a sustainable investment firm. Prior to that, he was a long-time partner at Goldman Sachs, where during his 25-year career he founded and managed the Clean Technology and Renewables group within the investment banking division, working with many of the firm’s corporate and investor clients focused on sustainability. He also ran the Venture Capital Coverage effort, was co-head of Equity Capital Markets (ECM) and Global Head of the Technology Capital Markets Team where he advised on capital markets strategies and transactions with hundreds of late-stage private and early-stage public growth companies. Mr. Bernstein is also Senior Advisor to G2VP, a sustainable venture and growth investment firm; Story3 Capital Partners, a consumer, commerce, and content private equity firm; and Kimpact, a national affordable housing fund with a focus on environmental and social impact. Previously, Mr. Bernstein served as an advisor to NextGen Acquisition Corp (the predecessor company to Xos) and NextGen Acquisition Corp II, two special purpose acquisition companies.
Mr. Bernstein graduated Phi Beta Kappa from U.C. Berkeley and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School as well as a MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Mr. Bernstein is qualified to serve on the Xos Bord due to his strong strategic investment and transactional experience and deep understanding of clean technology and renewable energy.
Ms. Jackson serves as a member of the Xos Board. Ms. Jackson has served as President of Colorado at Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: XEL) since May 2018. From September 2016 to May 2018, she served as Associate Vice President of Strategic Revenue Initiatives at Xcel Energy. Ms. Jackson is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Smart Electric Power Alliance, and sits on the boards of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Mile High United Way, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Concern, and the American Red Cross CO/WY Chapter. Ms. Jackson received a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M University and completed the Harvard Business School Program for Leadership Development.
Ms. Jackson is qualified to serve on the Xos Board due to her energy infrastructure expertise and public company management experience.
Mr. Jordan serves as a member of the Xos Board. Mr. Jordan has served as the President and a director of Atlantic Coastal Acquisition Corp. since December 2020. Mr. Jordan was an executive at Ford Motor Company from 1999 until 2020, where he most recently served as Vice President of Global Purchasing Operations and Supply Chain Sustainability. In this role, Mr. Jordan drove strategy transformation, growth and efficiencies through program delivery, purchasing strategy and supply chain sustainability. In June 2020, Mr. Jordan was named the 2020 Chief Procurement Officer of the Year by the National Minority Supplier Development Council.
Mr. Jordan is qualified to serve on the Xos Board due to his extensive management, supply chain and global leadership experience.
Mr. Rapp serves as a member of the Xos Board. Mr. Rapp served as the Group President for Resource Industries and former Chief Financial Officer at Caterpillar Inc. from 2014 until his retirement in 2016. Mr. Rapp previously served at Caterpillar Inc. as Group President, based in Singapore, from 2013 to 2014 and as the Chief Financial Officer from 2010 to 2013. Mr. Rapp serves as a director of AbbVie and previously served as a director of FM Global. Mr. Rapp holds a BSBA in Finance from University of Missouri–Columbia.
Mr. Rapp is qualified to serve on the Xos Board due to his strong public company board experience, public company CFO experience, and a deep understanding of running a large industrial business.
Mr. Sordoni serves as Xos’ Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Xos Board. Mr. Sordoni is a Co-Founder of Xos and has served as Chief Operating Officer and a director of Xos since September 2016. Prior to Xos, Mr. Sordoni served as Co-Founder at Calibur Inc., a startup consulting business, advising early-stage businesses, from August 2015 to August 2016. Mr. Sordoni was Director of Marketing at Malibu Family Wines, a wine production company, from July 2014 to June 2016. Mr. Sordoni holds a B.A. in International Business and Marketing from George Washington University.
Mr. Sordoni serves on the Xos Board due to his experience serving as Xos’ Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, as well as overseeing operations of multiple fleets ranging from Class 2 to Class 6 medium-duty shuttle and delivery vehicles