Mike Lawrie, Chairman

Mike Lawrie is a globally recognized business and technology leader, strategist, and change-agent with proven success in transforming enterprises to create growth, new market opportunities and value for stakeholders. He is the founder and CEO of The Lawrie Group, a private company providing consulting and business services. Mr. Lawrie is the CEO of the publicly traded special purpose acquisition corporation, TLG Acquisition One Corp.

Previously, Mr. Lawrie served as chair, president, and chief executive officer of Fortune 500 company, DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), which serves more than 6,000 global enterprise clients in over 70 countries. Prior to that, he was a Senior Vice President and Group Executive at IBM, responsible for sales and distribution of all IBM products and services worldwide. Mr. Lawrie is a trustee of Drexel University, Philadelphia, and the Lawrie Advanced Global Leadership Program for the Drexel LeBow MBA students was named after him. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Ohio University and an MBA from Drexel University. Additionally, he has received an honorary doctorate from Shiv Nadar University in India.

Carol Coughlin, Director

Carol Coughlin is an experienced Board and Audit Chair and is highly skilled in corporate governance, including board refreshment, IPO, strategic alternatives, and M&A. She is an accomplished CFO with a record of achieving profitability through growth, initiating successful turnarounds, as well as driving M&A. Ms. Coughlin currently serves as director of University of Maryland Medical Center, and Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers, among other board roles.

Ms. Coughlin is CEO and Founder of BottomLine Growth Strategies, working with private company CEOs to transform enterprise value through best practice finance and operations strategies. As former CFO for Johns Hopkins Health Plan, Rush Prudential Health Plans, and Harmony Health Plan, Ms. Coughlin is a qualified financial expert. Ms. Coughlin is a certified public accountant and received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Towson University, and an MBA in Business and Finance from Loyola University Maryland. She is a Board Leadership Fellow through the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Jennifer Lowry, Director

Jennifer Lowry is an experienced board member as well as a successful senior executive, expert in facets of finance, business development, strategy and risk for the electricity, power and energy industries as well as for consumer goods companies. Ms. Lowry’s experience encompasses board contributions at MYR Group (MYRG) including Audit Committee Chair as well as at Clearway Energy (CWEN) as part of the Audit Committee; Compensation Committee; Governance, Conflict and Nominating Committee and Chair of the Energy Risk Committee. Ms. Lowry’s officer-level contributions at leading companies include high impact at AES Corporation (AES), a global IPP; Cogentrix, a private equity-owned IPP; Constellation Energy which merged with Exelon (EXC), and McCormick & Company (MKC). Ms. Lowry has served as the Vice President Risk, Treasury and Corporate Finance for McCormick; Senior Vice President – Head of Strategy for Exelon’s Generation Company; as Treasurer and Vice President of Constellation (prior to its merger with Exelon), as Head of Project Finance for Cogentrix, and in Treasury, Corporate Finance and Project Development groups for AES in the US and globally.

Ms. Lowry holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Engineering from Dartmouth College and a Master of Management from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern.

Kristina A. Peterson, Director

Kristina A. Peterson is the CEO of Mayflower Partners, a cleantech and renewable energy advisory firm. She is a renewable energy pioneer and active energy infrastructure investor. She has led over $3B in solar equity investments and mezzanine debt lending, and developed, constructed, financed, or managed over 2.2GW operating solar projects globally. She serves as Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee for the utility-scale battery storage firm Invinity Energy Systems (LSE: IES), Industrial Advisor to private equity firm EQT Group AB, and board advisor to several software and solar+storage companies.

Ms. Peterson has served as CEO, CFO, or senior executive of both privately held and public companies across the renewable energy sector including Brookfield Renewable Partners, EDF Renewables, Suntech and Greenwood Energy, and in investment banking at Citibank and ABN AMRO Bank originating $8.5B in energy loans and other investments. She holds an MBA, Finance and Marketing, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, completed additional graduate studies at MIT Sloan School of Management, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University School of Management.

Gideon Soesman, Director

Gideon Soesman is a current board member of Electriq Power, is a 20+ year Venture Capital veteran focusing on investments in companies in the AgTech, FoodTech, PropTech and ClimaTech sectors. Mr. Soesman is co-founder & managing partner for GreenSoil Investments with a portfolio of funds focused on investing in companies that create value by enabling smart and efficient resource utilization in the agriculture, food, and real estate sectors.

Before co-founding GreenSoil, Mr. Soesman founded and managed GMS Capital, a boutique investment bank. Prior to GMS Capital, he was responsible for all global merger and acquisition activities for a major division of Royal Philips Electronics and also held senior positions in business development and corporate venturing at Philips. Additionally, he played a pivotal role in spearheading the spin-off and subsequent IPO of the Phillips MP4Net business unit. Mr. Soesman has served on the board of numerous tech companies and is currently a director in Tipa, CropX, Phenome Networks, Home365, Salient Medical Solutions and Electriq Power. Mr. Soesman holds a B.A. in Economics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and an M.A. in Business Administration from the Boston University/Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Zainabu Oke, Director

Zainabu Oke is a transformational strategic senior financial and operational executive with over 20 years of experience advising national and regional healthcare systems, life science, real estate and hospitality, consumer services, and technology companies. As a former audit partner with Deloitte, Ms. Oke is a qualified financial expert having demonstrated extensive governance and risk management expertise through her work with corporate boards.

Currently Ms. Oke is the General Manager Car Care for AAA NCNU, a consumer services business with over $2B in sales. With P&L responsibility for the California market, she directs all automotive services business operations and business development, including mergers, acquisitions, and integrations. Ms. Oke serves as a Board member and Audit Committee Chair of TLG Acquisition One Corp. and a Board member of Daily Harvest, a late-stage startup. She holds a Business Administration degree from University of Berkeley, Haas Business School and is a certified public accountant.

Frank Magnotti, CEO and Director

Frank Magnotti is an accomplished energy technology executive who is well known for his innovative products and disruptive business models. He began his career in 1982 as a Graduate Research Assistant funded by NASA, subsequently worked at AT&T Bell Labs, where he was the General Manager Utility Solutions. In 1998, Mr. Magnotti founded the first pure-play smart grid company to go public, Comverge, where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer. During his tenure, he deployed the first bilateral virtual power plant contract and facilitated 6 GW of demand response across 5 million customers. He later joined Fluitec as CEO, where he grew revenues and expanded its geographical reach internationally opening offices in the Middle East, Australia and Asia. Between Comverge and Fluitec, Mr. Magnotti’s innovative approach has earned him and his companies Top Cleantech Company or Top Cleantech Innovation awards four times in San Francisco, New York, and Paris.

Mr. Magnotti is currently the CEO of Electriq Power and will hold the position of CEO for the new company. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.