Our Board of Directors
Sidkoff, Pincus & Green
Mr. Green drafts and negotiates tenaciously, all types of agreements. He is known for his results, work ethic and devotion to clients in tough litigation where the issues are very complex, and our clients are in a fight for their lives, reputations and financial viability.
Mr. Green has his JD from Villanova University School of Law.
(Read the press release announcing Green's Appointment to the Kinetic Ceramics' Board of Directors)
Director of Veterans Business Services
Mr. Liss leads Gap International’s Veterans Business Services, focused on maximizing veterans’ unique leadership strengths in corporate environments and assisting in raising funding. Most recently, he also served as Executive Senior Consultant at Julip Run Capital, providing capital to qualified ventures.
Mr. Liss is a highly decorated United States Army officer, having served from 1963-1970. He sits on the board of directors of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society and has received numerous awards including the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Medal, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, twice.
Mr. Liss has a B.A. in English Language from the Pennsylvania Military College, now Widener University.
Mark deGrandpre, Ph.D.
Director of Investments, Physical Sciences
Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Dr. deGrandpre has over 20 years of experience with innovative business and technology development. Dr. deGrandpre manages Ben Franklin’s Alternative Energy and Clean Technology company portfolio. Previously, Dr. deGrandpre oversaw technology and business development for a privately held specialty materials company.
Dr. deGrandpre has a Ph.D. from University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.S. from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Our Informal Advisors include a former director of ARPA-E, former Thomson Reuters executive and multiple equity executives.