Board of Directors

Angus Pacala

Angus Pacala has served as Ouster’s Chief Executive Officer and director since he co-founded Ouster in June 2015. Previously, Mr. Pacala was Director of Engineering at Quanergy, Inc. from November 2012 to February 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Pacala was Battery Engineer at Amprius, Inc. from June 2011 to October 2012. Mr. Pacala holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. We believe that Mr. Pacala is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his extensive technical background and his history as Ouster’s co-founder.

Theodore Tewksbury, PhD

Dr. Theodore L. Tewksbury served as Velodyne’s Chief Executive Officer from November 2021 to February 2023. Prior to that, he was CEO of Eta Compute, a provider of ultra-low power AI vision systems, since August 2019. Dr. Tewksbury has served as a member of the board of directors of Maxlinear, Inc. since May 2015. From February 2017 to March 2019, Dr. Tewksbury was Chairman, President and CEO of Energy Focus, Inc., a provider of high-performance LED lighting technology. Dr. Tewksbury served as interim president and chief executive officer of Entropic from November 2014 until MaxLinear’s acquisition of Entropic in April 2015. Dr. Tewksbury also served as a director of Entropic from September 2010 through April 2015. From 2013 to November 2014, Dr. Tewksbury was an independent consultant to technology companies. From 2008 to 2013, Dr. Tewksbury served as the president and chief executive officer and as a member of the board of directors of Integrated Device Technology, Inc., a publicly traded, mixed signal semiconductor solutions company. Prior to joining Integrated Device Technology, he was the president and chief operating officer of AMI Semiconductor, a mixed signal semiconductor company from 2006 to 2008. Prior to that, Dr. Tewksbury served as managing director at Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., a designer, manufacturer and seller of high-performance semiconductor products, from 2000 to 2006. Dr. Tewksbury was a member of the board of directors of the Global Semiconductor Alliance from 2011 to 2013. Dr. Tewksbury holds a B.S. in Architecture and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Susan Heystee, Lead Independent Director

Susan Heystee has served as a member of the Ouster board of directors since September 2018. Previously, Ms. Heystee was Senior Vice President of Global Automotive Business at Verizon Connect from January 2017 to June 2018. Previously, Ms. Heystee served as Executive Vice President of Global Sales and OEM Business at Telogis, which was acquired by Verizon in July 2016, from February 2010 to December 2016. Ms. Heystee has also served as a member of the board of directors of revVana Inc., a private software-as-a-service company providing revenue realization management solutions, since April 2020. Ms. Heystee holds Bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and business from the University of Waterloo and an executive degree from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. We believe that Ms. Heystee is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to her extensive experience in the technology sector and knowledge of market driven strategies.

Ernest Maddock

Ernest Maddock served as Chief Financial Officer of Micron Technology, Inc. from 2015 until his retirement in 2018. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Riverbed Technology, Inc. from 2013 to 2015. From 1997 to 2013, Mr. Maddock served in various roles at Lam Research Corporation, culminating in the position of Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2013. Mr. Maddock has served on the boards of directors of Ultra Clean Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: UCTT)  since June 2018, Avnet (Nasdaq:  AVT) since August 2021 and Terdadyne (Nasdaq:TER) since November 2022. Mr. Maddock previously served on the Board of  Intersil Corporation (Nasdaq: ISIL) from 2015 until its acquisition in 2017. Mr. Maddock received a BS in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA with a specialization in Finance from Georgia State University.

Virginia Boulet

Virginia Boulet has served as a member of Velodyne’s board of directors since November 2021 and was appointed Chairperson in July 2022. She served as a Managing Director of Legacy Capital, LLC from April 2014 until 2019. From 2014 through 2018, she was an adjunct professor of law at Loyola University Law School. From 2002 to March 2014, Ms. Boulet served as Special Counsel at the law firm of Adams and Reese, LLP. She also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of IMDiversity, Inc. from March 2002 to March 2004. Prior to 2002, Ms. Boulet was a partner at the law firms of Phelps Dunbar, LLP, and Jones Walker. Ms. Boulet serves as a director of W&T Offshore, Inc (WTI:NYSE), the Chairperson of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and on its Audit and Compensation committees.  Ms. Boulet received a B.A. from Yale University, and a J.D., cum laude, from Tulane University.

Kristin Slanina

Kristin Slanina has served as a member of Velodyne Lidar’s board of directors since July 2021, and serves on Velodyne’s Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Slanina is the Chief Innovation Officer at ParkMyFleet, a provider of parking locations and technology solutions for fleet operations, a position she has held since March 2021. Previously, she served as Chief Operating Officer of TrueCar, an automotive pricing and information website for new and used car buyers, from September 2020 to March 2021 where she led the newly formed solutions group and helped the company accelerate into its next phase of growth. Before TrueCar, she was Chief Transformation Officer of Thirdware Consulting, an IT consulting organization, from January 2019 to September 2020, where she led the Emerging Technology group and paved the way for Thirdware’s status as a Tier 1 partner with Ford and other OEMs on vehicle software development, machine learning and blockchain technology. Prior, Ms. Slanina has held roles of increasing responsibility at Ernst & Young, a global professional services firm, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, a manufacturer of automobiles, after spending the first 18 years of her career at Ford Motor Company, beginning as a powertrain engineer. Ms. Slanina has served on the Board of Comstock Inc. (NYSE MKT: LODE) since May 2022. She holds an M.S. and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Karin Rådström

Karin Rådström has served as the Chief Executive Officer Mercedes-Benz Trucks and as a member of the Board of Management at Daimler Truck AG since February 2021, and as a member of the Supervisory Board of Piab AB, Sweden since June 2019. Ms. Rådström served as Head of Sales and Marketing and as a member of the Executive Board of Scania CV AB (“Scania”) from March 2019 to January 2020. She previously served as Senior Vice President, Head of Buses and Coaches of Scania from November 2016 to February 2019 and as Director of Pre-Sales and Marketing Communication of Scania East Africa Ltd. in Nairobi from October 2014 to December 2015. She holds a Master of Engineering in Industrial Management from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Ms. Rådström brings significant sales and marketing experience at large commercial vehicle manufacturers along with a broad knowledge on the technological transformation in the automotive industry to the Ouster Board.

Riaz Valani

Riaz Valani is a general partner and founder at Global Asset Capital. He previously served as chairman of Viventures Partners SA, president of IMDI/Sonique, and a member of Gruntal & Co.’s asset securitization group. Global Asset Capital, LLC is a private equity investor with diversified interests in venture capital, structured finance, and real estate. GAC has a strong track record of success in building enterprises across the telecommunications, media, and technology industries. Riaz also serves on the board of Pratham USA, a charity that supports the work of Pratham, an innovative learning organization created to improve the quality of education in India.