Board of Directors
Peter Faricy is the Chief Executive Officer at SunPower. He has more than 20 years of experience at the intersection of sales, customer experience and digital innovation. Prior to SunPower, Faricy served as CEO of Global Direct-to-Consumer for Discovery, Inc., overseeing businesses including Discovery+, Food Network Kitchen, Magnolia, Eurosport Player and GOLFTV. Prior to Discovery, Faricy spent 13 years at Amazon, most recently as vice president leading the Amazon Marketplace. Faricy holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Since October 2020, he has served on the board of Blue Apron and since 2013 on the University of Michigan Ross School of Business Advisory Board.
Mr. François Badoual has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Total Washington D.C. Representative Office, Ltd. since September 2019. From 2017 to 2020, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Total New Energies Ventures, Inc. From 2012 to 2017, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Total Energy Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm for the Total Group. Mr. Badoual also previously served as General Manager and Country Chairman for Total Exploration and Production - Algeria from 2009 to 2012, and as Deputy General Manager for Total Exploration and Production - Angola from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Badoual has held various other positions in the Total Group since 1990, and he has worked in France, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela. Mr. Badoual holds a degree in civil engineering from École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’État and an Advanced Master in Regional and Urban Planning from École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.
Vinayak Hegde has served as president of Wheels Up since October 2021, after joining the company in May 2021 as its chief marketplace officer. He oversees strategy and execution of initiatives across all aspects of Wheels Up, including revenue accountability, product strategy, technology development, business strategy, sales and member experience, and operations. From July 2020 through March 2021, Mr. Hegde served as president and chief operating officer of Blink Health. From September 2018 to July 2020, he served as chief marketing officer of Airbnb Homes, where he was responsible for the growth and marketing of its global business. Mr. Hegde served as global chief marketing officer of Groupon from October 2014 to September 2018, managing marketing, national sales, and revenue management, and as vice president of computational and growth marketing from February 2012 to October 2014. Prior to Groupon, Mr. Hegde spent twelve years with Amazon in a variety of management roles. Mr. Hegde serves as a member of the board of directors of Gannett Co., Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from National Institute of Technology in Karnataka, India.
Catherine A. Lesjak
Ms. Catherine A. Lesjak retired from HP Inc. (formerly Hewlett-Packard Company) (HP) on February 28, 2019 and was the interim Chief Operating Officer of HP from July 1, 2018 until January 1, 2019. She served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of HP from January 1, 2007 until November 1, 2015 and Chief Financial Officer of HP from November 1, 2015 until July 1, 2018. Ms. Lesjak served as interim Chief Executive Officer of HP from August 2010 through October 2010. As a 32-year veteran at HP, Ms. Lesjak held a broad range of financial leadership roles across HP. Before being named as CFO, Ms. Lesjak served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer, responsible for managing HP’s worldwide cash, debt, foreign exchange, capital structure, risk management and benefits plan administration. Earlier in her career at HP, she managed financial operations for Enterprise Marketing and Solutions and the Software Global Business Unit. Before that, she was group controller for HP’s Software Solutions Organization and managed HP’s global channel credit risk as controller and credit manager for the Commercial Customer Organization. Ms. Lesjak has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Stanford University and a master of business degree in finance from the University of California, Berkeley.
Thomas R. McDaniel
Mr. Thomas R. McDaniel was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Edison International, a generator and distributor of electric power and investor in infrastructure and energy assets, before retiring in July 2008 after 37 years of service. Before January 2005, Mr. McDaniel was Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Edison Mission Energy, a power generation business specializing in the development, acquisition, construction, management and operation of power production facilities. Mr. McDaniel was also Chief Executive Officer and a director of Edison Capital, a provider of capital and financial services supporting the growth of energy and infrastructure projects, products and services, both domestically and internationally. Mr. McDaniel has served on our Board since February 2009. He formerly served as Chairman of the Boards of Directors of Tendril Networks, Inc., a software-as-a-service energy efficiency company, and SemGroup, L.P., a midstream energy services company. He formerly served on the advisory boards of Cypress Envirosystems, which develops and markets energy efficiency products, and On Ramp Wireless, a communications company serving electrical, gas and water utilities. Mr. McDaniel also served on the boards of directors of the Senior Care Action Network (SCAN) from 2000-2013 and Aquion Energy, a manufacturer of energy storage systems. Through the McDaniel Family Foundation, he is also actively involved in a variety of charitable activities such as the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington Beach, Heifer International and the Free Wheelchair Mission.
Nathalie Portes-Laville serves as a vice president in corporate and project finance for TotalEnergies SE, based in Paris, France. She has held various positions in finance within TotalEnergies for the past 15 years, first in mergers and acquisitions, then in strategy for the Marketing and Services division of TotalEnergies. She has also served as chief financial officer of TotalEnergies Marketing Puerto Rico, as head of individual shareholders’ relations and as head of pension and employee benefits. During her assignment as head of pension and employee benefits, she was also a director of a French health insurance company. Prior to joining TotalEnergies, Ms. Portes-Laville worked in mergers and acquisitions at UBS Investment Bank in London. Ms. Portes-Laville is a graduate of Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) business school in France.
Vincent Stoquart has served as senior vice president of the Renewables division of TotalEnergies S.E. since December 6, 2021. From October 2019 to December 2021, he served as senior vice president, Refining and Petrochemicals Americas, and president and chief executive officer of Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc. He was, during this period, also the country chair for TotalEnergies in the United States, based in Houston, Texas. Prior to that, Mr. Stoquart served as senior vice president, Polymers, of TotalEnergies Refining & Chemicals in Brussels, Belgium. From 2012 to 2017, Mr. Stoquart managed TotalEnergies’s Flanders Refinery in Dunkirk, France, before joining TotalEnergies Global Services where he became president, TotalEnergies Learning Solutions. Mr. Stoquart began his career with TotalEnergies in 1998 as an engineering project manager at the Feluy Polymers Plant in Belgium, working as a production manager in various positions from 2002 to 2009 before being appointed as human resources and communications manager of the Feluy Plant in 2018. Mr. Stoquart graduated as a mechanical engineer from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. He also has a diploma in aeronautics and aerospace from the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics.
Laurent Wolffsheim has served as senior vice president, strategy growth & people within the Gas Renewables and Power division of Total since January 2021. Before that, he served as managing director of Total Exploration & Production Qatar, vice president budget & financial control for the Total group, strategic planning manager within the Refining & Chemicals division of Total, and managing director of Total Polska Sp. z o.o. Prior to those positions, Mr. Wolffsheim held various other positions within the Total group, where he has been employed since 1995. Mr. Wolffsheim holds a degree in engineering from École Centrale de Lyon and a degree in business administration from École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales.