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.
Bernadette Baudier has served as senior vice president, finance within the Gas, Renewables and Power division of Total SE since 2020. Previously, she served as senior vice president, corporate affairs of the Exploration and Production division of Total S.E. from 2016 to 2019, with responsibilities covering finance, compliance, legal, human resources, communication and information technology. From 2013 to 2016, Ms. Baudier was senior vice president for internal control and audit of the Total Group. Prior to those positions, Ms. Baudier held various other positions in finance within the Total Group, where she has been employed since 1988. Ms. Baudier is a graduate of École des Hautes Études Commerciales.
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.
Mr. Julien Pouget has served as Senior Vice President of the Renewables division of Total S.A. since January 1, 2017. From 2014 to 2016, he served as a senior advisor to the President of France, initially responsible for Industry, then Industry and Digital, and finally for the Economy. His responsibilities during this time included the restructuring of the French nuclear industry. Prior to his service to the President of France, Mr. Pouget spent six years in various positions at Alstom Power, including as Vice President of the heat exchangers product line for France, Switzerland and China, as Vice President and General Manager of Asian activities and as project leader and as head of engineering for the heat exchangers on the Flamanville 3 EPR nuclear plant in France. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Pouget held various positions in the French Ministry of Industry, and at the state shareholding agency at the French Ministry for Finance and Economy. Mr. Pouget is a chief engineer of the prestigious French Corps de Mines and a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique.
Mr. Franck Trochet has served as vice president, finance, of Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA, Inc. in Houston since 2017. He held a similar role for Total’s exploration and production and marketing and services divisions, as well as U.S. affiliates, since 2017. From 2013 to 2017, Mr. Trochet served as vice president, business control, for Total’s refining and chemicals branch in Paris. He was part of the team that established Total’s refining and chemicals branch in 2010 before being appointed as vice president, corporate affairs, of Total’s polymers business unit in Brussels. Mr. Trochet joined the finance division of Elf Aquitaine S.A.S. in 1999, prior to its acquisition by Total, and held various positions in the refining and marketing divisions of Total, including U.K. finance manager, until 2010. He started his career at Ernst & Young LLP. He is a graduate of the Business School of Tours in France.
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.
Pat Wood, III
Mr. Pat Wood III has served as President of the Hunt Energy Network, an energy storage development company, since February 2019, and as a Principal of Wood3 Resources, an energy infrastructure developer, since July 2005. He is active in the development of electric power and natural gas infrastructure assets in North America. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Wood served as the Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. From 1995 to 2001, he chaired the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Mr. Wood has also been an attorney with Baker & Botts, a global law firm, and an associate project engineer with Arco Indonesia, an oil and gas company, in Jakarta. He currently serves as a director of Quanta Services, Inc. Mr. Wood is a past Board Chairman of Dynegy, a past director of Memorial Resource Development, Inc. and TPI Composites, a former director of the American Council on Renewable Energy, and a member of the National Petroleum Council.