Two-time automotive start-up executive and serial entrepreneur, Nol joined General Radar in 2018. Previously, he was the business leader for Capio, a machine learning enabled speech recognition company acquired by Twillio in 2019.
A technical business developer, investor, fundraiser and board member specializing in commercialization of emerging technologies to reinvent established industries, Nol has nearly 20 years of executive experience in both multinational corporations and startup companies. He was the Founding Director of the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems at MIT, an applied R&D lab working with industry to commercialize clean energy technology and is known for his ability to manage leading technical teams addressing some of the world’s toughest challenges. At Fraunhofer, Nol both led the Boston and New Mexico based research centers and helped manage the global organization’s research partnerships in North America.
Previously, Nol was the founding partner of ADL Ventures, a boutique corporate venturing firm helping mid-cap companies develop new enterprises in energy, construction, semiconductor materials and transportation. Prior to that he successfully co-founded and operated CleanTech accelerators including Fraunhofer TechBridge and holds board seats in a number of energy related concerns. He's a three-time invited speaker at the National Academy of Science and has more recently spoken at TedX on innovation in change resistant industries.