Proterra - CEO
As CEO, Ryan brings a wealth of experience in scaling advanced transportation technologies. Before joining Proterra, Popple was instrumental in the successful capitalization of Tesla Motors and the commercialization of its first-in-kind Roadster. During his tenure as senior director of finance, the company scaled from pre-revenues to $100M+ in vehicle revenue, received an Advantaged Technology Vehicle Manufacturing loan from the Department of Energy, completed multiple private equity financings, reached profitability and achieved an IPO filing.Popple’s experience spans beyond the production side of electric vehicles. As a partner of Kleiner Perkins’ Green Growth Fund, he was focused on late-stage venture cleantech investments in mobility and transportation. He holds a bachelor of business administration degree in finance from the College of William & Mary and received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.