Board of Directors
Laurie J. Yoler
Ms. Yoler was the Senior Vice President, Business Development of Qualcomm, Inc. and President, Qualcomm Labs, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, Inc., from March 2013 to January 2016, driving internal innovation and exploring opportunities for new businesses, strategic partnerships, acquisitions, investments, and divestitures. From February 2006 to March 2013, Ms. Yoler was a partner and Managing Director at GrowthPoint Technology Partners, a Silicon Valley based investment bank. From September 2004 to July 2005, Ms. Yoler served as Chief Development Officer of Intellectual Ventures LLC, a private equity firm. From March 2001 to September 2004 and March 2003 to September 2004, Ms. Yoler was Vice President, Business Development and Marketing at Packet Design LLC and Precision I/O, respectively, early stage technology firms. Prior to that, Ms. Yoler was an integral part of the development and launch of many new innovations and products in her roles at Visa International, Sun Microsystems, Accenture PLC and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Since January 2016, Ms. Yoler has continued to serve as a board member and advisor in the technology industry, and currently serves as a member of the boards of directors of two privately held technology companies.
From 2003 to 2008, Ms. Yoler was a founding member and an advisory member of the Board of Directors of Tesla Motors, Inc., a company that designs, develops, manufactures and sells electric vehicles and advanced electric vehicle powertrain components. Ms. Yoler served on Tesla's Advisory Board from 2008 until 2013.