Ryan Popple President & CEO, Proterra, Inc.

Ryan Popple is the president and CEO of Proterra, the maker of zero-emission, battery-electric buses.  Prior to Proterra, Ryan was a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. An early employee of Tesla Motors, he was senior director of finance, with a focus on strategic planning, technology cost reduction and corporate finance.  Ryan has served in the U.S. Army, received a bachelor’s in business administration from the College of William & Mary and a master’s in business administration from Harvard University.