Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Scott Keeney
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Scott Keeney co-founded nLIGHT in 2000 and has served as the company’s chief executive officer since its inception. Scott also serves as the company’s chairman of the board of directors. Scott has been named as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Technology in the Pacific Northwest and recognized with the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network.

Before founding nLIGHT, Scott served as CEO of Aculight, later acquired by Lockheed Martin Corporation and previously was a consultant with McKinsey & Company.

Scott founded nConnect, a 501(3)c non-profit organization that promotes enhanced STEM education in K-12 schools by connecting mentors from local technology companies with students and teachers.

Scott holds a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Washington and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Chairman of the Board
Bandel Carano
Director
Bandel Carano
Bandel Carano has served on the nLIGHT board of directors since April 2001 and is currently on our technology security compliance committee where he also served from February 2005 to November 2006. He also served on our compensation committee from February 2004 to December 2012.

Bandel has been a general partner of Oak Investment Partners, a multistage venture capital firm, since 1985. From 1983 to 1985, He was a member of Morgan Stanley's Venture Capital Group, where he was responsible for advising Morgan Stanley on high-tech new business development and sponsoring venture investments. Bandel currently serves as a board member for NeoPhotonics Corporation, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. and numerous private companies. He also serves on the investment advisory board of the Stanford Engineering Venture Fund. Bandel holds a B.S. degree and a M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
Douglas Carlisle
Director
Douglas Carlisle
Douglas Carlisle joined the nLIGHT board of directors since April 2001 and has been a member of our audit committee since February 2005 and a member of our nominating and governance committee since February 2018.

Douglas has been a general partner and managing director of Menlo Ventures, a venture capital firm investing primarily in engineering and technology-based early-stage growth companies since September 1984. From 1982 to September 1984, he was an associate at Menlo Ventures. Douglas currently serves as a board member for numerous private companies. He received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. degree and a M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Bill Gossman
Director
Bill Gossman
Bill Gossman has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2016. He has served on our technology security compliance committee since May 2016 and our audit committee since February 2018. Previously he was a member of our compensation committee from May 2016 to February 2018 and our acting chief financial officer from April 2001 to July 2001.

Bill is CEO of cloud software company HealthTap, and has been a venture partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures since April 2009, when he rejoined the firm after serving from January 2001 to March 2003. In his capacity with Mohr Davidow, he has served as a board member or chief executive officer of several of its portfolio companies, including Marble Security, Inc. from May 2011 to July 2014 and AudienceScience, Inc. from 2003 to 2007, and again, at the company's request, from June 2016 until June 2017. Prior to Mohr Davidow, Bill founded and served as the chief operating officer and chief financial officer for @mobile, a wireless networking company, until its sale to Openwave in 2000. Prior to @mobile, Bill served as vice president, strategic planning and international marketing with AT&T Custom Electronic Systems, and in a variety of engineering and management positions with Northrop Corporation and Hughes Aircraft Company. He received a B.S. degree in engineering from Cornell University, a M.S. degree in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a M.B.A. from the University of Maryland.
Raymond Link
Director
Raymond Link
Raymond Link has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2010. He has been a member of our compensation committee since December 2011 and of our audit committee since December 2010.

From July 2005 to April 2015, Raymond served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of FEI Company, a leading supplier of scientific and analytical instruments for nanoscale imaging. From July 2001 to June 2005, he was the chief financial officer of TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., a manufacturer of electronic signal processing components for wireless communications which he joined in 2001 as a result of TriQuint's merger with Sawtek, Inc., where he was the chief financial officer. Raymond currently serves on the boards of directors of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., a supplier of laser-based solutions for the microelectronics industry, and FormFactor, Inc., a leading provider of test and measurement solutions for the semiconductor industry. He received a B.S. degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Lead Director
Gary Locke
Director
Gary Locke
Gary Locke joined our board of directors in August 2017 and has served as a member of our nominating and governance committee since February 2018.

Since 2014, Gary has been the chairman of Locke Global Strategies LLC, through which he provides strategic advice and consulting services to businesses in the United States and China. From 2011 until 2014, he served as the United States Ambassador to China. Gary was the United States Secretary of Commerce from 2009 to 2011. Prior to that, he served two consecutive terms as Governor of the State of Washington from 1997 to 2005. Gary currently serves on the boards of directors of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc., an American movie theater chain, and Fortinet, Inc., a provider of unified threat management solutions. Gary holds a B.A. degree in political science from Yale University and a J.D. degree from Boston University.
Geoffrey Moore
Director
Geoffrey Moore
Geoffrey Moore has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2012 and as a member of our compensation committee since December 2012.

Currently, Geoffrey serves as managing director of Geoffrey Moore Consulting. He also serves as chairman emeritus of TCG Advisors LLC, where he was a managing director from May 2003 until June 2011, as well as Chasm Institute and Chasm Group, management consulting firms he co-founded. Geoffrey has been a venture partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures since February 1998 and serves as an advisor to many of its portfolio companies. From October 2006 until May 2015, he served on the board of directors of Akamai Technologies, Inc., a leading content delivery network and cloud services provider. Geoffrey received a B.A. degree in literature from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Washington.
David Osborne
Director
David Osborne has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2000.

David served as a vice president at JDS Uniphase Corporation, a maker of fiber optic networking equipment, from August 1984 to January 1998. Prior to JDS, he served as president of Osborne Associates from June 1981 to August 1984 and as a product marketing manager at Spectra Physics, a developer of high-performance precision lasers, from February 1973 to June 1981. Prior to Spectra, David served as an engineering department manager at Memorex, a consumer electronics company, from June 1969 to February 1973. He received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from San Jose State University and a M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.