Marc Tarpenning is co-founder and former VP of Electrical Engineering at Tesla. He ran the electrical engineering group as well as being the acting CFO during Tesla’s first three years. Tesla Motors has sold over 2,500 fully battery electric Roadsters and over 50,000 Model S sedans. It became a public company on the NASDAQ exchange in July 2010 and currently employs over 6,000 people.
Since leaving Tesla Motors, Mr. Tarpenning has been Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Mayfield Fund, sits on several company advisory boards, speaks frequently on entrepreneurship, is a publicly-elected school board trustee for the Woodside Elementary School District, a trustee for The Nueva School, a member of the advisory board for Science Learning Institute at Foothill College, and an elected member representing Area Three of the San Mateo County Committee on School District Organization.