Leadership

Meet our leadership team

Led by industry veterans with deep software, engineering and manufacturing expertise.

Executive leadership

Lior Susan

Lior Susan

INTERIM CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Lior Susan

Lior Susan

INTERIM CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Lior is a seasoned manufacturing and investment leader with a passion for bringing a full-stack approach to legacy industries and building digital bridges to the physical world. In addition to co-founding Bright Machines in 2018, he founded Eclipse Ventures where he is a Managing Partner. Previously, Lior was founder and General Partner at LabIX, the hardware investment platform of Flex where he led investments in companies across energy storage, wireless/infrastructure, 3-D optics, additive manufacturing, and robotics. He also co-founded Farm 2050, was part of the founding team of Elementum and helped build Intucell. He sits on Bright Machines’ Board of Directors and the boards of Owlet Baby Care, Metrolink, Lucira and Augury. Lior is a (Res) of an elite Special Forces unit in the Israel Defense Force.

Fiorella Dettorre

Fiorella Dettorre

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

Fiorella Dettorre

Fiorella Dettorre

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

Fiorella is a seasoned Silicon Valley executive with extensive experience spanning operations, human resources, and executive development. Most recently, she focused her efforts on coaching executives at several Fortune 500 tech companies. She co-founded DigitalPersona and grew the company from startup to profitability. Earlier in her career, Fiorella was a member of the executive team at Logitech, Inc., where she held management positions in operations and administration in support of the company’s rapid worldwide expansion, including setting up manufacturing operations. Fiorella has a doctorate in psychology from the University of Rome.

Michael Keogh

Michael Keogh

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Michael Keogh

Michael Keogh

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Michael is an experienced finance professional and tech industry veteran with over 20 years of building teams, driving transformational change, and instituting operational efficiency. Prior to joining Bright Machines, he was President of STANLEY X, and was also the CFO for the company’s emerging markets business. Previously, Michael ran R&D finance and held leadership positions in Corporate FP&A and Operations at Apple and at Intel in finance and strategy roles, with a focus on manufacturing operations. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial relations from the University of North Carolina and an MBA from Cornell University.

Victoria Libin

Victoria Libin

GENERAL COUNSEL AND CORPORATE SECRETARY

Victoria Libin

Victoria Libin

GENERAL COUNSEL AND CORPORATE SECRETARY

Victoria is an accomplished strategic legal advisor with a passion for disruptive technology. She most recently was at Accenture Digital, where she led a global team of senior lawyers focused on expansion into new business areas and development of cutting-edge technology platforms. Previously, she served in senior legal roles at Viacom and multiple startups. Victoria holds a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, a master’s in art history from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s in art history from Brandeis University.

Caroline Pan

Caroline Pan

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Caroline Pan

Caroline Pan

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Caroline is a global industry executive with over 25 years of experience in high-tech and industrial manufacturing. Prior to joining Bright Machines, she was at Honeywell where she was most recently Vice President of Strategy and Ventures. She established Honeywell’s Corporate Marketing organization and led marketing for High Growth Regions. Before Honeywell, Caroline held leadership roles at Hewlett-Packard, Intel Corporation, and Ford Motor Company. She spent over 15 years living and working internationally. Caroline holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Abhishek Pani

Abhishek Pani

CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

Abhishek Pani

Abhishek Pani

CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

Abhishek (Abhi) is a senior product leader with experience driving key business outcomes and customer growth at enterprise companies. Most recently, he built and led a team of AI/ML scientists, product managers, and engineers at Adobe, focused on creating a new class of products for the company’s enterprise customers. His team also built the core data science and decisioning stack for driving growth and customer experience. Abhi joined Adobe through the acquisition of a leading programmatic adtech startup, Efficient Frontier, where he led the algorithms and research team. Earlier in his career, he worked in management consulting. Abhi holds a doctorate in operations research from the University of Maryland.

Board of directors

Carl Bass

Board Chairman & former CEO, Autodesk

Stephen Luczo

Board Director & Former CEO, Seagate Technology

Lior Susan

Board Director, Interim CEO, Bright Machines & Founding Partner, Eclipse Ventures


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