Who We Are
Get to know our leadership team.
Chief Executive Officer
Steve leads Captura as a prominent entrepreneur and advocate in the carbon removal industry. He joins Captura after his former role as CEO at Direct Air Capture company Carbon Engineering.
Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
CX is a Research Professor of Applied Physics & Materials Science at Caltech, where the proprietary membrane technology used by Captura was developed. He is also the lead researcher at several ARPA-E studies. He co-founded Captura together with Harry.
Chief Science Officer & Co-Founder
Harry is a Professor of Applied Physics & Materials Science at Caltech. He is an experienced technology entrepreneur and a long-time pioneer in photovoltaics. Harry is Director of the DOE Energy Innovation Hub and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering. He co-founded Captura together with CX.
Chief Operating Officer
Christene oversees Captura operations ensuring an inclusive team, a scalable business strategy and a unified vision. She has over 15 years of operations experience, most recently as President of a global product business.
VP of Engineering
Vlad directs cross-functional and multidisciplinary teams for major new technology introduction, new product development, commercialization and technology transfer programs for scaling and large scale deployment of the Captura technology. He is an engineering/technology leader with experience that includes multiple management positions (GE, Wabtec, Volvo Group) and large scale international cooperations (CERN, ITER).