Who We Are

Get to know our leadership team.

Steve Oldham

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.

CX Xiang

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.

Harry Atwater

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.

Christene Banda

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.