Dr Ryan Gilliam has founded three venture funded companies in Silicon Valley, all focused on clean technology. Dr. Gilliam currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Fortera. Located in California, USA, Fortera is focused on reducing the CO2 impact of the cement and concrete industry, which accounts for 8% of the world’s CO2 emissions.
In addition to his role at Fortera, he serves as Chairman of the Board at Chemetry, a company he founded which is focused on the lower energy production of commodity chemicals, and as a Board Member at Verdagy, a company he founded focused on the production of Green Hydrogen.
Dr. Gilliam obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in Materials Science and Engineering. He is an inventor on over 100 patents in the energy, sustainability products and materials spaces.