Matthew Kappers, Chief Executive Officer

Prior to joining as CEO, Mr. Kappers was a consultant for The Coretec Group since 2018. Mr. Kappers has extensive transactional and operational experience working with both startups and publicly traded companies. Matthew also serves as a Managing Director at Concordia Financial Group, an investment bank and consulting firm since 2011. He has experience in operations, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic planning. Mr. Kappers earned a B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University and a M.B.A. degree from Miami University.

Michael A. Kraft, President

Michael has extensive experience in applied materials product development and is responsible for customer acquisition and establishing strategic suppliers to worldwide markets and partners. His focus is to identify critical market requirements, lead product development, and grow market share through strategic partnerships. Michael has a BSEE/Systems Science degree from Michigan State University and a Masters in Management from Penn State University.

Matthew Hoffman, Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Matt manages organizational growth, financial reporting, modeling, and system development. Matt has worked with early-stage growth businesses for the past 15 years in a financial capacity and approaches his role with a sales and operations first mindset. Prior to working for startups, Matt was CFO of MI Bioresearch (MI Bio), a CRO for pre-clinical drug discovery, the Controller at Adaptive Materials (AMI), a portable power development and manufacturing company, and began his professional career in public accounting at Weidmayer, Schneider, Raham & Bennett. Matt holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Western Michigan University and a license as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Michigan.

Allison L. Gabrys, Chief Marketing Officer

Allison began her career in finance working for Zack’s Investment Research and Dresner Investments in Chicago where she developed her passion for research and technology. As an analyst, Allison studied markets and industry makers and worked closely with clients to provide pre/post IPO strategic positioning and opportunity assessment. She spent the last decade advising some of the world’s leading companies on their business strategy, brand positioning, and strategic offerings while working for world-class agencies. Allison earned her Bachelor of Science degree from DePaul University with a double major in Marketing and Finance and Center for Creative Leadership certifications.

Dr. Ramez Elgammal, VP of Technology

Ramez has a broad background in science, engineering, and entrepreneurship. He is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Tennessee where he manages a broad spectrum of projects in energy storage and energy generating devices including fuel cells, flow batteries, and lithium-ion batteries. He served as Director of New Applications for Sylvatex Inc. developing advanced lithium-ion battery materials and prior to that he co-founded two clean-tech companies: Novoform Technologies (which develops catalysts for gas-to-liquid conversion and was acquired in 2014) and Saratoga Energy Research Partners (focused on electrochemical CO2 conversion process to synthesize carbon nanomaterials for lithium-ion battery anodes). He has over 40 publications and conference proceedings and 7 patents pending. Dr. Elgammal earned his M.Sc. in applied physics and Ph.D. in chemistry at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) as a Rosen Fellow, and holds an honor's B.S. in chemistry from Central Michigan University where he was a Centralis Scholar.