Board of Directors

Cellana’s experienced Board of Directors enables our company to move into the future with confidence.

C. Barry Raleigh, PhD
C. Barry Raleigh, PhDChairman & Co-Founder
Dr. Raleigh is an experienced manager of large research organizations. He held key appointments as coordinator of the Earthquake Prediction Program of the US Geological Survey and as director, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, Columbia University, one of the nation’s leading research institutions. From 1989 through 2003, Dr. Raleigh served as dean of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii, one of the top three marine research institutions in the nation with an annual operating budget of more than $70 million. Dr. Raleigh received his Ph.D. in Geophysics from UCLA.
T. Michael May
T. Michael MayFormer CEO Hawaiian Electric Company
T. Michael May Advisor Services
May, founder of T. Michael May Advisor Services, was CEO of Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (HECO) from 1995 to 2009. In addition to Cellana, He serves on the board of directors for Sopogy, American Electric and The James Campbell Company. He is an adviser to Natural Power Concepts and two other energy start-ups. He also served for over 13 years on the boards of the Electric Power Research Institute and the Edison Electric Institute. He serves on numerous community services organizations including the Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts, The Chamber of Commerce and is beginning to serve on the University of Hawaii Foundation board in 2011. At HECO, May developed and executed the company’s long-term growth strategies, leading the company’s drive of renewable energy and energy efficiency in Hawaii.

He joined HECO as a senior vice president in 1992 and was elected president and CEO in 1995; he retired on August 1, 2008. Prior to joining HECO, he was the founder and principal of Management Assets Group, president of Caterpillar Capital Company and held the roles of vice president and general manager of the Energy Services Division at Solar Turbines Inc., a Caterpillar Company and vice president, Finance and Planning, and chief financial officer at Solar Turbines, Inc. and Caterpillar, Inc.

Jeffrey G. Black
Jeffrey G. BlackSenior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Verenium
Mr. Black has more than 20 years in financial management and advisory roles and has served in senior-level finance roles for six publicly-traded companies. Mr. Black currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Verenium Corporation, a recognized pioneer in the development and commercialization of high-performance enzymes for use in industrial processes. During his tenure at Verenium, Mr. Black has played a leadership role in nearly $400 million of strategic, equity, and debt financing transactions. Mr. Black’s prior experience includes serving as Executive Director of Accounting and Corporate Controller of Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Principal and Interim Financial Executive of Regent Pacific Management Corporation, a financial advisory firm through which he served as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller of Clarent Corporation and Vice President and Corporate Controller of Accelerated Networks, Inc. Mr. Black is a certified public accountant (inactive) and began his career with Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Black graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Arizona.
Fred Maas
Fred MaasFounder and CEO
Pacific EcoCompanies LLC
Fred Maas  has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate development sector, having developed projects in California, Hawaii, and other places in the U.S., including the Four Seasons Hualalai near Kona, Hawaii.  Mr. Maas is the Founder and CEO of Pacific EcoCompanies LLC, which specializes in investments in and development of sustainable buildings, communities, and clean technologies. Also a San Diego resident, Mr. Maas works in the San Diego political, business, and non-profit communities and has actively participated in national, state, and local politics. Mr. Maas is a board member of CleanTECH San Diego, which promotes and fosters the development of sustainable businesses and practices in the San Diego mega region, and MOVE SAN DIEGO, which promotes transit alternatives in the region. Mr. Maas graduated from Hobart College and Syracuse University College of Law. 
Martin Sabarsky, JD, MBA
Martin Sabarsky, JD, MBAChief Executive Officer
Mr. Sabarsky has served as CEO of Cellana since April 2011. Prior to this he had been CFO and COO of the Company since 2008. Prior to joining the Company, from 2000 to 2007, he led the corporate development function at Diversa Corporation within the Finance and Accounting department and took on increasing levels of management responsibility, most recently as Vice President of Corporate Development and a member of the Executive Committee. Before Diversa, Mr. Sabarsky worked as an investment banker with Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., where he focused on financings and mergers and acquisitions within the life sciences industry and was a lead banker on Diversa’s $200 million IPO in 2000. Prior to joining Bear Stearns he worked as a transactional attorney with Latham & Watkins LLP. Mr. Sabarsky has an A.B. in Biology and Political Science from Brown University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an M.B.A. from the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego.