Carl Stjernfeldt

Adjunct Professor in Management - Energy

Strategic financial executive with 20 years experience in managing critical business issues, mainly for high growth technology companies. Carl has served on numerous boards of successful companies, including: Agito Networks (acquired by ShoreTel), Arbor Networks (acquired by Tektronix), BNI Video (acquired by Cisco), Broadbus Technologies (acquired by Motorola), Cedar Point Communications (acquired by Genband), Funambol, Tejas Networks, and Quantico Energy Systems, and he serves(d) as board observer of Maana, Optium (NASDAQ: OPTM, acquired by Finisar), Veros Systems, and Welldog

Current and past investment areas of interest and expertise include: intersection of energy/O&G and software, incl. cloud and big data, sensor technologies and condition monitoring software, seismic and exploration software, next gen video delivery, advanced mobility (including mobile applications), wireless and wireline communications and services (hardware and software), security software, information services, and international investments in areas of expertise.

Prior to his venture career, Carl was a client partner for Cambridge Technology Partners, leading teams that delivered large mission-critical system implementations for Fortune 100 clients. He started his career as an engineer at Summa Four, developing telecommunications solutions for domestic and international service providers, later rising to engineering management before starting an application development department.

Carl is active at MIT, serving as a Catalyst for the Deshpande Center, judging MIT's 100K competition, and teaching an entrepreneurial finance class at the Sloan School. He is a Charter Member with TiE and has served on the University of Michigan's National Advisory Board. Carl has served as the Treasurer of the New England Venture Capital Association, on the 12x12 initiative, and on the board of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, where he also served as chair of the Mobile Cluster.

Teaching Interests: 

-Energy