Who We Are

Founded in 2012 by inventor and serial entrepreneur Clay Alexander, Ember has developed and patented a disruptive new technology that will change the way the world eats and drinks. We are an incredible team of world-class product designers and engineers formerly with Apple, Google, Nokia, Microsoft, and Amazon Labs, with big plans to transform the drinkware and dishware industry.

Leadership Team

Clay Alexander

Founder and CEO

American inventor and serial entrepreneur who holds over 80 patents worldwide Read More >>

Bob Kron

VP of Sales

Developed retail strategy for Apple, NVIDIA, and Nest

Daren Leith

VP of Product Design and Development

Accomplished industrial designer and creative leader with over 20 years of experience at Nokia and HERE

BJ Marwaha

SVP of Global Operations

10 years of operational excellence at Google, Motorola, and Lenovo

Brittany Simpson

Senior Recruiter

Formerly with Robert Half, excellence in seeking, finding and placing the best candidates in the industry

Brooke Steininger

Chief of Staff to Clay Alexander

Comprehensive experience in accounting, operations, and HR at Sundance Cinemas

Tom Tejada

Director of Customer Service

6 years experience at Apple managing customer relations and tech support

Mikko Timperi

Principal Mechanical Engineer

Premier mechanical architect and creative leader from Nokia, Microsoft and Amazon Labs

Josh Tuz

Sr. Director of Finance and Business Development

Strategic leader with cross-functional experience at Raytheon and GPS Capital Markets

Chris Wakeham

Principal Electrical Engineer

Electrical mastermind, product leader and new technology innovator from Nokia and Microsoft

Board of Directors

Clay Alexander

Founder and CEO, Ember Technologies

American inventor and serial entrepreneur who holds over 80 patents worldwide

Jay Brown

Co-Founder and CEO, Roc Nation

Discovered and manages numerous superstars, including Rihanna. Repeatedly on the Billboard Power 100 list

Larry Montgomery

Former Chairman and CEO, Kohl’s

During his tenure with Kohl’s he grew the company from $388 million to $20 billion in annual revenues

Tom Wasserman

Managing Director, HPS Growth Equity

Served as Chairman and Director of numerous boards in the communications, IT, and media sectors


Robert Brunner

Founder, Ammunition

Formerly the head of design for Apple, and currently the Chief Designer for Beats by Dre

Martin Garvin

SVP Global Operations, Juniper Networks

Former Chief Procurement Officer at Dell where he built and managed its $50B global supply chain

Phil McIntyre

Phil McIntyre

Founder and CEO, Philymack

Manages international icons such as Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, and Joe Jonas. On the Billboard Power 100 list

David H. Murdock

Owner, Dole Food Company

Billionaire businessman and real estate mogul who owns over 60 companies, including Dole Foods

Jonathan Peacock

Former CFO, Amgen
Chairman and CEO, Bellerophon

Expanded Amgen globally, strengthened its pipeline and returned substantial capital to shareholders

Matt Rolandson

Partner, Ammunition

Over 25 years of experience in brand strategy, working with Apple, Skype, Starbucks, Target, and many more

Ndamukong Suh

CEO, House of Spears Mgmt.

Professional athlete, investor and board member in numerous companies in the hospitality, real estate, and technology industries

Interested in a career with Ember?

Here at Ember we are a hardworking, passionate, and motivated group of individuals who are all willing to go the extra mile to help create the next big consumer brand. We believe in what we are doing, and have a collective goal to build a brand synonymous with exceptional quality, innovation, beautiful iconic design, and an amazing user experience. Oh and by the way – we actually all have a really good time doing it.

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