Dr. Carsten Breitfeld has served as FF’s Global Chief Executive Officer since September 2019. Dr. Breitfeld is a veteran in the automotive industry and had held various positions with BMW Group for approximately 20 years, including serving as its Group Vice President and Head of the i8 Vehicle Program, which gave birth to the i8 luxury plug-in hybrid model. From July 2016 to January 2019, Dr. Breitfeld was the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of BYTON, a Chinese electric vehicle startup with operations in multiple countries and cofounded by Dr. Breitfeld. Dr. Breitfeld received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hannover.
Dr. Breitfeld serves on FF’s board of directors based on his extensive executive experience in the automotive industry and his experience with FF and service as FF’s Global Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Matthias Aydt has served as FF’s Senior Vice President of Business Development and Product Definition since November 2019, overseeing business development of FF’s business to business sales, technology licensing and strategic cooperation as well as leading its product strategy for future products. Mr. Aydt has served in various leadership roles at FF, including Senior Vice President of Product Execution, Vice President of Vehicle Engineering and Vehicle Chief Engineer and Head of Hardware Architecture. Mr. Aydt has extensive experience in the automotive industry. Prior to joining FF in July 2016, Mr. Aydt served as the Vice President of Vehicle Engineering of Qoros Auto from January 2015 to May 2016, held various positions at Magna Steyr from 2006 to 2014, including Branch Manager and Head of Project Management at Magna Steyr China. Mr. Aydt received his Bachelor of Science degree from Fachhochschule Ulm - Hochschule für Technik.
Mr. Aydt serves on FF’s board of directors based on his extensive executive experience in the automotive industry and with FF and his strategic and technical background.
Mr. Qing Ye. Mr. Ye joined FF in February 2018 and currently serves as FF’s Vice President of Business Development and FF PAR. Mr. Ye also served as a director of Faraday Future from September 2018 to February 2020. Prior to joining FF, Mr. Ye served as the Vice President of Smart Device Overseas at LeEco from November 2016 to May 2017, and President of LeEco U.S. from May 2017 to February 2018, as a member of the board of directors of Lucid Motors from September 2017 to August 2018, and as a Country GM/MD of Huawei Consumer BG at Huawei France from January 2014 to October 2016. Mr. Ye received his Master degree in Electronics Engineering from Zhongshan University and his Bachelor degree in Engineering and Administration from Huazhong Science and Technology University.
Mr. Ye serves on FF board of directors due to his extensive leadership experience in electric vehicle and technology companies.
Mr. Jordan Vogel served as Property Solutions Acquisition Corp.’s Chairman, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Secretary since its inception, and upon consummation of the Business Combination, will serve as a member of FF’s board of directors. Mr. Vogel has been actively investing in and managing residential real estate in New York City since 2001. Since April 2009, Mr. Vogel has served as Co-Founder and Managing Member of Benchmark Real Estate Group, LLC, a real estate investment company. Mr. Vogel oversees all of the firm’s acquisitions and is a member of its Investment Committee. Prior to founding Benchmark, Mr. Vogel worked at SG2 Properties, LLC, heading their acquisitions group from 2004 to 2009. Prior to SG2, Mr. Vogel worked at William Moses Co., Inc., an owner-operator of luxury apartments in Manhattan, from 2002 to 2004. He was responsible for asset management and the day-to-day operation of the entire portfolio. Mr. Vogel began his career in private equity in 2000 at Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn, LLC, a $5 billion money management firm located in New York City. Mr. Vogel graduated with a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and received an M.S. in Real Estate Development from New York University.
Mr. Vogel serves on FF’s board of directors due to his investment experience and special purpose acquisition company experience.
Mr. Brian K. Krolicki. Mr. Krolicki is the Chairman of FF’s board of directors. Mr. Krolicki sat on the advisory board of FF from June 2019 to April 2020 and has been a director of FF since May 2020. Mr. Krolicki has extensive experiences in both the public and private sectors, and has served as a director or member of the advisory board in various companies. Mr. Krolicki was the Lieutenant Governor of the State of Nevada from 2007 to 2014 and the State Treasurer of the State of Nevada from 1999 to 2006. Mr. Krolicki also served in a wide variety of critical positions, including Chairman of the Nevada Commission on Economic Development and President of the Nevada State Senate. During his tenure as State Treasurer, Nevada became the first state treasury to receive the Certificate of Excellence in Investment Policy. In 2004, Brian was honored with the prestigious Award for Excellence in Public Finance and, in the same year, earned the distinction the nation’s “Most Outstanding State Treasurer.” Mr. Krolicki sits on the boards of Vislink Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: VISL), and Nevada Nanotech Systems (and is currently its chairman of the audit committee). He is also the director of government relations of Customer Engagement Technologies, a payment solutions company in partnership with JPMorgan Chase. Mr. Krolicki holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from Stanford University.
Mr. Krolicki serves on FF’s board of directors based on his directorship experience with various companies, governance experience from his public service careers and extensive experience in the financial and technology industries.
Mr. Edwin Goh. Mr. Goh has extensive experience in finance and strategy in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sector. Currently, he is a Senior Advisor to Cebile Capital, a private advisory firm. Prior to that, Mr. Goh worked for Barclays Investment Bank in Europe and Asia for over 10 years and most recently served as the Head of Asia Pacific TMT. Before joining Barclays, he worked at Goldman Sachs in London and Bain & Company in Singapore and Los Angeles. Mr. Goh received his MBA degree from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Masters of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Imperial College, University of London.
Mr. Goh serves on FF board of directors based on his skills and experiences in finance and consulting and knowledge of the technology and internet industry.
Mr. Lee Liu. Mr. Liu has extensive experiences in human resource, social capital and organizational capital management. Currently, Mr. Liu serves as founder and Chief Executive officer of King Maker Company (KMC) and Chairman of China Intelligent Management Association, a national society focusing on human resource development. Prior to founding KMC as well as CIMA in May 2020, Mr. Liu served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Baidu Inc., and the Chairman of Baidu Cloud Business. Prior to joining Baidu in April 2011, Mr. Liu served a variety of management roles in Motorola Inc. across regions and countries, including the Vice President of Global Human Resources. Mr. Liu received his PhD degree in Economics from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. He also holds an Executive MBA degree from Peking University and a Bachelor degree in Microelectronis from Tianjin University.
Mr. Liu serves on FF board of directors based on his extensive background in technology and internet services and human resources management.
Ms. Susan G. Swenson. Ms. Swenson has several decades of operating experience in wireless telecom, video technologies and digital media, as well as telematics and small business software. Since March 2019, Ms. Swenson has served on the board of Sonim Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: SONM), and currently chairs the compensation committee. Since July 2018, Ms. Swenson has served on the board of Vislink Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: VISL), a provider of wireless video communications products, where she is board chair and chair of the audit committee. Since February 2012, Ms. Swenson has served on the board of Harmonic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HLIT), a video delivery and media company, where she is chair of the governance & nominating committee. From August 2012 to August 2018, Ms. Swenson served on the board of FirstNet, an independent authority within the NTIA/Department of Commerce responsible for establishing a single nationwide public safety broadband network, and was chair of the board from 2014 to 2018. From December 2015 to June 2017, Ms. Swenson served as Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Inseego Corporation (formerly Novatel Wireless; Nasdaq: INSG), a wireless internet solutions and telematics provider, and served as the board chairperson from April 2014 to June 2017. From February 2004 to October 2005, Ms. Swenson served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of T-Mobile US, Inc. From 1999 to 2004, Ms. Swenson served as President of Leap Wireless International, Inc., and Chief Executive Officer of Cricket Communications, Inc., a prepaid wireless service provider and subsidiary of Leap. Ms. Swenson also served as Chief Executive Officer of Sage North America from 2008 to 2011. Ms. Swenson previously served on the board of directors of Wells Fargo from November 1994 to December 2017. Ms. Swenson received a B.A. in French from San Diego.
Ms. Swenson serves on FF’s board of directors based on her extensive leadership and directorship experience with technology, media and communications companies.
Mr. Scott D. Vogel. Mr. Vogel has served as the Managing Member at Vogel Partners LLC, a private investment and advisory firm, since July 2016. From 2002 to July 2016, Mr. Vogel served as Managing Director at Davidson Kempner Capital Management. From 1999 to 2001, he worked at MPF Investors, L.L.C. Prior to MPF Investors, he was an investment banker at Chase Securities, Inc. Mr. Vogel has served on numerous boards during his career, including the board of Seadrill Ltd. from July 2018 to February 2020, Arch Coal, Inc. from October 2016 to May 2019 and Key Energy Services, Inc. from December 2016 to April 2019. Currently, Mr. Vogel serves on the board of directors of the following public companies: Alpha Metallurgical Resources, Inc. since December 2019, CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. since October 2020, Avaya Holdings Corp. since December 2017, and Bonanza Creek Energy since April 2017. Mr. Vogel received his Master of Business Administration Degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Washington University.
Mr. Vogel serves on FF board of directors due to his mix experience with executive management oversight, finance and capital markets, human resources and compensation, and strategic planning.