Andrew Perlman is the Chief Executive Officer of GreatPoint Energy. Since co-founding the Company in 2004, Mr. Perlman has been deeply involved in all aspects of its growth, driving the development of its technology and building a highly experienced team which marries both scientific and commercial expertise.
Mr. Perlman is an entrepreneur who has successfully co-founded eight venture-backed companies. Prior to founding GreatPoint Energy, he served as the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Coatue Corporation, a microelectronics company which was purchased by Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD).
In 1995, Mr. Perlman founded Cignal Global Communications, a pioneer in integrated voice/data network communications, and served as President until its sale in 2000 to one of the largest cable operators in Europe.
Mr. Perlman is a Partner at GreatPoint Ventures, an investment firm focused on early stage commercialization of new, cutting-edge technologies; and sits on the Board of Coskata, a producer of low cost ethanol and plastics from biomass or natural gas. He was selected by the MIT Technology Review as one of the world’s top 35 innovators under the age of 35, the Boston Business Journal as one of Massachusetts’ most promising business people, and has been profiled by the Wall Street Journal as a leading young entrepreneur.