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75F Executive Team

Deepinder Singh

Deepinder Singh | Founder & CEO

Deepinder Singh co-founded 75F after having designed some of the world’s fastest core networks for Tier 1 service providers like AT&T, NTT and Verizon. With almost 25 years of experience in electronics and computing, he’s brought a wealth of embedded products to the market. His key goal in every endeavor is to simplify operational complexity and make products intuitive. 

Gaurav Burman

Gaurav Burman | VP & Country President, 75F India

Gaurav spent much of the last 20 years in Sales in the IT, Energy management & Automation sectors, with cos like PCL, IBM, L&T, APC  and Schneider Electric, before moving to Marketing. In his career, he has handled diverse portfolios including product management, alliances, channel sales, enterprise sales & most recently, Marketing, where he was a part of the Management Team of Schneider Electric, South Asia.  

Bob French

Bob French | Chief Evangelist

As co-founder of a top U.S. interactive agency, a media-on-demand kiosk network, and LED lighting business, Bob has an unusual understanding of both the technology and marketing sides of business. 

Bob is also Entrepreneur in Residence at University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business where he mentors business students and startups. 

Jason Michels

Jason Michels | VP Operations

Jason joined 75F in July as the Vice President of Operations after 10 years as VP of Services at AGC Networks, a 750M global IT integrator. He has spent over 20 years in technology—from cable pulling to engineering, to leadership--and brings experience recruiting and managing large remote teams and expanding into new markets.

Jason immediately worked to lay out a new recruiting methodology and onboarding program and is currently focused on revamping our supply chain and developing relationships with new contract manufacturers. He is also will be building out a new managed services program.

 

David Koerner

David Koerner | VP Marketing 

David joined us in September and moved to the Twin Cities from a role in Denver where he operated as a fractional CMO for high-growth tech startups, and from Silicon Valley where he led marketing for a global fintech startup selling mobile-enabled POS hardware for banks, governments, franchises and SME merchants. He started his career in industrial sales and marketing at 3M, and has worked in commercial lighting, M&A, brand, and digital.

Responsibilities include managing our in-house team, building out a new lead gen strategy, improving sales enablement, and revitalizing the 75 brand, messaging, and partnerships.

John Huddock

John Huddock | VP of Enterprise Sales​

John joined us in September after working as Senior VP of Sales at SaaS Wireless, and with a deep background in enterprise sales and change management of highly complex systems.  John has consistently demonstrated an ability to identify opportunity and drive multimillion-dollar revenue growth in highly competitive and emerging markets. He has more than two decades of experience in hands-on sales and executive management in the telecom, wireless and IT segments.

Chris Runquist

Chris Runquist | Director of Finance

Chris joined us in June after working as a fractional CFO in Boulder, CO with clients all over the United States. He has worked with both large corporations and startups in various finance and operations roles. He has a Masters in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering from Montana State University, holds an active Montana CPA license and is a CFA level 3 candidate.

Chris is working on implementing NetSuite ERP, managing our initial financial audit, and is creating budgets and forecasts to support revenue growth and sound financial planning. 

Investors

Breakthrough Energy Ventures
Breakthrough Energy Ventures
The goal of Breakthrough Energy is to make sure that everyone on the planet can enjoy a good standard of living, including basic electricity, healthy food, comfortable buildings, and convenient transportation, without contributing to climate change. Their strategy links cutting-edge, government-funded research to patient, risk-tolerant capital so that more clean energy innovations get to market faster.
OGCI
Oil & Gas Climate Initiative

OGCI is a voluntary CEO-led initiative taking practical actions on climate change. OGCI members leverage their collective strength to lower carbon footprints of energy, industry, transportation value chains via engagements, policies, investments and deployment. They engage with a broad ecosystem of stakeholders to set the agenda for their long term climate goals and share their learnings.

Rise of the Rest
Rise of the Rest Seed Fund
Rise of the Rest Seed Fund invest catalytic capital in the most promising seed stage companies located outside of Silicon Valley, New York City, and Boston. The fund is backed by a group of iconic entrepreneurs, executives, and investors. They recognize that some of the most compelling investment opportunities in the next decade will likely emerge from startups in cities across the country.
Building Ventures
Building Ventures
Building Ventures offers the perfect mix of capital, mentorship and industry connections. Every investment they make lives up to their mission, For A Better Built World, as it is their sole focus. They believe that disruptive ideas are necessary to transform our built world and they believe they are at the center of this inflection point.
Clean Energy Trust
Clean Energy Trust
Clean Energy Trust brings cleantech innovation to market by finding, funding, and growing high-impact cleantech startups from the Midwest. Structured as a nonprofit, Clean Energy Trust makes seed investments and provides patient, hands-on support to help entrepreneurs scale and succeed. 
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