22 March 2022
NUBURU appoints chief financial officer
High-power blue laser technology firm NUBURU Inc of Centennial, CO, USA (which was founded in 2015) has appointed Brian Knaley as chief financial officer, overseeing all aspects of finance and investor relations as the firm accelerates and implements its growth strategy to expand the presence of its blue laser technology across target markets.
With over 25 years of experience, Knaley is a three-time public company CFO. Most recently, he was CFO of CEA Industries Inc, a provider of architectural, engineering and mechanical services and products for the controlled-environment agriculture market, where he led efforts to raise $3m in a PIPE (private investment in public equity) financing as well as an uplist from the OTC (over-the-counter) markets to Nasdaq.
Previously, he was CFO at Proximo Medical, a start-up specializing in the commercialization of medical devices, where managed the accounting and finance functions (including financial control, cash maximization and tax and regulatory compliance). He also served as senior VP & interim CFO of ViewRay Inc, a global manufacturer of MRI-guided radiation therapy systems. Earlier in his career he was CFO at ARC Group Worldwide Inc, a global manufacturer of precision metallurgic products and advanced 3D printing. Knaley holds a BA in Accounting from Thomas More College and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
“As we take the company to the next level, his leadership within the financial function will help scale our organization and drive commercialization efforts,” says NUBURU’s CEO, co-founder & chairman Mark Zediker.
“NUBURU is uniquely positioned to transform metal processing across a wide array of industries,” believes Knaley. “I am excited to be joining the NUBURU leadership team during this growth period following another round of financing and other recent executive appointments.”