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August 24, 2021 Biz People

Hyperfine names new CFO 

Alok Gupta

Guilford’s Hyperfine Inc., has named experienced finance executive Alok Gupta as its chief financial officer. 

Hyperfine President and CEO Dave Scott said, “We are honored to welcome Alok Gupta to the Hyperfine senior leadership team. His leadership, extensive financial experience and passion for technological innovation will be instrumental as Hyperfine continues to grow and reach more patients through commercial expansion.”

With his background in finance, manufacturing systems and mechanical engineering, Gupta will oversee Hyperfine’s strategic financial initiatives.

Prior to Hyperfine, Gupta served as the chief strategy officer and CFO at Halio Inc., a smart glass technology company. He also previously served as the head of semiconductor and enterprise hardware investment banking at Mizuho Securities and in TMT investment banking at Citigroup. 

Gupta earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, a master’s in manufacturing systems engineering, plus an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he specialized in banking & corporate finance.

Founded in 2014 by Connecticut bioscience entrepreneur Jonathan Rothberg, Hyperfine went public in a SPAC deal valued at $580 million in July.
The FDA approved Hyperfine’s portable MRI device, Swoop, last August.


FuelCell Energy names governance expert to board

FuelCell Energy, Inc. of Danbury has named investment veteran Donna Sims Wilson to its board of directors.

Donna Sims Wilson

Sims Wilson will serve as an independent director as of this month at FuelCell, a global manufacturer of fuel cell technology platforms. She will be a member of the board’s nominating and corporate governance and audit and finance committees.

“Donna will add breadth to the board’s strategic and oversight roles in multiple areas that are essential as we move FuelCell Energy forward, including new product commercial launches, navigating anticipated further global business expansion, and leadership in our ESG efforts overall,” said James England, chairman of the board.

Sims Wilson is currently chief operating officer of Kah Capital Management, an alternative asset management firm. She co-founded the National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP) Africa Financial Summit in 2015. 

Sims Wilson is also an advocate of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and has extensive corporate governance experience. She was named One of the Most Powerful Women in Business by Black Enterprise Magazine and received NASP’s coveted Joyce Johnson Award in 2010.

Sims Wilson received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Yale University.

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