Knightscope has named Mallorie Burak as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. The company is developer of physical security technologies that use fully autonomous robots and is focused on enhancing US security operations.
Burak is an experienced financial executive with over 25 years of expertise across a broad spectrum of industries ranging from early stage start-ups to multi-national public corporations. Over the span of her career, she has negotiated and managed over US$500 million of successful financing and M&A deals and has spent the last 13 years focused on turnarounds and special situations for both public and venture backed companies.
Prior to joining Knightscope, Burak served as CFO at ThinFilm Electronics ASA from 2019 to 2020, a solid-state lithium battery start-up, and Alta Devices, Inc., a GaAs thin-film solar technology start-up, where she secured over US$13 million and US$56 million in funding, respectively. Prior to Alta Devices, she served as CFO at FriendFinder Networks, Rainmaker Systems, FoodLink, and Southwall Technologies.
The company states that Burak has a proven track record of “creating a high-performance culture with a strong focus on operational excellence and maximising shareholder value”, as evidenced by the successful acquisition of Southwall Technologies after having repositioned, restructured, and grown the company. She has significant experience working with a variety of financing sources, both public and private, and has led and managed numerous M&A related activities.