Catherine Von Burg

President & CEO
SimpliPhi Power

Catherine Von Burg is President & CEO of SimpliPhi Power, a technology company she co-founded to design and manufacture non-toxic, efficient, and long-lasting energy storage and management systems to seamlessly integrate solar, wind, generator, or any other power generation source – in conjunction with or independently from the grid. Under Catherine's leadership, SimpliPhi has deployed energy storage systems in more than 30 countries, providing access to power in some of the harshest and most remote environments and use-cases globally. The company has grown to offer a full range of mobile, residential and commercial storage solutions that combine non-hazardous lithium ferro phosphate (LFP) energy storage chemistry with proprietary manufacturing processes and materials, battery architecture, power electronics, and Battery Management System (BMS) to create safe, reliable, durable and highly scalable on-demand power. Catherine has also led partnerships that have granted the company's batteries both endorsement by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps as well as exclusive ‘Special Permission’ status by the FAA to air-ship anywhere in the world.

In 2017, Catherine was nominated to represent SimpliPhi in an international entrepreneur program hosted by the U.S. Department of State and the Unreasonable Group intended to tackle each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations. SimpliPhi’s energy storage and management solutions were chosen to address UN SDG 9, “Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure”. Committed to the transformation of the power grid and creating universal access to clean energy by leveraging distributed energy storage solutions, Catherine has also published white papers as well as spearheaded policy campaigns and business-driven initiatives with organizations such as Pew Charitable Trusts, Rockefeller Institute, Columbia University, and the Wilderness Education Association.

Catherine graduated from Columbia University in New York and received her Masters degree from University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy.