Christina Lampe-Onnerud will speak on the “Deploying Energy Storage Safely” Panel at the Energy Storage Annual Conference and Expo, #ESACON21 on                December 2, 2021 at 2:30 PM MST

Cadenza Innovation,
based in Connecticut, was founded in 2012

by Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud, founder and former CEO of Boston-Power, and one of the pre-eminent battery experts in the world. Christina has once again assembled a world-class team, many of whom had key leadership roles at Boston-Power, with a ground-breaking battery pack architecture and global Tier 1 partners.  Cadenza Innovation (originally named CLOTEAM) is poised to become a world leader in battery architecture, performance and safety, with a mission to solve big problems through innovation in technology.

Our company’s mission is to deploy our intellectual property, field-proven operational and mass production expertise, along with our key technology partners to build Cadenza Innovation into a global technology leader in energy density, lowest cost, and safety. Cadenza Innovation is licensing its technology to allow immediate access to its highly simplified design for large lithium-ion energy storage systems.

What’s in a Name?

The word “cadenza” comes from the world of music and refers to a moment in a piece when a musician within the ensemble is allowed some freedom of expression and artistry in the work.

We recognize that every member of the Cadenza Innovation ensemble has a unique perspective and we want to hear it.  Our goal is to combine creativity with deep industry knowledge to drive innovative solutions into global energy markets.  We are delighted to include many high-powered “guest soloists” and “conductors” into our expanding band.

Cadenza Innovation is not just a name – it’s an expression of the culture underpinning our company

The Team

Christina Lampe-Onnerud

Christina Lampe-Onnerud

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

A corporate strategist with extensive C–suite experience in building technology–based businesses from inception to rapid revenue growth, Christina is widely acknowledged in the global energy storage industry for innovative and technologically pioneering work. She is renowned as a highly analytical leader with a solid track record of attracting and growing high–performance teams to develop technologies that deliver game–changing solutions to global markets.  A graduate of Uppsala University, Sweden, Christina earned a B.Sc. in Chemistry and Calculus and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry.  She was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at MIT, Cambridge, MA.

Declan Shalvey

Declan Shalvey

Chief Operations Officer

A global executive with success in driving top and bottom–line performance in diverse high–tech sectors, Declan is skilled in P&L/general management including turnarounds and strategic planning, M&A, manufacturing, customer service and support, multisite operations, distribution and logistics, and supply chain.  A strong leader who blends strategic thinking with tactical execution to deliver results in highly complex operational settings, Declan is also an analytical problem solver able to diagnose root cause, innovate solutions and energize companies around growth plans.  Declan holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Trinity College, Ireland.

Brian Chan

Brian Chan

Chief Financial Officer

A seasoned corporate finance executive, Brian was CFO of a global media and entertainment company where he was responsible for corporate finance, business strategy, corporate development, capital raising and FP&A while overseeing accounting, tax, treasury, audit and legal. Previously, Brian spent over 10 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a senior investment banker. Primarily in the Corporate Finance group, he covered the technology, industrials and services sectors with a focus on capital structure, capital markets and the execution of strategic debt and equity transactions. He was also a high yield research analyst covering services and industrials. Brian has an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University and a BA in Biology / Computer Science minor from Binghamton University.

Per Onnerud

Per Onnerud

Chief Technical Officer

One of the leading global lithium–ion battery technologists of his generation, Per not only has many seminal battery patent filings himself, but has also led and managed the development of a battery patent portfolio of more than 150 patent filings. An effective CTO and leader of global engineering and R&D divisions, Per is equally comfortable explaining the newest technologies he has developed or leading a team productizing these inventions. Per holds an M.Sc. in Engineering Physics and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Uppsala University, Sweden. He served as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, MA.

Rick Chamberlain

Vice President of Engineering

With 20 years’ experience developing technology and products for the lithium-ion battery industry, Rick understands how innovation gets designed and commercialized to meet customer and market demands. Rick has contributed to multiple worldwide patents, presented at numerous industry-leading conferences, led global R&D organizations, and supported building and qualifying a 300 MWh cell factory in China. Rick holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary and a Ph. D in Physical Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.

Jay Shi

Vice President Research & Development

With more than forty issued patents in the rechargeable battery field as an inventor or co–inventor, Jay brings both a broad perspective and industry–leading expertise to his work. As a global Li–ion technology leader, Jay has both led technology and product development of significant battery materials and been an effective partner with global sales teams in productizing new technologies.  Jay holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry and an M.Sc. in Polymer Science from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.  Jay’s graduate studies at the University of St. Andrew’s, Scotland, earned him a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry/Electrochemistry.

John Hannon

Vice President of Finance

A seasoned accounting and financial management executive, John’s focus is on business operations that drive growth and bottom line profit. John has a demonstrated ability to provide insightful financial information, streamline business operations, and increase efficiency. Importantly, John is also well regarded by his colleagues for his solid collaborative leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.   John earned a B.S in Business Administration and a M.B.A. with a finance concentration from the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University in Boston, MA.


  • Golden Seeds

  • Toba Group/PDI, LLC

  • Kestrel Holdings

  • Scale Investors

  • Connecticut Innovations

  • A number of Individual Angel Investors based in the USA, EU and Asia