Management Team

Christian ZAPF

Christian Zapf is the CEO at ELIX Wireless. From 2011 to 2017 he was Vice President, Corporate Development at NantWorks, LLC, the umbrella organization for an ecosystem of healthcare and technology companies committed to the convergence of 21st century innovative platforms led by entrepreneur Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong. In this role, his chief responsibility has been for M&A and business development activities, both for the parent entity and its portfolio companies.


Dr. Brice Jamieson is ELIX’s resident expert in magnetic materials and magnetically-enhanced devices for power conversion and transmission. From 2011 to 2014, he was a Scientist in the Power Electronics group at the ABB Corporate Research Centre in Kraków, Poland working on magnetic components and devices for high-power systems and in subsea power conversion. Prior to this he studied and worked in the design and fabrication of high-frequency, integrated micro-power devices and advanced soft ferromagnetic materials for microelectronic power conversion.


From 2011 to 2013, Ray SMITH was the Chief Financial Officer of Recon Instruments. He was responsible for the company’s finance, legal, HR, and supply chain functions. Recon is based in Vancouver, Canada and is a leader in wearable Heads-up Displays for sports and active lifestyle. From 2000 to 2011, Ray was based in the US and was the Vice President of Finance for NASDAQ-listed Eurand (which subsequently merged with Axcan Pharmaceuticals to form Aptalis Pharma). From 1992 to 2000, he worked in Europe and the US in the advisory and assurance practice of Ernst & Young.


Dr. Lorne Whitehead is the initial inventor of the ELIX wireless power transfer technology, a co-founder of the company and serves on its Board of Directors.

Dr. Whitehead’s career has involved sustained innovation in technology, business, and administration. From 1983-1993, he served as CEO of TIR Systems Ltd., a University of British Columbia (UBC) spin-off company that he founded and grew to 200 employees prior to being purchased by Philips in 2007.

Jerry WANG

Mr. Jerry Wang is the Operations VP at ELIX. Prior to ELIX, he worked at Emerson for 10 years with the latest position of Operations Development Manager. He managed mega-capital investments to build up engineering capabilities and product transfers. In his over 20 years’ work experience, Mr. Wang acted in various roles with focus on process engineering, product development, operations, and project management. He received a B.Eng. in Mechanical from Southeast University and MSc in Communication from Nanjing University in China.