Enevate Names CFO

Irvine-based Enevate, which is developing advanced Lithium-ion batteries, said this morning that it has named Sameer V. Rao as its new Chief Financial Officer. Rao was previously at MaxLinear, serving as an executive in the finance area, and also has served at Broadcom and PRTM. He got his start in the engineering side of the business at Rockwell International and Conexant Systems, according to Enevate. Enevate is venture backed by Mission Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Tsing Capital, Infinite Potential Technologies, Presidio Ventures/Sumitomo, and CEC Capital.