Tassilo is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for innovation and service. He is founder and CEO of CognifiSense, a startup creating virtual reality games for pain management. Previously, Tassilo was President & CEO of Serious Energy, Inc., a green building materials startup funded by leading VC’s, including NEA and Foundation Capital. During his tenure at Serious Energy he completed the successful turnaround and sale of the company. Tassilo has held executive positions in two other startups in the Cleantech and digital media spaces. Tassilo also spent eight years as President & CEO of a high precision automotive safety components manufacturer. In his prior career, Tassilo was an Engagement Manager in the Technology and Innovation Management Practice at McKinsey & Company, and ran the Commodity Trade Finance Department at Deutsche Bank New York. Tassilo holds and MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.S. and M.Eng. in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering from Cornell University.