Management Team

Robert Meissner, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Marketing Officer

With more than 25 years of experience in computer hardware, software, educational technology, and curriculum, Rob has a unique combination of operations, services, strategic planning, product management, and marketing skills.  He has an extensive track record of creating successful “Go to Market” business strategies and marketing campaigns for companies ranging in size from start up to Fortune 500. At Interwrite Learning Rob grew revenue from $500,000 to $50M over five years.  He also He led the division of a Fortune 500 company which produced half the company’s profits. While his early education includes BS and MS in Electrical Engineering, Rob later earned a MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. His passion is bringing new products to market with a keen eye on customer discovery.  Rob will oversee the overall operations of Cykloburn Technologies and create the marketing strategy.  Rob will serve as the Principal Investigator (PI) for any agency funded studies.

Douglas Zeisel – Chief Financial Officer and COO

Since leaving teaching over 30 years ago, Mr. Zeisel has been a founder or co-founder of more than 6 enterprises, one of which was sold to a NYSE listed company.   He has also served in roles as CEO, CFO, COO and Chief Restructuring Officer.  Doug was certified as a Turnaround Professional in 1997 and practiced crisis management and restructuring until 2004 when he joined Tatum as a CFO partner.  At Tatum, he provided interim CFO services to middle market companies including those in distress. Doug earned a MS in Finance from Loyola University and a BS (Physics) from the University of Maryland. He is a past University of Maryland Dingman Center Mentor and a past TEDCO RBI2 advisor to technology start up enterprises.  In the role of CFO, Doug has been part of equity raises in excess of $9M.  Doug will oversee the financial operations of the company and manage the day to day affairs of the during the early stages of commercialization.

Raghulkumar Chandrasekaran, Chief Technology Officer

As a Graduate Research Assistant at Morgan State University, Raghul was deeply involved in the lab development and testing of the Cykloburn technology.  Having completed his Master’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Raghul is now joining the Cykloburn commercialization team as Chief Technology Officer.  His deep knowledge and experience in project management, industrial design and combustion engineering add significant depth to the Cykloburn team.  Raghul will assist with field prototype testing and cost analysis.  His background includes a stint at Ashkok Leyland where he developed manufacturing processes and managed projects to completion.  Raghul also has served as Executive Engineer at Dharani Sugar & Chemicals Limited where he oversaw boiler operations. His undergraduate education includes a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

To be Named - COO, VP Sales, Controller

As the company progresses through the stages of commercialization management will recruit a permanent management team with experience in the poultry industry.

Cykloburn is supported by the National Science Foundation, Maryland TEDCO, MTECH MIPS and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources