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Samir MayekarCo-founder and CEO of SiNode Systems


Samir Mayekar is the Co-founder and CEO of SiNode Systems, a venture-backed company developing advanced materials for the lithium-ion battery industry.

Mayekar most recently worked with the business development team at Boeing Defense Systems in Arlington, Virginia and as an investment banker at Credit Suisse in Chicago. He previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government's development finance institution. At OPIC, Mayekar helped coordinate agency efforts in advancing priorities of the Obama administration, e.g. providing over $1 billion in financing for energy projects in emerging markets. He joined OPIC after serving as the National Security Director of the Presidential Personnel Office at the White House, where he oversaw presidential appointments at the Pentagon, State Department, Department of Homeland Security and Central Intelligence Agency.

Prior to his time at the White House, Mayekar served as a budget manager for Obama For America, where he managed over $800 million for the campaign’s chief financial officer. He previously served as a management consultant in Chicago with Marakon Associates focusing on clients in the industrials sector.

Mayekar holds a B.A. from Northwestern University (summa cum laude) and an M.B.A. with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management, where he was a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow. 

Classes Taught

NUvention: Materials Science

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