Maria Thompson is an Entrepreneur-In-Residence for Arsenal. Maria was Co-Founder, President and CEO of T/J Technologies, Inc., a nationally recognized Michigan alternative energy company that was acquired in 2006 by A123Systems, one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-power lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles, hybrid electric and plug in hybrid vehicles and grid stabilization. Her team raised over $350M for A123 to build battery factories in Michigan. Soon after leaving A123 in 2010, Ms. Thompson joined Arsenal Venture Partners and serves on several profit and non-profit Boards.
Maria earned a Masters of Business Administration degree and a Bachelors of Fine Arts (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Prior to starting T/J Technologies, Ms. Thompson worked in industrial design at Steelcase and in marketing at IBM.