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Our People

Michael S. Long, Ph.D.

Founder, Chief Technology Officer, VP of Manufacturing

Dr. Long is the Founder of Renaissance Fiber, LLC, and he leads all manufacturing operations. He also spearheads technological research and development. He has an extensive background in natural water and air chemistry that has proven invaluable to Renaissance Fiber.

Michael Long on LinkedIn

Daniel Yohannes, Ph.D., MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Yohannes is the CEO of Renaissance Fiber, LLC. Prior to Renaissance Fiber, Dr. Yohannes had spent over 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry at senior level positions in multiple companies, including most recently at Ophidion Inc., as Executive Director of Operations. His specialization in intellectual property & startup businesses supports the IP-driven business of Renaissance Fiber.

Daniel Yohannes on LinkedIn

Andrew Hume

Chief Sustainability Officer


Andrew Hume is an environmental sustainability professional with over a decade of experience guiding  governments, international organizations, and private companies. Andrew focuses on identifying innovative solutions for the sustainable use of natural resources informed by interdisciplinary science and design to ensure a lasting impact, both in the USA and developing country contexts. He is currently completing his PhD in Environment & Resources at Stanford University. 

Andrew Hume on LinkedIn

Bruce Maxwell

Chief Financial Officer 


Bruce is a Fractional CFO specializing in startups.  He has helped more than 135 companies to get organized and funded, mainly in Silicon Valley, but as far afield as London, Tokyo and Hong Kong.  He has deep expertise in venture finance and has raised over $83 million in startup funding.  He is a specialist at building financial simulations for startups in order to optimize their go-to-market strategy and minimize the amount of capital that has to be raised.  Bruce holds a BA from Swarthmore College and an MBA from Stanford University.

Bruce Maxwell on LinkedIn   

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