Kristen Killian has joined ClearFlame Engine Technologies in Geneva as senior vice president of partnerships and general counsel. She will guide and manage the company's strategic partnerships and serve as general counsel for the Chicago-based company.
"Kristen's extensive legal experience deftly managing complex partnerships will prove invaluable for our organization," said BJ Johnson, ClearFlame CEO and co-founder. "She will be instrumental in navigating and formalizing collaborations with manufacturers, customers and suppliers as we bring our flexible renewable fuel technologies to a variety of markets."
Killian draws upon more than 15 years of experience, including her most recent post on the Strategy and Corporate Development team at Snap, Inc. (Snapchat's parent company) where she led acquisitions and managed strategic partnerships. Before that, she was as a corporate associate at Cooley LLP and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, advising emerging and public technology companies on corporate governance matters, financings, mergers, acquisitions, and other complex transactions. She is a cum laude graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of Law.
ClearFlame, headquartered in Geneva, Ill., has created patented engine modification technology to power heavy duty diesel engines with clean renewable fuels, advancing carbon and climate goals more immediately and cost efficiently.