Ed Olkkola [12/13/1959 – 12/15/2022] had a career that spanned a wide range of executive-level positions in marketing, finance, information technology, strategy, product and corporate development, and professional investing. Ed was Chairman of the Board of Hyliion, Inc., an innovative developer and manufacturer of hybrid and alternative-fuel trucks and truck technologies. Previous to that Ed had served as a director of Hyliion Legacy and as Chief Operating Officer of Hyliion. Ed was earlier a Senior Vice President, New Products and Business Development for A. H. Belo Corporation where he focused on strategic investments in media and technology companies. Ed was also a General Partner at Austin Ventures where he focused on communications systems/software and semiconductor investments. His investment exits include Agere Systems, Sychip, Santera Systems, Navini Networks, NexGen, Ramp Networks and Raptor.