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Washington, D.C. 20549







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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 22, 2023




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3590 North First Street, Suite 210

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Common Stock, $0.00001 par value   WATT   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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Item 5.02.

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officer.

On July 22, 2023, the board of directors of Energous Corporation (the “Company”) appointed Susan Kim-van Dongen as Interim Chief Financial Officer, effective July 24, 2023. Ms. Kim-van Dongen will serve as the Company’s principal financial officer and principal accounting officer on such date. William Mannina, the Company’s prior Acting Chief Financial Officer, no longer served in such capacity as of July 24, 2023.

Ms. Kim-van Dongen, age 58, served as the Chief Financial Officer of US Healthcare and Tech Enterprise from June 2016 to February 2023. Prior to that, she served as a financial consultant of Randstad Professionals US, LLC d/b/a Tatum, (“Tatum”) and other boutique international consulting firms from 2005 to 2015. From May 2004 to September 2005, Ms. Kim-van Dongen served as the Chief Financial Officer of Micropicture. From April 2003 to May 2004, Ms. Kim-van Dongen was the Chief Financial Officer and a director of TomTom B.V. She also held chief financial officer positions at Management Consulting and Technology Holding Company in the Netherlands from September 2000 to March 2003 and Ultiverse Technologies Inc. from June 1998 to September 2000. From October 1996 to September 1998, Ms. Kim-van Dongen served as the Director of FP&A of Interleaf Inc.

Ms. Kim-van Dongen holds a BA from San Francisco State University, an accounting degree from Northeastern University and an Executive MBA from Harvard Business School.

Ms. Kim-van Dongen was appointed pursuant to an agreement between the Company and Tatum. In connection with Ms. Kim-van Dongen’s appointment, the Company will pay Tatum $13,000 per week for her services.

The Company will also enter into its standard form of Indemnity Agreement with Ms. Kim-van Dongen, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on August 10, 2021.

There are no family relationships among any of the Company’s directors or executive officers and Ms. Kim-van Dongen, and she has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: July 24, 2023     By:  

/s/ Cesar Johnston

      Cesar Johnston
      President and Chief Executive Officer