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VOLTA TEAM

 
 

SCOTT MERCER

CEO

Scott is an entrepreneur with a passion for bringing future-focused technology to market faster. He has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Hawaii Venture Capital, Forty Under 40 by Pacific Business News, and Hawaii Business’ Twenty for the Next 20. Prior to Volta, Scott ran a vintage automotive restoration business and sold a restored 1967 Jaguar XKE to seed the beginnings of Volta. Scott currently drives a Brammo motorcycle, an electric Fiat, and occasionally a 1971 Alfa Romeo.

 
 

CHRIS WENDEL

President

Chris is a global finance executive with 20 years of experience running large sales teams and raising capital in equity markets. The bulk of this time was with Goldman Sachs in the United States, Germany, and Japan. While on sabbatical in Hawaii, Chris stumbled upon Volta stations at the Kailua Whole Foods. He soon after became an investor and joined Volta as partner and CFO in 2012. Chris lives in Napa with his wife and three children, loves flying, and will challenge you to a tennis match any day of the week. He and his wife each drive a Tesla Model S in fire engine red and metallic blue.

 
 

DEBRA CROW

CFO

Debra has over 20 years of experience in finance.  She was the V.P. Treasurer at Yahoo! Inc. where she was responsible for Capital Markets, Investments, Global Cash and In-House Banking, FX, and Insurance & Risk Management.  Prior to Yahoo! she was a Principal in the Treasury Advisory practice at Ernst & Young, LLP, based in San Francisco where she assisted companies in global finance, technology implementations, and enhancing their control environments.  Debra currently serves as the Treasurer of the non-profit Cinema Napa Valley and is a board member for Berkeley Humane.  Debra is test-driving EVs and eagerly awaiting the U.S. release of the BMW iX3.

 
 

DREW LIPSHER

Chief Strategy & Revenue Officer

Drew has 20 plus years as a media and digital media operator and investor. He was the former CRO at GLAMSQUAD and previously held senior leadership roles at Korn Ferry, Clear Channel, Greycroft, Intercope Geffen A&M Records, News Corp., BMG and Warner Music. Drew recently ended his term as the Chairman of the Board of the Becket Chimney Corners YMCA and Berkshire Outdoor Center, one of the oldest independent YMCA organizations in the country. Drew lives in New York City with his wife and two boys, loves the ocean, skiing, music, reading and cooking. He is anxiously awaiting an EV charging station in his city garage, so he can get a new Tesla Model S. In the meantime, he happily drives around in his Jeep Wrangler with no doors or top!

 
 

MIKE SCHOTT

SVP, Sales

Mike's career is rooted in building and leading sales organizations for some of the industry’s most reputable media companies including FOX Sports Net, NBC Universal, Hearst and Time Inc. Beyond his experience with sports sponsorship sales, out of home, and broadcast media, Mike has built and brought to market data-centric digital media innovations for brands. Mike lives in Los Altos with his wife, daughter and two labs and enjoys grilling, fitness and lake life. He's also an avid fan of the 49ers, Giants and Warriors and is an early adopter Model S owner.

 
 

TED FAGENSON

SVP, Business Development

Ted has 20+ years of sales, business development, and marketing experience with various startups in Silicon Valley including ChargePoint where he was the VP of North American Sales, 2Wire where he was the VP of International Sales, and Polycom where he was director of product marketing. He earned his electrical engineering degree from Rutgers University and worked for Raytheon as a design engineer on the PATRIOT missile system.  Ted also earned his MBA from Simon School at the University of Rochester.  Not only has Ted enjoyed driving his Model S for over 5 years, he proudly displays his support for the Pittsburgh STEELERS on his license plate.

 
 

JON MICHAELS

SVP, Operations & Supply Chain

Jon is an operations executive with experience in multiple environments.  He started his career as a Naval Aviator and Captain in the United States Marine Corp, and then worked in operations roles in the retail industry.  He then led field operations and technical sales engineering teams at EnerNOC, a provider of energy intelligence software.  Jon is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.  He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two children.  He's an avid trail runner and is currently shopping for his first EV.

 
 

DR. ABDELLAH CHERKAOUI

SVP, Government, OEMs & Utilities Market Development

Abdellah is a global business and technology executive with 20 plus years of experience in Sustainable Mobility, IT Management, and Science. Prior to joining Volta, Abdellah led ChargePoint’s international business development. He also held important roles at the Sodexo Group in Paris, the University of California in Santa Cruz, and at the University of Washington Seattle. Abdellah holds a PhD in Marine Geophysics, is a Fulbright Doctoral Fellow and a NASA International Fellow. An avid waterskier and wakeboarder, Abdellah often drives his all-electric Nissan Leaf to the Sacramento delta to spend the weekend on the water, and eagerly awaits the availability of electric watercraft that can keep up with him on the water!

 
 

ANNE LUKANC

VP, Business Development

BEN FOSS

VP, Public Partnerships

LISA BRICKSON

VP, Media Sales, Midwest

ROSS HATAMIYA

VP, Media Sales

 
 

COLE SHELTON
VP, Business Development

BECKY SAGADEVAN

Account Manager

PATTY IGNACIO

Director, Media Sponsorships

ALEX PRODANIUK

Creative Director

 
 

CALEB BREWER

Director of Software Engineering

STEFFIE MACDONALD

Director of Field Operations

ALEX NAASZ

Director of Construction Operations

LEZA LEBLANC

Controller

JARED DUBOIS

Field Service Coordinator

SIDDHARTH SRIDHARAN

Architect, Business Operations

JASON MELIUS

Construction Project Manager

CHUCK RICHMOND 

Project Manager

JULIA HOON

Account Manager

ANNA BAILEY

Graphic Designer

BARRY PERRY

Accounting Manager

STEFAN MARTIN

Software Engineer

ERIC KUNG

Director of Research & Network Planning

KAYLA MATHEUS

Head of Product

ASHLEY REVAY

Director, Business Development

MIA YAMAUCHI

Marketing Manager

THEA VENGRIN

HR & Recruitment Admin

RYAN LISZEWSKI

Software Engineer

DANIEL BARRETT

Network General Manager, HI

ANDREW RIGGS

Engineering Project Manager

DAVE DAUGHERTY 

Project Manager

ERICA DURAN  

Associate Project Manager

JASON NORMANDIN  

Software Engineer

HANNAH EGAN  

Media Sales Account Coordinator

AUSTIN HALL  

Engineering Project Manager