WE MAKE GOOD THINGS FREE. 

 
 
 
 

OUR STORY

Volta’s mission is to use technology as a force for social change where community services, including free electric car charging, are underwritten by companies with a vested interest in the community. With Volta, everyone has an outlet for taking action to make the community better.

 
 
 
 

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.

 
 

MICHAEL MENENDEZ

CTO

Born in Connecticut and raised in Hawaii, Michael has extensive experience in auto restoration as well as being a collector of vintage cars from an early age.  A true enthusiast, he used to race go-karts and super lap. He has been named  "40 Under 40" by Pacific Business News, has a degree in mechanical engineering, and has three start-ups and a non-profit under his belt. Michael is the talent behind the design, installation and networking of all of the Volta charging stations. He spends many long hours working on the future of Volta's charging station technology and capabilities. Michael daily drives a Tesla Roadster, but still wrenches on his 1965 Shelby Cobra and 1968 Camaro for fun

 
 

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.

 
 

DAVID ELISOFON

CFO

David has over 20 years experience in global financial markets as an

investor and analyst.  Following stints with Goldman Sachs in London, Tokyo, Hong

Kong and New York, David struck out on his own founding a hedge fund firm.  David

then joined Indus Capital, which went on to become a multibillion-dollar investment

firm focused on international markets.  David joined Volta as CFO in 2015.  He likes

to read and play poker in his spare time.  He is also eagerly awaiting his new Vintage

Blue Tesla Model S.

 
 

ANNE LUKANC

Business Development

KARI FACAS

Business Development

MARLA KNAPP

Sponsorship

ROSS HATAMIYA

Media Sales

 
 

ARDEN PENTON

Ops & Media Sales - HI

TODD ROHDE 

Media Sales

LUCIA LACOMBE

Media Sales

ABDELLAH CHERKAOUI

Government Affairs

 
 

JACOB LANGE

Operations

ADAM BACK

Software Engineer

ANDREW TEICH 

Software Engineer

KATARZYNA BABULA

Designer

 
 

TEAM 1

Job one

ADAM BACK

Software Engineer

ANDREW TEICH 

Software Engineer

KATARZYNA BABULA

Designer

 
 

FELIX JARALBA 

Project Manager

CHUCK RICHMOND 

Project Manager

BECKY SAGADEVAN

Account Manager