Led by a team from Princeton, Stanford, MIT, Google, McKinsey, BMW, and Tesla, the company has a strong set of technologies and IP in the areas of predictive modeling and control of highly variable distributed loads. Key differentiating features of our company’s products include sub-3-second control response latency, precise charging rate control, programmable AGC-style local response profiles, and advanced mobile / web user interface capabilities.
eMotorWerks provides residential, workplace and multifamily charging solutions via indirect and direct sales to customers around the world, building on its leadership position with tens of thousands of smart-grid IoT charging stations installed today. The company deploys thousands of new JuiceNet enabled stations every month including those associated through partnerships with other leading EV and EVSE manufacturers.
eMotorWerks is privately held and based in San Carlos, California.
Val Miftakhov is the Founder of eMotorWerks. Over the last dozen years, Val held executive business strategy & operations positions at Google, McKinsey... Read More
Val Miftakhov is the Founder of eMotorWerks. Over the last dozen years, Val held executive business strategy & operations positions at Google, McKinsey & Company, and Nielsen. He also launched and managed three startup companies, in all of which he held the CTO position. Prior to his industry experience, Val was a high energy physics researcher at Stanford Linear Accelerator, a Department of Energy facility. Val received his PhD in Physics from Princeton University and his MS in Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He was a two-time winner of the Nationwide Russian Physics Competitions. In whatever spare time he gets, Val tries to get good use out of his airplane and helicopter pilot licenses.
Preston Roper has more than two decades of experience leading innovative marketing and operations teams at high-growth technology companies... Read More
Preston Roper has more than two decades of experience leading innovative marketing and operations teams at high-growth technology companies, including Honeywell, NetDynamics (acquired by Sun Microsystems/Oracle) and Synopsys (IPO). He has helped advanced energy companies such as Stem and energyOrbit set product strategy, launch sales, and ramp marketing and PR. Previously he served as CMO & VP Corporate Development and EVP of Operations & Marketing at energy companies Cogenra and Tioga Energy, respectively. Preston holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering, an MS in Hardware-Software Co-Design from Stanford University, and an MBA from Stanford University.
Alan White has held executive positions in business development, operations, and finance for technology companies developing energy, simulation... Read More
Alan White has held executive positions in business development, operations, and finance for technology companies developing energy, simulation, and supply-chain solutions. He began his career at Silicon Graphics, then co-founded SupplyBase (acquired by i2 Tech). At Autodesk, he served as Director of Corporate Development. He established Daintree Networks controls business, worked on market development for ChargePoint, and was EVP of Corporate Development at Scientific Conservation. Mr. White is a Mentor at the UC Berkeley SkyDeck accelerator, holds a BS in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Union College, and an MS from the MIT Sloan School.
Sergey Kiselev co-leads eMotorWerks’ European business. Sergey joined the company after 10 years at McKinsey, where he led strategic... Read More
Sergey Kiselev co-leads eMotorWerks’ European business. Sergey joined the company after 10 years at McKinsey, where he led strategic projects for clients in renewable energy, storage and emobility. He led the opening of a new McKinsey office in Kazakhstan and helped scale its operations. Prior to his career in strategy consulting, Sergey worked at Hitachi Global Storage Technology group located in Silicon Valley, performing R&D in nanomagnetics. His R&D work continued his PhD and postdoctoral work in experimental physics at Cornell University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and math from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. In his spare time Sergey enjoys long distance running.
Alex brings to the team more than 25 years of experience in professional software design and development. He oversees the architecture... Read More
Alex brings to the team more than 25 years of experience in professional software design and development. He oversees the architecture and evolution of our cloud services and mobile applications. Alex grew up in Ukraine, where he began coding in his teens and later received M.S. degree in computer systems and networks engineering. He has worked with a number of large and small technology companies for over 20 years, most recently with Microsoft, Echostar, and Sling Media. His vision, expertise and leadership have been the driving forces behind the success of several complex technology projects.
Vincent Schachter is a tech executive and entrepreneur with a strong track record in R&D, business strategy and partnership building... Read More
Vincent Schachter is a tech executive and entrepreneur with a strong track record in R&D, business strategy and partnership building. As VP R&D for New Energies, Vincent designed Total's technology strategy and built its programs and partnerships in PV, biotechnology and smart grids from the ground up, helping develop the oil major into a prominent cleantech player. He was instrumental in starting affiliate Sunpower's transition to energy services provider and in improving its solar products. Previously, Vincent drove computational biology research and software development in startups and academia. He founded a lab at CEA, the leading French technology research organisation, was Director of Bioinformatics at the French National Genome Center, and co-founded Hybrigenics, a biotechnology startup and the first spin-off from the Pasteur Institute. Vincent received his PhD in Computer Science from Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, the most selective French academic institution. He is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and co-recipient of a US Presidential Green Chemistry Award.
Dolf is a cleantech executive with close to 10 years of experience in both cleantech startups and multinationals. Most recently Dolf served as SVP... Read More
Open Innovation at Innogy New Ventures, where he led the US market entry of several European-based Innogy subsidiaries. Prior to his work with Innogy, Dolf was at Essent Innovation – the largest power and gas utility in the Netherlands - where he developed B2B business models and partnerships in biomass technologies. Dolf started his career with Unilever, working in supply chain and process engineering in the EU, Africa and China. Driven by his appetite for adventure, while at Unilever in Shanghai, Dolf dedicated his professional life to helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and joined Horizon, a fuel cell startup. He has an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Delft. In his spare time, Dolf likes to build stuff, play the guitar, and - as every good Dutchman - ride his bike.
David Schlosberg is Director of Energy Market Operations and leads the company's participation in energy markets and other programs... Read More
David Schlosberg is Director of Energy Market Operations and leads the company's participation in energy markets and other programs operated by regulatory agencies. He also provides industry leadership on EVs and distributed energy resources in regulatory and legislative forums. Previously, he was Principal, Energy Market Analysis, within the Alphabet / Google Access & Energy division, where he was responsible for regulatory activities as well as related business development initiatives with utilities, energy management providers and renewable energy companies. Previously, David held regulatory and government affairs roles with BrightSource Energy, a provider of large scale solar thermal power plants. David received his BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.
Vinay brings over a decade of experience in growing and leading engineering teams. He is responsible for the embedded technology that keeps eMotorwerks at the forefront of the EVSE market... Read More
Vinay brings over a decade of experience in growing and leading engineering teams. He is responsible for the embedded technology that keeps eMotorwerks at the forefront of the EVSE market. Prior to eMotorWerks, Vinay served as a senior engineering manager at Cadence Design Systems, where he helped start and grow the System on a Chip (SoC) division. He has been responsible for the design of multiple embedded systems, including being the lead designer of an SSD firmware team. Vinay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT and an MS in EECS from UC Berkeley.
Julia Miftakhov oversees financials for the company. Julia earned a degree in Business Administration and brings extensive experience across various... Read More
roles in Finance and Accounting. Before joining eMotorWerks, she worked closely with the US government, funding sources for small business innovative research. Most recently, she held leading finance positions at an Artificial Intelligence software company, and at a public pharmaceutical company. Julia joined our team to pursue her passion of making this world a better place; she believes in making a difference with small steps toward a greener planet.
Micah is the CEO and founder of Pace Avenue, a B2C company focused on accelerating the adoption of energy technologies including renewables, efficiency, storage, ... Read More
and management through engagement and financing solutions. Prior to founding Pace Avenue, Micah Myers was the Senior Vice President of Revenue at Spruce Finance, Inc. (formerly Clean Power Finance) where he led Sales, Business Development, Marketing, and Finance Product. Formerly Mr. Myers was a Principal at Claremont Creek Ventures and led investments in Spruce Finance, Alphabet Energy, ecoATM, and Element Energy (EV battery system management). Micah currently serves as a board director with Empresa Brasileria de Energia Solar and eMotorWerks. Micah is a U.S. Marine with a 23-year service record including 12 years of active duty over which time he earned the designation of Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (SFTI) at TOPGUN and later taught air combat tactics to new Marine fighter pilots. He holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of California at Davis.
David Arfin is driven to create innovative finance offerings that accelerate the adoption of clean energy technologies. David invented SolarCity's SolarLease... Read More
David Arfin is driven to create innovative finance offerings that accelerate the adoption of clean energy technologies. David invented SolarCity's SolarLease, the game-changing financing program that enabled over 200,000 customers to adopt solar power and drove SCTY to a market capitalization of over $5 billion. David is also a partner and co-founder of SolarVento (Mexico) and serves on the Board of Directors of Simpa Networks (India), WattzOn (Palo Alto), and is an Advisor to Everyday Energy (San Diego) and UnitedWind. David was co-founder and CEO of GlooLabs (acquired by Cisco). David received an MBA from Stanford University, an MA in Public Policy Analysis from the Claremont Graduate University, and a BA in Political Science from UCLA where he was graduated phi beta kappa.
Mr. Shumavon has more than 15 years of experience in regulated energy markets, with a focus on high penetration distributed and renewable energy resources... Read More
Mr. Shumavon has more than 15 years of experience in regulated energy markets, with a focus on high penetration distributed and renewable energy resources Aram is founder and CEO of Kevala, Inc., founder and executive director of the nonprofit Distributed Energy Consumer Advocates. He has helped develop state and federal policy, managed the development of regulatory strategies, and created innovative market infrastructure and policy analysis tools. Mr. Shumavon’s work includes more than a decade as a senior analyst at the California Public Utilities Commission where he headed the state’s analysis of key wholesale electricity market design and environmental compliance efforts and led long term procurement and planning efforts focused on California’s high renewables penetration future and renewables integration strategies. He has an AB in economics and public policy from the University of Chicago.
Steve Taber is a serial entrepreneur and startup CEO with broad and deep experience in the renewable energy industry. He is co-founder & CEO of the Princeton Energy Group, a leading developer... Read More
Steve Taber is a serial entrepreneur and startup CEO with broad and deep experience in the renewable energy industry. He is co-founder & CEO of the Princeton Energy Group, a leading developer of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in various sectors and in markets throughout the world. He is the co-founder of Nordic Windpower Ltd, manufacturer of an innovative wind turbine generator, and served as CEO through its first six years of activity. Under his leadership, Nordic completed two rounds of private equity funding, accomplished a major acquisition, recruited a world-class management team, expanded its IP portfolio, organized a robust and stable international supply chain, built a strong quality organization, built a healthy order book, and delivered a substantial increase in shareholder value. He has been a leader in the development of public policy for energy use and was one of the founding principals of Pacific Environment, a non-profit corporation which has led the environmental community in habitat protection and sound ecosystem management around the Pacific Rim.