Meet the Management Team

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

Founder & CEO

Val Miftakhov is the Founder of eMotorWerks. Over the last dozen years, Val held executive business strategy & operations positions at Google, McKinsey... Read More

Preston Roper

Chief Marketing & Operating Officer

Preston Roper has more than two decades of experience leading innovative marketing and operations teams at high-growth technology companies... Read More

Alan White

Chief Business Officer

Alan White has held executive positions in business development, operations, and finance for technology companies developing energy, simulation... Read More

Sergey Kiselev

VP, European Load Acquisition

Sergey Kiselev co-leads eMotorWerks’ European business. Sergey joined the company after 10 years at McKinsey, where he led strategic... Read More

Alexander Gurzhi

Chief Software Architect, Cloud

Alex brings to the team more than 25 years of experience in professional software design and development. He oversees the architecture... Read More

Vincent Schachter

Senior Vice President, Energy Services

Vincent Schachter is an entrepreneur at the crossroads of energy and digital, with a strong track-record growing organizations through product... Read More

Dolf Joekes

VP, Product Partnerships

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

David Schlosberg

VP, Energy Market Operations

David Schlosberg is VP, Energy Market Operations and leads the company's participation in energy markets and other programs... Read More

Vinay Krishnan

Director, Embedded Technology

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

Julia Miftakhov


Julia oversees financials for the company. Julia earned a degree in Business Administration and brings extensive experience across various... Read More

Oleksii Kononenko

Cloud Software Director

Oleksii Kononenko is Cloud Software Director, leading software development of a global engineering team. Before joining eMotorWerks... Read More


Micah Myers

Advisory Board Member

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

David Arfin

Advisory Board Member

David Arfin is driven to create innovative finance offerings that accelerate the adoption of clean energy technologies. David invented SolarCity's SolarLease... Read More

Aram Shumavon

Advisory Board Member

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

Steve Taber

Energy Markets

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