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Tannaz Banisadre serves as Greenlots’ Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Greenlots in 2021, Tannaz served as the General Manager for Operations & Integration for Shell’s EV Charging Solutions business. Tannaz has nearly 20 years of professional experience, working across a wide range of organizations and disciplines, including strategy, finance and implementation. She has spent the last several years focusing on the future mobility industry and working to leverage the best of Shell’s EV charging capabilities to achieve global scale.
Prior to joining Shell, she spearheaded high-tech public relations campaigns and consultancy, launched and managed non-profit democratization and human rights programs in the Middle East, and conducted policy analysis for the same region. Tannaz received her Master’s Degrees in International Relations from the Fletcher School and in International Management from the London School of Economics. She completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA.
With more than 15 years of experience in the vehicle electrification industry, LeGrand has a proven track record of innovating not only in technology, but also design. With the help of his co-founders and ever-growing team of professionals, LeGrand has shown to be a leader in the charge of light vehicle transportation. Although Super73 has a lot more to accomplish, the near future holds huge potential and unexpected development.
Uwe Dreher is vice president of marketing for BMW of North America. In this role, Dreher oversees all marketing communications and product planning for the BMW brand in the U.S.
A 17-year employee of the BMW Group, Dreher has a wide range of marketing expertise with positions both at headquarters in Munich and abroad. He started with the company in 2002 working on brand management with MINI at the time of the relaunch of the brand. In 2007, Dreher transitioned within the global marketing department to a position with BMW brand management, as the head of all motorsport marketing and product placement. Three years later, he became the global head of marketing for BMW i, where he led the launch of the brand. In 2013, he moved to the UK on an expat assignment, taking over as marketing director for BMW UK until 2015, when he returned to Munich to serve as the vice president for global BMW, BMW i and BMW M brand communication in the central marketing department.
Dreher studied at the University of Ravensburg, Germany, where he received a business administration degree.
Alex Esposito is the CEO and co-founder of Circuit. In 2011, Alex Co-Founded Circuit with James Mirras, and began handling the company’s sales and business development. Alex has worked to build successful EV services for Cities and private companies around the US, creating valuable relationships and leading the company’s sales growth. Since starting, Circuit has expanded to over 20 cities and provided over 4 million rides without charging a dollar or burning an ounce of gas. A Forbes Next1000 Entrepreneur, Alex has participated in Urban-X, LACI, and CivStart Accelerators and been a featured speaker at events like Smart Cities NY, 20-20 Cities, ACT, Accelicity and Safe Streets Summits Alex attended Bentley University, where he received his MBA. Prior to starting Circuit, Alex worked for Vistaprint (NASDAQ: VPRT) and at Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Alex is based between Circuit’s NY and FL offices.
Stuart is a car guy who is passionate about creating sustainable and healthy communities. His automotive career spans from launching Volkswagen’s first electric vehicle in the US to supporting the re-introduction of the Dodge Brand into NASCAR auto racing. As Generation180's Electrify Your Ride Program Director, he’s working to inspire and equip individuals to take action on clean energy. Prior to Generation180, Stuart worked in several roles at Volkswagen of America, including brand and product management, responsible for developing product positioning and customer centered go-to-market strategies. Stuart has worked and lived internationally, including roles in Brussels, Belgium and Pretoria, South Africa. He received a BS from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, an MBA from United Business Institute in Brussels, Belgium, and a MA from University of Denver in Denver, CO.
Paul Hernandez is the Director of Public Policy for Envoy Technologies, an EV car sharing company that focuses on EV growth in the real estate sector. Prior to Envoy, withCenter for Sustainable Energy, he facilitated regulatory, policy, and legislative dialogue between the government, utilities, nonprofits, and transportation stakeholders with the goal to advance alternative energy vehicles. Prior to CSE, Paul worked as a researcher with the Mineta Transportation Institute (San Jose StateUniversity), and as a contractor with EV manufacturers. Paul has an advanced degree focused on transportation from the School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) at U.C. San Diego, and has an undergraduate degree in politics from U.C. Santa Cruz.
Michael McHale is Director of Brand Experience at Kia America. McHale leads all aspects of public relations and external communications including events, experiential, auto shows and strategic partnerships. McHale has more than 25 years of automotive industry experience including 4 years in EV communications up to joining Kia. McHale was head of communications at Rivian Automotive where he oversaw the brand’s introduction to the U.S. market in 2018. Previously, McHale spent 11 years as director, corporate communications at Subaru of America where he oversaw all public relations, social media, auto show and internal communications efforts. He has also held positions with the BMW, Land Rover and MINI automotive brands. McHale began his career in design and production engineering at Land Rover in the UK.
Nicolaus Nagel is the co-founder of Pave Motors, a mobility company reimagining transportation for commuters in and around large cities. Nico founded Pave alongside his brother Caspar in 2019 with the goal to revolutionize the mobility industry while also pursuing his passions for entrepreneurship and technology that helps combat climate change. Originally from Germany, Nico now resides in New York.
Heiko Schmidt is the Manager for EQ Brand Management and Technology at Mercedes-Benz USA. He oversees Product Management for Battery-Electric vehicles and coordinates all EQ-related activities across the organization. His team also manages Product Planning for Autonomous Driving and Vehicle Connectivity. He previously headed Strategic Product Planning and Market Research as well as the NAFTA CASE organization, after being the AMG Brand Manager for the United States. Prior to joining MBUSA in 2011, Schmidt worked at Daimler AG Headquarters in Stuttgart in various Product Management roles.
Michael Rice is co-founder and chief operations officer of Auto Motive Power (AMP), the company behind the world’s leading battery/energy management, charging and cloud technologies that power electric mobility worldwide – from micro-mobility, automotive, ridesharing, drones, heavy industrial machinery, to high-speed and hypersonic transportation. AMP is led by Anil Paryani, an EV pioneer previously fromTesla/Faraday, who holds 30+ patents behind systems that control range, charge time and overall performance for most electric vehicle manufacturers worldwide. Having engineered the first-ever Connected Energy Management System (CEMS) solutions, AMP is delivering production-ready, propriety solutions that already underpin products from the most prominent OEMs and future mobility innovators on the planet.
Matt Teske is the CEO & Founder at Chargeway. A marketing director and brand strategist with over twenty years of experience in the automotive industry, Teske's capabilities to design and conceptualize for niche vehicle marketing caught the attention of General Motors at the young age of 19. This led to a career managing numerous vehicle projects and marketing campaigns for automotive OEMs including Chevrolet and Toyota as well as auto dealership sales training throughout North America. Teske's work has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Motor Trend, Newsweek, The Verge and at major auto shows including NYIAS and SEMA.
Teske developed Chargeway after years of research into the electric vehicle (EV) industry and study of consumer behavior in response to existing EV communication practices. The conclusion: in order for EVs to move beyond early adopters and connect with the general public there needs to be an easier way to understand and enjoy “electricity as a fuel”. Chargeway’s software replaces a very technical charging information with simple visuals online, in showrooms and on mobile devices allowing anyone to learn, sell, and enjoy EVs more easily.
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