Co-Founder and CEO
Leveraging over two decades of international business experience as a technology entrepreneur, Michael applies his start up and technology skills to cleantech, with a concentration on e-mobility and the new energy economy. He has senior executive experience in EV charging infrastructure, electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles and microgrids. He managed the Industry Partners Program at SMERC, UCLA's Smartgrid Research Center, where responsibilities included UCLA technology commercialization, including SMERC's Grid integrated EV charging and microgrids spin out MOEV, Inc. Past positions include CTO, carsdirect.com, CEO, XML Asia, CSO, Viewsonic Advanced Products, and Managing Partner, Sustainovation Group at Haig Barrett. Educated at Northwestern University and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Michael applies an understanding of the behavior of organizations their technical systems to deliver service and value to customers.
Co-Founder and CTO
Benjamin Lesel received his B.S. in Chemistry in 2012 from the University of California, Irvine and his Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry in 2017 from the University of California, Los Angeles. During his time in academia he researched synthetic methods for nano-materials with much of his efforts focused on nano-structuring cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries. His research efforts lead him to discover new ways of synthesizing nano-materials which developed into several patents and pathed the way for the technology of NanoDian, Inc.
Danforth Forbes Lincoln
Danforth Forbes Lincoln is a 1984 graduate of Northwestern University and a 1987 graduate of Boston University School of Law. Mr. Lincoln is an A-V rated attorney and a partner at Casello & Lincoln Attorneys at Law. Mr. Lincoln has advised various small and mid-sized businesses in Southern California regarding business practices and transactions ranging from contracts, real estate transactions, business purchase and sale to employment matters. As a business litigator, he has handled matters for clients ranging from employment issues to construction defects to Commercial Code and insurance bad faith and coverage issues.
Jennifer Bredell received a Degree of Master of Law (jur.kand) from Umeå University (Sweden) and has thereafter gained Swedish professional experience within immigration law, social security law, and tax law. In January 2018 Ms. Bredell completed the Sustainability Certificate from University of California, Los Angeles, and has thereafter been acting as project manager for Advanced Sustainability Institute and for the Port of Long Beach Electrification project.