Our Team
  • Michael Bakunin, PhD
    CEO, Co-founder
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    Michael Bakunin has 20 years of international experience in the Automotive and Telecom industries. In the past decade, Michael has focused on e-mobility while working for the Renault-Nissan Alliance across 3 continents, and more recently, for Nuvve, the vehicle-to-grid company.
  • Michael Fridshtand
    CTO, Co-founder
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    Serial entrepreneur, CEO and Co-Founder of Amplifier.AI. Michael brings a collected 15 years of experience in software development, blockchain, AI, VR, BigData.
  • Ian Vishnevsky
    COO, CFO, Co-Founder
    Los Angeles, CA
    Ian Vishnevsky co-founded the largest privately owned EV charge point operator on the West Coast. Under his leadership, his organization secure over $200 million to deploy and operate over 1,900 charging ports. He has also held key finance, accounting and operational roles at Fortune 500 corporations and other startups.
  • Adrian Gomez
    VP, Sales & Marketing
    Toronto, Canada
    Adrian Gomez has a decade of experience in e-mobility. Prior to joining Epic Charging he co-founded an EV tech startup, and he helped Lucid Motors and Ontario Power Generation launch their EV charging strategy. Over the years, Adrian has assessed over 15,000 fleet vehicles for electrification and helped 4,000+ consumers learn about EVs.
  • Nikolay Sibilev
    Chief Software Architect
    Bali, Indonesia
    Nikolay is a full stack software architect with 13+ years of experience in modern stack software development and architecture.

  • Jenya Kirshtein, PhD
    Advisor, Product
    San Francisco, CA
    Jenya has over 10 years of experience in product and software roles at various energy companies including companies like Rivian and Enel X way. She has helped previous orgnizations build smart charging and energy optimization products, including solutions for energy storage and microgrid systems.
  • Russell Vare
    Advisor, GTM & Channels strategy 
    San Diego, CA
    Russell Vare has 20 years of experience in clean tech with a focus on EVs, energy storage and EV charging. He is currently leading sales and marketing at Flex Power Control, a Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) hardware company. Russels' previous experience is in building GTM strategies and sales operations in Nuvve, Mercedes Benz and Nissan.
  • Andrey Konchenko
    Advisor, Product
    Orange County, CA
    Global digital innovation leader with 15 years of experience in the energy industry with Schlumberger and 5 years building products in Silicon Valley. Andrey is currently leading Product strategy and product development for energy industry at DroneDeploy.com.
  • Robert Campbell
    Senior Advisor, Growth
    Houston, TX
    Robert is Entrepreneur-In-Residence at the Softeq Venture Studio, where he helps start-ups with growth strategy and fundraising.
    He spent nearly a decade with Bain’s Private Equity Group, where he led dozens of diligence and post-acquisition growth strategy projects for institutional investors. He now focuses on independent investing and advisory work around utility-scale battery storage and E-Mobility. 
  • Trent Kososki
    Senior Advisor, Growth
    Houston, TX
    Trent has 17 years of private equity investing experience with a focus on e-mobility, energy storage, power and renewables. He currently serves as a Senior Operating Partner at Stonepeak. Previously, he served as a Managing Director with Stonepeak and Partner with ECP, where he spent 15 years after joining at its founding in 2005. Trent currently focuses on investing throughout the battery and e-mobility value chain and helping companies rapidly scale.
  • Justin Ashton
    Senior Advisor, Growth
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    Founder and Managing Partner at Redwoods Climate Capital.
    Justin previously co-founded XL Fleet, an automotive technology company that became category leader for xEV powertrain technology with over 175 million customer miles before being taken public in 2020. Justin holds MBA from MIT Sloan and BS in Electrical engineering from UC San Diego.