President and Chief Executive Officer of Electrify America
Giovanni Palazzo is the President & CEO of Electrify America, LLC. Prior to joining Electrify America, Giovanni spent seven years working at Volkswagen AG, most recently serving as the head of e-mobility strategy, leading all relevant Group e-mobility activities on a global scale. Giovanni also served in several roles related to electric transportation and charging at Mercedes-Benz and Daimler AG.
Chief Operating Officer of Electrify America
Brendan Jones is the Chief Operating Officer of Electrify America, LLC. Prior to joining Electrify America, Brendan served as the Vice President of OEM Strategy & Development for EVgo. He also spent over 20 years at Nissan, the last six as the executive responsible for building out electric vehicle sales and infrastructure. He also formerly served as an executive board member of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) and the ROEV Association.
Chief Financial Officer of Electrify America
Jan Vycital is Chief Financial Officer of Electrify America, LLC. Jan additionally holds the positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. In this position, Jan Vycital plays a critical role in developing and implementing the financial strategy of Volkswagen Group in the U.S. Jan Vycital joined the Volkswagen Group in 1996.
Senior Director of Infrastructure Planning and Business Development for Electrify America
Wayne Killen is the Senior Director of Charging Infrastructure Planning, Partnerships and Operations. Previously, he was one of two Electric Vehicle Architects for Audi of America. Killen has long experience in the auto industry in product planning and strategy, including Mercedes-Benz.
Senior Director of Green Cities, Marketing and Communications for Electrify America
Richard Steinberg is the Senior Director of Green Cities, Marketing and Communications for Electrify America. In this role, he is responsible for Green Cities investment programs as well as all Marketing & Communications for Electrify America. He has been involved in the EV category for almost 10 years, having experience in Product Planning & Strategy at BMW of North America (launching the MINE E, Active E and i3 & i8 models). He also ran BMW's first US-based EV Car Sharing service in San Francisco.
Senior Director of Consumer Affairs and CRM Solutions for Electrify America
Rachael Zaluzec is the Senior Director of Consumer Affairs and CRM Solutions for Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Rachael is responsible to design execute, administer, govern and report on all direct and indirect customer processes, systems and data including for the remediation of highest level customer escalations. She is responsible to strategize and plan for operational design and execution of customer experience, customer data protection and integrity. She brings 15 years of automotive and customer service experience.
Director of Utility Strategy and Operations for Electrify America
Robert Barrosa is the Director of Utility Strategy and Operations for Electrify America. In this role, he is responsible for strategy and business development with a special focus on the California region. Rob has over 10 years of experience in the EV infrastructure industry. He served as vice president of OEM Strategy & Business Development for EVgo and as an executive with AeroVironment Inc. in product development, engineering and business development.
Director of Controlling for Electrify America
Gregory Crossley is the Director of Controlling for Electrify America, responsible for finance, accounting, reporting and compliance. Greg joined Electrify America from Volkswagen Group of America where he held numerous positions within the Finance organization over a span of 17 years. Greg has held positions in Finance in the software development, financial services and transportation industries prior to joining Volkswagen.
Corporate Counsel for Electrify America
Emily Durham is Corporate Counsel for Electrify America. She previously served as the Vice President & Assistant General Counsel for Berkshire Group, overseeing risk management and advising on corporate, real estate and commercial transaction matters.
Director of Technology for Electrify America
Cliff Fietzek is the Director of Technology for Electrify America, LLC. In this role, he is responsible for all Charging Hardware, Battery Storage, the backend IoT platform as well as all other technology deployments.
Previously, Cliff held the position of Manager connected e-mobility at BMW of North America, where he was responsible for all Engineering aspects around the BMW i Program, including vehicle development and validation, public infrastructure, smart charging and battery second life.
Director of Service Operations for Electrify America
Robert Healey is the Director of Service Operations for Electrify America, responsible for ongoing operations, quality and service programs including customer/partner support. Rob joined Electrify America from BMW of North America where he developed and launched BMW’s EV charging infrastructure strategy for the US market with pioneering programs in residential and public vehicle charging.
Director of Government Affairs for Electrify America
Matthew Nelson is the Director of Government Affairs for Electrify America. He previously served as the Chief of Staff in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Matthew also served as U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Senior Policy Advisor for Energy, Transportation, and Climate Change for seven years.