ChargePoint was founded in 2007 by a group of entrepreneurs who anticipated the EV revolution. With extensive experience in technology and design from leading global companies, ChargePoint’s team is building the smart network that keeps the EV industry moving forward.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Pat was formerly the President and CEO of 2Wire which was acquired by Pace plc for $475M. Prior to co-founding 2Wire, Pat held several engineering and marketing positions at Polycom. In 1989, he co-founded Fluent, a digital video networking company, and served as chief architect until the company was sold to Novell in 1993. Pat earned his undergraduate degree in computer science from Harvard University, and received his master's degree from the MIT Media Laboratory. Pat is a hardcore triathlete who has competed in 4 Ironman races to date. When not on a bike, in the water, or pounding the pavement, Pat cruises from point A to B in his Fisker Karma.
Founder and Chief Technical Officer
Richard is the CTO of ChargePoint, which he co-founded in 2007. From 1998 until 2007 he was instrumental in starting several companies, including Lightera, Pipal Systems, and Procket Networks. From 1996 to 1997, Richard was vice president and general manager of Cisco's WAN Access Products Division. From 1990 through 1995, Richard was vice president of research and development for StrataCom, a telecommunications equipment company. Prior to StrataCom, Richard was co-founder and vice president of engineering for Stardent Computers, and vice president of engineering for Convergent Technologies. As a former Mayor of Cupertino, and actively involved in the non-profit world, Richard keeps in touch and keeps it real for the people. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley.
Founder and Vice President, Hardware Engineering
Dave is a technology innovator and product developer. He has held many senior management positions, including vice president of engineering at 3Com Corporation and vice president of engineering at Adept Technology, where he developed multiple generations of assembly robots and flexible automation controllers used in factories and food packaging plants worldwide. A pioneer of voice over broadband technology, Dave led the development of the industry's first carrier grade voice over DSL system while vice president of engineering for Jetstream Communications. Dave received a B.S. from the Engineering College at Cornell University. Dave is pretty particular about his coffee, roasting his own beans at home. Until he finishes his thorough research (some might say too thorough) on EVs, he’s gonna keep rolling in his Hyundai Tiburon.
Founder and Vice President, Software Engineering
Harjinder has been in the networking field for more than 20 years, delivering highly scalable, fault-tolerant systems for the world's most demanding applications. Prior to ChargePoint, Harjinder was senior director of engineering at Lucent Technologies and Riverstone Networks. He was also a founder and director of software at Pipal Systems, which was acquired by Riverstone Networks. Earlier in his career, Harjinder worked in variety of engineering, project management and quality assurance roles at Pluris, ZeitNet, Network Equipment Technologies and Bell-Northern Research/Nortel. Harjinder holds a B.S. in computer science from Chico State and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Until his BMW i3 is ready, Harjinder has to settle for cruising on the twisty roads of Mt. Hamilton with his dog Bear in his M3.
Chief Financial Officer
Tony Canova has more than 26 years experience as a CFO and partner in public accounting. Prior to joining ChargePoint, Tony was Vice President of Finance, Administration and CFO of Brocade Communications, a publicly listed company that pioneered the storage area networking industry. Since leaving Brocade, Tony has focused on advising a number of venture-backed technology companies including 3 Leaf Systems, Ankena, and Qumu, serving in roles including CFO as well as advisor to the CEO. Prior to Brocade Tony served as CFO of Wireless Inc, a wireless broadband equipment manufacturer. He was also an audit partner of KPMG LLP where he focused on audits, mergers and acquisitions, and IPOs of a variety of technology companies. Tony holds a B.S. in Accounting from Santa Clara University. When Tony takes a break from the numbers he likes to get lost in the backcountry of the Sierras highmarking his snowmobile. That’s ok, we didn’t know what that meant either. Thanks for clarifying, Wikipedia.
Vice President, Product Management
Tom brings to ChargePoint demonstrated leadership of high volume, leading edge product development teams in multiple start-up companies. As Vice President of Engineering at InvenSense, Tom managed the design and product development teams that created the world's first dual-axis MEMS gyroscope. Prior to InvenSense, Tom was Vice President of Engineering at Echelon Corporation where he spent 14 years managing the development of a wide range of networking hardware, including analog/digital boards and systems, routers, gateways and web servers. Tom received his BSEE from the University of California, Irvine and his MSEE from the University of California Berkeley and has co-authored four patents. Tom loves to spend time on the weekends putting the torque to the test and lighting up his tires on his Toyota Rav4 EV. You get a pass when you do it in an EV.
Vice President, Operations
Deb joined ChargePoint in 2011 to oversee all aspects of manufacturing and operations. Prior to ChargePoint, Deb worked at Pace as Director, Operations and Strategic Planning and was responsible for all of Pace’s business units in the Americas. Deb also worked at 2Wire for more than 10 years as director of operations and strategic planning. She was responsible for planning and directing the operations organization's strategic and long-range financial goals. Deb holds a BA in Political Science (Public Administration) from San Jose State. She’s part owner of a microbrewery and is an avid fan of trivial pursuit. Deb’s weekend getaways happen in her Ford Escape.
Vice President, Business Development
Simon oversees relationships with EV manufactures, including our On Ramp partners, and runs sales operations in Europe and Australia. Prior to joining ChargePoint, Simon worked in business development for several cloud software startups including RNA Networks (acquired by Dell Computers), NICE Software, Platform Computing (acquired by IBM), and StrongMail. Simon also spent 11 years at Aspect, as it transitioned from a telco to a software platform company, in various roles as VP Software Engineering, VP Channel SE’s and VP Alliances. Simon earned his undergraduate degree and master’s degree in Electronic, Computer and Communication Engineering from Bradford University, UK. Simon loves Sunday drives in his Carrera 4S, but loves biking Bay Area hills even more.
Vice President, Marketing
Dimitrios joined ChargePoint from Virgin America where he spent more than five years helping build America’s coolest airline—running brand marketing, partnerships, sponsorships, and advertising. Prior to Virgin America, Dimitrios worked at Gap where he developed marketing plans and brand programs for the Gap brand. At Apple, Dimitrios helped roll out Apple’s retail stores and led the team responsible for the creation of the Mac Genius Bar. Dimitrios holds a business degree from the University of Alberta and is happy to drive in stealth mode in his new C-Max Energi.
Vice President Sales, North America West
Mike jointly heads ChargePoint’s sales organization and is responsible for all aspects of the company’s sales efforts. Mike brings nearly twenty years of sales and sales management experience to ChargePoint. Prior to joining ChargePoint in 2008, Mike managed sales teams at a number of companies including VeriSign, Network Appliance, Silicon Graphics and Xactly. Mike holds degrees in Business Administration and English Literature from UCLA and loves to put his love of words to use talking about his new Chevy Volt.
Vice President Sales, North America East
Scott jointly heads ChargePoint’s sales organization and is responsible for all aspects of the company’s sales efforts. He’s still collecting kudos for successfully implementing ChargePoint’s $37 million ChargePoint America program. Scott has more than 20 years of B2B technology sales and service management experience with such companies as Oracle, where he was VP & GM North American operations, SPL WorldGroup, as VP EMEA Utilities Global Business Unit, and Empirix as VP Europe. Scott holds an MBA in Industrial Marketing from Harvard Business School and a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University. Scott’s EV of choice is his BMW Active E.