Joshua Aviv


Joshua is a certified Data Scientist and the Founder & CEO of SparkCharge. His experience in entrepreneurship and startups spans over 6 years and he is a dynamic figure in the cleantech community. Joshua is also the most recent winner of the world’s largest pitch competition, 43North. Joshua holds a B.A. in Economics and a Masters Degree in Information Management and Data Science from Syracuse University.

Michael Cummings


Michael is a successful business leader with over 30 years experience in paper, printing, recycling, clean water, packaging, and industrial service companies. He has worked at start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, and family owned businesses. As COO, he ensures that SparkCharge has effective operational and financial procedures put in place.

Christopher Ellis


Christopher is an Electrical Engineer with experience in power systems, power electronics, battery management systems, and multi cell battery pack design. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UC San Diego with a specialization in Power Electronics. Christopher is the CTO at SparkCharge and is focused on advancing high power switch mode power supply design and energy storage systems for SparkCharge’s EV Chargers.

Richard Whitney

Co-Founder/Chief Engineer

Richard is an Electrical Engineer, Co-Founder, and Lead System Engineer at SparkCharge. Richard has a background in electrical design, manufacturing engineering integrating robotics, embedded system engineering, software engineering, electric vehicle charging systems, air traffic control software and protocols, and military avionics systems. Richard holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and is focused on systems integration, embedded system design, electrical design, digital logistics solutions and electric vehicle charging protocols at SparkCharge.

Team Members

Kevin Stillerman

Mechanical Engineer

Jawad Qasaymeh

Lead Mechanical Engineer

Mariah Ramos

Director of Growth and Strategy

Kenneth Long

Procurement Manager