About

What Are We Building?

How Are We Building It?

Why Are We Building It?

We are building the first mobile, scalable, and intelligent EV charging infrastructure
We are making energy accessible by partnering with companies to create an EV charging network, thus democratizing energy around the world.
We want to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles on a global scale. Creating a cleaner, healthier, safer, and more sustainable world.

We are a family, focused on changing the world.

We have gathered at SparkCharge to form not just a company but a family. Our shared goal is to improve the world by accelerating EV adoption by eliminating range anxiety and the need for a hardwired infrastructure.

Our Values

Work Live Balance
Work Life Balance

At Sparkcharge we understand that balance is important. Spending time with family and friends, and to recharge mentally and physically will ensure that you are able to perform at a high level at work. We offer unlimited PTO because we support our employees taking care of the other aspects of their lives and maintaining a healthy balance.

Hard Work
Hard Work

Everyone can be a dreamer, but not everyone is willing to do what it takes to make their dream a reality. It takes time, effort, and hard work to bring a dream to fruition. At SparkCharge we value employees who take the time, make the effort, and put in the work to move the company forward.

Respect
Respect

Respect is a crucial element in any healthy relationship. As a company we intentionally advocate for a respectful environment both internally and externally. Maintaining a culture of respect for the company and your fellow employees is a fundamental part of the company culture at SparkCharge.

Communication
Communication

Open and clear communication is the hallmark of an effective team. Without it, productivity declines and misunderstandings can be quick to arise. Keeping lines of communication open and interacting regularly with one another will save energy, time, and money.

Ethos

Sustainability
Sustainability

Our commitment to sustainability is inherent in everything we do- from our company culture to the lifecycle of our product. We endeavor to create closed loop systems to keep our ecological and carbon footprint as small as possible, and actively combat the causes of climate change.

Social Impact

By creating a product that eliminates range anxiety, negates the limitations of battery capacity, and bypasses a lack of EV charging infrastructure we are changing the way people perceive EV travel.

Democratization of Energy
Democratization of Energy

The number of electric vehicles on the road is growing rapidly but the infrastructure needed to support that growth is lagging behind. We are bridging that gap one charge at a time by supplying energy on demand any time and anywhere.

Leadership

Josh Aviv

Josh Aviv

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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.
Chris

Christopher Ellis

Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer
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.

Michael Cummings

Chief Operations Officer
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.

JR Rapoza

Vice President, Marketing & Communications
JR focuses on listening to customers and helping them solve problems. Before joining SparkCharge he served as the CSO of the Lean Enterprise Institute, and the Director of Marketing/Communications for startups and established companies. He has also worked as a consultant for various companies including Victoria’s Secret, HomeDepot, and others. Joshua has received The Communicator Award™ for his work in corporate communications. JR has studied at RISDI, Johnson & Wales University, and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Hillary Taylor

Hilary Ann Taylor

Senior Sales Engineer
Bio to comeHilary Taylor graduated from The Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. She has worked with all major automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers from around the world, serving as their primary point of contact for technical support. As Senior Sales Engineer, Hilary is the bridge between the engineering team and the customer. She strives to create a seamless technical experience as customers integrate portable charging into their business and shape SparkCharge's product roadmap based on market trends and customer feedback.

Ready to join the family? We are always looking for talent!