Leading the charge
Materials science, chemistry, electronic engineering, business management: our team has deep expertise in all these fields and more
Stephen Voller C Eng
Stephen is an experienced business leader and a recognised authority on energy storage technologies. He is the inventor of Carbon-Ion and he founded ZapGo Limited in 2013 to produce the next generation of energy storage devices based on this technology platform, with four core values: to be faster charging, safer, longer lasting and more recyclable than lithium batteries. Stephen has taken several technology businesses through concept, design and then into production. He launched the first ever CE-marked hydrogen fuel cell product. He previously ran a $1bn business unit at IBM. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and is a Freeman of the Guild of Entrepreneurs in the City of London.
Jeffrey Cohen has been in the financial services industry for 45 years. Jeff is the author of four books about investing successfully. He currently serves on the Board and Executive Committee for EQIS Capital Management, Inc., a Turnkey Asset Management Platform (TAMP), as an advisor to GPB Capital Holdings LLC, a New York based private equity firm and as an investment advisor representative and senior due diligence analyst for Moloney Securities, Inc.
An electronics engineer by training, David has particular experience of high technology procurement and manufacture in North America and Asia Pacific. He was previously COO of optical processor company Bookham Technology (now Oclaro Inc), and has since held Board positions with both start-ups and LSE and NASDAQ-quoted companies.
Charles Resnick BSc MBA
Charles has 30 years of global management experience in financial, technical and consumer corporations. He was founder and Managing Partner of Inflexion, an early-stage VC fund, and has been involved in over 100 M&A deals. Under the Bush and Clinton administrations he assisted the President in negotiating with G-7 Finance Ministers.
Dr Edward G. Tiedemann, Jr.
Ed is Sr. Vice President, Engineering of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and is a Qualcomm Fellow. He has been with Qualcomm for over 28 years. Ed was responsible for starting Qualcomm's involvement in standards and industry organizations, and leading that aspect of Qualcomm since its beginnings in the early 1990s. Ed holds many patents related to cellular communications technology. Previously he was a Member of the Technical Staff of MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He holds a PhD from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He sits on the boards of the Open Connectivity Foundation and the Open Mobile Alliance. He is also on the Board of Overseers of the Peabody Essex Museum.
An experienced CFO with an Electric Vehicle, National ID and Secure Smart Card background, Tim has worked as managing director or finance director with innovative engineering and manufacturing businesses helping to improve their productivity and performance. In addition to financial management he leads on the specification, design and build of our manufacturing facility at Harwell.
Dr David Welch
Dr Welch co-founded Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) in 2010 and has served as President since June 2013. Previously, he served as Chief Technology Officer of the Transmission Division of JDS Uniphase Corporation, an optical component company and Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Corporate Development of SDL, an optical component company. Dave currently serves on the board of directors of AntriaBio, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Dave holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
Simon joined the Board in April 2015 from corporate finance house Envestors, where he raised many millions in equity, loans and grants for high-tech companies. He also is leading Zap&Go's drive into China and the Asia-Pacific region. His former career was in international advertising with Saatchi & Saatchi.
Gayle Baker BScSince obtaining her degree in Human Biology, Gayle then went to an office environment where she was a personal assistant for a number of years. Gayle is now enjoying her role as office manager at Zap&Go, assisting the team.
Léa BescondLéa holds a Master’s degree in Communications & Public Relations. Léa’s role within the company includes: handling marketing and online presence (social media / website); and designing Zap&Go scientific or marketing material. In addition to being the brand keeper, she also supports Simon Harris in maintaining contact with Zap&Go’s private investors.
We are delighted to welcome David Welch and Edward Tiedemann to the board Stephen Voller, CEO & Founder