MEET THE TEAM
Innovative AI Software Requires a Multifaceted Team
THE FUTURE IS ELECTRIC.
Electra envisions a world where energy storage expands throughout multiple sectors, reaching global electrification goals, and we intend to take part by removing battery technology barriers.
However, with unpredictable battery fault events leading to unsafe battery conditions, limited range capabilities that create range anxiety, and static battery management strategies that mismanage unique battery packs, current battery technology is holding the mobility world back.
Electra was co-founded in 2015 by Fabrizio Martini, who came to the idea while working as a Principal Investigator on a NASA project. Electra creates active embedded battery pack controls, design simulation software, and data analysis to address the issues current e-mobility hardware presents. With the latest in Machine Learning and access to over 300 cell models for simulation, Electra is equipped to enable current battery pack technology for optimal range, performance, lifetime, and safety across applications and industries. Contact Electra for details about our AI solutions to the e-Mobility market's most pressing issues.
CEO & Co-Founder
Fabrizio is an expert in energy storage technologies and has 12 years of prior experience in business and development in the ultracapacitor field. Before co-founding Electra in 2015, he was the Project Manager of several government-funded SBIRs for the DOE, DOD, and NASA managing over $10M. He has contributed to the accomplishment of six world records related to ultracapacitor technology and was in charge of the commercialization of the first-of-its-kind, high-temperature ultracapacitor for oil and gas and geothermal applications. He is author of 14 patents related to energy storage technologies.
CFO / COO
Susan brings 20+ years of experience in finance and operations from corporate and startup settings to Electra’s growing team. She has helped grow startups from Seed stage through successful acquisition and has successfully introduced comprehensive business operations plans to young companies. At Electra, Susan's eye for operational and financial efficiency aid the company's rapid yet strategic growth.
Marketing & Operations Manager
Lanie leads digital marketing, campaign management, SEO & content strategy, and new customer outreach efforts as well as regulating collaboration between the Executive, Sales, Technology, and Marketing teams. A University of Massachusetts Amherst alumna, Lanie graduated Summa Cum Laude in Management from the Isenberg School of Management and the Commonwealth Honors College. Her studies included a Concentration in Sustainable Business Practice and a double minor in French and Environmental Science. She is a people-focused manager committed to driving growth and team performance and has been a part of the Electra team since 2018.
LING CHEUNG HUGHES
IP Strategy & Development Advisor
Ling is an expert in intellectual property, with over 13 years of experience in patent portfolio building and licensing. She currently serves as a strategic advisor to several fast-growing startups with cutting-edge artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and blockchain technologies. Prior to practicing law, Ling was a postdoctoral researcher at MIT CSAIL, where she co-developed an attribute-based encryption scheme for fine-grained access control in databases, multicast communications, and other data sharing applications. Her paper on the encryption scheme has been cited over 1,000 times.
Business Strategy Advisor
Ben is a high energy Sales, Marketing and Business Development executive with 45 years of successful track record. His expertise lies in the development and execution of Go-To-Market and Sales Channel strategies for emerging technology products sold to major multinational manufacturing companies on a worldwide basis. His extensive B2B experience coupled with his demonstrated leadership capabilities make Ben uniquely positioned in his role at Electra.
BAOSEN ZHANG, PhD
Artificial Intelligence Expert
Dr. Zhang is a leading expert in applying ML/AI technology to energy storage management practices. He is currently the Keith and Nancy Endowed Career Development Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Washington and focuses his research in control, optimization and learning applied to power systems and other cyber-physical systems.
Thomas Couture has been a dedicated member of the Electra team since 2016, overseeing the development of the EnPower™ Battery Design Optimization application and leading engineering studies for electric sports car, motorcycle, and delivery truck companies. At Clarkson University, he co-founded the Formula SAE Electric racing team, led a project to transition town fleets to electric vehicles, and authored a thesis on dual-battery system design and controls.
Control Algorithms Lead
Saurabh previously worked as a Research Assistant on the NEXTCAR project sponsored by ARPA-E and General Motors while at Michigan Technological University receiving a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Controls. His knowledge and experience in hybrid and electric vehicles, paired with his AI engineering expertise, make him uniquely qualified to lead control algorithms development at Electra.
Senior Software Architecture Engineer
Sudarshan leads the software development and cloud integration efforts that make Electra's products possible. Outside of Electra, he is pursuing a master's degree—complete with a specialization in Computing Systems—at Georgia Tech's MSCS program. Sudarshan has been with Electra since 2018.
WHERE WE ARE
Headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts