Board of Directors
Steven Sanders is the founding partner of Sanders Ortoli Vaughn-Flam Rosenstadt LLP, the predecessor of the New York based law firm of Ortoli Rosenstadt LLP. Steven is currently “Of Counsel” to Ortoli Rosenstadt LLP. Steven has more than 45 years of experience practicing international corporate law spanning North America, Europe and Asia. Steven has a BBA from City College of New York, a Juris Doctorate from Cornell Law School and is a member of the American and New York bar associations.
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Kevin Pavlov brings over two decades of automotive experience to ElectraMeccanica with an accomplished background and domain-specific expertise working with Original Equipment Manufacturers and globally recognized Tier 1 suppliers. Prior to joining ElectraMeccanica, Kevin most recently served as the COO of Karma Automotive. Kevin has held various other senior leadership roles in his career, most notably at Magna International where he was, at different points in time, the COO of its E-Car Joint Venture, Global President and General Manager of Magna Electronics, and Executive Vice President of Magna’s Services, Ventures, and Innovation Group.
Chief Financial Officer and Director
Bal Bhullar brings over 25 years of diversified business, financial and risk management experience as an Executive and/or Board Director in both public and private companies which includes such industries in technology, manufacturing, automotive, e-commerce, blockchain, resource, marine, energy, transport and health/wellness.
Among some of the areas of experience, Bal brings expertise in financial & strategic planning, initial public offerings, reverse take overs, operational & risk management, regulatory compliance reporting, capital funding, investor relations, marketing, business expansion, start-up operations, financial modeling, program development, product development, corporate financing, and corporate governance/internal controls.
Bal is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified General Accountant (CGA) and as well holds a CRM designation from Simon Fraser University and a diploma in Financial Management from British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Co-Founder and Executive Vice-President
Henry Reisner was the owner and operator of Intermeccanica, a company with a 60 year plus legacy of custom built sports cars for a global clientele first in Turin Italy, subsequently Vancouver British Columbia since 1982 and now a wholly owned subsidiary of Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. Over the years Intermeccanica conceived, designed and built custom sports cars including the Apollo, Italia, Indra, Porsche Speedster and Porsche Roadster RS for a global clientele. Henry has substantial experience of the automotive industry with a solid background in the manufacture of fine, high end automobiles.
Co-Founder and Director
Jerry Kroll has 20 years of experience as an investor and in leadership serving in executive management roles at tech companies. Jerry has always had a passion for motor sports and is a licensed race car driver. Jerry founded Kleen Speed Technologies developing advanced electric race cars at the NASA Research Park in California. Jerry's passion for motor sports combined with clean technologies led him to partner with Henry Reisner of Intermeccanica in the design and production of electric cars. Jerry’s experience in innovative technology start-ups coupled with his knowledge of clean technology allows him to effectively co-ordinate, manage and execute strategies for Electra Meccanica.
Luisa Ingargiola has a diverse experience in capital markets with public companies. Luisa is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Avalon GloboCare, a leading biotech health care company that is developing cell based therapeutic and diagnostic technologies for cancer and other diseases. Luisa also serves as a Director and Audit Chair of AgEagle, a leading provider of innovative technology-orientated solutions for drone delivery systems. Luisa also serves as Board Director and Audit Chair for BioCoreX a biotech company developing innovative solutions for treatments of addictions. In addition, Luisa has served as Audit Chair for several public companies in the technology, environmental and energy industries. Luisa is a graduate of the University of Boston with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Luisa also has a Master of Health Administration, University of South Florida.
Joanne Yan brings 25 years of experience in advising and managing both publicly traded and private companies. Joanne serves as the President of Joyco Consulting Services, which Joanne founded in 1994 to provide consulting services in the areas of corporate structuring, business development and strategic planning initiatives.
Joanne has served on the Board of Directors of several public and private companies, including the Zongshen Industrial Group, Electra Meccanica’s strategic manufacturing partner. Recently, Joanne led a transaction that enabled a Chinese company to acquire a 49% interest in Harbour Air, the largest sea plane operator in North America.
Dave Shemmans brings to ElectraMeccanica a broad range of experience in the transportation industry with direct involvement developing global businesses around innovation and technologies, primarily focused on electrification and decarbonization. Dave previously co-founded Wavedriver, an electric vehicle powertrain company, which he led through two funding rounds from patented concept to production, delivering electric and hybrid vehicle demonstrators into Brazil, Australia, Italy, and the UK. In addition to current responsibilities as CEO at Ricardo PLC, Dave is a non-executive Director for Sutton and East Surrey Water, a major U.K.-regulated water utility company serving customers in parts of Surrey, Kent, and South London.
Dave holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute for Science and Technology and an Executive Certification from Harvard Business School.
Mike Richardson brings four decades of global automotive experience, working in Original Equipment Manufacturers and Tier 1 system suppliers. Prior to joining ElectraMeccanica, Mike served as CTO & CSO of Nexteer Automotive. He worked regionally in Europe & Asia for 8 years, overseeing a comprehensive restructuring of both product portfolio & manufacturing footprint. Mike retired from Nexteer Automotive as President and Executive Board Director in 2019. He continues to serve on the boards of Dura Automotive and Shape Corporation.
Richardson holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Kettering University and a master’s degree in business administration from Central Michigan University. He also holds a Master Level Professional Board Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors. He has been recognized as a Professional Engineer, Certified Quality Engineer and unlimited-rating Stationary Power Engineer. Mike has authored numerous intellectual properties impacting both product & process. He is a Boss Kettering Innovation Award recipient, GM Presidents Award winner and Delphi Inventors Hall of Fame inductee.