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
Mr. Orsmond is a seasoned finance and corporate development executive who has held multiple CFO roles at engineering and technology-driven companies, including, most recently, his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Taiga Motors, a leading public provider of all-electric off-road vehicles. Mr. Orsmond’s finance experience also includes fundraising, taking companies public and corporate development/M&A, both nationally and internationally, and he is also credentialled in supply chain management.
Chief Compliance Officer
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.
Chief Operating Officer
Joe is a 30+ year veteran of the auto industry with over 20 years directly involved in the Electric Vehicle segment. Joe began his career with Ford of Canada and held a series of operational and quality related positions in Canada, the US and Mexico. Prior to joining Electrameccanica, Joe’s first entry into the EV segment was leading the Electric Drive operations for a JV between Ford, Daimler and Ballard Power to develop fuel cell and electric vehicles for Ford and Daimler. In 2012 Joe joined UQM technologies, a publicly listed leading supplier of Electric traction motors and controllers for the both the EV commercial and passenger vehicle market. In 2015, Joe took on the role of CEO and led the company to win a number of major commercial contracts with leading EV customers. In 2019, Joe led the successful merger of UQM into Danfoss Power Solutions, a global supplier of industrial products looking to expand it’s portfolio into the EV segment and Joe stayed on with Danfoss as the VP of Danfoss’s newly formed Editron Division. In February of 2021, Joe became the CEO of Phoenix Motorcars, a leading supplier of commercial EV’s and EV charging solutions. Joe has an MBA from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School and a BSc from Niagara University. Joe is also an ASQ certified Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt.
Chief Revenue Officer
Ms. Brink brings over two decades of global agency and C-suite expertise to ElectraMeccanica. Most recently, she was the Global Chief Operating Officer and Executive Committee Chair at GTB, a global leading marketing agency dedicated to Ford Motor Company and its retail dealers. Previously, Ms. Brink held senior marketing roles at NASCAR and General Motors. At General Motors, Ms. Brink was the lead Chevrolet marketing executive responsible for 20 vehicle launches including the Chevy Volt. In addition to her C-Suite experience, Ms. Brink has held public board seats as an independent Board Director and member of the Nominating and Governance Committees for Arctic Cat and as an independent Board Director of Vista Equity’s DealerSocket. Ms. Brink earned her Masters in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science from Wayne State University and is a graduate of the Kellogg Executive Development Program at Northwestern University.