Meet Our Team of Experts in Vanadium Battery Technology
A technical team with demontrated lateral thinking, technical creativity and several Patent Awards is behind the StorEn venture.
Decades of experience in Vanadium Flow Batteries and PEM Fuel Cells that support the fruitful generation of new technical solutions.
Founder & CEO
Carlo has served as our chief executive officer, treasurer and director since our inception in January 2017. As chief executive officer, Carlo is responsible for our general management, strategy and the execution of our business plan. Between March 2013 and January 2019, Carlo served as a consultant for eCaral Ltd., a management consulting firm, where he completed several consulting assignments in a variety of industries. Between March 2013 and May 2015, Brovero served as an advisory board member for Proxhima S.r.l., a vanadium flow battery company, which was sold to the Gala Group, a utility listed on the Milan Stock Exchange. Between September 2010 and November 2016, Carlo served as International Sales and Marketing Director for iVis Technologies, the manufacturer of an excimer laser therapeutic and refractive platform for corneal surgery.
Carlo started his career in corporate finance in 1991 at County Natwest in London, the merchant banking division of the National Westminster Bank. In 1996, Carlo opened the Milan office of Market Capital Corporation, a London-based corporate finance boutique, and was a director at Accretive International. Carlo managed several IPOs on four different European Exchanges for fast-growth technology companies such as the IPOs of the first Italian companies on Le Nouveau Marchè in Paris and NASDAQ EUROPE in Brussels, as well as NYSE Alternext in Paris and Nuovo Mercato in Milan. Carlo holds a MBA degree from Aston University in Birmingham, UK.
Founder & CTO
Angelo has served as our chief technology officer and a director since our inception in January 2017, and is primarily responsible for the technical development of our products. Since May 2018, Angelo has also served as a director of Arco Fuel Cells S.r.l., where he was responsible for the company’s fuel cell technical development activities.
In March 2013, Angelo founded Proxhima, a vanadium flow battery company, which was sold in May 2015 to the Gala Group, a utility listed on the Milan Stock Exchange. In 2000, Angelo founded ROEN-EST, a fuel cell company acquired by the Arcotronics Nissei group in 2003, and served as chief executive officer and chief technology officer after the acquisition. Arcotronics Fuel Cells was subsequently acquired by the Morphic Group, a cleantech holding company listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Angelo was retained as chief executive officer of Morphic Fuel Cells, until the acquisition of the Group by General Electric in 2009.
Angelo holds 14 international patents and received the 2003 Sapio Award in the Energy and Transportation category with a paper titled “Technological Transfer between Research Institutions and Private Companies in the Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Technology".
Angelo holds a MBA degree from the LUISS Business School in Rome.
Founder & Secretary
Gabriele has served as our secretary since our inception in January 2017. Between February 2019 and the present, Gabriele has served as the chief executive officer of Leonardo Hispania S.A., a subsidiary of the Leonardo Group of Italy, an aerospace, defense and security conglomerate. Between April 2017 and February 2019, Gabriele served as Senior Vice President - Head of Line of Business at Leonardo Hispania S.A. where he was responsible for the profit & loss of one product line. Prior thereto, between January 2012 and March 2017, Gabriele served as Regional Manager at Leonardo Hispania S.A. where he led a team of 25 country business regions with responsibility for marketing analysis, strategy development, and imitative deployment and goal setting.
In 2013, Gabriele was a founder of Proxhima S.r.l.
Gabriele holds an Honors Degree in Computer Engineering (University of Pisa) and a II Level Master Degree in Business Leadership (University of Genova).
Business Development Director
John has over 28 years executive level experience in sales and business development heavily focused on emerging technology solutions for the telecommunications and utilities industries. Most recently, John held the position of Director of Business Development for XNRGI, Inc, an early stage lithium battery developer building an innovative solid state lithium battery technology.
Over the course of the last 20 years, John has worked with a number of flow battery and fuel cell developers including, ZincNyx, RedFlow LTD, Deeya Energy, VRB Power, ReliON Fuel Cells and Metallic Power. During his time at VRB, one of the first vanadium flow battery companies, John oversaw the sales and delivery of the first flow battery installed at a telecom site. John was also instrumental in the standardization of hydrogen fuel cells used as stationary backup power at many telecom sites in the US and the Caribbean.
In the mid 1990’s, John held the position of Sr. Director, European Sales with Tekelec Inc. managing an extensive distribution network in 15 countries. John has a strong engineering background with a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clemson University.
We have the following individuals serving on our board of advisors: