ChargeLab Names New President and VP of Engineering

ChargeLab Names New President and VP of Engineering

Former Newlab CEO Shaun Stewart joins as president, alongside VP of Engineering Patrick Smith, from Xero.

ChargeLab, provider of open electric vehicle (EV) charger management software, announced the appointment of two key executives. Shaun Stewart was named president and Patrick Smith was named vice president of engineering.

Both appointments signify a step forward in ChargeLab’s mission to build EV charging solutions that scale, the company said.

Stewart formerly served as CEO of Newlab, a Brooklyn-based innovation hub founded to address significant societal needs by scaling and commercializing emerging technologies. Previously, Stewart held senior executive roles at Airbnb, Jetsetter, and Expedia, as well as operations, strategy and business development leadership for Google’s self-driving car project.

“Shaun’s remarkable track record and entrepreneurial spirit align perfectly with our vision to dramatically level up EV charging for everyone. We’re thrilled to have him join us at the helm of ChargeLab’s leadership,” said Zak Lefevre, ChargeLab CEO.

Smith’s career includes early roles at Red Hat and Blackberry, where he honed his skills as a software developer. More recently, Smith served in senior leadership positions at Flipp and Xero.

“I am incredibly excited to have Patrick Smith on board as our Vice President of Engineering,” said Ehsan Mokhtari, ChargeLab CTO. “Patrick’s on-the-ground development experience and proven tech leadership make him an invaluable addition to our team.”

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