SEASONED GROWTH LEADERS

EVgo Leadership

Leading the charge of the electric vehicle revolution demands a team of seasoned growth leaders. Together, we’re working to cover the nation with a vast, accessible, and environmentally responsible EV charging network. Meet our team:

Cathy Zoi, Chief Executive Officer

Cathy Zoi

Chief Executive Officer

Cathy Zoi is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of EVgo. Zoi is a distinguished executive with decades of experience in the clean energy, investing, and policy communities. She is committed to working closely with automotive OEM, new mobility partners, utilities, and other industry stakeholders to deliver an exceptional fast-charging network for EV drivers in the United States and across the world.

Zoi has held a number of senior executive positions in the energy industry, government, academia and non-profit sectors. Most recently, she was President and co-founder of Odyssey Energy, a distributed generation software company she continues to chair. She was founding CEO of Frontier Power, a rural electrification company incubated by SunEdison. Zoi was an energy investor at Silver Lake and Bayard Capital, a board member for Ice Energy, SES, and Pacific Solar, and a management consultant at ICF and Next Energy. She served in the Obama Administration as Assistant Secretary and Acting Under Secretary at the Department of Energy, where she oversaw more than $30 billion in energy investments. Zoi was also the founding CEO of both the Alliance for Climate Protection, established and chaired by U.S. Vice President Al Gore; and the Sustainable Energy Development Authority, a $50m fund to commercialize clean energy technologies in Australia. In the early 1990s, Zoi was Chief of Staff for Environmental Policy in the Clinton White House and she pioneered the Energy Star program while at the U.S. EPA. Zoi was also an adjunct professor and Precourt Energy Scholar at Stanford University, where she taught and did research between 2012 and 2017. 

Zoi has a B.S. in Geology from Duke University and an M.S. in Engineering from Dartmouth.

Julie Blunden, Chief Commercial Officer

Julie Blunden

Chief Commercial Officer

Julie Blunden is the Chief Commercial Officer at EVgo, responsible for revenue, partnerships as well as network and market development. Blunden has more than three decades of executive experience, growing rapidly expanding companies in new energy markets, including senior roles at SunPower, Green Mountain Energy, KEMA Xenergy and SunEdison, as well as serving as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of ClimateWorkds Foundation. She is Board Chair of CalCEF Catalyst and Board Member of CalCEF Ventures, a Board Member of Energy Storage Association, as well as former Executive in Residence for the Global Energy Management Program at the University of Colorado Denver’s Business School.

Blunden has an engineering and environmental studies degree from Dartmouth College and a Masters of Business Administration from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

Ivo Steklac,  Chief Operating and Chief Technology Officer

Ivo Steklac

Chief Operating and Chief Technology Officer

Ivo Steklac is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer at EVgo, responsible for network engineering, construction, and operations, as well as the company’s technology roadmap and supplier relationships. With more than three decades of experience in the energy sector, Steklac joined EVgo most recently from True North Venture Partners, where he served as an Operating Partner and CEO of AquaHyrdrex. Prior roles include General Manager of SunPower Corporation, Chief Customer Officer at C3 Energy, and COO of Tendril.

Steklac holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

Olga Shevorenkova, Chief Financial Officer (Interim)

Olga Shevorenkova

Chief Financial Officer (Interim)

Olga Shevorenkova is the Interim Chief Financial Officer at EVgo, having previously served as the company’s Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy. Shevorenkova is responsible for capital structure optimization as well as finance, accounting and billing operations. Shevorenkova’s prior experience includes eight years of investment and transaction advisory services in sustainable infrastructure, including serving as Vice President of Greentech Capital Advisors, an investment bank solely focused on sustainable infrastructure.

Shevorenkova has a MSc Degree in Management, Technology, and Economics from ETH Zurich and a BSc Degree in Applied Mathematics and Informatics from Moscow State University.

Jonathan Levy, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Jonathan Levy

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Jonathan Levy is Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at EVgo, the nation’s largest public network of fast chargers for electric vehicles. Levy is responsible for strategic partnerships with allied companies and advancing transportation electrification market development. Prior to joining EVgo, Levy was the Director of Policy and Strategy at Vision Ridge Partners, an investment firm focused on sustainable real assets where he remains an advisor. Levy started his career on Capitol Hill as a policy advisor to then-Congressman Rahm Emanuel and served in the Obama Administration in a variety of positions at the U.S. Department of Energy and the White House, concluding his federal service as Deputy Chief of Staff to U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. Over the course of his career, Levy has consistently tackled issues at the intersection of policy, politics, and execution. Jonathan serves on the Board of Directors of Veloz and Gourmet Symphony

He graduated magna cum laude from Emory University with a B.A. in Political Science.