Team

MEET THE TEAM

Like ecosystems, the best teams form and evolve over time. Working together, they co-create a core that makes them innovative, adaptive and successful. The New Sun Road team unites motivated tech talent with strong experience in developing markets and a shared commitment to a smarter, cleaner, sustainable energy future, driven by our data-enabled vision to get there.
PhD University of California Berkeley - Energy and Resources | Founding Director, California - Renewable and Adaptive Energy (CAL-RAE) | UC-Berkeley Research Associate & Lecturer (Energy access and economics) | Founding Director, Vietnam Green Building Council.
Jalel Sager
Co-Founder | CEO
PhD Stanford - Engineering Economic Systems | Sr. Director for Africa Initiatives, Microsoft | Managing Director, Samzam Consulting, Tanzania | Chief Solutions Architect, Rapt, Inc., acquired by Microsoft in 2008
Michael Goldbach
Chief Product Officer
PhD Duke University - Biomedical Engineering | VP-Products at Nexxo Financial Corporation | Co-founder and CTO at No Plan B productions | VP-Products at Valista
Farhad Farzaneh
CTO
MBA Presidio Graduate School - in Sustainable Management | BA Stanford University - Science, Technology, and Society | Advisor, NeuAxiom LLC.
Shivani Ganguly
Chief Financial Officer
PhD University of California Berkeley - Energy and Resources | Developer, Energy PATHWAYS modeling software Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) | Lead developer for Griddle power system simulation | Business analyst, EnerNOC
Michael Cohen
Lead Developer
BS University of California Berkeley- Environmental Science | Co-founder, CAL-RAE, UC Berkeley | UC Berkeley & Cisco Net. Academy
Austin Cappon
Co-Founder | Networks & Hardware
Director of Research, Fireside Research | Associate, Norton Rose (litigation & corporate/project finance)
Mmakgantsi Mafojane
Contracts & Partnerships
MBA, Hult International Business School – Business Analytics and Strategy | Co-founder, Enrich.Africa | Technical Sales Director, PK-Sveigaard Renewables | Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM)
Adegoke Ajisafe
Director, Business Development & Sales
MBA Ecole des Ponts ParisTech & Tufts University | BS INSA Lyon - Civil Engineering | Climate Change consultant and Project Manager infrastructure and economic development, international NGOs | Infrastructure Specialist, Asian Development Bank
Jeanne Everett
Manager, Global Projects
Ph.D. Universidad de Castilla La Mancha – Nanotechnology | Affiliate Professor, Universidad de San Carlos la Guatemala | Visiting Researcher, University of California Berkeley.
Susana Arrechea
Global Projects
BS University of Berkeley - Energy Engineering| Student Coordinator – CAL-RAE| Data Analyst – Berkeley Lab | Algorithms and controls
Sean Anderson
Controls Engineer
University of San Francisco | Co-founder, Ergomek | Mechanical Technician, Intelergy
Alan Engbrecht
Structural Designer
BA University of California Berkeley – American Studies | MFA New York School of Visual Arts – Photography Video & Media | Principal, Ianumeda.com
Ian Umeda
Front End Engineer
BS, University of California Berkeley – Physics | Lab Assistant at Ramesh Labs, UC Berkeley
Nathan Carnizales
Data Scientist
BS(Honors) University of California, Berkeley - double major in Environmental Economics and Policy & Environment, Data and Energy, minor in Energy and Resources | Vice President, BEACN | Corporate Strategic Planning, SunPower
Maria Otero Estrada
Operations Analyst
BS University of California San Diego - Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy | Fellow in Humanitarian Engineering - Global Ties | Campus Representative – Clinton Global Initiative, UCSD
Lin Hein
Project Engineer
MS University of California - Berkeley | Energy and Resources PhD Student in Energy and Development, Power Systems, Control and Optimization UC-Berkeley Research Coordinator, California Renewable and Adaptive Energy, UC Berkeley
Jonathan Lee
Co-founder | Research Consultant
MA John Hopkins | International Relations and Economics Microgrid Data Standards Microgrid Market Research Hardware R+D
Fujia Zhang
Technical Researcher

Join Our Growing Team

Are you ambitious, hard-working and full of innovative ideas? If this is you, New Sun Road provides a range of opportunities to work on exciting and challenging projects in an inspiring workplace.

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