Our Mission:Transforming the battery experience.

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Leadership

Nadim Maluf

CEO

Vision, execution, success. It has been a winning formula for Nadim at companies including LumaSense, Bookham and New Focus. From his initial work as an EIR at U.S. Venture Partners to co-founding Qnovo, Nadim has nurtured adaptive charging from an interesting concept to shipping products. At Qnovo, he has built a top-notch team blending battery chemistry with software and system expertise to bring Qnovo's vision to smartphones and electric mobility.

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Dania Ghantous

VP Technology

Dania, a Qnovo co-founder, is a battery scientist at heart. She brings a deep base of experience in Lithium-Ion technology and materials from her work at Imara, Nanogram and Greatbatch. Her expertise enables her to understand the theoretical promise of new materials and technology, yet distill it into practical implementations that can be readily commercialized. Dania’s team develops the core battery science behind Qnovo’s battery management algorithms.

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Fred Berkowitz

VP Engineering

From his days in Macbook engineering at Apple, Fred took “Think Different” to heart, co-founding Qnovo based on a better approach to battery charging. Technically conversant across system, software and silicon domains, he sweats the details that ultimately lead to success. Fred’s team develops our core software products and supports implementation of Qnovo's software into end products.

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David Coakley

VP Operations

Vision, execution, success. It has been a winning formula for Nadim at companies including LumaSense, Bookham and New Focus. From his initial work as an EIR at U.S. Venture Partners to co-founding Qnovo, Nadim has nurtured adaptive charging from an interesting concept to shipping products. At Qnovo, he has built a top-notch team blending battery chemistry with software and system expertise to bring Qnovo's vision to smartphones and electric mobility.

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David Coakley

VP Operations

Vision, execution, success. It has been a winning formula for Nadim at companies including LumaSense, Bookham and New Focus. From his initial work as an EIR at U.S. Venture Partners to co-founding Qnovo, Nadim has nurtured adaptive charging from an interesting concept to shipping products. At Qnovo, he has built a top-notch team blending battery chemistry with software and system expertise to bring Qnovo's vision to smartphones and electric mobility.

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Christina Teng

VP Finance & Administration

Dania, a Qnovo co-founder, is a battery scientist at heart. She brings a deep base of experience in Lithium-Ion technology and materials from her work at Imara, Nanogram and Greatbatch. Her expertise enables her to understand the theoretical promise of new materials and technology, yet distill it into practical implementations that can be readily commercialized. Dania’s team develops the core battery science behind Qnovo’s battery management algorithms.

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Sam Kanakamedala

Product Management

From his days in Macbook engineering at Apple, Fred took “Think Different” to heart, co-founding Qnovo based on a better approach to battery charging. Technically conversant across system, software and silicon domains, he sweats the details that ultimately lead to success. Fred’s team develops our core software products and supports implementation of Qnovo's software into end products.

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Fred Berkowitz

VP Engineering

From his days in Macbook engineering at Apple, Fred took “Think Different” to heart, co-founding Qnovo based on a better approach to battery charging. Technically conversant across system, software and silicon domains, he sweats the details that ultimately lead to success. Fred’s team develops our core software products and supports implementation of Qnovo's software into end products.

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David Coakley

VP Operations

If it needs to be tested, Dave makes it happen. With a solid operations background at eASIC, Technovus and Read Rite, Dave knows what it takes to ramp test infrastructure to the volume and quality level that manufacturers demand.

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Nadim Maluf

CEO

Nadim Maluf is the CEO and co-founder of Qnovo with over 30 years dedicated to engineering better experiences and products for others. Nadim’s vision for Qnovo is to enable the electrification revolution for people around the world by paving the way for a more intelligent and resilient technology future. He has brought together a world-class team passionate about battery intelligence, blending chemistry with software and systems expertise for electric vehicles, energy storage systems and consumer electronics. Together, they bring the transformative science, intellectual capital and industry insight to power a rapidly changing world.

From his initial work as an entrepreneur-in-residence at U.S. Venture Partners to co-founding Qnovo, Nadim has nurtured adaptive charging from concepting to shipping products to customers. He has held various other leadership roles at LumaSense, Bookham, Stanford University, New Focus and TRW Automotive.

Nadim holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University, a B.E. from American University of Beirut and an M.S. from California Institute of Technology. When he is not consumed in battery chemistry, he can be found putting miles on his road bike through the California hills.

Dania Ghantous

VP Technology

Dania Ghantous, a Qnovo co-founder, is Vice President of Technology with more than 25 years of experience in technology development related to materials, batteries and computation algorithms.  A battery scientist at heart, Dania’s innovations and unique understanding of lithium-ion batteries enables her to recognize the theoretical promise of new materials and technology yet distill it into practical implementations that can be readily commercialized. Dania’s team develops the core battery science behind Qnovo’s battery management algorithms. Prior to Qnovo, Dania served in leadership roles developing advanced materials and batteries at Imara, Greatbatch and NanoGram Devices. Dania is an inventor on more than 50 patents on battery technology.  She is recognized as one of the Top 100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley and is a recipient of the Women’s World Awards for Excellence in Industry Women of the Year in Engineering and Technology.

Dania holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. Dania enjoys traveling when she can, watching the Golden State Warriors and solving all types of puzzles.

Fred Berkowitz

VP Engineering

Fred Berkowitz, a Qnovo co-founder, is Vice President of Product Development at Qnovo with more than 40 years of experience in advanced technology product development. Technically conversant across system, software and silicon domains, he sweats the details that ultimately lead to success. Fred’s team develops our test systems and core software products, along with supporting implementation of Qnovo's software into end products.

Prior to Qnovo, Fred developed leading edge products at Apple, Silicon Graphics, Fujitsu, and Sun Microsystems. Fred holds over 20 patents in the areas of Battery Management, Mass Storage, Wireless Networking, and Product Design. Fred holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Union College, and an M.S.E. degree in Computer Information and Control Engineering from University of Michigan. Fred enjoys anything having to do with cars and listening to music (especially in cars).

David Coakley

VP Operations

David Coakley is the vice president of operations for Qnovo, managing operations and IT functions. While building Qnovo’s internal infrastructure, he is a leading proponent of an asset light strategy. Dave’s role can be summarized succinctly as solving problems and removing barriers to sales. Dave has extensive international experience in the outsourced supply chain, engaging with the leading Asian and European foundries and a worldwide customer base.

Dave has over 40 years of experience in high technology fields including semiconductors, thin films and media. He has built and scaled manufacturing operations from ground zero to volume production. Starting his career as a process engineer, Dave’s organizational skills and attention to detail resulted in broader responsibilities managing production, engineering, quality, finance and IT functions. Adopting best known practices, Dave’s operations excelled in new product introductions, driving down cost and accelerating cycles of learning through JIT and six-sigma based manufacturing.

Dave received his bachelor of science in physical electronics from Northumbria University. Personal creativity includes developing the Silicon Shuttle (MPW) and methods for hillock suppression, used widely in the semiconductor industry today.

Outside of work, Dave spends time with family and friends. His interests include hiking, camping, kayaking, photography, theatre and opera.

Christina Teng

VP, Finance & Administration

Christina Teng is VP of Finance and Administration at Qnovo with more than 20 years of experience in finance operations and HR management for start-ups to multinational companies. Christina has a track record of growing companies from R&D to commercialization stages. As the leader for both the finance and administration departments, she serves as the hub to the interdisciplinary spokes of the business. Prior to Qnovo, Christina served in leadership roles at Innovalight, acquired by DuPont and New Focus, acquired by Bookham. Earlier in her career, she worked as an auditor at KPMG and is a California certified public accountant.

Christina holds a BS in Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Christina loves hiking and travel and finds gardening a most therapeutic activity.

Sam Kanakamedala

Product Management

Sam Kanakamedala is a director of product management at Qnovo. He has over 15 years of experience in product management spanning across the technology sector through networking, cloud, intelligent transportation and IoT industries.

Sam joined Qnovo to bring transformative products to market that help scale sustainable solutions globally. He believes possibilities for next gen mobility, energy system transformation and consumer device enhancement can only be enabled though untethered design. At Qnovo, he is responsible for defining battery management solutions that unlock this potential.

Prior to Qnovo, Sam held various product management and marketing roles at Cisco Systems, Packet Design and LiLee Systems. His experience spans launching and scaling hardware, software and cloud to provide vehicle connectivity at high speeds.

Sam holds an MBA from Berkeley Haas, an MS in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s in computer engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology(BHU).

Sam loves to read and race cars of all sizes in his free time.

Board of Directors

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Vision, execution, success. It has been a winning formula for Nadim at companies including LumaSense, Bookham and New Focus. From his initial work as an EIR at U.S. Venture Partners to co-founding Qnovo, Nadim has nurtured adaptive charging from an interesting concept to shipping products. At Qnovo, he has built a top-notch team blending battery chemistry with software and system expertise to bring Qnovo's vision to smartphones and electric mobility.

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Firstname Lastname

Title

Dania, a Qnovo co-founder, is a battery scientist at heart. She brings a deep base of experience in Lithium-Ion technology and materials from her work at Imara, Nanogram and Greatbatch. Her expertise enables her to understand the theoretical promise of new materials and technology, yet distill it into practical implementations that can be readily commercialized. Dania’s team develops the core battery science behind Qnovo’s battery management algorithms.

View Full Bio

Firstname Lastname

Title

From his days in Macbook engineering at Apple, Fred took “Think Different” to heart, co-founding Qnovo based on a better approach to battery charging. Technically conversant across system, software and silicon domains, he sweats the details that ultimately lead to success. Fred’s team develops our core software products and supports implementation of Qnovo's software into end products.

View Full Bio

Firstname Lastname

Title

Vision, execution, success. It has been a winning formula for Nadim at companies including LumaSense, Bookham and New Focus. From his initial work as an EIR at U.S. Venture Partners to co-founding Qnovo, Nadim has nurtured adaptive charging from an interesting concept to shipping products. At Qnovo, he has built a top-notch team blending battery chemistry with software and system expertise to bring Qnovo's vision to smartphones and electric mobility.

View Full Bio

Firstname Lastname

Title

Vision, execution, success. It has been a winning formula for Nadim at companies including LumaSense, Bookham and New Focus. From his initial work as an EIR at U.S. Venture Partners to co-founding Qnovo, Nadim has nurtured adaptive charging from an interesting concept to shipping products. At Qnovo, he has built a top-notch team blending battery chemistry with software and system expertise to bring Qnovo's vision to smartphones and electric mobility.

View Full Bio

Firstname Lastname

Title

Dania, a Qnovo co-founder, is a battery scientist at heart. She brings a deep base of experience in Lithium-Ion technology and materials from her work at Imara, Nanogram and Greatbatch. Her expertise enables her to understand the theoretical promise of new materials and technology, yet distill it into practical implementations that can be readily commercialized. Dania’s team develops the core battery science behind Qnovo’s battery management algorithms.

View Full Bio

Firstname Lastname

Title

From his days in Macbook engineering at Apple, Fred took “Think Different” to heart, co-founding Qnovo based on a better approach to battery charging. Technically conversant across system, software and silicon domains, he sweats the details that ultimately lead to success. Fred’s team develops our core software products and supports implementation of Qnovo's software into end products.

View Full Bio

Fred Berkowitz

VP Engineering

From his days in Macbook engineering at Apple, Fred took “Think Different” to heart, co-founding Qnovo based on a better approach to battery charging. Technically conversant across system, software and silicon domains, he sweats the details that ultimately lead to success. Fred’s team develops our core software products and supports implementation of Qnovo's software into end products.

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David Coakley

VP Operations

If it needs to be tested, Dave makes it happen. With a solid operations background at eASIC, Technovus and Read Rite, Dave knows what it takes to ramp test infrastructure to the volume and quality level that manufacturers demand.

View Full Bio

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