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Blink Charging Co (BLNK.OQ)

BLNK.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Farkas

43 2015 Chairman of the Board, Chief Visionary Officer

Michael Calise

54 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jack Zwick

79 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Director

Ira Feintuch

44 2015 Chief Operating Officer

Robert Birge

44 2017 Chief Marketing Officer

Donald Engel

83 2014 Independent Director

Robert Schweitzer

71 2017 Independent Director

Andrew Shapiro

47 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Farkas

Mr. Michael D. Farkas is Chairman of the Board, Chief Visionary Officer of Car Charging Group, Inc. . Mr. Farkas has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a Member of our Board of Directors since 2010 and is currently Executive Chairman. Mr. Farkas is the founder and manager of The Farkas Group, a privately held investment firm. Mr. Farkas also currently holds the position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Atlas Group, where its subsidiary, Atlas Capital Services, a broker-dealer, has successfully raised capital for a number of public and private clients until it withdrew its FINRA registration in 2007. Over the last 20 years, Mr. Farkas has established a successful track record as a principal investor across a variety of industries, including telecommunications, technology, aerospace and defense, agriculture, and automotive retail.

Michael Calise

Mr. Michael J. Calise is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Calise was previously the Head of North America Electric Vehicle Solutions at Schneider Electric, a world leader in energy management and energy efficiency. While at Schneider, Mr. Calise was responsible for the electric vehicle strategy, product, and services, and took the business from its infancy to one of the top contenders in the electric vehicle solutions industry. Prior to Schneider Electric, Mr. Calise was the founder and principal of EVadvise, an independent advisory firm focused on mass scale electric vehicle infrastructure. While there he helped develop the EV Charging infrastructure technology plan for Marin Transportation Authority’s (MTA) county-wide charger deployment. Prior to EVadvise, Mr. Calise held various executive positions as president, GM and EVP. Mr. Calise received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Buffalo in New York, and is a member of the IEEE, California Clean Cars, Cleantech.org, Plug In America and the Electric Auto Association (EAA), and former board member of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) and the BACC EV Strategic Council.

Jack Zwick

Mr. Jack I. Zwick, CPA, is Chief Financial Officer, Director of Car Charging Group, Inc. Mr. Zwick has served as our Chief Financial Officer and as a Member of our Board of Directors since 2012. Mr. Zwick is a certified public accountant, and he is a founding member of Zwick & Banyai, PLLC, certified public accountants, where he has worked since its inception in 1994. He began his career in public accounting in 1958 in Detroit; he worked with local firms in New York and Detroit until 1969 when he joined Laventhol & Horwath. He was promoted to partner at Laventhol & Horwath in 1973 and became the managing partner of the Detroit office in 1982. He was also an executive director with Grant Thornton (an International CPA firm).   Mr. Zwick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accountancy and a Masters of Science in Taxation from Wayne State University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants; and past Chair of the City of Southfield Zoning Board of Appeal. He was a member of Wayne State University’s Accounting Department Advisory Board. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Health-Chem Corporation, (a public company). He has served on the Executive Committee of senior citizens housing projects and their food committees and served on the board of a private school.   Mr. Zwick currently serves as, and has served in the past five years as a Life Member of the Board of Trustees of the senior citizens housing projects, the Senior Vice President of finance of Sunrise Sports & Entertainment, LLC the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League and was the CFO of American Bio Care, Inc. (a public company). He currently serves as a member of the board of directors and chairman of the audit committee for First China Pharmaceutical Group, Inc., a public company.

Ira Feintuch

Mr. Ira Feintuch is appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Car Charging Group, Inc. . Mr. Feintuch commenced employment with the Company in 2009, and was appointed Chief Operating Officer on March 24, 2015. In his more than five years with the Company, Mr. Feintuch has served as Vice President of Operations. In this capacity, Mr. Feintuch has been responsible for the purchasing, installation, and maintenance of EV charging equipment, the selection and management of third-party electricians and service professionals for the Company and its subsidiaries, as well as developing strategic partnerships and collaborative relationships for the Company.

Robert Birge

Mr. Robert M. Birge is Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Mr. Birge has advised consumer start-up companies on business strategy for the past two years. He previously served as Chief Marketing Officer at Kayak, where he created the company's global marketing function. During his tenure, the company's growth significantly accelerated and Kayak became a household brand in the US and Europe. Birge's earlier career includes global advertising agency TBWA\Chiat\Day, sports and entertainment company IMG, and The Boston Consulting Group where he also helped create the online travel agency Orbitz.

Donald Engel

Mr. Donald Engel is Independent Director of Car Charging Group, Inc. Mr. Engel has over 40 years experience in investment banking and corporate finance. His appointment brings the number of CarCharging board members to six. Mr. Engel served as Managing Director and consultant at Drexel Burnham Lambert for 15 years. Mr. Engel managed developed new business relationships and represented clients such as Warner Communications and KKR & Co., L.P. Mr. Engel also served as a consultant to Bear Stearns and as a Director of such companies as Revlon, Uniroyal Chemical, Levitz, Banner Industries, Savannah Pulp & Paper, and APL Corp. In the last decade, Mr. Engel consulted to Moran Joseph TriArtisan.

Robert Schweitzer

Mr. Robert C. Schweitzer serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Schweitzer has extensive experience as a corporate director and in executive management, financial services, and real estate. Mr. Schweitzer currently serves on the Board of Directors for two public companies. He serves as Chairman of the Board for 1-800-PetMeds (NASDAQ:PETS) and as Lead Independent Director for OmniComm Systems Inc. (OTCQX:OMCM). Mr. Schweitzer most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Shay Investment Services, a holding company whose subsidiaries include Shay Financial Services Inc., a national association of securities dealers and brokers and Shay Assets Management Inc., an investment advisory firm. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Equinox Bank and Northwest Savings Bank, and also as Regional President for Union Planters Bank (now Regions Bank). Mr. Schweitzer also worked as Executive Vice President and Director Corporate Banking Group for Bank of America/Nationbank/Barnett Bank, Inc., Director and Head of the Real Estate, Construction & Environmental Consulting Group for Coopers & Lybrand, Washington, D.C., Vice President & Manager of Mid-Continent Real Estate Division, The First National Bank of Chicago, and Senior Vice President and Manager of Central North American Banking Group at Wachovia Corporation.

Andrew Shapiro

Mr. Andrew L. Shapiro is Independent Director of Car Charging Group, Inc. . Mr. Shapiro founded and currently leads Broadscale Group, a new model of investment firm working with leading energy corporations to invest in and commercialize the industry’s most promising market-ready innovations. Prior to Broadscale, Mr. Shapiro founded GreenOrder, a strategic advisory firm that worked with more than 100 enterprises to create energy and environmental innovation as a competitive advantage. In this capacity, Mr. Shapiro and his team worked with General Electric’s leadership on the creation and execution of its multi-billion dollar “ecomagination” initiative, provided strategic counsel to General Motors on the launch of the Chevrolet Volt, and served as the green advisor for 7 World Trade Center, New York City’s first LEED-certified office tower. GreenOrder’s client list included Alcan, Allianz, Bloomberg, BP, Bunge, Citi, Coca-Cola, Dell, Disney, Duke Energy, DuPont, eBay, Hines, HP, JPMorganChase, KKR, McDonald’s, Morgan Stanley, NASDAQ OMX, National Grid, NBC Universal, NRG, Office Depot, Pfizer, Polo Ralph Lauren, Simon Property Group, Staples, Target, Tishman Speyer, TXU, and Waste Management. Mr. Shapiro and GreenOrder also co-founded the US Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance (US PREF), and created GO Ventures, a subsidiary to incubate and invest in environmentally innovative businesses, which cofounded and financed California Bioenergy, Class Green Capital, and GreenYour.com

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Michael Farkas

6,108,180

Michael Calise

732,361

Jack Zwick

244,247

Ira Feintuch

--

Robert Birge

--

Donald Engel

--

Robert Schweitzer

--

Andrew Shapiro

--
As Of  31 Dec 2014