ChargePoint Hires Tech Industry Veteran Rex Jackson as Chief Financial Officer
Former Gigamon and JDS Uniphase CFO brings decades of experience to electric vehicle charging leader as the company embarks on the most aggressive growth period in its history
Campbell, Calif. – July 12, 2018 – ChargePoint, the world’s leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network, today announced the appointment of Rex Jackson as its Chief Financial Officer. Jackson brings several decades of experience from a number of notable technology companies, including Gigamon and JDS Uniphase. ChargePoint will look to Jackson’s financial expertise to help advance the company’s financial strategy and operations as the progress towards electric mobility quickens. Jackson joins at an important time for ChargePoint, as the company embarks on the most aggressive growth period in its 10-year history. The announcement comes on the heels of the strategic acquisition of Kisensum, unveiling of a new concept to support the electrification of trucks and aircraft and in advance of several developments that will further deepen ChargePoint’s portfolio as the market transitions to fleets and mass electrification.
“ChargePoint has spent a decade helping to build a new industry and we are seeing the convergence of market forces that will galvanize the mass electrification of mobility,” said Pasquale Romano, President and CEO, ChargePoint, Inc. “Rex joins ChargePoint as we embark on a pivotal time in our history. His portfolio of successes and broad range of experience in technology growth markets make him an ideal fit to help position ChargePoint for long-term growth as we invest significantly to expand our business in the rapidly growing global electric mobility market.”
An established industry leader with more than 10 years in operation and approximately $300 million in funding to date, ChargePoint already delivers more than one million charging sessions each month and is well positioned to make the most of mass adoption of EVs. Today, a driver plugs into the ChargePoint network about every two seconds, and on average, more than 1,100 new places to charge are added every month.
“The electrification of mobility is not just inevitable, but an enormous business opportunity,” said Rex Jackson, Chief Financial Officer, ChargePoint, Inc. “I’m excited to join the industry leader and help prepare ChargePoint for continued growth as market momentum increases and demand for charging solutions accelerates.”
Jackson will oversee the finance, information technology and facilities teams for ChargePoint. He brings a wealth of experience with technology companies to ChargePoint, having served as CFO at Gigamon Inc., JDS Uniphase and Symyx Technologies, and held senior executive positions at Synopsys, AdForce and Read-Rite. Jackson holds a JD from Stanford University and BA from Duke University and is a board member at EMCORE and Energous.