Leadership

Taking charge of the electric vehicle revolution demands a team of uniquely talented individuals. We’re working in concert to cover the nation with a vast, accessible, and environmentally responsible EV charging network.

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 worlds. She is committed to working closely with automotive OEM & new mobility partners, utilities, and other industry stakeholders to deliver a first-in-class charging experience and 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. 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 private sector, she has been 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. 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 US EPA. Cathy is also an adjunct professor and Precourt Energy Scholar at Stanford University, where she has been teaching and doing research since 2012. 

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

Terry O’Day, Vice President, Product Strategy and Market Development

Terry O’Day

Vice President, Product Strategy and Market Development

Terry O’Day is responsible for developing and leading EVgo’s product strategy and market development. 

O’Day began his career in electric vehicle charging infrastructure with Edison International. He went on to co-found EV Rental Cars, which was the first rental company in the United States to offer only environmental vehicles, such as hybrid, natural gas, and electric cars serving fifteen airports in six states and more than 500,000 customers, with over 700 cars.

When O’Day was first elected as Council member for the City of Santa Monica in November 2010, he led the City’s General Plan: successfully reducing the 25-year projected per capita greenhouse gas emissions from California land use by 31 percent. His other community contributions include the Waterkeeper Alliance, Coro Southern California; The USC Center for Sustainable Cities, Environmental Entrepreneurs and as the Board Chair of the Coalition for Clean Air. He holds an MBA from The UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BA with honors in Public Policy at Stanford University, with a thesis addressing public finance and demand management of electricity.

Rob Barrosa, Vice President OEM Strategy & Business Development

Rob Barrosa

Vice President OEM Strategy & Business Development

Rob Barrosa joined NRG EVgo in July of 2013 to lead the group’s business development efforts. Prior to joining, Barrosa was with AeroVironment Inc. (AV), where he held several roles in product development, engineering, program management, and business development. While there, he helped start the EV Solutions group that provided charging products and services for the latest generation of electric vehicles. He was primarily responsible for leading the business and product development of AV’s charging products and services. There he worked closely with automakers and infrastructure companies to develop the right set of solutions for their business needs. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Loyola Marymount University and an MBA from the University of California Irvine.