Michael D. Farkas
Founder, Executive Chairman, and CEO
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 more than $200 million for a number of public 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, and automotive retail.
Brendan S. Jones
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Jones joins Blink following his role as COO at Electrify America, LLC, from September 2016 to March 2020, where he was the very first employee and built the company from a startup into one of the largest, ultrafast EV charging companies in the world. He led strategy, design implementation, and management teams and negotiated contracts for charging services with numerous leading automotive OEMs. His leadership skills, paired with artful contract negotiations, led Electrify America to manage and install over $30 million in Level 2 EV charging stations and $500 million in DC fast charging infrastructure.
Mr. Jones’ 25 years of automotive and EV charging industry experience positions Blink’s senior management team among the strongest in the industry. Highly regarded as an industry expert in the EV industry, Brendan S. Jones brings his years of leadership, his comprehensive understanding of the challenges faced by new industries, and his skills in strategic planning to Blink Charging’s executive team.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Rama joins Blink following nearly a decade with NV5 Global, where he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From October 1997 until August 2011, Mr. Rama held various accounting and finance roles with AV Homes, Inc. (formerly known as Avatar Holdings, Inc.), including Principal Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, and Controller. Mr. Rama has nearly 30 years of experience in construction, development, and real estate management.
Mr. Rama’s depth of experience includes the strengthening of financial systems for high-growth companies, SEC reporting, due diligence and the leading of acquisitions, capital market transactions, and establishment and maintenance of internal controls. Mr. Rama earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant.