Arcady is a co-founder of FreeWire Technologies and serves as the Chief Executive Officer. He has led the company from ideation, formation, incubation, and now customer acquisition and revenue growth. Prior to FreeWire, he spent 7 years in the finance industry, most recently the investment firm, GMO. He focused heavily on emerging markets, creating a best-of-breed financial database analytics suite that is now used throughout the firm to trade over $130B worth of assets. Arcady holds 2 bachelor’s degrees from Boston University, as well as an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Hass School of Business.
Dr. Carolin Funk
Dr. Carolin Funk joins the team to focus on scaling and streamlining the production process. Prior to FreeWire, she was the Director of Venture Technology, where she orchestrated the strategic partnership between FreeWire and Siemens. Earlier in her career, she worked as a Project Director for the German Energy-Agency in Berlin, driving public-private partnership project with European utilities and governmental organizations. Dr. Funk holds masters degrees in mechanical engineering and business administration from the Technical University of Berlin and a doctorate degree in automotive engineering.
Jawann Swislow is a co-founder of FreeWire Technologies and serves as the Chief Technology Officer. He manages all aspects of the company’s software developments and integration with the hardware systems. Prior to FreeWire, Jawann spent six years in the investment management software industry, all with one of the largest players in the market, Eagle Investment Systems (a wholly owned subsidiary of BNY Mellon). Jawann holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Vermont, as well as an MBA from the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.
Director of Engineering
Rich Steele is a co-founder of FreeWire Technologies and serves as the Director of Engineering. He spearheaded the effort from development to production of the Mobi Charger and Mobi Gen product lines. Prior to FreeWire, Rich spend years in the lithium-ion battery cell industry, developing and managing pack technologies at Leyden Energy before its acquisition by A123 Systems. His previous roles included many years in aerospace engineering, designing spacecraft components at Lockheed Martin.