Senior Executive Profiles
Alex Sorokin, Chief Executive Officer
Mr Sorokin is Co-Founder and General Partner of Persephone Capital Partners. He has been a Chief Executive Officer, business advisor and director of US and international companies across industries in his 30 year career.
Prior to joining Cella Energy, Mr Sorokin was CEO of Ener1, a lithium-ion battery manufacturer and system developer, responsible for reorganising the business. Other industries served in his career include consumer products, medical services, media, technology, defence, mining, and automotive. Companies served have ranged from start-ups to multi-billion revenue conglomerates.
Mr Sorokin is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University.
Chris is Managing Director at Cella.
An enthusiastic, respected completer-finisher with a passion for moving technology through the product cycle and into the market place, Chris has a proven track record of delivering programmes ranging from multi-million multi-party consortia to commercially funded packages of work for single clients. Now the Managing Director of the company as it enters its next phase of product development and delivery.
Chris has a PhD from the University of Sussex.
Nicholas Brunero, Chief Administrative Officer
Mr. Brunero is Chief Administrative Officer of Cella Energy and an associate of Persephone Capital Partners. Prior to joining Cella Energy, Mr. Brunero was President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Ener1, Inc., a lithium-ion battery company and system developer previously listed on NASDAQ, where he worked with Mr. Sorokin on reorganising the business.
In addition to holding various management and board positions, Mr. Brunero has extensive law firm and general counsel experience delivering practical business solutions to complex legal issues in connection with general corporate matters, restructurings and turnarounds, public and private financings, cross-border joint ventures and acquisitions, governance and compliance, employment and immigration, intellectual property matters, commercial litigations and arbitrations, and SEC and FINRA investigations.
Mr. Brunero received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bates College and graduated with honors from Brooklyn Law School, and he also serves as a registered FINRA arbitrator.