About Recurrent

Today the health of an electric vehicle battery is a black box. Recurrent is working to change that by collaborating with thousands of EV drivers and introducing advanced machine learning.
Our Mission
By providing more transparency and confidence in pre-owned electric car transactions, we will accelerate the overall adoption of electric vehicles. This is key to reducing the 20% of U.S. carbon emissions that are currently produced by light-duty combustion engine vehicles.

Meet the Team

Our team of software engineers and battery scientists partners with great minds and organizations across the US to accelerate EV adoption.

Scott Case

Co-founder & CEO

Prior to founding Recurrent, Scott spent 10 years as Chief Operating Officer of EnergySavvy, an energy efficiency software company where he played a critical role in growing the company to 75 employees and $10M in annual revenue prior to being acquired in 2019. Scott is the 2019 - 2020 Entrepreneur-in-Residence at University of Washington’s (UW) Clean Energy Institute. He also co-founded Ada Developers Academy, a non-profit training program for women and gender-diverse individuals going into software engineering. Scott has a B.A. from Williams College and MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Kyle Rippey

Co-founder & CTO

Kyle has worked in senior engineering and leadership roles at several high growth technology startups over the past 9 years, including: the pet care marketplace Rover, the real estate listing site Estately, and the online legal directory and Q&A site Avvo. Kyle has a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from The University of Alabama.

Bri Dotson

Engineering

Bri is a feminist, tinkerer, musician, and full stack software developer. Bri holds an M.S. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Washington and is a graduate of Ada Developers Academy. After Ada, Bri joined Seattle-based EnergySavvy and spent time there building software for utility companies and their customers. Bri has experience with a wide range of technologies including web applications, data pipelines, and numerical weather prediction. Bri loves building things for people that have a positive impact on the world. When Bri is not working you can find them riding their bicycle or playing their guitar.

Blake Hough

Battery Science

Blake is a data scientist with a strong drive to build products that help people reduce their climate impacts. He was the lead data scientist at EnergySavvy where he blended his love of data science with pipeline engineering and software development skills. Blake has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington and a BS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Priti Wright

Engineering

Priti is an avid alpinist, adventurer, life-long vegetarian and a senior software developer. Prior to Recurrent, she worked at EnergySavvy as a senior full-stack developer, and now she is thrilled to continue to work toward reducing climate impacts through solutions the help everyone. She has worked in technology for more than ten years, and holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Florida State University. She loves working on new ideas, with quick turnaround time and developing prototypes that lead to elegant solutions.

Brian Gerwe

Battery Science

Brian is a PhD from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington. His research focused on spatiotemporally resolving reaction and transport processes in solid oxide fuel cell materials by developing new scanning probe microscopy techniques. He also has experience modeling electrochemical systems and developing software impedance analysis. Brian has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arizona.

Jon Witt

Battery Science

Jon Witt is a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington. He researched electrolysis of carbon dioxide and water on solid oxide electrolysis cells, with the goal of aiding the development of alternative fuels made from renewable energy. Jon also holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University.

Liz Najman

Researcher

Liz is a mathematician who loves hiking, weight lifting, and face-meltingly spicy food. After a varied career in communications and project management, she went back to school to become a climate scientist. Liz holds a MS in Atmospheric Science from Stony Brook University with a focus on climate modeling and stochastic parameterization. For almost a decade, she was the rainbow-haired poster girl for Manic Panic hair dye.

Meghana Hebel

Product

Meghana is a pun-loving senior product manager who is dedicated to designing simple user interfaces and collaborating with great people on solutions that leave a meaningful social impact. She has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University, is an MBA Candidate at the Quantic School of Business and Technology, and has worked at several high-growth technology companies over the past 6 years. Meghana is an aspiring master chef, an avid bookworm, owns an existentialist toy poodle, and has a black belt in karate.

Andrew Garberson

Marketing

Andrew is an avid collector of marketing acronyms. From SEO to CDP to CPA, prior to joining Recurrent he spent 9 years guiding brands through digital transformation as a senior vice president at a leading experience consultancy. Andrew loves to learn and teach, contributing to the marketing community as an adjunct professor and conference speaker. Each year he also commits to learning a new hobby, which has ranged from birding to, most recently and painfully, the sport of golf.

Sue Kim

Engineering

Sue is a horticulture enthusiast, rock climber, cookie monster, and senior software engineer. She studied biochemistry and Russian at the University of Iowa, but discovered computer science and pursued it through self-learning and Ada Developers Academy. She has worked on payment security and FireTV search functionality at Amazon, and been the CTO for an early-stage startup. Sue is a generalist and optimizer who loves to develop technology with good values that solves real problems.

Andrew Leonard

Customer Success

Andrew is a passionate traveler, pilot, photographer, and technophile. After graduating from UC Davis in 2008 with majors in psychology and French, he spent two years teaching in South Korea and France. Andrew has previously worked in aerial surveying, computer repair, photography, education evaluation and nonprofit program management. Andrew has served on the Sonoma County Board of Education since 2015 and enjoys advocating for science literacy.

Marko Iljadica

Sales

Marko is passionate about solving the problems - and uncovering the opportunities - that arise from moving people and things in the most sustainable way possible, wherever that may be. He hails from Sydney and has a background in launching, fixing, and growing business in various industries. Prior to Recurrent, he led sales at an enterprise SaaS commute and mobility startup that was recently acquired. He plans to use his love of deal making and building out sales teams to meet Recurrent's ambitious growth targets.

Maurice Kirejczyk

Engineering

Maurice is a software engineer with a wide array of experience and a concentration in big data processing. A graduate of Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic, he also leverages previous experience at Uplight, Energysavvy, and Microsoft. In the off hours, he enjoys spending time in the woods and darkroom photography.

Joe Erickson

Engineering

Joe is a fiction writer, storyteller, mentor, and improv performer. He has been building web applications since 1998 and has worked on applications for Goodyear, Roadway (now YRC), FirstEnergy, and Sterling Jewelers. He also taught at the Tech Elevator coding bootcamp and worked on building the next generation of their coding curriculum. Joe loves the problem solving of programming. He's always looking to learn new things and mentoring others who want to do the same.

Josh Chen

Engineering

Josh is a podcast enthusiast, (half) marathon runner, indie-hacker, and software engineer. He studied statistics at UCLA, but discovered computer science and pursued it through self-learning and Hack Reacter. In addition, he enjoys building things for people to make everyone's life easier.

Jeremy Levine

Product

Jeremy is a climate-passionate product manager dedicated to preserving and enjoying nature. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Cognitive Science concentrated in Computer Science and uses his expertise to bridge the gap between people and technology in order to craft perfectly tuned software products. Jeremy enjoys anything active and outside, including running, cycling, rock climbing, and skiing.

Hope Miranda

Battery Science

Hope is a data scientist who spends their free time learning how to play new board games, hiking, baking, and crafting. After receiving a BA in Astrophysics from UC Berkeley they were more interested in applying statistics in non-academia settings and found that satisfaction in data science. Their average day includes playing and cuddling with their cat, trying new food, watching all sorts of movies, or getting outdoors. They feel energized by bringing people together in community that focuses on food and crafts.

Pradeep Vundela

Engineering

[Coming soon!]

Max Bitter

Customer Success

Max hails from the Greater Boston area. His career passions center on customer advocacy, education, and problem-solving, and over his career he has brought that energy to helping people in the financial services, travel, and real estate industries. Outside of work, he is a diehard supporter of his alma mater UMass Minutemen hockey and basketball teams, and his hobbies include travel, bodybuilding, hiking, singing, gaming, and skiing (poorly).

Mike Galgon

Board

Mike is a Managing Director of Pioneer Square Labs. Mike co-founded and took public online advertising pioneer aQuantive, prior to selling to Microsoft in 2007. After leaving Microsoft in 2009, Mike served on the boards of Buuteeq (sold to Priceline), EnergySavvy (sold to Tendril), Market Leader (sold to Zillow), Real Networks, Flexe, Pixvana, and Pipeline Deals.

Marty Blue

Board

Martha (Marty) Blue joined Recurrent as a board member with leadership experience in technology, automotive, marketplaces, footwear and apparel. Marty is also a senior advisor at Boston Consulting Group, where she works with carmakers on their EV go-to-market strategies, and an entrepreneur-in-residence at Harvard Business School. Prior to these roles, Marty served as SVP of business development at CarGurus, the largest automotive digital marketplace in the US based on unique monthly visitors. At CarGurus she was an integral part of the management team, reporting to the CEO and COO, and contributed to a successful IPO in October 2017.

Emily Kirsch

Board

Emily is the Founder and CEO of Powerhouse, a clean energy and mobility innovation firm, and the Founder and Managing Partner of Powerhouse Ventures, a seed-stage clean energy and mobility software-focused venture fund. She is the Founder and host of the podcast Watt it Takes and has worked throughout her career on ensuring equity and inclusion in the energy transition.

Paul Straub

Board

Paul is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Wireframe Ventures, an early stage investor backing founders focused on climate, sustainability and human health. Paul holds board seats at Electriphi, Trove.co and Span.IO, and is an investor in Mycoworks, LevelTen and Full Harvest.

Simona Onori

Technical Advisor

Simona Onori is an Assistant Professor in the Energy Resources Engineering Department at Stanford University where she also holds a courtesy appointment in EE. ‍ Her research is in sustainable transportation, clean energy and secondary life battery areas with a focus on hybrid and electric propulsion systems, electrochemical and electrical energy storage devices, emission mitigation devices and grid-storage systems. She is currently the Editor-In-Chief of the SAE International Journal of Electrified Vehicles and Senior Member of IEEE since 2015. Simona holds a Laurea Degree in CSE, an M.S. in ECE, and a PhD. in Control Engineering from University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, University of New Mexico, and University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, respectively.

Dan Schwartz

Technical Advisor

Dan is the founding director of the University of Washington’s Clean Energy Institute (CEI) and the Boeing-Sutter Professor of Chemical Engineering. His research explores transport and reaction in electrochemical systems, including the performance of complex electrodes used in energy storage and conversion. He is a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society and is a board and executive committee member of the Washington CleanTech Alliance.

Aaron Nichols

Advisor

Aaron has 22 years as a senior automotive industry professional with a longstanding and successful track record in various sales and business development roles. He has held leadership roles in a range of early startups including OpenAuto, eVine and Jumpstart Automotive Media, where he was a key member of the leadership team that led to the acquisition by Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. Aaron currently is Director of Partnerships at Hearst Autos.

Arthur Orduña

Advisor

Arthur is the Chief Innovation Officer for Circumference Group, a multi-disciplinary investment management firm, and is leading its investments and advisory work with early- stage technology companies. Arthur was formerly Chief Innovation Officer for Avis Budget Group and ADT, and has a passion for launching disruptive new products and businesses. Along with global mobility and smart home security, he has led high-profile initiatives in cable, satellite and broadband, digital interactive advertising, IoT and embedded software.

Investors

Our backers put their blood, sweat and treasure behind us. We're thankful for them every day.

Company Investors

Core Company Values

A readme before you apply to a role at Recurrent

1. We will be honest with each other because it allows the whole team to work more effectively together towards the company’s ultimate success. 

2. We want to actively move the tech industry to a more diverse and equitable place. Here is what we are doing now.

3. We need to be a trusted independent voice in the EV ecosystem to achieve our mission of getting more EVs on the road. We’ll never misrepresent data in our reports. 

4. We trust our people to make risk-appropriate decisions on their own and that means mistakes will happen. It’s okay as long as we learn from them. 

5. We recognize high impact contributions more than the number of hours spent in a seat. 

6. We’re a remote-first company because we believe it brings advantages in cost, workforce diversity, work-life flexibility and health. 

7. We are pragmatic when it comes to technical and non-technical solutions when solving customer problems. 

8. We believe it’s essential to decarbonize transportation as a way to mitigate climate change, but acknowledge that people need to drive. We simply prefer that it be in an EV.

Careers

We’re a small remote-first team, clustered in the Pacific Northwest but open to adding great people anywhere.

Perks include: 
- Paid medical, dental, and vision
- Home office reimbursement
- 401k program
- Take-as-you-need unlimited PTO
- One week company winter break
- Several work-together annual weeks
- Paid parental and bereavement leave

Get in touch with us if you’re interested but don’t see a position that fits right now.

careers@recurrentauto.com