The Tigo Team

Enabling safer, smarter, better PV solutions.

Our international team combines an expertise in semiconductors, power electronics, and solar energy, to deliver innovative, reliable MLPE.

Tigo Leadership

The Tigo Executive Team includes leaders with deep domain expertise and experience with high growth technology companies.

Zvi Alon

chairman and ceo

Zvi Alon is the CEO and Chairman of Tigo Energy, Inc. In Silicon Valley, he has had a successful business career over the last 30 years as an executive, partner, and advisor to various venture capital groups in high tech, clean tech, and real estate. Internationally, he has served as chairman, chief executive, president, and founder of several companies - two of which IPO'ed into the public market: NetManage in the US and NetVision in Israel. Most of his investment activities have been focused in the US, Israel, and China with worldwide beneficiaries.

Zvi is the Founder and Chairman of the California Israel Chamber of Commerce (CICC). The CICC is a not-for-profit, non-governmental membership-supported organization dedicated to strengthening business and trade relations between California and Israel. The CICC is serving its +5,000 companies, business executives, and investor members by proactively supporting joint venture programs between the two communities.

Zvi is a Co-Founder of the California Israel Angels (CIA). The CIA's investment focus is driven by opportunities that combine activities in both California and Israel.

Zvi serves as a Vice Chairman for one of the leading universities in Israel, Ben Gurion University, known for advanced research in green technology, clean energy, medical, and advanced nanotechnology. He donated and dedicated a research building for advanced studies at the university.

Zvi is well known for his philanthropic efforts in the Bay Area of California and in Israel. In 1995, he established The Alon Family Foundation for the purpose of improving the quality of resources for charitable organizations. Contributions have been made specifically in the fields of education, medicine, and social services.
Danit Neeman

Chief Financial Officer

Danit has 20 years of financial leadership experience in both the public and private sectors. Most recently, she served as VP of Finance for seven years at Actelis Networks, Inc., a leading provider of broadband-over-copper solutions. Prior to Actelis, she was a worldwide controller at Sheer Networks Inc., a networking company acquired by Cisco Systems. She has held managerial positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young as a financial auditor of high-tech companies.
Anita Chang

Chief Operating Officer

Anita is responsible for leading Tigo’s product delivery and fulfillment obligations worldwide. She comes to Tigo with more than 17 years of experience in global Sales, Engineering, Quality Assurance, Product Management and Supplier Management roles across the consumer devices, optical storage, touch solutions, and data communication industries. Previously, Anita has held various leadership positions at TE Connectivity, Quanta Storage Inc., and Taiwan Video & Monitor Corp. (part of TPK group).
James (JD) Dillon

Chief Marketing Officer

JD's experience spans the U.S. Armed Forces, semiconductors, solid-state drives, solar inverters and batteries. His functional leadership has impacted pricing, new product introduction, customer experience, and communications at all levels. Most recently, JD spent over 3 years as the VP of Marketing and Pricing at Enphase Energy, the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters to the PV industry.
Jurgen Krehnke

Chief Commercial Officer

Jurgen is a veteran of the renewable energy industry in a variety of leadership capacities and continues to serve as Director, Solar Electric Industry Association, and as Chairman of the Utility Solar Project Division. Previously, as Chief Executive Officer at Sunfolding, Inc. he successfully raised Series A and B funding and helped establish the company as a serious industry player and win awards such as “Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer”. As Chief Executive for KACO New Energy Inc., he created over one hundred green manufacturing jobs in San Antonio, Texas. As President of SMA Solar Technology America, LLC he grew revenues to hundreds of millions of dollars in North America while establishing US manufacturing and a nation-wide service organization.
Danny Eizips

VP Engineering

Danny is responsible for the development of firmware and hardware. Danny brings to Tigo Energy over 20 years of experience specializing in the design, development, implementation, and support of firmware and hardware. His broad experience spans from microcontrollers, hardware-specific drivers, real-time applications, and programming to debugging.
Jing Tian

Chief Growth Officer

Jing has a fifteen-year track record of technical and business success at companies such as Credence, Solfocus, Shift Energy, and Trina Solar. Her past twelve years have been spent in the solar industry, focused on the profitable growth of equipment manufacturers across the PV ecosystem. She launched the TrinaSmart Module with Tigo while the Head of Global Marketing and President of Trina Solar USA.
Cathal McCarthy

Chief Customer Officer

Cathal has enhanced the customer experience at multiple high-growth technology companies during his career. He spent 16 years at Apple, leading the Direct Sales and Customer Support for its online, and retail organizations across 40 countries. At eBay, as VP Worldwide Customer Experience, he helped restructure the Customer Support organization. He also served in key leadership roles at XSELL Technologies (COO), Marriott, and Ziff Davis.
Archie Roboostoff

Vice President, Software

Archie began as a software developer and has seen increased responsibilities in the areas of engineering, product management, and software architecture throughout his career. Most recently, he served as Product Portfolio Director at Micro Focus (MFGP), an international enterprise software company focused on digital transformation. He also serves the community, with 6 years on the Second Harvest Food Bank board.

Board of directors

Zvi Alon

Alon Ventures

Zvi is Chairman and CEO of Tigo Energy. He has had a successful business career over the last 30 years as an executive, partner, and advisor to various venture capital groups in high tech, clean tech, and real estate. Internationally, he has served as chairman, chief executive, president, and founder of several companies - two of which IPO'ed into the public market: NetManage in the US and NetVision in Israel. Most of his investment activities have been focused in the US, Israel, and China with worldwide beneficiaries.
Michael Splinter

Wisc Partners

Mike was President and CEO of Applied Materials from 2003 to 2013 and Chairman of the Board between 2009 and June 2015. He is a 40-year veteran of the semiconductor industry and has led Applied Materials to record revenue and profits during his tenure. A recipient of the Robert Noyce Award, he serves on the boards of the NASDAQ Group and the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. TSMC. He advises on the boards of a number of small companies and academic organizations like the University of Wisconsin Foundation.
John Wilson

Energy Growth Momentum

John is a growth capital investor, investing in high-growth private companies in the energy sector. He is a founding member of Energy Growth Momentum LLP and holds several non-executive roles in operating companies. Prior to EGM, he worked at Simmons & Company, Lime Rock Partners and First Reserve. He holds a MA Joint Honours in Economics and International Relations and a Corporate Finance Diploma (CFQ) from ICAEW and CISI.
Stanley Stern

Alnitak Capital

Stanley Stern currently holds three executive positions: Chairman of the Board at SodaStream International, Ltd. since 2015; Chairman of the Board at Audiocodes since 2013; and Managing Partner of Alnitak Capital since 2012. His experience includes senior level roles at major technology and medical device companies.
Tomer Babai

Clal Industries

Tomer is as a Senior Analyst at Clal Industries and Vice President at ClalTech, Access Industries and Clal Industries technology investment arm in Israel. Prior to joining Clal in 2013, he worked as a senior consultant at PwC Advisory Services Department, providing financial advice to leading companies on merger & acquisition, debt repayment and valuation. He serves on multiple boards. Tomer holds a BA in Accounting and Economics and an MSc in Finance (cum laude), both from the Tel Aviv University. He is also a CPA in Israel.
Hans Mehn

Generation Investment

Hans Mehn joined Generation in 2008 from Swiss Re and is the Senior Portfolio Manager for the Climate Solutions Fund, a $683M fund focused on public and private equity investments. Previously, Hans worked at Swiss Re since 1995 in the management of private equity and related investment as well as in the Corporate Finance department of Smith Barney Inc.
Joan C. Conley

Joan is currently an advisor to public company leadership teams and Boards on the design, development, and execution of corporate governance and ESG programs. In December 2020, after nineteen years in the role, she retired from her role as the Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary at Nasdaq, Inc., where she was responsible for the Nasdaq Global Corporate Governance Program and the Nasdaq Global Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program and the Nasdaq Educational Foundation. She currently serves in the Board of EJF Acquisition Corp. (“EJFA”). She holds a BA from Dominican University and her MS from Loyola University of Chicago.‍

Investors

Alon Ventures

Alon Ventures, is a private investment entity established in 2006 dedicated to long-term investments.

Based in the Silicon Valley, California. Actively involved in various High Tech, Clean Tech as well as Real Estate investments. Alon Ventures selectively invests in high-quality companies with the potential to deliver excellent long-term returns. Alon Ventures is active in the US, Israel and China.

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Energy Growth Momentum

Energy Growth Momentum is an impact investor specialising in high-growth digital technology to improve the commercial and carbon efficiency of energy assets. The decarbonisation of the energy sector requires a decentralised asset base integrated, interconnected and optimised via digital technology. EGM backs talented management in the sector with capital, operational expertise and an industrial network – supporting entrepreneurs through their next phase of growth.

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Clal Industries

Clal Industries is one of Israel's leading holding companies with a portfolio of significant investments in various industries - including heavy industry, biotechnology, hi-tech, and energy. The company is engaged, directly and through its subsidiaries, in acquiring and selling businesses, as well as in developing the companies it is invested in. Its main holdings include Hesher (Israel's cement monopoly), Taavura (a large logistics and transport company), CBI (a leading biotech holding company), and Golf (one of Israel's largest fashion chains). Clal Industries is fully owned by Access Industries, a global holding company with significant stakes in companies in the following industries: natural resources, chemicals, telecommunications & media, real estate, and technology & e-commerce.

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Generation Investment

Generation Investment Management LLP is dedicated to long-term investing, integrated sustainability research, and client alignment. It is an independent, private, owner-managed partnership established in 2004. Generation aims to invest in high-quality companies at attractive prices that will deliver superior long-term investment returns. Sustainability research plays an important role in forming its views on the quality of the business, management, and valuation. Generation has offices in New York, Sydney, and London. It is authorized and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority.

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