Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, VoltSafe is a Canadian tech startup that has innovated on the electrical plug, with the first ever prongless magnetic plug for high power. Using ground-breaking, patented technology, VoltSafe has created the world’s safest, simplest, and smartest plug design since electricity came into homes more than 140 years ago. In 2018, VoltSafe pitched on Dragons’ Den, receiving three offers above ask and won the BC Cleantech Newcomer award at GLOBE Cleantech 2020. In 2023, VoltSafe won TWO CES Innovation Awards for its Marine and Home applications. The company’s product pipeline includes magnetic plug replacement solutions for household, commercial, industrial, marine, emergency services, defence, autonomous and electric vehicles and more.
VoltSafe employs an incredible group of entrepreneurial spirits with a passion to innovate, work hard, and play hard.
As VoltSafe’s Ship Skipper, Trevor states that entrepreneurship is like a box of chocolates, you never know quite what you’re gonna get from one day to the next. It’s so dynamic that the only thing he does know is that it will consume you and you will consume it. He loves the team culture and diversity VoltSafe has collectively been built upon.
Circuit whisperer and new age entrepreneur, holding a BASc in Electrical & Computer Engineering from UBC, with a specialization in nanotechnology and microsystems. Sanad has a strong passion for ideation, prototyping, and advancement in electrical designs, and is driven by making the impossible possible.
After almost two decades at Canada’s largest investment banks, Scott brings extensive experience in financial & corporate strategy. He is a proven leader with a passion for financial analysis, corporate finance and business development
Terri’s responsible for VoltSafe’s overall brand direction, digital and social content, customer service and communications. She’s motivated to put VoltSafe on a global map as a blue chip brand and cites the hard work and passion of the tight-knit VoltSafe family working hard towards a common goal as the main reason she wanted to join the team.
With almost two decades of experience in media communications, television production and digital marketing, Alex brings a wealth of marketing knowledge to the VoltSafe team as Chief Executive Floater. She is a proven leader looking forward to sharing her passion and excitement for innovative, clean technologies.
Tashfiq received his bachelor degree from the University of British Columbia in Electrical Engineering. With his expertise in hardware and coding he is pushing and expanding the current boundaries of VoltSafe technology.
Mani is one of VoltSafe’s mobile application development and maintenance gurus with a keen focus on UX/UI front-end elements of application. Mani is the proud papa of a 9 year old dog who, like Mani, exhibits a puppy-like behaviour – full of enthusiasm and energy every day.
Ola is VoltSafe’s gentle giant. A regular in-office doggo of VoltSafe, Ola spends his time trying to avoid the other office dogs (Derby) while patiently waiting for his Dad, Mani, to finish up for the day and take him for a walk and to reward his hard work with a treat.
James’ main responsibility is the creation and development of new product form factors for future products. His passion for creating the look and feel of new disruptive products is what inspires him to work hard everyday. He is an avid athlete and spends his spare time lifting weights along with being a huge Oregon Ducks football fan.
Shahbaj’s areas of focus include power electronics and hardware design. Being able to utilize his Masters’ experience in a fast growing, dynamic company such as VoltSafe is what motivates him each day. He loves taking his dog Shadow for walks to chase every squirrel that catches his eye.
Computer Engineering graduate with experience predominantly in software. He has been exposed to the technical aspects of building a project from the ground up. Solving problems using technology is his passion.
Adrian holds a Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering. A problem-solver at heart, Adrian has a strong understanding of software development, project management, and team leadership. As a Senior Embedded Software Engineer at VoltSafe Inc, he is responsible for managing firmware development for safety critical projects and ensuring the successful delivery of high-quality and innovative products to customers. In his free time, Adrian enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. He is also an avid sports fan and enjoys playing and watching football.
George’s core job is to build new features and software products across the VoltSafe tech stack. He loves the teamwork and exciting tech VoltSafe is developing daily. Citing his favourite snack as being Reese’s peanut butter cups, George also has a random superstition – he has to step evenly with each foot on concrete slabs along a sidewalk. George wants to travel Europe in the near future. In his spare time, when not perusing Youtube, he loves gaming, motorcycles and catching up on zzz’s.
Keenan’s primary focus is on analog circuit design, designing and testing our new tech making it as reliable, robust, and safe as possible. Keenan loves the freedom of being able to invent creative solutions to issues instead of following status quo. In spare time, Keenan loves to read, ride bikes, and wander alleyways in search of discarded microwaves and other electronics, pilfering their precious metallic internals for use in some weird project. As a child his birth mother left him abandoned on the front step of VoltSafe. Although apprehensive at first, the hardware engineers took him in as their own and raised Keenan, teaching him the ways of our kind.
Jonathon joins VoltSafe as a Mechanical Engineer and works on a range of hardware for a variety of our products. He is better known as Jon to most of his friends, and hails from Calgary, Alberta. Jon loves the water so much that he earned a SKGABC Level 1 kayak certification and worked briefly as a guide. He enjoys spending time in the west coast of Mexico and Vancouver Island, both of which have provided a lot of scenic views to fulfill his passions for hiking, camping and photography. Jon is a fan of the late Johnny Cash, and when asked which celebrity he would (if it were still possible) to have dinner with, Johnny’s the one.
Phil leads business development for VoltSafe, driving B2B sales of commercial products and pursuing partnerships for future verticals. He supports the engineering team by researching user pain points and represents the end user during product development. Phil enjoys working to overcome VoltSafe’s monumental challenge as part of an eager, fun and resilient team.
Gaurav is an early riser who hits the ground running before many are even out of bed. His motivation and drive results in him contacting countless retailers and potential partners to procure sales for VoltSafe. He grew up in Vancouver but recently moved to Surrey, and now makes the Fraser Valley home.
VoltSafe Headquarters would not be nearly as efficient nor organized if not for Nazar who works tirelessly to get endless tasks done. When he does have a weekend to enjoy some down time, he tries to figure out the Top 3 Bosnian songs of all time or watches medieval battle re-enactments. His weekends will commonly be described it as “good enough” and as the busiest guy at VoltSafe and a man of few words, it’s also why his bio is this brief too.
Tristan joins VoltSafe as an Embedded Systems Engineering Co-Op from UBC’s prestigious Engineering program. Born in Toronto (yep, he’s a Leafs fan), Tristan has spent most of his life in Kelowna exploring the mountainous landscapes around BC. When not on top of a mountain, he consumes videos about custom mechanical keyboards, learning front end development for his own blog site, and playing video games. His favourite vacation spots are the West Coast Trail and the Moab desert for their excellent biking and hiking trails. He counts Chris Hadfield as the person that he would most like to have dinner and an in depth conversation with, so it’s no surprise that his favourite movie is Interstellar.
Derby loves visiting VoltSafe and encourages people to take her for a walk while she leads the trek with her own leash, pulling the ‘walker’ behind her. A big fan of having her photo taken, Derby also loves peanut butter, ice cream and breakfast, lunch and dinner. Derby spent her youthful months growing up in the VoltSafe office, and has a desk (bed) and play area in the marketing department.
Rich has a direct hand in bringing life to the VoltSafe brand, its tech and products. Rich is a veteran creative designer who produces incredible visual content to help tell the VoltSafe brand story. Rich gets excited about revolutionizing antiquated tech and claims he loves being surrounded by people way smarter than himself
Kris designs engaging and responsive websites for VoltSafe products and ensures website function and stability across multiple devices. She also comes up with great ideas and content for social media. For Kris, VoltSafe has created a fantastic office atmosphere through 3 simple things: an amazing team to bounce creative ideas around and turning them into solutions; unlimited doggo hugs and pets, plus ice cream chats in the kitchen.
As a Customer Success Associate at VoltSafe, Lorraine’s shares her enthusiasm with customers providing a first-class level of service. She loves how much VoltSafe products are making a difference in the lives of everyone from those with accessibility concerns to those who are just looking for a safer, simpler and smarter solution to connect to electricity. Lorraine loves Instagram storytelling, spending time getting to know other people and hearing about their background, as well as volunteering with programs to help those in need.