Dr. Denis Phares


Denis is the Chief Executive Officer. His vision has lead this company from an idea to an emerging industry leader. Denis developed an extensive background in renewable energy technologies as a tenured faculty member in the Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Southern California. He left academia to follow his passion and make an impact in energy storage. Denis holds a Ph.D. from Caltech and an EMBA from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Sean Nichols


Sean serves as the Chief Operating Officer. He manages all aspects of the daily operations including manufacturing, marketing and human resources. Previously, Sean spent 7 years in the mobile and off-grid power industry, at AIMS Power. During his tenure as the Vice President of Sales and Operations at AIMS Power, Sean was a crucial part in the product and business development strategy that positioned the company as a world leader in power inverter technologies. Sean has a BA and an MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno.

David Gong

VP of China Operations and Procurement

David serves as the VP of China Operations and Procurement at Dragonfly Energy. He is an expert in corporate strategy and international operations. Born and educated in China, David has many years of technology business creation and operational experience in the high tech, retail and clean tech sectors. David is an independent senior advisor for the China National Energy Storage Alliance (NGO). David worked for several fortune 500 companies and founded several of his own startups. David holds a B.S. in Physics from the University of Science and Technology of China, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, an M.S. in Physics from the University of Miami, and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.

Evan Humphreys

Director of Engineering

Evan is the Director of Engineering for Dragonfly Energy. His role focuses on product design, as well as the development of manufacturing machinery and automation logic. He graduated from Swarthmore College with degrees in Engineering and Philosophy. Evan designed industrial process machinery and free-lanced as an automation controls specialist for several years.

Garth Anderson

Lead Production Technician

Lead Production Technician – Garth was born and raised in the South Bay Area and has been living in Reno with his wife and kids since 2005. He has worked in the IT industry for close to 25 years providing service to clients ranging from individuals and non-profit organizations to Fortune 500 corporations. Garth received a degree from TMCC where he graduated as a Phi Theta Kappa honor student and member of the Dean’s List. His favorite subject while at college was Mathematics. His hobbies include playing several musical instruments, collecting vinyl records, tinkering with electronics and enjoying the outdoors especially riding waves along the California coast. Garth cares very much about the environment, pushing renewable energy forward and is a proud member of the Dragonfly Energy Corp. team.