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GOVERNANCE
Executive Management
David Michery
David Michery
Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board
As Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, David Michery has led Mullen and its divisions since its inception in 2014. With over 25 years of executive management, marketing, distressed assets, and business restructuring experience, Mr. Michery brings a wealth of relevant knowledge and expertise to the Mullen brand. He has notably created 12 trademarks so far to develop the company brand and vision.

Mr. Michery is working towards a sustainable future accessible to all by creating a suite of clean-energy electric vehicles at varied price points. With entirely US-based manufacturing and operations, Mr. Michery is also determined to have Mullen play a role in shaping a self-sustaining local economy by creating more jobs in America.

Mr. Michery manages risks and company expectations as a pathway to success and has personally overseen several businesses totaling over $1 billion in transactions. His key strength is being fiscally responsible and leading teams to complete projects on time and within budget. In addition, as a seasoned professional in this space, Mr. Michery has demonstrated skill in building businesses from the ground up and into successful entities that subsequently sold for hundreds of millions of dollars.
David Michery
CEO & FOUNDER
As Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, David Michery has led Mullen and its divisions since its inception in 2014. With over 25 years of executive management, marketing, distressed assets, and business restructuring experience, Mr. Michery brings a wealth of relevant knowledge and expertise to the Mullen brand. He has notably created 12 trademarks so far to develop the company brand and vision.
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Kerri Sadler
Kerri Sadler
Chief Financial Officer

Kerri Sadler is the Chief Financial Officer at Mullen. Before becoming the CFO in July 2021, she served as the internal consultant and interim CFO while leading the Finance and Accounting team through the annual audit, financial reviews, and ultimately, the Net Element reverse merger in 2021. She is focused on developing a world-class Finance, Accounting, and Operations team and leading the transformation from a private to a public company via cross strategic initiatives. Ms. Sadler is responsible for financial reporting, technical accounting matters, internal controls, consolidations, treasury and risk management, and financial planning and analysis. Ms. Sadler has domestic and international experience, which spans commercial and investment banking, automotive, and trading/treasury activities. She has worked with well-known, global companies, including KPMG, Credit Suisse, and Toyota Financial. Most recently, she has worked with emerging growth companies in developing their finance and accounting departments. Her career began with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as a bank examiner/regulator.

Jillian Green
Jillian Green
Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs

Jillian Green spent two-and-a-half years representing insurers globally in claims involving cyber and privacy issues, including data and security breaches, cyber extortion, regulatory penalties, media liability, and consumer lawsuits. Ms. Green brings significant litigation experience as she has litigated a variety of different matters in both, Federal and State courts. She received her Juris Doctorate from Whittier Law School and her Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Fullerton.

Calin Popa
Calin Popa
President - Automotive

Calin Popa has served as President of Mullen Automotive since 2017. Mr. Popa is an energetic executive with an exceptional background in global automotive manufacturing. With over 30 years of international experience, his knowledge spans all aspects of vehicle development and manufacturing from concept to launch. Mr. Popa has led engineering management for various companies, including MAN, Ford, GM, Chrysler, and Fisker in the US, Germany, and Mexico. He holds a Master of Engineering degree in Automotive from the University of Brasov, Romania.

Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis
President of International Operations

Prior to joining Mullen Automotive, Mr. Curtis was the President of Imperium Motor Company. Prior to Imperium Motor Company, he served as a turnaround specialist for Lithia Automotive group in three western states. He also served as Director of Electric Vehicles for the largest privately-owned dealer group in Northern California, which became the top volume EV seller for the Nissan Leaf, Fiat 500 EV and Chevrolet Volt in the USA at the time.

John Taylor
John Taylor
Senior Vice President of Global Manufacturing and Strategic Planning

John Taylor is Senior Vice President of Global Manufacturing and Strategic Planning at Mullen. Mr. Taylor brings a great wealth of experience, including oversight of several plant start-ups and vehicle launches in the U.S. and abroad. After graduating from the Philpot School of Automotive Design in Detroit in 1987, Mr. Taylor started his automotive career at General Motors. At GM, he was involved in eleven major automotive vehicle launches serving as launch manager, operations manager, and machine and equipment manager, among other roles. In 2010, He joined Tesla and was one of the first 50 employees, leading the advanced manufacturing engineering group. Mr. Taylor played a critical role in opening the Fremont facility and manufacturing operations for the Tesla Model S and architecture for future projects.

Marian Petrelecan
Marian Petrelecan
Vice President of Mechanical Systems

Marian Petrelecan has served as the Vice President of Mechanical Systems at Mullen since 2020. He is an enterprise leader who brings over 28 years of international and domestic experience in OEMs and automotive start-ups. Mr. Petrelecan's expertise is in vehicle product engineering, design, homologation, validation, quality, program management, and electrification. He has successfully built engineering teams from scratch for several EV companies such as Fisker, NIO, and Indi EV. In addition, he managed various BMW, Chrysler, Fisker, and NIO teams on several vehicle programs from the concept phase through launch in the US, Germany, Great Britain, and Mexico.

Rainer Schulz
Rainer Schulz
Vice President of Electrical Systems

Rainer Schulz has served as Vice President of Electrical Systems at Mullen since 2021. He is a proven customer-focused executive with broad domestic and international experience in engineering project management, product and process development, new business acquisition, production system, strategic sourcing, supplier management, cost reduction, strategic planning, and budgeting. Mr. Schulz has previously held senior positions with Behr Group, Denso Automotive, Obrist Technologies, and Thermaldynamics International LLC.

Corry Davis
Corry Davis
Vice President of Vehicle Integration and Homologation

Corry Davis is a highly accomplished, results-driven professional with more than 17 years of diverse engineering and management experience. Before joining Mullen in 2021 as the Vice President of Vehicle Integration and Homologation, Mr. Davis held roles as Vice President of Engineering, Director of Engineering, and Chief Engineer at multiple small vehicles and specialty manufacturers. Mr. Davis has a focused technical background in electric traction systems and vehicle integration. He has worked as a technical expert in electric vehicle integration and component development for automotive manufacturers in the United States, China, Korea, and India. As a result, Mr. Davis brings an extensive network of industry experts and a vast knowledge of electric drive system technology and full vehicle development, validation, and proven design methodologies.

Jason Putnam
Jason Putnam
Vice President of Marketing

Jason Putnam has over 20 years of experience working in executive-level sales and marketing positions in the automotive industry. Prior to Mullen, Mr. Putnam was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Motortrak. He led the company’s introduction into the US market and oversaw the success of OEM partnerships with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, and McLaren. In addition, Mr. Putnam brings a strong background in conceptualizing and executing across all online and traditional advertising categories to Mullen’s brand and EV strategy. Mr. Putnam has a Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL.

John Sung
John Sung
Vice President of Finance

John Sung joined Mullen in November of 2019 as the Vice President of Finance. Mr. Sung has 15+ years of finance experience in various industries; he spent four years working for Karma Automotive, nine years for Raytheon, and three years as a financial consultant at Wise Stewart Corporation. At Karma, he was instrumental in developing the accounting system and budgeting framework necessary to measure and plan complex automotive development programs. In addition, Mr. Sung served as a Financial Analyst for various programs, the latest being a large-scale $650M international program with accountability for analyzing key financial metrics. As the Risk and Opportunities manager, he also assumed additional responsibilities, overseeing risk register tools, chairing risk and opportunity board meetings, and aligning program risk and opportunities with company processes. He also has experience working on various DoD and foreign proposals, which has resulted in contracts worth over $100M. Mr. Sung graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and a minor in Business from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Peter Prisbrey
Peter Prisbrey
Vice President of Information Systems

Peter Prisbrey is a versatile professional with a solid background in information technology business processes; he has ten plus years of experience administering IT infrastructure for startups and corporate environments. Mr. Prisbrey gained valuable enterprise experience working for the 500+ employee electric vehicle manufacturer Coda Automotive. His core competencies include cloud and hybrid cloud infrastructure, Windows Server, VMware administration, and data collection. Most recently, he was responsible for the operation of commercial behind-the-meter distributed energy storage systems and the collection and presentation of the system’s data. Mr. Prisbey graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration & Information Systems degree from California State University, Fullerton.

Board of Directors
David Michery has served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Mullen since its inception. His automotive experience began with the acquisition of Mullen Motor Company in 2012; he acquired Coda Automotive assets as an entryway into the EV business. Mr. Michery brings over 25 years of experience within executive management, marketing, distressed assets, and business restructuring. Mr. Michery is qualified to serve as a director because of his operational and historical expertise gained from serving as Mullen's Chief Executive Officer and his experience leading various businesses, including automotive.

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Ignacio Novoa has been investing/managing real estate since 2003. Was in law enforcement for a few years as well as worked security for a government contractor and held secret clearances. Presently work as a real estate consultant and managing investment properties as well as managing my own real estate portfolio.
Mary Winter has been an integral part of Mullen since inception; she has served as a director since 2018. She currently serves as the Secretary of the Corporation and Secretary of the Board of Directors. Formerly, she was the Vice President of Operations for Mullen since 2014. Ms. Winter is qualified to serve as a director because of her business and operational knowledge of Mullen.
Mark Betor has served as director of Mullen since 2018, and he served on the Compensation Committee for the same period. Mr. Betor is a retired businessman and law enforcement officer. Since retirement, he has been involved with real estate investments and private business. Mr. Betor is qualified to serve as a director because of his vast experience within investments and private businesses.

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Jonathan New has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Motorsport Games, Inc. since January 2020. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. New was CFO of Blink Charging Co (NASDAQ: BLNK) from July 2018 to January 2020. Before Blink Charging Co, Mr. New was CFO of Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) from 2008 to July 2018. Mr. New is an experienced, driven, and creative CFO with over 30 years of corporate finance and accounting experience. He has a career of leading rapidly growing businesses through levels of increasing success. Mr. New is a Florida Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. New is qualified to serve as a director because of his in-depth experience within finance, accounting, and public markets.

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William Miltner has served as a litigation attorney for over 30 years. For 13 years, Mr. Miltner successfully co-founded and co-managed the law firm of Perkins & Miltner, LLP, a respected San Diego litigation firm. When co-founder David Perkins left law practice in 2006, Mr. Miltner co-founded Miltner & Menck, APC, a full-service law firm in San Diego, CA. Mr. Miltner has represented many publicly traded and private companies, including residential developers, construction contractors, title insurance companies, and banking and lending institutions. His substantial experience includes representing and defending clients in complex property, general business, construction, title insurance and lender litigation, and transactional matters. Mr. Miltner is a member of the American and San Diego County Bar Associations and American Business Trial Lawyers Association. He was admitted to The State Bar of California in 1988. Mr. Miltner is qualified to serve as a director because of his knowledge and experience within law practice areas and litigation matters.

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Kent Puckett has served on Mullen’s Board of Directors since 2018, serving on the Audit Committee during that time. Previously, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Mullen. Mr. Puckett is an experienced CFO with a proven track record of establishing cross-functional partnerships to deliver stellar results. He has led many companies in their audit and disclosure requirements, creating operations, marketing, and sales division budgets of multi-million dollars and being accountable for allocating resources to exceed profit and sales goals. Mr. Puckett has a B.S. in Business Administration from Pensacola Christian College and Advanced Studies in Management, Finance, Compliance, Insurance, Financial Consulting, Taxation, and Financial Reporting, focused on Public Companies reporting and audit requirements. Mr. Puckett is qualified to serve as a director because of his extensive finance and accounting background and experience.

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Board Diversity Matrix (As of July 1, 2022)
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Total Number of Directors
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Part 1: Gender Identity
Directors
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Part II: Demographic Background
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Committee Composition
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NOMINATING & GOVERNANCE
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Governance Documents
Corporate Governance Guidelines
Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
Audit Committee Charter
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Charter
Compensation Committee Charter