We are Verve Connect

Verve Connect is a UK company with its headquarters in London. Our operations cover the UK, EU and Asia Pacific regions, enabling the synchronised management from product planning, sales and care in the UK/EU to its engineering, development and production facilities in the Far East.

Our energy portfolio is marketed under the ‘V-Go’ brand for EV charging and power storage solutions. The ‘IMO’ brand is used for our connectivity portfolio, which is well established with multi-million units sold in the UK since 2016. We pro-actively support our local partners to provide solid products with state-of-the-art technology, supported by high-quality supply chain management.

Mission and Vision

Our aim is to provide affordable technology to all. We help people and businesses to benefit from our latest products by providing innovative and reliable solutions, supported by unrivalled support and aftercare services.

Our Quality Commitment

Here at Verve Connect, we are committed to providing the best quality products and services to our partners and end users. We operate an ISO based Quality Management System throughout our business. Our factories are accredited by leading industry organisations and work to internationally recognised ISO standards

Meet the Team

Our leadership team is made up of a group of experienced and passionate industry professionals, who have built an organisation that delivers reliability to all our customers and partners in everything we do.

Chris Edwards - Chief Marketing Officer

Chris Edwards

Chief Commercial Officer

Chris is responsible for leading and developing the business to ensure it focuses on growing its business in line with market and customer needs.

With extensive international experience in the communications, electronic and distribution industry, Chris has held senior roles with Vodafone, Tech Data and Liberty Global. Managing the commercial delivery though product, managing sales channels and ensuring the final proposition provides end customer satisfaction is part of Chris’s skill set.

Through a deep knowledge of the value chain Chris adds a unique dimension to the team with commercial, marketing and product development expertise that will ensure solid commercial value with our partners and end customers alike.

Chris is a keen motor sports enthusiast, loves travelling and enjoys good food and wine, he also likes to get out into the great outdoors when time allows.

WU Sa

Managing Director

WU Sa is responsible for the building, expansion and day-to-day running of this energetic company, overseeing business and portfolio strategy and the establishment of a highly efficient and reliable engineering and supply chain capability.

Presided by him, our business philosophy is focused on delivering engineering expertise and business reliability through our people and products. This principle has ensured that the business keep delivering value to our long-standing International telecom carrier partners and in recent years, the same proven approach starts to benefit our new retail and wholesale partners in the energy charging sector.

Prior to that, Wu Sa played leading roles in driving sales, technical marketing and product management at ZTE’s UK and Europe Region, Orange Business Services and Siemens Optical Fiber Cables.

Wu Sa is a passionate long-distance runner, tennis player and seasonally die-hard Muay Thai and scuba-diving enthusiast!

Steve Hudson - Quality Advisor

Steve Hudson

Quality Advisor

A Quality Assurance & Social Accountability specialist, Steve joined Verve Connect in an advisory capacity in 2018 supporting all aspects of the Verve Connect quality assurance and industry accreditation program.

Steve enjoyed a 25-year career with Vodafone culminating as Head of Global Device Product Assurance supporting Vodafone’s global device quality and supply chain programme. When Steve left Vodafone he went on to head Q Assure, an experience rich company that have been applying their extensive knowledge of management systems, product development and manufacturing processes to support a select number of clients across very diverse industries.

Stephen Zhang - Head of Product & Supply Chain

Stephen Zhang

Head of Products & Supply Chain

With over 15-years’ experience in the technology industry in various product, project and sales management roles, Stephen is focused on delivering high standard solutions for the best results for clients and businesses.

Since joining in 2015, he has led the planning and development of all our radio-based consumer electronic devices and more recently, the electric vehicle charging solutions.

He is also responsible for leading the supply chain team in providing high quality manufacturing planning, product demand and distribution management. The supply chain’s efficiency and effectiveness are one of the cornerstones of our company that ensures our business reliability and customer satisfaction.

As a Manchester City supporter, Stephen enjoys going to watch games as well as playing football with his friends. He also likes to play the occasional round of golf!

Dr Jean-Francois (JF) Fava-Verde - Technology Advisor

Dr Jean-Francois (JF) Fava-Verde

Technology Advisor

JF became an advisor of Verve Connect in early 2015. He has over 30 years’ experience in the telecoms industry, having held senior management positions in Raytheon, Racal and Orange in the US, Australia and Europe.

He is a Lead Technologist at Innovate UK, where he provides thought leadership on digital connectivity, including the Internet of Things and 5G. Prior to joining Innovate UK, JF was Head of Innovation at Orange Business Services, where he managed a collaborative innovation program for Orange’s customers and partners, dealing with digital innovations in health, transportation, finance and other sectors, in areas such as contactless, mobility or the Internet of Things.

In addition to his research activity in the field of history of science and technology, JF is a keen hill walker.

Raphael Barreto

Technical Manager

Raphael looks after the technical operations of all the EV charger products for the V-Go business unit of the company.

Specialising in mechanical engineering, he has extensive experience in collaborative engineering projects as well as working independently. This background, combined with his strong initiative, ensures that Raphael and his team deliver high quality, well-rounded products.

His great attention to detail, deep technical background and creativity makes him the perfect member to our core team.

Prior to that, Raphael gained his Masters in Engineering. He is also an avid percussionist and loves to play 80s rock in his band with his brothers.

Shelia Wang - Head of Marketing & Operations

Sheila Xiaolan Wang

Operation and Customer Care Manager

Sheila looks after business operations including marketing activities on PR, social and digital aspect of the Verve Connect, IMO and V-Go brands. In recent years, she was instrumental in ensuring our customer satisfaction through managing the customer care and support platform.

Prior to that, Sheila was heading the company’s marketing and PR for many years focusing on the support of the IMO business.

Before joining Verve Connect, she was the key driver of ZTE’s marcoms in the UK and Europe, including branding, PR, advertising, sponsorship deals and sales promotions.

Sheila is an enthusiastic gym-goer, regular dance class attendee and also has recently embarked on a journey to learn to play piano.