Business Services Team

With a wide range of expertise, experience and training, Emerald Automotive has assembled a highly effective Business Services Team. Focusing on relationships and support makes the team an integral part of managing day to day tasks as well as accomplishing the company’s overall strategic plan.

Sharon Heaton, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Government Affairs

Sharon HeatonSharon B. Heaton is an attorney with over 20 years of experience at the intersection of law, public policy and business. In both the public and private sectors, Ms. Heaton has sought to develop and commercialize new technologies advancing energy efficiency, modernize transportation, advance energy storage options and make energy generation from renewable and green sources (solar, wind, municipal waste, hydrokinetic and biofuel) cost competitive. She has also worked on efforts to modernize the technology and regulatory structure of the transmission grid.

Gary Marble, Marketing and Corporate Communications Director

Gary Marble

Gary has served as Marketing and Corporate Communications Director for Emerald Automotive since 2011.  Prior to joining the Emerald Automotive team, Gary spent three years serving as District Director and Deputy Chief of Staff for U.S. Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, assisting companies and individuals with federal government programs and regulations.

Robb Reed, Financial Controller

Robert Reed

Robb joined Emerald Automotive in January 2012 to manage the company financials and help establish the company headquarters in Hazelwood, Missouri. Robb is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the state of Missouri. He is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). While maintaining internal and external financial compliance with GAAP, IFRS, and IRS standards, Robb also manages the company insurance policies and U.S. office operations. He has been an integral member of the Emerald team and has provided assistance to all aspects of the business.

Ellie Tempest, HR & Office Manager

Ellie TempestEllie graduated from England’s University of Hull in 2011 after completing her Law and Business LLB Degree. Ellie centralized her degree around business law aspects including contractual obligations, international business and corporate company law.

Whilst at university, Ellie took an active part in client negotiation competitions against fellow students. Ellie joined Emerald Automotive immediately after her degree course and is currently working as the Administration Co-ordinator for the UK team responsible for such diverse roles as media, investor and customer event organisation, supplier contracts, engineering administration and website management. Ellie hopes to pursue her role while Emerald expands, therefore producing further opportunities within the company which will allow her to specialise in a chosen field.