SAMANTHA FRICK

Sam Frick has a decade of experience in the renewable energy, mobility and energy access industries. She specializes in working with early-stage and startup companies that bring transformational technologies to nascent, under-resourced, and often risky markets.

Sam has extensive practical experience in the field developing and implementing renewable energy systems internationally in commercial & industrial, micro-grid, and nano-grid markets and developing pioneering electric vehicle charging infrastructure programs. She has a track record of writing winning proposals and building partnerships with U.S. and international government agencies, humanitarian aid groups, utilities, and commercial businesses to meet shared sustainable development goals that benefit people and the planet.

Previously, Sam served as Account Executive at ChargePoint, the largest electric vehicle charging network provider in the US, and Director of Energy Access Business Development for ZeroBase Energy, a micro-grid and hybrid power systems integrator.

Sam began her career in advanced energy with Orisol Energy, a utility-scale wind energy development company where she managed finances and landowner relations and as a Research Assistant for the Renewable Energy and Energy Optimization Divisions of the Michigan Public Service Commission.

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

– R. Buckminster Fuller
THE MKA TEAM IS KNOWN FOR:

This team is responsible for some of our industry’s most incredible firsts, including:

  • Long-term strategic resource & infrastructure planning
  • Off-grid and grid-connected microgrids and mini-grids 
  • Energy storage, fixed & mobile 
  • Mobile & expeditionary power
  • Supply chain & logistics in difficult-to-reach regions
  • Subject matter expertise (SME) in financeable technologies
  • SME in developing economies
  • Regulation & policy modernization
  • Resiliency costs & analysis
  • Stakeholder engagement – from community to executive 
  • Network of strategic partners 
  • Training to industry standards
  • Operational assets dependent on power: telecommunications, water filtration, medicine/vaccine refrigeration, waste
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MK Advisors expands partnership with Nelson Mandela Foundation

In the summer of 2020 for the annual Nelson Mandela Day, MK Advisors teamed with the Nelson Mandela Foundation to provide meals for 130,000 people. MK Advisors is excited to continue our strategic partnership in support of the 2022 UN General Assembly… […]

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We’re Hiring an Executive Assistant & Social Media Assistant

MK Advisors is seeking a tech-savvy, analytical, organized person with a passion for communication and support of executive team functions. […]

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MK Advisors enters into Partnership with Africa Power Initiative

The successful incubation by MK Advisors of Mana Pacific continues to yield promising developments, as the Mana Pacific Board of Directors announced this week the election of the distinguished Ambassador Frankie Reed as the Board’s newest member. […]

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Hawaii Island view of mountains and ocean

MK Advisors incubation, Mana Pacific elects Ambassador Frankie Reed to Board of Directors

The successful incubation by MK Advisors of Mana Pacific continues to yield promising developments, as the Mana Pacific Board of Directors announced this week the election of the distinguished Ambassador Frankie Reed as the Board’s newest member. […]

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MK Advisors Recognized as International Award Winner

MK Advisors was founded in 2015, and since that time our vision has both expanded and focused. Our advisor network has continued to grow and we’ve been able to focus the business on incubations and scaling impact through our strategic partnerships. […]

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