Jay is managing partner of Cinemagic Partners Ltd, a consulting firm developing clean-tech and high technology ventures. As the former Legislative Director of Plug In America for eight years, Jay tirelessly advocated at the state and federal level for public policy broadly supporting plug-in vehicles. Working with the U.S. Congress as well as consumers, industry, and environmental leaders, Mr. Friedland helped drive over US$14B in government funding for plug-in vehicles as part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. A self-described serial entrepreneur, he has built successful companies, as well as developing key industry alliances between companies both large and small. He has owned and driven fully electric vehicles over 130,000 miles in the last 15 years.