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For nearly 20 years, Vertical Partners West has promoted a culture of integrity, innovative thinking, and exceptional customer service while creating immense brand loyalty. We aim to meet our customers’ needs whether thru a simple, off-the-shelf battery solution or a highly complex custom solution. VPW will see you through your project.

As a premier energy storage solutions provider based in the U.S., we consistently collaborate with our supply chain and partners to ensure we deliver only the highest quality products and services. Our products use high-quality 100% tested cells, and our validated manufacturing system yields a low variation of our product’s key performance parameters.

We have a robust toolbox of energy storage solutions that, with well-structured sourcing and quality control, reduces certification and regulatory compliance and, ultimately, time to market.

See more of the VPW team, partners, and testimonials below.


Keith Wallace
Keith WallaceCEO

Robert Tabaracci
Robert TabaracciCFO

Ryan Mendenhall
Ryan MendenhallDirector of Sales

Antonio Reis
Antonio ReisDirector of Engineering

Keith joined VPW in 2011 and brings an extensive background in brand development, brand management, marketing strategy, and sales. Keith has spent the last 20 years building successful companies across various industries and product segments. Always striving for improvement, never settling for “good enough” keeps our chief executive officer pushing the company forward.

Robert manages the company’s finances in addition to overseeing all operational functions of the business. Over 20 years of financial management, accounting, and business experience, Robert has worked privately and publicly held companies in various industries. Robert earned his B.S. in Business, Master of Accountancy, and MBA, from the University of Montana.

Ryan brings a 25-year background in both sales and marketing to VPW. Joining our team in 2019, Ryan will be responsible for sales management across multiple channels, including OEM, Commercial/Industrial, Distribution, and consumer. Ryan looks forward to providing custom solutions to clients, growing our revenue, and in turn, growing our sales team.

Joining VPW in 2020, Antonio leads our engineering and product, development teams. Antonio brings over 30 years of experience in battery engineering, manufacturing, and a comprehensive hands-on background in all areas of product and process development. Antonio earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology, Energy Generation, and Distribution.

Raymond Lee
Raymond LeeSupplier Relations and Quality Assurance Manager
Vivian Chen
Vivian ChenSupplier Side Logistics Coordinator
Jason Koneval
Jason KonevalProduct Development
Robin Abravanel
Robin Abravanel Purchasing & Logistics
Brian Pintello
Brian PintelloElectrical Technician
Tiffany Wallace
Tiffany WallaceExecutive Assistant & Human Resources Coordinator
Rick Wegner
Rick WegnerInbound Quality Control
Andrew Sarver
Andrew SarverHobby Brand Manager
Brandi Nelson
Brandi NelsonPurchasing
Tomas Barrera
Tomas BarreraWarehouse Manager
Tim Winde
Tim WindeEastern U.S. Sales
Jeff Bennett
Jeff BennettWestern US Sales
Caleb Hager
Caleb HagerVisual Communications & Marketing Specialist
Jason Budwiser
Jason BudwiserWarehouse Associate
Jeremy Johnston
Jeremy JohnstonController
Niva Suwal
Niva SuwalElectrical Engineer
Brandy Stevenson
Brandy StevensonElectro-Mechanical Assembler II
David Jolliffe
David JolliffeCustomer Service Representative


VPW works with some of the brightest startups and established leaders in the world.

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin





Vita Inclinata

Universal Studios FL

Birds Eye View Aerobotics

Birds Eye View

Ascent Aero Systems

Ascent Aerosystems

AVA Propulsion

AVA Propulsions

Empire Unmanned

Empire Unmanned

Identified Technoligies

Identified Technologies



UAV America

UAV America

UAV Solutions

UAV Solutions



X Craft

X Craft


As an action sports cinematographer I have to be ready for anything. We rarely get a second chance to catch that perfect shot, so I have to count on my equipment to be rock solid and reliable. Venom batteries and chargers have always provided the power and consistency we count on in the field.

Todd Moen Testimonial imageTodd Moen, Catch Magazine

After an extensive due diligence we decided to work with Venom Power, time has proven to be the right decision. For starters we can ship our batteries using ground transportation, being Venom is a US based company. Their superb build quality of their professional products is the best we have seen and experienced. And most important to us is their excellent support, quick, diligent and predictable, just as we need. We will most definitely continue trusting Venom Power to supply our power needs.

Todd Golley Testimonial imageTodd Golley, COO/Founder Aker - Agricultural UAV Service Provider

As a licensed commercial UAS firm, we rely on Venom batteries to power our systems so we can provide flight services and train our students. These batteries have proven themselves in extreme temperatures and under demanding conditions, and the well-balanced cells consistently perform. All of our Venom products provide consistent results that we have come to rely on, and in most cases, have outperformed the competition. We trust the Venom team for our power requirements because the batteries are well-constructed, they work better than expected, and the staff provides unparalleled customer service.

Avion Unmanned Testimonial imageAvion Unmanned, Founder

For more information on the VPW or any of our products please contact our sales department:

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