Alex Bazhinov

Founder and CEO


An inventor and entrepreneur, Alex is driven by the vision of the energy grid that encompasses the many distributed energy resources. He had the idea for Lumin while tending to his first start up, DreamPower, which he founded at the University of Virginia’s iLab while earning his graduate degree at UVA’s Darden School of Business. Alex hails from Moscow, Russia, where he held senior finance positions in global firms–spending six years at Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest nickel and palladium producer, and as CFO at the global manufacturing conglomerate, Sandvik.

Alex’s passion for a business challenge is aligned with his concern for the planet, having witnessed first-hand the negative impact of fossil fuel production around the world. When not chasing patents, Alex is busy at home with three young children and looks forward to his next sailing trip with his wife and first mates in training.