Doug Davenport founded ProspectSV with a mission to advance urbantech innovations for sustainable, smart cities. As the founding CEO, he advised numerous clients and partners from the startup, corporate and public sectors as they worked to bring new solutions to mobility, renewable energy and the built environment.
Doug’s 25-year career has revolved around defining complex markets for emerging technology in infrastructure and the environment. Prior to founding ProspectSV, Doug led business strategy and program development for applied technology programs at Berkeley Lab, and was the architect of CalCharge, a nationally recognized effort to accelerate energy storage technology through access to Berkeley Lab’s research talent and facilities. Previously, Doug led consulting teams in Tetra Tech’s carbon management and renewable energy practice areas. He holds a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin.
Mike is the Senior Program Manager with responsibility for electric vehicle initiatives for ProspectSV. Mike has nearly a decade of experience in the electric vehicle industry where he was previously the eFleet Program Manager for CityCarShare, VP of NRG Energy in Houston, General Manager of EV Services, a subsidiary that is developing EV charging services for EV owners now known as eVgo, and served as VP of Business Development for two other EV related companies. Mike got his start in the EV industry at Tesla Motors in 2005 where he was VP of Customer Service & Support. Previous to the EV industry Mr. Harrigan has extensive experience in high technology startup companies having co-founded two successful companies: Network Computing Devices and ShoreTel. Mike has an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering from California State Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Montana State University.
Email: mike.harrigan [at] prospectsv.org
Gary Hsueh, AICP, is the Director of Mobility Programs at Prospect Silicon Valley, where he is
responsible for the development and management of grant-funded demonstration projects, strategic
and business direction, and civic engagement. Gary is Principal Investigator for the FTA MOD
Sandbox Fair Value Commuting Demonstration Project for the City of Palo Alto and ProspectSV’s
project manager for the VTA Accessible Automated Vehicle. He is also leading research projects on
Estimating Impacts of Automated Shuttles, funded by the Mineta Transportation Institute and the
Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Gary brings a strong background in transportation planning
and project management that he developed while working nearly 13 years at Arup, an international
engineering and planning consulting firm. His experience spans a wide range of studies and plans
encompassing public transit infrastructure, transit-oriented development, campus master planning,
Transportation Demand Management and commute pilot programs, and feasibility of new
transportation modes including guideway-based and road-based automated transit. Gary is a
member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and is actively involved with the
Transportation Research Board, serving on committees related to emerging technologies and
automation for public transit. He has also organized breakout sessions focused on public transit and
shared mobility at the TRB-sponsored Automated Vehicles Symposium.
Christian joined the ProspectSV team through the Climate Corp Bay Area fellowship program, where fellows learn valuable professional and leadership skills by working with Bay Area communities and organizations to develop and implement projects that address climate change resiliency. His role at ProspectSV includes leading a workforce development initiative with the Silicon Valley workforce board on electric and advanced transportation, an advanced solar-storage project and other projects. Christian earned his bachelor’s degree in environmental studies (with an emphasis in environmental economics and policy) from University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also a graduate of UCSB’s Technology Management Program, as well as a former intern for State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson. Recently he has taken on managing ProspectSV’s yearly Symposium event, where he coordinates logistics. In his free time, Christian enjoys traveling, being active outdoors, playing and watching a variety of sports, and attending music festivals and concerts.
Email: christian.hosler [at] prospectsv.org
Tina joined Prospect Silicon Valley as the Sponsors Program Manager, where she is responsible for the operation of programs and initiatives to support ProspectSV’s sponsors, startup tenants, and partners, as well as securing grant funding for demonstration projects. Prior to joining ProspectSV, Tina worked as a project manager for Mott MacDonald, a global infrastructure consultancy, where she applied her background in transportation planning to public-private partnerships, funding and strategy consulting projects across the United States. She is experienced with federal, state and local grants for the delivery of various types of transportation projects, including transit, roadway, Intelligent Transport System infrastructure and more. Tina graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Masters in City and Regional Planning and is a certified planner under the American Institute of City Planning (AICP).
Email: tina.hu [at] prospectsv.org
Hilary Davidson is the Marketing Manager at Prospect Silicon Valley in addition to overseeing the on-site Demonstration Center, coordinating networking events, and developing communications. Her desire to focus on sustainability was inspired by an Environmental Biology class where she truly grasped the urgency to take care of our planet. This desire also stemmed from her experience growing up in Santa Cruz, CA, where she created a Save the Earth club with her neighbor at 8 years old.
Hilary holds a B.A. in Creative Arts from San Jose State University, and Associate’s degrees in Fashion Design and Business Administration from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) and Foothill College, respectively. She has over 12 years of professional experience in the garment industry, marketing and production.
Email: hilary.davidson [at] prospectsv.org
Melissa joins Prospect Silicon Valley as a fellow through Climate Corps Bay Area, which provides professional development opportunities for emerging climate protection leaders through implementation of climate change resiliency projects. She earned her B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her passion is to explore environmentally friendly solutions to complex problems in transportation, housing, food, and waste. She also has interests in conservation field work in native flora and fauna, and is an avid cyclist!
Andrew Huynh joins Prospect Silicon Valley as the Grant and Billings Administrator. He has professional experience in government contracting and research administration involving proposal development, project financial analysis, and management reporting. Andrew holds a Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Economics from University of California, San Diego. His personal interests include traveling, self-development, and enjoying nature.
Email Andrew: andrew [dot] huynh [at] prospectsv.org
Taylor Grossman joined Prospect Silicon Valley as a Climate Corps Fellow. He graduated from San Jose State University with a BA in Sociology focusing on community change with a minor in Environmental Studies focusing on green building and efficient design. Taylor has interned with Santa Clara County at the Household Hazardous Waste and the Center for the Development of Recycling programs as well as the Environmental Service Department in Sunnyvale. Taylor has also completed a year long commitment with AmeriCorps, specifically within JusticeCorps where he assisted litigants through family law by providing legal information and counseling. He enjoys a plethora of hobbies such as woodworking, painting, yoga, and backpacking.
Nader has over nineteen years of demonstrated success in foundry business and supply chain operations management preceded by a proven seventeen year track record of integrated circuit process technology development & manufacturing. Nader holds a Ph.D. from Electrical Engineering Department, Imperial College, London.
Rebecca’s experience includes direct responsibility for design, construction and commissioning of over 22 million SF of real estate development worth over $10 billion in construction cost, both as the contractor and as the owner’s representative.
In these capacities, she has provided successful agile leadership to technical teams and contractors creating high performance solutions that are sustainably energy efficient and which incorporate innovative technologies and approaches to meet client goals. She has experience on a broad range of commercial and industrial project types for high-profile global corporations that are adopters of clean tech and energy efficiency solutions.
Joe Aamidor is an expert in the smart buildings market and has extensive product management experience in the building and energy management industry. He most recently served as Director of Product at Lucid Design Group, growing the offering from an occupant engagement solution to an enterprise building management solution for technical users and decision-makers. He also held product management responsibilities at Johnson Controls, managing two applications within JCI’s Panoptix SaaS building management offering. Prior to these roles, Joe was a software sales engineer and spent five years at ICF as a consultant working on energy, environment, and transportation projects for federal and private clients. He frequently speaks at industry events and has been published in Greentech Media and other industry periodicals. Joe Aamidor graduated from Indiana University’s top-rated School of Public and Environmental Affairs with a degree in Policy Studies. In his spare time, Joe likes to cook, hike and spend time in the great outdoors, and tackle handyman chores around the house.
Email: joe [at] aamidorconsulting.com