CEO & Founder
Over 15 years of experience in building and leading teams to deliver impactful and innovative research in demand response, vehicle-to-grid and data analytics for the electricity grid.
Prior to joining eIQ, Sila formed and led the Grid Integration, Systems and Mobility (GISMo) Department at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in 2015 raising close to $20M in research funding. She also managed Stanford’s Bits and Watts initiative. Sila spent over 10 years at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a deputy of the Demand Response Research Center and leading the grid integration initiatives. Her efforts led to the development of OpenADR and machine learning applications for electricity grid planning with high penetration of distributed energy resources.
She received SLAC’s Director’s award in 2017, the C3E Research Leadership Award in 2014, and Leadership in Smart Grid Acceleration Award in 2010.
VP Business Development & Founder
Former Head of North America e-Mobility strategy for Schneider Electric, and key architect of the global strategy.
From 2012 to 2016 Yann led an internal startup at Schneider Electric to develop an IoT smart thermostat business (www.wiserair.com). From 2009 to 2012 he was based in the Paris HQ where he managed all marketing operations for the 1B+ Euro controls & devices business in EMEAS for Schneider Electric. Prior to Schneider Electric, he spent 12 years with Legrand in US & European product management & sales roles.
Yann majored in business in France and then completed his executive MBA at the Syracuse University GSM.
Over 8 years of experience in innovative research and development focused on data-driven methods to integrate HVAC, electric vehicles, and battery storage systems into the electricity grid as flexibility assets. In 2017, raised $4M at SLAC to fund research on vehicle-to-grid and smart charging-driven planning for EV charging infrastructure.
Winner of R&D Magazine‘s R&D 100 Awards for his work on estimation of renewable energy generation in the distribution grid.
PhD from Carnegie Mellon University with background in infrastructure systems, machine learning, and data science.
Lead Data Scientist
Milad has led multiple research projects on development of theoretical and computational approaches for understanding, predicting, and managing complex dynamical systems at UC Berkeley and Carnegie Mellon including optimizing operations of interdependent food-energy-water systems and modeling resilience of critical infrastructure systems.
He also developed and instructed a course at UC Berkeley, Data Science for Smart Cities, to teach the fundamentals of reproducible data science, machine learning and analytic, inferential thinking.
PhD from Carnegie Mellon with background in infrastructure systems, decision theory and reinforcement learning.
Micah has focused on clean tech and the energy industry for the past eight years. Prior to joining eIQ, Micah’s graduate research focused on comparing distributed control algorithms for electric vehicle charging under dynamic constraints. Before that, Micah worked as a Data Analyst supporting the demand response business at EnerNOC in Boston, MA where he built, maintained, and automated tools for data quality, DR performance, and DR financials.
Micah holds a B.S and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Vermont where he focused on energy, optimization, and control.
Board of Directors
North America CEO & President, Schneider Electric
Annette Clayton serves as the chief executive officer & president of North America Operations for Schneider Electric. Clayton is responsible for the Group’s largest operating region comprised of 30,000 employees in four business units and a services division that generated sales of approximately seven billion euro in 2017. Through 2018, she also held the title of Chief Supply Chain Officer and led the 11 billion euro Global Supply Chain (GSC) operation. She is a member of the company’s Executive Committee and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Prior to joining Schneider Electric in 2011, Clayton served as VP, Global Operations with Dell, and led the transformation of its global supply chain. She previously served as the VP, Dell Americas Operations. Clayton worked at General Motors Corporation for more than 20 years in several management roles, including president of Saturn Corporation. She was also a member of the company’s NAM Strategy Board.
In addition to her board role with eIQ Mobility, she is a director of the board for Duke Energy and Polaris Industries. Clayton also serves on the executive committee for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.
Clayton graduated from Wright State University with a bachelor’s degree in general engineering and obtained a master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Dayton. She has also completed the London Business School executive development program.
Executive Director TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy, Stanford University
Brian works closely with internal Stanford resources and collaborates with external entrepreneurship and innovation networks to help student teams develop, commercialize and deploy sustainability inventions and innovations. Brian has over 30 years of international experience in global high-tech industries ranging from R&D, Product development, Operations, and corporate development in start-up, mid-sized and large companies.
In addition to co-founding four companies he has driven growth in challenging hi-tech segments through rapid product innovation, global strategic partnerships and cross-industry collaborative initiatives. In the course of his career he has participated in one public offering, three M&As and helped raise substantial amounts of startup and growth capital.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Stanford University. He has over twenty publications, co-authored two book chapters and has fifteen patents and patent applications.
Urvi Nagrani is an expert in medium & heavy-duty EV applications, sustainability planning, and the market policy landscape. She was most recently Director of Business Development at Motiv Power Systems where she spent over 6 years helping scale the team from prototype to commercial product. There she led all state and federal policy, was the first person to ever secure an electric chassis certification from the California Air Resources Board and led business development including securing millions of dollars in state grants. She has a B.A. in Film & Media Studies from UC Santa Barbara and an A.A. in History from Foothill College.
George Chasteen leads the international segment at Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT), a large dry freight carrier with over 1,400 trucks. MVT is on the forefront of fuel economy, truck safety and technology. Prior to MVT, George led Celadon’s international segment of 900 trucks from 2012 to 2018 at record profit levels. George also launched a large truck and trailer portfolio that was acquired by Element Financial in 2015. He started his career in public accounting at Deloitte & Touche and is a CPA. George holds a BS in Business Administration, Accounting and Finance from Indiana University.
Antonio ‘Tony’ Memmo is an investment banker for Marathon Capital, where he provides M&A and capital raising advice to private equity firms for renewable energy and infrastructure transactions. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director for Mizuho Securities, a Managing Director with The Silverfern Group, a member of the Natural Resources Group at Banc of America Securities,, and a member of the Investment Banking Group at Lazard Freres & Co. advising global clients on M&A, Financing, and Restructuring. Tony earned his MBA degree from the University of Chicago and his B.S. (Finance) & B.A. (Italian) from Penn State University.
Andy Byrnes is Director -VC for Micron Technologies, investing in and supporting the best early-stage AI and robotics startups that transform big industries. His focus is in deep tech, industrial automation, and computing hardware that enable the next wave of machine learning innovation. Prior to his life as a VC, Andrew was the founder of Stower Energy - an early startup leveraging machine learning to provide predictive operations and maintenance for distributed energy systems - and project manager for utility scale power developer the Martifer Group. He did his graduate work in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University, and enjoys his limited peaceful moments in the quiet fog of Pacifica.
Mag Hidir is a leader with 20+ years of experience in Venture Capital, Due Diligence, Go To Market Strategy and Global Expansion primarily focused on SaaS. He built and coached world class organizations, achieving exponential growth of B2B Enterprise SW revenues from $2M to $800M in North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa markets. Mag is a serial entrepreneur founded 3 Companies. He was a management consultant at Accenture focused on M&A, Solutions Director in IBM working with Large European Enterprise Customers and Group Vice President for Oracle responsible for Sales in 90 Countries. He has BSc in Computer Science and an MBA focused on Decision Making.
Greg Miller is the President of FleetLogik, a specialized fleet management and consulting firm providing expertise and proven solutions to public, private and government organizations, worldwide. FleetLogik has worked for many major corporations, utilities and governments for fleet management optimization, performance, maintenance, procurement and technology. Prior to this, he was the Senior VP of National Express leading the operations of 17,000 vehicles across North America. Greg was also the Director of Fleets Americas for DHL for 9 years, managing the $162 Million fleet operations, and chairing the DHL Global Fleet Steering Group. Greg earned a BA at UC Santa Cruz, and a BS at the University of Washington.