Since inception, P1Di has benefited from a superior leadership team - from our strong, active and independent board members to our experienced and globally-distributed senior management team. With diversified management experience in technology and decades of collective leadership experience, our team is well equipped to change the shape of energy management.
Prad Mohanty – CEO
Prad is an accomplished Professional / Entrepreneur / Technologist with over 15 years of experience in the US, Middle East and Indian Markets. Prad has extensive experience in Business Development, Business Strategy, Operations and Negotiations, in diverse industries including Telecom, Energy, Media, Government and Education. Prior to joining us, he served as the VP Strategy / Business Development & Group CTO, and a founding member of the Phi Group. Prior to Phi, Prad was involved in Technology Consulting, and worked with various clients in the US and India, including developing strategy for Oxigen's (www.myoxigen.com) mobile payment platform. Prad also spent six years as a Consultant at the World Bank Group in Washington DC. Prad is an alumnus of Harvard Business School (HBS). He has also completed the prestigious Entrepreneur Development Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management (MIT Sloan).
Mike McGowan – CTO & Managing Director (India)
Mike brings over 30 years of experience in high-technology product development to the company. As a long-time veteran of Intel Corporation, Mike managed a wide range of microprocessor, software, and system products, and helped build one of the world’s most recognizable brands. Since spinning off one of the first Internet-based companies from Intel focused on cloud-based development, Mike has been an executive at a number of innovative startups including a network security partnership with Microsoft and pioneering efforts in new forms of non-volatile memories for portable devices. Mike holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Cognitive Sciences from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and an MBA in International Marketing. He also holds a variety of industry certifications in information technology and security.
Rick Gean – CFO
Mr. Gean acts as P1DI’s CFO as a consultant. Rick has an extensive background working with emerging growth companies assisting in finance, accounting, capital formation, marketing, and operating strategies. He has worked with several companies, both public and private, advising on corporate finance issues and accounting, raising capital and assisting in corporate development. Rick started his career in public accounting at a local Arizona CPA firm in 1979, where he was initially introduced to the uniquely specific issues faced by entrepreneurs in small, fast growing companies. The hands-on environment provided by a small CPA firm afforded Rick an opportunity to participate in all aspects of accounting and finance for a diverse company clientele. Mr. Gean has worked with several emerging growth companies, serving as the Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for a regional investment banking firm and Chief Financial Officer for a NASD Broker/Dealer. He has gained invaluable insight into the investment banking world through these positions. Mr. Gean has worked in corporate finance with a subsidiary of a California based venture capital firm, specializing in providing corporate finance and accelerator services to start-up and emerging growth companies. He has acted as CFO for a nutraceutical manufacturing company and consultant to a publicly held company with a revolutionary drug delivery technology, assisting in merger negotiations, fund raising activities, and overseeing the accounting process. Mr. Gean attended the University of Arizona majoring in Public Administration and Arizona State University where he majored in Accounting.
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