When I first moved to the bay area, I had no idea what was in store for me. Would I end up working where I was aiming at the time, at the NUMMI plant (now the TESLA plant)? Would I be sucked into the real estate market? Tried that, but it’s a separate story. Well I chose to eventually come back to KETIV opening the San Jose office. I was extremely excited to be part of an expansion with KETIV and help lead us in Northern CA, which ended up expanding further north.
That was around 2009, probably one of the most challenging moments to be in any industry no matter where you were. HOWEVER, one of the most exciting things in my career that could ever happen was during this time. And that was the Autodesk Clean Tech Program. It was an Autodesk program that allowed us to work with emerging companies in the “Cleantech” sector where Autodesk would grant the software they needed for design and we would work with them to get them up and running. Needless to say, there were a lot of companies that took Autodesk up on the offer and as a result I was working with them as well. The companies and people I got to meet through the program and the ideas I heard about have been extremely exciting to be a part of.