Alan Dowdell is an international business leader specializing in technology-focused growth. At 19Y, Alan leads the energy and transportation practice helping companies craft strategic plans, create and analyze financial models, and execute business development strategic alliances. Alan joined 19Y in June 2020 from ChargePoint where he was VP of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships. Prior to ChargePoint, Alan was VP/GM of ThermoFisher’s Life Science Mass Spectrometry business unit. For 20 years at Corning Inc., Alan help build and lead optical fiber, laser technologies, life science, pharmaceutical and LCD glass businesses. Alan received an MBA from MIT Sloan as a Sloan Fellow, a BS in electrical engineering from Louisiana Tech, and served 8 years in the US Navy as a nuclear trained submarine officer. Alan's life experience includes living in 13 US states, the UK for 4 years and Shanghai China for 10 years. He is based in Silicon Valley and enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, traveling, photography, driving his EV, and practicing Chinese.