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Executive Team

Thampico CEO Sirous Thampi

Sirous Thampi

Founding Partner

Thampico Partner Samuel Chao

Samuel Chao


Thampico Program Manager Evan Heryet

Evan Heryet

Program Manager

Sirous Thampi is the founding partner of THAMPICO LLC. From 2008 to 2019, Sirous was a Strategy Consultant and Project Manager for three of the world's largest engineering-design consultancies (Halcrow, CH2M HILL, and WorleyParsons).

He delivered over 50 consulting engagements on four continents and his work was the basis for millions of dollars in infrastructure investment decisions. Sirous has also built and managed companies in the apparel, industrial, commercial, and recreational sectors. He has extensive experience in operations, sales, and marketing for small to medium sized businesses. He also produced a documentary film called Hailing Cesar which has been screened at over 75 universities, schools, and film festivals. ​Most recently Sirous served as Vice President of Innovation and Program Management for REV LNG, a developer of renewable natural gas facilities in the Midwest and Northeast U.S. He implemented the systems, tools, and software to enable REV to scale from six projects to dozens of projects in 18 months. Sirous was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. He has an MBA and Master's in Planning from the University of Southern California and a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. He is a Procore Certified Consultant.

Sam Chao spent nearly 10 years on three continents as project manager and head of business transformation for Honeywell International on global manufacturing footprint strategies. While at Honeywell, Sam repositioned the production of a $1B automotive division through 3 plant closures and a

greenfield of a state-of-the-art facility, leading to a successful divestiture. Most recently, Sam served as Head of Sales in the southwest region for one of the largest custom label manufacturing companies in the United States. He managed 12 direct reports who generated millions of dollars in sales from new and existing accounts annually. Sam was raised in Southern California, with roots in Taiwan. He has an MBA with a finance and marketing emphasis and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He is Six Sigma certified and a Procore Certified Consultant.

Evan Heryet has spent the breadth of his career in construction project management working in a wide array of industries from high end residential all the way through to heavy civil infrastructure.

From 2020 to 2021, Evan worked for a real estate development and construction company where he delivered on multiple high end residential projects while also working with various commercial clients on the front end in pre-construction. ​From 2016 to 2019, as a construction engineer, Evan worked on a $1.5 Billion Vehicular Bridge spanning over an active shipping channel in the Port of Long Beach, California. Evan successfully planned all facets of work and supported field operations for the cable supported portion of the bridge which has come to define the Long Beach Skyline. He has worked on commercial construction managing projects ranging all the way from large office and historic theater renovations to a clinical laboratory for the University of San Diego. ​Evan was born and raised in Southern California where he has grown up enjoying a particularly active lifestyle which has taken him to many far-reaching points on the globe. Evan attended the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, starting out in Structural Design and graduating with a B.S. in Construction Management. He is a Procore Certified Consultant.

Strategic Advisors


Rick Gallagher

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Susan Atherton

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Hanh Dam Le Griffin

With over 17 years of strategic leadership in the natural gas sector, Rick Gallagher has a proven track record of pioneering growth and innovation. He has been instrumental in identifying and establishing new business lines, including energy procurement and renewable natural gas initiatives.

His foresight led to the acquisition and growth of a significant dairy RNG portfolio, leveraging environmental programs for substantial value increase. He launched a successful clean energy joint venture and transformed an energy procurement entity into a market leader. His expertise extends to reorganizing sales departments for efficiency and building high-performing teams, emphasizing innovation and professional development.

Susan has extensive experience in surface transportation and supply chain development, having held executive positions with some of the largest intermodal carriers in the United States.

Freight operations and marketing expert supporting freight infrastructure planning for economic development, operational efficiency, safety, and resiliency.

Dr. Le-Griffin is a civil and transportation engineer with 25 years of experience specializing in port and marine terminal development and planning, including the conceptual planning and layout design of marine terminal and on-dock rail facilities integrating overall operational capacities and efficiencies for marine facilities.

For the conceptual planning and development of terminals, Le combines capital investment options with operating capacity alternatives and financial performance modeling to provide owners and operators with a comprehensive set of development scenarios to achieve operational and financial performance targets. Through simulation and modeling tools, Le has devised and confirmed the operational efficiencies and throughput capacities for various types of port and marine terminals and on-dock rail facility developments – for both brownfield and greenfield sites. She also specializes in integrating maritime and surface transportation systems in global gateway regions to coordinate land-use, transportation and logistics system development strategies, and to evaluate public policies for regional goods movement. She has served as the Design Lead for terminal planning and conceptual layouts, as well as Analyst for terminal operations and capacity across the U.S., Canada, Southeast Asia, China, Japan and Latin America. Le brings expertise in comprehensive financial modeling integrating capital, operational, and managerial factors to evaluate investment, project phasing, and operational options. She is an experienced facilitator of public policy boards and advisory committees, and has a proven record of project delivery in complex cultural and political settings for governmental, institutional, and commercial clients.

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Deepak Nanda

Deepak Nanda has over five decades of experience in the utility industry, where he has led the management of transmission, substation, and distribution construction projects.

Some of his most impressive projects, for which he spearheaded the execution strategy, program management and quality assurance, included: Southern California Edison’s Tehachapi 500 KV transmission line and associated substations; the manufacturing and installation of a 500 KV underground cable; pier electrification for a terminal at the Port of Long Beach; and the licensing and design of a gravity-based energy storage system in Nevada. Mr. Nanda’s skill set includes strategic planning, organizational development, licensing of projects, leadership and mentoring, quality assurance programs, and project management. For the past 15 years, he has served as a trusted consultant and advisor to industry leaders like Southern California Edison, Burns & McDonnell, Hill International, Port of Long Beach, and ARES. He holds an MBA from the University of Southern California.

“Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses – especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” 

Leonardo da Vinci

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