We’re Technosylva.

We are a wildfire science & technology company that operationalizes wildfire science providing proven wildfire risk analysis solutions that enhance daily decision making for fire agencies and utilities around the world.


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About What We Do

Technosylva pioneered the application and adoption of wildfire risk analysis for electric utilities. Working closely with California and other western state utilities, Technosylva has developed and successfully deployed a suite of wildfire risk analysis products that are specifically tailored to meet electric utility needs. Our products provide you with detailed risk ratings for individual equipment and line segments, supporting mitigation decisions, meeting regulatory requirements, and prioritizing asset health inspections.

We additionally work with fire agencies, advancing their enterprise-wide incident & resource management tracking system across the lifecycle of an incident and common operating picture through seamless data integration. Our wildland fire situational awareness solutions have been implemented across the USA, Europe, and South America. Our software is used to manage more than 20,000 incidents per year worldwide.

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25+ Years

Formed in 1997, we have a rich legacy of providing forest & wildfire products.

11 Countries

Our products have been implemented operationally across the USA, Europe, and South America.

Authoritative Platform

Used by regulators, utilities, and fire agencies to understand, forecast, and mitigate wildfire risk.

500M+ Daily Simulations

Over 500 million simulations are performed daily to generate our wildfire risk forecasting solutions.

Steeped in Science and R&D

Joint venture with US Forestry Service to advance wildfire science in the field. Authored over 30 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

20K+ Active Wildfire Incidents

Our software is used to manage more than 20,000 incidents per year enhancing daily decision making.

Meet Our
Leadership Team & Board Members


Bryan Spear

Board Member

Bryan brings over 20 years of leadership in energy and technology sectors. He has a passion for the energy industry and is driven by leveraging innovative technologies and great people to solve big problems. He has received multiple awards, including the “2021 Global Power & Energy Elite”, and a “Top 50 Influencer in Asia’s Power and Electricity Sector”. As CEO of Technosylva, Bryan is responsible for driving strategic direction, and scaling the business to enable these critical solutions to help reduce and mitigate the impact of wildfires on a global basis.

President / CTO

Joaquin Ramirez

Board Member

Joaquin is a wildland fire technologist who has been working for the last 30 years to bridge the gap between scientists and end users. He is the founder of Technosylva, Inc. and the creator of several of the most advanced fire behavior software model implementations and decision support systems for fire agencies and utilities, including the Wildfire Analyst and fiResponse software tools. Since 2011, he has helped coordinate the first European M.S. in Forest Fires (www.masterfuegoforestal.es), is a founder and active member of the Pau Costa Foundation, and is the current president of the International Association of Wildland Fire. Joaquin has a PhD in remote sensing and GIS at the University of Leon, an M.S. in forestry from the University of Lleida, and a B.S. in forest engineering from the Polytechnical University of Madrid, Spain.


David Buckley

Board Member

Buck has over 35 years of experience in applying spatial modeling technology to operational solutions for forestry and wildfire management. He has served as Technosylva’s Vice President & COO since 2014. Much of this work has focused on the implementation, application, and integration of advanced wildfire modeling into business practices. This includes leading wildfire risk assessments for 30+ state agencies, as well as the implementation of advanced wildfire risk forecasting systems for numerous California investor-owned utilities, the State of California, and the California Public Utility Commission. Previously, Buck was the director of GIS solutions at various software and technology companies, beginning his GIS career with the Alberta, Canada, government. Buck has a M.A. in Geography from the University of Alberta, and a B.A. in Geography from York University, Canada.

VP, Finance

Amber Borchers

Amber is a corporate finance & accounting leader with a broad range of experience in financial reporting and operations, mergers and acquisitions, strategic decision making, process improvements and scaling. She has significant experience with private equity backed software companies and has successfully integrated over thirty acquisitions throughout her career. She has overseen financial reporting in fourteen countries and managed teams across the globe. Amber holds a B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Augsburg University, an MBA degree from the University of Minnesota (Carlson), and she is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA).


Jack Norris

Jack has served as CMO for multiple software companies in his over 30 years of experience in the enterprise software industry, with a proven track record of success in expanding market presence and driving rapid growth. Jack started his career as a consultant with Accenture and Bain and Company and has held senior executive roles at leading enterprise software companies including Alteryx, MapR, Brio Software and EMC. Jack holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BA in economics with honors and distinction from Stanford University.


Samantha Byrd

Samantha is an experienced Chief People Officer having spearheaded the HR function for a number of technology companies, including Ease (acquired by Employee Navigator), Amify, and Envision (acquired by WorldStride). She has deep experience shaping culture, scaling high-performing, global teams, and developing and executing human resources strategy. Samantha holds a BA in Political Science, and a MA in Human and Organizational Development from The George Washington University.


Melissa Miller

Melissa is a seasoned legal counsel with over 25 years of experience, including work in startup operations, complex contract negotiations, licensing, intellectual property, and litigation. She has a reputation for cutting through red tape rather than creating it; offering practical, business-oriented advice; and getting stuff done. Melissa was previously the SVP and General Counsel at Ember Technologies and the In-Licensing Practice Lead at Mattel. Melissa obtained her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a Ben Franklin Scholar.

Board Chair

Scott Davidson

Scott brings over 25 years of experience to the board in strategy, financial management, acquisitions, and sales & marketing at fast-growing software companies. He has helped scale some of the most significant technology companies during his career. He currently serves as a board member and audit chair at both AppFire and SavageXFenty. He also serves on the boards of Veracode, and is the board chair at both Kofax and Technosylva. Previously, he was the chief operating officer (COO) at Alteryx and led the company’s digital transformation of core technologies, cloud transition, and successful M&A strategy.

Scott also served as the COO and chief financial officer (CFO) at Hortonworks, a public open-source data platform company that he took public in 2014. As COO and CFO, he oversaw Finance, HR, IT, Corporate Development, Sales, Marketing and Professional Services. In 2018, he successfully engineered the $5.2 billion merger of Hortonworks into Cloudera. Prior to this, Scott was the CFO of Quest Software, where he drove over 30 separate acquisitions, and held strategic financial roles at Citrix Systems, guiding it through robust revenue growth. Scott has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Miami.

Board Member

Britt Ide, Esq.

Britt has 30 years of experience as an engineer, lawyer, and business leader (CEO, CSO, CLO). She serves on the Board of Directors of NorthWestern Energy (Nasdaq: NWE); as the Lead Independent Director of ATLIS Motor Vehicles (Nasdaq: AMV), a battery and electric work truck innovator; and the Advisory Board of 3Degrees, a B Corp that helps companies (including Microsoft, Etsy, and Bank of America) meet their climate goals. As CEO of Ide Energy & Strategy, Britt consults on energy, sustainability, climate change, and ESG, independently and through Plan C Advisors, who advise boards on climate and ESG planning. Britt holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, an M.S. in Environmental Engineering, and a Juris Doctor. She has a Harvard Certificate in Mediation and is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow. She speaks internationally on ESG (Environmental, Social &  Governance), sustainability, and corporate governance.

Board Member

Ashutosh Agrawal

Ashutosh Agrawal is a Managing Director at TA where he focuses on investments in software and technology-enabled services companies. He was a Principal at Francisco Partners prior to joining TA in 2011, and previously worked in the Investment Banking Division, Leveraged Finance Group, at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Ashu received a BS degree, summa cum laude, in Computer Science and an MEng in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University, and an MBA degree as a Baker Scholar with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School.

Board Member

Charles Ha

Charles Ha is a Senior Vice President at TA where he focuses on investments in technology companies across North America. Prior to joining TA in 2019, he was a Vice President at General Catalyst. Previously, Charles was the Deputy Chief of Staff to the CEO at Cisco Systems, an Associate at North Bridge Growth Equity (NKA Guidepost Growth Equity) and an Associate at L.E.K. Consulting. He received a BA in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences (MMSS), Economics and Legal Studies from Northwestern University, a Certificate in Managerial Analytics from The Kellogg School of Management and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School.

Board Member

Nora Mead Brownell

Nora brings over 30 years of experience to the board in utility operations, oversight, and regulation. She was nominated by President George W. Bush to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) where she served from May 2001 until June 2006. Nora serves on the Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Advisory Board, Sunnova Board of Directors, and is a partner in Clean Energy Ventures. From 2019-2020, Nora served as the Board Chair of Pacific Gas & Electric, leading it though bankruptcy restructuring. She has served on the board of National Grid PLC, Tangent Energy Solutions, Spectra Energy Partners, Times Publishing Company, ONCOR, Comverge, New World Capital Strategic Advisory Council, and the Advisory Board of Starwood Energy Fund and Direct Energy.

Nora served as the president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (2000-2001) and served on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission from 1997 until 2001. In addition, Nora has lectured at the Vermont Law School’s Center for Energy and the Environment, the Michigan State University Institute of Public Utilities, the University of Idaho, and the Wharton MBA Program, amongst others. She attended Syracuse University.

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