Research Director

Gerry Purdy, Ph.D, Director of Research

Dr. Gerry Purdy heads MobileSolve’s Research. He is a widely recognized authority in mobile computing, devices, infrastructure, software, applications and services. A frequent participant on CES, CTIA and Mobile World Congress panels and at related events, Dr. Purdy has also organized the Mobility Awards annually held at CES.

Dr. Purdy earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Stanford University, and has been an advisor to VC firm Diamondhead Ventures, and an analyst with Compass Intelligence, Frost & Sullivan and Dataquest/Gartner.


Support and Operations

Vice President – Donna Prescott

Donna is MobileSolve’s VP and Head of Operations. As such, she is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of MobileSolve’s back office.

When not working with MobileSolve, Donna, an oenophile and recognized expert in the wine industry, provides educational and consulting services to wineries and private groups seeking to improve their knowledge. She is frequently invited to participate as a judge at wine events, and in 2007 started the first social network dedicated to the wine and spirits industry.

Prior to joining MobileSolve, Donna was an early employee and Senior Product Manager at technology pioneer Sun Microsystems, where she led a product team that launched UNIX tools on HP, Intel & IBM platforms. Before Sun, Donna was an Applications Engineer and Product Manager with Xerox.

Donna holds a B.A. from Baruch College of the City University of New York.


Research Assistant – Mansi Srivastava

Mansi is a Research Assistant with MobileSolve, supporting both its Investment Banking and Research activities. She brings twelve years of banking experience to her work.

Prior to joining MobileSolve, Mansi was with HDFC Bank Ltd, India’s largest private sector bank, where she held several positions in its Corporate Funding Division. Before HDFC Bank, she was with CitiBank’s Wealth Management Services in operations support.

Mansi holds an MBA in finance from FMS, Institute of Rural Management, and a B.Com from Banaras Hindu University.