Our Team

SiliconSage® Builders, LLC (“SSB”), was founded by Sanjeev Acharya, an experienced high-tech executive in Silicon Valley.
In 2007, he began his fascination with local real estate redevelopment and his transition to new home construction entrepreneur. The company has grown to over 200 employees in Santa Clara, CA
SiliconSage® is proud of its unique design-build model with in-house Acquisition, Design, Construction and Sales.

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Sanjeev Acharya President and CEO

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Jeff Douthit Chief Operating Officer

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Rodolfo Chacon Director of Design

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Abraham Ponce Director of Construction

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Lily Quan Director of Sales and Marketing

Sanjeev Acharya
Sanjeev Acharya
President and CEO
Jeff Douthit
Jeff Douthit
Chief Operating Officer
Rodolfo Chacon
Rodolfo Chacon
Director of Design
Abe Pounce
Abraham Ponce
Director of Construction
Lily Quan
Lily Quan
Director of Sales and Marketing

Sanjeev Acharya is driven to convert his visions to reality through creative ideas, practical thinking and unprecedented passion. He believes in the importance of making positive contributions to people’s lives through intelligent business solutions, and possesses an instinctive talent for innovative problem solving.

Professionally, he holds a BS in Electronics and Communication and is a 20-year veteran in high-tech, software engineering and entrepreneurial roles. As a forward thinker, he detected a market in the Silicon Valley for high density, residential developments tailored to fit the modern lifestyles of local urbanites. With a deep understanding of socio-economics he is in a unique position to cater to a dynamic, millennial housing market. In 2001, Sanjeev was inspired to begin buying and selling real estate, and by 2010 he broke ground on his first development project. His extensive portfolio of work includes developments in Sunnyvale, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Santa Clara, San Jose and Fremont. By leveraging his expertise in real estate, land development and construction, Sanjeev Acharya founded SiliconSage® Builders in 2011.

It’s important to Sanjeev to continue executing ideas, staying ahead of trends and making a lasting, positive impact on his community. Industry experts have recognized him for his unique and pioneering Design Build business model, enabling him to be the leader of the mixed-use condo market. Sanjeev is playing a vital role in the urbanization of the Silicon Valley. His vision is to propel SiliconSage® Builders to a greater leadership role in similar, future transformations of other metropolitan areas.

As a supporter of several nonprofits, Sanjeev believes in the power of giving and maintains a healthy work-life balance through his spirituality, yoga and meditation practices. As a language enthusiast, he enjoys learning and teaching his son Sanskrit and is a proud, devoted and loving father.

Jeff Douthit is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of leadership experience in the real estate and construction industry. His areas of expertise include multi-family podium and single-family production homebuilding with an emphasis on large operations and land acquisition. To date, Jeff has an impressive portfolio of over $3.5 billion in real estate and community development projects. He has successfully directed division operations for one of the top U.S. public homebuilders in Northern California and Nevada.

As a leader, he has supervised, evaluated, mentored, and led a team of 100+ associates in vertical and horizontal construction developments. His expertise includes strategic execution of projects from concept to completion, covering the gamut of budgeting, pro forma and due diligence. Jeff gained valuable industry experience through his tenure at Toll Brothers and Lennar. As VP of Operations at Lennar in Northern California, he developed and implemented groundbreaking efficiency best practices, decreased cost and construction time, and sustained astonishingly profitable sales closings during a major recession.

Jeff is a Bay Area native who enjoys the outdoors and staying active. He believes in loyalty and accountability, and truly cares for the professional development of his team. Jeff Douthit is the Chief Operating Officer at SiliconSage® Builders, overseeing multiple directors and successfully managing all aspects of profitable operations. He is mission-driven and focused on integrating diverse organizations, field operations, and managing sustainable client and investor relationships. With a talent for resolving extremely difficult challenges, Jeff is highly skilled in the art of proactive communication and vision. He possesses a stellar reputation for executing under-budget and ahead-of-schedule results from start to finish. His unparalleled communication skills coupled with his motivation and inherent ability to positively influence and inspire a large, regional workforce speaks volumes of his successful track record. Fueled by progress, Jeff thrives on innovation, technical advancements and the evolving landscape of the real estate development industry.


Jeff holds a BS degree from San Jose State University.

Rodolfo Chacon brings over 20 years of experience in architectural design of multi-family residential and mixed use projects. Mr. Chacon offers an expert synergy of technical knowledge, artistic design and a client-focused philosophy.

He has “hands-on” experience in project oversight in mixed use, multi-family, residential remodels, tenant improvements, custom homes, educational and many other specialty assignments.

He gives special attention to cost control, quality and goal attainment. Previously, he worked at James Guthrie and Associates, San Mateo, CA where he worked on numerous multi-family apartment and mixed Use projects, varying in size and scope from 48 units to 100 units. At Studio T-Square Architects, Oakland, CA, he was the Project Manager on 2 Luxury apartment projects ,117 and 67 units over podium garage. Mr. Chacon received his Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He has been a California Licensed Architect since 1. In addition, he is a LEED Accredited Professional and CSI, CDT Construction Documents Technologist.

Abraham Ponce has spent over two decades working in the innovative world of the construction industry. His specialties include multi-family podium, single-family homes, townhomes, custom homes, commercial tenant improvements and retail locations. Abe is also a devoted father and husband who enjoys traveling to new places, spending time with his family and the art of barbeque grilling. He has a comedic disposition and tries to find the humor in all things. Following in his father’s footsteps, Abe pursued a career in construction, fueled by passion and persistence. In 2005 he founded a C California Corporation, which had humble beginnings with a small staff of 1-10 employees that grew to an impressive 100-150 staff during the volatile economic climate of the most recent recession. This growth was achieved by diligently maintaining the integrity and quality of his projects through the highest standards of consistent efficiency.

Through Abe’s unwavering ability to retain both customers and employees, he was supremely successful at becoming a trusted contractor to one of the biggest property trust holders in the West coast. Abe’s specialized trades include electrical, plumbing, Fire Sprinklers, Fire Alarm Systems, DAS (ERRCS), 2way Radio, Off Sites & On Sites and underground utilities. He has an inspiring record for successfully completing projects under the most complicated conditions, including but is not limited to; poor weather conditions, unforeseen circumstances and shortage of personnel. Abraham Ponce is the Director of Construction for SiliconSage® Builders. He is vehement in his pursuit of perfection, unconditionally dedicated to his work and maintains an eternally positive demeanor at all times. In his role, he is competitive, hard working and extremely goal oriented. Working in a revolutionary field, Abe thrives in his position, creating a unique, efficient and safe work environment.

Abraham Ponce holds a CSL, B License and Specialty Licenses C10 and C36.

Lily Quan is an inspiring and creative thought leader with a multi-cultural upbringing between Hong Kong, Taiwan, Chile and her native city of Los Angeles. She speaks Cantonese and Mandarin but is a true Southern Californian full of optimism, passion and a taste for adventure. Between earning her BA from Long Beach State University and her MA in Educational Leadership from San Diego State University, Lily took a gap year to teach English in Hong Kong. As a travel aficionado, she worked on obtaining her private pilots’ license, but after the drastic, post 911 airline industry reform, Lily turned her attention and career path to real estate.

She kick-started her career in 2003 in dual roles as loan officer and real estate agent. Proving to be a coveted asset, she was soon recruited to the homebuilding industry where she built an illustrious career as a new homes consultant, managing all aspects of sales and marketing. Lily worked with successful class A, private and public developers including Irvine Company and Lennar.

Working for more than a decade and a half in the real estate and building industry has made Lily a true expert in the field and an incredible resource to her clients. Her impressive resume includes over 560 home sales and over $450 million of real estate sales.

A former track and field, all-star, college athlete, Lily possesses an eternally energetic spirit, and leisurely enjoys golfing, surfing and snowboarding. Her active life includes spending quality time with her identical twin boys, her supportive and loving husband and their adorable, old pound dog.

Challenging herself professionally is where Lily Quan truly thrives. As the Director of Sales and Marketing for SiliconSage® Builders, Lily is impeccably responsible, solution oriented, sensible and efficient in her role. She believes in improving lives by refining and defining the building industry standard, through design and well thought out features. The intricate process of home sales, from single family to ground-up, high-rises, coupled with her unwavering passion, has earned Lily the reputation of a sought after and respected professional in her field.

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