Management Team

Yotam Ariel

Yotam Ariel

CEO

Successful energy & environment entrepreneur, international clients include multi-billion dollar firms. Racing yachts captain and champion.

Richard L. Lachance

Richard L. Lachance

CTO

Ph.D. in optics, former ABB remote sensing expert, inventor of 8 patents, clients include NASA JPL, NOAA, Japan’s space agency.

Erik Laan

Erik Laan

VP of Engineering

Space scientist, work includes designing & testing European Space Agency methane satellites (Copernicus Sentinel-5P TROPOMI; SCIAMACHY).

Board of Advisors & Strategic Partners

Giancarlo Cesarello

Giancarlo Cesarello

Data Applications Advisor

Former senior remote sensing solutions at Shell, geoscientist at Schlumberger, CGG, ENI. Pioneered numerous satellites data products.

Judi Krzyzanowski

Judi Krzyzanowski

Emissions Assessment & Regulations

Ph.D. in resources management. Greenhouse gases expert, conducted assessments for federal policymakers and industry.

Tomas Svitek

Tomas Svitek

Microsat Engineering Partner

Ph.D. in Planetary Science (Caltech), miniaturized aerospace systems expert. Background with Blue Origin, Digital Globe, Orbital ATK, NASA JPL.

Bruno D.V. Marino

Bruno D.V. Marino

Environmental Financial Products

Ph.D., Harvard University, Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, inventor of 5 patents, methane flux measurement expert, Chairman of Planetary Emissions Management Inc.

Gidon Eshel

Gidon Eshel

Methane Emissions Modeling

World renowned expert, received a postdoctoral NOAA fellowship – Center for Earth & Planetary Physics, Harvard University. Featured in Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate change documentary “Before the Flood” (along side interviewees Elon Musk, Ban Ki-moon, Obama).

Charles Miller

Charles Miller

Space Operations Advisor

Serial space entrepreneur with 30 years of industry experience, including NASA commercial partnerships, NanoRacks Co-founder.

Dr. William (Bill) Heaps

Dr. William (Bill) Heaps

Remote Sensing Advisor

World renowned atmospheric gases scientist, 35 years experience at NASA. Designed an innovative and compact methane remote sensor which has been installed on the International Space Station.

Andre Hollstein

Andre Hollstein

Earth Observation Data Products

Ph.D. in remote sensing, scientist at the leading geosciences institute GFZ Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, developing methane data products for Germany’s EnMAP satellite.

Sander Houweling

Sander Houweling

External Advisor on Satellite Measurements Verification

Climatologist specializing in methane data from satellites. Developed models to interpret the data, and published over 100 research papers on the subject.  Work used by the European Space Agency among other reputable organizations.

 

Jean Albert

Jean Albert

Advisor on Legal Matters

Ph.D. in economics (Paris University), M.A. (Yale Law School), experienced at fast growing international startups, high level clients include World Bank and the European Commission.