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).

Giancarlo Cesarello

Giancarlo Cesarello

VP of Data Applications

Pioneered numerous satellites data products. Served in senior capacity at Shell, Eni and Schlumberger on remote sensing and geoscience.

 

Brian Leslie

Brian Leslie

Director of International Sales

Over two decades holding key positions at Google, DigitalGlobe, Skybox Imaging and Lockheed Martin. Acquired and served clients with multi-million dollar satellite access and data sales contracts.

John Atkinson

John Atkinson

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Natural gas and renewable energy industry veteran. Developed regulatory and communications strategies for clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Masters in International Energy Management & Policy from Columbia University.

Board of Advisors

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).

Dr. William (Bill) Heaps

Dr. William (Bill) Heaps

Remote Sensing Instrumentation

Specialized 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.

Judi Krzyzanowski

Judi Krzyzanowski

Emissions Assessment & Regulations

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

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.

Lisa Bencivenga

Lisa Bencivenga

Compliance Advisor

25 years of leadership in aerospace compliance. Worked for top companies including Boeing and Orbital ATK. Specialized in defense and international commerce issues.

Charles Miller

Charles Miller

Space Operations Advisor

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

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.

 

Andre Hollstein

Andre Hollstein

Earth Observation Data Products

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