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Leadership Team

Our leadership team brings expansive knowledge and expertise in ESG, technology, economics, finance and law to Sylvera.
Co-founder & CEO

Dr Allister Furey

Allister is a repeat entrepreneur with a PhD in Machine Learning and an MBA from London Business School. As well as 10 years developing technology in the renewables industry, he has built and operated business units in Asia, Continental Europe and the UK.

Co-founder & COO

Samuel Gill

Sam started his career in the City working for top U.S. law firms. He specialised in the formation and regulation of Investment Funds, working on a number of high-profile launches. More recently, he focused on ESG products, and has advised on major carbon offset issuances.

VP. Commercial Development

Patrick Fitzgerald

Patrick’s helped scale businesses that have secured over $300m backing to date. A former lawyer, Patrick gained $9 billion experience working on energy & infrastructure projects across four continents. Patrick loves trees and is allergic to pollen.

VP. Ratings

Julia Hand

Julia brings 15 years of experience in energy & natural resources. She started her career in the global commodities principal investments group at J.P. Morgan. Julia then transitioned into consulting, specializing as a petroleum economist. Most recently she was a product manager for nature-based solutions and negative emissions technologies at IHS Markit. Julia holds a B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering and Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University.

VP. Engineering

Nick Bateman

Over 13 years Nick has worked with some of the biggest names in technology and media, overseeing software platforms providing billions in revenue and millions of customer experiences. He is a qualified chemist, aspiring robotics engineer and avid enthusiast for self sufficiency.

VP. Product

Theo Petropoulos

Theo brings 15+ years of financial and digital product management experience. He has scaled teams to achieve the product vision and business goals through innovation and execution. Theo holds an MEng from Imperial College and an MBA from INSEAD. He is an avid explorer and keen landscape photographer.

Machine Learning

Our machine learning team consists of scientists, engineers and software developers. It exists to bring state-of-the-art deep learning and remote sensing models to Sylvera; delivering unprecedented accuracy in tracking carbon credit projects.
Machine Learning Product Lead

Dr Hamid Omidvar

Hamid completed his PhD at Princeton University where he combined machine learning techniques with climate models to explore atmospheric behaviour around cities. After working at the Max Planck Institute for meteorology, he joined the University of Reading as a Postdoc where he worked on various projects including land use classification using machine learning, computer vision and satellite imagery.

Machine Learning Engineer

Abhishek Kumar

Abhishek has 3+ years of industry experience in building state-of-the-art Deep Learning products. He specializes in Deep 3D networks, different sensor modularities, network quantization and optimization. Abhishek is an avid speaker and loves to contribute to the open-source community, a huge sports fan he watches everything and plays a few, an Athlete, a Real Madrid F.C follower.

Machine Learning Engineer

Virginie Bonnefond

Virginie brings 3+ years of experience in developing conventional and Deep Learning Computer Vision-based products from prototyping through to production. She has a broad range of experience working in startups with a positive environmental impact and likes to sharpen her skills by learning from peers in data science competitions or by participating in conferences. To distract her from window-shopping cheesemakers, talk to her about History or geopolitics.

Junior Machine Learning Engineer

Victoria Foing

Victoria has a Master’s in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Amsterdam and a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from McGill University. She has developed machine learning algorithms and software for AI companies, hospitals, and the European Space Agency. Victoria is passionate about applications of tech for social good and scientific discovery.

Geospatial Data Scientist

Simon Andersson

Simon brings 4 years of experience deriving insights from geospatial data, with a specialisation in satellite radar. Most recently he has been working at ICEYE, a space startup in Helsinki. He holds a Physics MSci from Imperial College London. In his spare time, Simon enjoys running and is training for a half marathon.

Data Engineer

Falk Van der Meirsch

Falk is a Data Engineer that brings software engineering best practices to machine learning pipelines. He undertook a Master's degree in civil engineering at the Ghent University and later transitioned to Data Science and Data Engineering. Falk loves hiking, bouldering and talking about urban space.

Soil Carbon Intern

Pontus Nordin

Pontus has a Master’s degree in particle physics and brings experience in research and modelling from a range of different physical fields. He is happy to be combining his educational background with his passion for nature. After work, you will find him playing sports or hiking in the forest.

Geospatial

Our geospatial team brings unrivalled capabilities to Sylvera. Our GIS scientists and analysts leveraging optical and radar data to uncover insights from even the most remote locations on earth.
Geospatial Lead

Jess Roberts

Jess is a GIS and EO enthusiast bringing experience in product conceptualisation and implementation from her previous work with geospatial solutions and analytics companies. Her passion is the use of geospatial technologies in environmental applications, having also worked as a GIS analyst with a marine conservation NGO. In her spare time, Jess enjoys painting and (very) intermittent swimming.

Geospatial Production Lead

Matija Kordić

Matija brings vast experience in the Geospatial sector working on large-scale projects from initial steps through to production. Having experience with project management and automation, Matija has been part of several sustainability projects with the goal of boosting local economies. Matija loves playing the bass, walking in nature and playing with his son.

Geospatial Analyst

Diego Malacarne

Diego has a background in environmental and forestry sciences and today specializes in GIS for the management of natural resources. His working experience includes contributing to research projects by applying remote sensing techniques in agriculture and geospatial analysis for the quantification of environmental factors. He loves hiking and rock climbing.

Geospatial Analyst

Mateus Mendes

Mateus is our forest guy, with a degree in Forest Engineering from one of the best Brazilian universities and with a MSc in Sustainable Forest Management. He joined the GIS team using his skills in forest physiology, rainforest stored carbon, forest management, climate risk and GIS analysis. Mateus is a lover of specialty coffees and a street musician in his spare time.

Ratings

Our extensive ratings teams pulls on a broad range of expertise from backgrounds including economics, finance, data analytics and climate science.
Ratings Framework Lead

Annalise Downey

Annalise brings experience in commercialization and new product development as co-founder of a subsea remote sensing company. She is passionate about bridging disciplines to develop data-driven and scalable solutions to tackle climate change. Annalise is an adrenaline sports enthusiast and half decent potter.

Quantitative Associate

Bilal Hussain

Bilal has 4+ years of experience in handling ESG and Financial data. He specializes in automation of workflows and outlier detection and is passionate about using data for good. In his spare time, he plays multiple sports, loves to travel and enjoy different cuisines.

Ratings Production Manager

Andrew Holden

Andy has over a decades experience in investment management and credit ratings, specializing in commodities, alternative investments and sustainable asset classes. He has expertise in growing new teams and developing innovative and valuable insights. Outside of work he enjoys dragging his family over hill and dale, making sure they savor the fresh air.

Ratings Analyst

Maja Jerinic

Maja has a Bachelor’s degree in Computational and Applied Mathematics from Belgrade University. She brings experience in data wrangling in a wide variety of industries, such as insurance, entertainment and fintech, data modeling, creating actionable insights and visualizations. When out of data, she is probably outdoors, rollerblading or hiking.

Nature-Based Solutions Analyst

Victoria Dombrowik

Victoria is an environmental scientist, passionate about the role of technology in climate solutions. She holds a BS from Yale University, and has previously conducted research on geologic carbon sequestration. In her spare time, Victoria is an EO enthusiast who enjoys working on citizen science projects.

Ratings Analyst

Tijana Repajić

Tijana has a degree in Physical Chemistry from the University of Belgrade. She applies her analytical skills to optimize data gathering and extraction, while improving accuracy and transparency. In her spare time, Tijana likes to paint and read epic fantasy books.

Nature-Based Solutions Intern

Julio C. Othon

Julio brings experience in international development and impact investing, having worked in Geneva, São Paulo, and London. He recently completed his Master’s in Climate Change and Finance at Imperial College London, where he focused on scalable technologies to tackle climate change. Julio speaks 5 languages and is a sports enthusiast, aiming to climb Mount Everest by 2025.

Nature Based Solutions Intern

Zainab Raashid

Zainab is a recent Master's graduate having completed her degree in Climate Change from UCL. Her Master's thesis explored the relationship between rainfall variability and groundwater quality in Uganda. She has experience in field-based research and data analysis.

Analytics Intern

Stuart Stokeld

Stuart graduated with a degree in Geography from the University of Manchester. He brings experience in modelling spatial data for a foodbank charity, as well as in community outreach from his work on the 2021 national census. He is passionate about the application of geospatial technologies towards solving environmental and societal problems. In his spare time, Stuart enjoys drawing, live music and supporting Leeds United.

Research Assistant

Veljko Marić

Veljko is an analytical thinker with avid interest in nature, international business and data. He has previously done research at Philips and plans to combine his passion and experience to do work that has a positive impact. He holds an Electrical Engineering (Biomedical) MSc and has worked for two years as an automation engineer, worldwide. Loves playing music and hiking.

Product & Engineering

With a diverse range of skill sets our product and engineering teams are developing exceptional user experiences through our market-leading platform and technology solutions.
Lead Front-end Engineer

Matthew Wilson

Matt has spent 10+ years leading front-end engineering teams and managing cross-discipline development teams to solve complex problems and bring applications to life. Matt is a multi-instrumentalist and, while reading Law at University, worked as a graphic designer in the wrestling industry.

Data Engineer Lead

Aga Kreglewska

Aga brings experience of bridging the gap between Data Science and Engineering in settings ranging from investment banks to tech companies. With 4+ years of experience working with spatial data, Aga is a regular contributor to open source humanitarian mapping projects. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a keen hiker and a drone pilot.

Product Designer

Vitor Santos

Vitor has 10+ years of experience designing digital products having specialised in Machine Learning platforms and Data Visualisation. He strongly believes in the implementation of the design thinking process to build relevant products. His prime responsibility is to improve the user experience and turn complex data into clear information that helps stakeholders making unbiased and informed decisions. Vitor has an MA in Digital Management from Hyper Island.

Operations

Our Ops team consists of Talent, People, Legal, Finance and Strategy. It exists to support the business in maximising its growth and mitigating its risks.
Founder Associate

Ollie Gough

Ollie straddles the gap between Strategy, Finance and Operations. A former Venture Capitalist and Theoretical Physicist by training, he enjoys taking a quantitative and data-focused lens to business problems. He's also a bookworm, and is becoming increasingly obsessed with carbon markets.

Talent Acquisition Lead

Jen Burry

Jen has 4+ years of experience in recruiting across the tech industry. She has helped scale businesses in high growth, through to very early stage - driving efficient talent processes, focusing efforts on world-class candidate experience and finding top talent. She is passionate about building exceptional teams along with being a sports enthusiast in her free time.

Commercial Strategy Intern

Felix Avery

Felix recently graduated with a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Bath. Having also spent a year working in Media Corporate Development, he brings experience completing M&A deals across Europe and Asia, analyzing large datasets and a passion for sustainable innovation.

Commercial

Our commercial team drives new business and customer retention through customer centricity and a deep understanding of the needs of the market.
Technical Climate Consultant

Anna MacDonald

Anna graduated with an MEng in Materials Science from the University of Oxford. She spent 4 years with Aurora Energy Research advising policymakers and investors in the power sector on transactions, policies and robust pathways required to reach net-zero. Anna can be found playing the cello whilst occasionally wishing she had learned the harmonica instead.

Marketing Director

Ben Hodge

With over 15 years of experience Ben is a thoroughly diverse marketer having held roles and led teams in creative, strategic and project management disciplines. He is passionate about tech, climate action and buyer journeys in equal measure.

Research

Our research team includes field scientists, data scientists and engineers. They are developing and implementing ground-breaking research techniques around the world.
Software Engineer / Research Scientist

Gabi Bernotaite

Gabi is an eager Computer Vision engineer who has a diverse experience working with sensors including radars, LIDARs, and cameras. In the past she has contributed to the autonomous vehicles field, neuroscience, robotics and here at Sylvera she is optimizing and building tree segmentation models. Her huge passion for work is always followed by camping, nature, drums and surfing.

Field Scientist

Ashleigh Parsons

Ashleigh graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford. She brings experience conducting field-based research in the UK and tropics. Other work includes collaborations with Brazil’s Earth System Science Center investigating protected areas, as well as climate education outreach to primary-aged school children. She is passionate about working to find climate solutions that account for the interconnectedness of climate and social justice.

Leadership Team

Our leadership team brings expansive knowledge and expertise in ESG, technology, economics, finance and law to Sylvera.
Join our team
VP. Product

Theo Petropoulos

Theo brings 15+ years of financial and digital product management experience. He has scaled teams to achieve the product vision and business goals through innovation and execution. Theo holds an MEng from Imperial College and an MBA from INSEAD. He is an avid explorer and keen landscape photographer.

VP. Engineering

Nick Bateman

Over 13 years Nick has worked with some of the biggest names in technology and media, overseeing software platforms providing billions in revenue and millions of customer experiences. He is a qualified chemist, aspiring robotics engineer and avid enthusiast for self sufficiency.

VP. Ratings

Julia Hand

Julia brings 15 years of experience in energy & natural resources. She started her career in the global commodities principal investments group at J.P. Morgan. Julia then transitioned into consulting, specializing as a petroleum economist. Most recently she was a product manager for nature-based solutions and negative emissions technologies at IHS Markit. Julia holds a B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering and Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University.

VP. Commercial Development

Patrick Fitzgerald

Patrick’s helped scale businesses that have secured over $300m backing to date. A former lawyer, Patrick gained $9 billion experience working on energy & infrastructure projects across four continents. Patrick loves trees and is allergic to pollen.

Co-founder & COO

Samuel Gill

Sam started his career in the City working for top U.S. law firms. He specialised in the formation and regulation of Investment Funds, working on a number of high-profile launches. More recently, he focused on ESG products, and has advised on major carbon offset issuances.

Co-founder & CEO

Dr Allister Furey

Allister is a repeat entrepreneur with a PhD in Machine Learning and an MBA from London Business School. As well as 10 years developing technology in the renewables industry, he has built and operated business units in Asia, Continental Europe and the UK.

Machine Learning

Our machine learning team consists of scientists, engineers and software developers. It exists to bring state-of-the-art deep learning and remote sensing models to Sylvera; delivering unprecedented accuracy in tracking carbon credit projects.
Join our team
Soil Carbon Intern

Pontus Nordin

Pontus has a Master’s degree in particle physics and brings experience in research and modelling from a range of different physical fields. He is happy to be combining his educational background with his passion for nature. After work, you will find him playing sports or hiking in the forest.

Data Engineer

Falk Van der Meirsch

Falk is a Data Engineer that brings software engineering best practices to machine learning pipelines. He undertook a Master's degree in civil engineering at the Ghent University and later transitioned to Data Science and Data Engineering. Falk loves hiking, bouldering and talking about urban space.

Geospatial Data Scientist

Simon Andersson

Simon brings 4 years of experience deriving insights from geospatial data, with a specialisation in satellite radar. Most recently he has been working at ICEYE, a space startup in Helsinki. He holds a Physics MSci from Imperial College London. In his spare time, Simon enjoys running and is training for a half marathon.

Junior Machine Learning Engineer

Victoria Foing

Victoria has a Master’s in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Amsterdam and a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from McGill University. She has developed machine learning algorithms and software for AI companies, hospitals, and the European Space Agency. Victoria is passionate about applications of tech for social good and scientific discovery.

Machine Learning Engineer

Abhishek Kumar

Abhishek has 3+ years of industry experience in building state-of-the-art Deep Learning products. He specializes in Deep 3D networks, different sensor modularities, network quantization and optimization. Abhishek is an avid speaker and loves to contribute to the open-source community, a huge sports fan he watches everything and plays a few, an Athlete, a Real Madrid F.C follower.

Machine Learning Engineer

Virginie Bonnefond

Virginie brings 3+ years of experience in developing conventional and Deep Learning Computer Vision-based products from prototyping through to production. She has a broad range of experience working in startups with a positive environmental impact and likes to sharpen her skills by learning from peers in data science competitions or by participating in conferences. To distract her from window-shopping cheesemakers, talk to her about History or geopolitics.

Machine Learning Product Lead

Dr Hamid Omidvar

Hamid completed his PhD at Princeton University where he combined machine learning techniques with climate models to explore atmospheric behaviour around cities. After working at the Max Planck Institute for meteorology, he joined the University of Reading as a Postdoc where he worked on various projects including land use classification using machine learning, computer vision and satellite imagery.

Geospatial

Our geospatial team brings unrivalled capabilities to Sylvera. Our GIS scientists and analysts leveraging optical and radar data to uncover insights from even the most remote locations on earth.
Join our team
Geospatial Analyst

Mateus Mendes

Mateus is our forest guy, with a degree in Forest Engineering from one of the best Brazilian universities and with a MSc in Sustainable Forest Management. He joined the GIS team using his skills in forest physiology, rainforest stored carbon, forest management, climate risk and GIS analysis. Mateus is a lover of specialty coffees and a street musician in his spare time.

Geospatial Analyst

Diego Malacarne

Diego has a background in environmental and forestry sciences and today specializes in GIS for the management of natural resources. His working experience includes contributing to research projects by applying remote sensing techniques in agriculture and geospatial analysis for the quantification of environmental factors. He loves hiking and rock climbing.

Geospatial Production Lead

Matija Kordić

Matija brings vast experience in the Geospatial sector working on large-scale projects from initial steps through to production. Having experience with project management and automation, Matija has been part of several sustainability projects with the goal of boosting local economies. Matija loves playing the bass, walking in nature and playing with his son.

Geospatial Lead

Jess Roberts

Jess is a GIS and EO enthusiast bringing experience in product conceptualisation and implementation from her previous work with geospatial solutions and analytics companies. Her passion is the use of geospatial technologies in environmental applications, having also worked as a GIS analyst with a marine conservation NGO. In her spare time, Jess enjoys painting and (very) intermittent swimming.

Ratings

Our extensive ratings teams pulls on a broad range of expertise from backgrounds including economics, finance, data analytics and climate science.
Join our team
Ratings Analyst

Tijana Repajić

Tijana has a degree in Physical Chemistry from the University of Belgrade. She applies her analytical skills to optimize data gathering and extraction, while improving accuracy and transparency. In her spare time, Tijana likes to paint and read epic fantasy books.

Research Assistant

Veljko Marić

Veljko is an analytical thinker with avid interest in nature, international business and data. He has previously done research at Philips and plans to combine his passion and experience to do work that has a positive impact. He holds an Electrical Engineering (Biomedical) MSc and has worked for two years as an automation engineer, worldwide. Loves playing music and hiking.

Quantitative Associate

Bilal Hussain

Bilal has 4+ years of experience in handling ESG and Financial data. He specializes in automation of workflows and outlier detection and is passionate about using data for good. In his spare time, he plays multiple sports, loves to travel and enjoy different cuisines.

Nature-Based Solutions Analyst

Victoria Dombrowik

Victoria is an environmental scientist, passionate about the role of technology in climate solutions. She holds a BS from Yale University, and has previously conducted research on geologic carbon sequestration. In her spare time, Victoria is an EO enthusiast who enjoys working on citizen science projects.

Ratings Production Manager

Andrew Holden

Andy has over a decades experience in investment management and credit ratings, specializing in commodities, alternative investments and sustainable asset classes. He has expertise in growing new teams and developing innovative and valuable insights. Outside of work he enjoys dragging his family over hill and dale, making sure they savor the fresh air.

Analytics Intern

Stuart Stokeld

Stuart graduated with a degree in Geography from the University of Manchester. He brings experience in modelling spatial data for a foodbank charity, as well as in community outreach from his work on the 2021 national census. He is passionate about the application of geospatial technologies towards solving environmental and societal problems. In his spare time, Stuart enjoys drawing, live music and supporting Leeds United.

Ratings Analyst

Maja Jerinic

Maja has a Bachelor’s degree in Computational and Applied Mathematics from Belgrade University. She brings experience in data wrangling in a wide variety of industries, such as insurance, entertainment and fintech, data modeling, creating actionable insights and visualizations. When out of data, she is probably outdoors, rollerblading or hiking.

Nature Based Solutions Intern

Zainab Raashid

Zainab is a recent Master's graduate having completed her degree in Climate Change from UCL. Her Master's thesis explored the relationship between rainfall variability and groundwater quality in Uganda. She has experience in field-based research and data analysis.

Nature-Based Solutions Intern

Julio C. Othon

Julio brings experience in international development and impact investing, having worked in Geneva, São Paulo, and London. He recently completed his Master’s in Climate Change and Finance at Imperial College London, where he focused on scalable technologies to tackle climate change. Julio speaks 5 languages and is a sports enthusiast, aiming to climb Mount Everest by 2025.

Ratings Framework Lead

Annalise Downey

Annalise brings experience in commercialization and new product development as co-founder of a subsea remote sensing company. She is passionate about bridging disciplines to develop data-driven and scalable solutions to tackle climate change. Annalise is an adrenaline sports enthusiast and half decent potter.

Product & Tech

With a diverse range of skill sets our product and Engineering teams are developing our  exceptional user experiences through our market leading platform and technology solutions.
Join our team
Lead Front-end Engineer

Matthew Wilson

Matt has spent 10+ years leading front-end engineering teams and managing cross-discipline development teams to solve complex problems and bring applications to life. Matt is a multi-instrumentalist and, while reading Law at University, worked as a graphic designer in the wrestling industry.

Product Designer

Vitor Santos

Vitor has 10+ years of experience designing digital products having specialised in Machine Learning platforms and Data Visualisation. He strongly believes in the implementation of the design thinking process to build relevant products. His prime responsibility is to improve the user experience and turn complex data into clear information that helps stakeholders making unbiased and informed decisions. Vitor has an MA in Digital Management from Hyper Island.

Data Engineer Lead

Aga Kreglewska

Aga brings experience of bridging the gap between Data Science and Engineering in settings ranging from investment banks to tech companies. With 4+ years of experience working with spatial data, Aga is a regular contributor to open source humanitarian mapping projects. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a keen hiker and a drone pilot.

Commercial

Our commercial team drives new business and customer retention through customer centricity and a deep understanding of the needs of the market.
Join our team
Marketing Director

Ben Hodge

With over 15 years of experience Ben is a thoroughly diverse marketer having held roles and led teams in creative, strategic and project management disciplines. He is passionate about tech, climate action and buyer journeys in equal measure.

Technical Climate Consultant

Anna MacDonald

Anna graduated with an MEng in Materials Science from the University of Oxford. She spent 4 years with Aurora Energy Research advising policymakers and investors in the power sector on transactions, policies and robust pathways required to reach net-zero. Anna can be found playing the cello whilst occasionally wishing she had learned the harmonica instead.

Operations

Our Ops team consists of Talent, People, Legal, Finance and Strategy - it exists to support the business in maximising its growth and mitigating its risks.
Join our team
Commercial Strategy Intern

Felix Avery

Felix recently graduated with a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Bath. Having also spent a year working in Media Corporate Development, he brings experience completing M&A deals across Europe and Asia, analyzing large datasets and a passion for sustainable innovation.

Talent Acquisition Lead

Jen Burry

Jen has 4+ years of experience in recruiting across the tech industry. She has helped scale businesses in high growth, through to very early stage - driving efficient talent processes, focusing efforts on world-class candidate experience and finding top talent. She is passionate about building exceptional teams along with being a sports enthusiast in her free time.

Founder Associate

Ollie Gough

Ollie straddles the gap between Strategy, Finance and Operations. A former Venture Capitalist and Theoretical Physicist by training, he enjoys taking a quantitative and data-focused lens to business problems. He's also a bookworm, and is becoming increasingly obsessed with carbon markets.

Research

Our research team includes field scientists, data scientists and engineers. They are developing and implementing ground-breaking research techniques around the world.
Join our team
Software Engineer / Research Scientist

Gabi Bernotaite

Gabi is an eager Computer Vision engineer who has a diverse experience working with sensors including radars, LIDARs, and cameras. In the past she has contributed to the autonomous vehicles field, neuroscience, robotics and here at Sylvera she is optimizing and building tree segmentation models. Her huge passion for work is always followed by camping, nature, drums and surfing.

Field Scientist

Ashleigh Parsons

Ashleigh graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford. She brings experience conducting field-based research in the UK and tropics. Other work includes collaborations with Brazil’s Earth System Science Center investigating protected areas, as well as climate education outreach to primary-aged school children. She is passionate about working to find climate solutions that account for the interconnectedness of climate and social justice.

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