Today the greatest risk we all face is climate change. An indisputable fact that affects every country, government, corporation and individual in the world. As the world’s governments look to tackle carbon emissions through regulated schemes, it is the private sector that is making significant progress with pledges and aspirational goals to heavily reduce emissions footprints. While still in it’s infancy, the voluntary carbon market is a driving force for advancement in how companies address their ESG goals.
Viridios AI is focused on providing best in class technology to facilitate transparency in carbon market trading to create a value gateway for market participants. Our mission is to bring robust valuation methodology and instruments found in all other commodity markets, to this critical asset class and to help our clients future-proof their offset strategies.
In 2015, after decades of work that could be traced back to the Rio Earth Summit, the United Nations adopted the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The agenda outlined a set of 17 goals the UN’s member states would use to frame their political, social, economic and environmental policies.
Collectively, these Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined a blueprint for a multi-stakeholder partnership between government, the private sector, and civil society, to address the root causes of poverty and inequality, improve health care and education, and tackle the climate emergency.
Our mission is to inspire environmental and social consciousness amongst investors and corporations alike, not simply with anecdotal evidence of climate change, but by demonstrating financial returns through the allocation of investment capital, and through innovation on financial technology as well as the new financial instruments needed to drive capital toward the achievement of the Goals.
Andrei is a Software Engineer with experience building systems utilizing Microservices Architecture and using Python as a core programming language. While he has experience in working with multiple cloud providers and technology stacks, he enjoys working with Kubernetes and has an affinity for DevOps. He enjoys working on teams and encourages pair programming. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a master's degree in Security of Information and Computer Systems.
Head of Sales and Partnerships
Andrew has enjoyed a diverse career in international commodities spanning more than 25 years, across four continents and in a variety of disciplines with both physical trading houses and financial institutions. An entrepreneur by nature, he is an acknowledged leader and business developer, creating sustainable value across agricultural, energy and mineral resource chains. He is a passionate advocate of leading positive evolution in commodity markets with transparency and accountability. He has won various industry awards (e.g. SGX Iron Ore Trader of the Year), appears regularly in the media, and is a sought-after public speaker and consultant. He devotes time as a director and mentor at WIMAR (Women in Mining and Resources) as an advocate of gender equality, inclusion and diversity in the sector. In 2017 he founded the consultancy Avatar Commodities, successfully designing and building commodity risk diagnostic tools, delivering significant positive change and value through commissions for a number of global multinational companies.
Carbon Market Analyst
Andrew has previously served two terms with AmeriCorps through Conservation Nebraska and worked as a research assistant intern for the United Nations' Sustainable Development Solutions Network. He has extensive knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals and all things "green". He received his two undergraduate degrees from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2018 and is completing his Masters of Sustainability Management from the University of Wisconsin this year.
Senior Full Stack Developer
Aurélien has worked in Singapore and Paris as a Full-Stack Software engineer, and has led a team of software developers in the Hong Kong investment banking sector. He holds a masters in Software Engineering and has studied in France and the United States. He is an expert in developing a wide range of products such as Mobile applications, Web applications using many different technologies, designing complex software architectures, as well as leading teams of developers through the entirity of the development process.
Cíntia is a Senior Business Analyst with 20+ years of experience in database to web applications development, testing, and requirements' elicitation. Her main areas of expertise are database modelling and management, web applications and microservices development, requirements gathering, website wireframing, team and project management, and web applications testing using Waterfall, Prototyping, Agile & Scrum frameworks. She holds a BSc in Computer Science, 70-461 MCSA Querying Microsoft SQL Server certification, and has completed training in Visual Basic, C#, PL/SQL, and Outsystems.
Filipe has 2 years of experience working as a data analyst in the Brazilian financial market and is passionate about using machine learning and quantitative modeling to solve challenging problems. He holds a B.S. in Mechatronic Engineering from the University of São Paulo, a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich, and a Certificate of Quantitative Finance.
Frank has 8 years of experience building lightning-fast and scalable applications. His expertise is competent in financial products, enterprise systems, efficient algorithms & architectures. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science.
Gentris has over 5 years of experience in Software Engineering across different platforms and technologies. His skills range from designing scalable and high-performing backend applications to implementing modern and easy-to-use web and mobile apps. He is also experienced with Software Security related fields, like bug bounties and reverse engineering, and has extensive knowledge in IoT related projects. He has a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering and is currently studying for a master's degree in Computer Engineering.
Market Data Analyst
Graham is a data analyst with a background working in startups and on cross-functional teams.His expertise includes data analysis & visualization, web scraping, and marketing automation.He received a dual undergraduate degree in Finance & Chinese Language & Literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Head of Sales, UK/EMEA
Jan has over 22 years sales experience in financial markets across different asset classes including equity, fixed income, currencies, and commodities. He started his sales career raising money for hedge funds, funds of hedge funds and long-only funds followed by selling indices, data, and analytics to global buy side clients. Previously at S&P Dow Jones Indices and ICAP, Jan has a strong track record delivering double digit revenue and profit growth as well as advising on marketing campaigns. Being passionate about helping clients achieve their objectives, he was awarded the Top Sales Award and Corporate Achievement Award while at S&P DJI. Jan has an MBA from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management and speaks five languages.
Jasminko holds a master's degree in Computer Science. He has more than 12 years of professional software development experience. He worked on engineering projects across different industries for companies from Germany, UK, USA and Canada, spanning from startups to large enterprises. His most recent 4 years of experience are in the data engineering field.
Katie joins VAI with 20+ years of professional experience working with mid-sized to large companies, including 4 years of experience in developing and implementing complex operational procedures. Her expertises includes project management, information management, staff onboarding, development of Standard Operating Procedure’s, and Customer Relationship Management. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Communications/Public Relations.
Cloud and DevOps Engineer
Kavya is a graduate of REVA University, Bangalore with a BS in Computer Science and holds a certification in AWS Solutions Architecture. Her studies focused on Cloud Computing and Big Data. She has experience working in Cloud and DevOps, as well as DevSecOps for a Cybersecurity firm. Her expertise is DevOps (Infrastructure and Automation) and Cloud (GCP, AWS, and Azure).
Market Data Analyst
Leonardo is a data analyst with 4 years of experience working in the Brazilian financial markets. His background is in equities and derivatives products and data analysis using Python. He holds a B.S. in Science & Technology from the University of ABC, a M.S. Global Broker and passed CFA exam level I and CFA exam level II.
Climate and Sustainability Analyst
Lígia is passionate about Sustainable Development mechanisms toward a low-carbon economy and has 3 years of experience in Corporate Sustainability Her interdisciplinary background blends ESG Reporting, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's), Air pollution, Conservation volunteer projects, and Green Financing. She holds a Bachelor in Science and Technology, as well as an Environmental and Urban Engineering B.S. from the Federal University of ABC (UFABC).
Head of Project Data
María Elisa has five years of experience in sustainability consulting for the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Her diverse background blends international development, environmental policy, and economics. She has a master's degree in Applied Economics from George Washington University and an undergraduate degree in Environmental Policy and Planning from Virginia Tech.
Product Designer (UX/UI)
Matthieu has 8 years of professional experience working in the media and high tech industry in Tel Aviv, Israel and Valencia, Spain. His expertise combines visual design and user-centred analysis to develop beautiful and highly usable digital products while prioritizing business requirements at the same time. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Paris School of Business and a UX Diploma from IEM Business School.
Michael holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland and is currently pursuing his M.S. in Electrical Engineering. His expertise lies in signal processing and machine learning. He has previous experience in both natural language processing and computer vision.
ReactJS Frontend Developer
Nagendher is a Full stack developer with 2+ years of Experience. His expertise is in ReactJS, NodeJS, MongoDB, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JS. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering from the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Information Technology.
Corporate IT Lead - APAC
Patrick has been working as an IT professional for over 25 years. His expertise includes Corporate IT Infrastructure Design, Setup, Deployment and Maintenance, IT Services Budgeting and Procurement, IT Team Management and C-level IT Help and Support. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Materials Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Canada, Certifications in Microsoft, Apple, Cisco and ITIL.
Poornima has 4 years of experience working as a Data Engineer. As a plumber of Data Science, she has expertise in Data modeling, ETL/ELT, building and managing data pipelines, automation, and database development. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology.
Chief Model Officer
Rafael has over 7 years of experience in the technology and finance domains. He has worked with software engineering and data science in top players in the market, such as BTG Pactual, Morgan Stanley and most recently Google. An engineer by training, Rafael also holds a Masters in Financial Economics degree from Columbia Business School.
Richard has broad-ranging experience working with data as a data engineer, data analyst, and data scientist across multiple industries, having delivered digital transformation, data warehousing, machine learning, and various bespoke analytics projects to both internal and external stakeholders from local businesses to Fortune 35 companies. He has a BS in Computer Science and a BA in Cognitive Science (of the Institute of Artificial Intelligence) from the University of Georgia.
Head of Operations
Sarah has been working as an operations professional for 8 years, with 4 years experience in the B2B ecommerce space. Her expertise includes customer experience, CRM management, sales pipeline automation, and people ops for fully remote teams. She holds a BS in Audio Engineering from the University of North Carolina Asheville.
Head of Sales, Americas
Ubaldo has over a decade of experience in enterprise sales within the financial markets and across multiple asset classes. Starting his career at Bloomberg and later working with the CME Group and other FinTech start-ups, Ubaldo helped create growth by expanding the product's brand and user base, both in North and Latin America. His career in data and financial technology have been focused around one theme, removing opacity and bringing transparency to the financial markets. Viridios combines Ubaldo's two passions, financial markets and sustainability
Waseem graduated with a bachelor's degree in applied informatics at AP University College of Antwerp and is currently studying for his MBA at the KuLeuven University Belgium. He has worked with technologies like SAP BTP, Low-code platforms, Power BI, Odoo in the past and would like to further his expertise in low-code platforms.
Zack obtained his BS in mathematics and physics from Penn State University and his MS in physics from University of Colorado with a focus on high energy particle physics and phenomenology. He spent 5 years as a full-stack developer before pivoting towards AI, machine learning, and data science. A physicist by training, he brings advanced statistical and mathematical expertise to solve complex problems through the use of AI.