Before his emergence as a leader in eco-focused technologies, Laszlo served for nearly two decades as a business and technology expert for some of the world’s largest investment banks. His clients, including JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank and UBS, enjoyed the results of his ability to develop and integrate custom trading and risk management solutions that were used in some of their most critical business sectors.
His experience in these arenas, coupled with his keen interests in nature, technology and climate change, gave birth to reduce: the platform revolutionising the world’s carbon markets by lowering barriers of entry and making the trading of carbon credits accessible. Laszlo’s goal is to allow anyone, from governments to retail consumers, to safely and efficiently access the carbon markets and take control of their climate impact.
Cesare’s programming education and experience—combined with his knowledge of the blockchain’s history and dynamics—assure Poseidon’s consumer-facing products enjoy both solid technical foundations and advanced user experiences (UX).
Cesare earned degrees in Computer Science from Supélec Grande École (France), and Electronics from the Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy). He also holds an MBA from INSEAD, one of the world’s leading graduate business schools. Nearly one third of his 18-year-career working at the juncture of finance and technology included leading an international team of 70+ qualitative analysts for Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ)’s, creating the bank's new Global Markets Pricing and Risk Management Platform, and establishing the APAC Professional Services team for the international software vendor Murex.
Michael has over a decade of lead development experience in the areas of big data, data analytics, and machine learning. He is proficient in over 2 dozen programming languages and virtually all major software development frameworks. Over the past few years, he turned his focus to the emerging technologies of blockchain and artificial intelligence. He has created real-time analytics and artificial intelligence solutions for various industry sectors.
Notably, Michael has developed various smart contract solutions on the Ethereum and Stellar platforms, gaining expert knowledge in key areas of blockchain development. Prior to joining Poseidon, he was instrumental to delivering large scale data projects for the UK Government, Spotify, Intel and Publicis Groupe. Michael studied Computational Physics at Heriot-Watt University.
Alex has lived on all continents and brings over two decades of B2B brand building and B2B brand strategy experience to Poseidon. As the founder of the Stuttgart based brand consulting agency medienformer, which has been operating since 1998, he is responsible for the marketing and branding of Poseidon and heads the communications team. Alex created a B2B focused strategy called brand polarisation that enables companies to use a unique method to develop their brand and steer their marketing teams. Together with his team at medienformer, Alex has successfully used this strategy to relaunch leading brands with annual global sales revenues in excess of €5 billion. Notably, medienformer is the brand consulting firm for the single-seater supercar Mono, built by Poseidon's strategic partner BAC. Alex graduated in marketing and communications design in Stuttgart.
Ian is an accomplished designer with a reputation for innovative and radical concepts that have won him awards and accolades in diverse fields including aviation, luxury yachts and the automotive sector. He and his brother Neill formed the consulting venture Adaptive Space in 2000 and have worked with major automotive manufacturers for over a decade, including Porsche, Mercedes and Audi. Ian has developed and directed designs from concept through to production implementation, and is active in all creative aspects of component, system and total vehicle design, exterior and interior.
Ian graduated with honours in Industrial Design (Transportation) from Coventry University.
Brad is an entrepreneur, investor, mentor and advisor who has started and bootstrapped several companies from inception to maturity over the past 20 years. As the co-founder of Blockchain Investors Consortium with over 5 billion dollars allocated to blockchain and cryptocurrency projects, Brad has access to extensive deal flow and is experienced in analysing disruptive technologies. Brad has participated in dozens of successful crowd sales, which have raised billions from 100,000s of investors. Brad also served as managing director of Yasar Corporation where he mentored, advised and invested in more than 50 companies. A big believer in coaching younger generations of entrepreneurs, Brad serves as a mentor for the Pepperdine Alumni Association.
Brad holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business Management from Pepperdine University as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Sciences Math from Académie de Grenoble.
Marco has nearly twenty years of experience as a quantitative analyst. He has experience as a company founder (Quantlib), and as head of quantitative research at Statpro, a global leader in investment portfolio analysis and asset valuation. At Statpro, Marco was instrumental in the research and development of pricing functions and risk-management analytics for a wide spectrum of asset classes. More recently, his interests evolved as quantitative finance became an even more data-driven discipline, and the emergence crypto currencies challenged more traditional financial instruments.
Marco holds a Masters and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and an undergraduate degree in theoretical physics from the University of Milan. Following Johns Hopkins, Marco served as a postdoctoral research associate at City College in New York, where he focused on computational fluid dynamics, and later as an adjunct professor in quantitative finance at the University of Milan-Bicocca (Italy). Most recently, Marco was a lecturer in the Master of Finance program at the ESSEC business school (Singapore). While most of his research papers are proprietary, he often presents his work at conferences targeted to both academics and practitioners.
Jessica has been at the intersection of environment and finance for over twelve years, working in the British Columbia government designing North America’s first carbon tax and the Western Climate Initiative’s cap and trade system. She then worked with the founding team to launch Evok Innovations, a private sector $100 million fund that invests in early stage clean technologies to reduce greenhouse gases, followed by rolling up her sleeves in one of the world’s top 100 cleantech companies to raise capital and develop the go to market strategy.
Hugh is an experienced commercial director whose team provides expert advice to businesses around the world on key issues related to climate change, including work on sustainability strategy, resource efficiency, supply chain risk and technology implementation. He has led projects in UK, mainland Europe, Africa and Asia, and has overseen the development of successful propositions across numerous sectors and disciplines, helping to shape the Carbon Trust's work in value chain sustainability, low carbon assurance and science-based targets for businesses.
Ecosphere+ is Poseidon's carbon credit partner. Ecosphere+ oversees the sourcing, supplying and verification of only the highest-quality carbon credits for Poseidon's reduce platform.
LCC is Poseidon's government partner. LCC is helping Poseidon develop a 'city-model' for climate change by incorporating reduce into its goal of becoming the world's first climate positive city.
Stellar is Poseidon's blockchain partner. Stellar ensures that Poseidon's reduce platform can complete transactions safely, securely, in near real-time and for fractions of a cent.
The Carbon Trust is Poseidon's carbon footprint partner. The Carbon Trust ensures that users of Poseidon's reduce platform have an accurate understanding of their carbon footprint and independent offset verification.
Redstone are Poseidon's development partners. Redstone helps Poseidon build a sustainability model for sports and urban developments that tackles climate change in every aspect of their activity.
BAC is Poseidon's engineering partner. BAC ensures Poseidon can expand its mission of creating climate change solutions beyond conservation by developing clean tech for the transportation sector.
Beyond is Poseidon's blockchain community partner. Beyond ensures that Poseidon excels in business development and fundraising in blockchain spaces.
MME are Poseidon's legal partners. MME ensures that Poseidon and its reduce platform have a strong, evolving and enduring legal framework and the ability to operate globally.