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Founder & CEO
Rob is an engineer who studied the effects of uncertainty on technology strategy at MIT and then spent 12+ years developing novel approaches to managing weather-based risk in the energy sector. Prior to Sunairio, he held senior roles in the trading departments at Constellation Energy and Boston Energy Trading & Marketing (BETM), most recently as Managing Director of Energy Trading at BETM. Rob earned a BSE from Princeton and an MS from MIT.
Chief Technology Officer
Eric has 15+ years of experience in analytics, data engineering, software development, and data science. Before joining Sunairio, he was most recently CTO for Understory, where he led the software, hardware, and data science teams creating severe weather instruments and risk management products across the U.S., South America, and Europe. Eric earned a BS in Economics from Boston College.
Senior Data Scientist
Tim has extensive experience leveraging geospatial data to solve problems in agriculture and weather risk. Tim has a PhD in water resource engineering from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, where he studied the impacts of climate change on hydrologic systems.
Sr Director, Business Development
Kandace has 10+ years of experience in SaaS sales and business development across various industries. Prior to joining Sunairio, Kandace worked at carbon offset financier Aspiration. Kandace has successfully built and scaled teams in startup environments and enjoys fostering high-quality relationships with clients.
Olivia joined Sunairio from MIT, where she was a member of a research group that studied sustainability in the context of industrial processes. She holds an BS in Mechanical Engineering from UMASS, an MS in Technology & Policy from MIT, and an MS in Computer Science from MIT.
Brent is a mathematician and software developer with years of experience as an algorithmic trader, data scientist, and mobile app developer. He’s spent several seasons as part of a trail crew for the US Forest Service. Brent has an AB from Harvard College and an MSc. from Edinburgh University.
Barry L. Nelson is the Walter P. Murphy Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at Northwestern University. His research interests include computer simulation, stochastic processes, and statistical learning. In addition to numerous research papers and textbooks, he is the author of several simulation software libraries and widely used output analysis algorithms.
Matthew Lackner is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is the director of the Wind Energy Center and the Endowed Chair in Renewable Energy. His research interest include aerodynamic modeling and optimization of offshore wind turbines.