About | Validere
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Transforming oil & gas trading and logistics through human & artificial intelligence.

Validere delivers the most advanced quality intelligence for O&G companies to know true product quality in real-time and optimize logistics and trading. Active deployments across leading producers and midstream organizations are yielding significant cost savings and revenue enhancements.

Know true product quality

Validere 360 (IoT platform) empowers midstream and E&P organizations to know their product’s true quality with the highest degree of confidence.

Optimize barrel value (AI)

Validere Alpha uses verified Validere 360 data and a proprietary AI engine to optimize blending, logistics, and trading. Smart, real-time insights across all business units lead to significantly more value for the same barrel.

Our Story

Our Team

We’re scientists, industry veterans, AI experts, software developers – all on a mission to innovate Oil & Gas.
Above all, we’re a team that cares deeply about solving real problems & helping people.

Leadership

Dr. Ian Burgess

Co-Founder

With a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard, Ian is an interdisciplinary scientist whose inventions have been recognized with an R&D 100 Award and featured in Scientific American.

Nouman Ahmad

Co-Founder

An entrepreneur with a passion to solve complex problems, Nouman previously led operations for a successful Toronto fintech startup and worked in TD investment banking.

Jon DeCoste

Business Development

Jon has over 10 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry and has previously owned and operated a business consulting firm as well as a merger & acquisition startup.

Mark Le Dain

Business Development & Strategy

Mark has significant experience advising energy and infrastructure companies as an investment banker with Barclays, successfully completing over $18 billion of M&A and $5 billion of capital market transactions.

Paul Oates

Business Development

Paul has 15+ years of experience in senior commercial and operational management roles in O&G. He also holds an MBA from London Business School and most recently acted as Managing Director for a London-based AI firm.

Raja Bhatia

Software Development

Raja brings 12 years of experience building highly scalable applications. He also co-founded a social comparison shopping engine, and has worked with private equity firms on deal due diligence and tech transitions.

Sami Zakaria
Customer Success
Jared Poplawski
Business Development
John Nguyen
Product Development
Adam Weinstein
Marketing
Rashell Barnett
Accounting & Finance
Dr. Patrick Robinson
Data Science
Nicholas Ducille
Data Science
Chung Kuang Lin
Software Development
Ben Hu
Software Development
William Gelhar
Software Development
Daniel Kulesza
Software Development
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Board of Directors

Pierre Magnan

Chair

Pierre Magnan is the President of Parkland International. Prior to assuming this role, Pierre led Parkland’s Supply, Trading & Refining Business, the Corporate Development Team and the Legal Team.

Louis Krannich

Director

Louis is a career energy professional with experience in operations, engineering, finance, business development and strategic planning. Prior to joining ROC, Louis held leadership roles at PG&E and El Paso Corporation.

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JS Cournoyer

Director

JS is passionate about helping entrepreneurs realize their visions for changing the world. He likes to work with entrepreneurs who use AI and blockchain to improve human creativity and transform the pillars of our society.

Dr. Joanna Aizenberg

Director

Joanna is the Amy Smith Berylson Professor of Materials Science and Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University. She has been recognized with numerous prestigious awards.

Dr. Ian Burgess

Director

With a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard, Ian is an interdisciplinary scientist whose inventions have been recognized with an R&D 100 Award and featured in Scientific American.

Nouman Ahmad

Director

An entrepreneur with a passion to solve complex problems, Nouman previously led operations for a successful Toronto fintech startup and worked in TD investment banking.

Advisors

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George Whitesides

Advisor

George is the Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor at Harvard University, and co-founded numerous companies including Genzyme, GelTex, and Theravance. In 2011, he received the highest Hirsch index rating of all living chemists.

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Doug Foshee

Advisor

Doug is the founder and owner of Sallyport Investments. He previously served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of El Paso Corporation, and chaired the board of directors of The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch.