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 oil and gas organizations across the supply chain to know their product’s true quality with the highest degree of confidence.

Optimize barrel value (AI)

Validere Edge analyzes product quality, logistical costs, and real-time market pricing to match companies with optimal buying and selling partners for large arbitrage opportunities.

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 for solving complex problems, Nouman previously led operations for a successful Toronto fintech startup and worked in TD investment banking.

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Nicole Rogers

SVP, Sales

Nicole has almost 20 years of sales experience. She is an accomplished leader with diverse experience building teams focused on software subscription and digital technologies.

Jon DeCoste

VP, 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.

Tarun Ajwani

VP, Business Development

Tarun brings more than 15 years of experience successfully building and scaling exchanges and brokerages. Most recently, Tarun established a crude oil brokerage in Canada for Marex Spectron.

Mark Le Dain

VP, 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.

Board of Directors

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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.

Aaref Hilaly

Director

Aaref Hilaly is a Partner at Wing where he helps technical founders build companies around their ideas. Prior to joining Wing, Aaref was a partner at Sequoia Capital, which he joined in 2012.

Kyle Bethancourt

Director

Kyle Bethancourt is a Managing Director and co-founder of Sallyport Investments, LLC, (Sallyport) a private investment company that specializes in oilfield service, exploration and production, and pipeline transactions.

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.