Who we are

OUR

Mission

Empowering climate and sustainability markets through data and technology!

Viridios AI offers a data and technology ecosystem with a best-in-class platform that empowers climate and sustainability market participants to perform analysis and make informed decisions.

Our Co-Founders

Marcelo Labre

Chief Executive Officer

  • Marcelo has over 18 years financial markets experience across multiple asset classes. As a pioneer in the carbon markets, he has worked on some of the most innovative structured carbon transactions in the markets to date. Marcelo is also a subject matter expert and thought leader on applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in finance. An engineer by training, he has a Masters in Finance from London Business School and PhD in Mathematical Finance from Imperial College London.

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Bertrand Le Nézet

Chief Market Intelligence Officer

Bertrand has 15 years experience in financial markets, within major financial institutions in Europe and Asia, and as an independent portfolio manager. His expertise is anchored in a unique cross-section of quantitative finance and technology, for the fixed income, commodities, equities, and natural capital asset classes. He has a masters degree in Computer Science and a Certificate of Quantitative Finance (CQF).

Leadership

Jon Vannelli

Chief Operating Officer

Jon has 15+ years of experience as a Finance and Risk Management executive within the financial services industry. He has extensive strategic, operational experience in establishing and maintaining global business processes while serving as COO in various capacities throughout his career. He holds a BS in Finance from Fairfield University.

Rafael Ferreira

Chief Technology Officer

Meet the team

Bruno Marini

Frontend Engineer

With advanced knowledge in web development, design, and business analysis, Bruno is a front-end engineer who excels at transforming client ideas into tangible products. Versatility is his hallmark; he has experience across various sectors, from industrial automation and geoprocessing to education. He holds a technology degree in IT and a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering and is certified by the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB).

Doerte Schliephake​

Head of Data Operations

Doerte has 19 years of experience in the Financial Market Data space, combining a strong operational background with accomplished team leadership skills and change management expertise. She has extensive experience in product development in a Pricing and Analytics environment and feels passionate about enhancing
transparency and quality standardisation of carbon offsets in order to unlock the full potential of carbon credit markets. Doerte has a master’s degree in economics and is a CFA charterholder. She is based in London and currently studying for the Certificate of Quantitative Finance (CQF).

Filipe Assis Mourão​

Quantitative Analyst

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.

Graham Sahagian

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.

Katie Cox

Operations Manager

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 expertise 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.

Kavya Gangoor

Site Reliability 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).

Luis Eduardo Sales

Data Scientist

Lucas Rotsen

DevOps Engineer

Lucas has 5 years of professional experience working with technology in the retail and financial sectors, both in large corporations and in startups. A Software Engineer by training, Lucas is also studying for a Master’s degree in Machine Learning at the State University of Campinas. His expertise is in Machine Learning Systems and Data Engineering.

Leonardo Ruza

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.

Lígia Cipriano

Carbon Markets Data 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).

María Elisa Vollmer

Product Leader

Mariana Marins

Content Marketing Manager

Matthieu Taubmann

Product Designer (UX/UI)

Michael Moore

Data Scientist

Patrick Shu

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 Dangra

Data Engineer

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.

Richard Howard

Lead Data Engineer

Waseem Malik

Application Developer

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.

Waseem Malik

Application Developer

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.

Waseem Malik

Application Developer

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.