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"Aclima's value is in providing answers where only questions exist."
“Aclima has the potential to revolutionize the way we understand our environment.”
"Aclima is taking a mission-driven approach to creating meaningful change in the world through business."
As CEO and co-founder of Aclima, Davida leads a team of engineers, scientists, and designers who are committed to serving humanity with breakthrough innovations for a flourishing, more resilient world. To advance Aclima’s mission, Davida applies a multidisciplinary approach to creating new technologies and powerful partnerships that deliver transformative business, environmental and societal value. With a commitment to big impact, Davida has brought together public and private players, like Google and the Environmental Protection Agency, to harness the power of large-scale environmental sensor networks to improve both human health and planetary health.
Reuben is always sketching, constantly exploring new ways to communicate Aclima’s values and mission with the world. Part architect, part artist, Reuben is passionate about using great design and innovative technology to better the common good. As Aclima’s Chief Creative Officer, he leads product design and adds experience in project management and innovation strategy. Back in Los Angeles, Reuben worked as a project manager for renowned architect Clive Wilkinson. There he coordinated the design, documentation and construction of projects with environmental, structural, and mechanical engineers. Reuben can be spotted running in his neighborhood, but only in the evening when the air around his house is the cleanest.
Ron has been building businesses for more than four decades. At Aclima, Ron has provided leadership in business strategy and partnership development, as well as extensive guidance in supply chain management and manufacturing. Previously, he worked with several Fortune 100 clients, helping to create value within the context of changing marketplaces without compromising mission alignment. With a lifelong commitment to technology and innovation, Ron invests his ideas and expertise into efforts that create a positive, world-changing social and environmental impact.
Matt Hill has over 15 years of experience in contract manufacturing and business operations. With a specialization in integrating root cause and data analysis into process design, implementation, and improvement, Matt has been successful in operational turn-around, business system integration, manufacturing and risk management. Through Aclima's growth phases, Matt has led several internal functional groups, including business operations and the customer-facing impact group. As Chief Operating Officer, Matt works closely with all of the Aclima teams to ensure mission alignment.
Prior to joining Aclima, Dr. Pyke was the Chief Operating Officer for GRESB and the Vice President for Research at the U.S. Green Building Council. In these roles, he helped lead GRESB’s global efforts to provide transparency about the sustainability of property companies and funds, directed development of information technologies, such as the Green Building Information Gateway, advanced understanding of green building and public health through the Robert Wood John Foundation-supported Green Health Partnership, and contributed to international research initiatives, including representing the United States as a contributing author for the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Dr. Pyke holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a B.S. from the College of William and Mary.
Melissa’s research career has focused on the transport and fate of pollutants in the environment. She received her Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology with an emphasis on aerosol formation and structure. As a staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, she directed investigations of environmental processes in a wide variety of locations including the Sierra Nevada forests, traffic tunnels, and the Washington, D.C. and Boston subway systems. A specific focus of Melissa’s research efforts has been indoor air quality and underscoring the need for pollutant characterization on the local, personal scale. She is excited to be working with the team at Aclima to bring the vision of ubiquitous environmental monitoring to fruition.
Simon has had a long and extensive career as a software engineer, leader and entrepreneur in various fields including real estate, fine art, radio, online gaming and communications. He's co-founded several successfully-acquired startups in both London and San Francisco. Simon also led internationalization efforts and managed the backend engineering team at Flickr, doubling the size of the team during a period of intense growth. His expertise spans multiple disciplines including internationalization, social graphs, systems operations and scalability. He brings a deep passion for building diverse, high-impact engineering teams and processes to Aclima, where he oversees development efforts for our data processing backends, software tools and online products.
Tobé is a Stanford trained Ph.D. with expertise in complex sensor system signal processing. Her career has taken her from the Stanford Aerospace Robotics Laboratory to Northrup Grumman and The Aerospace Corporation, where she worked on multi-sensor integration, estimation, and control problems for applications including navigation and object detection. She has developed deep domain knowledge in passive and active sensor exploitation, distributed multi-sensor control systems for robotic applications and hardware-in-the-loop simulation. Her core efforts at Aclima focus on algorithm development for processing and exploiting data from Aclima’s distributed sensing networks.
Josh brings years of experience in interface design and development to help Aclima and its partners interface with and visualize large sets of data. As a designer whose medium is code, he manages and leads a team integrating interaction designers and creative technologists to develop tools and interactive experiences that make the invisible visible. Josh has long been been a champion of the Web Platform, previously working with leading interactive agencies The Barbarian Group and Organic to help products, brands and non-profit organizations leverage digital experiences to tell their stories."
Kim Hunter is a skilled communicator and a leader with a passion for creating change. Kim spent nearly a decade in Washington, D.C. working for some of the most influential organizations and politicians in the country, including the Democratic National Committee and Senator Jim Webb. Out of a desire to directly impact the issues she felt most passionate about, Kim went to work for the ONE Campaign as their U.S. Press Secretary, aiding in their fight against extreme poverty. After the ONE Campaign, Kim spent nearly two years travelling the world with NGOs, helping them to enhance their impact. This experience led Kim to San Francisco, where she saw opportunity in using emerging technologies to accelerate change in the world. Here she started her own consulting business for start ups in the social impact space and leads multiple groups designed to empower and connect dreamers and doers, including The Bad Ass Women’s Group and Women Catalysts. At Aclima, Kim leads all communications and can fly a kite in any weather condition.
Jeffrey is responsible for developing a healthy business environment at Aclima by empowering teams and employees to focus on delivering their best work. Much of that work pertains to enabling clear and direct communications through process and integrated systems. Prior to joining Aclima, he was co-founder and COO of Care at Hand, an analytics platform that predicts and prevents hospital admissions using observations collected by non-medical staff. He brings 10+ years of inter-disciplinary experience where he delivered data-driven results at companies including Google and Twitter. He was Google’s CFO award recipient for an $8B worldwide data center asset tracking and valuation system design and implementation project.
David Sherman is co-chair of Aclima's Advisory Board. David helps businesses excel through inventive strategy and outstanding cooperation among employees, partners and stakeholders. He is Co-Founder of Cooperative Advantage Collaborative, a Distinguished Fellow at the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value, and co-author of Flourishing Enterprise.
Previously, Dr. Sherman was a Vice President at A.T. Kearney, a founding Partner of Sustainable Value Partners, and a Partner at Blu Skye Consulting. Clients include: Cathay Pacific, Cisco, Fair Trade USA, Nestle, Philips Electronics, Wal-Mart, Wikimedia, and other leaders across a wide range of sectors.
David earned his doctorate in management at Case Western Reserve University where he researched social entrepreneurship. He holds an M.B.A. from Berkeley-Haas and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.
Martin Goebel is co-chair of Aclima's Advisory Board. He is a specialist in natural resources and environmental management and a pioneer in the field of collaborative community-based conservation and sustainable development. Mr. Goebel has served as a program and country director at The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International and World Wildlife Fund as well as founded and led Sustainable Northwest based in Portland, Oregon from 1994 until 2013.
Currently, Mr. Goebel is the principal of Moebius Partners LLC where he advises several of the world’s largest philanthropies and helps build innovative environmental ventures. Mr. Goebel was born and raised in Mexico. He was educated at Oregon State University (BS) and Texas A&M University (MSc). Martin speaks three languages -- Spanish, English and German -- and resides in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Jane Lubchenco is a marine ecologist and environmental scientist with expertise in interactions between the environment and human well-being. She served as Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from 2009-2013 after being nominated by President Obama. Her academic career as a professor began at Harvard (1975-1977) and continued at Oregon State University until her appointment as NOAA administrator.
Dr. Lubchenco is one of the “most highly cited” ecologists in the world; eight of her publications are recognized as “Science Citation Classics”; she is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the Royal Society and The World Academy of Science.
Dr. Lubchenco has served as president of the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Ecological Society of America, and on the Pew Ocean Commission, the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative, the Aspen Institute Arctic Commission, Council of Advisors for Google Ocean and the Blue Ribbon Panel for the World Bank’s Global Partnership for Oceans. Dr. Lubchenco received her B.A. in biology from Colorado College, M.S. in zoology from the University of Washington, and Ph.D. in ecology from Harvard University.
William Reilly is a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital and founder of Aqua International, a private equity fund dedicated to investing in the water sector. He served as Administrator of U.S. EPA (1989 to 1993), President of WWF and The Conservation Foundation, and on staff of the Council on Environmental Quality. He now serves on the boards of Energy Future Holdings and Royal Caribbean International. Previously, he served on the boards of DuPont, ConocoPhillips, and National Geographic Society and co-chaired the National Commission on Energy Policy. In 2010, President Obama appointed him to co-chair the Commission on the BP Oil Spill and in 2012 as a member of the Global Development Council.
Peter Senge is a senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founding chair of the SoL (Society for Organizational Learning) Council. He is the author of The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization, co-author of the three related fieldbooks, Presence: An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Society, and Organizations and most recently, The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organizations are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World. Peter lectures throughout the world about decentralizing the role of leadership in organizations to enhance the capacity of all people to work toward healthier human systems. The Journal of Business Strategy named him a "Strategist of the Century," one of twenty-four men and women who have "had the greatest impact on the way we conduct business today."
Elad Gil is a serial entrepreneur, operating executive, investor and advisor to several leading private companies, including AirBnB, Pinterest, Square, and Stripe. He is currently a co-founder of Color Genomics. Previously, Elad was the VP of Corporate Strategy at Twitter after the acquisition of MixerLabs, where Gil was co-founder and CEO. Elad spent several years at Google, where he started the mobile team and was involved in three acquisitions, and was the original product manager for Google Mobile Maps and other key mobile products. Prior to Google, Gil had product management and market seeding roles at a number of Silicon Valley companies and worked at McKinsey & Co. He received a Ph.D. from MIT and has degrees in Mathematics and Biology from UCSD.
Greg Niemeyer is a member of Aclima's Advisory Board and a Senior Advisor. Professor Niemeyer is the Craigslist Distinguished Chair for New Media at UC Berkeley's Department of Art Practice. He directs the Berkeley Center for New Media, and collaborates with the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS). Prior to his post at UC Berkeley, Niemeyer received his MFA from Stanford University in New Genres in 1997 where he founded and directed the Stanford University Digital Art Center (SUDAC).
His work on sensor networks uniquely explores the social dynamics of real-time air quality data, a domain that we had not seen others examine. Aclima is the exclusive global licensee of Greg's patent in Multimodal Sensor Networks. He joined the company as an advisor on Social Engagement in 2009, a role that he continues today.