BladeRunner is led by a mission-driven team which is committed to reducing the world's dependence on fossil fuels. Access to clean, affordable electricity is critical for all people which is what drives the team.
Paul Vosbeek, Co-founder and CSO
Paul is a cleantech entrepreneur and investor and is the original founder of BladeRunner and has a track record of successfully building companies from start-up to growth. Paul has a strong strategic intuition and at the same time, has the ability to take the venture from a high-level strategic vision down to a pragmatic and successful implementation journey. Paul has a knack for connecting with the right people at the right time which contributes greatly to moving the company forward.
Paul holds a Bachelor degree in International Business obtained in 1992 at the Higher School of Economics in Groningen, the Netherlands and the Ryerson University of Toronto, Canada.
Moriel Arango, Co-Founder and CTO
Moriel is a mechanical engineer focusing on processes and technology for renewable energy generation. Moriel brings experience in resource and technology assessment for hydrokinetic deployments, industrial installations, system controls, and data acquisition. Additionally, Moriel’s native bilingual (Spanish-English) skills are an asset for reaching emerging markets in the Americas.
Moriel received his Masters of Science degree from the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Washington, where he participated in the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) under the direct supervision of the then co-director of NNMREC, Dr. Philip Malte.
Matt Ross, Co-Founder and COO
Matt has a strong background in energy, technology and how the two combine for new business opportunities. His roles have spanned sales, project management and technical consulting which has provided a window into typical company challenges. Matt uses these experiences to drive growth by anticipating bottlenecks and developing internal processes to maximize scalability while balancing available resources. Most importantly, Matt has an immense passion for sustainability and has dedicated his life to speeding up the energy transition with affordable clean energy solutions.
Matt graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Environmental Science and minor in Physics.