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 CEO
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.
Ana M Bravo, Entrepreneur and Advisory Team Member
Experienced in growing and developing projects committed to the cross-pollination of indigenous cultures. Co-founder of Pachamama Conservation Non profit Organization, which empower indigenous people from Chile to preserve their lands, culture, education and inspire them to bring forth a thriving for a sustainable world. Assistant of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, representing a global Alliance of prayer education and healing for Mother Earth, all her inhabitants, all the children, and for the seven generations to come.
Mario Bravo, Entrepreneur and Advisory Team Member
Photographer and Co-founder of Pachamama Conservation Non profit Organization, committed to empower indigenous people from Chile to preserve their lands, culture, education and inspire them to bring forth a thriving for a sustainable world.
Nathalie Udo, Sustainability and Strategy Consultant, Advisory Team Member
Nathalie is a senior consultant and executive coach with more than 20 years of experience in leadership positions focusing on translating business strategy into execution, designing & implementing process improvements, and program management. She is a seasoned professional with extensive international experience and uses her infectious enthusiasm to inspire people to achieve things previously thought impossible. Her client list includes international companies like Royal Dutch Airlines, Boeing, Alcatel-Lucent, Autodesk, AT&T, and Fireman’s Fund.
She is the co-author of Organizational Survival: Profitable Strategies for a Sustainable Future (@2013 McGraw-Hill), which provides a compelling case for organizations to integrate sustainability into their core business strategy positively impacting society and their bottom-line. Nathalie is also the co-author of Scrappy Women in Business: Living Proof that Bending the Rules Isn’t Breaking the Law (©2010 Happy About), a collection of true stories about women who overcame obstacles in both their professional and personal lives to become extraordinary business leaders.
Nathalie has a Master’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration from University of Maastricht, Netherlands. She is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC®), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), and a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM). When she is not traveling the world, Nathalie lives in San Francisco and is an active scuba diver, motorcyclist, and skier.