behind TellusLabs

David Potere, PhD
CEO | Co-Founder

David co-founded Boston Consulting Group’s global data science practice.  At TellusLabs, David is combining his love of satellite remote sensing with nearly a decade of practical experience addressing the geospatial and data-driven questions of the Fortune 500.  Prior to BCG, David served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy.  He received an AB from Harvard College, an MA in satellite remote sensing from Boston University, and a PhD in geo-demography from Princeton.

Professor Mark Friedl, PhD
CSO | Co-Founder

Mark is an internationally recognized remote sensing scientist. He is the former chair of the Geography and Environment and Earth Sciences departments at Boston University, and a science team member on several NASA, USGS, and ESA remote sensing instrument teams. He has 20+ years experience developing algorithms for the land remote sensing community and delivering global-scale science products.

Greg Allen

Head of Product

Greg joins TellusLabs with significant experience building and managing award-winning products across industries and functions. As a product manager for Meridian, BCG’s proprietary spatial analytics platform, Greg supported products and case teams answering location-based questions for Fortune 500 companies around the globe. Previously, Greg worked at a leading electronic medical records company, where he created a consulting service and a product designed to help physicians leverage clinical outcomes in negotiations with insurance companies. Greg holds a B.S. in Management from Tulane University.

Nick Malizia, PhD

Head of Data Science

Nick has 12+ years of experience working in the field of spatial data science. Formerly a lead data scientist with the Boston Consulting Group, Nick focused on bringing advanced analytical methods to clients in a variety of practices & sectors including retail, banking, healthcare, telecommunications, industrial goods, energy, transportation & logistics. His interests lie at the nexus of spatial analysis, machine learning and operations research. Nick holds a Ph.D. in Geography from Arizona State University, an M.A. and a B.A. in Geography from Clark University.

Josh Marcus

Head of Engineering

Josh has 15+ years of experience in hands-on technology leadership, architecture and R&D in distributed systems, data engineering, machine learning, GIS, and internet services. He led the R&D team at Azavea that created GeoTrellis, an open source geographic data processing engine running on Spark. Josh was most recently Lead Software Engineer at Meetup, where he led creation of big data, business intelligence and machine learning infrastructure for Meetup’s 30 million members. As CTO of Solutions for Progress, he built The Benefit Bank, an expert system responsible for billions of dollars of tax & benefit filings for low-income Americans.

Kevin DeLoach

Software Engineer

Kevin is an engineer with over 10 years experience in designing software. He developed award-winning web based mapping applications as a GIS developer at Azavea. Previously, Kevin contributed to analytics software at IBM Tealeaf, content management systems for national franchise businesses at Elements Inc., and created software for non-profit organizations at Verve Internet Solutions. His interests as a developer include software architecture, language and compiler design, performance optimization, and increasing his knowledge and expertise in the GIS field.

Fernando Rodriguez-Villa

General Manager | Business Development

In his previous management role, Fernando was responsible for supporting Knewton’s international expansion throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and India, signing partnerships with leading education companies, universities, and governments. Previously, he worked on large-scale transactions in the Financial Institutions sector in the Investment Banking division at J.P. Morgan in London. A Boston native, Fernando is a Mentor at TechStars Boston, a tutor at the Epiphany School and an advisor to seed-stage companies locally. He holds a B.A. in History and Economics from Dartmouth College.

Tina Cormier

Remote Sensing Scientist

Tina has over 10 years of experience working as a remote sensing analyst at the crossroads of spatial analysis and machine learning. In her previous position at the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC), she linked field measurements with remotely sensed optical, LIDAR, and radar products to model ecosystem responses to changes in the environment. Prior to WHRC, she worked for the Southern Nevada Water Authority, where she focused on water resources and land cover mapping. Tina earned an M.S. in Natural Resources from the University of New Hampshire and an Honors B.A. in Environmental Science from Saint Anselm College.

Kirk Zmijewski

Data Scientist

Kirk has over 7 years of experience in spatial data science. Previously he worked for BCG as a Data Scientist covering a variety of topics including network optimization, demand modeling, and supply chain across industries such as telco, industrial goods, energy, and consumer goods. Prior to BCG he was a researcher at the Environmental Remote Sensing Laboratory at the University of Toledo with a focus on water resources, land use/land cover change, and invasive species impact on ecosystems. Kirk holds a M.S. in Geology and a B.S. in Environmental Science both from the University of Toledo.

Andrew Good

Front End Engineer

Drew has over 10 years of experience in frontend development and technical consulting. Previously, he lead the frontend team at a rapidly growing payment analytics startup in Vancouver, BC. For many years, he worked with organizations to develop technical and business strategies, and helped them establish a strong online presence and brand. Drew has a background in finance, and owned a successful financial advising practice prior to his career in software development. He attended Lighthouse Labs where he was trained in full stack web development.

Join The Team

TellusLabs thrives thanks to an interdisciplinary approach that combines Machine-Powered Statistics, Remote Sensing Know-how and Physical Geography. We are always looking for people who share our curiosity and our conviction.

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