Our Leadership

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Oliver Gunasekara
Oliver GunasekaraChief Executive Officer | Co-Founder
Oliver Gunasekara is an entrepreneur with 30-plus years of experience. In 1994, he joined ARM to lead mobile business development. Mobile market share grew from 0% to over 95% in this ten-year period. As the VP of Corporate Business Development and M&A, Oliver championed the acquisition of Falanx, whose technology (Mali) went on to become the number one shipping GPU in the world. In 2016 Softbank acquired ARM for $32B.

In 2012, Oliver founded NGCodec, a start-up focused on next generation cloud video acceleration. As CEO he raised over $15M, grew the team to over 40 people and won SaaS business with Amazon/Twitch. In 2019 the company was acquired by Xilinx.

Oliver holds a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Greenwich London, and a Mini-MBA from the AeA/Executive Institute, Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is the inventor of two patents.

Renee Grogan
Renee GroganChief Sustainability Officer |VP External Relations | Co-Founder
Renee Grogan is a sustainability expert with 16 years of industry experience in due diligence, pre-feasibility and feasibility, permitting, strategy, risk and community and stakeholder engagement. Her experience includes working in Australasia, the Pacific, the United States, Africa and parts of Europe. Renee has worked predominantly in the extractive resources industry, including both terrestrial and seabed mining, for companies including Gold Fields Limited, Newcrest Mining Limited and Nautilus Minerals. She has also provided advisory services in infrastructure, logistics and energy. Since 2014 Renee has worked as a consultant, providing advice to financial institutions and funds, resources companies, intergovernmental agencies such as the World Bank and European Commission, non-government organisations and research institutions.

Renee is a former Director of the World Ocean Council and holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration.

Jason Gillham
Jason GillhamChief Technology Officer | VP Engineering | Co-Founder
Jason Gillham is a subsea technology entrepreneur with 18 years of experience in the subsea robotics industry. As a technical founder with a Bachelors and Masters of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo, Jason’s passion is building and leading technical teams focused on developing solutions to previously unmet problems and exploring solutions for organizational and technical optimization. Jason led his first business to over $10M in revenue and the company was acquired by Covelya Group in January 2020. Jason is an inventor on 3 patents related to subsea technology focused on deep sea optical imagery and measurement.
Ken Nealson
Ken NealsonChief Scientist | Co-Founder
Ken is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, the American Geophysical Union and the American Association of Advanced Science; Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences at Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of Wisconsin, Caltech and University of Southern California. He has over 45 years’ experience in biogeochemistry, microbial physiology, environmental microbiology and metagenomics.

Ken is a Postdoctoral Fellow of Harvard University, and has held professorial roles with Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of Wisconsin, Caltech and the University of Southern California. Ken has held fellowship positions with the American Academy of Microbiology, the American Geophysical Union and the American Association of Advanced Science. He received the NASA Special Leadership Award in 2003 and has been a member of the NASA Mars Exploration Science Working Group since 1998. He has also held Advisory Board positions with the Japanese Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, the Max Planck Institute of Marine Microbiology and the J. Craig Vener Institute.