Tim Taylor, founder, Chairman and CEO, is a business entrepreneur and world renowned ocean explorer. He has spent over thirty years in the marine industry leading underwater expeditions and working with innovative diving technologies. Tim’s research and discoveries,have contributed scientific knowledge to the fields of oceanography, archaeology, biology and geology. He has discovered and explored numerous reefs, including Sherwood Forest Reef, considered the centerpiece of the Tortugas Ecological Reserve, Pulley Ridge, the deepest hermatypic coral reef in the world and Black Forest Run, the largest black coral tract in the United States. Tim personally lead a team that mapped 1800 square miles of remote ocean bottom at a depth of 1500 meters utilizing state of the art AUV systems. He has discovered three WW2 Submarines and their entombed crews:the USS R-12, USS S-26 and the USS S-28. He has been decorated by the Brazilian Navy and Brazilian Navy League for his discovery, exploration and documentation of the USS R-12 on which two Brazilian naval officers served and are entombed.

Tim is a Fellow of the Explorers Club and in 2008 was awarded the club’s prestigious Citation of Merit in recognition of his contributions. Tim has been profiled in the London Financial Times, The New York Times, Bloomberg News and appears regularly on FOX, CNBC, BBC, CBC and CNN as an ocean technology and robotics expert.
 
    
Ludmil Andreani Pandeff is co-founder, president, and a director of Axa Solutions, Inc. an investment holding company. He is also co-founder, president, and chairman of Astea Solutions AD, and chairman of Haemimont AD. Astea and Haemimont provide data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and custom software development services to clients worldwide. He is also a trustee of the Haemimont Foundation, which supports academic and cultural initiatives in the Balkans.  Ludmil brings more than 30 years of experience as a software entrepreneur with a focus on education, healthcare, and publishing, and in the formation of joint ventures between European, Latin American, and United States companies. 
 
    
Christine Dennison is a native New Yorker who swims with sharks, piranhas in the Amazon and scuba dives under Arctic ice. Among her expedition achievements, Christine was first woman to explore the underwater polar regions of the Northwest Passage in the Canadian High Arctic and the Amazon’s Rio Negro. She has lead and organized expeditions to the most remote corners of the world and skied to the North Pole as part of an all women’s team for polar conservation.

She is co-founder and president of Mad Dog Expeditions, an exploration adventure company which pioneered diving and underwater exploration in the High Arctic. Throughout her career Christine has worked with companies at the forefront of undersea technology which she has incorporated into her business and projects throughout the world. Christine is honored as a Fellow in The Explorers Club and the Royal Geographical Society of London. She has been awarded the Medal of Honor by the Brazilian Navy League and Honorary Submariner by the Brazilian Navy for her work and research in the discovery of the WWII US Submarine R-12 in which two Brazilian officers are entombed.
 


William Ciraco graduated from Brown University with a degree in Business Economics. He began his career in finance in the Fixed Income Investment Management group Alliance Capital. From there he moved to Bear Stearns during the mid 1990’s where he worked in Equity Capital Markets, including a rotation with Bear Stearns Proprietary Risk Arbitrage Trading Desk. After three years at Bear Stearns Bill moved to the customer side of the investment business, initially as the Head Arbitrage Trader for Tiedemann Investment Group (formerly Tiedemann Boltres Partners.) In 1998 Bill was hired as the Head Trader for Para Advisors, a multi-strategy investment fund which at its peak managed $1.1 billion of capital in public equities, debt, options, currencies and derivatives as well as number of private investments. Bill was responsible for all trading activities both domestically and internationally, as well as risk management and overall investment strategy reporting directly to the company’s president. Bill spent 15 years at Para Advisors, becoming a partner in 2008. Through two decades as a professional investor Bill has held numerous investments in Energy (Oil & Gas Production, Exploration, Energy Services, Refining.) Other industries of focus include Chemicals, Construction and Engineering, Military/Defense, LNG Shipping, Dry Bulk Shipping, Mining and Materials and all hard and soft commodities. Through these experiences Bill has developed a wide understanding of these sectors as well as a healthy rolodex of industry players and investors.
 
    
Kevin McCarthy's entire career has been devoted to pursuing ocean related endeavors, first as a professional diver, followed by various senior level management positions at a number of oceanographic manufacturing companies, including Klein Associates and Teledyne Benthos. He holds a B.S. from Northeastern University and an M.B.A. from Suffolk University. In 2000 he joined Hydroid LLC, a startup subsea robotics company that was founded to commercialize the REMUS autonomous underwater vehicle technologies developed at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. In 2008 the company was acquired by Kongsberg Maritime.

Kevin has spent most of his 25-year career working for oceanographic instrumentation companies. Throughout his career he has been involved in business development and the domestic and international marketing of high technology products designed for a range of underwater applications. He has marketed side scan sonars electronic imaging systems, Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV), and most recently AUVs. Kevin has been employed by leaders in the ocean industry, including Klein Associates in Salem, New Hampshire and Benthos in North Falmouth, Massachusetts. Kevin retired from his position of Vice President Marketing in 2010 to devote more time to his passion for wildlife photography

    

Jacob Shakarchy's areas of concentration are corporate law andadvising entrepreneurs in commercial and corporate transactions, and all aspects of real estate finance, acquisition and development, and corporate tax planning. He is admitted to practice in New York. Jack attended the Tehran Community International School before commencing his college education in the United States. He graduated summa cum laude from The American University in Washington, D.C. Jack then attended Georgetown University Law School and the New York University School of Law where he obtained respectively his J.D. and L.L.M. degrees in Taxation. He worked with Kaplan Livingston Goodwin Berkowitz and iwith Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Underberg & Casey, in the corporate law, tax and real estate departments.
 

    
    
   
RB Havens has more than 30 years of engineering and project management experience in marine and industrial environments ranging from waste to energy power plants to state of the art marine robotics. This diverse background has allowed him to become proficient in multiple engineering disciplines including steam electrical power systems, hydraulic controls, steel and alloy fabrication, marine and industrial electrical power generation and distribution systems, ship propulsion systems, ship/robotics navigation systems and fully integrated computer control systems.

Over the years RB has been responsible for team management of up to 100 employees and tens of millions of dollars in annual operational, contractual and capital project budgets.

During the last ten years RB has logged thousands of hours as the Lead Operator and Maintenance Technician of offshore and inshore geophysics, inspection and search and recovery projects utilizing ROVs and AUVs.
    

    




    
 ​​​​​​A retired US Air Force Lt Colonel with over 28 years of experience in military operations and logistics, training, contract management, budget analysis, information and video technologies and simulator management. Andy is a combat decorated veteran, having flown combat missions in Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, as well as Combat Air Patrol missions over Washington, DC and New York City. Throughout his career he was extensively involved in operational deployments of aircraft and equipment to remote locations along with the logistical standup and technical support of field level operations. Andy’s post military career has continued to build upon his military experience. As a contractor in the defense industry, he has been involved in the budgeting, contracting, acquiring, testing, integration and fielding of advanced equipment for multiple combat aircraft, including airborne Targeting Pods. He was also lead IT and managed the logistics and planning of launching, recovering and analysis of sonar operations for the AUV systems operation development team that was responsible for mapping 1800 square miles of ocean bottom in over 1500 meter. Andy comes to us from Infinite Technologies where as a Senior Analyst he was involved in software development and operational use of software designed for the Air Force, with over 2000 users, to manage sustainment of all their weapons system totaling more than 12 Billion dollars a year. Andy’s extensive experience dealing with military logistics and operations brings to the team proven leadership for our world-wide operations.