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Who we are

Quantum New Energy is an energy innovation company founded on the principle of sustainable energy abundance. We believe that all people everywhere should have access to affordable, clean energy. We envision a world where energy can drive human prosperity and enhance sustainability. And we are focused on improving people’s lives by constantly innovating to optimize how and why they use energy.

Founded in Houston, the energy capital of the world, Quantum New Energy is developing a transactive consumer energy platform that empowers people and businesses to make more informed decisions about energy, while reducing energy costs and cutting carbon emissions. Our platform integrates interoperable IoT and data science to extract actionable insights from previously underutilized data, helping improve systems’ productivity, reliability, and longevity.

We work with utilities, retail electric providers and energy consultants to unleash the power of data to understand and serve energy consumers better. Focusing on the end customers’ needs, we leverage our expertise in data science and consumer behavior to help utilities transform themselves from passive infrastructure providers to leaders in energy abundance and partners in energy as a service.

Our Leadership

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Patricia Vega

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Patricia has more than 25 years of global experience developing innovative enterprise solutions for some of the world`s largest energy and industrial customers. Before founding Quantum New Energy, Patricia served as Global President of Evaluation & Optimization for GE, President of GE Oil & Gas Latin America and was a member of GE’s Regional Board of Directors.
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Prior to joining GE, Patricia led Digital Asset Reservoir Production Solutions at Halliburton and had a progressive multidisciplinary career with Baker Hughes. She began her career as a field engineer with BP and Schlumberger. She has a successful track record delivering results, managing risk and change from corporate start-ups to multi-billion-dollar companies through a variety of business cycles, business models and technologies. Her natural ability to understand customer challenges and embrace new ways of thinking translate into profitable expansion opportunities.
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Paul Solano

Chief Technology Officer

Paul has nearly two decades of experience developing technology solutions for startups as well as business units within large organizations. Prior to this, he served as CEO of SmartNow Technologies, a consulting company involved in multiple projects leveraging Big Data, Analytics and Mobile technologies.
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His work as a Solutions Architect and Lead Consultant with US and international companies has led to the development and implementation of complex innovative solutions using leading-edge technologies in multiples industries including aviation, oil and gas and finance.  Previously, Paul served as IBM Practice Director developing IBM Websphere and other Web 2.0 products. Paul also served at IBM alliance company GBM where he was responsible for architecting, selling and implementing end-to-end Service Management solutions for customers throughout Central America and Dominican Republic.
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Advisory Board

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Samina Farid

Samina Farid is leading energy and technology entrepreneur, her experience spans over decades and includes managerial and executive positions with ESSO, HNG/Enron, Cabot Transmission and Brooklyn Interstate Natural Gas Company. In 1992, Samina founded Merrick, an innovative global technology company developing software that is used internationally and by over 50% of the wells in the US to optimize oil and gas production operations.
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 Since selling Merrick to P2 Energy Solutions in 2014, Samina serves as adviser to P2, consults, and mentors entrepreneurs and business professionals. She also serves on the boards of various nonprofit organizations including, the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, the Houston Independent School District’s Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy Foundation, and The Orange Show Center for Visionary Arts.
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Chris Angelides

Chris has three decades of international, technical and commercial experience in the Energy and Manufacturing industries. Senior leadership roles in Strategic Planning, New Business & Opportunity Development, Non-technical Risk Integration and Stakeholder Management.
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Experience includes operations management with P&L responsibility, business planning and execution, sustainable development strategies, establishing strategic alliance partnerships, and integrated reputation planning with country and business value propositions. He is the External Relations General Manager –  Integrated Gas Ventures for Shell. He also serves as board member for Gutierrez Energy Management Institute (GEMI) at C.T. Bauer College of Business, and Adjunct Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Development and Shared Value in the Energy Industry at University of Houston.
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SantiagoRedondo

Santiago Redondo

Santiago has 20 years of experience as a finance executive in multiple industries and geographies, he is currently the chief financial officer for global operations at Baker Hughes, a GE Company. Santiago`s has a strong and successful track record of commercial innovation, business development and is well respected for his candid no non-sense financial acumen.
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A certified public accountant with MBA and advanced degree in Corporate Finance, his career started as a Tax Analyst for Deloitte before moving to GE Capital where he had a progressive career through various financial and mergers & acquisitions roles. After that, he served as Executive Commercial Finance and Financial Planning leader for GE Global Growth Operations in Latin America. Prior to his current role, Santiago worked for GE Oil & Gas serving as Chief Financial Officer for Latin America, and subsequently as Global Chief Financial Officer for Downstream Technology Solutions.
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Vishwas Bongirwar

Serial Entrepreneur with ~20 years of experience in development, delivery, and infrastructure management of solutions for Telecom, Utilities, Energy, Aviation, Manufacturing, Retail, and Logistics companies around the globe.
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Vishwas is a Co-Founder and Partner at MatrixIntel where he leads Consulting and Solution Delivery for Venture Capital funded technology startups. In the past, Vishwas has held various leadership positions in various fortune 500 companies such as Verizon Wireless, and British Telecom, where he led the design and development of various B/OSS, ERP, IoT, Data Science, Cloud and Network Engineering systems. Vishwas has contributed to various standards bodies (e.g.: TMF, CableLabs, NRF, OpenStack,
ETSI, CAEAP, Smart Card Alliance, etc.) and been a speaker/panelist at numerous conferences.
He has also co-authored a book on Enterprise Architecture. Vishwas holds a Computer Engineering Degree from the University of Mumbai, India and an MBA from Emory University, Atlanta
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AlbertoRivas

Alberto Rivas

Alberto is an experienced Data Scientist with Mechanical Engineering background and multidisciplinary experience in data analysis and physics-based modeling. Demonstrated abilities to lead teams and projects in strategy and execution from idea inception to fully working solutions.
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Skilled in Mathematical Modeling, Python, Machine Learning, Numerical Simulation, Fluid and Thermal Analysis. He has bachelors of science, masters and PhD degrees all in Mechanical Engineering. He has vast experience in Multiphysics Simulations, Analytics, Data Driven modeling and Digital Twins. Alberto started his career as an engineer for FMC prior to joining GE Oil & Gas as a lead Analytics Engineer. He works for Seeq Corporation as a Principal Analytics Engineer.
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Our Values

We are human and humble

We respect each other and treat everyone with fairness, respect and dignity. We contribute to a positive work environment embracing new perspectives and empowering every person to contribute to his or her fullest capacity.

We are Courageous Explorers

We are Curious and believe in being life-long learners, and we never settle. We connect with our customers and seek to understand their needs, challenge the status quo and courageously explore “what ifs.” We experiment and when we fail we do so quickly and productively to find better, simpler ways to improve people’s lives.

We are collaborative

We work together as one team and believe in win-win partnerships.  We value, respect and seek the benefit of our business partners, and the communities where we live and work.

We do the right thing

We promote transparency and act in a sustainable, ethical and socially responsible manner. We have uncompromising respect for human rights and are guided firstly and always by our moral compass.  We seek to further the well-being of people and planet.