RME is led by a four person management team with deep experience in the management of technology development teams, start-up operations and product commercialization. Our principal skills and interests are in:
- Technology development and value engineering
- IP portfolio development and licensing
- Market assessment
- Strategic partnerships
- Competitive analysis
- Financial analysis & strategic transactions
Bill Staby – Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Bill is an experienced manager of early-stage technology companies. His entrepreneurial career started in 1997 when he was co-founder of an Internet business-to-consumer commerce company that subsequently went public. Bill then helped start two companies in media technology and business process automation before co-founding RME in 2007. Earlier in his career, Bill was an investment banker at First Boston Corporation where he was a member of the Electric Utility Corporate Finance Group and later he was co-head of the North American mergers & acquisitions team at Rabobank International.
As Chairman of the U.S. delegation to International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) TC-114, Bill is deeply involved in the development of international technical standards and certification processes for marine energy technologies. Bill also serves on the Technical Advisory Board of the UNC-Coastal Studies Institute and through his service to the Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition in Washington, D.C. he is helping build an effective trade association that guides public policy related to R&D investment, market incentives, regulatory oversight and marine spatial planning.
Olivier Ceberio – Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
Olivier Ceberio has extensive experience building and leading technology development and product commercialization teams. He is a dual MBA/MPA graduate of MIT Sloan School of Management and Harvard Kennedy School of Government. While at Sloan/KSG, Olivier interned for McKinsey & Company and the World Bank on projects that focused on leadership development, rural healthcare and education. Previously, Olivier was a "rocket scientist" at Starsem S.A. where he directed satellite launches and managed the development, production and inaugural launch of a revolutionary new rocket system. Olivier obtained his Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace"(SUPAERO) in 1996.
Pat Rezza – Chief Technology Officer
Pat Rezza has more than 25 years of systems experience in high technology, clean technology, and renewable energy enterprises including Kaman Electromagnetics, Intel Corp, and Premium Power Corporation. Pat has lead large multi-disciplinary engineering teams in the development, integration, testing and deployment of advanced electric drive systems, power conversion systems, and grid-scale energy storage systems each containing complex hydraulic systems. Additionally, Pat has extensive experience in managing manufacturing and supply chain operations in both entrepreneurial and Fortune 500 companies. Pat holds a MS degree in mechanical engineering from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Allan Chertok – Senior Engineer
Allan is an electrical systems engineer with in-depth knowledge of electrical machinery, power electronics, digital control technology and instrumentation systems. He has conceived and directed development of linear permanent magnet alternators, power electronic converters, high-torque/high-speed permanent magnet electrical machinery and control systems, inductive power and data transmission couplers, wind turbine power and instrumentation systems. Prior to RME, Allan had a long and successful career at well-known engineering firms including TIAX, Arthur D. Little Technology & Innovation Group, and U.S. Windpower where he was a member of the start-up technical team.
Cliff Goudey – Senior Engineer
Cliff is an ocean engineer with extensive experience in designing, building and deploying devices that will survive the rigors of the marine environment. Prior to RME, Cliff was a Research Engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sea Grant College Program where he developed innovative solutions to the problems facing those who work on the oceans and better ways to understand its opportunities and limitations. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Maine and Master’s degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. Cliff holds six U.S. patents and is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and industry media on topics related to commercial fishing, offshore aquaculture, marine systems, and underwater robotics.