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.
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.