Entelligent’s Story

Entelligent’s mission and vision were developed and realized by a founding team that includes a serial energy-tech entrepreneur, a climate scientist who shared a Nobel prize for his work on the second IPCC report, and the econometrician and entrepreneur who leads the company today, Pooja Khosla.

The backstory: In the summer of 2011, Thomas H. Stoner, Jr., and David Schimel, Ph.D., launched Project Butterfly, a research group whose mission was to explore global market-based solutions to climate change. In 2013, Tom published the Project Butterfly research and analysis in his book, Small Change, Big Gains: Reflections of an Energy Entrepreneur. Dave wrote the introduction.

At the heart of Project Butterfly is the claim that in order to stabilize rising global temperatures and remain under the 2-degree target set by the international community, much more needs to be done within capital markets to limit large scale systemic risk typically associated with climate change. Stakeholders need to use scenario analysis to understand their risks and investment managers can only meet their fiduciary responsibilities by evaluating the interest of each stakeholder.

In 2014, Tom, Dave and a number of leading climate experts and financial professionals formed a new Board of Directors and launched Entelligent, soon thereafter recruiting Pooja. Trained in data science and econometrics (with a PhD in Economics), Pooja applied her passion for real-world applications of research to commercializing the Entelligent vision.

Turning its attention to the market, Entelligent built out a world-class team of experts in climate and data science, and in finance and economics, and got to work. The objective: Arm asset managers and investors with superior data for climate change risk assessment.

Using big data, artificial intelligence and systems dynamics modeling – working closely alongside Wall Street quants and institutional portfolio managers – the team created a system and model that allows investors to account for systemic macro-risks (e.g., climate, energy economics, technology innovation and regulation and policy) in order to improve risk-adjusted returns.

As the company moved from its incubation phase (Project Butterfly) to its pilot phase, it applied invested capital to several critical goals. First: Deeply engage financial institutions to validate and market-test what had by then been dubbed the Smart Climate® methodology and offering. Second: Protect the company’s intellectual property. (Entelligent was granted two US patents and has two others pending in EU and Hong Kong.) Third: Establish client and partner relationships with global financial service providers, focused on collaboration and codevelopment.

With this foundation now in place, the company is winning converts among global banks, insurance companies and exchanges – spreading its vision under the leadership of Pooja and an experienced team of financial experts and data scientists. Together they are empowering the financial industry to understand the future impact of climate change and the energy transition on their holdings – and to create a richer future.

The Entelligent  Team

Pooja Khosla, Ph.D.

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Pooja Khosla was appointed Entelligent’s Interim CEO in March 2024. She was previously the company’s Chief Innovation Officer and, before that, its EVP of Client and Product Development.

As a founding developer and patent-holder of the company’s core technology, Pooja played an essential role in designing Entelligent's product offering – the groundbreaking Smart Climate system and technology – and developing the company's vision and strategy. As the platform successfully advanced through market testing, Pooja turned her focus to commercialization, work that led to the creation of Smart Climate Indices, and the introduction of energy and climate transition risk-related products in partnership with Societe Generale, the Taipei Exchange, FactSet and others.

Pooja has an M.S. in Econometrics and Quantitative Economics from the University of Rajasthan, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colorado Boulder. She speaks and writes extensively on climate risk and investing topics for business and professional audiences.

Dr. Mark Labovitz

Director, Computation And Technology Strategies

Dr. Mark Labovitz is an expert in quantitative methods as applied to business problems.

Dr. Labovitz has more than 45 years of experience performing data analysis including as a physical scientist researching various earth science processes and a lead analyst and researcher for Thomson Reuters and wealth management firms.

He has published over 35 articles covering science, engineering, statistics and business and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Regis University, University of Colorado Denver, and University of California, Berkeley

Education: Ph.D. in geomathematics emphasizing spatially based analyses. Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics with an emphasis on statistics and optimization. M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, emphasis on strategic planning.

Dr. Ao (Morgan) Teng

Senior Data Scientist

Dr. Ao Teng is a Senior Data Scientist. He is passionate about clean energy, data science, investment.

Morgan brings a wealth of experience in the energy commodity and futures markets -- including half a decade developing quant-based trading strategies. Morgan has a PhD in physics from the University of Tennessee, a bachelor’s degree in applied physics from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

He is currently a CFA Level II Candidate and a member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society.

Col. Barry
Baer

CFO

Col. Barry Baer is a seasoned executive and CPA with over 50 years of operational, managerial, and financial experience in the public and private sector.

Col. (retired) Baer’s US Army service includes commanding combat troops in Vietnam, an airborne finance brigade in the First Gulf War, a finance and accounting battalion in Germany and service as the Director of Army Accounting Systems. As a civilian, Baer has extensive experience as a fractional Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer of public, private, and not-for-profit entities.

Education and Military awards: B.S.in Business and M.B.A. from the University of Colorado Boulder. Graduate of the Army Command & General Staff College and the Army War College.

Military awards: Bronze Star (with V device), Combat Infantryman’s Badge and the Army Parachute Badge.

Jake Hawkesworth

Vice President, Technology

Jake Hawkesworth is an experienced leader in data-driven analysis and a strong a background in data engineering, entrepreneurship, and Information Technology strategy.

Mr. Hawkesworth leads the technical team, using major data science tools and scalable computing techniques to develop the Smart Climate® data platform. His career includes project management for a number of entrepreneurship education organizations.

Education: M.A. of Public Policy with a focus in Quantitative Research Methods from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. B.A. Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies from Hampshire College. Data Science Immersive (DSI) Fellowship program at Galvanize.

Jace Grissom

Data Engineer

Jace Grissom is a versatile data engineer with a diverse background in education, community organizing, and software engineering.

Throughout their career, Jace has demonstrated a strong commitment to community-focused projects and educational initiatives. They apply this multidisciplinary experience in their current role, where they collaborate with a team of data scientists to support the development of innovative technologies.

Education: B.A. in Peace & Global Studies and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies from Earlham College. Graduate of LaunchCode LC101 Bootcamp

Laurie Greenwood

EVP of Administration

Laurie Greenwood is an accomplished business operations and administration professional specializing in operations, resource management, communications, and project management.

Ms. Greenwood is responsible for coordinating internal and external resources for the execution of Entelligent’s business strategies. She has worked in the sustainability and technology fields in operational and leadership roles for both private and public companies.

Education: B.S. in Business Management from University of Illinois at Chicago.

Nathan
James

Data Engineer

Nathan James is a skilled data engineer with design, engineering and project management background.

Mr. James supports the development of technology from research to application. He has experience in both the tech and renewable industry working for Tesla as a residential solar power designer. He also helped design the customer-focused delivery program enabling Tesla to scale to a mass-market, factory-to-consumer car manufacturer.

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Colorado Denver (minored in Computer Science). Data Science Immersive at Galvanize (Denver).

Maximilian Nelte

Vice President of Structuring Solutions and Sales

Maximilian Nelte is a senior structurer with 20+ years of industry experience leading global Quantitative Investment Strategies and Equity Structuring teams at major investment banks across three continents.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Nelte has structured financial products and executed transactions with retail as well as institutional clients, with correspondingly meaningful annual revenues. He has designed new financial products, set-up new product lines, as well as built entirely new business lines from scratch for his former employers.

Education: MSc in Financial Mathematics from Bayes Business School. BSc in Mathematics with Economics from the University College London. LLB Law from Nottingham Trent University.

Elliot Cohen, Ph.D.

Head of Product Engineering

Dr. Elliot Cohen is an experienced data scientist specializing in machine learning, statistical modeling, data analytics, and experimental design.

Dr. Cohen brings 12 years of experience in energy modeling and 6 years as a practicing data scientist at tech startups that have gone on to successful exits. He is also a former Fulbright Scholar and Fellow of the National Science Foundation.

Education: Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering), University of Colorado Denver. Two-years of postdoctoral experience at the Earth Institute of Columbia University. B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Maryland College Park. M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of Colorado at Denver.

Gilbert Adjei

Data Engineering Consultant

Gilbert brings rich experience from data products built in the fintech, telecommunications, agric, and solar sectors.
It is his vision to play key role in the use of Artificial Intelligence to solve socio-economic challenges in the world at large.
At Entelligent, He collaborates with Financial Engineers and Data Scientists to build new climate risk measures and maintains the database and addresses any outages promptly.
He also works with customers and the R&D team to ensure data accessibility.

He has a background in mathematics and computer science from the University of Ghana. He also graduated from the Maxim Nyansa IT Solutions Data Science Bootcamp

Wendy Bagger

Administrative Assistant

Wendy brings 18 years of administrative skill and 12 years of coaching expertise in the financial sector.

Hadrien Moulinier

Chief Revenue Officer

Hadrien joined Entelligent from B of A Merrill Lynch, where he led a multibillion-dollar U.S. equity-derivatives sales and marketing effort to life insurance companies, across marketing, structuring, trading and risk. His banking career also includes strategic roles within the cross-asset derivatives teams of SocGen and UBS Global Asset Management. He has an MBA from Willamette University.

Filippo Radice Fossati

Data Scientist

Mr. Filippo Radice Fossati is an experienced environmental professional turned Data Scientist. He is passionate about leveraging the power of data and predictive modeling to develop financial climate change solutions. His professional experience includes project management, relationship building and research in Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change

Education: M.A.S. in Climate Science and Policy from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego. M.S. in Environmental Economics and Policy from Universita degli Studi Di Torino. B.S. in Environmental Science from Universita’ Degli Studi di Genova.

Board of Directors

David Schimel

Dr. David Schimel

Board Chairman; Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Dr. Schimel is a Senior Research Scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He has spent the last 30+ years working in top research positions and leadership roles with extensive experience in carbon cycle, climate interactions and global climate modeling. Dr. Schimel received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his work as the IPCC Convening Lead Author.

Dr. Schimel is a graduate of Hampshire College (B.A.) and Colorado State University (PhD).
• Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Thomas H. Stoner, Jr

Co-Founder and Lead Director

Mr. Stoner is the Co-Founder of Entelligent and served as the company's Chief Executive Officer until October 2023. He is an executive leader and serial entrepreneur with a deep understanding of energy, sustainability, capital markets and global economics. He co-founded 3 companies and served as Chief Executive Officer of two public companies. His leadership experience includes financing and building renewable energy projects worldwide and leading the London AIM IPO of Econergy International Corporation, the first 100% exclusively renewable energy company and the largest owner of carbon credits. Mr. Stoner is also a published author contributing to publications including Barron’s and CNBC, and has been an invited speaker at the National Academy of Science, USAID, and the University of Colorado Boulder. Mr. Stoner holds degrees from Hampshire College (B.A.), the London School of Economics (Master of Finance and Accounting) and Colorado State University (PhD).
• Finance Committee

Robert Barnett

Director; Finance Committee

Mr. Barnett is a Co-Founding Partner at Wexford Capital Partners, LLC. He has spent the last 30+ years working in corporate finance, investment banking and private equity, with extensive valuation and transaction structure experience. Mr. Barnett is a graduate ofthe University of Michigan (B.S. and M.B.A.).
• Chairman of the Finance Committee

Chester (Chet) Winter

Director Emeritus; Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Mr. Winter is a General Partner of New West Capital Partners. He has 45+ years of working in numerous private and public enterprises of various sizes and phases in the venture capital and private equity financial services space. Mr. Winter has received numerous awards and recognitions for his public service. Mr. Winter is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder (B.S. and M.S.)
• Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Peter Backlund

Director; Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Mr. Backlund is Associate Director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability of Colorado State University. Mr. Backlund has 25+ years of working in leadership positions within multiple large science focused research institutions with a particular focus oninterdisciplinary Earth system science. Mr. Backlund is a graduate of the University of New Mexico (B.A.) and George Washington University (M.S.).
• Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Dr. James White

Director; Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Dr. White is the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has spent the last 30+ years working in academia as a lead administrator and professor. Dr. White is a graduate of Florida State University (B.S.) and Columbia University (M.S., MPhil, and PhD).
• Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Karim Shariff

Karim Shariff

Director

Mr. Shariff is the founder and managing partner of Majlis Investment Management, a Gulf-based principal investment firm, whose partners include ultra-high-net-worth families. The firm invests in innovative, disruptive and strategic opportunities within global markets. From 2012 to 2021, he was a senior advisor to Teneo, a global CEO advisory firm that integrates the disciplines of communications, strategy, talent development and intelligence, offering independent counsel to significant institutional clients. He was formerly a senior partner within the principal investment division at SHUAA Capital, the UAE’s leading financial services firm that is now part of the Abu Dhabi Financial Group.
Antoine Connault

Antoine Connault

Director

Antoine Connault heads Societe Generale’s Global Markets Incubator, a program designed to advise and support startups operating in the capital markets, enterprise tech and climate tech across the globe.

Antoine began his career in 2007 at Deloitte and joined SG in 2009 as a financial analyst for SG’s corporate M&A operations. In 2014, he joined SG Corporate and Investment Banking’s Strategy and Development where he ran projects across the CIB division ranging from M&A to business development, strategic investment. He then moved to Societe Generale’s Global Markets unit in 2018 to launch and run the Global Markets Incubator.

Antoine graduated from Paris Dauphine University in 2007 and holds a Certification from the AMF (Autorite des Marches Financiers – Authority regulating the French financial markets place, its participants and the investment products).