Cervest is an exciting 4-year old Climate Intelligence company. We have created the world’s first, open access Earth Science AI that provides market-leading insights into asset-level climate risk for any location and time-frame, which results in better operational and disclosure-driven decisions for businesses and governments. Our ultimate aim is to protect and preserve assets, including the greatest one we share – the planet.


About the role:

We seek a talented, seasoned and proven sales professional and leader to join our team at an exciting time for our business and the market. You’ll be helping to grow our success as an AI-first climate intelligence platform, creating traction in the market and laying the foundations for scale across key sectors and geographies. 


From the outset you’ll be working to identify and engage with the right customer base and partners to test, prove, bring to market, and build our product/capabilities. You’ll also be passionate about bringing the innovative approaches needed to establish a brand new category. As part of a 3-person commercial team you will play a crucial role in bringing customers onto our platform by demonstrating how our pioneering platform can help them make better decisions in the face of the new climate reality. 


The role offers a unique opportunity to join an early-stage, highly mission-driven team where you’ll have the ability to make a significant impact on our company and our users. 


We are a pro-diversity company and passionate about bringing together people of all backgrounds, because we know that a diverse team will help us achieve our mission sooner. 


What you’ll be doing – main responsibilities

  • Identifying opportunities, positioning and then selling our offerings into risk capital, energy and utilities markets
  • Introduce Cervest value prop at senior level 
  • Develop use case proposition
  • Meet/exceed KPIs

What you’ll be doing – secondary responsibilities

  • Building a high quality pipeline
  • Reporting progress to Leadership team 
  • Spokesperson on climate risk intelligence in the financial services industry (webinars, events etc)
  • Identifying strategic partnership opportunities to build a market wide proposition

Great if you have:

  • 7+ yrs in risk-based tech/SaaS business solutions 
  • 5+ years proven C-level selling/consulting and relationship management into the Financial & Insurance Sectors. Alternatively, similar experience in the Energy or Utilities Sector will also be considered.

Contract information:

  • 5 month, fixed-term contract; 18.5 hrs/week
  • Total value: £30,000  (£135,000 pro-rata)

Application information:

For a confidential, informal discussion on Cervest and the role, please feel free to contact Mark Hodgson at mark@cervest.earth. Alternatively please send your CV and a brief cover letter directly to Mark at the same email address. We do not respond to cold outreach from recruitment agencies.

Ernesta Baniulyte

Ernesta Baniulyte 
Product Designer

Ernesta has been a full-stack product designer for more than five years. She has valuable experience in the B2B, B2C and B2B2C worlds, and while working at both agencies and product/service companies, she has learned to develop UX research infrastructures to support strategy.

At Cervest, Ernesta contributes to all stages of the product development process – from initial ideation to the exacting detail of UI design – finding new ways to visualise data, and ensure our product is intuitive and user friendly.

Ernesta’s decision to join Cervest was inspired by her desire to make the world a safer, better and more aware place.

Ramani Lachyan 
Junior Research Scientist

Ramani joined Cervest after obtaining her Master’s in Physics from ETH, Zurich. She brings with her valuable experience gained through working on model building and data simulation pertaining to neutrino physics.

Ramani has joined Cervest as a Junior Research Scientist and will be working on creating algorithms that allow for the extraction of physical observables from data from a range of sources.


Lukas Scholtes 
Statistical Scientist

Lukas completed his maths BSc at ETH Zurich, followed by an MSc in statistics at Imperial College. He wrote his MSc thesis in collaboration with Cervest, on the modelling of North American wheat yields via Bayesian parametric and non-parametric methods.

Following an internship in the NGO sector in Bangladesh and a stint in the world of fintech, Lukas comes to Cervest, excited to apply himself to the challenges that are arising as a consequence of unsustainable land-use policies and climate change.

Aidan Coyne
Junior Researcher

Aidan is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Science and Engineering at University College London with a focus on computer science and data informatics.

At Cervest, Aidan is working on researching and assimilating a database of articles categorising the reasons for extreme decreases in crop yields across Europe. The information will be used to help predict the impact of weather events on crop yield and contribute to  Cervest’s ability to bring clarity to decision making around climatic and extreme events.

While studying, she also volunteers with environmental conservation groups and youth engagement programmes.

Alex Rahin
Chief Product and Technology Officer

Alex is an entrepreneurial technology leader with over 25 years of hands-on experience in developing and executing innovative product and technology strategies.

Prior to Cervest, Alex served as Chief Product & Technology Officer at Beamly, a technology and data company delivering data platforms & infrastructure, data & content management solutions, and AI-powered eCommerce analytics, leading Beamly to a successful exit in 2020.

Before working at Beamly, Alex served as Chief Data Officer at Just Eat, where he built an end-to-end data organization, leading the company’s data-driven transformation with the launch of a unified customer data platform and scalable machine learning products

Earlier in his career, Alex held prominent roles at Zalando, Amazon, Microsoft, Intel, Hewlett Packard, and three technology startups achieving successful exits in all three.

Alex holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from UC Berkeley.