21 September 2022

Cervest Names Matthew Vanderzee as Chief Technology Officer


By Cervest

Cervest Names Matthew Vanderzee as Chief Technology Officer

We’re delighted to share that Matthew Vanderzee has joined Cervest as Chief Technology Officer. With deep expertise in building and scaling technical and engineering teams, Matthew will lead the company’s technology strategy, supporting its global growth. Read all about Matthew’s appointment in the official press release below.

Cervest Names Matthew Vanderzee as CTO; Climate intelligence leader expands U.S. team with second C-level appointment

LONDON – 21 September, 2022 – Climate intelligence (CI) company Cervest today announced the appointment of Matthew Vanderzee as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Seattle-based Vanderzee is Cervest’s second U.S.-based executive, joining COO Karan Chopra who works from San Francisco.

Vanderzee is an experienced technology leader with broad experience building and scaling technical and engineering teams in hyper-growth companies. Prior to joining Cervest, he was VP of Engineering at robotic process automation and hyper-automation unicorn UI Path, where he led the data strategy, discovery, process and task mining verticals. He previously held VP of Engineering roles at enterprise-facing data science companies serving a cross-section of industries, including cybersecurity, industrial communication, and healthcare.

“I was looking for a transformative leadership role at the intersection of technology and purpose, and Cervest fits the spec perfectly,” said Vanderzee. “Rapid product traction has signaled opportunities to accelerate its technology roadmap. I know from experience that a well-planned and executed technology strategy is a powerful growth driver. I look forward to working with the team to build an industry-leading climate intelligence platform and achieve Cervest’s vision of a climate intelligent world ,” said Vanderzee.

Reporting to Founder and CEO Iggy Bassi, Vanderzee will lead the development of Cervest’s technology strategy and implementation roadmap to support the company’s global growth.

He will lead the team building the scalable, cloud-native and customer-centric climate intelligence platform built on the company’s groundbreaking Earth Science AI™ technology. Based on five years of scientific research, Earth Science AI makes it possible to deliver decision-useful climate intelligence to users through Cervest’s EarthScan™ product.

“Expanding our executive leadership bench is key to achieving our 2023 growth plans. Matthew’s deep engineering and leadership experience at hyper-growth businesses will be a huge asset to Cervest as we scale our climate intelligence platform to serve global customers. I am delighted to welcome him to our team of impatient optimists and look forward to his support in building Cervest’s culture of innovation and technical excellence,” Bassi said.

Vanderzee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computation and Neural Systems from Caltech, and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.

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