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Leadership with Vision

World class leadership with decades of experience in customer delivery, sales, deep technology and engineering


Fernando Gutierrez

Fernando is Chief Executive Officer of Tachyus. As CEO of Tachyus, Fernando is responsible for leading the Company to continued success.

Prior to Tachyus, Fernando, held several consulting, sales and management roles across many countries. He started at Schlumberger and worked at other oil and gas services companies for over 16 years, with focus on reservoir/production engineering integrated solutions in the digital transformation space of the industry.

Fernando holds a MSc. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M, USA and a Bs. in Geological Engineering from Escuela de Ingenieros, Colombia.

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Pallav Sarma, PhD
Co-Founder & CTO

Dr. Sarma is CTO at Tachyus responsible for modeling and optimization technologies underlying the Tachyus platform. He is a world-renowned expert in reservoir management, with multiple patents and numerous papers on the subject.

He has over 12 years of experience working for Chevron and Schlumberger. As a Staff Research Scientist for Chevron, he was responsible for their key simulation and optimization technologies.  He is an SPE Distinguished Lecturer.

Pallav holds a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering and a Ph.D. Minor in Operations Research from Stanford University.


Matt Elbert

Matt Elbert is the Senior Vice President of Finance at Tachyus. Matt heads the Company's finance organization as well as managing global business operations. He oversees financial planning, analytics and budget, capital allocation and procurement services.

Matt has over 15 years of experience in senior roles at Schlumberger and Enbridge leading large supply chain organizations both internationally and domestically. 

Matt completed postgraduate studies at MIT and INSEAD and holds a BA in International Economics from Washington University in St. Louis.

Experienced Advisors


Jeff Spath
Former President, SLB


Jeff Hatlin
Former Chief Engineer, Oxy


Reza Barati, PhD
Professor, KSU


Carlos Calad
Former VP, SLB


Paul Orland
Board Observer, Tachyus

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Brian Boyer
Former ESG Expert, Marathon


Jeri Eagan
Former CFO, Shell


Daru Darukhanvala
Former CTO, BP

Our Partners

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