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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.



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 was also the Chief Financial Officer at Butler-Cohen, a top design-build firm.

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


Co-Founder & CTO

Pallav Sarma, PhD

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 received many awards including the Dantzig Dissertation award from INFORMS and Chevron's Excellence in Reservoir Management award.

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


VP, Engineering

Ryan Hilliard

Ryan Hilliard is the Vice President of Engineering at Tachyus. With more than 20 years’ experience in full cycle software development, Ryan has led software teams of all sizes in the development of products for manufacturing, marketing and sales, energy, aerospace, pharmaceutical and automotive.

Prior to Tachyus, Ryan served as a director with Perficient; principle consultant with Headspring/Catapult Systems; solution architect with Ingersoll Rand. Earned a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Texas at Tyler.

Experienced Advisors


Jeff Spath

Former President, SLB


Paul Orland

Chairman, Tachyus


Jeff Hatlin

Former Chief Engineer, Oxy


Brandon Simmons

Former CEO, Tachyus


Reza Barati

Professor, KSU


Jeri Eagan

Former CFO, Shell


Carlos Calad

Former VP, SLB


Daru Darukhanvala

Former CTO, BP

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