Our Team

Meet the power behind PROTEUS™

Our organization is made up of top experts across diverse fields: Finance, Private and Non-Profit Sector, Science, Design, Marketing, Media, Legal, Capital Formation, and, of course, the Ocean.

Jeffrey Sobel
Jeffrey Sobel

Co-Founder &

Board Member

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Robin van Bokhorst
Robin van Bokhorst

Principal, Valico Holdings

& Board Member

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Sung Poblete, PhD, RN
Sung Poblete, PhD, RN

Chief Executive Officer,

Stand Up To Cancer

& Board Member

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Storm Boswick
Storm Boswick

Founder, Tre Advisors &

Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center Appointee

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Executive Team & Board

Fabien Cousteau
Fabien Cousteau

Chief Oceanic Explorer

Co-Founder & Chairman

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Lisa Marrocchino
Lisa Marrocchino

Chief Executive Officer 

& Board Member

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Isaias Medina III
Isaias Medina III

Chief In House Legal Counsel & Compliance Officer

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Randy J. Brandenburg
Randy J. Brandenburg

SVP of Engineering
30+ year Raytheon Veteran, Naval, Maritime, Blue Tech Consultant & Advisor

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Debora Marrocchino
Debora Marrocchino

Sr. Director of Marketing
20+ year Marketing & Global Brand Strategy Professional, Men’s Health Magazine, AOL

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Gary Rosewell
Gary Rosewell

Director of Partnerships
Seasoned Partnership Marketing Professional with 10+ years in Formula One 
 

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Lisa Truitt
Lisa Truitt

Creative Director Media & Experiences
25+ year National Geographic Executive, Filmmaker, Storyteller, Innovator in Immersive Entertainment

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PROTEUS™ Team

Hugo de Almeida
Hugo de Almeida
Founder & CEO, Sustainable Brands Oceans & Co-owner of Best Emotions Inc
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Jeremy McKane
Jeremy McKane

Founder Ocean Currency Network & Ultramarine, Artist, Tech Expert & Explorer

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Tij Bedi
Entrepreneur, Chief Executive & Technologist
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Jason Petralia

CEO & Founder Anthropogenic Inc., 

Technologist & Entrepreneur

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Jean-Michel Cousteau
Jean-Michel Cousteau
Explorer, Environmentalist & Film Producer
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Sian Proctor, PhD

CEO, Space2inspire & Founder The JEDI Space Foundation

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General

Henry Elkus
Henry Elkus

Founder & CEO, Helena

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Oliver Steeds
Oliver Steeds

Founder, Chief Executive &

Mission Director of Nekton

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Advisors

Sylvia Earle, PhD
Sylvia Earle, PhD

"Her Deepness", Marine Biologist & NATGEO Explorer

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Brian Helmuth, PhD
Brian Helmuth, PhD

25-year Professor at the Marine Science Center at Northeastern University

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Anne Madden, PhD
Anne Madden, PhD

Award-winning Microbiologist, Professor, Entrepreneur, and TED speaker

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Science

Mark Patterson, PhD
Mark Patterson, PhD

Northeastern Professor, Marine & Environmental Sciences/Civil & Environmental Engineering

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Yves Béhar
Yves Béhar
Fuseproject Founder, Industrial Designer, Environmentalist
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Saul Rosser, PE

Saul Rosser, PE

Former Director Aquarius & Mission 31, Marine Engineering Manager, Commercial Diver

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Jacques Rougerie
Jacques Rougerie

Rougerie Architectes Associés, Founder, President, Oceanographer

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Design

Peter Weiss, PhD
Peter Weiss, PhD

Spartan Space Founder & President, Underwater & Space Habitat Expert

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