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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.

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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Storm Boswick
Storm Boswick

Founder, TRE Advisors &

Board Member

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Jeffrey Sobel
Jeffrey Sobel

Co-Founder &

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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Robin van Bokhorst
Robin van Bokhorst

Principal, Valico Holdings

& Board Member

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Executive Team & Board

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Courtney Brady

Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center Appointee

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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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Mark Patterson, PhD
Mark Patterson, PhD

30+ Year Professor of Marine & Environmental Sciences/ Civil & Environmental Engineering of Northeastern University, Aquanaut

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Brian Helmuth, PhD
Brian Helmuth, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

25-year Professor at the Marine Science Center at Northeastern University - Lead on POG Science & Research Strategy

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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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Debora Marrocchino
Debora Marrocchino

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

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Lisa Truitt
Lisa Truitt

Chief Business Development
& Creative Officer

25+ year National Geographic Executive, Filmmaker, Storyteller, Innovator in Immersive Entertainment

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Scott Parazynski, MD

Director of Space Services
Former NASA Astronaut
Keynote Speaker, Inventor & Business Advisor

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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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Mona Dajani

Ambassador for the U.S. Department of Energy, Engineer, Dual-qualified lawyer for UK & US

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Jason Petralia

CEO & Founder Anthropogenic Inc., 

Technologist & Entrepreneur

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Barbara van Bebber
General Manager Charter Operations & Sub Centers, U-Boat Worx, Submersible Pilot
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Henry Elkus
Henry Elkus

Founder & CEO, Helena

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Lead Strategic Advisor
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Tij Bedi
Entrepreneur, Chief Executive & Technologist
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Seema A. Khan

Serial Entrepreneur, Change-Agent
Principal, The Seed Advisory Group

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Jean-Michel Cousteau
Jean-Michel Cousteau
Explorer, Environmentalist & Film Producer
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Jeremy McKane
Jeremy McKane

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

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Advisors

Sylvia Earle, PhD
Sylvia Earle, PhD

"Her Deepness", Marine Biologist & NATGEO Explorer

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Anne Madden, PhD
Anne Madden, PhD

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

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Dan Distel, PhD

Ocean Genome Legacy Center, Department Marine and Environmental Sciences 
Northeastern University

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Bailey Miller, PhD

Natural Products Chemist
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, 
University of Utah Health 

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William Gerwick, PhD

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Scripps Institute of Oceanography University of California San Diego 

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Dawn Wright, PhD

Esri Chief Scientist, Oceanographer, 1st Black Submersible Diver to Challenger Deep

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Science

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Richard Hixson, FFICM

Consultant in Critical Care Medicine
Member of the UK Ocean Decade Committee, Co
-founder of HealthcareOcean.org

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Ché Bolden 
Marine Corp Veteran, Technologist, CEO, Charles F. Bolden Group

 
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Sian Proctor, PhD

CEO, Space2inspire & Founder The JEDI Space Foundation

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Space

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Erik Seedhouse, PhD 

Department of Applied Aviation Sciences, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Author of Ocean Outpost 

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Ian Galt
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Angela Jones
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Reena John
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Jeriyla Kamau

Interns

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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