Chief Executive Officer
Robert brings Carbonflow and its clients an excellent understanding of all aspects of the carbon market, in which he has participated in different professional roles since 1999. From 2006-2009, Robert was Vice President at SGS, heading the SGS Climate Change Programme to become the leading GHG verification company. From 2004-2005 Robert was independent carbon market consultant, with clients included the Endesa Climate Initiative, the trading platform NewValues and the World Bank for which Robert worked as conference director of CARBON EXPO. Between 2001-2004 Robert was manager of the International Emissions Trading Association, IETA. He was elected to the IETA Board in his capacity at SGS in 2008. Before working for IETA he worked as Project Manager for Deutsche Börse Group, as one of the first advocates of emission trading in Germany. Robert has a Master’s Degree in economics from the University of Konstanz, Germany. Robert has several publications in refereed journals and participated in numerous conferences as speaker or chair.
Chief Technical Officer
Heidi Smith heads Carbonflow’s technology and product development. Heidi joined Carbonflow in 2007 as the first member of the technical team. She led the Carbonflow engineering team and worked directly for the CEO, transforming the vision of the founders into a concrete software solution. She personally conceived of the design, requirements, and features of the original product. In her role as CTO, Heidi brings to the Carbonflow team over 11 years of technical and managerial experience with enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS) applications for the energy, environmental, financial services, and ecommerce industries. Heidi graduated Summa Cum Laude from Vanderbilt University with degrees in Mathematics and German.