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Our Advisory Board

Stephanie Cox

Lamar McKay

Alan Thomson


Oleg Mikhailov

CEO and Co-founder

Oleg Mikhailov began his career at Chevron and spent 13 years serving in increasingly senior roles throughout South Asia and the Gulf of Mexico. From there, Oleg moved to TNK-BP, a partnership between the United Kingdom-based energy giant BP and the Russia-based AAR Consortium, where he rose to vice president of operations and asset management for upstream activities. After that, he became vice president of operations at Bashneft, one of Russia's largest producers of oil and gas. Prior to XPLOROBOT, he worked as a managing director and partner for AlixPartners and Boston Consulting Group, where he led energy-related projects in the UK, Mexico, and Argentina, as well as throughout North America.

Oleg holds a Ph.D. in geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley, and an undergraduate degree in physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

Richard Clarke

CTO and Co-founder

Richard Clarke spent 17 years at BP, first in the Research Department and then in the Brazil Exploration Team before working at SpectrumGeo and TGS as R&D Manager and Chief Geophysicist.

Richard has published numerous papers, is a co-author on several patents, and has received two awards from the Offshore Technology Conference for his work on seismic imaging with deepwater ocean bottom nodes and time-lapse imaging with permanently installed ocean bottom cables.

Richard holds a Ph.D. in geophysics from Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France, an M.Sc in Geoscience from Université Paris VI, France, and an M.A. in Engineering from Cambridge University in England.

Yaroslav Shchekaturov

Head of Computer Vision

Barbara Miglietti

Head of Marketing and Design

Scott Langille

Chief Financial Officer

Steven Kennedy

Head of 3D Modeling

James Utter

Head of Field Deployment

Jeremy Bramson

Head of Embedded Software

David Seijas

Head of Mobile Applications

J. Wayne Ballew

General Counsel

Dmitri Kossakovski

Board Member

Nathan Harding

Board Member

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