Gene P. Pache
Founder / CEO
Gene Pache is a Founder of TempoQuest which he started after six years as a Founder / President of GeoMetWatch Corp, a company formed to collect advanced weather data from geostationary satellites with hyperspectral weather sounders . GeoMetWatch was the first company in the world to be granted a Remote Sensing License from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, and the U.S. Department of Commerce, DoC, to commercialize the build, deployment, and operation of weather satellites.
Mr. Pache was instrumental in closing a $6mil Series A preferred seed round at a $40mil valuation and obtaining contract commitments in Asia exceeding $36mil for GeoMetWatch.
Mr. Pache has over 25 years of business experience in start-ups and Fortune 100 enterprises. Mr. Pache began his business career in sales and marketing management at Raychem Corporation. Subsequently, Mr. Pache joined Nashua Corp where he was a Division President, VP & General Manager. He subsequently joined ITT as a Program Manager responsible for new business development.
Mr. Pache is the founder of several start-ups in addition to TempoQuest including GeoMetWatch Corp; ZoeMed, Inc; Oncology Care International, Inc.; Grads.com and Amadeus Inc.
Mr. Pache holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD and a Master of Science in Aeronautical Systems Engineering from the Univ. of West Florida, Pensacola. He is a jet pilot, and a career carrier Naval Aviator, where he retired as a Navy Captain.
Christian Tanasescu is an entrepreneurial executive with proven business and technical expertise in High Performance Computing, AI, Machine Learning, Visualization, Cloud and Edge Computing across several industry verticals.
Mr Tanasescu has demonstrated the ability to build cohesive teams, direct go-to-market strategies and drive growth in start-up and globally established environments. He has strong P&L and budget management background, piloting operations and M&A transactions in an international environment.
Mr. Tanasescu is an experienced corporate and industry presenter in communicating technology plans and strategic directions. He has a successful record of working with customers at C-level and field sales organizations to help generate demand, close business and integrate customer needs into future product roadmaps.
Chief Development Officer
A technology investments executive, has led multiple technology financing deals. Additionally, he co-managed a venture fund in the mid-’90s (a JV with Kiewit Diversified Industries); and was an advisor to investment banks Lazard Freres and ThinkEquity Partners. As a Wall Street analyst, his clients included Goldman Sachs, Fidelity Management, J.P. Morgan and others. He founded tech research firm Probe Research, Inc. A Harvard College and Harvard Law School graduate, he was with the U.S. Justice Dept., law firm, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison and a consultant at McKinsey & Co.
Chief Financial Officer
Julianne Biagini-Komas is Acting CFO of TempoQuest, Inc. Concurrent with this role Julie is Vice President, Finance and Human Resources of CNEX Labs, Inc., San Jose, CA. Julie is also serving as a Director on the Focus Business Bank Board of Directors, a position to which she was appointed in August 2015. Previous to CNEX Labs she was the Chief Financial Officer of Quantumscape Corporation, San Jose, CA from 2011 to 2014. Julie’s finance career started at Endwave Corporation, a NASDAQ listed company. She joined the company in its start-up phase
as VP Finance in 1994. She took the company through its IPO and was then appointed CFO. Julie remained CFO until 2006.
Customer Strategy and Client Experience
Mr. Berchoff is an accomplished meteorologist with over 30 years of operational and executive experience within the United States Military, Federal Government, and Private Sector. He founded TruWeather Solutions in August 2015 leveraging his comprehensive understanding of the environmental data, weather prediction, and weather service delivery value chain, from acquiring and processing observations through meeting societal or client business outcomes. He is an industry leader in integrating weather data into business and analytic systems to reduce non-productive time and increase profit margins in weather sensitive industries and businesses. He is a positive force for innovation within the military, intelligence, civilian and private sectors and he is known for improving business results and operational outcomes.
Daniel Abdi, PhD
Director Software Engineering & AceCAST Development
Daniel Abdi, PhD. Is TempoQuest’s lead software scientist. Daniel’s expertise is in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Numerical Weather Prediction utilizing NVIDIA’s Tesla accelerators. He has spent the last three years porting the NAVY’s non- hydrostatic unified model of the atmosphere, NUMA, to NVIDIA’s CUDA language and has achieved processing accelerations greater than 11X and as high as 15X. Daniel has expertise in utilizing multiple computer languages including CUDA, C, C++, Fortran and more. He also has expertise in multiple parallel programming architectures including CUDA, MPI, Open MP and more.
Iman Gohari, PhD
Director SaaS Development & Customer Experience
Iman Gohari Ph.D., joined TempoQuest Inc. team of developers to port the Weather Research Forecast (WRF) model to graphics processing units (GPUs) in October 2017. Dr. Gohari has been working on programming GPUs for high-performance WRF applications. Since Jan 2018, Dr. Gohari has been the lead cloud migration engineer at TempoQuest Inc, involving in development of an on-demand, scalable numerical weather predication platform. Prior to TempoQuest Inc., Dr. Gohari completed his Ph.D. with specialties on atmospheric turbulence, high performance computing and renewable energies at University of California San Diego.