Core Team

Matt Stein
Co-Founder, CEO
  • Head of Global Business Development at Jupiter Intelligence

  • Founder and CEO of multiple software startup businesses

  • GE Software and GE Capital executive

Raymond Schmitt, PhD
Co-Founder, President
  • 40-year career in physical oceanography research and technology

  • Scientist Emeritus, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

  • NASA Earth Science Advisory Committee

  • >100 refereed publications, >10k citations, h-index 48


Sam Levang, PhD
Co-Founder, Chief Scientist
  • Ph.D. Climate and Ocean Science, MIT/WHOI Joint Program

  • NASA Earth and Space Science Fellow (NESSF)

  • Expert in the global water cycle and its shifts with climate change

Jesse Palma, PhD
Head of Machine Learning
  • Ph.D. Neural Systems and Machine Learning, BU

  • Experience as Data Science and AI lead across supply chain tech, environmental policy, maritime trade and energy market prediction

  • Innovator with previous patent for novel machine learning methods


Eric Schmitt
Co-Founder, Data Scientist
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University

  • Winner of USBR Sub-Seasonal Climate Forecast Rodeo



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We're Hiring!

Science and Engineering

We are currently hiring for a Customer Solutions Architect (click "Learn More" for details). If that role is not a fit for you but you would like to work with us at Salient - and you have a strong background in climate science, meteorology, machine learning, or software development - feel free to reach out!