The team

Investors, engineers and entrepreneurs

Who we are?

We are a group of investors, engineers and entrepreneurs who are concerned by social changes and the environment.  We have firsthand experience of big corporations and of the effects of globalization.  We want to use those experiences to promote local and more sustainable solutions.

For us, Waste is not a problem but rather part of the Solution to mitigate environmental degradation and unemployment levels.

Our Attitude

We have a can do attitude.  We work hard to produce good quality.  We are not afraid of hard work for a good cause.  We understand technology but we are also happy to do manual work.  We treasure long-term relationships.

What do we believe in?

We believe that population has been growing faster than our ability to mitigate our environmental impacts. We believe that wealth is increasingly concentrated in fewer hands, that the social security system is under threat and that despite technology developments and increases in productivity people are seeing their entitlements reduced and are having to work longer hours and for longer years (at least those lucky enough to have a job).

We believe that committed people can still compete effectively with machinery when it is about dealing with complex operations.

We believe in flat organizations where people are trained and empowered to do their jobs. We believe that fair incentive systems and clear guidance on quality requirements can minimize the need for management layers, allocating the rewards to those who do the work and translating into savings for our customers.
We believe that local activity will in turn bring local innovation and further activities that will translate in more jobs and more business. We believe that technology and ingenuity can resolve many of our existing problems.

We also believe that technology has to be applied in the right doses not to create new problems in addition to the ones we are trying to resolve. People are at the centre of what we do. We believe that the simplest solutions are best.

Meet the Team

Javier Rojo

General Manager
Javier Rojo has a Master degree in Civil Engineering and 15 years work experience in engineering, project and business management.

Previous to Quantum Waste, Javier was an investment manager at Climate Change Capital and a member of the Lehman Brothers Corporate Finance and M&A team. Javier also holds an MBA from the New York University and is a Fulbright Scholar.

Natalia Pasynok

Consultant Director of Finance and Administration
Natalia has a degree in Economics and 17 years work experience in accounting and investment banking.
Previous to Quantum Waste, Natalia was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and a research analyst for Morgan Stanley.

Eugenio Torres

Technology Advisor
Eugenio is a technical industrial engineer since 1997. He is specialized in electricity management and industrial electronic intensification.
Eugenio has experience in designing, mounting and maintaining electrical installations and electronic equipment. In his previous employment Eugenio was responsible for the automation and maintenance of sewage treatment plans as well as of irrigation systems.

David Cendón

Technology Advisor
PhD and physics professor at the civil engineering school. Polytechnic University of Madrid
Author of 18 scientific papers in referred international journals of the SCI, and more than 50 communications presented in national and international conferences and congresses
participation in 25 research projects (3 as principal investigator) funded by Spanish Regional and National programs, the European Union, the European Defence Agency, NATO, and industrial participants
Other Merits include: Secretary of the Materials Science Department (2003-2009)
Expert Evaluator of the Spanish National Program of Fundamental Research Projects.

Ian Ball

Recycling Manager
Ian has been a Recycling Manager with Quantum Waste since 2013. He is responsible for collecting materials from customers facilities and bring to life the Quantum Waste Operating Model to transform waste into organic fertilizer and recycled materials.
Originally from London, Ian has experience in a number of retail and logistic roles. Ian loves good music and sports. His support for Chelsea is a blemish in his otherwise good criteria.

Jorge Tello

Recycling Manager
Jorge joined Quantum Waste as a Recycling Manager in the summer of 2015. Originally from Ecuador, Jorge is a citizen of the world and has worked and lived in several countries both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. His professional experience is equally diverse and as a qualified technician, Jorge's skills range from welding to engine maintenance. Jorge is also a commercial driver with experience driving both in Europe and America. Of course, he is best at recycling!

Luis Ortega

Recycling Manager
Luis Ortega joined Quantum Waste in October 2015. Luis is a man with a mission: A hard working and resourceful professional during the week you will not find anyone faster shifting bags around. However, his real vocation lies in the weekends, when he leads a Evangelical community.
With a background in IT you can talk to Luis if you have to resolve technical or computer problems, and, more importantly, you can reach for Luis if you feel troubled or need some spiritual guidance.

Jesus Valencia

Recycling Manager
Jesus Valencia joined Quantum Waste in February 2016 after arriving to London with his family.
Jesus has an entrepreneurial spirit and he used to have his own telephone card distribution business. Technology changes and the arrival of internet meant that telephone cards were not needed any more. Jesus joined Quantum Waste with a can do attitude and he is acutely aware of the importance of keeping pace with innovation… at Quantum Waste he is never going to be short of that.