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.
How we work
We have a can-do attitude. We work hard in order to achieve great results. We believe in environmental and social causes. We understand technology but we are also happy to do manual work. We treasure long-term relationships.
What 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
Before founding Quantum Waste, Javier worked as an investment manager at Climate Change Capital and was a member of the Lehman Brothers Corporate Finance and M&A team. Javier also holds an MBA from New York University and is a Fulbright Scholar.
Before joining to Quantum Waste, Natalia was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and a research analyst at Morgan Stanley.
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 and irrigation systems.
He is also the author of 18 scientific papers in peer reviewed international journals of the SCI and more than 50 communications presented at national and international conferences and congresses. He has participated in 25 research projects (as principal investigator in three of them) funded by Spanish Regional and National programs, the European Union, the European Defence Agency, NATO and industrial entities.
His other achievements include acting as Secretary of the Materials Science Department (2003-2009) and as
Expert Evaluator of the Spanish National Program of Fundamental Research Projects.
With his a background in IT Luis can help you resolve technical or computer problems, but also, more importantly, you can reach out to him if you feel troubled or need some spiritual guidance.
Jesus Valencia joined Quantum Waste in February 2016 after arriving in London with his family.
Jesus has an entrepreneurial spirit. He used to have his own telephone card distribution business. Technology has moved forward 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 opportunities for that.