Who we are
Quantum Waste was founded by a group of investors, engineers and entrepreneurs trying to find solutions to the challenges our society and environment have been facing. We have firsthand experience of how big corporations work and of the effects of globalisation on the environment and society. We strive to use our knowledge and experience to promote a real change in how waste is processed.
We want waste management to be a part of the solution to mitigate environmental degradation, rise of low quality jobs and high unemployment levels.
What we believe in
We believe in environmental and social causes and look for ways to make real difference in people’s life. We like technology but appreciate that manual work can sometimes produce better results. We do not believe in empty slogans but in meaningful long-term solutions.
Population has been growing faster than our ability to mitigate our environmental impacts. Wealth is increasingly concentrated in fewer hands and social security systems are under threat. Despite technological developments and increases in productivity people are seeing their entitlements reduced and are having to work longer hours and more years.
We believe that committed people can still compete effectively with machinery when dealing with complex operations.
We believe in flat organisations where people are trained and empowered to do their jobs. We believe that fair incentive systems and clear guidance on quality requirements can minimise the need for management layers, allocating rewards to those who do the work and at the same time offering savings for our customers. We believe that local activity brings local innovation and further activities which translate into more jobs and more business.
People are at the centre of what we do. We believe that the simplest solutions are usually best. We believe that human ingenuity in combination with the right technology is the key to resolving many of our existing problems. We believe that technology needs to be applied in the right doses in order not to create new problems in addition to the ones we are trying to resolve.
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.