Our Team


Our Founding Members:

Our Advisory Team:

Justine ChowJustine Chow Kmiecik, CEO is co-inventor on BaseTrace's intellectual property, and has been working on the company full time since May 2012. Justine coordinates BaseTrace’s fundraising, business development, and technological design.


Robert OlivaRobert Oliva has over 20 years of strategic, financial, and commercial experience in a variety of industries including Energy, Healthcare and Financial Services. Mr. Oliva is an owner and CFO of PMI Ash Technologies, LLC, an innovative clean energy technology company.


Jake RudulphJake Rudulph, CTO is co-inventor on BaseTrace's intellectual property, and has been working on the company full time since May 2012. Jake spearheads the company's R&D and business development.


Lister DelgadoLister Delgado is a Founding General Partner at IDEA Fund Partners. He has experience as a Venture Associate at the First Flight Fund of the NC Technological Development Authority, and started his career working for Lucent Technologies and AT&T Bell Laboratories.


Adam RigelAdam Rigel provides prior startup experience to the team, developing BaseTrace’s business materials and business strategy. Adam has previous startup experience at Storm Exchange, the new residential solar group at SunEdison, and at his own consulting business, Green Carbon USA.

Vikram RaoVikram Rao served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Halliburton for more than thirty years. Dr. Rao currently serves on the boards of Intelligent Well Controls Ltd, venture capital Energy Ventures AS, and the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission.


David RocheDavid Roche provides expertise in environmental law and policy, structuring our legislative strategy and leading the company’s communication with policymaker and environmental nonprofits as well as making connections with potential high-profile investors.


Ginger RothrockGinger Rothrock is Program Manager of Emerging Technologies at the Research Triangle Instutite. Dr. Rothrock spent seven years at Liquidia Technologies leading the Materials Science Division, which focused on advanced materials and manufacturing processes for nano-enabled products.


Paul-Harvey WeinerPaul-Harvey Weiner is deeply involved in projects related to sustainable business operations research, identifying new technologies to reduce private sector environmental impact in a cost-effective manner, and environmental organic chemistry and transport phenomena.
Ronda ClosnerRonda Closner is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and head of Marketing and Business Development at First Flight Venture Center. She was Chief Marketing Officer of FormScape, is president of Caymus Ventures, co-founder of New Meadows Partners, is a member of RTP Capital.