The power of collaboration and having invaluable guidance from the experts across verticals is crucial to any industry.  At KETOS, implementing an approach of building a strong ecosystem of advisors is complementary to the team design and inherent in our DNA while we build and grow the team for increasing customer value.

Scientific Advisory

Director, Columbia Water Center

DR. Upmanu Lall

Alan and Carol Silberstein Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering,Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics. 

Research Areas: Hydroclimatology, nonlinear dynamics, and applied statistics; Natural hazards, water systems, and risk management; Water technologies for developing countries.

Director, National Center for Water Quality Research, Heidelberg University

DR. Laura Johnson

Research Areas : Water quality, freshwater biogeochemistry, coupled biogeochemical cycles

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Regent Professor and Fulton Chair of Environmental Engineering,
Arizona State University

Dr. Paul Westerhoff

PhD, PE, BCEE is a Regent Professor and Fulton Chair of Environmental Engineering at Arizona State University and an expert in water quality and treatment associated with drinking water and wastewater reclamation.

Technical Advisory

Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at AMD

Raghu Nambiar

Raghunath Nambiar is a distinguished engineer and chief architect of big data and analytics solution engineering. His current focus areas include emerging technologies, data center solutions, and big data and analytics strategy. 

He is a member of the IEEE big data steering committee, Board of directors of the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC), and founding chair of its International Conference Series on Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking

Distinguished Data Scientist at Accenture


Vijay Desai has over twenty years of industry experience in developing and building advanced analytics based products.

Significant experience in credit risk products such as transaction based credit risk behavior scores, brokerage margin risk lending, commercial loan loss forecasting, credit portfolio optimization, and collections optimization.

Business Advisory

Mark Petroff

Stanford educated senior executive (CEO, COO and CFO) with extensive experience in founding, managing, funding, and leading high technology product development, technology services, water and clean-tech companies from start-up phase to exit. Successfully completed several turn-arounds. Founded or co-founded 20 companies on 5 continents.

Experience includes: general management, operations, sales, fund raising, finance, M&A, legal, patents, technology licensing, shareholder relations, international, corporate governance, and human resources.



Jeff (J.D.) Davids has served on the management teams of 8 venture capital backed startups, 3 of which completed successful IPOs, 3 were acquired, and 2 were valuable learning opportunities. J.D. has closed over $1 Billion in financial transactions including raising money from Angel Investors, Venture Capital Firms, Strategic Corporate Investors and completing IPOs and Mergers & Acquisitions from the buy side and the sell side of the deal.