Parabel consists of a group of unique and deeply committed individuals
We work across four continents and we are lucky to keep discovering new things every day about this world of ours and the people that live in it.
For us, everyone is important and has a key part to play, but here are a few of our team leaders.
Anthony Tiarks, Peter Sherlock, Kathleen McFadden, John Musselman and Matt Van Ert,
The Parabel team all have extensive experience in their own areas - ranging from growth, processing and technology to building, buying, selling and international finance.
We are all available and happy to share our story with you.
Chairman and CEORead More
Tony is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Parabel USA Inc, responsible for the overall Management and direction of the firm. Previously, Tony was President and Chairman of Liberty Aerospace, Inc., which he established in the United States in 2000 and succeeded in developing and delivering an FAA Part 23 certified aircraft. Prior to starting Liberty Aerospace, Tony was Managing Director in London of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, a U.S. investment bank, Chairman of Tide Brokers Limited, a wholesale money broker, and Managing Director of Tide (U.K.) Limited, an international foreign exchange fund management group.Tony holds a B.Sc. in Systems and Management from City University, London, United Kingdom.
Peter is Parabel’s Chief Operating Officer. Between 1999 and 2011, Peter held the positions of Vice President, Product Development and Chief Technology Officer at AuthenTec, Inc., a semiconductor, biometrics and security company that was acquired by Apple Inc. From 1996 until 1999, Peter established and directed the Raleigh (NC) Design Center for Integrated Device Technologies (IDT, California), a semiconductor electronics company. From 1990 until 1996, Peter held the positions of Vice President, Operations and Senior Vice President, Business Development at IVEX Corporation. Peter spent his early career with Ferranti Computer Systems. Peter holds a First Class B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Salford, United Kingdom.
With an aeronautical engineering background, Paul has over 25 years of unique executive management experience. Prior to joining Parabel, Paul held the position of President & CEO of Discovery Aviation, Inc, a complex multinational FAA approved aircraft design, certification, and manufacturing business. From 2010 Paul led Liberty Aerospace, Inc as President and CEO and identified multiple strategic investors leading to the successful sale of the Company in 2014. Paul initially joined Liberty Aerospace in its founding year of 2000 as Chief Operating Officer to develop operations to design, develop and deliver aircraft in a heavily regulated environment across an international supplier base. From 1990 to 2000 Paul held various management roles and took on the role of Chief Executive Officer in 1996. Paul’s service with the Britten-Norman Islander, the aircraft which sold over 1,200 aircraft into 130 countries, not only provided Paul with the experience of managing every business function, but a great deal of international experience.
Chief Financial OfficerRead More
Head of Emerging and Advanced TechnologiesRead More
Matt is Vice President of Growth and Crop Management. Matt has nearly a decade of experience in algae and aquatic plant growth, harvest and processing; in addition he has nearly 20 years’ experience in ecology, microbiology and genetics. Previously, Matt specialized in aquatic plant and algae growth systems, biomass-to-bioproducts, biofuels, water treatment, and aquatic toxicology. His clients included leading international companies in oil and gas production, renewable products development and aquatic-plant based water remediation. Matt has a PhD in Microbiology from Northern Arizona University and a Master’s Degree from the Florida Institute of Technology in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Matt also currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida. He holds patents in the field of molecular diagnostics and has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences on subjects ranging from algal biofuels to international disease control.
VP of Global Sales and Business DevelopmentRead More
Habbo is VP of Global Sales and business development at Parabel. He has 15 years of international FMCG management experience with Heineken in Sales, Export, Distribution, Trade Marketing and Marketing. Habbo has strong analytical and problem-solving skills with an excellent international sales track record. His management skills have proven successful keeping large multi-dimensional teams working together in an efficient way. At Heineken Habbo supported companies by identifying new market opportunities, determining optimal trade structures, balancing profit with customer/client satisfaction and by successfully directing operations. After his career with Heineken he decided to pursue a career in Wealth Management at Pictet Bank & Trust Ltd. as a Private Banker where he was responsible for new business in The Bahamas and wider Caribbean. He recently joined the Parabel team to support with the exciting global expansion. Habbo holds a MSc. in Business Administration from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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