Advisors Team

Adolfo Nemirovsky
Advisor on US innovation ecosystems

Adolfo was the CEO of Latipnet, a non-profit corporation at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, focused on technology transfer. Adolfo launched successful technology companies in the US and Europe in the last twenty years. He holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics and worked as a research associate at the University of Chicago in Material Science, before moving to Silicon Valley to join an Apple-IBM joint venture (Taligent) in 1993.

Jose Maria Benlloch
Advisor on Physics and Nuclear Fusion

Member of the CSIC, Director of the Spanish I3M (Institute for Molecular Imaging Instrumentation), and founder of few imaging high-tech companies. He worked in CERN (Geneva), and in the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Chicago, US). He was a researcher in the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (1991-96) under the leadership of Jerome Friedman (Physics Nobel Prize in 1990).

Pieter Verhees
Advisor on Business Plans and Finance

Experienced CFO and advisor for entrepreneurs. As a partner at EY and PwC, he advised CFOs for 17 years to improve their finance role. He joined the CFO Centre in 2019 and supports entrepreneurs as part-time CFO. He participated in several exit events. He helped to develop business plans to various entrepreneurs.

William J. Rothschild
Advisor on Space Systems Programs

He has 45 years of experience in the aerospace industry working on the design, development, test and operations of rockets, missile, launch vehicles and space systems. He spent 10 years with Boeing at executive leadership positions as part of the Space Shuttle Program and the Boeing Phantom Works. He worked at Pratt & Whitney for 7 years on advanced rocket engines, and space propulsion architectures. He has served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years. Holds a BS in Physical Sciences from Pennsylvania State Univ., and a MS in Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Greg Hindman
Advisor on Antenna Testing Systems

He is a multiple entrepreneur, who co-founded NSI in 1988 and he served as President & CEO until the sale of the company and merger with MI Technologies in 2016, and recently founded Next Phase Measurements, LLC. At NSI, he pioneered the effort to make near-field antenna measurement systems more accessible and affordable to the industry. He began his career in antenna measurements in 1977 when he graduated from the University of Colorado and joined TRW. He authored more than 50 technical papers presented to AMTA, EUCAP and other symposia, and has received several Best Paper Awards.

Teresa Martin
Advisor on Corporate legal matters

She has a vast experience as corporate lawyer advising numerous deals and as a board member. In 2008, Teresa founded the Mavens law firm (Spain), which she continues to lead. She has a degree in Law from the ICADE, in Madrid (1993), from which she graduated with Honors, and a Master's Degree in Business Legal Advice (LLM) from the Instituto de Empresa (IE), where she obtained the number one class. She teaches deal structuring and directs the Corporate and M&A Masters in IE. As a lawyer she received the Forty-under Forty award (2011).

Stan Crow
Advisor on Space Strategy

Stan is an astronautical engineer with 35 years´ experience in space, technology, and business roles, in the US Air Force, Northrop Grumman, and McKinsey. He held several senior executive positions, being Northrop Grumman CEO for its Japan Site. Currently a member of the Board of Directors of the World Space Week Association, he advices business, investors, and companies globally.

Miguel Valero
Advisor on Space Business Development

Miguel leads a strategy and financial advisory firm that focuses on technology associated with telecommunications, satellites, and space. He has worked for Lockheed Martin, Boeing Satellite Systems (formerly Hughes Communications), and Motorola in various executive positions, where he has been involved in more than 30 satellites missions, from running the program office to service deployment in multiple countries. He holds a BSEE in electronics and telecommunications.

Star Read
Advisor on Venture Capital Funds

Star Read is a venture capital and business development professional with over 10 years in early stage investing and over 10 years in strategic BD. She was investment analyst and partner in various Venture Funds in Silicon Valley area. As a business development professional, she has led channel initiatives with Cisco and One Login. She is a graduate from Berkeley, University of California.

Stan Hanks
Advisor on Funds Structuring

Stan Hanks is a seasoned Private Equity Fund manager with Fund executive and operational chief technologist positions hold. In Columbia Ventures Corporation he was in charge of development and delivering growth across all Columbia Ventures portfolio companies. In Aventurine VC Fund he designed an IP based Venture Fund. He was CTO in Pac-West and Enron. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Rice University.

Enrique González
Advisor on Corporate Culture and Business Operations

Enrique has an extensive background in several management positions in financial organizations. He spent most of his career at BBVA bank . He was initially involved in the expansion of the bank in Latin America building its global franchise, and then joined the headquarters to lead the Corporate Culture matters of BBVA. He also spent 10 years in the US in various executive roles leading the BBVA US operations, and then as Head of the BBVA San Francisco Office and Board Member of Simple, a US based digital bank. He holds an MBA from the Stirling University, UK. He graduated in Economics from Cantabria University