About

Part startup studio, part innovation lab, the Verdant team leverages its core talents to advance innovation where it is most needed, in solving the world’s most complex problems.

We pursue technologies and business models that improve the health of the global human population and ecology.


VERDANT IS A FUTURE-THINKING COMPANY.

Aligning business model to purpose

We are in constant pursuit of business models that align with this vision.

We know we must act on climate change, but how can we fund that action?
How do we create secondary data markets that open new markets and economic pathways?
How do we shift healthcare in the United States to move from a fee-for-service to a fee-for-value model?

Our belief is that commercial channels can drive real change. Private sector innovation will drive public policy and action because economies can not be sustained by mandate through legislation. Verdant is committed to the pursuit of these channels.

Areas of Focus

Our team’s powers are rare and valuable technical skills that we apply to the greater good. At Verdant, our verticals reflect our values and our powers come with responsibilities. We are driven to tackle all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, especially within data-rich sectors, because we believe technology and AI have the power to positively impact environmental health, sustainable development, and medical access.

AI is complicated. The Verdant team has been building "Enterprise-Grade" AI-driven products for many years. This extensive experience across so many verticals leads us to a unique cross-disciplinary approach in thinking and problem-solving.

To that end, we have set our sights on the industries with the most impact on the global economy. Within these industries, we focus on the barely solvable, the almost intractable, and the audacious. Our choice of companies within the verticals below reflects our dedication to advancing science, society, and humanity.

Digital Health

In the last 5 years, companies in healthcare AI have received $5.8B in equity funding and by 2025 the digital health industry is expected to reach $509B. Verdant has built several AI-driven digital health products leveraging years of expertise in the digital health sector and is closely connected to the entire ecosystem of entrepreneurs, provider networks, accelerators, and investors.

Blue Technology

The Ocean Economy contributed $1.5T globally in 2010, and is estimated to reach $3T by 2030 according to the OECD. We have seen a recent surge of ocean-based, autonomous robots collecting petabytes of data, and the secondary data markets this data will support. The data-rich nature of the ocean economy equates to an ecosystem in need of actionable insights, which the Verdant team is well-positioned to provide in favor of positive ocean action. Our team has a personal interest in this sector, given that our founder, Brian, focused on kelp restoration in graduate school.

Clean Energy

Clean Energy has been on our minds for decades. Not only can we now tap the virtually unlimited power of the sun, but modern technology allows us to efficiently use biomass, waste, and even plastics as fuel. Clean energy is estimated to be a $1.5T global market by 2025. As a team focused on solving the world’s most formidable problems, we believe in the power of technology to accelerate our global economic transition to clean energy and away from fossil fuels.

Legal Tech

Law is a core function of civilization, with technology serving as a driving force in the establishment of justice and equality for all. The massive potential of legal tech stems from its data-rich nature in an arena of complex knowledge bases, reasoned arguments, and detailed analyses, making a fertile garden for advanced Artificial Intelligence solutions.

Medical Devices

Medical tech and devices are not only central to patient treatment and care, but also segments that will touch most of us personally at some point in our lives. Here at Verdant, we take our role in developing advances in healthcare to heart. Whether that means designing a device to reduce dementia, or detecting infections in children with brain tumors, we take the responsibility as a personal one and immediately jump in to help. We are not alone; the medical device sector has been valued at $147B by Emergo.

Agriculture Tech

The ag-tech revolution is upon us, creating an abundance of new data opportunities. IoT sensors, remote monitoring, drone surveys, and in-the-field robotics are creating fertile data grounds for AI-driven insights that can drive efficiencies in productivity that will serve our ever-growing global populations. Verdant is leveraging its Enterprise Grade Artificial Intelligence solutions to capitalize on this $495B market.

Strategic Fit

Horizontal Business Strategies

data strategy

A strong data strategy should form the foundation for your business transformation through AI. Our extensive experience in the field means that we have the foresight to anticipate future business needs and spark innovation.

artificial intelligence

We are AI specialists that have a passion for applying machine learning, advanced analytics, statistical learning, genetic algorithms, and more in order to solve complex business problems.

Our Business Model

We do one thing well, with significantly different use cases. Here are two ways to work with us:

Startup Studio

We invent, cultivate, and grow new AI businesses. Our extensive expertise across industries such as healthcare, security, and entertainment gives us insight into common operational problems that can be resolved through AI, as well as the ability to identify new market opportunities. We’re inspired to put our superpowers to use for good, and address the biggest challenges of our day.

Innovation Lab

The Verdant Innovation Lab is where data-rich companies grow with AI to reach competitive edge and true total business transformation. Our expertise is a force multiplier that leverages data strategy and AI to vastly improve business processes, positively impact operational productivity, uncover new breakthroughs, and contribute to top-line revenues at significantly lower risk.

OUR TEAM

Brian Dolan

CEO

CEO

Brian Dolan

Brian almost pursued a career in music before a lab accident involving long-day vs. short-day plants set him on a math and science bender. Surfacing with an MA in Pure Mathematics from UCLA as well as an MS in Bio-Mathematics from the David Geffen School of Medicine, Brian prepared a deep dive into academia to prove that a man can indeed serve two Masters’. Around this time, he got himself in a family way, necessitating a transition to industry. Climbing from Director of Research Analytics at FOX/MySpace to Chief Scientist at Greenplum, and thence to enterprise analytics consulting for such clients as EMC, T-Mobile, the U.S. Intelligence Community, and Research In Motion, Brian went on to succeed as a serial entrepreneur. Among other companies, he co-founded Qurius, Deep 6 and Discovix, before solidifying the “AI Technical Cofounder” model of Verdant AI. When not contemplating graph entropy or the spectral theorem, Brian enjoys family time most of all, followed by beer-league hockey, ocean diving, and playing the Irish tenor banjo.

Malcolm Gill

Vice President of Sales

Vice President of Sales

Malcolm Gill

Malcolm Gill is an accomplished sales director, digital transformation strategist and change agent building critical relationships and overseeing the adoption of emerging technologies and best practices. With a focus on understanding and leveraging the latest trends in technology to drive the delivery of large transformation programs that improve resiliency, increase efficiencies, reduce risk and have delivered value and savings, Malcolm has spent 20+ years in Information Technology focusing on delivering tangible business outcomes, aligning capabilities that accelerate time to value and providing digital solutions at scale for clients. Prior to joining Verdant AI, Malcolm worked in Regional Director roles at Hitachi Consulting, Microsoft, Oracle and Gartner. He studied International Business at California Polytechnic University @ Pomona. He is happiest being the chauffeur for his two children Maya and Mason in San Pedro, California.

Evan Oliver

Principal Engineer

Principal Engineer

Evan Oliver

Zachary Robertson

Operations Manager

Operations Manager

Zachary Robertson

Mitch Lewis

Creative Director

Creative Director

Mitch Lewis

Mitch Lewis has been a comic/film concept artist, street musician, fireworks set builder, and data center hardware guy, and that’s just some of his hats. He was called a “magic genie” by Wells Fargo and was described by IBM as a “draft pick” (round not specified). A restaurant chose his 3-star review (out of 5) as their favorite, offering him a free meal he has yet to redeem. He likes to hike and bicycle and enjoys sitting in Irish pubs playing in traditional music sessions. His favorite graph is the cortical homunculus.

Henry Kobin

Full Stack Developer

Full Stack Developer

Henry Kobin

Tuesday West

Business Analyst

Business Analyst

Tuesday West

Tuesday West started at Verdant as an intern before she was hired as Business Analyst. Tuesday received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. Although she was born on a Tuesday, her favorite day of the week is actually Friday. Some of Tuesday’s favorite hobbies are running, going line dancing, and eating ice cream and cookies.