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Founded by a team of scientists from Los Alamos National Lab, Descartes Labs is building a geospatial data refinery to fuel predictive models.

About Our Company

Established in 2014 by a team of scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Descartes Labs was founded on the belief that planetary knowledge has the power to radically alter how companies, governments, nonprofits, and other stakeholder groups across the globe carry out their charters.

Scientific integrity, excellence, innovation, a commitment to sustainability, protection of the environment, and the practice of impact science define the core values of our company.

Our scientist-founders possess decades of experience working on some of our nation’s most difficult problems, with expertise in large-scale computing, artificial intelligence, and satellite imagery. Our team has created a technology stack that makes science faster, providing limitless computing power and seamless access to petabytes of scientifically calibrated data.

Descartes Labs is the first company founded to create a geospatial data refinery to fuel predictive models. We combine the most scalable geospatial data processing and modeling platform with a massive, diverse geospatial library. Our talented team of scientists are recognized leaders in the field, helping enterprise customers create competitive advantage through scientifically validated analytics.

We serve hundreds of global companies, governments, and impact organizations around the world—across industries that include agriculture, mining and metals, oil and gas, shipping and logistics, power and renewables, insurance, and more.

Descartes Labs is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico with offices in San Francisco, New York, DC, Minneapolis, and Denver. Our investors include March Capital Partners, Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, and Crosslink Capital.

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Leadership

Executive Team

Leadership

Executive Team

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Terry Cunningham

CEO

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Mike Warren

CTO

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Adam Smith

Head of Strategy

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Ryan Keisler

Chief Scientist

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Ted Urschel is Chief Administration Officer at Descartes Labs

Ted Urschel

CAO

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Lauren Penneys

Head of Commercial

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Matthew Tirman

Head of Government

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Heidi Rolston

Head of People

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Ryan McKinney is head of data strategy and partnerships at Descartes Labs

Ryan McKinney

Head of Partnerships

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Aly O'Desky

Legal Counsel

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Sam Skillman

Head of Engineering

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Board of Directors

Mark Johnson is Co-Founder and Executive Chair of Descartes Labs

Mark Johnson

Executive Chair, Descartes Labs

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Suzanne McBride

Chief Operations Officer, Iridium

Eric Chin is on the Board of Directors at Descartes Labs

Eric Chin

Partner, Crosslink Capital

Jamie Montgomery is on the Board of Directors at Descartes Labs

Jamie Montgomery

Managing Partner, March Capital Partners

Andy Ziolkowski is on the Board of Directors at Descartes Labs

Andy Ziolkowski

Managing Director, Cultivian Sandbox

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Careers

Scientific challenges. Inspirational team. Impactful work.

Looking to join a visionary company at the intersection of AI, geospatial intelligence and global markets? Want to work with the world’s largest, most influential organizations? Interested in applying knowledge about the planet to solve our greatest challenges?

We’re a team of dedicated, passionate people on a mission to improve the world by making it a more transparent one. We offer generous, well-funded benefits and perks to foster our team’s success and sense of fulfillment.

Come do your best work at a fast-growing company where you can:

  • Collaborate with some of the world’s most distinguished scientists
  • Thrive in a culture that believes in science, integrity and a collaborative environment of innovation and discovery
  • Get inspired every day by the potential of geospatial data to improve our world
  • Join a team of free spirits who are inspired by the great outdoors
  • Work in, or frequently visit, our beautiful headquarter city and discover why we wrote: A Photo Love Letter to Santa Fe

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Descartes Labs is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status – or any intersectionality of the aforementioned. To read our full policy, please visit on a desktop.

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