Ramon Perez leads the London team in its focus on renewable energy markets. In his nearly two decades of professional experience, Ramon has developed a keen eye for discovering cutting-edge applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning. At Elder Research, he has employed that prowess in everything from partnering with innovative startups in emerging industries to successfully implementing valuable analytics initiatives in mature organizations.
Ramon also serves as the Chairman of the Board for Emergent Alliance, a not-for-profit business group including IBM, Google, Rolls-Royce, and numerous other organizations that uses AI to help Europe fight COVID-19 and help prepare an economic recovery.
A decorated war veteran, Major Perez served as an Air Force Intelligence Officer specializing in Signals Intelligence. As a mission director at the National Security Agency, Ramon led teams analyzing enormous data sets to produce actionable information in support of worldwide contingency operations–including deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and South America in support of Special Operations. Upon leaving the military, Ramon returned to graduate school with an interest in understanding economic models. Prior to joining Elder Research, he analyzed long-term defense budget projections for the Congressional Budget Office.
Ramon holds master’s degrees from Harvard and Georgetown in Finance and Economics, respectively, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech. He and his wife are avid travelers, having lived in Asia, Europe, and South America, and having visited over 30 countries.