After a few years of business development for small to midsize service providers, Gustavo recognized that they were inadequately served within the industry for technology solutions. Looking to change this, Gustavo set out to explore ways of improving this gap in the industry.
While working as a welder's helper building pipeline for Flint Energy (currently AECOM), Jessica realized that nearly everything being thrown away on their work site could be recycled. She led an easy to implement, sustainability project to recycle all metal, paper and plastic on-site, resulting in reduced waste fees by 50%. This left Jessica wondering how she could positivity contribute to sustainability and efficiency in the O&G industry going forward.
Gustavo and Jessica met in Shanghai at Hult IBS in 2014. They teamed up during their MBA in a 10-month entrepreneurial project to tackle predictive maintenance in the O&G industry. After graduation, Jessica and Gustavo continued working together and established Pandata Tech LLC in Houston, January 2016.