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Dr. Christopher Clott

NYMIC Director and Co-Founder

Professor of Marine Transportation and Logistics, SUNY Maritime College, Bronx, N.Y. USA

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Peter Ford

Executive with over 24 years in the logistics and port sectors. C-Suite experienced in business leadership, operations, M&A, and strategy development over 3 continents. Advisor to other innovative organizations like Cornell’s CPIP curriculum and StoryLines residential cruise ship.

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Joseph Breglia

Joseph is a Senior Lecturer and the Curriculum Leader for the ABET accredited Facilities Engineering Program at SUNY Maritime College. With 30+ years of maritime industry hands-on to C-Suite experience Joe, previously held the position of VP of Ocean Transportation Services at Horizon Lines LLC and is currently a participating committee member at ABS – American Bureau of Shipping and Board Member at SMPENY.

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Sean Grygiel

Sean Grygiel is a partner with the law firm of Mintz Levin PC. For the past 17 years he has helped entrepreneurs bring new technologies and products to market. He works closely with his corporate and venture colleagues to align IP and technology portfolios with clients’ business plans, product development, and competitive landscapes to support company valuation at critical milestones. Sean is a former officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, serving with the National Maritime Center and the Marine Safety Center, as well as various operational units.

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Fernando Lehrer

Fernando is an Executive Director at Seabury Maritime, a transportation centric investment bank, where he leads the maritime digitization and maritime technology initiatives. Previously he held C-level positions at Lloyds Register, ABS, and successfully founded (and exited) two mar-tech companies.

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Petere Pamela Miner

Petere is a highly experienced entrepreneur, inventor and logistics industry leader. Founder CoLoadX and FutureFreight. Logistic leadership roles at Hewlett-Packard, Amazon, Cisco, and Silicon Valley startups.

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Josh Shapiro

Josh is the COO of a vessel operating company and a multimodal logistics company specializing in point to point international freight transport. His professional experience includes time as an aide in the US House of Representatives, Public Policy, Marine Asset Investments, Agribusiness and freight trading.

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Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson is the CEO of Duro UAS. Duro UAS (Unmanned Autonomous Systems) develops autonomous underwater vehicles, sensors and components to collect data for the growing Ocean Economy, including maritime inspection and environmental research.

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Inna Kuznetsova

Inna Kuznetsova is the President and COO of INTTRA and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Global Ports Investments. In the past she served as the President, INTTRA Marketplace of INTTRA; Chief Commercial Officer of CEVA Logistics; and formerly, IBM vice president of sales and marketing, Systems Software.


Johannes Winkler

Johannes Winkler is founding partner at TecPier GmbH & Co. KG, a maritime Venture Builder and Early Stage Investor. TecPier primarily invests in startups which have the potential to change the shipping industry sustainably and supports them in their development.

NYMIC Ambassadors


Brian Aoaeh, Co-founder, The New York Supply Chain Meetup

Lisa Aurichio, President, BSY Associates


Cate Brady, COO, Neurocern


Richard Burke PhD., ABS Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering


Ashleigh Campbell, Lead Cost Engineer, GE Aviation


Barbara Dutton-Weingarten, CEO, Green Framework LLC


Jeffrey Flumigan, Director, North Atlantic Gateway, U.S. Dept. of Transportation Maritime Administration


Sergio Garcia, Senior Manager, DNV-GL


Matt Guasco, President, INF Marketing & Logistics


Jess Hurwitz, Senior Advisor, Cortlandt Capital Advisors LLC


Kevin Humphreys, General Manager, Merchant & Gas Carrier Sales, Wartsila N.A.


Mark Kiely, Vice President - Operations, Global Container Terminals, Inc.


Veijo Koumulainen, Counsellor of Trade, Consulate General of Finland


Adam Lomasney, Senior Product Manager, New York City Economic Development Commission


Carleen Lyden Walker, Chief Evolution Officer, SHIPPINGInsight


Roger Matus, Vice President, Global Marketing, Global-Z International Inc.


Richard McClain, Head of North America EBC, First Data Corp.


Anthony Patti, Vice President, Drawbridge Partners LLC


Sal Provenzano, Licensed Insurance Broker, Rand Insurance


Clinton Senkow, Vice President of Partnerships, ShipChain


Fauad Sharif, Co-founder & CEO, CoLoadX Corporation


Kirsi Tikka PhD., Executive Vice President, Global Marine, ABS


Anil Vitarana, Founder/Principal, Cranford Consulting Inc.


Steven Wood, Associate Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, The Research Foundation for SUNY