Our Mission

Grillo is a social enterprise that wants to make the world safer from earthquakes. We mix science, technology and passion to develop our solutions.

We are grateful to our sponsors who have helped us along this journey:

Core Grillo Team

Our team is ambitious, passionate and collaborative. Grillo has PhD scientists, IoT hackers, data-obsessed engineers, and more. The mix of academia and business encourages everyone to work closely together and aim high.

Andres Meira

CEO, FOUNDER

Andy created Grillo following years of living and working in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Previously he worked for the Clinton Foundation delivering important humanitarian projects, and has also worked in India, Malawi, and the UK. Andy founded Grillo to protect his family from earthquakes when he moved to Mexico City. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a recipient of the Gifted Citizen Award, and his projects have been widely published.

Luis Rodriguez

HEAD OF SEISMOLOGY

Luis Rodríguez-Abreu has a PhD from the UME Graduate School in Pavia, Italy. He has experience in seismic source characterisation, seismic modelling, early warning systems and hazard modelling, strong motion analysis. Previously he worked for the Global Earthquake Model Foundation, as well as the national Seismological Service in Mexico. Luis joined Grillo because he wanted to be part of an initiative that has an impact in the world saving lives, reducing vulnerability and increase awareness of earthquakes based on state-of-art applied science.

Michael Allman

HEAD OF DATA SCIENCE

Michael specializes in Big Data and machine learning, converting vast amounts of sensor data to actionable events. He is from London, England, and obtained a PhD in Mathematics from Warwick University. Michael enjoys the dynamic, interdisciplinary environment at Grillo and the opportunity to work with highly talented colleagues towards making a positive impact around the world.

Anahi Becerril

MEXICO SEISMIC NETWORK MANAGER

Anahi is a graduate of the Geophysics course in UNAM, one of Latin America's best universities. Anahi is passionate about earthquakes and saving lives, and has helped plan, deploy and maintain Grillo's seismic networks.

Felipe Valdivia

GRILLO CHILE COUNTRY MANAGER

Felipe is an engineer with 14 years of experience in electronic security systems including IoT devices. Previously Felipe founded ‘Community Surveillance’, an emergency communication solution for neighbors and businesses, and also ‘MDS Security’ for municipalities, industries and retail. Felipe also wants to make a difference in his home country, Chile.

Gary Hattem

BOARD CHAIRMAN

Gary Hattem is an independent adviser to non-profits/NGOs, corporations, and social enterprises with a specialization in community development, impact investing, corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Mr. Hattem held the position of Managing Director at Deutsche Bank and headed the Global Social Finance Group as well as its Americas Foundation until year-end 2016. Mr. Hattem is a recognized leader in the field of private sector investment in distressed communities having pioneered many initiatives and fund structures putting private capital to work for affordable housing, urban regeneration, health, the arts, microfinance and climate.

Karlo Rodriguez

TECHNOLOGY ADVISOR

Karlo is passionate about technology and serves as CTO for Klustera, a leading technology company that uses AI and Big data to improve its customer's insights into their users behaviour. Karlo has supported Grillo and its development since the early days.


Diego Melgar

SCIENCE ADVISOR

Diego is a professor of seismology at the University of Oregon, and also a member of the Shakealert committee for the US Pacific coast. Diego brings experience of modern EEW practices including Machine Learning.



Allen Husker

SCIENCE ADVISOR

Allen is the Head of Seismology at UNAM university in Mexico, a world-leading research institute for seismology. Allen has been involved with Grillo since 2014 and helped design its current solution. Previous to Grillo, Allen had worked with the Quake Catcher Network initiative from Stanford University, deploying small seismometers to volunteers around the world for seismic analysis.

Do you hate earthquakes too?

We are always looking for talented software engineers, data scientists, product managers, and other members for our team.

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