Seyed Madaeni is one of the world’s foremost experts on developing software to dispatch grid-scale energy storage. For more than a decade, he has used machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to build platforms to optimize the electricity sector, including the world’s leading AI-powered wholesale market bidding software for utility-scale clean energy assets. Before founding Verse, Seyed served as the Chief Digital Officer at Fluence, where he oversaw its digital business unit and the world’s leading AI-powered wholesale market bidding software for utility-scale clean energy assets. Seyed was instrumental in growing Fluence’s renewable portfolio to over 10GW and played a central role in the company's successful $5B+ IPO. Earlier in his career, Seyed was the CEO of AMS, where he pioneered a flagship market bidding product that eventually led to the company's acquisition by Fluence. Seyed also contributed significantly to Tesla, SolarCity and PG&E, providing technical oversight for several groundbreaking wholesale market-facing software applications. Seyed holds a BS and MS in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, as well as a PhD in Systems Engineering (Operations Research) from Ohio State University.