We believe in a future powered by clean, sustainable energy.

The energy transition is really
a metal transition.

Current extractive metallurgical processes are energy intensive, relying heavily on fossil fuels, such as coal and natural gas. These processes are not only bad for the environment, they’re also inefficient. Maverick is changing that.

Meet our Founders

Eric Herrera CEO


Eric Herrera

Eric Herrera, CEO

Our CEO and Co-Founder, Eric, is a seasoned synthetic biologist. Eric previously worked at Oak Ridge National Institute for Science Education at the US Army Medical Research Institute for Chemical Defense researching enzymology. He also studied environmental toxicology in Mexico and Ghana. Eric is passionate about bringing biotech solutions to industry to reduce costs and complexity of industrial systems. He also studied anthropology — ask him about the lost temple he found!

Jesse Evans COO


Jesse Evans

Jesse Evans, COO

Our COO and Co-Founder, Jesse, is a seasoned entrepreneur who has worked at several startups in operations and business development. He is a solution finder with a passion for climate tech. He has a diverse background previously studying finance, environmental science, geology, and music. Jesse is an avid traveler and SCUBA diver.

Our Advisors

Esther Kim

Esther Kim

Synthetic Biologist

James Ingraffia

Lithium Economic Geologist
Javier Gonzalez

Javier Gonzalez

Industrial Engineer