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Meet the TSi Leadership Team


Founder / CEO

Tim Taylor is an internationally recognized and awarded ocean explorer, advocate, and founder of Tiburon Subsea. He has spent over thirty years in the marine industry advancing innovative diving technologies within the scientific, archaeological, and oceanographic fields. He has been profiled in the London Financial Times, The New York Times, and Bloomberg News, and he appears regularly on FOX, CNBC, BBC, CBC, and CNN as an ocean technology and robotics expert.


Founder / Advisor

Dr. Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Explorer in Residence, has been called a Living Legend by the Library of Congress and First Hero for the Planet by Time Magazine. She is an oceanographer, explorer, author, and lecturer with experience as a field research scientist, government official, and director for corporations and non-profits including the Kerr McGee Corp, Dresser, Industries, Oryx Energy, Aspen Institute, Conservation Fund, American Rivers, Mote Marine Lab, Duke University Marine Lab, Rutgers Institute for Marine Science, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, and Ocean Futures.

RB Havens


RB has more than 30 years of engineering and project management experience in marine and industrial environments, ranging from waste to energy power plants to state-of-the-art marine robotics. He has managed 100 employees and tens of millions of dollars in operational, contractual, and capital project budgets. He has logged thousands of hours as the Lead Operator and Maintenance Technician for offshore and inshore geophysics, inspection, and search and recovery projects utilizing ROVs and AUVs.

Matt Watson


After beginning his career as a lawyer, Matt spent more than a decade as a founder and operator of multiple businesses in the industries of e-commerce, logistics, and business consulting. Matt’s companies span multiple States and have received accolades in publications like Kiplinger, Internet Retailer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and others. Matt has a passion for innovation and clean energy, and he believes TSi is an integral part of the transition to ocean renewables.

Tony Lawson


Tony holds a B.S. in Engineering from UC Santa Barbara with additional coursework in Mechanical Design, Ocean Structures, and Marine Vessels. He worked as a senior mechanical engineer for a leading ROV manufacturer and has been responsible for a wide range of projects including manned submersibles, nuclear inspection systems, and submersible rescue systems.

The USS Grunion. Image provided courtesy of Tim Taylor and The Lost 52 Project.