BEN BOWIE - PARTNER
Ben has been a partner with TMP Systems since 2014. He currently leads the company's carbon pricing research, as well as our initiative to quantify and manage ESG risks in emerging markets.
Since joining in 2012, he has completed a review of options for enterprise-anchored energy production in rural areas of emerging market economies; an evaluation of shared service models for Indonesian geothermal development; and contributed to our key sustainable land use initiatives, including The Landscape Fund and Dryad.
Previously, he was an independent consultant for a range of institutions including the ODI, the European Commission and companies in the extractive industries. Among other notable achievements, he conducted an analysis in 2010 which correctly predicted that "peak oil" would subside due to improvements in extraction technology.
Ben lives in London and received his MSc in Asian Politics from SOAS, University of London and his BA in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University.
GORDON KUMMEL - CHIEF OF TECHNOLOGY
Gordon is our Chief of Technology and has more than 25 years of experience in quantitative finance.
He is best known for his work building software tools for commodity analysis J. Peter Steidlmayer, the inventor of the widely used Market Profile display format. These tools are still used by futures traders more than two decades after their creation in the 1990s.
Gordon’s other development projects have run the gamut of financial market infrastructure. He has developed order management, clearing and automated trading systems, and also has wide-ranging experience in the deployment of complex hardware environments. He lives in Chicago and has a B.S. in Computer Science from DePaul University.
LOU MUNDEN - FOUNDER
Lou is TMP Systems' founder. Since 2009, he has invented each of the company's asset management solutions, which is the practice he oversees.
Additionally, he has created numerous systems for our work on climate, ecosystems and economic development. This list includes systems for securitization of sustainable agriculture and forestry credit, quantitative analysis of ESG risks and performance-based investment of development assistance capital.
His 20-year career as an entrepreneur began with a temporary contract from a Web 1.0 start-up (the former Go2Net, now part of InfoSpace) that had just 15 employees. Within two years, he rose to take charge of the company’s sales strategy as it went public and eventually attained a market capitalization in excess of $2.4 billion.
Lou left the Internet industry in 1999 with a passion for complex analytical problems. He spent the subsequent decade as a partner and investor in various private finance ventures, designing algorithmic trading systems and creating structured interest-rate products.
A resident of Hatteras Island, Lou divides his time between the United States, France and the Philippines. He does not have a college education. He is Willie Munden's son.
WILLIE MUNDEN - PARTNER
Willie Munden is responsible for the company's hardware development strategy, including the FMS. He joined in 2013 after more than two decades working as a contractor for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), most of them with Lockheed Martin.
At NASA he worked on spaceflight and laboratory remote sensing infrared, visible and microwave instrument design, development, testing and operation. These designs included low-noise and high sensitivity amplifiers and detectors, analog and digital signal processing and system monitoring electronics.
Willie also has extensive experience developing systems and designs that must operate autonomously in harsh environments including spaceflight low-earth orbits and earth-based marine surroundings. This included instrument system and sub-system engineering, detailed circuit board design and layout, signal processing algorithm development and extensive system and sub-system testing of all designs. He also has 15 years of experience working for defense contractors and marine electronics firms.
Willie lives on Hatteras Island, and has a B.S in electronics engineering from Old Dominion University. He is Lou Munden's father.
SOPHIA MURDAY - PARTNER
Sophia works with our economic development and asset management clients and is responsible for the company's operations. Since joining in 2013, she has worked with Lou Munden to develop a wide range of asset management solutions.
Her previous career was spent in asset management and corporate finance with firms including Henderson Global Investors, UBS and JO Hambro Capital Management. For more than a decade, she worked on valuation and due diligence of project finance deals, primarily in the energy, mining and agribusiness sectors.
Sophia received her MA in Classics from King’s College London and also holds the IMC. She lives in London.