TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumina, a risk sensing and predictive analytics company, announced today that Albert Narvades has joined the company as chief financial officer. Narvades' career spans nearly 25 years in finance and accounting, with broad leadership experience in the software and technology industries.
"Al has an impressive track record working with Fortune 1000 and Fortune 100 companies as well as with companies that are in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. This experience, combined with his background in software and technology, make him an excellent addition to the expanding Lumina team," said Allan Martin, CEO of Lumina.
Narvades most recently served as chief financial officer at Jagged Peak, where he was head of all finance, business intelligence, legal, insurance and day-to-day human resources of the Software as a Service (SaaS) technology company. Prior to that he served as controller for BP's alternative energy group/biofuels in Tampa. There he led accounting, finance and treasury functions.
"Lumina is a pioneer in the predictive analytics space. Our technologies will help save lives, protect communities and solve some of the biggest problems society faces," Narvades said. "I'm honored to be a part of the team and join the company at this time of growth and opportunity."
Before joining BP, Narvades held a variety of roles with Walter Energy, Inc. (formerly Walter Industries) and its spin-off Walter Investment, including serving as vice president of finance, capital markets focused on structured finance transactions related to securitizations. Narvades began his career with Ernst & Young in 1994 and served in various roles including Audit Manager. He holds both Bachelor of Science and Master degrees in Accounting from the University of Florida, and has been a certified public accountant since 1995.
"In addition to welcoming Al to the team, we are also excited to announce that we have opened our Washington, DC office, with a focus on opportunities in the government contracting space," Martin said.
"We have opened 2019 with tremendous momentum and are well-positioned to deliver on our strategic growth plan as the year progresses," he added, noting that earlier this month, Jill Kermes had joined the company as its senior vice president for communications.
Lumina is a Tampa based, risk sensing intelligence firm. The company provides data aggregation and analytics services to corporate and government clients throughout the United States. Its focus is on the aggregation of external, publicly available data for risk sensing intelligence. Lumina uses proprietary machine learning algorithms to address certain risks within healthcare, financial services, defense, corporate and national security. The company was founded by serial entrepreneurs Dr. Morten Middelfart (Lumina's Chief Data Scientist) and Allan Martin (Lumina's CEO).