Meet The Team

Our team is comprised of leading industry experts in water technology market intelligence, Technology Market Research Analysts and an Environmental Technology Assessment Group (TAG) who enable us to be the premier source of actionable water market intelligence.

Paul O’ Callaghan, M.Sc., B.Sc

Paul O’ Callaghan, M.Sc., B.Sc

Founder and CEO

Water scientist, sustainability thought-leader and documentary producer, Paul O’Callaghan believes the global water crisis can be solved in his lifetime and he is on a mission to help make it happen.

After being awarded a bio-chemistry degree, Paul’s first role was for the Body Shop working alongside the pioneering environmentalist Anita Roddick. Her vision for corporate sustainability was well ahead of its time and Paul worked on a “Living Machine” project designed to purify water naturally.

When volunteering for the World Wildlife Fund in Malaysia, Paul became interested in the relationships between forests and water. After successfully completing a Masters degree in Water Resource Management, he returned to Malaysia to work on a research project that investigated how deforestation was impacting water quality.

Paul’s next role was working for Atkins, one of the leading engineering management consultancies who are renowned for their pioneering approaches to projects. It was while working as an engineering consultant, that Paul first noticed how extraordinarily long it took to get water technologies to market, which gave him the initial idea for BlueTech Research.

BlueTech Research was founded by Paul in 2011, to support technological advancements in water management and help find the solutions needed to provide clean water and safe sanitation. The Intelligence Platform was created to improve the intelligence available on water technologies and their markets, making it easier to identify commercially viable innovation options.

Paul’s latest project is a documentary called “Brave Blue World” which is designed to create more awareness about the solutions that already exist to solve the water crisis. He co-produced this ground-breaking film, which has attracted the involvement on screen of A-list celebrities Matt Damon and Liam Neeson, as well as activist Jaden Smith. Paul has more recently interviewed Matt Damon at Davos 2020 and addressing a live audience of 15,000 people alongside Jaden Smith at Web Summit 2020 in Lisbon.

Paul now divides his time between the BlueTech Research offices in Vancouver and Cork. He works with global Fortune 500 corporates including L’Oréal, Microsoft and PepsiCo on their water strategy policies. He has also recently guest lectured at Harvard and Cambridge Universities.

Paul is currently studying for a PhD in Water Innovation. In his free time, he is a keen pianist and enjoys kayaking, ocean swimming and free diving.

Jeff Guild, MASc.

Jeff Guild, MASc.

VP Business Development & Professional Services

Jeff Guild has a wealth of water industry commercial and technical experience gained from engagements with start-ups, investors and large corporations in the dynamic global water space.
A business strategist and water industry leader who knows how to impact the bottom line, Jeff has advised businesses with wastewater treatment technologies, has led technology acquisition and integration projects, and can structure and negotiate strategic alliances, joint ventures and licensing agreements that leverage an organization's resources.

Jeff has managed technology scale-ups, executed technology commercialization projects, and has held senior process engineering and project management roles in both the municipal and industrial market sectors. He has also assisted clients in making major investment decisions, and was responsible for driving a partnership, licensing arrangement and efficient project execution in the Chinese wastewater treatment market.

Jeff is currently Vice President of Business Development and Professional Services for BlueTech Research. He leads the client relations and market expansion portfolios, and enjoys providing corporate foresight to support the needs of BlueTech members.

Jeff earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Bio-Resource Engineering and a Master of Applied Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He has authored several published papers, has delivered numerous presentations at water and wastewater conferences, and made significant contributions as a co-author for the Humana Press "Handbook of Environmental Engineering" series.

Technology Assessment Group

Our Technology Assessment Group (TAG) is an unrivalled source of water technology market expertise, comprising leading international experts with deep domain expertise in specific areas. Each Technology Assessment Group (TAG) Member has a specialist area of expertise in the water sector.

BlueTech Research Team