Our mission

To help clients achieve their net-zero ambitions by providing the best possible advice and access to environmental markets.

About us

IN A NUTSHELL

Valitera unlocks carbon markets for companies on the pathway to net zero

DEEPER DIVE

Through strategic counsel, efficient execution, and portfolio management, we guide clients through the complexities of environmental markets and support their journey to net zero.

Our global presence ensures we are able to offer round-the-clock assistance and prioritize our clients’ emissions reduction efforts.

Sourcing and trading carbon credits, renewable energy certificates, and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), we create bespoke portfolio solutions for clients that positively impact the planet.

Our story

 We need to reduce our global carbon footprint today. The science is unequivocal. Industries must decarbonize urgently and at scale to prevent irreversible and dangerous global warming. While climate technologies and policy mechanisms continue to advance, carbon markets are a tool that can be accessed today to empower corporates in their last mile to net zero.

But navigating the path to net zero can be daunting. Voluntary and compliance markets are complex and constantly changing, regulation is in flux, the environmental landscape is crowded, and there are clear reputational risks associated with participation as the spotlight on accountability and integrity shines brighter every day.

We’re here to help. Born by a commitment to facilitate the decarbonization of the global economy, our team of experts have joined together to help “pilot” your journey to net-zero. Our goal is to leverage our expertise across all parts of environmental markets to support your understanding of, and access to, markets.

Let’s unlock a sustainable future for all. Founded in 2024, Valitera delivers integrated, market-competitive carbon solutions to help clients reach their environmental goals with confidence while channeling critical finance to impactful climate projects that can help accelerate a net zero world.

What sets us apart

Client-first approach

We offer the best market value and a “white glove” service to empower our clients from strategy to execution. Whether it involves managing contracting, KYC, due diligence, portfolios, or trades, we ensure our clients meet their net-zero goals efficiently and at the highest quality and best value.

The experts’ expert

Our global team has been instrumental in shaping the infrastructure of environmental markets, contributing to the development of leading registries and exchanges. We apply our in-depth industry knowledge to facilitate clients’ understanding of and access to these markets.

Collaborative ethos

Carbon markets are not a zero-sum playing field — with greater liquidity comes increased rewards for all participants. We are firmly committed to helping environmental markets expand responsibly to benefit our clients and partners while helping reduce emissions at scale.

Follow-the-sun model

Our global presence means that we can react quickly to shifting market dynamics and provide a 24/7 service to our clients. From day to night, we are here to service our clients’ every need.

Our team

Our team acts as the expert’s expert. Leveraging our extensive industry networks and deep market insights, we help our clients feel confident in their path to net zero.

Rene Velasquez

Managing Partner
15+ YEARS
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Rene Velasquez

Renowned as the foremost advocate for carbon markets, and a prominent voice within the sector, Rene is dedicated to driving positive impact.


With an unwavering commitment to assisting Valitera's clients in achieving their net-zero ambitions, Rene brings substantial experience and leadership to the forefront.


Before co-founding Valitera, he served as the Head of Global Carbon Markets at CBL, part of Xpansiv, playing a pivotal role in guiding the company to become the largest exchange globally, measured by traded volume. During his tenure, Rene was instrumental in establishing benchmark carbon contracts such as GEO, N-GEO, and C-GEO, traded on CBL's spot market and CME Futures.


Prior to Xpansiv, Rene held leadership roles at First Climate in Sydney and New York. Since 2015, he has been actively involved in capacity building in the aviation sector, preparing clients for CORSIA compliance and guiding multiple airlines towards voluntary carbon-neutral and net-zero commitments. Rene also led the development and operationalization of the Aviation Carbon Exchange (ACE) in partnership with IATA.


Over his career, Rene facilitated the trading of over 300 million tonnes of carbon, surpassing $1 billion in market value, serving clients across enterprise and institutional sectors.


Moreover, Rene is a leading voice in the market, hosting the Carbon Exposure Project podcast featuring conversations with individuals shaping the carbon markets of tomorrow.

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Rene Velasquez

Rene Velasquez

Managing Partner
15+ YEARS
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Renowned as the foremost advocate for carbon markets, and a prominent voice within the sector, Rene is dedicated to driving positive impact.


With an unwavering commitment to assisting Valitera's clients in achieving their net-zero ambitions, Rene brings substantial experience and leadership to the forefront.


Before co-founding Valitera, he served as the Head of Global Carbon Markets at CBL, part of Xpansiv, playing a pivotal role in guiding the company to become the largest exchange globally, measured by traded volume. During his tenure, Rene was instrumental in establishing benchmark carbon contracts such as GEO, N-GEO, and C-GEO, traded on CBL's spot market and CME Futures.


Prior to Xpansiv, Rene held leadership roles at First Climate in Sydney and New York. Since 2015, he has been actively involved in capacity building in the aviation sector, preparing clients for CORSIA compliance and guiding multiple airlines towards voluntary carbon-neutral and net-zero commitments. Rene also led the development and operationalization of the Aviation Carbon Exchange (ACE) in partnership with IATA.


Over his career, Rene facilitated the trading of over 300 million tonnes of carbon, surpassing $1 billion in market value, serving clients across enterprise and institutional sectors.


Moreover, Rene is a leading voice in the market, hosting the Carbon Exposure Project podcast featuring conversations with individuals shaping the carbon markets of tomorrow.

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Nick D’Alleva

Founding Partner
20+ YEARS
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Nick D’Alleva

With over two decades of leadership expertise, Nick is a pivotal figure in environmental commodity markets.


Before co-founding Valitera, Nick spearheaded CFS, Xpansiv's Advisory and Execution desk, establishing it as a premier desk in the market. His remarkable journey includes a significant tenure as Managing Director of APX, Inc., where he guided the VCS registry business to unprecedented success. Under his leadership, APX achieved global prominence in environmental markets registries, surpassing competitors and becoming the exclusive provider for Verra, the leading standard in carbon markets. In a strategic move, Xpansiv acquired APX in 2022, solidifying its position as a market leader.


Nick's impact extends beyond APX and Xpansiv; he previously served as Vice President of Operations at Marsh & McLennan, where he managed the Core Data Entity Team, fostering collaboration between business owners and technology teams to address data requirements.


Renowned for his expertise, Nick is universally respected in the market, earning the moniker "the expert's expert." His visionary leadership and transformative impact have indelibly shaped environmental markets, making him an invaluable asset to Valitera.

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Nick D’Alleva

Nick D’Alleva

Founding Partner
20+ YEARS
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With over two decades of leadership expertise, Nick is a pivotal figure in environmental commodity markets.


Before co-founding Valitera, Nick spearheaded CFS, Xpansiv's Advisory and Execution desk, establishing it as a premier desk in the market. His remarkable journey includes a significant tenure as Managing Director of APX, Inc., where he guided the VCS registry business to unprecedented success. Under his leadership, APX achieved global prominence in environmental markets registries, surpassing competitors and becoming the exclusive provider for Verra, the leading standard in carbon markets. In a strategic move, Xpansiv acquired APX in 2022, solidifying its position as a market leader.


Nick's impact extends beyond APX and Xpansiv; he previously served as Vice President of Operations at Marsh & McLennan, where he managed the Core Data Entity Team, fostering collaboration between business owners and technology teams to address data requirements.


Renowned for his expertise, Nick is universally respected in the market, earning the moniker "the expert's expert." His visionary leadership and transformative impact have indelibly shaped environmental markets, making him an invaluable asset to Valitera.

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Vincent Verweij

Partner
5+ YEARS
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Vincent Verweij

Vincent has swiftly established himself as a top performer in the industry. Starting at China Carbon, he excelled in sales and trading.

Joining CBL in 2020, he contributed to a remarkable 400% increase in traded volume YoY. Transitioning to CFS, Xpansiv's Advisory and Execution desk arm in 2021, he focused on the sell side, serving major corporate and institutional buy side clients. In his meteoric career, Vincent traded over 75 million tonnes of carbon.


As the Co-founder and Co-Head of Carbon Markets at Valitera, Vincent leads EU operations from Amsterdam. Recognized as a future leader, he, alongside Matt Udberg, co-heads Valitera's trading division, dedicated to shaping the future of environmental markets. Passionate about leveraging carbon finance for meaningful emissions reductions, Vincent is a driving force steering environmental markets toward Net Zero.

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Vincent Verweij

Vincent Verweij

Partner
5+ YEARS
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Vincent has swiftly established himself as a top performer in the industry. Starting at China Carbon, he excelled in sales and trading.

Joining CBL in 2020, he contributed to a remarkable 400% increase in traded volume YoY. Transitioning to CFS, Xpansiv's Advisory and Execution desk arm in 2021, he focused on the sell side, serving major corporate and institutional buy side clients. In his meteoric career, Vincent traded over 75 million tonnes of carbon.


As the Co-founder and Co-Head of Carbon Markets at Valitera, Vincent leads EU operations from Amsterdam. Recognized as a future leader, he, alongside Matt Udberg, co-heads Valitera's trading division, dedicated to shaping the future of environmental markets. Passionate about leveraging carbon finance for meaningful emissions reductions, Vincent is a driving force steering environmental markets toward Net Zero.

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Matt Udberg

Partner
5+ YEARS
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Matt Udberg

As the former head of ICAP's voluntary carbon operation, Matt Udberg created a global business working across physical and futures markets with teams in London, Singapore, and New York. Under Matt’s leadership, ICAP became the largest inter-dealer brokerage in the voluntary carbon space, forging key alliances with major industry players.

Prior to ICAP, Matt played a pivotal role at TFS Green, now CORE Markets, in Australia trading renewable certificates and ACCUs, contributing to the team's repeated wins of Environmental Finance Magazine's Best Broker Award.  Matt is also known for offering insightful market perspectives and frequently quoted in industry publications like Quantum Commodity Intelligence (QCI) and Carbon Pulse.

Thanks to his innovative trading strategies and wide knowledge of environmental products, Matt has cemented his role as a vital asset to Valitera's vision.  Currently, Matt leads Valitera’s UK operations from London. In collaboration with Vincent Verweij, he serves Valitera as Co-Head of Carbon Markets, reinforcing their commitment to shaping the future of environmental commodity markets.

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Matt Udberg

Matt Udberg

Partner
5+ YEARS
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As the former head of ICAP's voluntary carbon operation, Matt Udberg created a global business working across physical and futures markets with teams in London, Singapore, and New York. Under Matt’s leadership, ICAP became the largest inter-dealer brokerage in the voluntary carbon space, forging key alliances with major industry players.

Prior to ICAP, Matt played a pivotal role at TFS Green, now CORE Markets, in Australia trading renewable certificates and ACCUs, contributing to the team's repeated wins of Environmental Finance Magazine's Best Broker Award.  Matt is also known for offering insightful market perspectives and frequently quoted in industry publications like Quantum Commodity Intelligence (QCI) and Carbon Pulse.

Thanks to his innovative trading strategies and wide knowledge of environmental products, Matt has cemented his role as a vital asset to Valitera's vision.  Currently, Matt leads Valitera’s UK operations from London. In collaboration with Vincent Verweij, he serves Valitera as Co-Head of Carbon Markets, reinforcing their commitment to shaping the future of environmental commodity markets.

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Tatiana Feuerhahn

Senior Associate
5+ years
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Tatiana Feuerhahn

As the former lead for the development of Delta Air Line's regulatory and voluntary offsetting strategy and carbon offsetting program, Tatiana was responsible for the procurement and management of a portfolio of 40M+ credits.

 

Tatiana has a wealth of knowledge in aviation sustainability best-practice and expertise with CORSIA, the LEAF Coalition, SBTi BVCM, EU ETS, and UK ETS. In addition to having represented Delta in ICAO's working group focused on CORSIA compliance, Tatiana developed sustainability standards for the SkyTeam Alliance and supported Delta's partner airlines' sustainability initiatives.

As Valitera's Senior Associate, Tatiana is responsible for the aviation advisory practice and supports our corporate clients on their journeys to net zero.

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Tatiana Feuerhahn

Tatiana Feuerhahn

Senior Associate
5+ years
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As the former lead for the development of Delta Air Line's regulatory and voluntary offsetting strategy and carbon offsetting program, Tatiana was responsible for the procurement and management of a portfolio of 40M+ credits.

 

Tatiana has a wealth of knowledge in aviation sustainability best-practice and expertise with CORSIA, the LEAF Coalition, SBTi BVCM, EU ETS, and UK ETS. In addition to having represented Delta in ICAO's working group focused on CORSIA compliance, Tatiana developed sustainability standards for the SkyTeam Alliance and supported Delta's partner airlines' sustainability initiatives.

As Valitera's Senior Associate, Tatiana is responsible for the aviation advisory practice and supports our corporate clients on their journeys to net zero.

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May 22, 2024
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Valitera hires former Delta Air Lines Carbon Lead as Senior Associate

Valitera appoints Tatiana Feuerhahn, carbon credit and corporate sustainability specialist, as Senior Associate to support Valitera’s aviation advisory vertical.

Tatiana Feuerhahn
May 15, 2024
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Empowering Businesses for a Greener Future

Insights into the Voluntary Carbon Market and Financial Sector’s Role in Climate Action

Matt Udberg
Apr 15, 2024
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Introducing Valitera

An open letter from the Valitera team.

Rene Velasquez

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