the marsoft team
Paul Eckbo is the founder and Chairman of the Marsoft Group. His focus includes fundamental analysis of oil, energy and shipping markets and providing timing and portfolio advice to owners, charterers and investors, shipping and offshore related, real and financial assets and securities. Dr. Eckbo has held senior positions in academia and business and has been extensively involved in global business ventures with responsibility for business development, strategy and corporate finance.
Dr. Eckbo has a B.A. from the Norwegian School of Economics (Bergen) and a Ph.D. in Management from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
Arlie Sterling is President and co-founder of Marsoft Incorporated. He is responsible for the development and commercialization of Marsoft’s decision support, risk management, and credit rating services. Dr. Sterling advises shipowners, investors and financial institutions regarding the development and execution of effective investment, chartering and risk management strategy.
Recently, he has been involved in the implementation of Basel II credit rating system for several major ship finance institutions.
Dr. Sterling has an S.B. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.S. from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. in Applied Economics (concentration in finance and macroeconomics) from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Belinda Adye is a partner and joined Marsoft Inc. in 1990. She is responsible for sales in Europe and is the head of Marsoft’s London office.
Mrs. Adye has a BA Hons in French and Italian from University College London. Prior to working at Marsoft, Mrs. Adye had experience in teaching, PR and theatre.
Costas S Bardjis,
Costas Bardjis is a partner and joined Marsoft Inc. in 1986. He has directed numerous projects at Marsoft, with his most recent focus on the liner and containership markets and credit rating.
He holds a diploma in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering form the National Technical University of Athens, a M.S. in Ocean Systems Management from MIT, and has completed his studies for a Ph.D. in Corporate Strategy and Shipping Economics in the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
Kevin Hazel is a Marsoft Inc. partner and joined Marsoft in 1989. Prior to joining Marsoft, Mr. Hazel was an investment analyst in the financial services industry.
Mr. Hazel has an S.B. in Management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and an M.A. in Economics from Boston University.
His most recent assignments include: Analysis of worldwide refinery capacity and the impact on the product tanker market; Development of the steel and energy industries and their impact on the dry bulk markets; Projecting future trade developments in China and Russia (for last year’s IRM course).
Nikolay Koumpikov, Associate Partner
Nikolay Koumpikov works as a Software Architect and a Senior Software Engineer, contributing to the Marsoft software products, since joining the Marsoft team in 2003. Prior to this he worked as a Navigating Officer on bulkers, containerships, and multi-purpose ships.
Mr. Koumpikov has a Master in Electrical Engineering and a Master in Maritime Navigation from the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy, Bulgaria. He also holds a Master in Information Technology from Harvard University.
Aditya Trivedi is a Senior Tanker Analyst, and joined the Marsoft Team in 2019.
After studying BS Nautical Technology from BITS, Pilani in India, he joined the sea as a deck cadet and worked as a Navigating Officer onboard liquefied gas carriers and containerships.
After 8 years at sea, he studied full-time MBA at the Cass Business School in London, and subsequently, worked at several maritime research companies mainly developing models and reports for product tankers and providing credit reports for owners, charterers, oil majors and bunker suppliers.
Hauke L. Kite-Powell is Senior Analyst for liquid gas shipping at Marsoft, focusing on the LNG and LPG tanker markets and trades.
He holds degrees in naval architecture (B.S), technology and policy (M.S.), and ocean systems management (M.S. and Ph.D.) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Kite-Powell also holds appointments as Research Specialist at the Marine Policy Center of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Lecturer at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
Diane Beauregard joined Marsoft in 2021 and is responsible for Administration, Finance and Human Resources. She has 30+ years’ experience in the high-tech industry, with a focus in software and services, and has held positions as Revenue Manager, Internal Auditor and Group Controller. Prior to joining Marsoft, Ms. Beauregard was the Director of Accounting/Finance and Human Resources for CST of America. She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Boston University.
Sr Financial Analyst
John Moulopoulos is a senior financial analyst and joined Marsoft in 2021. His professional background includes investment banking and financial advisory work, advisory to shipping investments and ship manning services, as well as securities trading. He hails from a long standing Hellenic shipping family focused on the drybulk and tanker segments. Mr Moulopoulos holds a Master’s degree in Financial Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, both from the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor.