About Us

We believe in a better way

We’re a team of engineers, data scientists and industry veterans dedicated to solving complex challenges in civil infrastructure by using the power of data and AI. The first challenge is to create accurate, automated 3D maps on a large scale to replace the current patchwork of inaccurate, outdated 2D maps and surveys.

“ Our vision is to improve our communities by enabling
the digital transformation of civil infrastructure. ”


Dr . Cam Raufi

CEO and founder

Cam has twelve years of civil engineering and business leadership experience across established companies and startups. Since 2018, he has managed numerous subway and utility capital projects for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Agency and Eversource Energy. In 2017, he served as VP-Business Development for Strayos, a technology startup in the mining and construction industries. From 2011 through 2016, Cam worked as a civil engineer at Bechtel on the design and construction of more than two dozen large scale civil infrastructure and energy projects. In 2021 Cam founded Prezerv to help reduce the enormous harms to communities caused by the current use of outdated, inaccurate maps of civil infrastructure projects. Cam has a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from New York University.


William B. Asher

Bill has advised, mentored and represented technology companies for over 40 years. He was a partner at the Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP law firm in Boston and currently serves on the Boards of Directors of MassVentures, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ strategic venture capital firm, and Social Venture Partners-Boston, a venture philanthropy organization that invests in Boston’s most promising and impactful nonprofits.

Sam DeSimone

Sam is a business advisor and legal counsel to Prezerv. He was a corporate attorney for 34 years, including 19 years as EVP/General Counsel of EarthLink. In private law practice, he represented numerous startup and emerging growth companies.

Dr. Reza Rawassizadeh

Dr. Rawassizadeh is Senior Scientific Advisor at Prezerv. He currently works as an assistant professor in the department of computer science, Metropolitan College, Boston University. His research focuses on advanced machine learning and neural networks, on-device machine learning and robotics. In addition to his academic experience he is also working actively in industry.