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Dr. James Wylde

President & CEO

Greenlight Analytical's President & CEO, Dr. James WyldeDr. James Wylde is an experienced team leader and program manager. Most recently, he was the Manager for Business Development at Bubble Technology Industries in Chalk River, Ontario, a company specializing in radiation detection instrumentation. Prior to that, he was the Vice President for Business Development at 1st Detect Corp., a spin-out company in Houston TX commercializing a line of mass spectrometer products based on technology from the space program.

He has cultivated and managed teams including program & project management, sales & marketing, and applications chemistry. He has extensive experience building teams and leading projects which resulted in bringing successful new products to market for both small and large companies. He received his Ph.D. from Dalhousie University, Masc from the University of Toronto, and BEng from the Technical University of Nova Scotia.

Greenlight Analytical's President & CEO, Dr. James Wylde
President & CEO

Dr. James Wylde is an experienced team leader and program manager. Most recently, he was the Manager for Business Development at Bubble Technology Industries in Chalk River, Ontario, a company specializing in radiation detection instrumentation. Prior to that, he was the Vice President for Business Development at 1st Detect Corp., a spin-out company in Houston TX commercializing a line of mass spectrometer products based on technology from the space program.

He has cultivated and managed teams including program & project management, sales & marketing, and applications chemistry. He has extensive experience building teams and leading projects which resulted in bringing successful new products to market for both small and large companies. He received his Ph.D. from Dalhousie University, Masc from the University of Toronto, and BEng from the Technical University of Nova Scotia.

David Rafferty

Chief Technical Officer

Mr. Rafferty has over 20 years of experience developing novel chemical detection and analysis instrumentation, leading research and development teams to bring several world-class mass spectrometry-based products to the market for a wide variety of industries including the safety and security sector, petrochemical, semiconductor, food and beverage, healthcare, and aerospace industries. Most recently, he served as President and Chief Technology Officer at 1st Detect Corporation for 15 years developing and delivering mass spectrometry technologies and products into field portable applications, including an aerospace grade, handheld mass spectrometer for use by astronauts on extravehicular activities outside of the International Space Station. He holds over 25 patents in mass spectrometry, thermal desorption, sample collection, low-power electronics, and ion optics. Mr. Rafferty is frequently an invited speaker at international instrumentation conferences and focused symposia on portable and harsh environment mass spectrometry


Chief Technical Officer

Mr. Rafferty has over 20 years of experience developing novel chemical detection and analysis instrumentation, leading research and development teams to bring several world-class mass spectrometry-based products to the market for a wide variety of industries including the safety and security sector, petrochemical, semiconductor, food and beverage, healthcare, and aerospace industries. Most recently, he served as President and Chief Technology Officer at 1st Detect Corporation for 15 years developing and delivering mass spectrometry technologies and products into field portable applications, including an aerospace grade, handheld mass spectrometer for use by astronauts on extravehicular activities outside of the International Space Station. He holds over 25 patents in mass spectrometry, thermal desorption, sample collection, low-power electronics, and ion optics. Mr. Rafferty is frequently an invited speaker at international instrumentation conferences and focused symposia on portable and harsh environment mass spectrometry.

Darren McLeod

Chief Commercial Officer

Greenlight Analytical's CCO, Darren Macleod
Darren MacLeod is a highly accomplished entrepreneur with a track record of success in the technology industry. He most recently co-founded and built Social Navigator Inc (a SAAS company) from concept to market acceptance with minimal cash burn to over $11M ARR and ~$100M valuation. Before this, he was part of the Radian6 team, a social media monitoring platform for marketers to gain real-time insights into customer sentiment regarding their products. In 2011, Salesforce acquired Radian6 for ~$350M.
 
He has a demonstrated ability to lead hyper-growth initiatives in emerging markets, showcasing his competence in steering product market fit while achieving key performance indicators (KPIs) that support growth capital investment, resulting in correspondingly increasing enterprise value. His academic background includes a business degree from Acadia University, with majors in Accounting and Finance.



Greenlight Analytical's CCO, Darren Macleod
Chief Commercial Officer

Darren McLeod is a seasoned entrepreneur with several successful exits.

Josh Elbaum

Chief Marketing Officer

Greenlight Analytical's CMO, Josh ElbaumJosh joins us with over 20 years in successful revenue-generating marketing & branding campaigns, product releases, multimedia content creation, implementation, events, team management, and client relations. As VP of Marketing or Creative Director, he’s led the launch of dozens of products, software tools, and professional services. His campaigns and GTM strategies have brought in well over $70M to date. Having a background in technology, design, inbound & outbound marketing, advertising, along with his project management & continued certifications, make his resourcefulness and unique perspective an immediate asset. Striving for the best, working collaboratively, a thirst for knowledge, & his knack for BD really show how he’s able to build, lead, mentor, & evolve all public facing creative teams.

Greenlight Analytical's CMO, Josh Elbaum
Chief Marketing Officer

Josh joins us with over 20 years in successful revenue-generating marketing & branding campaigns, product releases, multimedia content creation, implementation, events, team management, and client relations. As VP of Marketing or Creative Director, he’s led the launch of dozens of products, software tools, and professional services. His campaigns and GTM strategies have brought in well over $70M to date. Having a background in technology, design, inbound & outbound marketing, advertising, along with his project management & continued certifications, make his resourcefulness and unique perspective an immediate asset. Striving for the best, working collaboratively, a thirst for knowledge, & his knack for BD really show how he’s able to build, lead, mentor, & evolve all public facing creative teams.

Warren Stevens

CFO (Acting)

Warren is acting CFO for Greenlight Analytical through BDO Canada LLP. Warren has 10 years experience in complete overview and management of finance function for clients, helping companies get funding (Equity/Government), strategic planning and change management at the executive level, building accounting and finance systems and processes for start-ups.


CFO (Acting)

Warren is acting CFO for Greenlight Analytical through BDO Canada LLP. Warren has 10 years experience in complete overview and management of finance function for clients, helping companies get funding (Equity/Government), strategic planning and change management at the executive level, building accounting and finance systems and processes for start-ups.

Nicole Wylde

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Nicole Wylde is an accomplished marketing and communications professional with extensive experience in media relations, technical writing and editing, corporate branding, graphics, and technical publications. Nicole is also experienced in organizing and facilitating international micro and nanotechnology commercialization conferences. In her most recent role with the Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Education Foundation (MANCEF), a membership driven not-for-profit, she successfully organized local and international conferences across Canada, the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Australia. She managed a network of over 1000 members, 50 sponsors, corporate members, and industrial partners.


Marketing & Communications

Nicole Wylde is an accomplished marketing and communications professional with extensive experience in media relations, technical writing and editing, corporate branding, graphics, and technical publications. Nicole is also experienced in organizing and facilitating international micro and nanotechnology commercialization conferences. In her most recent role with the Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Education Foundation (MANCEF), a membership driven not-for-profit, she successfully organized local and international conferences across Canada, the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Australia. She managed a network of over 1000 members, 50 sponsors, corporate members, and industrial partners.

gillian williams

Business Manager

Greenlight Analytical - Gillian Williams 

Gillian brings 15 years of experience within management and prominent leadership roles, including but not limited to; scheduling, accounts payable / receiving, and payroll management. 

Greenlight Analytical - Gillian Williams

Business Manager
Gillian brings 15 years of experience within management and prominent leadership roles, including but not limited to; scheduling, accounts payable / receiving, and payroll management. 

Advisors

Henry Kay

Advisor

Henry Kay, MS, M.B.A, is an active angel investor and a member of Boston Harbor Angels an Angel investing group in the Boston area. Mr. Kay retired from Boston Scientific in 2006, where he was group Vice President of New Market Development/Strategic Planning, Endosurgery, Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC) Prior to joining BSC, he was based in the UK for 5 years as senior Vice President, sales and Marketing for Allergan Europe, a global eye care company. Henry served on the Boards of several start up health care companies, including Smart Cells (sold to Merck in 2010), Cool Systems (also sold) and Microfluidics, a public company in the equipment space for pharmaceutical manufacture (sold to IDEX in 2010). He currently serves as a board member of Cristcot Medical, Curadel medical, EP Sciences and Cannuflow and as board chair of Covina, a Halifax based startup. Henry works closely with the Canadian Consulate in Boston to mentor several Canadian startups including Salutech, a start up in the AFib space. He is also an advisor to Quthero, a Toronto based company developing products for wound healing.


Advisor

Henry Kay, MS, M.B.A, is an active angel investor and a member of Boston Harbor Angels an Angel investing group in the Boston area. Mr. Kay retired from Boston Scientific in 2006, where he was group Vice President of New Market Development/Strategic Planning, Endosurgery, Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC) Prior to joining BSC, he was based in the UK for 5 years as senior Vice President, sales and Marketing for Allergan Europe, a global eye care company. Henry served on the Boards of several start up health care companies, including Smart Cells (sold to Merck in 2010), Cool Systems (also sold) and Microfluidics, a public company in the equipment space for pharmaceutical manufacture (sold to IDEX in 2010). He currently serves as a board member of Cristcot Medical, Curadel medical, EP Sciences and Cannuflow and as board chair of Covina, a Halifax based startup. Henry works closely with the Canadian Consulate in Boston to mentor several Canadian startups including Salutech, a start up in the AFib space. He is also an advisor to Quthero, a Toronto based company developing products for wound healing.

Jim Trussler

Advisor

20 years as an international tax expert, entrepreneur, C-Suite executive, mentor, advisor and corporate governance expert.


Advisor

20 years as an international tax expert, entrepreneur, C-Suite executive, mentor, advisor and corporate governance expert.

Walter Wylde

Business and Finance Advisor

Mr. Wylde has over 30 years of experience in finance and public administration. His career with the Nova Scotia Department of Finance included Health Services Tax Interpretations and Rulings, Tax Information, and Revenue Enforcement. Mr. Wylde served on the lead harmonization team chaired by the Deputy Minister representing the Nova Scotia Provincial Government to negotiate with New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and the Government of Canada to implement the Harmonized Sales Tax. Mr. Wylde will provide Greenlight Analytical with financial and business operations expertise. In his spare time, Mr. Wylde enjoys gardening, home renovations, and automotive detailing.


Advisor

Mr. Wylde has over 30 years of experience in finance and public administration. His career with the Nova Scotia Department of Finance included Health Services Tax Interpretations and Rulings, Tax Information, and Revenue Enforcement. Mr. Wylde served on the lead harmonization team chaired by the Deputy Minister representing the Nova Scotia Provincial Government to negotiate with New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and the Government of Canada to implement the Harmonized Sales Tax. Mr. Wylde will provide Greenlight Analytical with financial and business operations expertise. In his spare time, Mr. Wylde enjoys gardening, home renovations, and automotive detailing.

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