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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.

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 MAcLeod

Chief Operating Officer and Board Member

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.

Chief Operating Officer and Board Member

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.

john landry

VP Operations

With over 27 years of executive management experience, John brings extensive knowledge and expertise in customer service, sales management, and operations. In his role as Vice President of Operations at Greenlight Analytical, he will apply his skills to enhance our marketing and customer operations, ensuring seamless processes that drive customer satisfaction and business growth.

John is dedicated to creating exceptional and memorable experiences that exceed client expectations and foster long-term relationships. By joining our high-performing team, he will introduce best practices and processes, leverage data and insights, and collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders to deliver unparalleled value and impact for our clients and the company.

VP Operations

With over 27 years of executive management experience, John brings extensive knowledge and expertise in customer service, sales management, and operations. In his role as Vice President of Operations at Greenlight Analytical, he will apply his skills to enhance our marketing and customer operations, ensuring seamless processes that drive customer satisfaction and business growth.

John is dedicated to creating exceptional and memorable experiences that exceed client expectations and foster long-term relationships. By joining our high-performing team, he will introduce best practices and processes, leverage data and insights, and collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders to deliver unparalleled value and impact for our clients and the company.

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.

LAITH HIJAZI

Instrumentation Specialist

Laith is a versatile professional with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Dalhousie University and an IT Web Programming Diploma from NSCC. With a foundation in scientific inquiry and two years of experience in UI/UX design, Laith seamlessly integrates his expertise to drive innovation. Laith excels in developing intuitive interfaces and software solutions that blend functionality with aesthetics, leveraging his analytical mindset and programming proficiency to tackle complex challenges across various domains.

Instrumentation Specialist

Laith is a versatile professional with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Dalhousie University and an IT Web Programming Diploma from NSCC. With a foundation in scientific inquiry and two years of experience in UI/UX design, Laith seamlessly integrates his expertise to drive innovation. Laith excels in developing intuitive interfaces and software solutions that blend functionality with aesthetics, leveraging his analytical mindset and programming proficiency to tackle complex challenges across various domains.

Luke murphy

Senior Chemist

Dr. Luke Murphy is a Senior Chemist for Greenlight Analytical. Luke has over 10 years of experience in chemical research settings both in academia and in the pharmaceutical industry, during which time he gained experience with a plethora of analytical instrumentation. His academic research interests were focused on green chemistry and the chemistry of carbon dioxide. His educational background includes both a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Saint Mary’s University as well as a Ph.D. in chemistry from Dalhousie University

Senior Chemist

Greenlight Analytical Senior Chemist Luke Murphy

Dr. Luke Murphy is a Senior Chemist for Greenlight Analytical. Luke has over 10 years of experience in chemical research settings both in academia and in the pharmaceutical industry, during which time he gained experience with a plethora of analytical instrumentation. His academic research interests were focused on green chemistry and the chemistry of carbon dioxide. His educational background includes both a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Saint Mary’s University as well as a Ph.D. in chemistry from Dalhousie University

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, and technical publications. Nicole is also an experienced conference organizer.  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 Coordinator

Nicole Wylde is an accomplished marketing and communications professional with extensive experience in media relations, technical writing and editing, corporate branding, and technical publications. Nicole is also an experienced conference organizer.  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. 

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. 

ryan johnson

Computer Science Intern

Ryan is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration at Montana State University. His background includes roles as a Teaching Assistant and IT Intern, showcasing his technical expertise and dedication.

Computer Science Intern

Ryan is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration at Montana State University. His background includes roles as a Teaching Assistant and IT Intern, showcasing his technical expertise and dedication.

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.

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.

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