Chris Macek, CEO
Chris was founder and CEO of Relyon Media, which has been in operation from 1998 to 2016. Relyon developed large-scale software applications for US-based government projects, universities and the World Bank. Chris has been a software developer since the early 1980s, when he learned to develop applications on Radio Shack’s TRS-80 computer. In the 1990s, Chris started to see how large-scale database-driven applications often required data analysts to interpret their results and help businesses understand who needed to do what, based on data. He has brought graceful user experiences to applications ranging from the World Bank’s E&S Toolkit to SystemOne’s Aspect software. Chris earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Middlebury College, and his Master’s degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Doug McVey, Chief Financial Officer
After graduating from college, Doug worked as an environmental engineer cleaning up and revitalizing contaminated properties at Environmental Compliance Services (ECS), Inc. While there, he earned an MBA and shifted his focus to operations: establishing scalable project and business management tools, developing sound financial controls, and honing business models for ECS's expanding business lines. He became Chief Financial Officer and formulated equity liquidity plans for shareholders and equity incentive plans for management. He established a financing subsidiary that provided the parent company a strategic competitive advantage in a high margin niche of the consulting industry. After guiding the growing firm through several successful acquisitions, helping it become a 250-employee firm with $45M in annual revenues, Doug facilitated the acquisition of ECS in October 2016. Doug holds a BA in Environmental Policy and a BS in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University and an MBA from The University of Massachusetts. He lives in Williamsburg, MA, with his wife, twin sons, daughter and her two enormous orange cats.
Brad Cunningham, Chief Operating Officer
Brad Cunningham was the founder of Lucerae Consulting in 2012 - a company focused on information management for infectious diseases and diagnostic connectivity. Brad studied simultaneous undergraduate degrees at university completing a BSc. Information Technology and a BEng. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. His postgraduate MSc. Engineering studies were conducted within BioMedical research group at the University of Witwatersrand; investigating a microfluidic, isothermal amplification system for the detection of HIV targeted at limited-resource settings. He continued to be involved with the University moving into the Molecular Medicine and Hematology Department as a biomedical engineer in the Research Diagnostics Unit before becoming an independent consultant. Brad has spent the bulk of his career consulting to various groups involved in connectivity, diagnostic instrument design, hardware and software development, External Quality Assessment, and the implementation of connected diagnostic systems in Africa. Brad currently resides in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Nawazesh Irani, Director, Customer Experience
Nawazesh brings over 15 years of experience in the Customer Service function in varied domains such as FMCG, Travel, and RTE. A highly-skilled and forward-thinking leader, Nawazesh has successfully driven customer service initiatives and campaigns across various companies, including Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, and Thomas Cook. Her expertise lies in enhancing customer service strategies, innovating new processes, and managing overall functionality to maximize customer experience, retention, and growth. She has become adept at overseeing a wide variety of responsibilities to optimize customer success while demonstrating a steadfast commitment to coaching, mentoring, and leading high-performance teams. Nawazesh currently resides in Mumbai, India.