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Discover The Team

Meet the faces of Lumerate

Abhilash Kurup

Abhilash Kurup

Technical Team Lead

Abhilash hails from India, where he was previously running his own services firm to help startups build minimal viable products and take them to market. To gain an understanding of different cultures and to better understand the global technology landscape, Abhilash packed his bags for Toronto and joined Zymewire shortly after. He hasn’t always spent his time tackling code and building systems - he is formerly a college basketball player. Abhilash is also an avid foodie who can often be found YouTube’ing new recipes and Googling restaurants. Ask him why he knows so much about deer.

Alec de la durantaye

Alec de la Durantaye

Product Marketing Manager

Based in Montreal, Alec jumped straight from McGill's pharmacology program and began his journey with Zymewire's customer acquisition team. Combining his knowledge of the life sciences and business acumen, he spent two years building meaningful relationships across the globe. Now his journey continues as the Product Marketing Manager for Zymewire, hoping to create even more connections by leading with value. Ask him about his golf game!

Ali Babar

Ali Babar

Business Development Manager

Coming from a scientific background, Ali has worked alongside multidisciplinary research teams spanning the fields of psychiatry and chemical engineering, before pivoting towards the advisory and consulting realm in the biotech and pharma space. Now Ali focuses on helping business development & sales teams discover the power of Zymewire. Ask him about his clothing upcycling efforts!

Aliya Ishak

Aliya Ishak

Customer Success Manager

A previous user and raving fan of Zymewire, Aliya’s love for the product led her to want to help other teams be successful in their prospecting efforts. She fell into clinical research having done an undergrad in Biology then a post grad cert in Bioinformatics, and another in Regulatory / Quality Assurance. With 4 years of experience in the space, she is avidly looking for ways to improve customer engagement and ultimately help Zymewire users introduce their pre-clinical and clinical services to Sponsors. Outside of Zymewire, Aliya is a nature person and can be found outside when not binge watching Disney movies or Grey's Anatomy. She was impaled by a sea creature walking the shorelines of Guyana!

Amani Jhinger

Amani Jhinger

Customer Success Manager

Originally from a quintessential village in Gloucestershire, Amani fulfilled her childhood dream and moved to Toronto. She's passionate about solving complex issues with simple solutions and learning how technology can enhance this. Amani graduated with a Bachelors in Decorative Arts and was previously self employed in the food and fashion industry. This taught her the discipline of hard work and dedication, which she strives for in her work and personal life. Amani loves festivals, concerts and traveling the world. Ask her which country she flew to for one night only.

Amarpreet Singh

Amarpreet Singh

Business Development Manager

Having led marketing and sales support operations across different continents and industries, Amar has truly been able to live his passion i.e. building professional and personal relationships that he loves to nurture and cherish. At Zymewire, Amar is focused on improving the probability of success for the sales teams across the pharma and biotech industries, and leading marketing initiatives to ensure maximum visibility. In his free time, he loves to travel and cook for family and friends. Ask him about his crazy travel adventures!

Andrea McGlinchey

Andrea McGlinchey

Data Engineer

Andrea comes from a lab based background, working as a Scientist on serological infectious disease testing and point of care diagnostics. Andrea loves investigating new companies and her previous experience as an internal auditor has given her a keen eye for detail to curate all the latest news for Zymewire users! Andrea has a strong passion for travelling and enjoys experiencing different cultures and cuisines - Ask her the most unusual foods she has tried.

Andrés Mata

Andrés Mata

Senior Software Developer

After 10+ years of experience in big multinational companies, Andrés chose to seek new opportunities and Zymewire proved to be the breath of culturally-awesome, fresh air he was looking for. Passionate about food, games, Japanese culture, and engineering, he is constantly looking for ways of leaving a positive mark on the company and its customers while enjoying his life in sunny Costa Rica. Ask him about the best decision he has ever made!

Andrew Fletcher

Andrew Fletcher

Data Focused Team Lead

With a background in yeast husbandry, Andrew has developed an enduring love for the fermented and funky. So, he was naturally drawn to the all funky cats who make up the Zymewire crew. As a member of the data team, Andrew brews only the freshest feeds with the juiciest news. Ask him about the time he accidentally provided refreshments for dozens of tourists on a glacier in Jasper National Park.

Anne-Marie Bisson

Anne-Marie Bisson

New Market Development Manager, Zebricks

Being a tech and data nerd as well as a huge people person, Anne-Marie loves taking complex solutions and making them seem simple to solve key problems for customers. With a background in the pharmaceutical industry, she can relate to the world that customers live in and help them achieve their maximum sales potential with the use of Zymewire. In her free time, you'll find Anne-Marie out in nature doing any type of outdoor activity possible. Ask her about the 116 acres of land that she recently purchased.

Antonia Crompton

Antonia Crompton

Junior Accountant

Antonia brings her eagerness to learn and thrives on solving the impossible. Her love for numbers enticed her to join the Zymewire Finance team. With her accounting and administrative background, she aims to contribute to its success. You can catch her either spending time with her kids, or binge-watching The Office. Ask her about the first time she brought her daughter to the doctors office as a newborn. #Momoftheyearaward

Bernice Ebata

Bernice Ebata

New Market Development Analyst

Bernice is a creative problem solver with a background in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, and a passion for technology innovation. She is all about exploring the 'new' - whether it's opportunities, experiences, or markets!

Outside of work, you'll likely find Bernice relaxing with a book, coffee in hand or enjoying a 'friendly' board game. Ask her about her ever-growing list of places she'd like to visit and photograph.

Beth Adams

Beth Adams

Chief Operating Officer

A CPA by trade, Beth has brought her passion for people and process, as well as experience at start-ups, non-profits and large corporations located in Toronto, New York and London to her COO role at Zymewire. Beth is excited about helping the company on its growth trajectory, building meaningful financial and operational systems that make sense in light of the company’s customer centric mission. Ask her about her family’s visit to Richard Branson’s Ulusaba Game Reserve in South Africa.

Bilal Ahmed

Bilal Ahmed

Junior Software Developer

With a background in computer science, Bilal is passionate about many aspects of engineering and design, from software architecture to UI and UX. He enjoys learning about cutting-edge technology and dreaming about endless possibilities to make an impact through software. Bilal is thrilled to join the Zymewire crew full-time where he hopes to learn and grow as a developer. Ask him about his love for all things sci-fi!

Byambaa Chimed

Byambaa Chimed

Data Focused Technical Lead

Originally from Mongolia, Byambaa previously worked as a CTO of his own startup that built web and mobile applications for the Mongolian market. To get out of his comfort zone, he earned the Fulbright Scholarship from the US government to pursue his Master's degree in Computer Science with a desire to gain a deeper understanding of machine learning. He moved to Toronto with his family to explore new opportunities and enjoy the multicultural metropolis. He also likes reading anything related to history. Ask him about the time when he was on the Mongolian version of "The 100K drop" and how he failed to answer the question that related to the cartoon character.

Caleb Cook

Caleb Cook

Customer Success Manager

After graduating from university with a degree in english, Caleb started his career working at an advertising agency, eventually moving to a non profit membership association and most recently a software company providing accounting and human resources solutions to the public sector. A big fan of board games, reading, and cooking, his weekends usually are spent enjoying any of the above with friends or family. Ask him about his time growing up on a farm and which of the barnyard animals was his least favorite!

Christiana Awopetu

Christiana Awopetu

Data Analyst

Graduating with a BSc and MSc in Pharmacology and Biomedical Science, Christiana's educational history has been centred on drugs. She has a deep admiration for the drug development process and has spent her early career as a lab scientist researching and testing biological and organic compounds. Based in Manchester, UK, she is part of the Zymewire Data Team. She loves looking for new and fun ways to challenge herself. Ask her about what she likes to do on Monday & Tuesday nights! Or when her cousin is due to give birth (there’ll always be a pregnant one)!

Claudia Fournier

Claudia Fournier

Customer Empowerment Manager

With a background in SaaS sales and marketing, Claudia ensures that every Zapyrus customer's journey is a celebration, not just a transaction. Off the clock, she radiates boundless energy, whether unleashing her prowess in Muay Thai, immersing in Animal Crossing, or indulging in her favorite series and movies, from John Wick's escapades to the drama-filled twists of 90 Day Fiancé to the galactic wonders of Star Wars. Curious about her endeavors beyond the office? Ask about her paw-some attempt at making her pup, Rumour, Instagram famous, her confident math explanation on national TV, and the legendary dog parties hosted by enchanting old ladies in the park. Trust us; it's a tail worth hearing!

Danika Miller-Bouchard

Danika Miller-Bouchard

Director of Sales, Zymewire

Danika spent the early years of her career immersed in sales teams across industries to better understand one thing: What makes them successful. Having found the answer in Zymewire, she spends her days helping business leaders bring a modern approach to their sales growth. Ask her about podcasts!

Danny Shneer

Danny Shneer

Customer Success Manager

With a background in account management, Danny loves working with clients to solve their most pressing problems. Bringing innovation and design thinking to clients has taught him to solve problems with a human-centred and customer-first mindset. Ask him about his favourite runs, rides, and hikes all the world.

Elle Seigel

Elle Seigel

Account Development Representative

Elle joined Lumerate after completing her undergraduate degree in biotechnology at Queens University. She was passionate about innovative science and was interested in business, which drew her to Zymewire - the perfect bridge between the two. Elle is a self-proclaimed foodie. She loves trying new things and exploring new restaurants in the city. Ask her about her about her backpacking adventures!

Elmar Tirtarahardja

Elmar Tirtarahardja

Junior Software Developer

Elmar is warm and sociable, and an impulsive storyteller to a fault. Fond of art, instant noodles, and dancing the Lindy Hop in crowded rooms to roaring 20's jazz (when feasible, of course); he is most known for hosting a biweekly D&D campaign through the pandemic and hopefully, beyond. He came to Zymewire, impressed by its warm culture and interesting work, and is excited to contribute to the team! Ask him about his train trip across Canada with a travel budget of $150, rolling DvDs, and Denny's.

Emily Bastow

Emily Bastow

Accounting Manager

With a degree in Economics and diverse work experience gained in the UK, Emily moved to Canada in 2013 with her young family. She was offered an opportunity to work with Zymewire and has not looked back since! Growing with the Company to now lead the Accounting function, Emily helps to report the financial performance of the business. She is as passionate about fitness as she is about numbers and most of her spare time is spent lifting or moving something! Ask her about when she earned a decent living dressing up as ‘The Gaffer’ from Tetley Tea at the university.

Emily Palmer

Emily Palmer

Customer Success Manager

Emily is an outgoing, smiley person from Yorkshire in England. She is a unique Brit in the fact she loves tea and coffee equally but enjoys any hot drink when shared with friends. Emily is most at home meeting new people with a real fascination for life through others' eyes, learning how people are the way they are and understanding and broadening her knowledge of the world and those within it. A real people person. Ask her about her favourite books.

Evelina Vancevica

Evelina Vancevica

Business Development Manager

After completing a bachelor’s degree in pharmacology and master’s in stratified medicine, Evelina decided to swap an academic lab bench with the biotech industry. She moved to Canada after spending 7 years in Scotland where she was hunting talents and companies. At Zymewire, Evelina is working as a part of the Customer Acquisition team and helps to introduce new customers to the automagical world of Zymewire. In her free time, she loves playing tennis and exploring neighbourhood coffee houses. Ask her what Harry Potter’s and Princess Anne’s go-to drinks are!

EZ Sowmmo

EZ Sowmmo

User Experience Lead

EZ is a visual storyteller. He began with Music & Digital Media Agency and continued for over a decade, focusing on FinTech, Environment, Health and Safety, and Health IT Services industries. In Dhaka, Bangladesh, his home country, he has come a long way to Canada while crafting many digital products and working with design teams across multiple continents.He avidly believes in the power of continuous learning and thrives on creating memorable digital experiences. EZ has been a part of Zymewire even before he knew it through working with one of our clients in Bangladesh! Ask him about what it feels like to live as a digital nomad in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.

Gordon Jessop

Gordon Jessop

Lead Developer

Gordon is a committed professional and inquisitive technologist. Passionate about art (consumption and creation), sports (on and off the pitch|field|rink|course|court|board), travel (to and fro), and technology (analogue and digital), Gordon was intrigued by the cutting edge future-tech powering the Zymewire platform. You can typically find him in the office working on the bits (all 8 of them) of Zymewire. Dedicated to helping accomplish Zymewire's mission of separating a sales signal from the growing noise, and delivering it at the precise time, via the most convenient channel, ask him about his frequent encounters with Captain John.

Gus Freitas

Gus Freitas

Senior Software Developer

Born and raised in Brazil, Gus is a seasoned developer with an engineering background.He loves the intersection between tech and business solutions and is always eager to improve the developer experience. With more than 15 years working in I.T and diverse backgrounds, he has faced everything from complicated legacy projects to greenfield ones. Outside of work, Gus is a curious person and always wants to learn: from a book, people, or whatever it may be. As a nature lover, he's always ready for an adventure! Ask him about his mantra for life.

Ian Hamilton-Burge

Ian Hamilton-Burge

Product Manager

With a background in science and a passion for powerful technologies that improve life and business, Ian was attracted to Zymewire while the company was still in its early stages. Since then, he has worn a range of stylish hats helping users in different data management, customer success, and business development roles. Ian currently pulls on experience from all these buckets to ensure that Lumerate's products are always improving to meet customer needs. Ask him about the time he skied on Mount Doom in New Zealand.

Ivan Mandujano

Ivan Mandujano

Data Specialist

As a Data Specialist, Ivan thrives on teamwork and knowledge. With a science background, he applies his skills to make sense of data.

Outside of work, Ivan adores dogs, reading, dancing and quality time with loved ones. His mission is to excel, ensuring reliability and trustworthiness, and contributing to our collective success. Ask him about that time he got lost riding his motorcycle!

Jacky Ton

Jacky Ton

Software Developer

Jacky comes from an academic background in computer science. With a passion for problem solving, he is excited to join the team and tackle the unique problems Zymewire intends to solve. Ask him anything about the game series Super Smash Bros.

Jason Sierra

Jason Sierra

Customer Success Manager

After pondering questions big and small while completing his Philosophy degree, Jason took his curious mind to the software world to help clients think through their problems. When he’s not playing piano, you might find him at the local hockey rink. Ask him about his childhood at a choir school!

Jenelle Schmidt

Jenelle Schmidt

Data Analyst

Jenelle comes from an R&D background in Biochemistry, having a keen interest in solving problems and discovering new information. When not sifting through data, you'll likely find her exploring in the mountains or doing something creative. Ask her about the cave she visited in New Zealand!

Julia Romero

Julia Romero, PhD

Data Team Manager

Julia comes from an academic background in Biochemistry, having worked in diverse areas across cancer research, environmental toxicology, and environmental consulting before joining the Zymewire team. Some of her passions include environmental conservation, early childhood literacy, and making science accessible, fun, and engaging for kids. Julia loves crafting, sewing, and making new things from recycled materials. Ask her about creating custom piñatas from recycled cardboard and paper!

Kali Jackson

Kali Jackson

Talent & Culture Manager

A former life as a marketing professional had laid the career foundation for Kali’s jump into the realm of People & Culture. From teaching English in Chiapas to immersing herself in the Toronto tech scene, Kali’s favourite parts of her job have always centred around solving problems, helping others, and using her communication skills for good (not evil). Ask her about her adventures in the mountains of central Mexico.

Kevin Saem

Kevin Saem, PhD

Commercial Director, Zapyrus

Kevin is passionate about innovation and solving complex problems. The more complex the challenge, the more he's excited. He spends his days understanding the unmet needs in the MedTech & SaaS industry. Ask him about his early life in Cambodia, minimalism, and photography.

Luis Campos

Luis Campos

Quality Assurance Analyst

Based in sunny San Jose, Costa Rica and with a background in Software Quality Assurance, Luis decided that it was time to stay true to his younger self promises and look for interesting challenges in the tech space which led him to join Zymewire. An avid fan of D&D, The Wheel of Time series and cycling, you can find him roleplaying as a dwarf in weekend DnD campaigns or suffering with his bike through the mountains of Costa Rica Ask him about beers that taste like weird food!

Lucía Serrano

Lucía Serrano

Senior Software Developer

Lucía is an enthusiastic engineer from Costa Rica, in love with all things software, with a passion for music and in particular opera (as a moderately competent mezzo). Her interests (among many others) include cross-stitching, video games, digital illustration, British and Japanese culture, fantasy literature, calligraphy, D&D, and origami. Ask her about the time she was responsible for damage to the Queen's property in Kensington Palace.

Lulu Lin

Lulu Lin

Product Designer, Design Systems

Pivoting from an academic background in marketing, Lulu's passion for technology and design has led her to dive deeper into the creative sphere of product design and human experience. She enjoys work environments where she can collaborate closely with others and is a firm believer in listening with the intent to understand rather than to reply.

When Lulu is not mastering her crafts, you'll likely find her playing games, watching anime, or being outdoors with her camera. Ask her about the time when she ventured into the woods to photograph an albino animal!

Mark Borndahl

Mark Borndahl

VP of Commercial, Zymewire

Throughout Mark's 19 years working in the tech space (9 of which have been spent in SaaS companies), there has been one constant - his passion for ensuring the success of his customers. Outside of work, his life is enhanced by his 3 daughters, his weekly old-timer sports leagues, and his ongoing maintenance and upkeep of his black belt in Jiu Jitsu. Ask him about the time he made up the fact that he has a black belt in Jiu Jitsu.

Melanie Billing

Melanie Billing

Senior Customer Success Manager

With a diverse background in science and software sales and support, Melanie loves to unravel a challenge to help find solutions, ensuring that clients have a top experience and stay connected to progress and growth. Still trying to justify her lifelong love and collection of wrinkly dogs, brightly-coloured running shirts, and MEC adventure gear by spending time out in the elements with them all. She once rescued a stranded group of paddlers and their lost Kevlar rental canoe in the middle of the backcountry in Algonquin Park, or about the time that she had tea and discussed Australian Rules Football at the Prime Minister of Australia’s home in Sydney. Both were equally windy and wild.

Oladara Jacobs

Oladara Jacobs

Data Analyst

Ola is an ambitious and friendly person from London with a research background in Biomedical Sciences. His passion for research and love for technology led him to Zymewire where he utilizes his investigative skills in pursuit of finding the highest quality data for users. Outside of Zymewire, Ola is an explorer and can usually be found with a film camera, a book and a warm mug of delicious coffee. Ask him about some of his adventures and where he may be off to next!

Pete Bastedo

Pete Bastedo

CEO & Co-Founder

Pete is a self professed sales geek and has an endless fascination with solving bigger and more challenging problems among the Zymewire client base. He spends most of his days ensuring the rest of the Zymewire team has what they need to be successful: autonomy, cash resources, customer feedback, and hand-picked gifs. Ask him about his Fruitopia sales venture he started in the 8th grade.

Phillip Marvyn

Phillip Marvyn

Data Analyst - New Market Development

Phil is a dynamic individual with an insatiable curiosity for new technologies. With a background in molecular biology and engineered cell therapies, he thrives on solving complex data problems.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Phil finds solace in backcountry adventures and exploring the world. Ask him about health technologies, 3D printing, tiny homes, or his fascinating experiences with Vanlife!

Ping Kan

Ping Kan

Customer Success Manager

Ping believes that building strong relationships is the key to success - both professionally and personally. He’s had a variety of experiences throughout his career that showcase his passion for connecting deeply with others: mental health recovery coaching, patient care navigation, and client success. Having transitioned from healthcare to the tech space, he aims to provide the same caliber of genuine care for others as he supports Zymewire customers in surpassing their goals. Outside of the office, Ping enjoys trying new restaurants and evolving his palate, while also collecting tips to improve his culinary skills. Ask him about his favourite go-to karaoke song.

Raj Sharma

Raj Sharma

Business Development Manager

Raj has spent his life combining a set of interpersonal skills driven by sales across multiple fields (pharma, utilities, tech) with his passion for biological sciences. Having graduated with a Master’s in Biotechnology from the University of Guelph, Raj has now turned to learn more about how technological innovation can drive change within the healthcare industry.

Outside of work, Raj loves to experience new cultures through food, music, travel, and adventure sports. Ask him about the time he grew up in a British boarding school in the Himalayas!

Ryan Drake-Stoker

Ryan Drake-Stoker

CTO & Co-Founder

A technical leader and manager, solutions architect and full stack developer. He has been cutting code professionally for more than 15 years, building products and leading development/product teams on a wide range of projects from command and control private hire taxi systems long before Uber, to mobile money before the Appstore. Ask him about his honeymoon climbing mountains in the Himalayas and not showering for two weeks.

Sara El-Talmas

Sara El-Talmas

Chief of Staff

Sara is an innately inquisitive individual with a background in sciences, sales, customer success and project management. She spends most of her time ensuring the business stays focused on driving value that aligns to business goals. Ask her about SMILE Canada!.

Shawna Belleau

Shawna Belleau

Business Development Manager

Shawna is a spirited and curious people person who aims to find joy in everything she does. She comes from a background in Business Development, working on lean SaaS teams, which pairs well with a passion for strategy and process enhancement both in her work and for her customers.

Outside of work, you can find her enjoying an amateur comedy show or exploring a new local restaurant. Ask her about all of the different neighbourhoods she's lived in Toronto.

Shinjini Sur

Shinjini Sur

Talent & Culture Specialist

Shin is a brand marketer turned talent & culture enthusiast. She is on a quest to make play common at work. At Lumerate, her vision is to help create the most collaborative, fun loving, and innovative team yet! During her free time she works on playshops, her Youtube channels, and visual art. She loves experimenting, creating, and stepping into environments outside of her comfort zone. Ask her about the neuroscience behind play!

Sidrah Shahrear

Sidrah Shahrear

Data Quality Analyst

Sidrah began her journey with Zymewire as a Data Intern during her final year of school. After completing her BSc in Molecular Biology and Chemistry, Sidrah is back and better than ever as a Data Quality Analyst. She hopes to use her creativity and investigative skills to improve contacts information for Zymewire users. Ask her about her digital artwork!

Silvia Lombardi

Silvia Lombardi

Operations & Compliance Manager

A true believer in rolling up her sleeves & getting the job done, Silvia joined Zymewire after 4 years of contract work with the team. As the Operations Manager, Silvia relies upon her creative nature, cooperative attitude, and diverse work experience to keep things running smoothly at Zymewire. Raised with a strong work ethic and a life mission to be of service to others, Silvia seeks to support and elevate the people and systems around her. Ask her about the time she ziplined in Costa Rica with her fellow Lumerites!

Sophie Cunningham

Sophie Cunningham

Customer Success Manager

Originally from London, Sophie has recently made the big move to Toronto to start her new chapter in this wonderful city. With a degree in Psychology, Sophie has always loved blending her interest in human behaviour with her work. Her passion for helping others solve challenges makes her a natural fit for Zymewire’s Customer Success team. Sophie has an adventurous spirit and loves going ‘off the beaten track’ in her travels, whether its climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or camping on the salt flats of Bolivia. Ask her about her trip across the most dangerous road in the world!

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