OUR TEAM

Meet our people

We’re software, process development, and business experts solving some of pharma and biotech’s biggest digital challenges.

OUR TEAM

The QbDVision crew

Our platform is backed by a group of leading entrepreneurs, technologists, and biopharma veterans delivering the digital innovation our industry needs.

Yash Sabharwal

Director, CEO, Co-Founder

Yash Sabharwal is an accomplished inventor, entrepreneur, and executive specializing in the funding and growth of early-stage technology companies focused on life science applications. He has started 3 companies and successfully exited his last two, bringing a wealth of strategic and tactical experience to the team.

Ryan Shillington

CTO, Co-Founder

Ryan Shillington is a seasoned CTO with decades of experience in software development, process refinement, architecture, and quality control. He is a master wizard with technology, especially anything Java/SAAS. There’s very little about building software applications that he doesn’t understand at every layer.

Luke Guerrero

COO

Luke is an experienced technology leader with a focus on growing teams, developing software products, and managing business operations. As the COO, he leads operations, marketing, and product management, bringing a depth of experience and excitement from other industries.

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Ahmed Daraz

Senior Software Architect

Ahmed is a senior software engineer with experience in various industries including life sciences. His 12+ years of experience allow him to comfortably take control of any project and conquer any issues that arise to achieve results.

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Ahmed Fathy

Senior Software Architect

Ahmed is a software engineer with an entrepreneurial spirit for scientific publications in machine learning. He has taken part in building many start-ups and has worked at top US companies.

Jean Marie Schiraldi

Director of Customer Success

Jean Marie comes with a deep background in leading-edge software applications for the life sciences industry.  With 35+ years of software industry experience at IBM, Aprimo, Veeva, and others, she has a wealth of leadership experience with customer success and expertise in strategic account planning.

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Konstantinos Giannelos

Senior Solutions Architect

Konstantinos is a Senior Solutions Architect with an exceptional blend of technical acumen and passion for building novel software, tools, and methodologies to drive  far-reaching changes. Prior to QbDVision, he served as a SaaS Quality Chief Architect and a SaaS Architect to streamline the process of migrating new product acquisitions.

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Leonardo Pires

Senior Software Architect

Leonardo has extensive experience in software development and offers a strong knowledge of design patterns and componentization. Leonardo has worked for some of the top 50 US companies designing systems for very diverse platforms ranging from printer firmware to massive distributed cloud-based applications.

Sana Ahmed

Director, Quality by Design

Sana is a process optimization scientist focusing on the application of quality by design and Pharma 4.0 principles. She supports QbDVision customers looking to utilize best practices in the development and scale-up of biopharma development processes.

Yash Sabharwal

Director, CEO, Co-Founder

Yash Sabharwal is an accomplished inventor, entrepreneur, and executive specializing in the funding and growth of early-stage technology companies focused on life science applications. He has started 3 companies and successfully exited his last two, bringing a wealth of strategic and tactical experience to the team.

Ryan Shillington

CTO, Co-Founder

Ryan Shillington is a seasoned CTO with decades of experience in software development, process refinement, architecture, and quality control. He is a master wizard with technology, especially anything Java/SAAS. There’s very little about building software applications that he doesn’t understand at every layer.

Luke Guerrero

COO

Luke is an experienced technology leader with a focus on growing teams, developing software products, and managing business operations. As the COO, he leads operations, marketing, and product management, bringing a depth of experience and excitement from other industries.

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Ahmed Daraz

Senior Software Architect

Ahmed is a senior software engineer with experience in various industries including life sciences. His 12+ years of experience allow him to comfortably take control of any project and conquer any issues that arise to achieve results.

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Ahmed Fathy

Senior Software Architect

Ahmed is a software engineer with an entrepreneurial spirit for scientific publications in machine learning. He has taken part in building many start-ups and has worked at top US companies.

Jean Marie Schiraldi

Director of Customer Success

Jean Marie comes with a deep background in leading-edge software applications for the life sciences industry.  With 35+ years of software industry experience at IBM, Aprimo, Veeva, and others, she has a wealth of leadership experience with customer success and expertise in strategic account planning.

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Konstantinos Giannelos

Senior Solutions Architect

Konstantinos is a Senior Solutions Architect with an exceptional blend of technical acumen and passion for building novel software, tools, and methodologies to drive  far-reaching changes. Prior to QbDVision, he served as a SaaS Quality Chief Architect and a SaaS Architect to streamline the process of migrating new product acquisitions.

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Leonardo Pires

Senior Software Architect

Leonardo has extensive experience in software development and offers a strong knowledge of design patterns and componentization. Leonardo has worked for some of the top 50 US companies designing systems for very diverse platforms ranging from printer firmware to massive distributed cloud-based applications.

Sana Ahmed

Director, Quality by Design

Sana is a process optimization scientist focusing on the application of quality by design and Pharma 4.0 principles. She supports QbDVision customers looking to utilize best practices in the development and scale-up of biopharma development processes.

OUR LEADERS

Board of Directors

They bring a wealth of experience in entrepreneurship, business strategy, and drug development to the continuing evolution of our platform.

Emma Cartmell

Director

Emma is a distinguished healthcare leader who has served in multiple C-level positions for both public and private companies in the healthcare technology industry. She has developed M&A strategies for public and private companies on both the buy and sell-side, with investment targets of up to $1B.

Eric Engineer

Director

Eric is a full-time Venture Partner at S3 Ventures, and board member of S3 portfolio companies Atmosphere, VUV Analytics, and CherryCircle Software, the parent company of QbDVision. He was previously CEO at Invodo (an S3 Ventures portfolio company), a partner at Sevin Rosen Funds, and held numerous product and sales roles at Microsoft.

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Paxton Major

Director

Paxton Major is a member of Northpond Ventures convergent technologies team. Paxton is a Board Observer at Scitara, Syapse, SimBioSys, NanoView, VieCure, SeluxDX, and other emerging growth companies. Prior to Northpond, Paxton was a consultant at Trinity Partners, a life science-focused strategy and management consultancy. Paxton earned a B.S. with honors in neurobiology from Brown University.

Pasquale (Pat) Sacco

Director

Pat is a Biotechnology technical operations executive with 30+ years of experience leading and managing technical operations functions at numerous innovative companies in the biotech and life sciences industries. He has a passion for advancing and implementing best practices in pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Emma Cartmell

Director

Emma is a distinguished healthcare leader who has served in multiple C-level positions for both public and private companies in the healthcare technology industry. She has developed M&A strategies for public and private companies on both the buy and sell-side, with investment targets of up to $1B.

Eric Engineer

Director

Eric is a full-time Venture Partner at S3 Ventures, and board member of S3 portfolio companies Atmosphere, VUV Analytics, and CherryCircle Software, the parent company of QbDVision. He was previously CEO at Invodo (an S3 Ventures portfolio company), a partner at Sevin Rosen Funds, and held numerous product and sales roles at Microsoft.

Paxton Major, NorthPond Ventures

Paxton Major

Director

Paxton Major is a member of Northpond Ventures convergent technologies team. Paxton is a Board Observer at Scitara, Syapse, SimBioSys, NanoView, VieCure, SeluxDX, and other emerging growth companies. Prior to Northpond, Paxton was a consultant at Trinity Partners, a life science-focused strategy and management consultancy. Paxton earned a B.S. with honors in neurobiology from Brown University.

 

Pasquale (Pat) Sacco

Director

Pat is a Biotechnology technical operations executive with 30+ years of experience leading and managing technical operations functions at numerous innovative companies in the biotech and life sciences industries. He has a passion for advancing and implementing best practices in pharmaceutical manufacturing.

OUR GUIDES

Board of Advisors

We have a team of industry-leading visionaries who help us shape every innovation in our platform.

Gloria-Gadea Lopez QbDVision Board of Advisor

Gloria Gadea-Lopez

Advisor | Head of Global Consultancy, Business Platforms | Ph.D., Biosystems Engineering

Gloria Gadea-Lopez is the Head of Global Consultancy at Business Platforms. Using her prior extensive experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, she supports companies in developing strategies and delivering digital systems for successful operations. She holds degrees in Chemical Engineering, Food Science (M.S.), and Biosystems Engineering (Ph.D.).

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Joschka Buyel

Advisor | Process and Knowledge Management Scientist, Bayer Pharmaceuticals | Ph.D., Drug Science

Joschka is responsible for the rollout and integration of QbDVision at Bayer Pharmaceuticals. He previously worked on various late-stage projects as a Quality-by-Design Expert for Product & Process Characterization, Process Validation, and Transfers. Joschka has a Ph.D. in Drug Sciences from Bonn University and a M.S. and B.S. in Molecular and Applied Biotechnology from the RWTH University.

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John (Jack) Garvey

Advisor | Managing Partner, Compliance Architects LLC

Jack Garvey is a life sciences industry thought leader and operations veteran. As both a chemical engineer and licensed attorney, Jack brings deep insight into industry issues at the intersection of law, regulation, science, and business. Embracing innovation and advocacy, Jack’s ability to resolve the problems faced by regulated industry is unparalleled.

Rebecca Waterbury

Advisor | Founder, Exemplar Compliance LLC | ChE, JD

Rebecca is the founder and former Head of Quality at Exemplar Compliance with over 19 years of experience in Quality Systems, Regulatory Compliance, FDA remediation, and new product approval. She studied Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Business at Vanderbilt University, and received her Juris Doctorate of Law.

Gloria-Gadea Lopez QbDVision Board of Advisor

Gloria Gadea-Lopez

Advisor | Head of Global Consultancy, Business Platforms | Ph.D., Biosystems Engineering

Gloria Gadea-Lopez is the Head of Global Consultancy at Business Platforms. Using her prior extensive experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, she supports companies in developing strategies and delivering digital systems for successful operations. She holds degrees in Chemical Engineering, Food Science (M.S.), and Biosystems Engineering (Ph.D.).

Joschka Buyel, QbDVision, BoA

Joschka Buyel

Advisor | Process and Knowledge Management Scientist, Bayer Pharmaceuticals | Ph.D., Drug Science

Joschka is responsible for the rollout and integration of QbDVision at Bayer Pharmaceuticals. He previously worked on various late-stage projects as a Quality-by-Design Expert for Product & Process Characterization, Process Validation, and Transfers. Joschka has a Ph.D. in Drug Sciences from Bonn University and a M.S. and B.S. in Molecular and Applied Biotechnology from the RWTH University.

Jack Garvey, QbDVision, BoA

Jack Garvey

Advisor | Managing Partner, Compliance Architects LLC

Jack Garvey is a life sciences industry thought leader and operations veteran. As both a chemical engineer and licensed attorney, Jack brings deep insight into industry issues at the intersection of law, regulation, science, and business. Embracing innovation and advocacy, Jack’s ability to resolve the problems faced by regulated industry is unparalleled.

Rebecca Waterbury

Advisor | Founder, Exemplar Compliance LLC | ChE, JD

Rebecca is the founder and former Head of Quality at Exemplar Compliance with over 19 years of experience in Quality Systems, Regulatory Compliance, FDA remediation, and new product approval. She studied Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Business at Vanderbilt University, and received her Juris Doctorate of Law.

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