Team

Ryan Duques
Ryan’s media entrepreneurship has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Rolling Stone Magazine. As a veteran entrepreneur, he has launched, successfully operated and exited multiple traditional and digital media companies including Shore Publishing, which would become Connecticut’s second largest newspaper company. Ryan brought his passion for digital innovation to the education sector, founding TutaPoint, where he designed and deployed one of the top rated online academic support firms, which provides assistance to thousands of students across the globe. Ryan has leveraged his experience for designing systems that mine, process and create value from mass amounts of data to build Neribi’s engine. Outside of the firm, he serves as a bank director where he is the chair of the Technology Committee. Ryan is a graduate of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he earned his bachelor degree in Operations Management.

Ryan Duques

Founder

Lisa Miksis
Leveraging her decade of experience in the Media and Marketing industries, Lisa helps to drive the product development, user experience, and sales and marketing divisions of Neirbi. She is an award-winning media and marketing innovator with a proven track record leading an organization to success as Publisher of a media group in Connecticut for over 7 years. Lisa has worked with hundreds of businesses to assist them in building their business through public relations and both traditional and digital marketing initiatives. She has vast experience with disruptive innovations from both sides of the table and excels at utilizing communication and research to solve strategic problems. She holds a BS from Boston College

Lisa Miksis

Founder

Harry Brady
A 25 year + veteran of the technology sector, Harry has demonstrated a proven ability to drive adoption of a wide spectrum of products and services into a variety of industries. His experience spans diverse functional roles across every stage of the corporate lifecycle and includes, but is not limited to, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at LoYakk, Founder and President of Global Logic Solutions, Co-Founder of Evolve, Inc. and Co-Founder of E-Systems, Inc. Harry offers extensive knowledge in connecting business to business to fulfill needs and form partnerships in the most efficient and profitable means possible for all parties involved.

Harry Brady

Co-Founder

Taiwo Togun, Ph.D.
Taiwo has spent almost a decade developing and applying statistical machine learning methods to derive insight from high-dimensional data. Upon graduating from Yale University with both a Masters and Ph.D., Taiwo founded SeqHub, which connects experienced data-scientists with commercial enterprises. 

Taiwo Togun, Ph.D.

Data Scientist

Kelly Stanton, Ph.D.
Dr. Kelly Stanton is a bioinformatics expert and visiting scientist at Yale University, applying statistics, signal processing and mathematics to analyze DNA sequencing data since 2010.  He earned his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and Ph.D. in Bioinformatics at Yale University in 2015.  Kelly has published work ranging from bioinformatics applications to new mathematical techniques for general data science use.  His post-doctoral work is focused on pioneering new deep learning based algorithms for unsupervised and semi-supervised learning. Additionally, Kelly is co-founder of SeqHub Analytics, where he developed the recurrent network predictive analytics engine for Neirbi Analytics. 

Kelly Stanton, Ph.D.

Data Scientist

Patrick Perdue
Patrick most recently served as a Managing Director in the Investment Banking department at Academy Securities, an investment bank and broker dealer owned and operated by post 9/11 military veterans. Before Academy, Patrick was part of the Financial Restructuring Group at Houlihan Lokey. He began his investment banking career at JPMorgan, and its predecessor company, Bear Stearns. In the Navy, Patrick served as an officer aboard the USS Maine, an Ohio Class Ballistic Missile Submarine, and conducted numerous top secret strategic patrols. Patrick graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science where he was certified as a Naval Nuclear engineer, and received his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business with a degree in Finance and Accounting.

Patrick Perdue

Advisory Board Member

Sam Haigh
Sam Haigh is President and CEO of LaKota Hotels and Resorts. Prior to organizing LaKota, Sam founded Trybin Hospitality, which performs consulting and asset management services for hotel owners and lenders.
 
Previously, Sam served as President and COO of Benchmark Hospitality International where his team grew the company from six properties / $45 million in revenue to 32 properties / $380 million in revenue.
 
Sam's prior roles have included President of Doral Hotels and Resorts, Regional Director of Marketing at Marriott Corporation and Vice President at Stouffer Hotels.

Sam Haigh

Advisory Board Member

Jerry Vaxmonsky
Jerry Vaxmonsky is an experienced technology investor.

Jerry Vaxmonsky

Lead Investor