Aamir Butt Chairman and CTO
Aamir has successfully built scalable business models taking new products to new markets across several sectors including health, med-tech, digital and service industries. His experience spans over 20 years and includes a cancer diagnostic early stage company, an application service provider (cloud computing), a clinical integration house whose integration hub technology was the foundation of BT's Health Spine for the NHS, and a global innovator in 3D modelling for the real estate market. As a partner in Europe’s leading business accelerator in Denmark, Aamir has coached over 100 company boards on discovering and building scalable business models. He holds a BSc from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in Computer Science (artificial Intelligence and neural network development).
Roop Chandwani Chief Executive Officer
Roop is one of the most respected figures in the life sciences and health technology sectors in helping companies scale for growth through their people. Roop has advised fast growing life sciences business including Fortune 100 companies to innovative, ambitious start-ups across the globe. Previously Roop had over 15 years' experience in working at Board level managing risk in the life sciences and acquiring unique insights and knowledge into the challenges faced by companies in the sector. Roop mentors entrepreneurs at MassChallenge, TechTour, InvestHorizon and runs workshops for UCL's Biochemical Engineering undergraduates and contributes to MBA courses and executive leadership programmes. Roop gained his PhD in Biochemical Engineering at University College London in collaboration with Eli Lilly & Co supported by further education at London Business School.
Beshlie Donaldson Chief Operating Officer
Beshlie is a recruitment professional with over 15 years of experience with recruiting senior professionals into highly technical industries. Focusing on life sciences with a particularly strong network in the UK cell and gene therapy space, she has developed relationships with life sciences and med-tech companies, academic institutions and industry organisations such as the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, Medilink East Midlands and the Womens’ Engineering Society. Beshlie is motivated by working with ambitious businesses of all sizes who operate with a high level of integrity and who are committed to constantly improving business performance and developing leadership talent. Beshlie ran a boutique executive search consultancy for 8 years before co-founding Mazards.
Rory Lavelle Chief Commercial Officer
Rory is a passionate sales leader with over 30 years of commercial experience in computing, telecommunications and health technologies. As a sales leader, Rory inspires and guides his team with his highly-developed influencing skills underpinned by his decency, honesty and pragmatism. Rory is a natural relationship-builder who has an outstanding eye for detail. He has a talent for seeing the "big picture" alongside the detailed nuances of individual deals as they progress through the pipeline. Graduated in electronic engineering and achieved rapid progression from technical to commercial roles. As General Manager and ultimately VP of Sales & Marketing EMEA for a billion-dollar global technology business based in the USA, he was responsible for annual sales of $200m through his team covering Europe and Africa. Rory has strong experience in both B2B & B2C environments. Specifically, he excels in driving distribution & reseller acquisition and development strategies, along with regional "Go To Market Models", in addition to building high-touch large end-user focused sales teams. When asked what his most prized strength is, he says "finding, convincing, hiring, leading, motivating and mentoring winning sales teams and relationship-building with all types of partners".