Relay’s Management Team has deep scientific expertise and over fifty years of combined experience in software development.
David Greenwald, Ph.D – Co-founder & Managing Director
Dr. Greenwald is a co-founder of Relay Technology Management, Inc. and currently serves as Managing Director. Dr. Greenwald was an Associate Investigator at the Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, MD. Dr. Greenwald worked with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on 510(k) applications for diagnostic devices for dengue fever. Dr. Greenwald was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) research fellow while earning a B.S. in Cellular Biology and Molecular Genetics from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Greenwald was awarded an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) towards his Ph.D. research dissertation on gene therapy for Retinitis Pigmentosa. Dr. Greenwald is an active Licensing Executive Society member, and serves on the Board of Directors for Piers Park Sailing Center in Boston, MA. Dr. Greenwald focuses on infectious diseases, cancer and genetics and enjoys sailing in Boston harbor. Dr. Greenwald publishes his perspectives on the entrepreneurism and the innovation economy on his personal blog.
Brigham Hyde, Ph.D., Co-founder & Managing Director
Dr. Hyde is a co-founder of Relay Technology Management, Inc. and currently serves as Managing Director. Dr. Hyde was most recently an equity research analyst at Cowen and Company, as a member of the Healthcare Equity Research team with a focus on life science tools, genetic technologies, diagnostics, and the broader Medtech industry. Dr. Hyde is an Adjunct Professor and Lecturer at Tufts University Sackler School of Biomedical Science in the Department of Pharamcology. He has experience in pre-clinical drug development from CRO Wolfe Laboratories Inc. and has conducted research and published several articles in pharmacology and mitochondrial biology in the context of anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, and type II diabetes. Dr. Hyde received his B.S. in Chemistry and a minor in Business Management from Northeastern University and a Ph.D.in Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics from Tufts University Sackler School of Biomedical Science. Dr. Hyde also publishes his perspectives on the emerging field of personalized medicine and genetic technology on his personal blog www.basepairstobedside.
Marc Krellenstein, Chief Technology Officer
Marc Krellenstein brings a wealth of experience in software development to Relay and is widely recognized as an expert in search tools and technologies. In 2007 he founded Lucid Imagination, today the leading commercial entity behind the open source Lucene/Solr search engine. Marc hired the initial team, secured funding, led the development of Lucid’s first product and served as CTO through 2011. From 2002 to 2007 Marc served as CTO and VP of Search and Discovery at Elsevier, the $3B scientific, technical and medical publishing division of Reed-Elsevier. At Elsevier he was responsible for technology strategy, architecture and assessment/development of advanced technologies, especially those related to search, clustering, classification and text mining. Prior to Elsevier Marc was CTO/SVP of Engineering at Northern Light Technology, where he was the founding technologist and led the design and development of the Northern Light search service, regarded as one of the most innovative and precise Internet and enterprise search engines, and received one of the first patents on clustering/faceting. Marc has been asked to speak on developments in search and related technologies by the United Nations, the US Department of Defense, the Karolinska Institute and NFAIS, SSP, IEEE and ACM industry associations. He earned his B.A. from Cornell, an M.S. in computer science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and an MA and Ph.D. in psychology (cognitive science) from the New School for Social Research.
Dr. Evan Charles Smith – V.P. Engineering
Dr. Evan Charles Smith is Vice President of Engineering at Relay Technology Management, Inc. and is currently developing the flagship product “Business Development Live.” Over the last 30 years he has held various software engineering positions, including chief scientist, director, software engineer, wizard, principal and founder. Areas of expertise span artificial intelligence (data mining, machine learning, classification, search) to compilers, databases and languages. His education includes a Bachelor’s (summa cum laude) and Master’s in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a Doctor of Medicine from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago, and course work at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston University and the Harvard Extension School. Dr. Smith is married to Dr. Ann DeBord Smith, a general surgery resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Smith will be found programming, sailing in Maine, and with his wife.