Management Team

Meet our management team who lead and inspire our global company mission.

  • Lee Harland

    Lee Harland

    Founder & Chief Scientific Officer

    Lee founded SciBite based on his pioneering work in the use of artificial intelligence and ontology-based semantic analysis. As Chief Scientific Officer, he has over 20 years’ experience in life sciences in both industry and academia, using the latest semantic web, data integration and text-mining technologies to derive knowledge from vast quantities of information. He has published a number of key papers in these areas and contributed leadership, advice or code to many teams including the Pistoia AllianceOpen PHACTS, and ChEMBL groups.

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  • Rob Greenwood

    Rob Greenwood

    CEO & President

    Rob brings over 20 years’ technology and leadership experience to SciBite much of which is focused around the life sciences market. Rob has held a number of senior roles within Thomson Reuters, leading to the Global Leadership of the Life Sciences sales team across EMEA, NA & APAC and prior to joining SciBite, he was General Manager for BIOVIA (Accelrys) for EMEA. As CEO & President, Rob is experienced in leading and growing businesses from start-up stage to multinational, with a focus on people, culture and customer engagement.

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  • James Malone

    James Malone

    Chief Technology Officer

    An expert technologist with a PhD in Machine Learning in Bioinformatics, James brings a wealth of experience having developed bioinformatics solutions in both commercial and academic organisations. His previous roles include being Lead Ontologist at EMBL-EBI, where he developed semantic solutions using ontologies with life science data. James was also a co-founder of FactBio, a semantic technology company, and spent two years as a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh’s Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute.

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  • Michael Hughes

    Michael Hughes

    Head of Data Science

    With an extensive background of over 15 years’ experience within Bioinformatics and Text Analytics and an MSc in Biosystems and Informatics, Michael’s experience working with data in the life sciences domain includes roles as a Data Scientist within Unilever’s Toxicology group and as a Senior Text Analytics Consultant for Thomson Reuters. Currently heading up our team of data scientists, Michael’s team play an integral part in many of our exciting customer projects providing valuable insight.

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  • Phil Verdemato

    Phil Verdemato

    Head of Software Engineering

    Currently heading up our Software Engineering team, Phil has been a part of the SciBite team since the very beginning of its journey into the semantic technology space, playing a key role in many of our technological advancements. Having spent most of his career writing code within the life sciences space, including architectural and innovation roles at Inpharmatica, Pfizer and Thomson Reuters, Phil holds a PhD in BioPhysics and an M.Res. in Bioinformatics.

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  • Jane Lomax

    Jane Lomax

    Head of Ontologies

    Jane leads the development of SciBite’s vocabularies and ontology services. With a PhD in Genetics from Cambridge University and 15 years’ experience working with biomedical ontologies, including at the EBI and Sanger Institute, where she focussed on bioinformatics and developing biomedical ontologies. She has published over 35 scientific papers, mainly in the area of ontology development, and contributed to public ontology projects including Pistoia Ontology Mapping Project and is on the Executive Committee for the International Society of Biocuration.

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  • Neal Dunkinson

    Neal Dunkinson

    Head of Operations

    Neal plays a crucial role at SciBite, overseeing the smooth running of operations across the whole business ensuring communication and optimum performance can be achieved both internally and externally. With an MSc in Genetic Epidemiology, Neal has been in the life sciences industry for over 15 years, gaining valuable experience building and leading teams and supporting customer relationships during various consulting, sales and analytics roles within Thomson Reuters and Dassault Systems.

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  • Julien Debeauvais

    Julien Debeauvais

    Head of Sales & Partnerships

    Heading up the Sales and Partnerships side of the business, Julien and his team work side by side life sciences organisations across the globe to help them transform the way they leverage scientific text for decision making. With an MSc in Business Administration and Management and over 13 years’ experience in various roles within the life sciences sector, most notably leading the EMEA Strategic Account Team within the life sciences division of Thomson Reuters.

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  • Joe McCarthy

    Joe McCarthy

    Senior Director Sales & Operations - North America

    Joe oversees the company’s presence and growth within the US market, leading the sales and operations within our North American side of the business. Prior to SciBite, Joe spent eight years at Thomson Reuters, followed by Clarivate Analytics (the spin-out of TR’s IP & Science business unit), in sales and sales leadership roles managing the North American strategic account management team. Joe earned his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in Boston.

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  • Ben Jones

    Ben Jones

    EMEA Sales Director

    Having spent most of his career within the pharmaceutical industry, Ben started out as a researcher and later transitioned into commercial roles, including EMEA Sales Team Manager for Strategic Accounts at Thomson Reuters. Ben’s most recent role saw him briefly step away from the pharmaceutical industry at RELX agricultural division where him and his team developed and sold data insight products to lower the use of chemical inputs into the environment. At SciBite, Ben leads our sales growth in Europe as we continue expanding our footprint.

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  • John Bolger

    John Bolger

    General Manager - Japan

    John heads up our presence and operations within the Japan market. Tasked with introducing the Japanese pharmaceutical world to the new possibilities and benefits opened up by SciBite’s semantic technology. Originally a software developer from the UK, John has lived and worked in Japan within the pharmaceutical industry for over 20 years, where he founded his own company Matador Japan KK specialising in building a bridgehead in Japan for technology companies.

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  • Lauren Barham

    Lauren Barham

    Marketing Manager

    Heading up SciBite’s marketing function, Lauren and her team are responsible for bringing the SciBite brand to life. With over 8 years’ experience across various industries including the private and public sector, Lauren holds a Chartered Institute of Marketing qualification with distinction from the Cambridge Marketing College. Passionate about all things marketing, Lauren makes it her mission to innovate new ways for SciBite to disrupt the life sciences industry and showcase our cutting-edge semantic technology.

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  • Jen Clelland

    Jen Clelland

    Head of Human Resources

    Joining SciBite back in 2017, Jen manages all of our human resource functions supporting the rapid growth of the business, including overseeing the hiring of new staff and generally serving as a key link between our management teams and all employees. With over 7 years’ experience within administrative and supporting roles, Jen has focussed her career within HR for the past five years.

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  • Ally Henderson

    Ally Henderson

    Finance Manager

    Ally is responsible for the day-to-day running of SciBite’s finance function, including preparing performance reports and forecasts, and cash flow management for the business. Having spent the last 7 years at Deloitte in the Cambridge audit department where he worked his way up to a management role, Ally has worked with a wide range of businesses from SMEs to large multinationals. Ally is qualified by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

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