The Team

Julia Greig BASc.

Julia Greig BASc.

Director of Technology & Co-founder

Julia completed her bachelor’s in applied science at Queen’s University for computer engineering and is the lead software & technical developer for Medlantis. Julia has previously founded her own health technology startup through StartupNext, backed by Google for Entrepreneurs, Techstars, Global Accelerator Network and Startup Weekend.  She manages all of the technical aspects of the product deliverables and software platform, including developing back-end infrastructure, content management, front-end interfacing and user experience design. Julia’s in-depth experience working directly with clients allows her to bridge the gap between the needs of the client and the solution provided by Medlantis, constantly evolving the product to fit perfectly with each customer.

Steven Dubrick MEd.

Steven Dubrick MEd.

VP Education

Leveraging his 15 years of senior leadership experience in education, educational consulting, and a Masters degree in Education, Steve infuses pedagogy and best learning practices into the elite content and technology at Medlantis to ensure that medical professionals, medical device companies, and medical institutions maximize their learning and engagement. He works closely with clients to customize and individualize their educational design, to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of their training programs, in order to increase the return on their investment, their return on effectiveness, and to decrease their cost base.

Prior to working at Medlantis, Steve worked in leadership roles in education for fifteen years; leading pedagogy, applying best learning practices, “how the brain learns”, and adult learning thoery. Holding a Master’s degree in Education, he has developed significant experience in all areas of leadership from business development to board governance and believes that success in any organization is based on the quality of the relationships we develop.

Andrew Witchell MBA

Andrew Witchell MBA

COO & Co-founder

Andrew brings over 17 years of sales, marketing, product management, and business development leadership for growth phase technology companies where he has focused on developing and executing product and marketing strategies from product-to-market fit to steady, scalable, revenue.  He graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2004 with a combined degree in finance, administration, and computer science and worked several years for technology firms, leading software development and technology deployment projects across cultures and continents (India, Europe, NA), and has earned his Project Managment Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) designations.  In two cases, he has helped to grow his division from < 1M$ to ~5M$ in annual revenue, the latest case while earning his MBA from Queen’s University (Smith) School of Business.

He has led a volunteer technology consulting project for World Vision Swaziland, been invited to judge multiple startup-up pitch competitions, been invited to lecture at the Queen’s Venture Network and the Queen’s (Smith) School of Business MBA program, has taught Marketing Fundamentals at McMaster University, has kids, is a cyclist, plays some guitar, has restored a 1982 Honda motorcycle, and is rebuilding a 1976 MG Midget.

Andrew builds high-performing teams that gain and grow market traction by deeply understanding the problem and crafting exceptional customer experiences that solve challenges in ways that are different enough and that matter enough for people to truly salivate over, and engage with.

John Soloninka MBA

John Soloninka MBA

CEO

John has over 27 years of experience in medical technology consulting and company formation, growth, and management. He graduated from Queen’s University in engineering physics in 1981 and worked several years in aerospace engineering before earning an MBA, with distinction, from the University of London in England in 1986. Over his career, he has led major projects in health system transformation, biopharma/device development and regulation, health IT, disease management, clinical trials, clinical genomics and venture capital for Price Waterhouse, Soloninka and Associates and IBM. Mr. Soloninka was a founder, senior executive and leader in startup companies in oncology, radiology and electronic medical records (EMR) and clinical trials that were variously sold to US firms Varian Medical Systems, Merge Technologies and Assistmed.

He has held the President and CEO role of HTX, and is currently a director and advisory board member of CIMTEC (the Centre for Imaging Technology and Commercialization), the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI), HTX, EXCITE, CHWP (Connected Health and Wellness Project), DFATD Life Sciences, Baycrest Centre and Baycrest Research Advisory Committee (RAC).

Dr. Kieran Murphy MB, BCH, BAO, BSC, LRCPI, LRCSI, FRCPC, FSIR

Dr. Kieran Murphy MB, BCH, BAO, BSC, LRCPI, LRCSI, FRCPC, FSIR

Founder & Chairman

Professor Murphy graduated in 1986 from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, completing residency and a neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Michigan, and an interventional neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Geneva. He was then recruited by Johns Hopkins University to lead the Division of Interventional Neuroradiology from 1998 to 2008. He has started six medical device companies, two in France and four in the US. He has authored over 165 peer-reviewed publications, published several textbooks and mentored over 50 residents and fellows. He is the Scientific Chair of the Annual Society of Interventional Radiology meeting in 2010 and the recipient of the SIR innovator of the year award in 2015.

At UHN, Professor Murphy is tasked with the mentorship of clinical faculty at the Techna Research Institute, developing a culture of innovation, incubation and entrepreneurial behaviour in the Techna faculty. His devices are used 60,000 times per year worldwide. His hobbies include medical device development, race car driving and taking things apart. He is Editor in Chief and founder of the multimedia radiology education platform Medlantis.org

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