About us

Our Team

Executive Team

Merel Boers, PhD

Founder & Director

Merel is a Dutch health tech entrepreneur with a medical technology background and a PhD in image analysis in stroke.
One out of nine women ever to obtain the highest honors for her PhD research at the Technical University of Twente, Merel was awarded the Prof Vooijs award for the most clinically relevant research.

Focused on creating value and making a difference, Merel has a clear vision for the company and the role of AI in the emergency workflow.

A regular speaker at events hosted by Google, HPE and universities, in 2021 Merel has been awarded the EU Prize for Women Innovators in that year.

Michael Macilquham

Chief Executive Officer

Michael is an accomplished business leader with over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and operations.
He has a proven track record of building successful teams, driving revenue growth, and executing strategic initiatives.

Prior to joining Nicolab, Michael held various leadership positions at Siemens Healthineers, and was responsible for driving revenue growth, developing strategic partnerships, and launching innovative products and solutions.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Diagnostic Radiography and a Master of Health Science majoring in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, both from the University of Sydney.

Charlie Bell

Chief Financial Officer

Charlie is an Australian accountant specializing in financial reporting, governance, and stakeholder relations and management, with over ten years of experience in professional services working with pre-IPO, ASX-listed, and large private companies across multiple statutory jurisdictions.

Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Charlie holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accountancy and Business Law.

Jessica Adams

Chief Operations Officer

Jessica is a strategic transformation professional with experience in strategy, project management and operations.
Working in management consulting, Jessica delivered a variety of projects across different industries, giving her valuable insights into operational practices, policies and procedures.

Renan Sales Barros, PhD

Chief Technical Officer

Renan is a Brazilian computer scientist with a background in biomedical engineering. He moved to the Netherlands in 2013 to investigate high-performance computing in stroke at the Amsterdam Medical Center.

Honored with the Best Computer Scientist Graduate Award for high grades, he introduced deep learning models to the research group and published multiple articles on the topic.

Renan runs the development team, where his problem-solving attitude and expertise help tackle the team’s challenges not as obstacles but just as puzzles to be solved.

Razmara Nizak

Acting CTO

Merel Boers, PhD

Founder & Director

Merel is a Dutch health tech entrepreneur with a medical technology background and a PhD in image analysis in stroke.
One out of nine women ever to obtain the highest honors for her PhD research at the Technical University of Twente, Merel was awarded the Prof Vooijs award for the most clinically relevant research.

Focused on creating value and making a difference, Merel has a clear vision for the company and the role of AI in the emergency workflow.

A regular speaker at events hosted by Google, HPE and universities, in 2021 Merel has been awarded the EU Prize for Women Innovators in that year.

Michael Macilquham

Chief Executive Officer

Michael is an accomplished business leader with over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and operations.
He has a proven track record of building successful teams, driving revenue growth, and executing strategic initiatives.

Prior to joining Nicolab, Michael held various leadership positions at Siemens Healthineers, and was responsible for driving revenue growth, developing strategic partnerships, and launching innovative products and solutions.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Diagnostic Radiography and a Master of Health Science majoring in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, both from the University of Sydney.

Charlie Bell

Chief Financial Officer

Charlie is an Australian accountant specializing in financial reporting, governance, and stakeholder relations and management, with over ten years of experience in professional services working with pre-IPO, ASX-listed, and large private companies across multiple statutory jurisdictions.

Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Charlie holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accountancy and Business Law.

Jessica Adams

Chief Operations Officer

Jessica is a strategic transformation professional with experience in strategy, project management and operations.
Working in management consulting, Jessica delivered a variety of projects across different industries, giving her valuable insights into operational practices, policies and procedures.

Renan Sales Barros, PhD

Chief Technical Officer

Renan is a Brazilian computer scientist with a background in biomedical engineering. He moved to the Netherlands in 2013 to investigate high-performance computing in stroke at the Amsterdam Medical Center.

Honored with the Best Computer Scientist Graduate Award for high grades, he introduced deep learning models to the research group and published multiple articles on the topic.

Renan runs the development team, where his problem-solving attitude and expertise help tackle the team’s challenges not as obstacles but just as puzzles to be solved.

Razmara Nizak

Acting CTO

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  • Ready to take on responsibility in a fast-changing environment
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Our Team

Aashish Venkatesh

AI Team Lead

Ainara Cruz Arrén

Senior Quality Officer

Alex Haage

Sales Manager ‑ EMEA

Attila Szabo

AI Engineer

Barend Linders

Senior Software Engineer

Ben Johnson

Head of Delivery & Implementation ‑ APAC

Bernado Henz

Machine Learning Engineer

Brenda Dubois

Product Marketing Manager

Christelle Silva

People & Culture

Aashish Venkatesh

AI Team Lead

Ainara Cruz Arrén

Senior Quality Officer

Alex Haage

Sales Manager ‑ EMEA

Attila Szabo

AI Engineer

Barend Linders

Senior Software Engineer

Ben Johnson

Head of Delivery & Implementation ‑ APAC

Bernado Henz

Machine Learning Engineer

Brenda Dubois

Product Marketing Manager

Christelle Silva

People & Culture

Daniel Childs

Software Engineer

Dirk de Boer

Fullstack Mobile Engineer

Eniola Waide

Business Operations Manager

Esperanza Lázaro Valero

Country Sales Manager ‑ Iberia

Haryadi Prasetya

Senior Software Quality Engineer

Ilias Tsironis

Cloud Engineer

Isabell Bones

Clinical Application Specialist

Ivo Jansen, MD, PhD

Head of Clinical Development

Jordy Dijkhuizen

Contract & Legal Associate

Daniel Childs

Software Engineer

Dirk de Boer

Fullstack Mobile Engineer

Eniola Waide

Business Operations Manager

Esperanza Lázaro Valero

Country Sales Manager ‑ Iberia

Haryadi Prasetya

Senior Software Quality Engineer

Ilias Tsironis

Cloud Engineer

Isabell Bones

Clinical Application Specialist

Ivo Jansen, MD, PhD

Head of Clinical Development

Jordy Dijkhuizen

Contract & Legal Associate

Jorrit Boersen, PhD

Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Julie Toutenhoofd

Operations Trainee

Kiley S. Hicks

Vice President North America

Kylie Westren

Sales Manager ‑ APAC

Lara Smits

Student – Marketing Internship

Lily Kenney

Head of Product

Marco Bislick

DevOps Engineer

Mart van Blokland

Software Architect

Mayank Gajpal

Software Engineer

Jorrit Boersen, PhD

Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Julie Toutenhoofd

Operations Trainee

Kiley S. Hicks

Vice President North America

Kylie Westren

Sales Manager ‑ APAC

Lara Smits

Student – Marketing Internship

Lily Kenney

Head of Product

Marco Bislick

DevOps Engineer

Mart van Blokland

Software Architect

Mayank Gajpal

Software Engineer

Monika Grewal

Machine Learning Engineer

Nairi Mirzaian

Sr. Contract & Legal Manager

Nicole Dyball

Head of Customer Success ‑ APAC

Nina Fairweather

Customer Success Specialist

Ralf-Peter Herber, PhD

Head of QA/RA/IS

Reza Shabani

Country Sales Manager Germany

Ribale Chebib

Head of Business Development, EMEA

Sergey Kovorov

Information Security Officer

Sten Raadschelders

Software Engineer

Monika Grewal

Machine Learning Engineer

Nairi Mirzaian

Sr. Contract & Legal Manager

Nicole Dyball

Head of Customer Success ‑ APAC

Nina Fairweather

Customer Success Specialist

Ralf-Peter Herber, PhD

Head of QA/RA/IS

Reza Shabani

Country Sales Manager Germany

Ribale Chebib

Head of Business Development, EMEA

Sergey Kovorov

Information Security Officer

Sten Raadschelders

Software Engineer

Steve Wiseman

Application Specialist Sales Operations Manager

Suzan Vreeman, PhD

Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs Officer

Tijs Pairoux

Country Manager North‑West Europe

Tirth Dharmdas

Senior Accountant

Tomé Barcelos

Junior Quality Officer

Steve Wiseman

Application Specialist Sales Operations Manager

Suzan Vreeman, PhD

Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs Officer

Tijs Pairoux

Country Manager North‑West Europe

Tirth Dharmdas

Senior Accountant

Tomé Barcelos

Junior Quality Officer