Our team of professionals

Executive Team

Merel Boers, PhD
Merel Boers, PhD
Chief Executive Officer, Director & Co‑founder

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.

Why Nicolab?
”Because it is the moment to create something impactful, a once in a lifetime opportunity to have a long amazing journey to create value.”

Charlie Bell
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.

Renan Sales Barros
Renan Sales Barros
Chief Technology Officer & Co‑founder

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.

Kate Backhouse
Kate Backhouse
Chief Operations Officer

Kate is an English health tech business developer who moved to the Netherlands to study neuroscience and computational linguistics before transitioning to a commercial role building start-ups.

Driven by her trust in technology as a way to solve problems, Kate joined Nicolab in 2018 as CCO, but now transitions to COO to lead the new Customer Success Dept, Internal Operations, along with People & Culture.

She worked on five healthcare startups focusing on neuroscience applications, raising over one million euros for a previous startup.

Why Nicolab?
“Because here I can see how this company makes people’s lives better.”

Hans Spierings
Hans Spierings
Chief Commercial Officer

Hans is a MedTech healthcare entrepreneur with a clinical background as an anesthetist nurse and a strong experience in critical care technologies over the past 27 years.

Moving among different areas of emergency care, Hans has been part of several start-ups with OR&ICU revolutionary technologies that have impacted healthcare.

With his experience in setting up direct and distributor sales organizations around the globe, Hans has managed to get new technologies adopted and become a standard of care in several medical applications.

Why Nicolab?
“Because it’s a way to impact patients’ outcomes directly. As stroke causes serious and permanent consequences for patients, it is thanks to companies such as Nicolab – with the improvement of quicker diagnoses and better treatment – that the quality of patient life can and will be improved.”

We are hiring

Join our team of professionals

We are looking for people that are:

  • Driven by impacting the lives of many emergency care patients
  • Ready to take on responsibility in a fast-changing environment
  • Excited to learn and grow with an international team

Our team

Aashish Venkatesh
Aashish Venkatesh
Machine Learning Engineer
Ainara
Ainara Cruz Arrén
Quality Officer
Attila Szabo
Attila Szabo
Machine Learning Engineer
Barend Linders
Barend Linders
Data Engineer
Carole
Carole Perryman
Account Manager NZ
Catalina Tobon Gomez, PhD
Catalina Tobon Gomez, PhD
Clinical Research Specialist
Christelle Silva
Christelle Silva
Office Manager
Davide Bilancetti
Davide Bilancetti
Content Manager
Dwaine Saunderson
Dwaine Saunderson
Cloud Engineer
Elena Ponomareva
Elena Ponomareva
Machine Learning Engineer
Esperanza Lázaro Valero
Esperanza Lázaro Valero
Country Manager ‑ Iberia
Felicity Frederico
Felicity Frederico
Culture and ANZ Operations
Hakima Arratbi
Hakima Arratbi
Country Manager ‑ DACH
Haryadi Prasetya
Haryadi Prasetya
QA Engineer
Heng Lin
Heng Lin
AI Lead
Ilias Tsironis
Ilias Tsironis
Backend Developer
Ieva Kurilova MD, PhD
Ieva Kurilova MD, PhD
Clinical Study Manager/Medical Writer
Ivo Jansen, MD, PhD
Ivo Jansen, MD, PhD
Head of Clinical Development
Jennifer Trustfull
Jennifer Trustfull
Legal and Finance Manager
Jess Adams
Jess Adams
Market Strategy & Growth Manager
Jorrit Boersen, PhD
Jorrit Boersen, PhD
Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Kiley H
Kiley S. Hicks
Country Manager ‑ US
Kylie
Kylie Westren
Country Manager ‑ ANZ
Lily Kenney
Lily Kenney
Head of Product
Maaike Randsdorp
Maaike Randsdorp
Application Specialist
Marco Bislick
Marco Bislick
Backend Developer
Marieke Dijkema
Marieke Dijkema
Sr. Country Manager ‑ Benelux
Matt Proctor
Matt Proctor
Business Development Manager New Markets
Milosz Szczepanek
Milosz Szczepanek
Frontend Developer
Mart van Blokland
Mart van Blokland
Engineering Lead
Nairi Mirzaian
Nairi Mirzaian
Contract Manager
Nick b:w
Nick Wilson
Country Manager UK & Ireland
Nina Fairweather
Nina Fairweather
Business Developer
Patrick Visser
Patrick Visser
Talent Acquisition Partner
Philip Bos, MD
Philip Bos, MD
Head of Customer Success
Ralf-Peter Herber, PhD
Ralf-Peter Herber, PhD
Senior QA & RA Specialist
Razmara Nizak
Razmara Nizak
Clinical Innovation Manager
Sten Raadschelders
Sten Raadschelders
Cloud Engineer
Suzan Vreeman, PhD
Suzan Vreeman, PhD
Junior QA Officer