Led by mechatronics engineers Stephen Lake, Matthew Bailey, and Aaron Grant, we're revolutionizing how we will interact with technology in the future.
Our visionary leadership team is pioneering ways of interacting with digital devices to build the future of human-computer interaction.
Stephen LakeCo-founder, CEO
A natural-born entrepreneur, Stephen started his first company at age 12. Later, he focused on hardware during his time at the University of Waterloo where he studied as a Loran Scholar, and on robotics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich). He and his co-founders were named EY Ontario’s Entrepreneur Of The Year in the Young Entrepreneur category in 2015.
Matthew BaileyCo-founder
A leading mind in creating functional, beautiful, and simple wearable technology, and a visionary for the future of human-computer interaction, Matthew studied mechatronics engineering at the University of Waterloo and robotics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich).
Aaron GrantCo-founder
With a passion for creating intuitive and delightful software experiences, Aaron leads the software engineering team at Thalmic Labs. He envisions a future in which software gets smarter, giving us the right information exactly when we need it. Aaron graduated at the top of his class in the mechatronics engineering program at the University of Waterloo.
Mike GalbraithCFO
Mike holds a business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and CPA (Illinois) from KPMG. He joined Thalmic Labs after leaving BlackBerry, where he served as Senior Vice President, Operations from 2000-2013.
Tara KrieseCMO
Tara is a change agent skilled at developing disruptive market opportunities and emerging product category launches. She joins Thalmic from Samsung where she launched and led US marketing efforts for the virtual reality portfolio. She has held various marketing positions at Amazon, Microsoft and AOL.
David PerstonVP Manufacturing
David has decades of experience disrupting global technology. He started at BlackBerry in 1996 to oversee production of the first two-way pager devices, and continued to oversee new-product-introduction at BlackBerry manufacturing partners worldwide before joining Thalmic in 2013.
Stefan AlexanderVP Advanced R&D
Stefan is passionate about developing new technologies, as demonstrated by his time leading the creation of state-of-the-art display prototypes at IGNIS Innovation. He has a bachelors and masters degree in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo, and has 7 patents and 16 technical publications.
Kelly DalyVP of People
Kelly possesses 20 years of Human Resources experience, developing and implementing people practices that drive business outcomes in both early growth-stage and global environments. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master of Industrial Relations from Queen’s University.
Sameera BandukMarketing Director
Sameera is a marketing professional who was born and raised in Kitchener-Waterloo. After completing her business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, she became the first marketing hire at Well.ca, which then grew to be one of the fastest growing companies in Canada.

We have big plans, and world class investors backing them.

First RoundIntel CapitalSpark CapitalFormation 8Funders Club