Lenore McMackin, Ph.D., President and CTO
Lenore has held senior technical and executive roles over 20 years in display, opto-electronic and semiconductor industries demonstrating expert technical vision, interdisciplinary team building and effective interaction at all corporate levels. She has been awarded millions of dollars in research grants and has over 40 technical publications. She has a PhD from the University of Rochester, is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, and has served on OSA’s board.
Beto Pallares, Ph.D., Director
Dr. Beto Pallares is founder of Proficio Capital Management, the general partner of NewPath Venture Capital, a seed and early-stage venture fund. He brings extensive domestic and international start-up experience as an entrepreneur and executive. His professional experience spans working for top-tier strategy consulting firms, start-ups, international business development, nonprofit management, venture capital and military service. He is also an advisor to the UT Horizon Fund, the venture capital investment fund of the University of Texas System, and serves on the limited partnership advisory committees of several venture funds.
Dr. Pallares has a Ph.D. in International Business from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). His research has focused on innovation and technology commercialization. He holds a degree in economics from Brandeis University, in Waltham, MA, and an MBA from UTEP. Dr. Pallares is married, and enjoys fatherhood. When not watching his kids while his wife, a professional photographer, is on assignment, he engages in reading, writing and community service.