Management Team

Chris Melançon, Co-Founder & CEO

Since 1993, Chris has served in leadership roles for emerging businesses focused on life sciences and information technology. Chris leveraged his engineering degree and MBA initially at Citigroup and through the inception and subsequent acquisition of a business-to-business e-commerce company in 2000. Prior to founding Spyglass Biosecurity in 2007, Chris led a line of business at Applied Biosystems, a division of Life Technologies, where he promoted a comprehensive program for delivering Early Warning Systems for biological surveillance. Chris holds degrees in mechanical engineering, applied physics and business.

David Fries, Co-Founder & CTO

David was an original member of the Center for Ocean Technology at the University of South Florida. He is the original author of USF’s MEMS Program and Principal Scientist on multiple sensor technology programs. He is co-founder of Intelligent MicroPatterning, LLC. He has 32 issued patents, 6 pending and has over 60 publications in oceanography, analytical chemistry, medical technology, biotechnology, engineering, microtechnology, electronics and robotics.

Paul Janecek, Ph.D., Chief Information Architect

Paul joined Spyglass in early 2011 after completing a 6-year professorship at the Asian Institute of Technology.  He holds degrees in computer science and electrical engineering, and his expertise in data visualization and human-computer interaction is the driving force behind Spyglass’s water knowledge strategy.  Prior to beginning a career in academic research in 1995, Paul worked for Intel Corporation and flew helicopters for the Army.  Paul Janecek and Chris Melançon began working together over 20 years ago as roommates at West Point.