Our Mission

We are an Albuquerque, New Mexico based company. We are enabling the world’s workforce to be healthier, safer, and more fulfilled. We provide the technology, capital and leadership to build companies who leverage robotics and automation. Our companies apply disruptive automation to create the next-generation of tools and empower workers everywhere.

Our Commitment

We are committed to helping the world leverage and deploy the latest automation technologies. Our goal is to bring amazing technology that improves health and well being of the world’s workforce. Our success is measured by the success of others.

Our Team

Chris Ziomek
Chris ZiomekCEO
Chris brings more than 30 years in high-tech – as an entrepreneur, investor, manager, engineer, and electronics designer. He was Senior VP at LitePoint, a division of Teradyne (TER). Chris was President and Founder of ZTEC Instruments, a high-tech startup acquired by Teradyne in 2013. Previous experience includes work as a Section Leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Microwave Engineer, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.

Professional:
BS, UC-Davis & MS in Electrical Engineering, UNM.
Licensed Professional Engineer in New Mexico.
Board Member – ABQid & Kane Robotics.

Fun Fact: At age 14 while riding my bike, I barely survived a head-on collision with a pickup truck. Carpe Diem!

Matthew Ennis
Matthew EnnisCSO
Seasoned business leader who relentlessly seeks to create value across all stakeholder groups. Passion is building high functioning teams to solve tough problems.

Professional:
VP of Business Development at Lumidigm.
CEO and Investor in NTxBio.
VP of Open Source Intelligence & Media Analytics.
Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bowdoin College.
PhD in Chemistry from Stanford University.

Fun Fact: Spent a year hitch-hiking and working around the South Pacific and Asia during which he was snow-bound in the Chandra Valley (Himalayas) for 6 weeks before he hiked out over 14,039’ Hamta Pass during a whiteout.

Kimberly Corbitt
Kimberly CorbittHead of Customer Engagement
I’ve been fascinated with work, and the people who do it my entire life. My first business employed over 200 people providing services for people with developmental disabilities. Learning to serve that community, and support those critical workers, taught me the importance of listening to and learning from the people whose hands and hearts keep us all going.

Professional:
BS in Education from Indiana University.
Founder and Director – Santa Lucia.
National Sales Trainer – Forest Pharmaceuticals.
Regional Director – Bayer Pharmaceuticals.
Board of Directors – Girls Inc of Santa Fe.

Fun Fact: I just bought my first motorcycle so my job might be open soon.

Shane Davis
Shane DavisHead of Operations
Shane brings 15 years of experience at start-ups and public companies in the medical and technical field as an accountant, manager, and director. He was an accountant, supply chain manager, and operations manager at a start-up called ZTEC that was acquired by LitePoint, a division of Teradyne in 2013. Shane was the Director of Operations at a start-up called SAVSU, a high-tech medical transport company acquired by BioLife Solutions in 2019.

Professional:
BBA UNM in Accounting.

Fun Fact: Has an Australian cattle dog named Addie that runs his life.

Drew Tulchin
Drew TulchinVP-Biz Dev
Drew brings 25+ years growing start-ups. He was the first CFO, then VP-Investments, at Meow Wolf, facilitated company expansion to 500 employees, grew revenues to $9 million/year, and raised more than $100 million. He Founded UpSpring, a certified B Corp. Previously, he worked in banking, international development, technology, and wireless. He is an investor and advisor to several New Mexico companies.

Professional:
BA, cum laude, Washington University & MBA, University of Washington.
Board Member, WESST; Member, Acoma Pueblo Business Council.

Fun Fact: Drew has worked in nearly 50 countries world-wide.

Sara Magaletta
Sara MagalettaOffice Manager
Along with her undeniable enthusiasm, Sara has served up essential structure and support to local businesses and nonprofits in New Mexico for over a decade. She found her way to Santa Fe from the east coast to be closer to her transplanted family and has made NM her home ever since. Sara has a strong background in community service along with broad professional experience in administration, development, and event management. Through her previous work with the City of Santa Fe’s Economic Development Department, as well as various roles with local start-ups, Sara has utilized her skills to empower new businesses to succeed.

Professional:
B.A. in Art History from Boston University.

Fun Fact: She loves traveling, candy, dancing & art.

Nathaniel Matter
Nathaniel MatterHead of Engineering
Nathaniel has 15 years of industry experience in both startup and corporate environments as an electrical engineer and data scientist. He worked in product R&D at VeraLight, Inc. Lumidigm, Inc. and HID Global, typically involving system integration and the design of both hardware and machine learning algorithms. He is a native of Albuquerque, NM and frequents the nearby trails in the Sandia mountains.

Professional:
BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Medical Imaging Systems, Stanford University, Phi Beta Kappa.

Fun Fact: Nate is working on his US Soccer Federation Coaching D License.

Karl Haack
Karl HaackEngineer
More than 33 years of industry experience in start-ups, R&D, and energy development. Has worked as a Mechanical Engineer, Systems Engineer, Experimentalist, Petroleum Engineer, and Program Manager. Played key roles in multiple R&D prototype development efforts at Northrop Grumman.

Professional:
BSME from Rice University (Cum Laude).
MSME from University of Texas at Austin.
Registered Professional Engineer in the State of New Mexico.

Fun Fact: A Burqueno for 34 years, Karl’s passion, beyond working on multidisciplinary teams developing new and useful things, is to explore the NM mountains on foot and mountain bike with family and good friends.

Justin Carmichael
Justin CarmichaelEngineer
Justin gained interest in robotics and complex adaptive systems while working as a research assistant in the Moses Computational Biology Lab, where he helped program swarm robots whose behavior was modeled on desert harvester ants. Justin also has a burgeoning interest in machine learning. Other experience includes retinal imaging and digital pathology.

Professional:
BS, cum laude, in Computer Science, UNM.
Master’s in Computer Science in progress, UNM.

Fun Fact: In his free time, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, playing and listening to music, reading, and video games.

Edwin Ochoa
Edwin OchoaEngineer
Edwin brings six years of experience working at Southwest Sciences assembling, designing and fabricating laser systems. Previously, he served as Research Engineer for Gryphon Technologies doing critical design and feasibility for the Air Force.

Professional:
BS in Mechanical Engineering with a specialty in Robotics.

Fun Fact: Started building robots at a young age, from using plastic cups, forks and scotch tape at birthday parties, to building a quadcopter from scratch in high school to now working at Build with Robots.

Cherif Sy
Cherif SyEngineer
My name is Cheikhna Ahmed Tidiane boodnooma Chérif Sy. I go by Chérif. I am from Burkina Faso, in West Africa. Having been fascinated by technology from an early age, the house DVD players, Super Nintendo, and other electronics paid the price of my curiosity. Encouraged by my mother, I studied electronics at a technical high school.

Professional:
Moroccan Engineering School, master’s degree in “Informatique Industrielle”.
Second degree in Electrical Engineering.
MARSHES Lab at University of New Mexico.

Fun Fact: I am an avid, fanatical soccer player.

Jared Cannon
Jared CannonEngineer
Worked last summer with the Air Force Research Laboratory on robotic assembly for spacecraft. Has served for many years at Be Greater Than Average – teaching students about STEM from building robots / drones to 3D printing and CAD. Jared has won multiple state championships in both BEST Robotics and VEX Robotics.

Professional: Student at New Mexico Tech in Mechanical Engineering.

Fun Fact: Jared loves to race drones with the local group in NM.

Board & Advisors

Phil Lowit
Phil LowitAdvisor
Phil is Founder and Principal of Tsymmetry, a global Information Technology provider and systems integrator. He has decades of business experience in telecommunications, IT and insurance. He is a long-time member of YPO.

Professional:
BS in Business and Accounting from Rider University and an MBA from Fordham.

Charles E Mendez Jr.
Charles E Mendez Jr.Board Member
Charles has a diverse background in real estate, banking, education, race promotion, business start-ups and regulated-waste management. He serves as Chairman of the Board and President of C. E. Mendez Foundation and founded the Too Good For Drugs and Violence prevention education programs in 1975. He is Board Member and CEO of Enthentica in New Mexico, a hardware embedded cyber bio-metric security solutions company. Prior business affiliations include MCF Systems, TECO Energy, Merchant Bank of Tampa, and Sebring Motor Sports International.

Professional:
Holds a degree in Finance from University of South Florida.

Fun Fact: Charles is an award-winning race car driver

Bill Shank
Bill ShankAdvisor
Bill began his career at the age of 14 as a Fuller brush man doing door to door sales.

Professional:
In 1971, he started Shank Painting with $1,000, which he grew and eventually sold in 2007 to the employees’ through their ESOP. He has owned and grown multiple businesses, real estate projects and renewable energy installations.

Chris Ziomek
Chris ZiomekCEO & Board Member
Matthew Ennis
Matthew EnnisCSO & Board Member