Martin Lukac

Our Team

Nithya Ramanathan
CEO & Co-Founder
Martin Lukac
CTO & Co-Founder
Kevin Arts
Vice President, Operations & Finance
Andrew O’Keefe
Senior Manager for Business Operations & Finance
Elizabeth Nave
HR Business Partner
Amanda MacArthur
Head of Strategic Partnerships & Communications
Hannah Mills
Senior Program Manager, Vaccines
Anne Nyachomba
Director of Customer
Nelima Otipa
Senior Program Manager, Impact
Anita Sircar
Head of Operations, India
Susan Njenga
Head of Product
Ednah Kiome
Director, Emerging Products
Lucas Howell
Engineering Director
Nagham Sabah
Accountant
Noelle Sernett
Operations & Finance Analyst
Erin Ross
Communications Director
Erin Sedita
Development Associate
Erick Mgonda
Technical Account Manager
Patience Mfune
Senior Project Manager
Edward Gakuru
Global Expansion Manager
Hosea Kintu
Senior Customer Operations Manager
Nassem Mohammad
Customer Support Manager, Hardware
Paul Mwarabu
Customer Support Specialist
Sushanta Pradhan
Customer Success Engineer
Audrey Lukela
Impact Consultant
Geofrey Gundah
Impact Consultant
Shaji Malik
Impact Consultant
Tisaye Kalua
Impact Consultant
Anant Kumar
Associate Warehouse Coordinator
Anurag Mishra
Logistics Coordinator
Dharmendra Pratap Singh
Manufacturing and Development Manager
Subhasis Mukherjee
Logistics Manager
Shashi Kant
Manufacturing Coordinator
Adam Saavedra
Product Designer
Amos Momanyi
Product Manager
Jill Moraa
Product Manager
Tom Mehoke
Senior Data & Visualization Specialist
Aayush Khanna
Software Developer
Brian Moenga
Software Engineer, Front-End
Chris Combs
Software Engineer, Back-End
Colin Groark
Software Engineer, Front-End
Innocent Kithinji
Software Engineer, Back-End
Mike Gichia
Software Engineer
Terence Honles
Principal Software Engineer
Terry Chern
Senior Software Engineer, Back-End

Board Of Directors

Advisory Board

Dr. Seth Berkley
Former CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
Deborah Estrin
Associate Dean and Professor, Cornell Tech
Laura Hattendorf
Senior Advisor, Mulago Foundation; Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Radhika Malpani
Founder, Google Images; Former Senior Director, Eng @ Google
Frank Nagle
Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School
Wendy Prosser
Senior Technical Officer, Immunization Center, John Snow, Inc. (JSI)
Russ Siegelman
Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Ryan Vinyard
Hardware Startup Consultant
Vinitha Watson
Founder, Zoo Labs

Martin Lukac

CTO & Co-Founder

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

Martin Lukac is a Founder and the Chief Technology Officer of Nexleaf Analytics. Martin holds a B.S. from Haverford College, and received his Ph.D. from UCLA for innovations in wireless seismic and acoustic sensing systems. He previously served as a Visiting Scientist at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). At Nexleaf, Martin leads all aspects of the technical design and architecture of Nexleaf’s sensing systems and connected devices. He has personally deployed device prototypes across Southeast Asia, Africa, and beyond. His work has led to one patent and several more in the works.

Martin’s technical designs and innovations for Nexleaf have been recognized by several award competitions and publications, including Financial Times and Devex. ColdTrace was named first place winner as a tech for social good by the Museum of Innovation at the Tech Awards in 2015 and by Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project in 2013. StoveTrace won the 2016 Harnessing Data for Resilience Recognition Award, offered by USAID and FHI360, and was a finalist in the 2017 Global Mobile Awards.

Martin’s research experience includes building, deploying, maintaining, and evaluating embedded systems for seismic, structural, environmental, and public-health applications. As part of his graduate thesis work, he developed one of the first large scale wireless seismic networks and deployed and maintained the system in Peru and Mexico for over two years, spanning over 250 km. Over the course of his work at UCLA, he has worked closely with geophysicists, structural engineers, and ecologists. Martin has presented and published his work at numerous peer-reviewed conferences and journals in computer science and Earth science.