About Us

The breakthrough insight that launched TryCycle, was discovered at a restaurant near Yale University in 2012. Here, two candidates for a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership reflected on the latest news in the State of Connecticut: people were dying at an alarming rate from opioid abuse.

Despite best efforts of well-intentioned people and agencies who provide treatment, therapy, medicine, and care, each operate in their respective industrial silos, and each provide incremental, situational support.

That got us thinking about what could be done to address this problem and we agreed that we needed to “Try” something new and to break the “Cycle” of addiction.

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Healthcare Journey

Our research suggested that successful recoveries generally occur within a network of engaged relationships. By reimagining the role of technology and by subtly shifting the way clinicians interpret patient data, this network could be activated and coordinated to amplify therapeutic solutions, reduce the costs of care, and most of all, better support the individual needs of both the patient and their clinician.

Meet the Leadership Team:

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John MacBeth, Founder & CEO

John is the Founder and CEO of TryCycle Data Systems, headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. For more than 20 years, John has been in the business of creating digital technologies and solutions. John has a BA from Carleton University (Ottawa), a MA from The Graduate Institute (Connecticut) and is currently a PhD student at Carleton University (Ottawa) and Trent University (Peterborough).

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Ken Newport, Executive Chair

Ken was the co-founder of CroMedica Inc., a clinical contract research organization which grew to 600 staff in 13 countries in just six years. CroMedica merged with PRA International in 2002 and Ken served as a Senior Vice-President until 2005. Ken has served on the board of numerous life science corporations including Nordion, Jennerex Biotherapeutics, and Aeterna Zentaris and is the current Board Chair for BioCanRx, Canada’s National Centre of Excellence for Immunotherapy Cancer Research.

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Allen Lalonde, Chief Innovation Officer

Allen spent 20 years at IBM Canada where he held a variety of Senior Leadership roles. From 2013 – 2019, Allen held the role of Senior Innovation Executive and Director of IBM Canada’s Research & Development Centre from 2013-2019, where directed IBM’s investments and participation in strategic innovation initiatives across Canada. Allen holds two degrees in Chemistry and Integrated Science Studies from Carleton University in Ottawa.

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Sam Silverman, MD, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Silverman is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in general psychiatry and addiction psychiatry, and is certified in addiction medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. For the past 18 years, Dr. Silverman served as the Director of Medical Education of Rushford’s Addiction Medicine Fellowship where he started the Addiction Medicine Fellowship (accredited in 2013). He is also Past-President of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

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Paul Chatigny - Chief Financial Officer

Paul is a financial executive with over 20 years of industry experience, mainly in the high-tech sector. Paul has extensive experience and knowledge of finance, accounting systems, treasury management, internal controls, financial reporting & analysis, budgeting and payroll. Paul has worked in large companies as a controller, leading the finance dept at several start-ups, and was CFO of a public (TSX listed) mining company.

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Kelly Gregoire, VP of Operations

Kelly is an integral part of the Leadership Team, overseeing day to day operations and driving change in a rapid and highly innovative environment. Kelly has held senior management positions for more than 20 years, both in startup environments and in large enterprise corporations. Kelly is an active member of the Invest Ottawa Community and Advisory Groups (COO Forum, Ladies Who Launch & Customer Success Peer Group).

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Geoff Schaadt, VP of Technology

Geoff has been working at the intersection of technology and medical services for more than 25 years. With degrees from Purdue University, the University of Arizona, and an MBA from the University of Ottawa, Geoff loves helping people on the frontline with new technologies that make their work easier and more effective.

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Bill Hodson - Senior Strategist Insurance

Bill began his Property and Casualty reinsurance career in 1984, having worked for and/or been a founding partner of several notable U.S. reinsurance broking firms. His experience includes managing the creation, placement and administration of reinsurance programs for P&C insurance companies, helping form and manage Alternative Risk insurance companies, as well as helping entrepreneurial groups create brand new insurance coverages. Bill is a frequent conference speaker on reinsurance and specialty risk management.

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Adam Nihmey, Investor Relations

Adam has worked with a number of large and small financial organizations over the past 17 years, primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, business valuations, and corporate finance. Adam is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Business Valuator (CBV). Adam founded Capacity Financial Consulting Inc., a finance consultancy business in 2013.

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Ken House, Co-Founder & Senior Strategist

Ken has a long background in public relations, corporate communications, executive operations, and public service. An alumnus of Georgetown University and The Graduate Institute, Ken’s personal mission is empowering people in need through service. Ken plays an active role in New Britain, Connecticut connecting public housing residents with local service providers to help residents become more self-sufficient in employment, education and mental health.

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