SensL Management Team
He built world-class product development, marketing and sales organizations and worked with the investment community to fund their growth. He received his B.E. in Electrical Engineering from University College, Cork and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from University College, Dublin.
After completion of his research at the Tyndall National Institute in 2002, Carl founded Photon Detection Systems which carried out further development of his solid-state sensor technology and productizing of the core detector. Additionally, Photon Detection Systems provided detector module design for commercial OEM and research customers. In 2004, Carl realized that a significant commercial opportunity existed for the core low-light sensor technology and SensL was founded to exploit the opportunity. All of the technology from Photon Detection Systems was transferred into SensL at this time.
Carl is the technology visionary of SensL and has lead the development of the core technology from single diode sensors at the research level, to full commercial implementation with millions of light sensors per system combined with high performance packaging, electronics and software.
Wade has also served as VP of Marketing for two publically traded corporations including Cabletron Systems where he led product marketing for the $1B switch and routing division and Vitesse Semiconductor where he led product marketing and product management for the 500-employee Advanced Networking Products Division. He has a B.S. from Wagner College in New York, NY.
SensL Board of Directors
Before joining Delta, he was a Senior Manager with McKinsey & Co. Having worked in McKinsey, Atlanta for 4 years, he returned to Dublin in 1995 to grow McKinsey’s presence in Ireland. From 1995 to 1998, he helped Irish companies in a range of sectors to develop and pursue accelerated growth strategies. Prior to McKinsey, he was a Senior in the Corporate Financial Services Division of Arthur Andersen in Dublin and London, where he specialized in financial restructurings.
A graduate of University College Dublin in Commerce, he holds an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School and is qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
Dermot has written a book for entrepreneurs seeking venture capital entitled Raising Venture Capital for the Serious Entrepreneur, published by McGraw-Hill.
In addition to his international Corporate Finance experience, Frank worked directly with a number of Irish startups to help them maximize their business potential, drive company growth, and importantly, to do so in a manner that enhanced the company’s ability to attract external investment. Finally, Frank was a founding director of two companies since his return to Ireland, both of which operated successfully and were ultimately sold.