OUR TEAM

Damire Wallener EIO CEO

DAMIR WALLENER CEO

Damir Wallener knows how to move ideas into action and learning into refinement. He has managed multiple startup cycles and positive exits, has experience in all phases of product development, and has an extensive hardware/software patent history. Damir moves seamlessly between business development and the technical team, bringing out the best of both sides of the business process. He also crafts an impressive bourbon.

Tamara Leigh CMO EIO

TAMARA LEIGH CMO

Tamara Leigh is a sense-maker, connector, and storyteller. An agricultural communications expert with extensive networks in agriculture and food production, media and government, she is responsible for shaping EIO’s story and compelling the right people to listen. Her work with farmers and ag organizations from ground to government has gifted Tamara with a deep appreciation and understanding of the sector that feeds us all.

Jeff Sember EIO

JEFF SEMBER Software Architect

As a self-taught video game programmer, Jeff developed some best-selling sports titles before returning to university, where he received a Ph.D. in computational geometry. He thrives on solving challenging problems involving algorithms and data structures. Jeff is particularly adept at determining functional and non-functional requirements for novel software applications.

Jason Harrison EIO

JASON HARRISON VP Engineering

As VP of Engineering Jason Harrison balances the big picture of a technical solution against the little details that can invalidate even the best engineered product. With twenty-five years of experience in software development across a variety of hardware and software products he brings hard earned experience to EIO Diagnostics. He keeps it real for the team with his sarcastic sense of humour.

Booker Washington EIO

BOOKER WASHINGTON Project Manager, Kenya

Booker Washington is an organizer and implementer. An agricultural economist with extensive experience in agriculture and livelihood research within East African region, he has conducted various agricultural research activities for both local and international organizations. Booker has worked with smallholder farmers in the region in close collaboration with governments, a fact that has widened his understanding and appreciation of African agricultural sector.

Rickey Grawey EIO

RICKY GRAWEY Director of Operations

Ricky brings order and structure to the operations of the EIO Team. She is an ace project manager with an eye for detail and organization, from day-to-day logistics to long-term growth strategies. Ricky has refined her penchant for planning by organizing international cycle tours, combining her passion for discovering new terrain, meeting new people, and eating the food that brings them together.

ADVISORY BOARD

Cory Spencer, Senior Technical Advisor, Haltwhistle Cheese

David Baar, Technical Advisor, Intellectual Property

Wally Smith, Dairy Advisor, former President of Dairy Farmers of Canada

Bob Nordgren, Livestock Health Advisor, Yield Lab

ACCELERATED BY:

The-Yield-Lab
techstars
Food-X