Veteran technology leader Martin Riegel has been named Chief Executive
Officer of STRmix™ Ltd., the newly formed subsidiary of the Institute of
Environmental Science and Research (ESR).
STRmix™ Ltd. was founded to better serve international customers of
STRmix™, the sophisticated forensic software used to resolve mixed DNA
profiles previously thought to be too complex to interpret.
Riegel comes to STRmix™ Ltd. after serving as a Principal at Broadfield
Advisory, which he co-founded in 2013 to actively help technology
companies globally. To that end, he has served as CEO of UbiquiOS
Technology, a provider of low-cost wireless connectivity for IoT, and
Biotelliga Holdings, a leader in the development and commercialization
of sustainable biocontrols for agriculture.
“Martin has a superior track record of success in the application of
technology in companies of all sizes, melding governance, strategy, and
operational performance,” says Hamish Findlay, a spokesperson for ESR.
“He is the ideal person to further support STRmix™ and its customers.”
“STRmix™ has had great support from the community, and so we are looking
to continue to invest in the science to make STRmix™ even more powerful
for forensic labs globally,” Riegel explains.
Thirty-two U.S. labs now routinely use STRmix™ in resolving DNA
profiles. This includes everything from federal agencies such as the ATF
and the FBI to state and local agencies. STRmix™ is also in various
stages of installation, validation, and training in 56 other U.S. labs.
It has been used to interpret DNA in thousands of cases by laboratories
in Australia, England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and New Zealand.
Riegel began his career as a software developer before moving on to a
number of financial and operational roles, including 10 years as
Controller at Intel. He served in a range of CFO roles before being
named COO and CFO at Healthphone Solutions, a provider of highly
connected healthcare software applications.
The graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University also
served as COO and CFO at NextWindow, an international leader of optical
STRmix™ was developed by John Buckleton, DSc, FRSNZ, and Jo-Anne Bright
of ESR, and Duncan Taylor from Forensic Science South Australia (FSSA).
For more information about STRmix™ visit http://www.esr.cri.nz/
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