Our Team is comprised of Industry and Domain Experts


Peter Gadd

General Manager, HC (Int’l) & Strategic Business Services

Since 2013, Peter has had overall responsibility for GPAS on a worldwide basis. He has been involved in all of the larger GPAS implementations as the Executive Sponsor and uses his business-focused skillset to ensure the team deliver a Solution that meets customer’s business needs and delivers tangible value. Peter has spoken at numerous conferences on topics such as brand protection & traceability and holds an honours Degree in Computer Science.


Rich Lightfoot

Client Principal – AMS GPAS Lead

Rich Lightfoot leads the sales and business strategy development of GPAS in the Americas and is responsible for channel partner and new market opportunities. Rich has an MBA financial background coupled with 20+ years of print/security experience and knowledge. He is typically heavily involved in the initial scoping exercises and scenario modelling and brings his financial/print/security expertise to bear.


Gary Moloney

Innovation Technology Centre Manager

Technology Innovation Centre manager with 25+ years’ domain expertise and experience of managing teams in successfully delivering technology-based services & solutions related to brand protection/counterfeit detection and prevention, product & supply chain traceability and sustainability.


Evan Patterson

GPAS Product Manager

Evan has been with HPE / Micro Focus for 18 years. He holds a BA (Hons) in Economics and a post graduate Higher Diploma in Systems Analysis, both awarded by the National University of Ireland, Galway. Bringing a wealth of experience, Evan’s role and primary focus includes leading the project components from LC inception to post deployment checkout and project closure.


Anthony Winterlich

Software Engineering Manager

Anthony has over 12 years’ experience in the fields of data analytics & computer science. He holds an MSc. (Mathematics) and a PhD. (Engineering) in the areas of graph theory & video quality analytics. Anthony leads the analytics sub-team within the Cloud & Analytics Services Innovation Centre as well as the innovation of future services within the group.


Lisa Finn

Lead Data Scientist

Lisa is a Lead Data Scientist for Micro Focus Galway. Lisa has over 10 years’ experience in solving data, technology and business challenges for leading organisations. Lisa holds a BSc in Financial & Actuarial Mathematics and has experience in the areas of Risk Theory, Actuarial Modelling, Time Series, Statistics and Complex Analysis.


Aileen Benson

Project Manager

PMP Certified IT Professional BSc (Hons) with over 13 years’ experience in core infrastructure support with a strong focus on project management and service delivery. Key skills include teamwork, problem solving and communication. Previous experience with Waterfall project approach with a familiarity of Agile methods. I have a high attention to detail and a proven ability to work effectively in global cross-functional teams or on my own initiative.

Key Advisors


Steve Simske

Professor at Colorado State University

Dr. Simske is a former HP Fellow, Vice President, and Director in HP Labs. As of July 2020, he is the author of more than 450 publications and more than 200 US patents (many more worldwide). He is an IS&T Fellow, and its immediate past President (2017-2019). Steve is the Steering Committee Chair for the ACM DocEng Symposium, which meets annually. Dr. Simske was a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Councils from 2010-2016, including Illicit Trade, Illicit Economy and the Future of Electronics.


Paul Ellingstad

Managing Partner – PTI

Paul advises and accompanies leaders who want to innovate, grow, and transform their teams and organizations. His expertise has been cultivated through a career of deep, hands-on experience in market research, communications, marketing, client relationship management, consulting and innovation while leading teams at local, regional, and global levels of responsibility. Working with highly diverse and geographically dispersed teams, clients, and partners has been a career-long constant.


Mick Keyes

Chief Technology Officer, Poultry Sense

Mr. Mick Keyes is an expert adviser on Precision Agriculture technologies, IT architectures, as well as strategy planning for new IOT and Analytics business initiatives. He has significant experience across a variety of industries, including Government, Healthcare, Food and Agriculture, Pharmaceutical and Manufacturing with a particular focus on emerging sensor technologies, AI based edge compute deployments and development of new “as-a-service” models for the IT industry.


Dave Keller

Security Packaging Advisor

David Kellar is the Founder and Owner of Kellar Consulting LLC where he focuses on helping organizations with Brand Protection through Packaging Engineering and Traceability.
He earned a BS in Packaging from Michigan State University and has over 20 years of industry experience. David also has demonstrated expertise in the use of Blockchain technology, Smart Packaging, IOT and RFID for security and enhanced tracking. He has an established reputation for technical innovations to solve business critical issues.

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