With global and local experience and networks, the QUBIC Labs Team along with its advisory network has the chops to help your growth.

Executive Team

John O’Keeffe — Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

John O’Keeffe

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer
About John

John came to QUBIC from Cristo Rey Boston where he was Executive Director and led their corporate partnership initiative. Previously, John was VP of Business Development in Congress Wealth Management in Boston. John’s expertise covers investments, corporate partnerships, sales and business development, nonprofit management and entrepreneurship.

John graduated from the University of Limerick with a Masters in International Entrepreneurship Management where he completed a thesis on using neuro linguistic techniques to develop leadership skills in entrepreneurs. He graduated from University College Cork with a BA in English and History. John has completed an executive program on dispute mediation from Harvard and holds several financial and investment licenses.

Additionally, John is on the board of trustees at Lawrence Catholic Academy and supports their efforts to help children in need.

Ian Cain

Ian Cain

Co-Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board
About Ian
Ian is a Co-Founder and Chairman of QUBIC Labs and Co-Founder and Managing Partner of QUBIC Ventures, which invests non-exclusively in QUBIC Labs’ businesses. He is also Founder and President of The Highpoint Group, providing strategic advisory and capital expertise to organizations and institutions spanning the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

Ian graduated from Boston College with a BA in political science and from Duke University with an MBA. Over the last 15 years, he has worked in commercial real estate with Tishman Speyer, developed and managed power projects around the world with BTU Ventures, advanced impact investing with SJF Ventures, and lead business development activity at Luminoso, an MIT Media Lab spin off, at Valuation Research Corporation and at TriWire.

In addition, Ian is an elected representative to the City Council in Quincy, MA, a member of the Board of Directors at Bay State Community Services, a member of the Board of Overseers at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Milton, and a member of the Advisory Board of GoPetie. Ian is the founder of the Boston College Business Network (BCBN), the Boston Private Equity Network (BPEN), and PorchFest Quincy.

Justin Nadile

Justin Nadile

About Justin
Justin Nadile served as Principal at NewSpring Capital. He also served as Associate at Symmetric Capital. He served as Board Member at Archer IMS. He joined the Firm in 2015. Previously, he was with Symmetric Capital, a Boston-based growth equity firm focused on investments in the technology and business services sectors. While at Symmetric, he was responsible for all stages of the investment lifecycle, including sourcing, diligence, execution, and portfolio value creation. Prior to Symmetric Capital, Justin was an investment banker with Raymond James, where he provided M&A and capital raising advisory services to companies in the financial technology and business services sectors. He began his career at NewStar Financial, where he provided debt financing solutions to middle-market companies and investors. Justin received a BS from Babson College and an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Board of Directors

William M. Weddleton

William M. Weddleton

Board Member
About William
Will is an active participant in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Boston area and is a member of Launchpad Venture Group, Walnut Ventures, Boston Chain Reaction, and Sky Ventures. In addition to individual Angel Investments made through these groups, he is also an investor in the Venture Capital firm Alumni Ventures Group.

Will has extensive business management and executive leadership experience in a broad range of industries (Financial Management Services, Retail, Direct Marketing, Life Sciences, Technical Services). Most recently, as President of Public Partnerships LLC, and previously as Chief Operating Officer, he led the growth of the company from early stage startup to market leader, with an annual growth rate of over 25% for more than a decade. Public Partnerships LLC, a division of privately held Public Consulting Group, provides Financial Management Services for the Personal Home Care industry serving publicly funded participant-directed services programs that enable individuals with disabilities and long-term care needs to remain independent at home and avoid institutionalization (“Age in Place”). Will provided overall strategic and operational leadership for the company, including implementing and scaling the Program Management, Financial Operations, Technology applications and IT infrastructure and Customer Service required to support programs in over 25 states and provide services to more than 100,000 consumers through over 125,000 Personal Care Attendants, providing over $2B in services annually. During his tenure he served on Public Consulting Group’s Audit Committee and was a founding Board Member of the National Resource Center for Participant Directed Services (NRCPDS) Membership Steering Committee (industry association). During 15 years at PerkinElmer (formerly EG&G, Inc.), a diversified, high-technology Fortune 500 company, he served in a variety of senior management positions in both operations locations and Corporate Headquarters. He also has broad new business startup experience, having served as General Manager of several early-stage companies, including World Touch Group, LLC and the online retailer In addition, he served as Vice President, Business Manager of Vantage Direct Marketing Services. Will started his career as a Nuclear Submarine Officer in the US Navy. Areas of expertise include team leadership, business operations and process improvement, new system implementation, strategic planning and competitive analysis, project management, financial planning, and financial management.

Will is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology (M&T), receiving a BS in Economics from the Wharton School, and a BS in Applied Science from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He also has an MBA in Finance from George Washington University. He is a graduate of The American School in Switzerland (TASIS).

Will is a recreational Triathlete and is a member of Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition and USA Triathlon.

Adam Gurwitz

Adam Gurwitz

Board Member
About Adam
Adam has a background in global alternative investments, international finance, law and financial start-ups. He is passionate about early stage business investment and development as an angel investor, executive, advisor and board member.

Adam was formerly COO of True Arrow Capital Management, a start-up, cutting edge quantitative investment group that pioneered equities and futures trading in mainland China. There he forged partnerships with global investment groups interested in the Chinese market and managed all business aspects for the company. These included capital raising, legal and compliance, investment entity structuring, counterparty relations, investor relations, business development and human resources. Prior to that, while based in Brazil, he was Head of International Business Development at Equitas Investimentos, and worked with global investors to structure investment into the region.

Adam previously spent several years with Deutsche Bank in New York City, where he worked extensively with endowments, family offices, pensions and institutional funds of funds to raise capital for the firm’s hedge fund clients. He was also responsible for originating financing transactions for various clients. Prior to that, as head of capital markets for the Chicago Board Options Exchange, he designed and structured packaged derivative investment products in partnership with several investment banks. Earlier in his career, Adam co-founded a financial services start-up on the island of Curaçao, working with international investors focused on North American capital markets. Before pursuing a career in finance, Adam started his career as a corporate and bank regulatory attorney in Washington, DC.

Adam is a CFA charterholder and graduated with a J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School, where he was an editor of the Boston College International & Comparative Law Review. He received a B.A. in Political Science from Duke University. Adam is also an Eagle Scout and an avid scuba diver and fitness trainer.

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