SystemOne was founded in 2013 by a team with wide-ranging backgrounds and a common focus: to leverage internet-enabled devices to create rapid and far-reaching change. Our team recognized the proliferation of signals that, if skillfully harnessed, could change human behavior and dramatically improve conditions in numerous industries and geographies.

Identifying disease in the developing world as a critical area where improvements could have global health and economic impact, we designed solutions around a new generation of medical devices, producing data (or, in our parlance, signals) that had yet to be translated into actionable and measurable solutions


  Leah Ekbladh, Global Health Team Leader

Chris Macek, CEO

Chris was founder and CEO of Relyon Media, which has been in operation from 1998 to 2016. Relyon developed large-scale software applications for US-based government projects, universities and the World Bank. Chris has been a software developer since the early 1980s, when he learned to develop applications on Radio Shack’s TRS-80 computer. In the 1990s, Chris started to see how large-scale database-driven applications often required data analysts to interpret their results and help businesses understand who needed to do what, based on data. He has brought graceful user experiences to applications ranging from the World Bank’s E&S Toolkit to SystemOne’s Aspect software. Chris earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Middlebury College, and his Master’s degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He also enjoys time in the wilderness, in meditation, and at BurningMan.
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Leah brings twenty years of experience designing, managing and implementing international health programs with a focus on clinical service quality, provider performance and systems improvement in private and public sectors. Her areas of expertise include tuberculosis, TB/HIV co-infection, maternal and child health, family planning and primary health care. Her international health project management and implementation experience includes on-the-ground work in 19 countries stretching from South Africa to Fiji. Before SystemOne, Leah held prominent positions at Abt Associates (Fiji, Georgia, US), IntraHealth International, Inc. (US), and Jhpiego Corporation (US). She earned her Masters at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and lives in Cambridge, MA with her husband and two daughters. Leah is an avid (and possibly obsessive) runner, swimmer and scuba diver.

Stefan Baumgartner, Chief Product Engineer

Nicolas Boillot, Chief Operating Officer

Stefan was born and raised in southern Germany. While earning his Master's degree in Economics at Technical University Berlin, he worked at a startup in the early days of the dot-com boom. There he honed his skills as a developer, building software in the areas of health, education, and justice. He later moved to the United States and joined Chris Macek’s company, Relyon Media, where he was the lead architect for more than a dozen nationally-scaled data-driven initiatives. Stefan lives in Ware, MA, with his wife and daughter. He loves coding, music, and plays too many sports to be good at any of them.
Nicolas Boillot is a SystemOne co-founder. Previously he was co-founder and CEO of a technology marketing agency, which was sold in 2015. He is also a founder of Middlebury College's celebrated entrepreneurship program MiddCORE (Creativity, Opportunity, Risk & Entrepreneurship). He lives in Williamsburg, MA, with his wife and son, is an avid skier, outdoorsman and beekeeper.

Doug McVey, Chief Financial Officer

Brad Cunningham, VP, Strategic Initiatives

After graduating from college, Doug worked as an environmental engineer cleaning up and revitalizing contaminated properties at Environmental Compliance Services (ECS), Inc. While there, he earned an MBA and shifted his focus to operations: establishing scalable project and business management tools, developing sound financial controls, and honing business models for ECS's expanding business lines. He became Chief Financial Officer and formulated equity liquidity plans for shareholders and equity incentive plans for management. He established a financing subsidiary that provided the parent company a strategic competitive advantage in a high margin niche of the consulting industry. After guiding the growing firm through several successful acquisitions, helping it become a 250-employee firm with $45M in annual revenues, Doug facilitated the acquisition of ECS in October 2016. Doug holds a BA in Environmental Policy and a BS in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University and an MBA from The University of Massachusetts. He lives in Williamsburg, MA, with his wife, twin sons, daughter and her two enormous orange cats. Doug enjoys skiing, hiking, trail running and any excuse to get in the woods.
Brad Cunningham was the founder of Lucerae Consulting in 2012 - a company focused on information management for infectious diseases and diagnostic connectivity. Brad studied simultaneous undergraduate degrees at university completing a BSc. Information Technology and a BEng. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. His postgraduate MSc. Engineering studies were conducted within BioMedical research group at the University of Witwatersrand; investigating a microfluidic, isothermal amplification system for the detection of HIV targeted at limited-resource settings. He continued to be involved with the University moving into the Molecular Medicine and Hematology Department as a biomedical engineer in the Research Diagnostics Unit before becoming an independent consultant. Brad has spent the bulk of his career consulting to various groups involved in connectivity, diagnostic instrument design, hardware and software development, External Quality Assessment, and the implementation of connected diagnostic systems in Africa. Brad currently resides in Johannesburg, South Africa alongside his missing tarantula (“Houdini”) which may or may not be the cause of his untimely demise.