Thalmic Labs Strengthens Team With Addition of Two BlackBerry Execs

Former Blackberry Senior Vice President Mike Galbraith has joined Kitchener-Waterloo’s Thalmic Labs, creators of the revolutionary MYO armband, as CFO.

In addition, David Perston, former Director of Operations, Senior Director of Global Technology and Services, and Senior Director of New Product Introduction Outsourcing at Blackberry, joins the team as Vice President of Manufacturing.

“In less than a year, our company has grown from just three founders to 30 employees and counting,” said Stephen Lake, CEO and co-founder of Thalmic Labs. “We are changing the face of human-computer interaction with a unique team of talented employees who have joined us from everywhere from start-ups to multinational corporations. Our team members are excited to continue pushing the boundaries of current technology and are enthusiastic about introducing our first product, MYO, to users around the world.”

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Thalmic Labs attributes its rapid growth and success to the thriving and emerging technology hub in the Kitchener-Waterloo region and expects to have more than 50 employees by the end of 2013.

In June 2013 Thalmic Labs raised $14.5 million, the largest Series A round raised by any startup after going through Silicon Valley’s Y Combinator program.