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Nini William Hinsche

CEO, Chairman/President, Founder

Nini William Hinsche ('William') chief executive officer, chairman/president, founder, is responsible for Radiance's leadership of the Company’s brightest, most talented, most sophisticated, and most experienced individuals in the industry, as well as product vision, HR, business development, and investor relations. Hinsche founded Radiance in 2016 with the vision to make the Midwest and the Southern half of the United States of America economically self-sufficient in innovation, and to make the region a key global competitor to  employment/economic growth in high-technology. Hinsche is contributing to the creation of technological products that serve Life, helps advance humanity, and strives to create the best virtual reality experience possible using patent-pending technologies.

William is a senior technology global leader with nearly a decades worth of experience operating in Fortune 100 enterprises in the high-tech and finance industries, with a proven leadership track record. William is an experienced, strategic-minded senior technology leader with success in building and leading global technology teams that help drive business transformation and accelerating improvement.

Hinsche combines his leadership track-record and business experience gained at several of the world’s largest Fortune 100 organizations, most notably Wells Fargo, Charter Communications, Bank of America Merrill, and GE Aviation.

At Wells Fargo, William was responsible for managing technology group transformations under the Group CIO. In this position, he is responsible for leading the efforts required to transform the Bank’s business model, the Bank’s information technology capabilities, and accelerating the Bank’s Agile transformation.

Furthermore, Hinsche’s responsibilities as division manager in PVSI Platform Management includes division area problem management, and implementing timelines and solutions to improve the overall trend.

In addition to this, Hinsche was responsible for managing both the tactical short-term, and strategic long-term technology related initiatives of the CSBBT Central Command, under the Payments, Virtual Solutions, Innovation and Consumer & Small Business Banking Technology Group, within the Platform Management Division. The value of this international team is to align with Wells Fargo’s strategic, long-term planning efforts - with a strong focus on creating a more innovative, digitally enhanced company, to improve the Wells Fargo customer experience by reducing customer impacts, and improving time-to-repair for critical Wells Fargo technology operations.

Hinsche was a former associate program manager at Charter Communications with $2MM annual project work and led a development staff headcount of 19+. During this time, Hinsche was responsible for actively managing 29 distinct high-visibility strategic IT data management projects ranging to and from $50K-$300K budgets and fast timelines, reducing cost to budget by 27% while maintaining before deadline deliveries.

Hinsche was part of a large team at Bank of America Merrill in the Global Banking and Markets line of business, in the Wholesale Banking and Credit Technology division, responsible for a $1.5MM per year annual budget internal downstream Bank software application utilized by the international finance deal management team to track & recover expenses/fees incurred on global investment banking and capital markets deals.

Hinsche earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business. Hinsche officially founded Radiance in 2016 in his off-campus room within a rental house that he shared with seven roommates. Hinsche is chairman and founder of the Hinsche Foundation and he also envisions the Give Life™ initiative, a multi-generational philanthropic endeavor that invests in all species. Hinsche deeply cares about social and environmental initiatives, including: clean energy, sustainable materials, reforestation, wildlife restoration, children's rights and education, disease eradication, and providing rural areas with critical healthcare. He is member of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance. Hinsche resides in Charlotte, NC.

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Greg Mazza

CFO, COO, Chief Strategy Officer, Co-Founder

Gregory Mazza, Radiance chief financial officer, chief operations officer, and chief strategy officer, is responsible for Radiance's overall Company financial management, cash flow, capital, and financial controls.

 

Mazza brings forth over 25 years of experience as a finance, operations, and strategy executive in Fortune 100 Companies, including MetLife, CPP Group N.A., HSBC, and General Motors.

Mazza was a former VP of Strategy for MetLife, responsible for corporate strategy, innovation, governance, strategic partnerships, process improvement, training & development. During his tenure at MetLife, Mazza developed and executed research-based business development strategy, and secured $50M+ distribution partnerships in year 1.

Mazza was a former CFO and Treasurer for CPP Group N.A., a $500M Global Consumer Financial Services Company providing insurance protection products and services to via credit and debit card holders of major financial institutions, in which he held North American P&L responsibility for an $80M entity within the global organization.

Mazza was a former CFO of HSBC and lead an ancillary business unit, Metris, in which Mazza was responsible for leading the unit to a top ten credit card issuer built upon proprietary scoring algorithms. During this time, Mazza was responsible as CFO with P&L responsibility for $400M insurance and protection products business (70% of corporate EBITDA).

Mazza was also a former finanance/sales/marketing manager for General Motors from 1981-1999. During his time at General Motors, he held brand management, corporate marketing & advertising, controller, corporate finance, and sales leadership roles.

 

Mazza earned his MBA in Finance from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business. In addition, Mazza earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a dual major in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from The Ohio State University College of Engineering.

Open Co-Founder Position

Chief Electrical Engineer

Open Co-Founder Position

Dinesh Ravilla

Chief Firmware Engineer, Co-Founder

Dinesh Ravilla, Radiance chief firmware engineer, is responsible for overseeing and managing the overall end-to-end firmware initiatives of the Company. Ravilla is an accomplished electrical & embedded systems engineering leader, with over 10+ years of demonstrated industry and cutting-edge academic experience in embedded programming, ranging from analysis and design, to engineering leadership and overseeing testing. He is experienced and well-versed in hardware design using Verilog, Xilinx, and Altera FPGA tools. 

 

In addition to embedded systems engineering, Ravilla is fluent in several programming languages, including C, Embedded C, C++, Java, Python, SQL, as well as simulation tools including ModelSim, Synopsys VCS, PSIM, LTSPICE, and MATLAB.

 

Prior to Radiance, Ravilla held numerous senior leadership positions in firmware engineering roles at Nanopure, Hyperloop UC, CEITR Bangalore, and Yuktix Technology India. Throughout his advanced academia career, Ravilla designed and engineered over 14 electronics projects. While a Master's student in electrical engineering, Ravilla authored and released a publication titled “V/F Control of Three-Phase Induction Motor Using 3-level Space Vector PWM Inverter.”, and won the Best Paper in Conference award at the SARC-IRF International Conference.

 

Ravilla holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Calicut in Kerala state, India, and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University in Tirupati, India.

Open Co-Founder Position

Chief Software Engineer

Open Co-Founder Position

Dr. Nkorni Katte 

Co-Chief Optical Engineer, Co-Founder

Dr. Nkorni Katte, Radiance co-chief optical engineer, is responsible for overseeing and managing the end-to-end optical engineering initiatives of the Company. Dr. Katte is a consummate scientist & engineer that seeks to solve challenging multi-physics technological problems. Dr. Katte applies his Ph.D. degree in Optical Engineering from the University of Dayton and brings forth over 20+ years of physics and electro-optical engineering experience in design, characterization, photonics, and hands-on operation of advanced optical instruments.

Dr. Katte's past successes and achievements include 4+ conference proceedings with international acclaim, including "Broadband, tunable super-lenses in the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum with metallodielectric stacks (MDS)", September 2011, SPIE NanoScience + Engineering, as well as "Z-scan simulations on metallodielectric stacks with nonlinear absorption." September 2011, SPIE NanoScience + Engineering.

Prior to Radiance, Dr. Katte was a university professor, responsible for hundreds of students, that has taught advanced level courses in Electromagnetics, Linear Systems, Electrical Circuits, Electronic Circuits, Numerical Methods, and Physics. Dr. Katte's research work were in the fields of 1.) Optical Design of a Capsule Endoscope with Zemax, 2.) Reflection of millimeter waves. Interaction of EM waves from Cell phones with human tissue, and 3.) Quantum dot LWIR sensors. These areas of research have been applied and cited in numerous international scientific publications and conference proceedings.

Dr. Katte is recognized for his creative mindset, advanced optical engineering research & development, and comprehensive thinking on bringing innovations.

Dr. Katte received his Ph.D. degree in Electro-Optics from the University of Dayton in 2011, and was elected as the Vice President of the University of Dayton SPIE Chapter. Dr. Katte obtained his Master's degree from Umeo University in Sweden in 2004.

Open Co-Founder Position

Chief Computer Vision Engineer

Open Co-Founder Position

Tim Good

Outside Adviser

Timothy Good, Radiance outside adviser, has 23+ years of experience with patents, optical engineering, and mechanical engineering. Good is currently the Principal Optical Engineer at Honeywell Scanning & Mobility in Fort Mill, SC and has been at Honeywell Scanning & Mobility since 2008. Prior to Honeywell Scanning & Mobility, Good was an optical engineer and holographic engineer at Metrologic Instruments, Inc., which was sold out to Honeywell in 2008. Whilst at Honeywell and Metrologic, Good authored, co-authored, and garnered approval for over 100+ US patents, most notably 'Indicia-Reader Housing With An Integrated Optical Structure' US 9,280,693., and 'Method Of And System For Detecting Object Weighing Interferences' US 9057641.

Good is experienced and well versed in all aspects of optical engineering, mechanical engineering, characterization, physical prototyping, testing, component sourcing, designing for manufacturing, project management, and the US patent process. Good also has extensive experience using Zemax, operating optical instruments and is experienced with the optical system manufacturing process. 

Good received his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University in 1995, and received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Messiah College in 1993.

Dr. Aaron Brettin

Co-Chief Optical Engineer, Co-Founder

Dr. Aaron Brettin, Radiance co-chief optical engineer, is responsible for the end-to-end optical engineering, experimental initiatives, and optical engineering patents of the Company. Dr. Brettin is a creative, goal-oriented, and results-based leader, with a tremendous background and strong work ethic. Dr. Brettin applies his Ph.D. degree in Optical Engineering from UNCC and brings forth over 10+ years of physics, applied physics, and optical engineering experience in design, characterization, experimental prototyping, patents, and numerous years of hands-on operation of advanced optical engineering equipment.

Dr. Brettin’s past successes and achievements include 1 US patent (“Photodetector Focal Plane Array Systems and Methods Based on Microcomponents with Arbitrary Shapes.” June 13, 2018, US Patent 16/006,963),16+ conference proceedings from 2016-2018, and has authored 4 academic journals in optical engineering and physics from 2013-2019.

Prior to Radiance, Dr. Brettin was a principal engineer at Opto-Alignment in Indian Trail, NC, with major clients across the continental United States.

 

Dr. Brettin was a research supervisor at UNCC in the optical science department overseeing graduate students, where he was heralded for guiding three conference proceedings that have been accepted, and one journal article submission under his command. Dr. Brettin was an NSF Intern working on Experimental proof of concept of fabrication micro-components for enhancing the sensitivity of SWIR and MWIR detectors in 2018, and was a key intern at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Electro-Optics Components Branch in the Sensors Directorate from 2015-2017.

Dr. Brettin received his Ph.D. degree in Optical Science, Master’s degree in Applied Physics, and Bachelor’s degree in Physics at UNCC from 2009-2018. During his time at UNCC, Dr. Brettin received Department Honors for Research in Physics, was inducted into the National Honors Society for Physicists in 2010, and was on both the Chancellor’s and Dean’s list for several semesters.

Bob Liljenwall

Outside Adviser

Robert Liljenwall ('Bob') is Radiance's outside adviser. Bob has 60+ years of experience in strategic marketing, branding, and advertising. Bob is a senior strategic marketing and branding consultant with broad skills in all phases of marketing planning, strategy, and implementation. He is a skilled writer and creative thinker and provides deep experience in a variety of corporate, retail, merchandising, and entertainment industries. He is also a motivational speaker. He has been the Editor and Co-Author of Marketing at Retail, the core text book for the retail marketing industry and serves as an industry leader and spokesperson on global trends in retail marketing. He maintains an active marketing and branding consultancy while teaching at UCLA where he was named Distinguished Instructor of the Year.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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