Leadership

Leading our team and leading the way in industrial IOT and AI

Executive Leadership

Brad Keywell

Co-Founder & CEO

Brad Keywell

A lifelong entrepreneur and philanthropist, Brad is co-founder of seven technology companies. In addition to Uptake, he is a founding investor in Tempus and co-founder of Groupon, Echo Global Logistics, MediaOcean, Drivin and the venture capital firm Lightbank. He is on the Board of Trustees of Equity Residential and is the founder and Chairman of Chicago Ideas, which has grown into one of the largest innovation and ideas gatherings in the world. Brad is the Chairman of Future Founders, a non-profit that believes every youth can become an entrepreneur.

Ganesh Bell

President

Ganesh Bell

A veteran of Silicon Valley and enterprise software, Ganesh came to Uptake from GE, where he was Chief Digital Officer of GE and the CEO of GE Power Digital Solutions. Ganesh’s breadth of expertise spans platforms, analytics and enterprise applications across leaders like SAP, PeopleSoft & J.D.Edwards. In 2017, he was named to Fast Company’s list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business.

Jay Allardyce

Head of Corp Dev and Partnerships

Jay Allardyce

A seasoned technology and enterprise software leader, Jay oversees Uptake’s corporate development and partnership strategy. He was previously Chief Product and Marketing Officer for GE Digital where he was responsible for the overall product portfolio and marketing strategy. Prior to that, Jay was a founding member and Chief Operating Officer of GE's first vertical digital business, Power Digital Solutions, focused on transforming the utility market with software and analytics. Previous to GE Digital, he held senior leadership roles at Hewlett-Packard, Vertica and Adobe Capital Partners. He is based in Silicon Valley and currently serves on the board of Bizworld.org and is an advisor to Actian Corporation, an IoT data management and analytics company that was acquired by HCL for $330 million in April 2018.

Scott Bolick

Head of Portfolio Strategy & Industries

Scott Bolick

Scott is an experienced operational leader and strategic consultant with a focus on high tech, including hardware, Industrial AI, and business productivity apps. He has an extensive background in portfolio strategy, software product management, and sales & marketing operations. He's held senior roles at SAP, Enterasys Networks, GE, and McKinsey & Company. He started his career as an Officer in the US Army.

Kelly McGinnis

Chief Financial Officer

Kelly McGinnis

A senior financial leader formerly focused on the energy industry, Kelly was previously the CFO of GE’s Power Digital business. There she was responsible for defining growth strategies, developing new business models, understanding customer economics and driving outcomes.

Greg Goff

Chief Product Officer

Greg Goff

Greg oversees all aspects of product strategy and development at Uptake. He previously served as Chief Technology Officer for Morningstar where he defined and implemented the financial services giant’s global technology strategy. Prior to that, Greg served as Senior Vice President of Global Platform Technology at The Nielsen Company and developed a single technology strategy and platform that integrated all of Nielsen’s consumer assets. He has also held past positions at Accenture and BlueMeteor.

Kami Bond

SVP of People

Kami Bond

An HR executive with extensive experience in talent management, organizational effectiveness and leadership development, Kami has held senior roles at GE Healthcare, Aon, Sapient and Cielo. Her passion for global leadership development has armed her to successfully support executives in their pursuit to align culture, values and growth. Kami holds a Bachelors in Human Resources from the University of Delaware and a Masters in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University.

Ravi Marwaha

Head of Customer Success

Ravi Marwaha

Ravi has held senior strategic roles across a range of industries and organizations including Informatica, SAP and GE. With more than 20 years of experience in design thinking, product/corporate strategy, analytics, product management and development, and pre-sales/consulting in enterprise software, he has deep expertise in running customer success organizations in addition to analytics, building consumer apps, as well as large enterprise applications through customer co-innovation and customer/partner engagements.

Andy Polovin

General Counsel

Andy Polovin

As General Counsel, Andy oversees all legal, regulatory and compliance matters at Uptake. He previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois and was an equity partner at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP, one of the nation’s leading trial boutiques. Andy clerked for the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from Northwestern University School of Law.

Adam McElhinney

Chief of Machine Learning & AI Strategy

Adam McElhinney

Adam McElhinney leads a team of 75 data scientists building cutting-edge industrial data analytics tools. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science and Mathematics departments at Illinois Institute of Technology and is Board president of the Chicago Chapter of the American Statistical Association. Adam has filed 18 patents related to machine learning, IoT, software engineering and big data.