Co-founder and Board Chair

Joe, Princeton '84, Executive in Residence at Princeton University, is a serial entrepreneur who has built successful software companies, including Restricted Stock Systems (in the financial field) and PIRXA (in the healthcare field).  In 2017, he and Princeton University scientists Eric Wood and Justin Sheffield co-founded Princeton Climate Analytics.  Joe guides the Lambent team’s multidisciplinary skills and expertise toward solving critical issues in practical ways through actionable data analytics and user-friendly software. 


Co-founder and CEO

Kirsten, Princeton '84, Harvard MBA '89, Harvard MPA '89, is a social impact entrepreneur with excellent experience in senior management, entrepreneurial non-profits, consulting, education, and other organizations engaging children and families. She was Executive Director of a non-profit with national reach, led fundraising for a national organization equipping families and social service agencies, and served as NYC Regional Manager of an after-school tutoring organization. She has consulted for a range of businesses and non-profits, including at McKinsey & Co. and as a solo practitioner.

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Co-founder and

Board Secretary and Treasurer


Tom, Princeton '67, Wharton MBA '70, has served as CFO for technology-based companies for most of his career, including for publicly-traded (e.g. Dialogic from 1997 to 2000 and Symbol from 1990 to 1997) and private companies. In recent years, he has consulted through Amato Ventures. Tom's also devoted his leadership to non-profit boards. In 2009, he joined the Board of Carrier Clinic psychiatric hospital and addiction recovery center, becoming Board Chair in 2011 and now Co-Chair as Carrier has become part of Hackensack Meridian Health.  His volunteer service has also included work with Head Start and other organizations helping families. 


Board Member


Bob, Princeton '67, Harvard Law J.D. '71, Harvard Kennedy School MPA '71, has served in senior legal positions during his career, with his combined expertise in financial law and public administration.  He retired in 2011 as Senior Counsel of Deutsche Bank AG, NYC. Before that, he served as Counsel, Bankers Trust. In his early years, he clerked for a federal judge.  He brings his legal perspective, commitment to community-building, and financial acumen to Lambent Data. 


Chief Technology Officer

Vin, Princeton ‘80, has led multi-site software development teams (domestic and offshore) of up to 35 people, managing all phases from planning through implementation, delivery and maintenance.  He has a track record of delivering innovative products across a range of platforms and hardware-software interfaces.  He recently led a team that converted a WinCE/Windows stand-alone product line to an always-on Android, iOS, Xamarin + Google Cloud Platform product line. While technically expert and strong in forging outstanding engineering teams, Vin also excels in engaging with customers via beta sites and user groups. This enables agile development of products highly valuable to the users.


Chief Operating Officer

Kevin, SouthEast Missouri State University '89, served as Head of Operations of  Northern/Central New Jersey for Home Care Assistance.  He is a strategically-minded executive with extensive expertise in home care operations, business development, and regulatory compliance.  Kevin is a results-driven leader with over 15 years of proven experience in the delivery of exceptional home care services and achievement of local and regional growth initiatives.  Prior to joining Home Care Assistance, Kevin held various technical positions as a System Engineer, which involved extensive software development for IP routing platforms, including at AT&T Labs and Avici Systems.

Chief Data Scientist


Philip, Princeton '82, Univ. of Illinois Ph.D. '87, is an outstanding scientist who focuses on what is known as “low signal-to-noise” data analyses. This involves finding insights and patterns in "noisy" data and depicting these analytics in user-friendly ways.  He has worked on data imaging and other data analytics in Behavioral Health and Neuroscience. He has co-developed valuable techniques in fMRI and cryo-electron microscopy. Phil has recently been serving as a research scientist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the New York Structural Biology Center.

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