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Meet mHUB's Experts in Residence (EIRs)

Startups focused on developing innovative physical products have a unique set of challenges. mHUB, the nation's leading hardtech innovation center, has convened an ecosystem to help founders get from Point A to Point B and all the points in between as they navigate the complex path to commercialization. When physical product innovators become members at mHUB, they gain access to extensive resources including a mentor network and Experts in Residence.

If you're wrestling with the following questions:

  • How does your product become a reality?
  • Which suppliers should I work with?
  • How do you reduce risk in a new product launch?
  • What is lead time?
  • How do you scale supply?
  • How do you move supply chain concerns upstream into the design phase?
  • How do you ensure high quality and low cost? 

Then you'll want to meet Karthik Chandramouli.


Supply Chain Expert

Karthik Chandramouli's career began at Toyota, where he led supply chain network optimization and growth initiatives. He then moved to Motorola and drove a global Lean Transformation across 14 factories in 10 countries, achieving world-class quality and flexibility a first in the consumer electronic industry. 

When you become a member at mHUB, you can meet with Karthik on a regular basis to ask questions and get insights you need to steer your startup in the right direction.

Looking for support with strategic decisions about market entry, pricing, fundraising, or sales channels?

Seeking guidance on resource planning, financial forecasting, or organizational structure? Meet Paul Cushman.


Entrepreneurship Expert

Paul Cushman is an experienced entrepreneurial generalist with a wealth of experience in sales, business development, customer success and marketing. Prior to joining mHUB, Paul has led B2B sales strategy at five Silicon Valley startups, achieving three exits to Google, LinkedIn, and Verisign. He brings expertise in leadership, building successful teams, optimizing sales and operations, B2B marketing, and customer success. Over his career he has helped companies in FinTech, AdTech, Transportation, Sharing Economy/Marketplaces, AI/ML/Data and Brand Marketing (B2C). Additionally, he brings a deep, extensive global professional and personal network, having lived and worked in six countries across three continents. 

Entrepreneurship & Product Management Expert (Catalyze)

Marcy Capron is a Chicago-based entrepreneur, inventor, strategist, engineer, and designer sitting at the intersection of technology and the human condition. Marcy studied at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) and Northwestern University before founding Polymathic in 2010, a digital innovation consultancy that was the go-to technical co-founding team for 30+ Chicagoland startups; acquired by Tandem in 2017. From 2018-2022, Marcy served as Chief Product & Tech Officer at Equilibria ("EQ"), a women's cannabis tech company she co-founded with Coco Meers, focused on personalized wellness routines for real outcomes. Marcy's recent entrepreneurial endeavors have led her to founding Paprika, a medtech startup revolutionizing PAP treatment for patients with sleep apnea. As with her own startups, Marcy evaluates all innovation projects agnostically through the lenses of software, hardtech, CPG, durables, softgoods, and/or service-design, resulting in a uniquely robust and differentiated model. Marcy looks at Product through the eyes of brand, pop culture, and user psychology. She is an Entrepreneurship & Product Management Expert in Residence at mHUB through its Catalyze Initiative

Are you looking for critical insights on design approach? Worried about ensuring a quality product? Seeking help with planning your design path, thinking through production processes, or identifying potential gaps in your approach before they hold you back?

If you need help with the engineering and design of your prototype or MVP, meet Bob Daniel-Wayman and Melanie Mosley.


Engineering Expert

Bob Daniel-Wayman (BDW) brings over 30 years of experience in developing and shipping products along with leading quality efforts in a global product and solutions company. Over his career, he developed large scale telecommunications products, a pioneering consumer IoT product, industrial automation, consumer durables, and consumer electronics. Along the way, he was granted 23 patents and served as VP of Engineering and VP of Quality. His senior-level experience provides insight into the impact of technical, business, and organizational strategies on company success. 


Engineering Expert (Catalyze)

Melanie Mosley is the Chief Technology Officer of Adezu Inc., President and Founder of Light Dynamics, Inc., and the President of the Chicago STEM Foundation (a NSBE-Chicago Professionals entity).  Before starting Light Dynamics, she had the pleasure of working for Hewlett-Packard in Cupertino California as a R&D Performance Engineer and Philip Morris USA in Richmond, Virginia as a Chemical Engineering Intern.  In addition to serving as the CTO of DEZU, she also taught Engineering Basics, Computer Science and Physics at Hales Franciscan High School and is also an Engineer in Residence at mHUB through its Catalyze Initiative. 


Take Advantage of mHUB's Experts in Residence

Entrepreneurs who become members at mHUB join a community of over 1,057 engineers, developers, manufacturers, mentors, and entrepreneurs. Learn about the mHUB ecosystem and the mHUB mentorship program, which connects entrepreneurs with business and industry leaders who have extensive experience in manufacturing innovation and cutting-edge technologies.