We believe wearable wireless sensing can provide new insight, and effect real change for societal and business challenges. Our team is core to this philosophy, embracing and constantly redefining how we deliver our technology and solutions now, and in the future.
Meet some members of our team at Shimmer who make our vision a reality … and if you’d like to join us, check out our careers page.
Paddy White CEO
About Paddy White
Paddy is the Founder & CEO of Shimmer. Having founded Realtime Technologies in 1996 as an electronics manufacturing support company, Realtime has grown into a global specialist Electronic Contract Design & Manufacturing services provider.
Prior to setting up Realtime Paddy was with Intel, as a member of the startup team at their Leixlip facility in Ireland heading up the original Quality function. Paddy was with Amdahl Corp. as Operations Manager, prior to joining Intel, at their Ireland facility in Swords, Co.Dublin.
To relax, Paddy enjoys nothing better than Skerries RFC winning at home followed by a few post match pints of Guinness going over the analytics of the match with friends and foe!
Geoff Gill President, Shimmer Americas
About Geoff Gill
Geoff joined Shimmer in March 2016 as the President of Shimmer Americas. Geoff’s primary role is as a member of the global management team with particular focus on business and product strategy for the consumer neuroscience and medical markets.
Prior to Shimmer, Geoff performed a wide variety of roles at Innerscope Research, Inc., a leading consumer neuroscience company, most recently as CFO/SVP of Operations. Other experience includes VP of R&D for Bayer Diagnostics Critical Care division and Global Market Manager at Weidmann Electrical Technology. Geoff has a AB in Applied Math and Physics from Harvard University and an MS in Management of Technology from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Geoff's main hobbies include tennis and squash, neither of which he plays as frequently (or as well) as he wishes.
Norman Davidson Engineering Development Manager
About Norman Davidson
Norman joined Shimmer in 2017. Graduating from Waterford Institute of Technology in 1985 as an electronics engineer, Norman has worked in numerous industries including communications, aviation, television, transport and audio both in the commercial and military sectors.
Norman has worked for companies, such as IBM, Digital, Compaq, Cirrus Logic, Esterline, and National Avionics in a diverse range of roles including Principle Engineer, Programme Manager and Development Manager. Throughout his career he has been at the forefront of innovation and holds 5 patents as well as being involved in the successful IPO of two companies. He was also part of the team that received two Queens Awards for Enterprise, in Innovation and Export. Norman’s hobbies include fishing, and motorsports.
Tom Blackadar Technology Consultant
About Tom Blackadar
Tom joined Shimmer in September of 2016 as the Technology Consultant. Tom’s primary role is to help Shimmer explore the future roadmap for technology development and help new and old clients in their implementation of the Shimmer technology.
Tom is one of the pioneers in wearable computing, catching the bug back in 1992 at Bolt Beranek and Newman and founding FitSense Technology in 1997 to “bring the human body on line”. Fitsense delivered the first ever speed distance monitor for the consumer with 98% accuracy in 2000, which was then licensed to Nike for the Nike+ system. He has 29 patents, and 11 pending. He has a BS in electrical engineering with concentrations in computer science and biomedical engineering from the University of New Hampshire.
Tom’s hobbies include everything music, fishing, and helping young startups get off the ground.
Mark Nolan Senior Development Engineer
About Mark Nolan
Mark joined the Shimmer team in early 2014 as a development engineer and brings his passion for innovation and technology development.
Having graduated from the Dublin Institute of Technology with a BEng Tech in Electrical and Control Systems Engineering in 2005, he followed this closely with a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2007. Most recently he completed his PhD from the same institution in the area of multimodal wearable sensors for human-machine interfaces.
Prior to joining Shimmer, Mark worked as technical consultant on a number of Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher projects, assisting companies with prototype strategy and development. One of the most interesting projects Mark consulted on was for a European Space agency REXUS project, where he co-developed and fabricated a number of circuit boards that were propelled into the earth's stratosphere.
Never one to turn down challenge, Mark fancies himself as a bit of a handyman - cars, motorbikes, any electronic devise and DIY jobs are never safe in his presence.
Jong Chern Lim Applications Engineer - Mobile
About Jong Chern Lim
Jong Chern is an Application Engineer as part of the Shimmer team. Primarily he works on Android, Matlab and C# related applications.
Jong Chern studied Communication and Electronic Engineering at University of Northumbria before completing his MSc in Information Technology at Malaysia University of Science and Technology, and his PhD in Computer Science at University College Dublin.
In his free time, Jong Chern enjoys messing around with both conventional and nonconventional musical instruments such as seen in the following videos:
Shimmer Holiday Greeting - youtu.be/uH7HQ1_SFWk
Shimmer Air Drums Demo - youtu.be/a1F9HwzaYoY
Ruaidhri Molloy Applications Engineer - Biophysical
About Ruaidhri Molloy
Ruaidhri joined Shimmer Research's application's team straight out of his undergrad (Bachelor of Engineering in Sports & Exercise Engineering from the National University of Ireland, Galway).
His main areas of interest lie in the kinematic and biophysical space where he creates smart, intuitive and attractive applications using LabVIEW and the Android platform.
When work finishes, he can be found on a variety of sports fields or catching up on the latest tech blogs.
Ruud Stolk Applications Engineer
About Ruud Stolk
After receiving his MSc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Twente in the Netherlands, Ruud worked for TMS International as technical support manager and test engineer. At TMS International Ruud worked in the field of high-tech medical devices and advanced measurement systems for electro-physiology before joining Shimmer as an Applications Engineer in January 2014.
His role with Shimmer involves building applications in LabVIEW and Matlab, maintaining instrument drivers, as well as performing validation tests on Shimmer hardware. The versatile character of his job at Shimmer matches his broad interest in technology.
His move from the Netherlands to Dublin has brought him to the mecca of Irish Rugby, and he is keen on both watching and playing this amazing team sport in his spare time.
Martina Donohue Marketing Manager
About Martina Donohue
Martina joined Shimmer in December 2013 as part of the Marketing team and brings with her a passion and enthusiasm for wearable sensing. Having previously worked on many academic and commercial business projects in the past, her most esteemed (and favourite) was in the area of integrating a lifestyle and social media approach to fitness.
Martina holds B.Bs Business Studies and M.Sc in International Business from the Dublin Institute of Technology. Most recently, she completed her MBA from Trinity College Dublin where she had the opportunity to consult for a leading Irish export company on tailored strategic issues such as product strategy and export-led growth. During this intensive year she was also part of a team that advised SME’s seeking to identify an innovative approach for a business problem connected to scale. Prior to joining Shimmer, Martina worked in both the Insurance and Property Industry respectfully.
Another sports enthusiast and avid runner; any opportunity to take part in a local half marathon race is seized. Outside of her many professional goals and work commitments, one of her main personal goals over the next two years is to start training for an expedition to base camp one!
Enda Feeney US Marketing Executive
About Enda Feeney
Enda joined the Shimmer team in October 2014. Enda’s primary role is to grow Shimmer’s presence through the company’s Digital Marketing channels.
Enda holds a Bachelor of Business in Marketing from GMIT and obtained a Masters in E-Commerce from NUIG. Enda is also undertaking a postgraduate Diploma in International Business, in conjunction with the Irish Management Institution and UCC at present.
It was during his studies and subsequent internships that Enda gained a considerable appreciation for the impact Digital Marketing Channels can have on a Company’s overall marketing efforts and also developed a keen interest in website design from a user perspective.
Prior to joining Shimmer Enda’s main experience is in the e-learning, e-commerce industry, where he quickly recognised the importance of delivering quality content to consumers. Enda has a keen interest in all sports but has a particular passion for the Irish Sport hurling.
Matthew Patterson Human Data Scientist
About Matthew Patterson
Matt joined the Shimmer team as a Human Data Scientist in March 2015 and is working in the exciting area of developing algorithms to convert raw Shimmer data to useful metrics for clinicians, researchers, coaches and general users.
Matt graduated with a BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in Canada. He then spent 5 years working for a wearable sensor technology start up on the west coast of Canada before being awarded a SFI-Clarity Centre scholarship at University College Dublin to complete his PhD investigating novel processing methods from inertial sensor data for gait analysis.
Prior to joining Shimmer, Matt spent a year and a half working as a Fujitsu sponsored Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. During this time he ran a study which investigated the influence that external environment has on falls risk in the elderly in the home and community setting.
During his spare time Matt enjoys complaining about how there aren't any ice hockey rinks in Ireland as well as travelling, sailing and running.
Sam O’Mahony Applications Engineer
About Sam O’Mahony
Sam joined the Shimmer Applications Engineering Team in late 2015 working alongside the team to help support and advance the Shimmer product.
Sam has a BEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University College Cork and, over the course of his degree, has completed internships in both Analog Devices, Cork and the University of Notre Dame, Indiana where he developed his passion for electronics fundamentals and software design. This passion allowed him the opportunity to complete an Erasmus year where he attended classes at the University of Santa Barbara, California.
In his spare time you might find Sam playing guitar, at a festival, travelling, trying just about anything from squash to swimming and, on occasion, being a self-professed coffee snob.
Sriram Raju Dandu Applications Engineer
About Sriram Raju Dandu
Sriram joined Shimmer’s Algorithm Engineering team as an intern in August 2016. He graduated with B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, India and proceeded to obtain M.S. with scholarship in the same field from the University of Virginia, USA.
His zest for signal processing procured him an internship at Philips Research India, where he built algorithms to monitor fetal heart rate using ultrasound signals. It was during this time that his abilities and passion to work on real world data escalated. The master’s program further provided him with a platform to work with wearable technology and enabled him translate his signal processing expertise to study kinematic motion of subjects with gait disorders.
He is a sports enthusiast and likes playing soccer, cricket, volleyball and is an ace video gamer. He also likes to follow American football.
Joseph Yong Applications Engineer
About Joseph Yong
Joseph joined Shimmer’s Kuala Lumpur office in May 2017 as part of their engineering team.
His role involves developing and testing mobile solutions for Shimmer’s range of products, with a focus on Android and Java applications.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
He has a keen interest in keeping up with the latest technology, and loves tinkering with mobile consumer electronics and PCs to extract their maximum performance.
When not working, Joseph enjoys the great outdoors, going for hikes and treks when he can.
In addition, he loves to go for a good run, enjoys swimming, as well as playing the occasional round of football.
He is also an avid supporter of Chelsea FC, and tries not to miss any of their matches.
Prakash Rajiah Firmware Engineer
About Prakash Rajiah
Prakash joined the shimmer team in early 2017 as a firmware engineer. Having graduated from the Anna University, Chennai with a Bachelors degree in Electronics and Communication in Engineering in 2007-2011, he followed his masters in Mobile and Pervasive Computing. Most recently he completed his PhD from the same institution in the area of Real-Time Wireless Body Sensor Network.
Prior to joining shimmer, Prakash worked as a Research Associate on Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India sanctioned Project. His PhD program provides him to developed the passion for designing and programming Real-Time Wireless Sensor Networks and IoT Devices.
In his spare time you might find Prakash exploring EFY Magazine and tiny projects. He is a sports enthusiast and likes playing volleyball and other games.
Adam Litke Marketing Associate
About Adam Litke
Adam joined Shimmer in August 2017 as a part of the marketing team. Before coming to Shimmer, he attended Syracuse University in upstate New York. At Syracuse, Adam completed a dual degree in (BS) advertising and information management and technology. One of his biggest achievements is spending over two years on various accounts at The News House, the student-run advertising agency on campus. This experience allowed him to develop creative solutions to business problems and perfect client communication skills. Adam also had the opportunity to work at ACS, Inc. Web Design and SEO as a digital marketing intern. While at ACS, he primarily worked on data analytics and search engine optimization initiatives.
Adam is a big time sports enthusiast. He mainly sticks to basketball and baseball, but has recently acquired a love for golf and tennis. Adam is also an avid follower of the New York Yankees and Giants, which will prove to be interesting as he starts his professional career in Boston.
Pranav Padmanabhan Junior Marketing Executive
About Pranav Padmanabhan
Pranav joined Shimmer’s Marketing Team in September 2017 after completing his master’s degree in IT Enabled Innovation at Maynooth University. His main interests lie in areas such as sensor technology, IoT and marketing research. He joined Shimmer as part of the G4IG programme and is currently pursuing a post-graduate diploma in International Business offered in collaboration with the Irish Management Institute.
Prior to his master’s degree, he completed his bachelor’s degree in engineering specializing in Electronics and Communications; he’s also briefly worked in roles such as content managing and content designing in e-learning platforms. Some of his proud achievements include his master’s business research project done in collaboration with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland on Information Technology Investments and Business Value in the Irish public sector and his undergraduate project—Smart Gardening System using Wireless Sensor Networks.
In his leisure time, he can be found following blogs and articles on technology, healthy eating, meditation and poetry or crafting his personal blogs. One of his many long-term goals is to learn taekwondo.
Robyn Collier Office Administration and Accounts
About Robyn Collier
Robyn joined the Shimmer team in October 2017 after completing her undergraduate in Business, Economics and Social Studies with a specialization in Business and Politics from Trinity College Dublin. She spent a number of years working in telecommunications retail while in college, and now can’t help stay up to date with the latest in mobile phone technology, but she’ll try not to judge if you’re still boasting a Nokia 3310. In her spare time, Robyn also enjoys reading just about any genre novel, keeping up with current events and attending gigs.