Matt Harada, President

Matt Harada

Matt Harada, President

Matt Harada, President of KMLabs, brings extensive experience in applying analytical rigor across business operations and executing business initiatives.  He is responsible for ensuring KMLabs’ continued leadership in high technology laser products, overseeing engineering, production, finance, and customer relationships. Matt developed his skills in data-driven operational optimization at several small and mid-sized companies including HomeAdvisor. There, he advanced from Financial Analyst to VP of Financial Planning and Analysis and led both internal initiatives and analytical M&A activities.  At Trada, Matt built the Finance and Operations functions of the business and then was selected to take over leadership as CEO. Directly prior to joining KMLabs, Matt served as GM of Data Solutions and then GM of Ad Exchange at Sovrn. Matt holds a BA in biology from Brown University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of business.

Henry C. Kapteyn, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

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Henry C. Kapteyn, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Henry C. Kapteyn is co-founder of KMLabs Inc and Co-Chairman of the board. Henry is well-established as a leading researcher in the area of ultrafast optical science, and is Professor of Physics and a fellow of JILA, a joint NIST/University institute at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received a BS from Harvey Mudd College in 1982, an MS from Princeton University in 1984, and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989. He and his wife and long-term collaborator, Margaret Murnane, are well known for their research in femtosecond lasers, and for understanding how to coherently upconvert this light to make a “tabletop x-ray laser” that they have applied to pioneering studies of material behavior at short length- and time-scales. He has published more than 200 papers (h-index 88), and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His awards include the Adolph Lomb Medal of the OSA in 1993, the Ahmed Zewail Award of the ACS in 2009, the R.W. Wood Prize of the OSA in 2010, the Arthur Schawlow Prize of the APS in 2010, the Willis Lamb Award in Quantum Electronics in 2012, and membership in the National Academy of Sciences.

Daisy Raymondson, Vice President of Operations

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Daisy Raymondson, Vice President of Operations

Daisy Raymondson has been with KMLabs for over a decade and brings extensive experience in laser design, as a KM researcher, and then progressive responsibility in factory operations, engineering, quality assurance, and worldwide service.  In research, Daisy has developed some of the most unique and capable systems for KMLabs, including high power systems and facility-class laser systems.  In her role as global service manager, Daisy managed an extensive portfolio of systems and created the training and certification program for KMLabs' worldwide distributor network.  Most recently she served as Director of Operations and Service, coordinating teams in production, service, materials management, and quality assurance.  Daisy holds a BS in Physics and Mathematics from UC Davis and a PhD in Physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Seth Cousin, Director of Products

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Seth Cousin, Director of Products

Seth has been with KMLabs as a Product Manager for more than two years, during which time he has further developed KMLabs' high harmonic generated based EUV light source. Seth graduated from the Open University in London, U.K. with a BSc Honours in Physics. He went on to complete a MSc in photonics at the Polytechnic University of Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain. He completed his PhD at The Institute of Photonic Sciences - ICFO also in Barcelona, Spain focusing on ultrafast laser development and high harmonic generation for the production of attosecond x-ray pulses. 

Brad Sohnlein, Global Sales & Marketing Manager

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Brad Sohnlein, Global Sales & Marketing Manager

Brad Sohnlein is the Global Sales & Marketing Manager for KMLabs.  With over a decade of Account Management experience within the photonics industry, Brad is well positioned to support our global customer base by understanding each customer’s unique application and proposing a technically sound solution tailored to his/her research goals.  He excels at project management, teamwork, communication, learning, and setting appropriate expectations to ensure an overall great customer experience.  Prior to joining KMLabs, Brad held a variety of Sales, Marketing, and Applications Support roles at laser and optics companies including Continuum, NKT Photonics, Ocean Optics, and BaySpec.  Brad holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Kentucky, where he specialized in zero electron kinetic energy photoelectron spectroscopy and ab initio theoretical calculations of weakly bound metal-ligand complexes in the gas phase.