Craig Shapero


Craig Shapero is a 25-year industry leader of the payments industry and founded Fairway Payments in 2009. Prior to Fairway, Craig served as the Senior Vice President of Sales at Sage Payments, managing all sales channels including Direct Sales, Independent Agents and ISO’s and an inside Sales group supporting Agent Banks, Associations and other endorsed relationships. Craig was a founder at Network 1 where he served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Craig focused on product development and channel distribution, and was also responsible for developing and managing the Network 1 e-commerce strategy for processing internet bank card and ACH transactions.

Gordon Baltzer

Chief Executive Officer

Gordon Baltzer has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Mr. Baltzer has held a variety of positions in these fields, including Principal and Executive Vice President of River Oaks Imaging and Diagnostic, a private network of multi-modality diagnostic imaging centers in Houston, Texas; Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Business Development for Royce Laboratories, Inc., a publicly-held pharmaceutical company in Miami, Florida; Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Apotex, Inc., Canada’s largest producer of generic pharmaceuticals, with head offices in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and Board Member, Secretary and Treasurer of Methapharm Inc., a privately held brand-name pharmaceutical company with offices in Brantford, Ontario and Coral Springs, Florida.

He also has large public audit experience with BDO and KPMG in Toronto, Canada. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada and his Chartered Accountant designation from the Canadian Institute of Charted Accountants.

Gary Green

Chief Technical Officer

Gary Green is a Director of York Instruments. He was the former founding director of the York Neuroimaging Centre, and Co-director of the Centre for Hyperpolarisation in MRI. He holds the following designation: Emeritus Professor of Neuroimaging, Department of Psychology, University of York.

Some of Professor Green’s research interests included Neuroscience (basic and clinical), dynamics of the brain, and hyperpolarisation of spin in organic molecules, mathematics of non-linear dynamic systems, and non-invasive imaging methods and applications (MRI, MEG and EEG).

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John Fulford

Chief Operating Officer

John has over thirty years’ experience growing and developing Technology and Engineering businesses in global marketplaces.  With particular experience in Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas, delivering multi-million dollar projects with multi-national content.

As a strategic leader John is highly focused on the need to deliver performance and growth with successful teams, to meet business objectives.

Peter Atkinson

Chief Financial Officer

Peter is a qualified Chartered Accountant who delivers accounting and consultancy services with BHP Prosper Limited. He has introduced Shared Service Centres for four of the top six media companies in the UK, leading change programmes and managing large and complex projects.

Peter’s accounting practice, which is now part of BHP Prosper, works with dynamic SME businesses and high growth entrepreneurs to get them from where they are to where they want to be. The firm are experts in the field of cloud accounting and are Platinum partners with Xero.

With a background as Finance Director for blue chip companies Peter brings real life experience to bear. He has worked extensively around the world for clients. He has also published a range of articles for the finance and technical press.

Steve Chappell

VP Technology

Steve holds functional responsibility for technology and product development. He has spent his career building technical teams and delivering highly-engineered novel solutions, experienced in executive management of both start-up and established ventures.

He has a strong hands-on technical background in quantum technologies, scientific instruments, embedded systems and high-performance computing. He is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Physicist with a first-class honours degree and doctorate in Physics.

James Petite

VP Business Development

James Petite was the founder of Neuro Systems LLC, a medical equipment manufacturing company that designs, develops, as well as supplies and markets monitoring systems for usage in traumatic brain injury and cerebrovascular disease. He was also a co-founder and President of Novus Monitoring Ltd. UK that was purchased by Integra Neurosciences.

For the last 14 years, Petite has been deeply involved with the clinical and research applications of MEG. Petite was a Research Associate Professor, Psychobiology/Neuroscience Program at Bowdoin College, was head of Clinical Neurophysiology Project Section, Nomos Corporation and was Research Associate, Dept. of Neurology-Neurosurgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dartmouth College.

Other achievements include Research Associate/Head of Neurophysiological Research, Clinical Research Center, University of Virginia Medical School, and Research Associate, Dept. of Neurology, Georgetown University Medical Center.

Sam Johnson

Development Lead

Sam has over a decade of experience working with MEG. Having completed his PhD on novel analysis of dynamic physiological systems (at Newcastle), he moved to York to help set up and run the York Neuroimaging Centre, where he maintains an active role. During this time, he developed MEG analysis techniques and helped apply them to a variety of psychological investigations. His first degree was a Masters of Physics (at Oxford) and he is now combining this theoretical knowledge with his practical experience in his role at York Instruments.

Isabel Jagoe

Product & Communications Lead

Isabel has worked in product communications for over fifteen years both in the US and UK and worked on a series of launches – hardware, software and service. From project manager to account director within a San Francisco agency, she led accounts with a broad range of tech and healthcare clients including Apple, Livescribe, Plantronics and Intuit. She is now based in York, UK and brings her considerable experience to assist UK start-up companies.

Nat Blundell

Senior Software Architect

Nat brings over 20 years of software development experience to York Instruments having worked on everything from telecoms embedded systems to enterprise scale content management and data mining. He specialises in leading large C and Python projects, taking them through to long term support.

Chris Checkley

Senior Physicist

Chris leads the cutting-edge physics research behind York Instruments new MEG scanner. He obtained his PhD at Royal Holloway College, University of London. His research focused on studying the behaviour of HyQuids and in particular their interactions with other superconducting circuits. After completing his PhD he continued his work as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the London Centre for Nanotechnology. He has published papers in the Journal of Condensed Matter Physics and Physical Review B.

Jeremy White

Cryogenics Lead

Jeremy has over 30 years experience of high technology development, organisation start-up and growth. He is an expert in cryogenics and has been responsible for advances in ultra-low temperature technology, superconducting instruments for geophysics and low-noise superconducting devices. He has a Physics degree and D.Phil from Oxford University, and a MBA from the Open University.

Mark McLean

Senior Electronics Architect

With over 25 years’ experience of instrumentation design, Mark’s career has included process industry instrumentation, atmosphere analysis systems for submarines and laboratory equipment. His expertise includes analogue and digital design, embedded software and EMC engineering.

Mark has been a Chartered Engineer since 1998 and is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Chris Mortimer

Mechanical Engineering Lead

Chris has over 25 years working as a mechanical and production engineer. His skills and experience are in designing, developing and manufacturing world class scientific research equipment and in upscaling to pilot projects for domestic and worldwide deployment. He has produced systems whose scope ranges from laboratory to inner city to tropical jungles to the artic. Chris’ key expertise lies in complex machining, CAD/CAM, ultra-high vacuum systems, pressure reaction system, cryogenics and materials.

Chris holds an MSc in advanced engineering materials. He achieved chartered engineer status in 2015, and is a member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.