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Our Team


Put the human element first.

Build interfaces with integrity and impact.

Look for inspiration from every angle.

Work with or around a system to succeed.

Partner with industry, academia, and government to commercialize big ideas.

Run intently.

Tactual Labs Co. is a team of industry and academic veterans in the business, science, and engineering of human-computer interaction systems and mixed-signal silicon. From its founding in 2012 as a spin-out of the University of Toronto's Dynamic Graphics Project Lab, Tactual has grown into a team of 32 engineers and pioneers operating out of 5 North American offices in Toronto, ON, Austin, TX, New York, NY, Leesburg, VA, and Portland, ME. The Tactual team is united by a common vision to build human-computer interfaces that bridge the gap between digital and physical interaction. In pursuit of this vision, Tactual has partnered with Lattice Semiconductor, Honda, the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, MITACS, NSERC, and the Ontario Centres of Excellence.

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Senior Team

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Steven Sanders


Board of Directors

Steven Sanders is the CEO of Tactual and a member of Tactual's board of directors. From 2009-2016, he helpd to found and served as a Senior Research Analyst & Principal at Sanders Capital, a $20B value-oriented institutional asset manager as an IT industry analyst. From 2006-2009, Mr. Sanders worked as a principal banker and strategist for Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management and Bank of America.

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Dr. Clifton Forlines

VP Systems

Board of Directors

Dr. Clifton Forlines is VP Systems at Tactual and a member of Tactual's board of directors. Prior to Tactual, he led software development teams as a Senior Software Engineer at Draper Laboratory working in the Human-Centered Engineering group. Previously, Clifton held a position at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories as a Research Scientist and at Carnegie Mellon Stage3 as a Research Programmer.

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Dr. Darren Leigh

VP Hardware

Dr. Darren Leigh is VP Hardware at Tactual. He is a broadly-based technologist and veteran innovator with over twenty-five years of experience in human-computer interaction. Dr. Leigh was a senior research scientist at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories where he spent a decade and co-invented DiamondTouch, the multi-user touch surface which pioneered and popularized multitouch.

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Dr. Ricardo Jota

Co-VP Software

Dr. Ricardo Jota is Co-VP Software at Tactual. He completed his PhD at the Instituto Superior Tecnico from the University of Lisbon in 2012. He served as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto. He has conducted research focused on interactive surfaces at Microsoft Research, the University of Toronto, and the University of Calgary. Dr. Jota was selected from among hundreds of post-docs for the Mitacs Postdoctoral Award for Outstanding Innovation.

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Dr. Bruno de Araujo

Co-VP Software

Dr. Bruno de Araujo is Co-VP Software at Tactual. He received his PhD from the Instituto Superior Tecnico from the University of Lisbon in 2013, and pursued his postdoctoral research at the MINT group from INRIA Lille Nord Europe.

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Clark Wilkinson

VP Products

Clark Wilkinson is VP Products at Tactual. Clark brings a wealth of knowledge from 25 years in the commercial electronics market. From 2008-2014, Clark served as a Technical Solution Specialist at Atmel where he pioneered Atmel's first active pen solution. From 1995-2008, Clark was an Area Technical Manager for Lattice Semiconductor.

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Dan Morelli


Dan Morelli is VP ASICS at Tactual. He has over 25 years experience in silicon development. Dan was previously VP Hardware at TrackingPoint. Before that, at Motorola Mobility Dan served as the Director of the Bionic line's LTE SOC silicon platform team.

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David Reynolds

Technical Fellow

David Reynolds is Tactual’s Technical Fellow in charge of silicon architecture. From 2007-2017, David served as the Technical Director of Lyric Labs before and after its acquisition by Analog Devices. From 2000-2005, he designed mixed-signal ICs at Tundra Semiconductor. From 1998 - 2000, he served as the Product Line Manager for Broadcom's RF and mixed-signal product lines.

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Mark Bisbee

VP Product Marketing

Mark Bisbee is Tactual’s VP Product Marketing. From 2015-2017, Mark served as Qualcomm's Senior Product Manager of Touch Interface Technologies after the Maxim acquisiton. From 2005-2015, Mark was the Senior Business Manager of Human Interface Products and a Senior Account Executive at Maxim Integrated. From 2002-2005, Mark was a Texas Instruments Tech Sales Rep.

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Adam B. Landa

VP & Chief Legal Officer

Adam B. Landa is Tactual’s VP & Chief Legal Officer. Before going to law school, Adam worked for almost a decade as a software engineer. After law school, Adam worked in the private practice of law for 25 years, during the last 17 of which, Adam was a Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, a global AmLaw 100 firm, prosecuting and litigating patents in the intellectual property field.

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Alan Bluestine


Mr. Bluestine is the COO & CFO of Tactual. From 2007-2016, Mr. Bluestine served as the COO of RockView Management, LLC, an SEC RIA. Previously, Mr. Bluestine was COO & CFO at Zpoint Advisors LP, a hedge fund with $350M AUM. From 2000-2002, Mr. Bluestine was the EVP Strategy & CFO for Wireless Assets, Inc. Mr. Bluestine spent 8 years at Sands, Brothers & Co., Ltd. as an MD.

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Jay Bluestine

Board of Directors

Jay Bluestine serves on Tactual's board of directors. Mr. Bluestine is the founder and CEO of BlueSquare Wealth Management. Previously, he was an SVP at UBS Wealth Management where he serves as an RIA and fiduciary to high-net-worth private clients. Mr. Bluestine has over a decade of experience operating as a trusted advisor, portfolio manager and fiduciary at UBS Wealth Management and Merrill Lynch.

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Prof. Hermann Eul

Board of Directors

Prof. Hermann Eul serves on Tactual's board of directors. Prof. Eul served as the GM and VP of Intel's Mobile and Communications Group from 2011-2016. From 2005-2011, he was EVP and a member of the management board of Infineon Technologies and prior to that served as president of Infineon’s communications business. From 1991-2005, before being promoted onto Infieon’s executive board, Eul held numerous management positions at Infineon and, prior to that, at Siemens.

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Kevin Fillo

Board of Directors

Kevin Fillo serves on Tactual's board of directors. Kevin serves as VP Business Development & Corporate Counsel at Lattice Semiconductor. From 2010-2017, Kevin founded Fillo Law a semiconductor legal and management consultancy with tier-1 customers including Intel and ST Micro. From 2008-2010, he served as Corporate VP, General Counsel, & Secretary at Numonyx. From 2001-2008, Kevin was a Legal Director at Intel in the non-volatile memory division.