Replica Analytics - An Aetion Company

Our Team

Meet the Replica Analytics Team

Our team brings deep expertise as well as decades of international experience in machine learning, privacy protection, data analysis, and building successful businesses that serve large global clients.

Dr. Khaled El Emam

Dr. Khaled El Emam

SVP and General Manager

Dr. Khaled El Emam is a co-founder and was the CEO of Replica Analytics until it was acquired by Aetion at the end of 2021. He is currently SVP and General Manager at Replica Analytics.

As an entrepreneur, Khaled has founded or co-founded five other companies involved with data management and data analytics. He has worked in technical and management positions in academic and business settings in England, Scotland, Germany, Japan, and Canada.

Khaled is also a senior scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute and Director of the multi-disciplinary Electronic Health Information Laboratory, conducting applied research on data synthesis, and the identifiability of health information and how to measure it. He is a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Medical AI and a Professor at the School of Epidemiology and Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa.

In 2003 and 2004, Dr. Khaled El Emam was ranked as the top systems and software engineering scholar worldwide by the Journal of Systems and Software based on his research on measurement and quality evaluation and improvement.

Previously, Khaled was a Senior Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada. He also served as the head of the Quantitative Methods Group at the Fraunhofer Institute in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Dr. Khaled El Emam held the Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the University of Ottawa from 2005-2015. He has a Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, King’s College, at the University of London, England.

Braley Crandall

Braley Crandall

VP Operations

Braley Crandall leads Replica Analytics’ operations across the organization, the rapid growth of our product capabilities, and collaboration with Aetion colleagues. He's spent 15 years working in a variety of technical and non-technical leadership roles in the Real World Data (RWD)/Real World Evidence (RWE) space focused on data and supporting technologies which enable users of RWD to achieve their goals. Braley joined the Replica team from Aetion after our acquisition. Braley worked several years at IQVIA supporting the growth of their RWE product portfolio through acquisition and product development.

Lucy Mosquera

Lucy Mosquera

Director Of Data Science

Lucy Mosquera has a background in biology and mathematics, having done her studies at Queen's University in Kingston and the University of British Columbia. In the past she has provided data management support to clinical trials and observational studies at Kingston General Hospital. She also worked on clinical trial data sharing methods based on homomorphic encryption and secret sharing protocols with various companies.

At Replica Analytics, Lucy is responsible for integrating her subject area expertise in health data into innovative methods for synthetic data generation and the assessment of that data, as well as overseeing our analytics program.

Jason Bass

Jason Bass

 Director of Software Development

Jason Bass leads Replica Analytics’ software development activities and has experience in numerous product development roles, ranging over 25 years.

Jason has an accomplished record developing mission critical applications in areas including logistics, communications, and public safety.  He has worked at start-ups, system integrators and Fortune 100 companies, performing a range of duties from architecting software to leading engineering teams. 

Previously, Jason has developed software for consumer and enterprise customers, as well as NASA, NOAA, DoD and the European Space Agency.

Ash Kamath

Ash Kamath

Director of Global Growth

Ash Kamath leads Replica Analytic's sales activities worldwide and is an accomplished software executive (SaaS and on-premise) with a 15-year proven track record in driving significant growth, gaining market share and over-achieving target goals in startups, venture-backed and public companies.

Ash takes a consultative, customer-centric approach with a strong emphasis on relationship building. He understands his client's business challenges and the industry and market dynamics that affect their business.

With a technical background in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Ash embraces a steep learning curve and technology that would be considered game-changers in its industry.

Before joining Replica Analytics, Ash Kamath worked with several of the top 50 pharmaceutical companies at Systech International in Princeton, New Jersey, growing their serialization, track-and-trace and anti-counterfeiting business to a successful acquisition in 2020.

Sheldon Stevens

Sheldon Stevens

CFO

Sheldon Stevens is the Chief Financial Officer at Replica Analytics. He started his career with Ernst & Young’s accounting and management consulting groups before joining Husky Injection Molding Systems.  In 1995, Sheldon joined Deloitte Consulting, where he managed projects within both the Value-Based Management and Change Leadership service lines. 

Sheldon Stevens was a founding shareholder of VOCI, a voice response company based in Silicon Valley as well as UnCommon grounds, a chain of coffee shops.

Over the past 19 years, Sheldon Stevens has been the Chief Financial Officer for over 30 companies including, DNA Genotek, Privacy Analytics, Risk Sciences International, bluArc Communications, Embotics Corporation, Decisive Technologies Inc. and Britesky Technologies Inc. 

Sheldon has repeatedly worked with founders and entrepreneurs to help grow their ideas into companies and on to successful exits for all shareholders. Sheldon Stevens has sat on the board of HireTopTalent Inc, Network Planning Systems, IPeak Networks (now LiveQOS), MyHealth Interactive Magazine and Agent App.

Steve Coleman

Steve Coleman

Director of Engagement

Steve Coleman joined Replica Analytics in March 2022 and brings over 15 years of experience in project planning and leadership to the team. He first encountered synthetic data at UPMC Enterprises, the commercialization and venture capital arm of UPMC, a leader in deploying innovative technology in healthcare, and brings a results-oriented approach to client engagement.

At Replica Analytics, Steve leads engagement and delivery activities, and believes that building strong partnerships with clients is the key to delivering results for complex problems, whether in consultative projects or in software installation and support.

Steve has an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, a BS in Physics from the United States Military Academy, and lives in Austin, Texas.

Meet the Team