Meet the Executives

Raven is led by a world class team of manufacturing and data science experts.

Martin Cloake

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer

Martin builds problem-solving technologies from the ground up. After working in every role of manufacturing, Martin knew companies weren’t optimizing their processes and productivity. In 2013, he founded Raven to help manufacturers improve their performance with data science. Martin brings his relentless resourcefulness and extensive experience as an engineer, executive, and serial entrepreneur to his role as CEO of Raven. He sets the company’s strategy and leads Raven’s high-calibre team. Martin holds a degree in mechanical engineering and business from McGill University.

Braden Stenning, PhD

Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer

Braden sees the potential of humans and machines working together. As Raven’s resident data science authority, Braden is responsible for setting the company’s technological vision. He is an expert in developing algorithms using rich, real-time sensor data, and the application of data science techniques, including machine learning. Before helping build Raven’s algorithms, Braden developed robotics to allow geological research on other planets. Braden holds a degree in aerospace engineering from Carleton University and a PhD from University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies.

Rob Lander

Chief Strategy Officer

Whether on the shop floor or in executive board rooms, Rob brings 30 years of extensive hands-on experience in data driven manufacturing. As Raven’s Chief Strategy Officer, he pairs his passion of using artificial intelligence and progressive manufacturing management techniques with a commitment to superior operational performance. Most recently, Rob was the president and CEO of Stackpole, a global tier-one automotive parts manufacturer. Among many other roles, he was also the plant manager and group vice-president at Meridian Technologies. Rob has a BASc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Maxime Blouin

General Manager

Maxime is a dynamic and passionate operational excellence transformational leader with experience as a manager of a 350 employees plant. Max has lead multiple enterprise digitization projects to completion. Before Raven, Maxime led operations and continuous improvement at Lauzon Flooring, a leader in the wood industry. Maxime has a wood engineering and wood science degree from Université Laval.

Andrew Blanchard

Co-founder, Advisor, Board Member

Andrew excels at transforming Fortune 500 companies into winning organizations. As a former McKinsey consultant, Andrew has experience in leadership development, operations management, and capability building. Prior to McKinsey, he worked as an operations manager for Procter & Gamble, delivering more than $500M in annual revenues. Andrew is passionate about building sustainable management infrastructure systems to deliver world-class results. Andrew has a mechanical engineering degree from Queen’s University.

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