About IEQmax

Shaping the Future of Intelligent Air Quality Management

IEQmax aims to optimize intelligent, sustainably built environments. We envision a world where air quality is automatically and affordably measured and managed, with real-time data supporting safe and efficient living and working spaces.
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Turning Mysteries Into Measurable Solutions

Airborne dangers are often invisible and difficult to detect, as highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite significant efforts and resources, especially in healthcare, current methods to mitigate airborne risks are often complex, resource-heavy, and insufficient.

A Better Way To Monitor Air Quality

Our goal is to create a management tool to enhance safety and optimize operations through autonomous, real-time air quality monitoring, tracking, and management.

Recognizing the finite number of pathogens and toxins that affect human and animal health, IEQmax provides continuous risk assessment across a wide range of air components. This empowers managers to make informed decisions and implement optimal solutions for safer and more efficient environments.
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Safer, Smarter Operations

IEQmax enhances safety and financial viability in hospitals through increased automation, improved real-time situational awareness and risk assessment tools.

IEQmax is also working with dairy farmers to improve animal and worker health and well-being and to optimize resource use, driving important efficiencies across small family farms.

Meet Our Executive Team

Established leaders in healthcare and technology
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Harry Pliskin
Co-Founder
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Brad Richards
Co-Founder and CPO
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Melissa Edison Barnes
President
Nathan Smolly
Nathan Smally
CTO
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Ken Glickstein
Fractional CFO
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Brad Richards
Co-Founder and CPO
Brad brings a wealth of successful IT, product management, financial management, sales, marking, big data, and cloud computing experience. Prior to IEQmax, Brad was VP Channel Management and Finance for CRX-NA an AI-based platform to extract sentiment, content, and performance data from customer service interactions across multi channels. Additionally, Brad has provided expert service delivery and turnaround support for an information management/cloud services firm, lead operations and finance for a multinational business process outsourcing company, and lead operations and IT for Dex Media, a 14-state online and print media corporation. Prior to Dex Media, Brad led sales support for Gateway Computers, consumer division. Brad provided critical support to the acquisition of SkyTel and DexMedia.

Brad received his MA in Political Science from the University of Kentucky and his MPA from the University of Rhode Island.
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Melissa Edison Barnes
President
Melissa has been a serial entrepreneur and operator for over 25 years with experience building new brands, products, and services at B2B and B2C service and product companies.

She was the President of Shepherd’s Stone, a manufacturing and marketing company that produced jewelry centered around a unique gem cutting method produced in Thailand with global supply chain partners.  Prior to that for 8 years, Melissa founded and ran a regional healthy B2B healthy snack delivery service which culminated in a successful strategic exit.  Melissa began her career in marque brand oriented companies with stints as a Product Manager at General Mills and The Harley Davidson Motor Company.

Melissa Received her BA from Tufts University in Political Science and her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.
Nathan Smolly
Nathan Smally
CTO
Nathan brings deep experience in development and implementation of IoT, SaaS, analytics, cloud computing, machine learning and large-scale systems design in B2B and B2C applications.  He has served as a technology consultant and CTO for a wide range of technology companies and is the Founder of Realitics, a development firm focusing on blockchain solution design, architecture, and implementation and NFT utility development.  Nathan has been a machine learning consultant to SpaceX and provided technical leadership and consultation to companies including Liquor Split, Radiance Holdings, Poligage, Immersion, Timebel and CEVOH to name just a few.
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Ken Glicksteiny
Fractional CFO
Over 25 years of experience in capital formation, financial modeling, financial planning and analysis and investment analysis. His firm brings additional expertise in financial accounting and tax prep oversight.

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