Our people

Peter Nordell – CEO, Co-founder

  • 20+ years in leadership roles for new product development and marketing with particular emphasis on process improvement.  Track record of executive leadership, NPD and commercialization at Eaton and Axcelis.
  • Yale University: B.S. Physics, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School: Masters degrees in Engineering and Management
  • Bronze medal at the 1988 Olympic Games and won 1987 World Championship in Men’s 8+ rowing.


Adam Hesse – CTO, Systems Architect

  • World-class expertise in software development and design and commercialization of digital imaging systems.
  • Experience in health information management, workflow products, SAAS and commercialization of new products and services within the health-care space.
  • University of Minnesota: BS. Computer Science


Matthew Minarik, PA – Sales and Marketing

  • 26 years as a Physician Assistant.
  • Sales and marketing for IBM – Earning IBM’s top award in software marketing (2001 and 2002)
  • The Ohio State University, BS biochemistry; Cuyahoga Community College, Physician Assistant


L. Michael Snyder, MD – Management Board Member

  • 40 years of practical experience in growing commercial labs
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center – Hospital Laboratory Chairman and Chief of Clinical Pathology
  • Professor of Medicine and Pathology at the UMass Medical School
  • University of Chicago Medical School: M.D., trained at UCLA and Mass General


Al Eliasen – Co-founder, Management Board Member

  • Past VP Engineering for an industry leader in digital imaging systems for defect detection and characterization for semiconductor wafer manufacturing.
  • Iowa State University: B.S. Mechanical Engineering, MIT: Masters’ degrees in Engineering and Management.
* NextSlide Products are not cleared by the FDA for clinical use