Our mission

At Hydrosome Labs, our mission is to harness the transformative power of Ultrafine Bubble Technology to redefine the essence and potential of water. Through our innovative technology, Hydrosome H2O, we aim to lead the way in sustainable innovation, offering solutions that improve efficiency, enhance health, and contribute to environmental stewardship across diverse industries. We are committed to advancing the science of ultrafine bubbles, driving forward with a vision that bridges the gap between nature’s simplicity and technological advancement, for a better, more sustainable future.

Our team Experts in Business + Science Technology

At Hydrosome Labs, our team combines business expertise with scientific innovation, all focused on the transformative power of Hydrosome H2O and its advanced nanotechnology. Our group includes leaders from Fortune 500 companies like P&G, Goldman Sachs, Néstle Health Sciences, and the Intercontinental Exchange. With a strong background in chemistry and technology, our staff and board members guide startups to success, drawing from experience at companies like Constellation Brands and Argonne National Labs. The Science Advisory Board, led by experts from Procter & Gamble and Chobani, directs our scientific path and connections.

We are actively seeking partners to advance our nanotechnology-driven product and drive progress in various industries.
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Paul Gadbut

President & CEO
Paul's immediate past include Managing Partner, of a corporate asset management firm. In addition, he has served in executive positions with several Financial Institutions
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Martina F. Aufiero

Chief Financial Officer
Tina has 20+ years as an investor, acquirer and operator in the technology sector. Her diverse experience includes leading investments at Goldman Sachs, building a VC practice, and raising startup capital. She has been a member of the Board of Directors for numerous tech companies, an advisor to tech accelerators and was named to Institutional Investors’ FinTech Finance 40.
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Jay Chamberlain

Chief Operating Officer
Jay has a 30+ year career in global transportation & logistics and was one of the largest franchisees of a $4 Billion franchise rollup. He has also been active in real estate investing and startups.
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bob jacobs

President
Bob is a consumer products veteran with 20+ years of experience working in various roles at Procter and Gamble. In addition, he has experience across various industries, serving as Chief Brand Officer for Volvo Car Group – Americas and a brand leader at Starwood Hotels.

Nick Jackowetz PH.D.

Senior Vice President, Principal Scientist
Nick holds a Ph.D. in Food Science from Cornell University and has extensive R&D experience in the food, beverage, and biotechnology sectors. His professional accomplishments include the commercialization of over 100 food and beverage products and the development of novel nano-emulsion technologies to improve taste, stability, and bioavailability of fat-soluble ingredients.
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Peter Kozak Ph.D.

Head of Engineering
Peter has a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and a BS from the University of Arizona. He brings years of experience in Fluid Dynamics, working for Argonne National Labs on nuclear centrifuge and wind turbine design.
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Carly Hanson, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist
Carly has a Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from Loyola University Chicago and a B.S. in Chemistry from Valparaiso University. She brings years of experience in mechanistic elucidation of metal-mediated chemical processes as well as experience involving radical trapping antioxidants and their role in the inhibition of hydrocarbon/lipid autoxidation.
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Kiriako Tsoukalas, M.S.

Director of Business Development & Scientist
Kiriako holds an M.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Northwestern University and a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Indiana University. During his academic journey, he conducted research rotations at the Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center studying cancer cell inhibition using different chemotherapy drugs.
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Chris Edmonds

Investor Advisor
Chris is the Global Head of Clearing & Risk at Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). Edmonds oversees all of ICE’s clearing house operations and the global risk management team. He serves as Chairman of Hydrosome Labs, LLC
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James Chow

Investor Advisor
James Chow is Chief Financial Officer at Oak Street Health. Prior to Oak Street, James spent over 20 years in different leadership roles in startups and turnarounds in the managed care space. He is a Certified Public Accountant
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Barbara McCartney

Strategic Advisor
Barbara is a seasoned leader in Food, Nutrition, and Wellness, with over 25 years managing branded portfolios at top consumer products firms. Previously, she served as the North American President of Nestle Healthcare Nutrition. She earned an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management and holds a BS in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University.
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William Rusconi

Strategic Advisor
Bill has over 30 years’ experience in drug, device, diagnostics and consumer products and has held senior management positions ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 50 including, Procter and Gamble, Baxter Healthcare and Myriad Genetics. Mr. Rusconi earned his BS in Molecular Biology from Vanderbilt University and MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
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Shekar Mitra Ph.D.

Scientific Advisor
Dr. Mitra, former Senior VP of Innovation at P&G, brings 30+ years’ experience in Skin Care, Oral Care and Health Care. He was awarded over 50 patents at P&G & led numerous breakthrough innovations. He is a recipient of prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor recognized by the U.S. Congress and listed in the Congressional Record for his contributions to touching/improving lives via innovation leadership and community service.
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Thierry Saint-Denis Ph.D.

Scientific Advisor
Dr. Saint-Denis has 25 years of experience leading Nutrition Science, Innovation, and Product Development teams in the Food & Beverage industry. He is an inventor in multiple patents in functional foods & beverages. Currently, he serves as Vice President of R&D at Chobani and over the past 10 years, he has played a key role in designing and launching several highly popular food products enjoyed by millions daily.
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Gaylen M. Zentner Ph.D.

Scientific Advisor
Dr. Zentner holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Utah. Scientific expertise is focused on formulation development and all technical activities supporting both drug substance and drug product sections of Chemistry, Manufacturing & Control (CMC) regulatory submissions where he has 40 years of pertinent experience.

Our Team of Experts

Leadership Team
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Paul Gadbut

President & CEO
Paul's immediate past include Managing Partner, of a corporate asset management firm. In addition, he has served in executive positions with several Financial Institutions
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Martina F. Aufiero

Chief Financial Officer
Tina has 20+ years as an investor, acquirer and operator in the technology sector. Her diverse experience includes leading investments at Goldman Sachs, building a VC practice, and raising startup capital. She has been a member of the Board of Directors for numerous tech companies, an advisor to tech accelerators and was named to Institutional Investors’ FinTech Finance 40.
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Jay Chamberlain

Chief Operating Officer
Jay has a 30+ year career in global transportation & logistics and was one of the largest franchisees of a $4 Billion franchise rollup. He has also been active in real estate investing and startups.
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bob jacobs

President
Bob is a consumer products veteran with 20+ years of experience working in various roles at Procter and Gamble. In addition, he has experience across various industries, serving as Chief Brand Officer for Volvo Car Group – Americas and a brand leader at Starwood Hotels.

Nick Jackowetz PH.D.

Senior Vice President, Principal Scientist
Nick holds a Ph.D. in Food Science from Cornell University and has extensive R&D experience in the food, beverage, and biotechnology sectors. His professional accomplishments include the commercialization of over 100 food and beverage products and the development of novel nano-emulsion technologies to improve taste, stability, and bioavailability of fat-soluble ingredients.
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Peter Kozak Ph.D.

Head of Engineering
Peter has a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and a BS from the University of Arizona. He brings years of experience in Fluid Dynamics, working for Argonne National Labs on nuclear centrifuge and wind turbine design.
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Carly Hanson, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist
Carly has a Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from Loyola University Chicago and a B.S. in Chemistry from Valparaiso University. She brings years of experience in mechanistic elucidation of metal-mediated chemical processes as well as experience involving radical trapping antioxidants and their role in the inhibition of hydrocarbon/lipid autoxidation.
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Kiriako Tsoukalas, M.S.

Director of Business Development & Scientist
Kiriako holds an M.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Northwestern University and a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Indiana University. During his academic journey, he conducted research rotations at the Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center studying cancer cell inhibition using different chemotherapy drugs.
Strategic Advisors
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Chris Edmonds

Investor Advisor
Chris is the Global Head of Clearing & Risk at Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). Edmonds oversees all of ICE’s clearing house operations and the global risk management team. He serves as Chairman of Hydrosome Labs, LLC
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James Chow

Investor Advisor
James Chow is Chief Financial Officer at Oak Street Health. Prior to Oak Street, James spent over 20 years in different leadership roles in startups and turnarounds in the managed care space. He is a Certified Public Accountant
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Barbara McCartney

Strategic Advisor
Barbara is a seasoned leader in Food, Nutrition, and Wellness, with over 25 years managing branded portfolios at top consumer products firms. Previously, she served as the North American President of Nestle Healthcare Nutrition. She earned an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management and holds a BS in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University.
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William Rusconi

Strategic Advisor
Bill has over 30 years’ experience in drug, device, diagnostics and consumer products and has held senior management positions ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 50 including, Procter and Gamble, Baxter Healthcare and Myriad Genetics. Mr. Rusconi earned his BS in Molecular Biology from Vanderbilt University and MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Scientific Advisors
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Shekar Mitra Ph.D.

Scientific Advisor
Dr. Mitra, former Senior VP of Innovation at P&G, brings 30+ years’ experience in Skin Care, Oral Care and Health Care. He was awarded over 50 patents at P&G & led numerous breakthrough innovations. He is a recipient of prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor recognized by the U.S. Congress and listed in the Congressional Record for his contributions to touching/improving lives via innovation leadership and community service.
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Thierry Saint-Denis Ph.D.

Scientific Advisor
Dr. Saint-Denis has 25 years of experience leading Nutrition Science, Innovation, and Product Development teams in the Food & Beverage industry. He is an inventor in multiple patents in functional foods & beverages. Currently, he serves as Vice President of R&D at Chobani and over the past 10 years, he has played a key role in designing and launching several highly popular food products enjoyed by millions daily.
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Gaylen M. Zentner Ph.D.

Scientific Advisor
Dr. Zentner holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Utah. Scientific expertise is focused on formulation development and all technical activities supporting both drug substance and drug product sections of Chemistry, Manufacturing & Control (CMC) regulatory submissions where he has 40 years of pertinent experience.

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