Our Team

Éric Gaudreau

CEO Spinologics
Eric is CEO at Spinologics since 2018 and President at Numalogics since 2020. He thus leads the team of biomedical engineers and specialists in innovative bioengineering projects. Prior to joining Spinologics, Eric was VP at BDC, a Canadian development bank, where his team supported some 1,200 Canadian SMEs annually. Eric holds a bachelor’s in engineering and a Master of Science in technology management from Polytechnique Montréal. He also obtained the corporate director certification (ICD.D) from McGill Executive Institute & Rotman University in 2018. His strategic skills also come in handy on the ice, when he plays hockey every week.

Cyril Sender

Senior Director R&D, Medical Devices
Cyril is the Senior Director R&D, Medical Devices since 2018. With more than 15 years of experience in the field, he now manages the R&D team in the design and development of innovative medical equipment. Following a master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering, he obtained a PhD in Polymer Physics applied to Biomaterials and a Skills Certificate in Operational Management. Early in his career, he enjoyed teaching science in France, where he resided at the time, and hopes to eventually be able to teach here in Canada.

G. Jenny Torchia II

Director, Quality Assurance
G. Jenny Torchia II holds a Bachelor degree from Concordia University and has over 25 years of experience in clinical research and in quality assurance in both the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Prior to joining Spino Modulation Inc, a subsidiary of Spinologics Inc in 2018, as Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs, Jenny worked for Medtronic CryoCath LLP for 13 years and was a consultant in GxP for many start up companies throughout that time. She has been a volunteer with Quebec’s Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night for the past 12 years. She is an avid home chef and spoils her family with top notch meals as well as an avid backgammon player and will challenge anyone to a game.

Laura Marinelli

Assistant to Research, Engineering and Quality
Laura joined the team in April 2019. Her main role is to support and assist the engineering team and the QA team, while executing varied administrative tasks. Prior to joining the company, Laura had a fashion background but always dreamed of working in the medical industry. In her free time, she can usually be found baking one of her awesome desserts, or dancing to loud music with her dog.

Gautier Halbin

Specialist in design and R&D
Gautier Halbin joined Spinologics in 2020 as a Specialist in design and R&D, in charge of Spino Modulation's surgical instruments development. He obtained a master’s degree in Industrial and Design management from « École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Tarbes » and has been working in the biomedical field since, notably in advanced technologies to improve arterial occlusions treatment. Like any true soccer fan, he plays as often as possible and celebrates each victory.

Dustin Arless

Director clinical development
Dustin Arless has 12 years of experience in the medical device industry. He was a key member in the early stages of SoundBite Medical, a cardiovascular medical device start-up in Montreal. He saw the company through each stage on the path to market with his contributions towards market analysis, KOL management, design input, regulatory & clinical strategy and clinical execution. His strategic vision also helped develop a compelling business plan that raised over $40M invested capital.

Lindsay St-Cyr

Quality Clinical Trial Specialist
Lindsay is in charge of writing and supervising the standard operating procedures in accordance with current regulations. She also coordinates internal and external audits and contributes to the elaboration of required documents related to clinical trials. Lindsay obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacology from Université de Sherbrooke and also holds the CITI Certification (Good Clinical Practices). Being a music lover, she’s always happy to play DJ during her free time, bringing her musical touch to everything she undertakes.

David Fontaine

Director of finance and administration
David holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science (UQAM) and is a member of the Quebec CPA Order. He is responsible for the finance department, including the establishment and the upgrade of various accounting and finance processes. During his free time, he stays away from numbers in favor of Judo and Aikibudo.

Agapi Bolanakis

Director, Clinical Operations
Agapi is a high-achieving, self-motivated, and results-oriented team player with more than 22 years experience in clinical research in both North America and Europe. Her past experiences have provided in-depth exposure to all aspects of clinical research from feasibility to study archival, including global project management, pharmacovigilance, SOP development, and successful multi-million dollar contract negotiations. She joined Spino Modulation as a consultant in 2019 and in 2023, took on the role of Director, Clinical Operations. Agapi has excellent communication skills in 4 languages (English, French, Greek, Spanish) that she uses at work and in her travels.

Nikolai Bernola

Technical QA Specialist
Nikolai joined Spinologics as an intern for the R&D department in 2022. After obtaining his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering at Concordia University, he joined the Spino Modulation team. During his free time, he enjoys alpine skiing, as well as playing soccer. Nikolai is also a devoted fan to his favourite soccer team, SS Lazio.

Marc-André Côté

Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs
Marc-André has acquired more than 25 years experience in regulatory affairs for medical devices and combination products. As a senior regulatory professional, and former regulator, he has contributed to the development and commercialization of hundreds of medical devices, drugs and combination products, generating global regulatory strategies and managing safety and efficacy studies. His expertise, experience, network of field experts, allow him to develop focused regulatory and scientific strategies tailored to each specific project.

Our Founders

Dr Hubert Labelle

Dr Labelle is a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon specialized in spinal deformities.

Dr Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong

Dr Mac-Thiong is an Orthopedic Surgeon specialized in spine care.

Dr Stefan Parent

Dr Stefan Parent is a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon specialized in spinal deformities.