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The Team

REVAI is headquartered in Montréal, QC, Canada. Our venture is led by Mr. Perry Teevens, an experienced technology CEO, Dr. Neha Bhutani, a distinguished Neuroscientist with a passion for technology, Dr. Shawn Maloney, a driven business executive with more than a decade of research training in human pathology. The core team is supported by an array of technical advisors, intellectual property consultants, and seasoned business leaders, all of whom share the common vision of bridging neuroscience and technology to enhance cognition.

Chief Executive Officer and Co Founder 

Mr. Perry Teevens holds more than 20 years of experience in Executive Management and Business Development positions in technology companies. Most recently, Perry was the Chief Executive Officer of Dysonics, a University of California Davis spin-out, where he led the company through a successful merger with Google. At Dysonics he led a team of engineers and research scientists developing advanced DSP, HRTF, and AI/ML technology which was licensed to OEMs across several key markets including consumer gaming, enterprise communications, automotive, and AR/VR. Previously he was CEO at Comhear, Inc., a spin-out of the Qualcomm Institute at the University of California San Diego. He served as the Head of Business Development at Skype (acquired by Microsoft), where he was responsible for strategic planning and global business development for Skype-for-Business. Perry serves on boards of directors and is also an advisor to early-stage start-up companies. Mr. Teevens holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from California State University.

Image of Neha Bhutani, co-founder of REVAI

Chief Technology Officer and Co Founder

Dr. Bhutani is a neuroscientist. She got her training as Research Associate at McGill University. Prior to this, she did her post-doctoral training at Universite de Montreal on cortical correlates of reaching movements. She holds a PhD in neuroscience from National Brain Research Centre, India.

Chief Strategy Officer and Co Founder

Dr. Maloney completed his PhD in Pathology at McGill University in 2011 and continued on with a postdoctoral fellowship in Ophthalmology before leaving academia to run a small online academic service-based startup. Dr. Maloney has also completed a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration at Concordia University, worked as an invited graduate student at Harvard University, owned and operated a consumer retail business, and hosted a podcast centering around bridging knowledge gaps in Ophthalmology and eye care.

Senior Director of Engineering

Simon obtained his electrical engineering degree from Université de Sherbrooke, with a focus on signal processing and artificial intelligence. Prior to joining Revai, he was part of the founding team at Mirametrix (acquired by Lattice Semiconductor) working on attention sensing technologies for human-computer interactions.

Embedded Systems Engineer

Kexin (Sherry) Xu first got her electrical engineering degree from McGill University before going on to complete her master’s in Embedded Systems at Uppsala University in Sweden. Throughout her life, she has had a keen interest in how technology can help push the boundaries of what people are capable of. In her free time, Kexin enjoys listening to jazz music as well as making it. She has long been a member of the electronic jazz band “Superposition” where she explored unique sounds.


Part-Time Engineer

Samuel Lantela is a Bio-Electrical Engineering Graduate Student at McGill University with a focus on medical imaging and neuronal recording technology such as EEG and (f)MRI. Furthermore, he has an interest in EEG analysis and machine learning applied to understanding and predicting neurological conditions. He attained his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Biomedical Engineering from McGill University. 


MITACS Research Intern

Claire is completing her PhD in neuroscience at McGill University, combining her interests in the brain and in language learning. She graduated from Queen’s University with a major in psychology and a minor in world languages. She has conducted research in seven labs at three different universities, using diverse methods such as eye tracking, motion capture, and EEG. Her current research examines whether brainwaves can predict differences in people’s language perception skills. She is passionate about making language learning a more accessible, enjoyable, and effortless experience for everyone.  


Shari Baum

Technical Advisor