Nabil M. Lawandy


Dr. Lawandy is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Dr. Lawandy started his career at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center where he was a pioneer in the development of sub-millimeter optically pumped lasers. From 1981 to 1999, Dr. Lawandy was a tenured full professor of Engineering and Physics at Brown University where his work focused on instabilities in single and multimode lasers and a wide spectrum of non-linear optics and atom-field interaction problems. In addition to Spectra Systems Corporation, he has founded two other companies, Spectra Disc Corporation and Solaris Nanosciences, and has raised over $80 million in investment capital.  

Dr. Lawandy holds a BA in Physics, and an MSc and Ph.D. in Chemistry, all from The Johns Hopkins University. He has authored over 180 reviewed scientific papers and is an inventor on over 80 US and foreign issued patents. His entrepreneurial and scientific work has been covered in several high profile publications including the London Financial Times, The Economist, Scientific American, Science News, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Fox News and BBC Television. He has also received a Presidential Young Investigator Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, a Cottrell Award, a Rolex Award for Enterprise and a Samuel Slater Award for Innovation.

William Goltsos


Dr. Goltsos has been Spectra’s Vice President, Engineering, from April 2000 to the present. From September 1996 to April 2000, he served as a Senior Systems Engineer for Spectra. Prior to that, from 1992 to 1996, Dr. Goltsos served as a Staff Member of the MIT/Lincoln Laboratory’s Optical Communications Group. Dr. Goltsos holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Brown University (1987), an M.S. in Physics from Brown University (1983), and a B.S. in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1981).

Brian McLain


Mr. McLain has been Spectra’s Chief Financial Officer since January 2017. With extensive financial experience in both public and private businesses, Brian is responsible for managing all financial operations of Spectra Systems. Before joining Spectra, Brian served as the Corporate Controller for OMNIlife Science, Inc. and was responsible for all financial and accounting operations. Prior to OMNI, Brian progressed from the role of Corporate Controller to Vice President, Finance & Business Solutions at SeraCare Life Sciences, Inc. which was quoted on NASDAQ prior to being bought out in 2012. Previously, Brian served in various roles at International Power, a UK owned power producer and Excelergy Corporation, a venture-backed software business. Brian started his career at Arthur Andersen, assisting clients with financial statement preparation and other accounting needs. Brian holds a BS from Boston College and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.