Dr. Jay Bayne, Chairman & Executive Director

Dr. Bayne received his B.S. (70), M.Sc.(71), and Ph.D. (76) degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has over 30+ years of experience in academia, executive technology leadership, consulting and entrepreneurship, For 11 years Dr. Bayne was a tenured full professor of computer engineering. He is presently an Adjunct Professor at UW Milwaukee, has started three companies, is presently a board member of several commercial companies, and is a mentor for several startups, accelerators and incubators,.

He is an Outside Executive Director for Mason Wells, the state's largest private equity firm.  From 1984-1998 he held consecutive positions as Chief Technology Officer for two global engineering companies (ABB, JCI) , each with revenues exceeding $30B.  Dr. Bayne has served as independent consultant to the US Department of Defense.  Since 2007  he has served as co-founder and Executive Director of the Milwaukee Instittute, and is a Board Member of the Wisconsin Technology Council, advisors to Wisconsin's Governor and State Legislature.  

Dr. Bayne's research interests include computational science, cyberphysical systems, cybernetics and cyberspatial mechanics.  He has published extensively on the science and technology of high availabilty real-time systems and their role in the automation and control of large-scale distrivuted systems.  He holds multiple patents. His CV is available here [email: [email protected]; twitter: @jaybayne; phone: 414.727.6425]


Jonathon Gladieux, Director, Operations

As Director of Operations, Mr. Gladieux is responsible for the information technology systems and the operational activities of the Institute. His duties include managing vendor and customer relationships, administrating the Institute's high-performance computing system, handling the Institute's fiscal and accounting functions, and assisting the Executive Director.

Concurrently, Mr. Gladieux is employed with Mason Wells as its Information Technology Administrator and Accounting Assistant to the CFO. In this capacity, Mr. Gladieux oversees its information technology systems and assists in the accounting and financial servicing of Mason Wells and its Funds.

Before joining Milwaukee Institute, Mr. Gladieux was an Enterprise Management Analyst and a Software Engineer with Quad/Graphics Inc. for 7 years. During this tenure, Mr. Gladieux developed software to complement and enhance third-party software packages that proactively monitor Quad/Graphics' information systems. Prior to his employment with Quad/Graphics, Mr. Gladieux worked as a software consultant for Renal Care Group.  Mr. Gladieux earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Indiana University Bloomington and a M.B.A. in Finance from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. 
[email: [email protected]; phone: 414.727.6418]


Nick Lindberg, Director, Engineering

Nick Lindberg received a B.S. double major in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2003 and went on to receive his M.S. in Computer Engineering in 2004, specializing in computer architecture design and modeling.

In 2005, he began working full time for IBM's server group in Rochester, MN.  After a year and a half in the  virtualization space developing Hypervisor technology, he moved to the hardware architecture performance group working on future system development. While there, he participated in performance, simulation, and high level modeling of the Power6/7 and Wire Speed Processor (WSP) architectures, as well as software and firmware development, and even received a number of patents related to his work. 

Joining the Institute in October 2011 as Senior Consulting Engineer, Mr. Lindberg is in charge of overseeing the software and hardware needs of the Institute, including cluster administration and support, and provides technical guidance and direction in the area of high performance computing.  His background and experience working with a broad range of architectures and programming techniques bolster the Institute's ability to provide resources in the high performance computing space on multiple levels.  He also owns a small computer consulting business, Engage Computing, LLC.  [email: [email protected]; phone: 414.727.6413]


Jon Hopkins, Director, Center for Software Engineering

Jon Hopkins serves as the Director of the Milwaukee Institutes Center for Software Engineering.  Previously he founded Archiblox, a provider of software engineering tools.  He has been a founder of several other startups that provided technical computing products, including Rational Rose, the leading object-oriented software modeling and design tool.  Mr. Hopkins has served on the boards of numerous software startups and the Milwaukee Public Museum. 

He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at both the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), teaching classes in software engineering and software architecture.  Mr. Hopkins holds both an MS and BS in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. [email: [email protected]; phone: 414.899.8269]



Brittany Aeschlimann, Marketing & Communications

Brittany Aeschlimann joined the Institute following her graduation from the University of Wisconsin - La Cross with a degree in Organizational and Professional Communication.  Her experience also includes teaching financial literacy.

Brittany may be reached at  [email: [email protected]; phone: 608.512-7631]