Who We Are
Our Core Team
CEO/CTO and Co-Founder
Mr. Burke is a pharmaceutical industry marketing operations expert who wrestled with promotional compliance challenges for more than a decade. During this time, he designed and implemented multiple marketing operations strategies and technologies for leading life science companies. It was this work that inspired him to create LARA, and thus Lithero was born. Prior to founding Lithero in 2015, Mr. Burke managed a global marketing operations team and two globally deployed Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms at Accenture. He is an alumnus of Princeton University.
Brandon Morton, Ph.D.
Vice President, AI Technology
Dr. Morton is an accomplished researcher with nearly a decade of experience in machine learning technologies. He is a driving force behind Lithero’s ongoing innovation. Dr. Morton is a National Science Foundation Fellow with numerous conference papers and academic publications to his name. Before Lithero, he developed several applications, including an iOS app that collects biometric data for public speakers/presenters and a web application that collects perceived emotional data on audio clips to research emotion detection in music. Dr. Morton is an alumnus of UMBC and Drexel University.
For a list of Dr. Morton’s machine learning publications, click here.
Ms. Gibson brings Lithero more than a decade of operations experience coordinating projects and managing complex internal operations. Prior to Lithero, Ms. Gibson managed operations at Philadelphia startup, Got Laundry? and worked as an Executive Administrative Assistant/Marketing Coordinator at Bowman & Partners, LLP. She is an alumna of Berkeley College.
Our Core Values
We are consistent in applying our ethics.
We deliver tangible benefits for our clients, investors, and employees.
We value the unique gifts and inherent dignity of every person.
We improve the communities in which we work.
Our Advisory Board
Ruth Burke, Ph.D.
Co-Founder & Senior Adviser – Lithero
Chairman, Graham Holdings Company
Eleni Miltsakaki, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Educational Technology, University of Pennsylvania
Practice Director – Finance, K1 Operations
Andrew Matthews, MBA
Associate Director, Oncology Marketing/Customer Strategy, Merck
Abigail Lashomb, MS
Medical Project Manager, The Westfield Group
Tabitha Vickers, MBA
Private Wealth Management Operations Manager, Branding and Strategic Initiatives, SunTrust
Laura Megill, MBA
Entrepreneur and Educator
Co-Founder, Penncom Internet Company (exited)