Our Team

Marian Singer and Nicholas Hayes

Marian Singer and Nicholas Hayes, Wellntel co-founders, were equal business partners for 10 years in the firm FiveTwelve Group, conducting research for Fortune 250 companies, including GE, Schneider Electric, ITT, Bucyrus, and Johnson Controls. They built a blue-chip client list and a reputation for speed, creativity, and effectiveness. Most of their work focused on the trend toward smarter machines/processes in energy, heating/cooling, mining, manufacturing and of course, water.

They spent many years studying the global water business; most recently, focusing on groundwater exploration, access, contracting, financing, regulation, costs, operations and the global and local conditions that drive its use and threaten its sustainability. In 2013, they changed course, making Wellntel their full-time effort and have since assembled a talented team:


  • Joe Fillingham, PhD, Freshwater Ecosystem Dynamics, Science Lead
  • Lee Knudtson, Technical Support Lead
  • Mitchell Hymowitz, CFO, Managing Partner, CFO Services LLC
  • Dave Garner, EE, Technology Team Lead
  • Chris Bock, Principal, Embedded Alchemy
  • Keith McMillan, Master Software Architect, Owner - Adept Technologies LLC
  • Dale Raymond, IDSA, Industrial Designer, DesignLift, LLC

Board of Directors

  • Eric Lorenz, President, Dr. Comfort, retired; Series A Preferred Director
  • Nick Hayes, CTO & Co-Founder, Wellntel
  • Marian Singer, CEO & Co-Founder, Wellntel

Advisory Board

  • Bill Johnson, Chairman/CEO Johnson Level & Tool Mfg. Co., Inc
  • Bill Sandsmark, Vice President, Roehl Corporation
  • Tom Esser, Founder, CEO Associates
  • D. James Newton II, CFA, CPA
  • Jim Hodge, Owner, The Good Acres, LLC
  • Bill Gaylord, former SVP of Business Development - Splunk


  • Lawrence (Dick) Kinney, Managing Partner & Founder, Legacy Wealth Management
  • Brian Gilpin, Intellectual Property Attorney, Godfrey & Kahn
  • Jim DeJong Partner, O'Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C.