Leadership Team

Peter OBlenis

Peter O’Blenis

President

Peter O’Blenis co-founded Evidence Partners in 2008 to develop leading edge technology that helps researchers deliver higher quality evidence, faster. The company’s core product, DistillerSR, is now the world’s most widely used literature review software.

As a pioneer in literature review automation, Peter’s passion for the subject has made him a sought-after speaker and resource. He has worked with over 250 research groups around the globe since 2001 and has published extensively on best practices and methodologies for using technology to improve the review process.

Peter previously held senior management roles with Oracle, WebGain, Mitel, and Flick Software. He holds an MBA from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Computer Science from Carleton University.

In his spare time, Peter is active in the volunteer community and chairs Race the Runway, an annual event that raises money for local charities.

Jonathan Barker

Jonathan Barker

Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan has a passion for health care research. He co-founded TrialStat in 2001 – a company that delivered easy-to-use, cost effective data management software to clinical researchers and systematic review groups around the globe. In 2008, he co-founded Evidence Partners to focus exclusively on software to make clinical literature reviews easier and faster.

Before Evidence Partners, Jonathan served as a litigation lawyer, applying information technology to multi-million record lawsuits. He also served with Price Waterhouse focusing on the application of information technology in healthcare and clinical research.

Genetics research and cycling are keen interests of Jonathan’s in his off hours.

Ian Stefanison

Ian Stefanison

Chief Technology Officer

Ian, an Evidence Partners co-founder and the development lead behind DistillerSR and DistillerCER, loves creating software for systematic reviews. He helped create SRS, the world’s first commercially available systematic review software, back in 2001 and he’s been at it ever since. It’s a great excuse to create awesome database queries and to meet a lot of great people along the way. As much as he is passionate about keeping the system clean, elegant and agile, he also loves to work with the community – listening to innovative ideas that can improve the review process for everyone. Ian also loves snowboarding and taking part in mixed martial arts.

Marc Dufresne

Marc Dufresne

Senior Vice President, Strategic Growth

Marc is focused on building strong ties with key industry, research and academic institutions. For more than 20 years, Marc has lead results oriented teams to ensure customer satisfaction by excelling in execution, optimization and creating long-term relationships. A supporter in his community, Marc is an active volunteer in the non-profit sector and has spent many years giving back to minor league sports. Along with being an Ottawa Business Journal Top 40 under 40 recipient in 2008, Marc also holds a BA with Honours in Economics from Laurentian University.

Henry Ebron

Henry Ebron

Manager, Global Support

Henry believes that great software is infinitely better when combined with great service. He lives this mantra every day, ensuring our customers get the responsive, personalized support they need to deliver world class research on time and on budget. If you call Henry just to chat, popular topics are likely to be football and the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team.