Angelique X. Irvin

Angelique X. Irvin


Angelique has over three decades of managing fast-growing complex technology businesses. Her career spans research, technology commercialization, and high-volume manufacturing at AT&T, NEC, Coviant, and Clear Align. As a founder of Clear Align, she leads a team that delivers AI & network-enabled electro-optic systems serving space, aerospace, defense, and life science markets. Clear Align delivers sensor systems with embedded intelligence to accelerate response time and decision making.  The company’s solutions provide advanced free-space communications and imaging for demanding ground and satellite applications and sensors that enable high-mobility missions for dismounted warfighters in complex terrain.

Angelique led five acquisitions and their successful integration, including the acquisition of General Dynamics Mission Systems Operation in Nashua NH, formerly Axsys Technologies.  Her strategies launched consistent double and triple-digit growth for over a decade. Under her leadership, Clear Align has been awarded multiple patents and earned a multitude of growth and technology awards including the Inc. 500™, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™, and the SBA Minority Entrepreneur of the Year.

Angelique is a technologist and led innovative product launches at AT&T Bell Laboratories including the LiNbO3 optical modulation technology commercialization that grew to a $500 million business in five years.  During her tenure at Bell Laboratories, she reported to the Board of Directors leading technology commercialization strategies for fundamental innovation that set the stage for much of the technology we use today.

As a public speaker, she is a passionate advocate for technology innovation and small businesses in the United States; She has testified as an expert to the US Congress on both topics. Irvin graduated with honors from Alfred University, with a bachelor’s degree in Ceramic Engineering, and earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania where she majored in Finance, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship.


Andrew Partynski

Andrew Partynski


Andrew serves as Clear Align’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) where he is responsible for the technology development for AI and network enabled sensor solutions. Before Clear Align, he served in key executive positions at Alion, DynCorp International, SAIC, DRS, and Recon Optical. 

Andrew served as Chief Innovation Officer for Alion Science & Technology, where he led technology assessment and evaluations for Army Futures Command, and Army Application Lab including demonstrations of disruptive capabilities, such as the application of artificial intelligence with deep learning, to provide the warfighter with automated decision support. 
At DynCorp International, Partynski led the development of capabilities for the UAE Army’s Research Development & Engineering Center. His efforts included the introduction of advanced engineering tools and technologies, leadership mentoring, and managing an international and culturally diverse team. 

As the Chief Technology Officer at SAIC, he led the organization’s technical community offering best-in-class technology solutions, led the senior solution architects, and personally provided solutions to critical programs including next-generation Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV). He also led the Systems Engineering Community of Practice for SAIC which included 800+ systems engineers and focused on curating best practices, ideas, and solutions for the nation’s defense. Additionally, he led the SAIC Strategic University Alliance in Huntsville, providing strategic research and technology critical to DoD programs.

At DRS Technologies, Partynski began as the Vice President of Advanced Programs, where he grew a new business area in uncooled thermal imaging and developed products such as Driver’s Viewer Enhancer (DVE) and Thermal Weapons Sights. The uncooled business grew the operation from $100M to over $1B. Andrew finished his stay at DRS as the President of the Homeland Security division, where he led the capture and execution DHS’ SBInet program.

Andrew has five awarded patents and was appointed to several prestigious boards including the President’s Council on Homeland Security. Partynski led STEM initiatives and testified before the House of Representatives on the criticality of STEM education.

Heather Gamble

Heather Gamble


Heather serves as Clear Align’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) where she is responsible for business leadership, financial planning and analysis, information technology and treasury. Heather brings over twenty years of experience to the role. Heather previously was promoted from the controller position at Clear Align and drove several strategic initiatives to enhance the company’s internal control framework and financial planning and analysis.

Prior to joining Clear Align, Heather was a finance manager at Johnson & Johnson, providing financial planning and analysis and accounting for World Headquarters. Additionally, Heather served as the corporate accounting manager at Gramercy Property Trust, a public real estate investment trust (“REIT”), leading M&A activity, capital markets, tax, treasury, European consolidated and unconsolidated equity investments financial reporting and consolidation, financial planning and analysis, while managing the internal control framework of the organization.  Prior to that, Heather began her career at RSM US LLP in the assurance department, managing multiple complex audit engagements.