Our Team


Pro Stergiou, MSc

Co-Founder and Business Development Manager

Pro has an extensive background in sport biomechanics, sport product development & innovation, management, and performance analysis. He has a variety of professional experiences in sport, technology, research, and business, which provides him with a firm understanding of applications, technologies, and business practices in the sport and health industries. Pro possesses a unique skill set and has been involved in all stages of the product development cycle for companies such as Nike, adidas, Under Armour, Polar Electro, Garmin, Suunto, lululemon, and Taylor Made.

John Horton, MSc

Co-Founder and Project Manager

John brings a strong research and performance analysis background to the Sport Product Testing group at the CSI Alberta with expertise in design of research test procedures, subject recruitment, data collection & analysis, and scientific writing. He has applied his knowledge and talent for sport into developing a thorough understanding of functional performance, consumer insights, and sport product development within the corporate environment. John has been instrumental in managing research projects for major sporting goods and technology companies such as Nike, Suunto, Polar Electro, Taylor Made, lululemon, and Under Armour.

Christian Clermont, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Christian Clermont completed his PhD in Kinesiology (Biomechanics) and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Calgary. He is also a trained professional in pattern recognition methods, data analytics, and machine learning to quantify the complex nature of human movement. Much of his research has focused on the use of wearable technology for the collection of typical and atypical biomechanics data in the fields of health and sports science. He has also worked on several industry projects with companies such as adidas, Anta, Superfeet, WiiV, and Prevent Biometrics to develop, evaluate, and validate products to improve athletic performance and reduce the risk of injury.

Breann Worobets, MKin

Applied Research Technician

Breann brings an exercise physiology and human performance perspective to research in biomechanics. She has gained extensive experience in data collection by testing many elite athletes using various pieces of equipment and performing many different protocols. Her detail orientated qualities help contribute to accurate and reliable data collection required for companies such as Lululemon and Under Armour. She also has been able to help guide practicum students in applying their knowledge to real world situations.

Mark Pineda, BSc

Applied Research Technician

Mark joined the Sport Product Testing team in 2021 as an Applied Research Technician where he is instrumental in the data collection, data analysis, and technical support for our various projects related to athletic footwear, apparel, and wearable technology.  Mark obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomechanics at the University of Calgary in 2021.  During his studies he gained valuable research experience and worked with motion capture systems through summer internships and academic projects. With a strategic mindset and an appetite to learn new skills, Mark seeks to find innovative ways to enhance the quality of services provided by Sport Product Testing.

Monica Russell, MSc

Applied Research Technician

Monica obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biomechanics and a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, both from the University of Calgary. She was part of the Wearable Technology Research and Collaboration training program during graduate school, receiving a specialization in wearable tech. During her studies, she gained invaluable skills in motion capture data collection and post-processing, as well as multiple coding languages, machine learning concepts, and scientific writing. She officially joined the Sport Product Testing team in November 2022 after completing a practicum placement with them for her Master’s degree. Monica is excited to apply her academic knowledge to her work with Sport Product Testing and contribute to the growing industry of sports apparel and wearable technology.

Arash Khassetarash, PhD

Research Scientist

Dr. Arash Khassetarash completed hisBachelor and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tabriz and his PhD in Kinesiology (biomechanics) and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Calgary. Arash’s academic work was focused on running biomechanics by applying physiological, mechanical, and biomechanical concepts to investigate a wide variety of questions ranging from neuromuscular fatigue, musculoskeletal loading in graded running, and effects of footwear on running performance/injury aspects. Arash is also trained in signal processing and pattern recognition methods and have applied them in sports and health science. Arash has worked on several industry projects and collaborated with companies such as Salomon, CCM Hockey, Dr.Scholl’s, and Orpyx Inc. in several sports and health-related topics.

Victor Cossich, PhD

Research Scientist

Dr. Victor Cossich is a Post-Doctoral Associate at the Sport Technology Research Lab in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. From 2018 to 2022, he was the Head of the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory and Exercise Physiology Research Laboratory at the National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics in Brazil. He also worked as a Researcher at the Olympic Laboratory of the Brazilian Olympic Committee from 2014 to 2016, providing scientific consultation and conducting biomechanics evaluations of Brazilian athletes. Victor has teaching experience at various institutions in Applied Biomechanics and Biological signal processing. In addition to his professional experience, Victor has a strong educational background, including a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. in Physical Education from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and a Specialization degree in Data Science (2022). Victor is excited to use his skills to solve real-world problems, helping Sport Product Testing clients make better products. 

Gabriella Durante, BSc

Applied Research Technician

Gabriella is a University of Calgary graduate with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biomechanics. She is currently a graduate student pursuing a Master of Science in Kinesiology, specializing further in Biomechanics, while also playing on the Varsity Women’s Hockey team at the University of Calgary. During her studies, Gabriella has been involved in research projects involving motion capture and inertial measurement units, honing her skills with data collection, data analysis, and scientific writing. Gabriella first got introduced to the Sport Product Testing team in September 2021 as a practicum student and has now continued the relationship as she works through her graduate degree. Gabriella brings an athletic and academic background to help Sport Product Testing clients enhance their products.