President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Erik T. Engelson has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since March 2019. Mr. Engelson has also served as a venture partner at ShangBay Capital, a venture capital company, since February 2018. From April 2016 to February 2019, Mr. Engelson was a board member and consultant to Arrinex, Inc., a therapeutic and medical device company. From August 2015 to March 2016, Mr. Engelson was a General Manager at Medtronic PLC, a medical device company. From August 2014 until its sale to Medtronic PLC in August 2015, Mr. Engelson served as the Chief Executive Officer of Medina Medical, Inc., a medical device company. Mr. Engelson currently serves on the board of directors of ARANZ Medical Ltd., a healthcare software company, and DeVoro Medical Inc. and Neptune Medical Inc., medical device companies. Previously, he served on the board of directors of FlowCardia, Inc., Concentric Medical, Inc. and Arrinex, Inc., all therapeutic and medical device companies. Currently, Mr. Engelson is a member of the University of California San Diego Bioengineering Department Board of Trustees, a Trustee of the University of California San Diego Biology Dean’s Leadership Council and a Trustee Emeritus of the UC San Diego Foundation. Mr. Engelson received a B.A. in Microbiology and an M.S. in Bioengineering from University of California, San Diego and an Executive M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Chief Technology Officer and Director
Debkishore Mitra, Ph.D. has served as our Chief Technology Officer since November 2017 and as a member of our board of directors since July 2014. Dr. Mitra is a co-founder of our company and was a biomedical engineer at our company from December 2014 to October 2017. Dr. Mitra received a B.Tech. in biotechnology and biochemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley.
Sandra A. Gardiner has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2020. Ms. Gardiner has served as the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration, Secretary and Treasurer of Pulse Biosciences, Inc., a bioelectric medicine company, since November 2019. Prior to joining Pulse Biosciences, Ms. Gardiner served as Executive Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer of Cutera, Inc., a global provider of laser, light and other energy-based aesthetic systems, from July 2017 to November 2019. Previous to that, Ms. Gardiner served as Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Tria Beauty, Inc., a medical device company, from April 2015 until it was acquired in April 2017. Previous to that, Ms. Gardiner served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Aptus Endosystems, Inc., a medical device company eventually acquired by Medtronic plc; Ventus Medical, Inc., a medical device manufacturer; Vermillion, Inc., a medical diagnostic company currently known as Aspira Women’s Health Inc. and Lipid Sciences Inc., a biotechnology company. Ms. Gardiner serves on the board of the Valley Humane Society. Ms. Gardiner holds a B.A. in Management Economics from the University of California, Davis.
David Lamond has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2020. Since April 2016, Mr. Lamond has served as President of En Pointe LLC, an investment firm. From November 2011 to June 2016, he served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Lamond Capital Partners LLC, a hedge fund. He has served as a member of the board of directors of Applied Molecular Transport Inc., a biotechnology company, since September 2018, INQUIS Clinical Research Ltd., a medical device company, since February 2020, Cortexyme, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, since December 2015 and Genelpis, a gene therapy company, since August 2019 and previously served on the board of directors of Arrinex, Inc., a medical device company (now a subsidiary of Stryker Corporation). Mr. Lamond holds a B.A. in History from Duke University and a J.D. from Duke Law School.
Erica J. Rogers has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2020. Ms. Rogers has served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Silk Road Medical Inc., a medical equipment manufacturer, since October 2012. Ms. Rogers previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Medicines360, a non-profit pharmaceutical company developing drugs and devices for women from June 2010 to October 2012. Ms. Rogers was an Executive Vice President at Nanosys, Inc., a quantum dot technology company, from December 2008 to March 2010. Prior to that, Ms. Rogers founded and was Chief Executive Officer of Allux Medical, a medical device company, and co-founded Visiogen, an ophthalmic medical device company which was acquired by Abbott Medical Optics in 2009. She worked previously in neurovascular marketing at Target Therapeutics Inc., a medical equipment manufacturer, and peripheral vascular sales and sales training at Boston Scientific, a medical device manufacturer. Ms. Rogers currently serves on the board of directors of Sight Sciences, Inc., a medical device company. Ms. Rogers received a B.S. in zoology from San Diego State University.
Lior Susan has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2020. He initially became involved with our company in 2015 in his role as founder and Managing Partner of Eclipse Ventures, LLC, a venture capital firm. Mr. Susan currently serves on the board of the following private companies: Owlet Baby Care, Inc., Bright Machines, Inc., Augury, Inc., June Life, Inc., Cheetah Technologies, Inc., and Cybertoka Ltd. Prior to founding Eclipse Ventures in 2015, Mr. Susan founded and managed the hardware investment and incubation platform of Flex Ltd., a multinational electronics contract manufacturer. Before relocating to the United States from Israel, Mr. Susan was an entrepreneur and former member of a Special Forces unit within the Israel Defense Forces.
Steve Tablak has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2019. Mr. Tablak has served as a member of the board of directors of Inflammatix, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company, since August 2017. From September 2015 to February 2017, he served as the Vice President of Roche Molecular Systems Inc., a developer, manufacturer and supplier of a wide array of medical diagnostic products, tests, platforms and technologies. Prior to that, Mr. Tablak served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GeneWEAVE BioSciences Inc., a designer and producer of platforms for the surveillance and detection of infectious diseases, from August 2011 until it was acquired by Roche Molecular in September 2015. Mr. Tablak received a B.A. in Business Economics from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Tuff Yen has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2019. Mr. Yen is the founder and president of Seraph Group LLC, an investment firm he founded in 2004 after working at Chemical Venture Partners and Chase Capital Partners. Mr. Yen currently serves on the board of directors of Zeto, Inc., a medical equipment manufacturer. He previously worked at biotechnology companies Genentech and Amgen in both manufacturing and new product development. Mr. Yen received his undergraduate degree in microbiology and immunology from the University of California Berkeley and his M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management.