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 Financial Officer and Treasurer
Daniel George has served as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on a full-time basis since August 2020. From April 2019 until August 2020, Mr. George served as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer through his consulting practice, which he established in May 2016, specializing in providing executive financial services to healthcare companies covering a broad range of specialties. Mr. George served as Vice President, Finance for Avinger Inc., a publicly traded medical device company specializing in peripheral atherectomy from August 2014 to May 2016. From June 2012 to August 2014, Mr. George served as a consultant and Vice President of Finance for ApniCure, Inc., a medical device company specializing in the treatment of sleep apnea. From March 2009 to June 2012, Mr. George worked for Avantis Medical Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of colonoscopy visualization technology, where he was both a consultant and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. George was also the Sr. Director of Finance at FoxHollow Technologies Inc., a medical device company, and worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an accounting and management consulting firm, in the assurance and business advisory practice. Mr. George holds B.S. degrees in both Accounting and Finance from California State University, Long Beach.
Chief Operating Officer
Hansgregory (Hans) Charles Hartmann has served as our Chief Operating Officer since January 2021. From February 2011 to May 2016, Mr. Hartmann served as Chief Operations Officer of Fitbit, Inc., a fitness device company. Mr. Hartmann served as Chief Operating Officer of Oculus VR Inc., a Facebook company that focuses on virtual reality gaming, from May 2016 to August 2017. Since February 2018, Mr. Hartmann has provided executive consulting and advising services through HCH Enterprises LLC. Mr. Hartmann previously served as Chief Operations Officer at Skyline Solar Inc., a supplier of solar energy equipment, Vice President and General Manager of Creative LED at Barco, Inc., a software company, Vice President of Operations and Hardware Engineering at Element Labs, Inc., a lighting equipment company, Senior Vice President of Operations at Dash Navigation, Inc., a provider of automotive GPS solutions, Senior Vice President of Operations at OQO, Inc., a computer hardware company, Vice President of Operations at Wave7 Optics, Inc., an optical networks company, Vice President of Operations at Force10 Networks, a developer of computer hardware, Vice President of Operations at ConvergeNet Technologies, Inc., a data storage company, and Vice President of Manufacturing Operations at JetFax, Inc., an internet fax services company. Prior to JetFax, Inc., Mr. Hartmann served for approximately 15 years in various quality, operations, and marketing management roles at Hewlett-Packard Company, an information technology company. Mr. Hartmann received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University.
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.
Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Operations and Quality
Tamanna Prashar has served as our Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Operations and Quality since July 2019. From July 2016 to July 2019, Ms. Prashar served as Vice President, Global Supply Chain of Vyaire Medical Inc., a healthcare company dedicated to respiratory care. Ms. Prashar served as the Executive Director, Operations at Cepheid – Danaher, a molecular diagnostics company, from April 2014 to June 2016. Ms. Prashar received a B.S. and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from University of Minnesota.
Executive Vice President, Commercialization, Regulatory, Clinical and Business Development
Kelly Lewis Brezoczky has served as our Executive Vice President, Commercialization, Regulatory, Clinical and Business Development since April 2020. From November 2019 to April 2020, Ms. Lewis Brezoczky served as our Head of Commercial Operations. From January 2012 until its acquisition in January 2016, Ms. Lewis Brezoczky served as Chief Executive Officer of Butterfly Health, Inc., a women’s personal products company that she founded. Prior to 2010, Ms. Lewis Brezoczky served as a consultant for Aviron, a biotech vaccine developer later acquired by MedImmune, a former research and development arm of AstraZeneca PLC, a pharmaceutical company, Agilent Labs, a division of laboratory instrument manufacturing company Agilent Technologies, Inc. and Zosano Pharma Corp, a biopharmaceutical company. She has published peer-reviewed papers in the International Journal of Clinical Practice and has guest lectured at the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign since 2015. Ms. Lewis Brezoczky also currently serves as President and Chairman of the Board of the Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation and has been involved with the foundation as a board member since 2015. Ms. Lewis Brezoczky studied International Studies and was selected as a North Carolina Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.