Steve is responsible for the overall execution and strategic direction of LifeWave. He is a 30 year veteran of the high tech industry and has a strong record of achievement in the global commercialization of highly innovative technology products. His domain experience includes semiconductor solutions for high speed computing and signal processing, Internet video capture systems, mobile application software. His experience in medical devices was in the development of a semiconductor device technology that was successfully licensed to a major device manufacturer for a cardiac implantable device. His functional experience has spanned marketing, sales, business development, and CEO roles of technology companies.
He was previously CEO of WebV2, Inc. and Agoura Technologies. He held the position of VP of Marketing & Sales at Information Storage Devices where he grew annual sales from $0 to $55M sales in four years, leading to successful initial and secondary public offerings. He also served in several senior marketing and sales positions at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) early in his career and later as VP of Strategic Marketing for the $1B flash memory division.
He holds an MSM from the Stanford GSB, an MBA from Santa Clara University, an MSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a BSEE from Lehigh University. While pursing his MSM at Stanford, he studied medical device development in the BioDesign program and earned a certificate for completing Stanford Mini Med School course sequences.
Dr. Chien is responsible for providing leadership in LifeWave’s medical affairs as we seek to advance the standards of care in prenatal and postnatal medicine. Her responsibilities include clinical study planning and execution and ensuring that LifeWave products meet both patient and clinician needs. She brings with her a wealth of patient-centered clinical experience gathered over 15 years as an OB/GYN in a variety of settings. These have included academic medicine, Kaiser Permanente, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, an indigent care setting, and a small group private practice. She has held a voluntary clinical faculty appointment in OB/GYN at Stanford and has been a member of the speaker’s bureau at Hologic (HOLX).
Since 2010, in addition to working with various development stage biotech, health services and mobile health companies as a clinical consultant, she has been a voting member of the Data Safety Monitoring Board and Clinical Events Committees at Conceptus, Inc.
Dr. Chien speaks Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, and holds a BA in Economics as well as an MD from Northwestern University. She completed her residency in OB/GYN at Los Angeles County – University of Southern California Medical Center, is a Diplomate of the American Board of OB/GYN and a Fellow of the American College of OB/GYN.
Lisa is responsible for providing senior leadership in LifeWave’s product marketing strategy and execution. Lisa has 28 years of experience in healthcare marketing, including 15 years in women’s health. Her expertise in the design and implementation of women’s health marketing programs and business strategies have resulted in several product commercialization successes, including the Essure product from Conceptus, Inc. In women’s health she held marketing management positions at Tyco Intl/Nellcor Puritan Bennett and Conceptus, where she was VP of Marketing over a four year period. She holds a BS in Nursing from Westminster College and an MBA from Notre Dame de Namur University.
Paul is responsible for the technology and engineering development of LifeWave’s UWB medical radar products. He has 30 years of engineering development and management experience within the high-tech industry. In addition, he has 10 years of experience designing RF communications and radar systems with Lockheed Martin and Texas Instruments. He is an expert in digital signal processing techniques and microwave hardware design. He holds an MSEE from Sacramento State College and a BSEE from UC Davis.
Margaret is Director of the California Health Foundations Innovations for the Underserved program which focuses on reducing barriers to efficient, affordable health care for the underserved by encouraging, testing, and promoting lower-cost models of care. In this role she oversees the foundation’s work toward this goal as well as the foundation’s program-related investing initiative.
Prior to joining CHCF, Margaret was on the staff of the California Managed Care Improvement Task Force. Before that, she was a senior consultant and manager with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), where she worked in the government and health care strategy practices with clients including state health and human service agencies, and payer and provider organizations.
Margaret also has worked as a consultant with the Francois Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, conducting research on trends in international development funding for HIV/AIDS; for the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, providing technical assistance in program development and operations for nonprofits in developing countries; as a consultant for the World Health Organization’s Global Programme on AIDS; and as a caseworker and analyst for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare.
She serves on the advisory board of the Health Initiative of the Americas.
Margaret received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Princeton University and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Glen has over 20 years of product development, innovation and leadership experience. He presently serves as CTO and Co-Founder of Zonare Medical Systems. He previously served as Zonare’s Vice President of Engineering for over 12 years, having led all technology and product development. He established and managed a world class engineering team to cover all aspects of engineering development, including electrical, mechanical, software, regulatory, transducers, and imaging physics. The team consisted of 30 engineers, 15 with Ph.D.’s.
He has brought over a dozen products to market generating over $200M of revenue. Glen holds over 20 issued patents in the medical device field with over 30 pending. His passion is to bring new technologies to market that can have a positive impact on humanity. He has established research collaborations with leading academic centers both in the US and abroad.
In addition he has held roles in venture capital as a technology partner at El Dorado Ventures and limited partner roles at Walden Ventures and JP Morgan Ventures. At InCube Labs, he was instrumental to the growth of a number of medical device companies, such as Fe3 Medical, Corhythm, Neurolink, and Python Medical.
Glen holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering for Carnegie Mellon University, a MSEE from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. from Stanford.
Debra has over 30 years of experience in leading medical device development in women’s health and managing clinical perinatal support hospital services. She served as President and CEO of Novasys Medical, a venture backed company addressing female incontinence from 2001 - 2010. At Novasys, she led the company from early stage feasibility thru early commercialization, including product development, clinical studies, FDA clearance, manufacturing, sales, and reimbursement. She successfully raised $90M from leading venture capital firms.
Debra also provides strategic consulting and due diligence for investors and medical device companies, particularly in the women’s health market. Prior to Novasys, Debra was Vice President and GM of the Perinatal Division of Tyco International following its acquisition of Nellcor. Nellcor invented pulse oximetry and it became a worldwide standard of care within 10 years of product launch. Debra led a start up within Nellcor, the Perinatal Division, and commercialized a non-invasive oxygen monitor for the fetus during labor and delivery. She had global P&L responsibility for sales, clinical, marketing, R&D, and business development. She served at Nellcor through its early stage and to its acquisition, from 1998 to 2001.
Prior to Nellcor, she was the assistant director of the Perinatal Department at the Loyola University Medical Center in Illinois, where she directed and monitored all respiratory care services in labor and delivery, neonatal, and pediatrics for a department of 75 people.
Debra holds a BA from the National College of Education and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
Jim has been an entrepreneur and investor in technology companies in Silicon Valley for 37 years. He either serves or has served as a director of 9 companies,. His most recent management position was President and CEO of Optivision where he served for nine years. Optivision was a manufacturer of video and data compression systems and conducted photonics research. In 1997 he spun-off Optical Networks (ONI) from Optivision, with Optivision’s optical networking technology, and the company subsequently went public in 2000. Prior to joining Optivision, Jim was a Vice President of Systems Control and was active in venture capital.
Jim holds a BSEE from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and MS and PhD. in electrical engineering from Yale University.
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