Dr. Costantini has held executive positions in life science companies for over twenty years, focusing on directing products from discovery through launch. She has led products at each stage from research through clinical testing, regulation, commercialization to marketing. She connects early-stage companies with potential partners, venture capital and investors, as well as guides due diligence for licensing activities. Her positions have included Vice President at the Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic Development (CID4), which provides funding and management expertise to bring emerging life science technologies into commercial success. Additionally, she has been Vice President at Accera, where her team developed and launched an Alzheimer’s therapeutic, and was on faculty at Harvard Medical School. She was voted ‘Business Advisor of the Year’ by University of Colorado Technology Transfer.
CO FOUNDER / CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
Dr. Webster is an Emergency Physician and has been practicing at Evergreen Hospital Medical Center in Kirkland, Washington for 21 years. During that time, he has served as Chairman of the Continuing Medical Education Committee, Chairman of the Hospital Information Committee, member of the Information Technology Steering Committee for selecting the electronic medical record system and on the Medical Executive Committee at Evergreen Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Webster is a graduate of Culver Military Academy in Indiana and received his BA from Colorado College. He received his Medical Degree from Albany Medical College, before serving residency in General Surgery at St. Joseph Hospital, Denver. Wade completed his internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Emergency Medicine at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Norfolk. He is a Co-Founder and the Chief Science Officer of DVM Systems, LLC, a continuous temperature monitoring system for early disease detection in dairy cattle.
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Mr. Kirkpatrick has led a number of successful enterprise start-ups, business unit acquisitions and spin-offs, and company mergers and sales in his 35 years in the computer software and hardware industry. He is currently a director of Phase IV Engineering, a founder and Chairman of Cadre Technologies, a logistics automation software company, and a founder and director of Distribution Service Technologies, a provider of e-commerce software solutions to the automotive industry. His past experience includes management and direction of a number of early stage technology companies and executive engagements with Hewlett-Packard and Corporate Express. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering from Princeton University.
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER
Mr. Pollack is a recognized expert and pioneer in radio frequency identification (RFID) and the wireless sensing, including his ground breaking development of radio powered battery-free sensing systems. He has over 25 years experience in high technology product development and is named on over 15 patents in the area of RFID and wireless sensing. Mr. Pollack is the founder of Phase IV Engineering and has been CEO and Chief Technology Officer for the Company’s twenty years of existence. Prior to founding Phase IV, he founded three other companies and managed their operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and has completed coursework for an M.B.A from the University of Denver.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & MANUFACTURING ADVISOR
Jim has over 20 years of experience in the Class I, II, and III medical device industry. Jim formed Boulder BioMed to accelerate the commercialization of medical devices, and served as president and CEO of Sophono, Inc. a multinational manufacturer and distributor of implantable hearing devices, where he raised more than $10 million, and distributed the Sophono product in more than 30 countries. His experience spans large multi-national organizations as well as start-ups, with domestic and international scope, including W.L. Gore and Associates, Boston Scientific, Battelle Memorial Institute and Otologics. He has developed several unique implantable medical devices in vascular, orthopedic, otolaryngology, and bariatric fields, and has been responsible for creating and successfully executing strategies in product and market development, as well as building sales and marketing organizations. Jim has 40 U.S. and international patents and dozens of scientific publications. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics, a Master of Science in Chemical/Biological Engineering (Univ Colorado), and a Masters of Business Administration.
Alene has led several successful biotech and health care firms during her career, introducing groundbreaking and lifesaving technologies to market. She has held leadership marketing, finance, sales and business development positions including VP of Corporate Development at Myogen (now Gilead), General Manager of RPI/SiRNA (now Merck), VP of Marketing and Sales, CFO and Executive VP of ChemTrak, (a consumer products company). Ms. Campbell holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Kevin brings 25 years experience in the recruitment, training, deployment and management of top flight sales teams in the medical environment, specifically urology and women’s health. Specializing in early stage growth, he has held VP and Director level sales and marketing positions in medical device organizations characterized by rapid growth and profitability such as Conceptus, Johnson and Johnson, Medispec, Timm Medical and nSpire Health.
PRODUCT MARKETING DIRECTOR
Jackie has over 12 years of marketing and project management experience in the health field. She graduated from CU-Boulder with a bachelor's in Advertising & Marketing and combined her love for health and marketing by running a NIH clinical study at CU and working as an Editorial Intern for Rocky Sports Magazine. She went on to receive a Graduate Research and Teaching fellowship for her Master’s in Health & Exercise Science at Colorado State University. Prior to joining the Prima-Temp team, Jackie spent several years working for a digital health start-up, Telespine, where she lead marketing and product development efforts. Today, Jackie’s expertise and focus is using strategy and digital marketing to connect the customer with health products using a combination of behavioral science, research and creativity.
DIRECTOR ENGINEERING & PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Bryan has over 20 years of medical devices experience and has practiced engineering & leadership in multiple industries including machine vision, telecommunication and industrial engineering. His expertise spans multi-national organizations and startups with domestic and global scope, including GlaxoSmithKline, Quest Diagnostics, IGEN International and Bell Labs. Under his cross functional leadership, Bryan has brought over a dozen computer hardware and software products to regulated markets and helped an international company out of consent decree with the FDA focusing on product and non-product software, and IT infrastructure and controls. Bryan holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics from Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. McKenzie has over 40 years of experience in Clinical Affairs and Integrative Physiology. Jack was the Director of Clinical Affairs for Philips Respironics, where he developed the VitalSense Core Body Temperature Monitor and the Actiwatch activity accelerometer. For twenty years prior to joining Philips Respironics Jack was a Professor of Physiology and Anesthesiology at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD. Dr. McKenzie received his B.S. in Education from Western Oregon University in 1972, his M.S. in Zoology from Idaho State University in 1974, and his Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Physiology from Louisiana State University Medical Center in 1978.
Dr. Chutani is the CEO and Co-founder of Mobisante, Inc., which pioneered smart phone, tablet, and web services based ultrasound systems. Prior to Mobisante, he managed $100m worth of exploratory research investments at Microsoft. Sailesh co-authored the book, “Technology at the Margins” that takes a global view of the impact of the mobile phone on healthcare, education, micro-finance and resource management. Sailesh has a PhD from Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, a Master’s degree from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor in Technology from IIT, Kanpur in India, all in Computer Science.
RACHEL BRAUN SCHERL
Rachel is a dynamic executive who successfully developed, launched, and sold her company based on a women's-health product with a marketing campaign similar to OvuRing's path forward. She specializes in outlining, identifying, and confirming go-to-market strategies based on her previous successes and deep networks.
Dr. Kriegsfeld is a Berkeley professor whose team is internationally known for core temperature monitoring, circadian rhythm research, (reproductive and behavioral) and algorithm analysis. Lance’s team recently completed exciting work using temperature to pinpoint ovulation in mice with sophisticated algorithm analyses
Dr. Aptekar founded Partners in Women's Health in 1977. Since that time over 12,000 mothers/babies have been cared for by the doctors in the practice. He is a past president of the CO OB/GYN Society, past chairman of the medical board of Planned Parenthood, and Assistant Clinical Professor of OB/GYN at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Aptekar practices obstetrics and gynecology.