Charlie Huiner, MBA
President and CEO | Modulim
President and CEO | Modulim
Founder & CTO | Modulim
An internationally recognized pioneer and leader in spatial frequency domain imaging (SFDI), David secured over $11 million in SBIR/STTR grants that facilitated the development of Modulim’s technology. He has nine patents with two more pending. His contributions to science include over 100 co-authored publications and more than 4000 citations in biomedical optics. David earned a B.S in Physics and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.
Partner, Health Investment | Pangaea Ventures
Janelle has over 12 years’ healthcare experience working in private investments, scaling ventures, and management consulting. She has spent a large part of her career at GE Healthcare, in the US and Europe, working with both private and public health organizations. Janelle’s entrepreneurial endeavors include launching a population health technology platform that became a joint venture between GE and Microsoft. Janelle has an M.B.A. from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Commerce degree (B. Com) from McGill University.
Founder & CEO | Koa Accel
An accomplished clinical surgeon, scientist, medical innovator, and senior business executive, Francis has expertise in general management, clinical and regulatory affairs, and healthcare economics. Double board-certified in general and cardiothoracic surgery, he has served as senior faculty at the Duke University School of Medicine and was formerly Chief Medical Officer for Edwards Life Sciences. With 32 US and international patents, Francis has invented, and developed devices used in thousands of heart operations each year.
Keith works with established and start-up companies to identify and create new business opportunities, with an emphasis on photonic technologies. Current and past clients include Hamamatsu Photonics, Ricoh, NTT Labs, the Japanese Science and Technology Agency, KLA-Tenco, and several smaller firms. Prior to establishing his consulting practice, Keith worked in product management for Newport Corporation (now MKS) and Park Scientific Instruments (now Bruker), and co-founded Symphony Systems (now Pivotal Systems), a pioneering company in a field now termed “the internet of things.” He has degrees from M.I.T. (Physics, B.S.) and Stanford University (Applied Physics, M.S., and Ph.D.), and over 10 issued patents.
Managing Director | Catalina Ventures
With over 30 years of early-stage capital experience, Randy has a proven track record of finding, financing, and supporting entrepreneurs. He is currently Managing Director of Catalina Ventures, a firm that focuses on early-stage companies in technology, life sciences, and other advanced technologies. Randy began his venture career in 1979 as a founder of Harrison Capital, the venture arm of Texaco. Since then, funds he has founded and managed have raised over $1 billion from institutional sources.
President | Americas Region Smiths Medical
Wilson is an accomplished executive in the medical device industry with over two decades of experience in transforming companies to deliver growth and maximize shareholder value. He is currently the President of the Americas Region at Smiths Medical, a global provider of medical devices and technologies to hospitals and the alternate care market. Previously, he was President of Nihon Kohden America where he transitioned the company to a multimillion-dollar, multichannel leader with the fastest growth in the market. Prior to that, Wilson was the CEO of Monarch Medical Technologies, a private equity-backed spinout of Hospira worldwide. He also served in executive leadership roles at Stryker Orthopaedics and Henry Schein, Inc. as well as other leading medical product suppliers, including units of and/or entities later acquired by Aesculap-B/Braun, Boston scientific, Medtronic and Smith & Nephew.