Charlie Huiner, M.B.A.

President and CEO | Modulim

Charlie brings over 25 years of executive experience with a successful leadership track record in healthcare across multiple markets including biotech, medical devices, and digital health. He is accomplished at developing and executing corporate growth strategies, securing financing, and building high-performing teams. Prior to joining Modulim, Charlie was the Chief Operating Officer and Senior VP, Corporate Development and Strategy for Sientra, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIEN), a global medical aesthetics company. During his tenure there, Charlie authored the Company’s growth strategy, led several transformative acquisitions, and helped raise $375 million in equity financing including a successful IPO. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at InTouch Health during a transformative period that solidified the Company’s market strategy and commercial model ahead of its eventual exit to Teladoc Health. He received his B.A. from Williams College, an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School, and currently serves as an independent board member of Recros Medica. 

David J. Cuccia, Ph.D.

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. 

Janelle Goulard, M.B.A.

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.

Keith Bennett, Ph.D.

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.

Carl St. Bernard

President and CEO | CeloNova Biosciences

Carl is currently President and Chief Executive Officer and Board member of CeloNova Biosciences and has more than 25 years of experience in commercial leadership roles across a wide range of medical device and technology areas including medical imaging, endovascular, cardiovascular and vision. Prior to CeloNova, he served as President and CEO at Tryton Medical during a transformative period where he led the Company’s commercialization efforts of its coronary stent technology. Prior to Tryton, he spent approximately 16 years in various medical device divisions of GE Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, and LifeCell in sales and marketing leadership roles. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Business Arts from Lafayette College and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. Carl also serves on the board of directors of Transverse Medical and AdvaMed.