Jon Leibowitz, Head of Operations
Jon Leibowitz is a business owner, investor and advisor with over 25 years experience working in high growth healthcare and business-to-business environments. Previously Jon served as CEO for Lighthouse Learning; as an Executive Vice President for Questex Media; as a founding partner and Managing Director for M|C Communications, owner of the Pri- Med brand of education products, a company that he and his fellow partners later sold to Bain Capital; as a Vice President for Fidelity Capital Companies; as a Group Vice President for Reed- Elsevier; and as a healthcare management consultant for APM. Jon is also a founder, investor and/or active advisor to a number of healthcare companies including Pleio Inc., a leading medication adherence company; Westgate Consulting, LLC; NEJM Group; WikiDoc, the world’s largest open source medical encyclopedia; and Lighthouse Learning, a healthcare information and education content company serving physicians and patients. Jon also serves as an investment advisor to Sky Ventures, a Boston-based investment group providing seed funding to early-stage life sciences and healthcare companies, and as a member of the Beth Israel Deaconess Board of Advisors.
Sean O'Brien, Head of Strategy
Sean is a seasoned technology leader and has led groups in sales, marketing, eBusiness and overall operations. He quickly rose to vice president of IMPRESS Software and was responsible for overall sales and marketing from 1998-2001. He later accepted an executive role at Control 4 (NASDAQ: CTRL), subsequently becoming vice president at Clever Controls and selling the application back to Control 4 in 2011. Sean was also Co-Founder of Control UI that focused on mobile application development.
Paul Sharman, Head of Technology
Paul is singularly focused on developing technology to promote aging-in-place and providing peace of mind to families and caregivers. Paul began his career with Neoteric Technology after receiving his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 2000. At Neoteric, he held a number of key positions from Product Manager to Director of Marketing for various acute care hospital software solutions. After Neoteric was acquired by Haemonetics in 2009, Paul took the role of Senior Marketing Manager for Hospital Information Management in Global Marketing. In this role he took on global responsibility for the strategic direction and tactical marketing implementation of Haemonetics’ hospital software business.
Dr. Vik Bakhru, Head of Clinical Operations
Previously, Dr. Bakhru was Chief Operating Officer of First Opinion, Inc., a venture backed, digital health start-up based in San Francisco, CA. Before First Opinion, Inc., Dr. Bakhru served as Chief Medical Officer for Abercrombie & Kent Global Health, a Fortress Investment Group portfolio company that facilitates high quality, affordable medical travel. In addition, Dr. Bakhru worked as a Director at New York Presbyterian Hospital/The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell in New York City where he managed an annual spend base of approximately $600 million for the purchase of all clinical goods and services. Prior to his role at NYP, Dr. Bakhru worked with the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC), a non-profit he founded while completing his medical degree at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Washington, DC. FIMRC (www.fimrc.org) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing health care access in underserved areas of the developing world through a network of health centers in nine countries across 12 project sites. FIMRC now boasts a team of over 3,000 full-time staff and volunteers. Vik earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from The George Washington University as part of the Seven-Year Integrated Medical Program. After his undergraduate and medical education in Washington, DC, Vik did residency training in general surgery in Philadelphia and subsequently earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Health Care Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Vik serves on the Board of Directors for several organizations including the Nanubhai Education Foundation (www.nanubhai.org), Aspire Global Health (www.aspireglobalhealth.org) and FIMRC.
Dan Hoffman, Founder/Chairman of the Board
Dan founded ConnectMeMore LLC when he saw a big gap in the technology used to allow the elderly to age in place. His technological industry experience ranges from automotive to healthcare. He led teams working for Chrysler, Aventis, Novartis and Sanofi. As a founding member of MyDocOnline (an Aventis Company) he became excited about the opportunity to connect directly with patients and provide technology solutions to help improve their health. Hoffman was later co-founder and CEO of MedCafe Inc. where he completed the sale to Epocrates (NYSE: EPOC) in 2011. He went on to head product development at Epocrates until the sale to Athena Health (NASDAQ:ATHN). Hoffman also founded Active Products Inc (product development) and has since commercialized and/or sold multiple consumer products. He has multiple patents, four of which have been fully developed.