WHO WE ARE

Our team has significant experience across a wide range of technical and functional roles in medical device development.

OUR TEAM

Zaffer Syed

President & Chief Executive Officer

  • 18+ years of medical device industry experience in multiple therapeutic areas including cardiovascular, neuromodulation and dental
  • MS Biomedical Engineering from University of Michigan
  • MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Business
  • Broad management experience in Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Marketing and R&D in publicly traded (St. Jude Medical, Boston Scientific) and venture backed (OrthoAccel Technologies) organizations
  • Authored over 50 scientific abstract presentations and 10 peer-reviewed journal articles

Mehdi Razavi, MD

Founder & Chief Medical Officer

  • Director of Clinical Arrhythmia Research and Innovation at the Texas Heart Institute (THI)
  • Co-Director of the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Training at Baylor College of Medicine
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Bioengineering at Rice University
  • 10+ years of clinical experience working with cardiac medical devices
  • Inventor on 3 issued US patents
  • Obtained and executed approximately US$1M in grants while at THI

Ken Bueche

VP of Operations

  • 25+ years of medical device industry experience
  • BS/MS, Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University
  • 25+ years of engineering and personnel leadership experience
  • 10 years of business development experience
  • 12 issued patents, 6 pending
  • Technical sale expertise

Joanna Nathan

Director of Business Development

  • MEng, Bioengineering, Rice University
  • 5+ years working in medical device 
    research and development
  • Founder of enventure, Houston's community 
    for life science entrepreneurs

Greg Guidroz

Chief Financial Officer

  • 30+ years in financial and operational management
  • 18+ years of experience as CFO/Controller of public and private companies in biotechnology, healthcare, and software industries
  • VP of Finance for NASDAQ-listed biotechnology company, Tanox. Managed fundraising, financial operations, investor relations and coordinated the $1B sale of the company to Genentech

Delayne Wren-Green

Project Manager

  • 5+ years experience with The Methodist Hospital
  • 5+ years experience in hospital operations with The Methodist Hospital Physician Organization
  • 2+ years working experience with TMC Innovation Institute

Product Development Consultants

Mathews John

Board of directors

Jack gill, phd

Larry lawson

Milton Morris, Phd

MEHDI RAZAVI, MD

ZAFFER SYED

scientific Advisory board

Matthew Eagleton

Department of Vascular Surgery
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

philippe généreux

Director
Anglographic Core Laboratory
Cardiovascular Research Foundation
New York, NY

ziyad hijazi

Chief Medical Officer
Sidra Medical Center
Doha, Qatar

issam moussa

Chief Medical Officer
First Coast Cardiovascular
Jacksonville, FL

Magnus Ohman

Associate Director, Professor
Duke Heart Center
Durham, NC

manesh Patel

Director, Interventional Cardiology
Duke University Health System
Durham, NC