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Tom Allen, General Manager
Tom Allen has more than 25 years experience in medical and life sciences industry. He has provided leadership excellence in General Management, Sales, Marketing, Mergers, and International Manufacturing. He has led start-ups, and small to medium sized companies, both private and public. He has served as CEO for Obagi Medical Products (NASDAQ: OMPI), and United States Manufacturing Company, and President of Marquette Electronics’ Patient Care Division, Advanced Interventional Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAIS), and Baxter’s Interventional Cardiology Business Unit. In 1996, Tom launched his own medical consulting company, The Allen Alliance, Inc., where he successfully completed several projects including: Developing an angioplasty catheter product line, manufacturing processes, equipment, and facilities in Saluggia, Italy for Sorin Biomedica; He served as interim CEO while restructuring Obagi Medical Products, Inc., (a pharmaceutical dermatology company) to help set the Company on the path to a very successful IPO (NASDAQ: OMPI); He served as President, CEO of the United States Manufacturing, Inc., (an orthopedics and prosthetics company) while restructuring and merging it with Seattle Foot, Inc. Tom has a BS degree from California State University Long Beach, California.
Jahnavi Lokre, Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Director, Software Engineering
Jahnavi has over 20 years of experience designing and developing complex control systems in a safety-critical regulated environment. Her experience includes medical devices, automatic train control and communications, and electric propulsion software, from design concept, development and manufacturing. She has successfully led the development of diverse Class II and Class III medical devices, with a focus on systems engineering and software development. She is well versed with medical device regulations, as well as software development methodologies. She has expertise in multiple operating systems and programming languages, embedded microprocessors and digital signal processor platforms.
In her role as VP Corporate Strategy, she strives to drive innovation across the company. Her focus is technology, business models, marketing, and investment and partnership opportunities.
She holds a BSEE from the College of Engineering in Pune, India, an MSEE from Texas A&M University, and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Her specializations include Strategy, Technology Management and Marketing.
David Mishelevich, MD, PhD, Vice President, Engineering and Chief Medical Officer
David has 35 years experience in the development of information systems and medical devices, including respiratory devices, remote manipulation of catheters, and Stereotactic Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. At IntelliCorp (knowledge systems), he was Vice President and General Manager of the Applications and Research Division; at Circadian (disease management and medical devices), he was Vice President and General Manager of the AirWays Asthma Centers Division. He has also been CTO of several start-up companies. While a faculty member at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (Dallas), he chaired the Department of Medical Computer Science, the first such department in the U.S. He was a Consulting Professor of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine. David has five patents issued (two in respiratory devices, one in physician documentation using speech recognition, one in behavior feedback, and one in deep-brain neuromodulation) and 48 pending. He has over 100 publications. David received his BS in physics from the University of Pittsburgh and his MD and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Milan Trcka, Chief Technology Officer
Milan brings over 25 years of electronic and electromechanical system design and project engineering experience specializing in RF systems, wide-band instrumentation systems, analog and RF circuits, power electronics, analog, digital and RF PC board design and packaging. He has designed high-power, Class-D ultrasound ablation amplifiers and matching networks; variable-output switching power supplies; brushless, sensorless DC motor drivers and controls; portable high-capacity battery power management systems, low-level electro-chemistry and dynamic motion-sensing channels; systems using microprocessors and FPGAs; 2.4GHz digital radio applications, wireless modems, 25MHz wideband instrumentation systems, high-performance space-borne magnetic tape recorder systems, 250Mb/s low-error rate data channels, and RF filters and amplifiers. Milan is fluent in English and Czech. His papers have been published in Japan and by IEEE. He has two patents in magnetic recording and others pending. Milan holds a BSEE from University of Maryland and an MSEE from California State University, Los Angeles.
Grant Palmer, Vice President, Regulatory and Quality
Grant has over 20 years of experience in the design, development, approval and manufacture of medical devices. He has formulated successful regulatory strategies and submissions for innovative Class II and Class III devices, as well as developed and maintained compliant medical device quality systems. Grant has also designed medical devices from the concept stage and managed development through clinical studies, regulatory approval and manufacturing transfer. His expertise spans across a diverse range of medical devices, including disposables, permanent implants and external equipment covering cardiology, interventional radiology, ophthalmology, oncology, nephrology and general surgery. Before joining Aubrey Group, Grant held senior positions at both small and large medical device companies, including Boston Scientific and Baxter. Grant holds degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Physics from the University of Sydney, Australia.