Jennifer Fried is the Chief Executive Officer of ExplORer Surgical. Her main roles in the company are leading business, strategy and financial operations. Ms. Fried is a recent MBA graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, concentrating in Finance and Entrepreneurship. She has most recently served as the Vice President of a healthcare venture capital fund. At Booth, Ms. Fried served as a part-time healthcare associate for Hyde Park Angels, sourcing and performing diligence on early-stage healthcare businesses. Prior to business school, Ms. Fried worked as a consultant at Bain & Company in Chicago, advising clients on a variety of topics ranging from growth strategy, to complexity management, to cost reduction. While at Bain, she also contributed to the publication of the 2013 Bain Global Healthcare Private Equity Report. Ms. Fried also served as a research assistant for three years at the Kellogg School of Management, focusing on econometric analysis in healthcare strategy and consolidation within the healthcare industry.
Alexander Langerman's expertise and research interests are at the intersection of business, ethics, and data science in the operating room. He directed the Operative Performance Research Institute at the University of Chicago from 2012-2015 and was then recruited to Vanderbilt University to continue his clinical activities and research. While at OPRI, he directed lean process redesign of surgical supply workflow, developed new software for clinical settings, and adapted existing technology to function in the sterile environment of the operating room. Dr. Langerman has active collaborations with academic and industry experts from multiple disciplines, including mechanical engineering, product design, interaction design, computer science, informatics, and human organization. He holds a masters degree in clinical and administrative data science and is a fellowship trained head and neck surgeon and clinical medical ethicist. He is cofounder and Chief Medical Officer of ExplORer Surgical, and was the team leader for its successful Innovation Fund grant competition and the research lead for the NSF iCorps program. Dr. Langerman is a sought-after speaker on surgical efficiency, surgical data science, the business of medicine, and surgical ethics. He can be followed on Twitter via @langermology.
Tom Knight is the Chief Operating Officer of ExplORer Surgical. His main roles in the company are leading Operations, Sales, and Account Management. He is a graduate of Washington & Lee University, with a BS in Commerce and minor in Ethics and Religion. Tom earned his MBA at Loyola Chicago's Graduate School of Business, with a concentration in Marketing and Operations. Tom most recently served as the CEO of a SaaS based care coordination company. He also serves as an adviser to the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the University of Chicago and several fin-tech and healthcare ventures. Across his career, Tom has focused on creating and implementing go-to-market and growth plans for tech-driven companies inside and outside of healthcare, as a Sales leader, Partner, Managing Director, and C-level executive. Tom is also a non-profit leader where he focuses on closing the divide for Chicago's opportunity youth. Tom enjoys building high performing teams and solving complex problems.
Eugene Fine is the Chief Technology Officer of ExplORer Surgical. He is a seasoned technology executive, an expert in agile and lean startup methodologies, with more than 15 years of experience in all aspects of product development and management of information systems. Prior to joining ExplORer Surgical, Eugene served as a Chief Technology Officer at Verie, security and mobile identity verification start-up company, and was responsible for development of the software product that was chosen a finalist for 2015 South by South West Interactive Accelerator Award. Prior to that, Eugene served as Executive Vice President in charge of technology at Next Wave, a software company focused on web based solutions for the Direct Sales industry. Eugene is heavily engaged with start-up community and currently contributing his time as a technology mentor at 1871, a Chicago based accelerator.
Jayma Smith is the Director of Finance at ExplORer Surgical. Her primary role is managing the daily financial operations of the company. She holds a BS in Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management from the University of Alabama, as well as an MBA from The University of Texas McCombs School of Business. She has extensive experience in creating and implementing financial workflows and procedures for venture backed startup companies.
Andy Rapoport is the Chief of Staff of ExplORer Surgical. He is a recent graduate of the University of Chicago with degrees in Biology (Neuroscience specialization) and Public Policy (Health Policy specialization). He aims to become a physician while also working to develop solutions to larger-scale issues in healthcare.
Dr. James Stiehl is a Clinical Advisor for ExplORer Surgical. He is internationally-recognized for his research and surgical expertise in the field of adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery. Dr. Stiehl offers 35 years of outstanding clinical experience and is at the forefront of new technologies such as computer assisted navigation, minimally-invasive surgery, and new biomaterials in total joint reconstruction. Dr. Stiehl has also founded a medical technology company called Surgivisio NA, LLC that will market and service an new 3D/CT arm that has an integrated computer navigation system.
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