Our Team

Dr. Jonathan Thompson founded Standard Bariatrics in 2014 to solve key technical problems that cause variable sleeve anatomy. Standard Bariatrics is taking the existing #1 bariatric procedure and making it better by developing tools that enable surgeons to “standardize” their approach and create great sleeve anatomy every time. Our technology promises to reduce procedure cost, procedure time, improve surgeon performance, and improve outcomes for sleeve gastrectomy patients.

Management Team

Dr. Jonathan Thompson, Founder & Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Thompson practices General and Bariatric Surgery at UC Health. He is an Assistant Professor at the UC College of Medicine and currently serves as Information Technology & Quality Improvement Officer – UC Health Weight Loss Center. Dr. Thompson established and became Director of The Thompson Center at the University of Cincinnati Research Institute (2013). Jon had fellowships at the University of Missouri Biodesign Program in 2009, and the Fogarty Institute for Innovation in 2013.


Matt Sokany, President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Sokany has 35 years of experience in the Medical Device Market. He has spent 24 years with Ethicon and Ethicon Endo-Surgery in various roles of increasing responsibility in sales and marketing, including US Board Member of Ethicon Endo-Surgery. Matt has spent eight years in the Medical Device Startup industry delivering significant investor return highlighted by the successful launch and exit of New Wave Surgical to Covidien (now Medtronic).


Adam Dunki-Jacobs, Chief Operating Officer

Adam has 15 years of medical device experience in all phases: academic research, front-end market creation and design to market. Adam managed the Johnson & Johnson metabolic research collaborative with the University of Cincinnati and Harvard to enable front-end market creation. He was the Director of Engineering at Enable Injections where he led development of high volume design and manufacturing of a drug delivery device. At Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Adam led the open mechanical (stapling) IP portfolio strategy and was a subject matter expert (SME) in staple formation technology. He holds more than 35 U.S. published patents and applications in medical devices, 30 of these in stapling technology.


Ronald Galovich, Vice President & General Manager

Ron has 25 years experience in the medical device, wound closure, biosurgery and infection prevention industries. He has held commercial leadership positions in Marketing, Sales, Global Marketing and General Management throughout various organizations including Ethicon, Tyco Healthcare (now Medtronic), Zimmer Biomet and Baxter. Ron has extensive concept-commercialization experience having launched novel and disruptive technologies in General Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Women’s Health and Infection Prevention.


Board of Directors

Dr. Jonathan Thompson, MD (Chairman)

Founder & Chief Medical Officer of Standard Bariatrics

Matt Sokany (Board Member)

President & Chief Executive Officer of Standard Bariatrics

J.C. 'Kirt' Kirtland (Board Member)

Chief Executive Officer of Suture Ease and a Managing Director of Emergent Medical Partners

Roger Edwards (Board Member)

Entrepreneur in Residence with Accelerant, Dayton Development Corporation

Casey McGlynn (Board Secretary)

Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR is General Counsel for Standard Bariatrics)

Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. John Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS

Stanford University, 2015 ASMBS President

Dr. Tom Inge, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Dr. Brad Watkins, MD, FACS

University of Cincinnati

Dr. Ty Diwan, MD, FACS

University of Cincinnati