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, Chief Commercial Officer
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.
Al Wallander, Chief Financial Officer
Al has provided CFO Services/Financial Leadership to high growth/high potential organizations since 1995 including Standard Bariatrics. Notable companies previously served in this capacity include Market6 (from 2013 until its sale to Kroger in 2016) and DotLoop (from 2011 until its sale to Zillow in 2015). Al has provided this service to over 80 early stage companies since 1997 including having concluded in excess of $600 million in transactions. Prior to that, he was with U.S. Shoe Corporation as VP – Planning and with Applied Power as Director of Financial Reporting. Al started his career at Deloitte and earned his BS and MBA from Marquette University.