John has worked in Product Development and manufacturing for 25 years; with 20 yrs experience in implantable neurostimulators and class II diagnostic devices. He led the research, product development, and transfer to manufacturing of a novel neurostimulator incorporating cardiac monitoring and seizure detection algorithms which now garners over $160M yearly revenue. John has 16 issued patents and more pending. A systems engineer, scuba diver, racecar driver and pilot– he is a lifelong learner always interested in new challenges.
Jeff Schirm is a strategic and operationally focused SVP of Product at Noctrix Health. Jeff has 30+ years in the field of medical devices, engineering, operations, and product development. He has worked for large and early-stage companies such as GE, Philips, Ebb Therapeutics, and Bryte prior to joining Noctrix Health. Jeff is passionate about solving human problems and developing solutions to ensure patients get the sleep they deserve.
Jessica Preciado, PhD currently serves as the VP of Clinical Affairs where she oversees clinical and regulatory operations as well as health economics publications. Jessica joined Noctrix Health in February 2022. Prior to joining Noctrix, she held roles in Research, Product Development and Clinical Operations at early-stage startups Zeltiq, Myoscience and Elixir Medical. Jessica earned her BS, MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley and has co-authored multiple publications and patents. On the weekends you’ll find her exploring science and the outdoors with her family or her kids’ scout groups.
Jonathan Charlesworth, Ph.D. is a co-founder of Noctrix Health and serves as the VP of Clinical Research. Dr. Charlesworth brings a wealth of industry experience developing and validating innovative wearable devices and algorithms to improve mental health and sleep, ranging from consumer health at Fitbit to neurostimulation at Thync. He is listed as an inventor on more than 15 patents encompassing stimulation waveforms, electrode design, and algorithms. Dr. Charlesworth received his PhD in neuroscience from UCSF, his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, and has authored 10 peer-reviewed publications. At Noctrix Health, Dr. Charlesworth has led the clinical trials that validated the TOMAC technology as well as the scientific research program that developed its breakthrough mechanism of action.
Matt J. Dodds is Senior Vice President-Corporate Development at LivaNova Plc. In his past career he was Vice President-Strategic Planning at Johnson & Johnson, Analyst at Kidder Peabody, Analyst at Cowen & Co. LLC, Research Analyst at Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. (Broker), Director at UBS Securities LLC and Sales Manager at PaineWebber, Inc. Mr. Dodds received an undergraduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University.
Allan founded Life Science Angels, the U.S.’s largest angel group dedicated to early-stage medtech and biotech startups. Since 2005, LSA has invested $35M, leveraging over $700M in venture capital. In 2011, he launched the Life Science Angel Network for national syndication. Allan co-founded Emergent Medical Partners with Dr. Thomas Fogarty in 2007, boasting 25 investments and successful exits like eValve. As Chairman of the Angel Resource Institute in 2010, he fostered angel investing. With roles in over 50 startups like Nanostim and BioMimedica, he’s a recognized speaker and editorial board member for In Vivo magazine.
Dr. Evan Caplan serves as Principal, Private Equity at OrbiMed. He is Board Member at Evox Therapeutics. He is on the Private Equity team. Prior to joining OrbiMed, he worked at J.P. Morgan in the healthcare investment banking group, where he advised public and private biotech, pharma and medtech companies on M&A and financing matters. Dr. Caplan received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, his M.B.A from Harvard Business School and his B.A. from Middlebury College.
Tracy possesses over 20 years of expertise spanning operations, finance, and venture capital in the medtech and tech sectors. Currently on the boards of Avivomed and Noctrix Health, she’s also an observer at Neuspera and ShiraTronics. Formerly the CFO of Synergy Life Science Partners, she negotiated investments surpassing $100M, including in iRhythmTechnologies. Recently, as CFO and CCO at Partners for Growth, she oversaw $600M+ in AUM. At Aptus Endosystems, pre-acquisition by Medtronic, Tracy directed extensive operational and financial facets. Starting her journey at KPMG, she’s a UC Berkeley alum and CPA (inactive).
Mudit, Founding General Partner of Treo Ventures and CEO of NuXcel, boasts 20+ years in the medical device sector, with roles spanning R&D to venture capital. He co-founded ShiraTronics, serving as its Chairman. His global healthcare perspective is molded by experiences in the USA, Ireland, and India. Mudit sits on multiple boards including CVRx and Noctrix Health, with past involvements like Inspire Medical Systems. With stints at Synergy Life Science and Johnson & Johnson Development, he’s an influential figure in bioengineering innovation. Mudit, a VNIT graduate, holds a Ph.D. from Duke and an MBA from Wharton.
Shri, founder and CEO of Noctrix Health, is a Stanford Biodesign Fellowship alumnus with extensive experience in medical device R&D and strategy. He recently led a consultancy for Medtech startups and Fortune 100 firms, aiding in their raising of >$200M and launching therapies globally. Previously at Cyberonics, Inc., he innovated in vagus nerve stimulation. Shri has a BS in Electrical Engineering, a PhD in Biomedical Engineering focusing on neuromodulation, and boasts numerous publications and patents. Shri loves dabbling in music and amateur woodworking and is always looking for new projects!