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About Us

Richard Allen, CEO

  • Co-Founder of Xhale, a medical technology spin-out from the University of Florida with technologies in patient monitoring, drug monitoring and pharmaceuticals.

  • Co-Founder of Axogen, OrthoHelix, Viewray, Chaologix, Optima Neuroscience, and BluAzu.

  • Founder and Managing Director of venture group Synogen.

J. Chris Sackalleres, M.D., President

  • Neurologist with special expertise in epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology

  • Director of Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory and Gainesville VA Epilepsy Center of Excellence, Malcolm Randall VAMC

  • Co-founder NeuroVista, Seattle, WA and Optima Neuroscience, Alachua, FL

Scott Bearden, R. EEG/EP T., CNIM, CLTM, Chief Technical Officer

  • Technical Director of the Epilepsy Center of Excellence VA Medical Center Gainesville, Florida

  • Former President of Quality Neuromonitoring Inc. for 10 years

  • 30 years experience in all aspects of EEG recording, teaching, and waveform analysis

  • Former Associate Editor of the Neurodiagnostic Journal

Panagote Pardalos, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer

  • Distinguished Professor in Systems and Industrial Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida

  • Co-Director Center for Applied Optimization at the University of Florida

Jon Kurtz, Chief Financial Officer

  • Founder and Retired CEO and President Alarian Bank

  • Real Estate Investor/Developer

  • Chairperson Marion County Hospital District

Neil Martin, Secretary/Treasurer

  • Founder and President SoftEase Consulting Inc.

  • Business and Financial Consultant Optima Neurological Services

  • Computer Programmer

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