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Steve is a world-renowned technology entrepreneur, public policy expert, global speaker and author. Steve was appointed, and served two terms, as a senior advisor to former U.S. President George W. Bush on domestic and global strategy for innovation, technology, healthcare and science. As a presidential advisor, he helped lead the National Nanotechnology Initiative, the Human Genome Project and the White House Fellow, one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. Steve is a recipient of the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award in the U.S. and has served as a U.S. judges chairman for the program. He co-founded the World Entrepreneur of the Year program and has served as judge, chairman or master coach for 15 years. Steve co-authored the book Smart Life, a guide to technology innovation that drives major social changes around the world, which was published in Mandarin.
As chief science officer of Nano, Christine oversees the company’s efforts to track and understand the molecular interplay between data from the world around us and within us in the context of our everyday lives. Her background, which spans tissue engineering, drug delivery, molecular biophysics and nanotechnology, gives her unique insight into the value of this data and its implications for the future of human health. She previously served as an advisor to science and technology startups at Powershift Group, a venture development firm, and worked at a top-level clinical, regulatory and quality consulting firm specializing in medical and in-vitro diagnostic devices. Christine began her career as a research scientist at the University of Texas at Austin where she specialized in molecular biophysics and nanotechnology. She has also conducted research at The Methodist Hospital Research Institute and was a recipient of the Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology Fellowship at The University of Waterloo in Canada. She has authored several peer-reviewed publications and holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
As a product and business development leader, Aaron has played integral roles at a range of technology ventures throughout his career. He has helped architect and bring to market integrated solutions across enterprise communications, mobile commerce, IT, network infrastructure, security, digital controls and automation. He is a founding member of the Nano team and previously held positions at the venture development firm Powershift Group, Dell and software startups including Appconomy and Moxie Software. He founded Free Range, a full-service provider of unified audio/video automation and digital control systems for high-end commercial and residential properties. Aaron earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the George Washington University School of Business.
Susie is a seasoned business partner focused on developing high-capacity organizations in rapid-growth technology companies from early phase startup to established enterprise. She has significant experience with strategic HR planning and development, recruiting and hiring, M&A, change management, leadership development and risk mitigation. Susie has led the HR and people functions at domestic and global companies with employee teams on five continents.
Zoltan’s legal and business expertise spans over 30 years of global experience in venture capital, startups and public companies. He co-founded two venture capital companies, including the first foreign company licensed to conduct investment banking management in mainland China. He also helped architect and launch TEL Venture Capital, Inc., was a founding team member of LifeProof and an officer of Interpreta, 80 percent of which was sold to Centene Corporation. Zoltan earned his law degree from Michigan State University and is licensed to practice in California, Texas, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Bill is a technologist motivated by tackling complex problems with multidisciplinary teams and state-of-the-art methods. He spent ten years at RAND corporation, where he held a number of roles including director of the Engineering and Applied Sciences Department, adjunct professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, senior management scientist and co-director of the Impact Lab, a virtual hub for mentoring and experimentation aimed at RAND’s research staff, which Bill co-conceived of and designed. Previously, he served in the United States Air Force, where he was an acquisition officer and engineer responsible for a portfolio of advanced technologies and development programs meant for space and air. He his public speaking experience includes a TEDx talk titled, “Are We Smarter than the Dinosaurs?”, as well as interviews for a number of publications and podcasts. His portfolio of published research spans the topics of artificial intelligence, privacy and information sharing, space policy, organizational culture and technology use and assessment. Bill earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia and his MBA and master’s degree in finance from the Boston College Carrol School of Management.
Amy Hay is an experienced leader in setting strategy, negotiating transactions and implementing programs on a global scale. Her firm, Evolve International, is focused on supporting innovation and acceleration across the health industry. Her clients span healthcare organizations, biotech and big data startups, foundations and medical vendors. Prior to Evolve, Amy was the senior vice president of network development at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she was a member of the chief operating officer’s senior leadership team and was instrumental in setting the institutional strategy for local, national and international expansion. She is actively involved in the Biden Cancer Initiative and sits on multiple boards, including The Amazing Place. Amy earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southwestern University and her master’s degree in healthcare administration from Houston Baptist University.
Mark is an experienced business leader with a background in finance, accounting, and operations. He began his career in the assurance practice with Ernst & Young. After five years in public accounting, Mark moved into the technology industry and joined Bazaarvoice as a member of their finance organization managing revenue operations. In this role, he contributed to the company’s successful IPO and follow-on offering in 2012. Mark then transitioned into operations to focus on strategic sales initiatives and led a team responsible for variable compensation within the sales and client service organizations. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and a Master of Accountancy degree from Western Carolina University.
Matt’s expertise in marketing and operations stems from his broad experience as an entrepreneur and leader at a number of technology start-ups. Prior to Nano, he founded Broomly, a next-generation home services software platform. He also launched and led several consumer brands within BuildASign, a global online custom printing company, including EasyCanvasPrints.com, where he oversaw the entire business unit. Matt earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from the Leeds School of Business at University of Colorado at Boulder.
As a leader of engineers at disruptive, transformative companies like iMark, uNow and Spredfast, Marc has deep experience scaling technology and processes from the three-engineer, lean startup days to the 20-team, nine figure revenue days. He ran successful big data and machine learning teams that mastered the challenge of combining emerging technologies with exacting market and customer demands.
Eric is an accomplished engineering manager with a strong technical background and wide breadth of experience from semiconductors to systems in companies with as few as three to as many as 100k+ employees. The roles he has played, in addition to management, are design (IC, ASIC, FPGA, PCBA, uC, etc.), verification and systems engineering, along with technical marketing and SoC architecture. Prior to Nano, Eric oversaw a mutli-level organization within Intel that developed system level emulation (SLE) solutions to accelerate pre-silicon verification. Previously, he was the systems engineer for Cirrus Logic’s first Apple iPhone audio codec.
Emmanuel has a range of experience in entrepreneurship, business and product development. Prior to Nano, he co-founded Teacher Sherpa, a SAAS platform for teachers to find, create and share classroom materials. He has also served as VP of business development and international operations at Build-A-Sign, CEO of Cosmesoap, a soap and bath product manufacturing company, and founder and CEO of Norcom, a prepaid calling card company. Emmanuel earned his bachelor’s degree from Babson College and an MBA from HEC Paris.
Corey’s diverse background in technology and entrepreneurship includes identifying and commercializing new technology, employing design thinking to create and grow new businesses and leading multidisciplinary teams. Prior to Nano, he was the founder and CEO of Ilumi Solutions, an early pioneer in smart lighting and Bluetooth Mesh technology. He remains on the company’s board of directors. Previously, he held business operations and planning roles at Sabre Airline Solutions and Maxim Integrated Circuits. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from The University of Texas at Dallas.
Ivey’s design and creative direction philosophy stems from her curiosity about what drives behavior and interaction. Prior to Nano, she held design roles at USAA, Frog, a global innovation firm and Cirrus Logic. She earned her bachelor’s degree from James Madison University and a master’s degree in industrial design from the Pratt Institute.
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Bob Metcalfe joins Nano as Senior Platform Advisor”