OCTANe

Our board of directors and executive committee is comprised of leading business executives that have successfully started, built or grown companies in either the technology or medical technology industries. Each member is committed to providing technology business leaders with a forum to make a lasting impact on the future of the technology industry and the overall quality of life in Orange County.
OCTANe BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Michael Aghajanian

Former President & CEO
Pittiglio Rabin Todd and McGrath

Vicki Anastasi

Vice President & Global
Head Medical Device
and Diagnostic Research

ICON

Vicente Anido, Jr., Ph.D.

CEO
Aerie Pharmaceuticals

Bobby Azamian

President & CMO
Metavention

Thomas Berryman

President
Soft Health Technologies

Bill Carpou

Chief Executive Officer
OCTANe

John Casalaspi

SVP, Business Partner Development
Sourcing Solutions

Herman Cukier

Herman Cukier

SVP, Eyecare
Allergan

Rick DeGabrielle

Independent Advisor

Bruce Feuchter

Shareholder
Stradling Yocca Carlson Rauth

Bruce Fiscus

AVP, ECS America West
Salesforce.com

Russ Garcia

President/CEO
nGeniSys Corp

Executive in Residence
GE Ventures

Reginald Gilyard

Dean, The George L.
Argyros School of
Business and Economics
Chapman University

Bruce Hallett

Managing Partner
Miramar Ventures

Timothy Henderson

Executive Director
J.P. Morgan Private Bank, Orange County Office

Richard Henson

CEO
PhageTech, LLC

Jay Houlihan

Director
Harvey & Company

Bob Jacobson

West Region Consulting Leader
RSM

Jeffrey Kimbell

President & CEO
Jeffrey J. Kimbell & Associates

Kim Kovacs

Partner, Practice Leader
Emerging Growth

Hardesty, LLC

Sabing Lee

Partner
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear

Richard Lindstrom

Founder & Attending Surgeon
Minnesota Eye Consultants

Steven Litchfield

Chief Strategic Officer
& Executive VP

Microsemi

L. Andrew Lyon

Dean, Schmid College of
Science & Technology

Chapman University

Goran Matijasevic

Executive Director,
Chief Executive Roundtable

UC Irvine

James Mazzo

Global President of Ophthalmology
Carl Zeiss Meditec

Christine McCauley

Corporate Vice President,
Human Resources

Edwards Lifesciences

James McCluney

Former CEO
Emulex Corp.

Julie Stone Moran

Director, Life Sciences
Deloitte & Touche

David Perry

Administrative Partner
K&L Gates, LLP

Jim Peterson

Chairman & CEO
Microsemi

Paul Pickle

President & COO
Microsemi

Carey Ransom

Chief Product Officer
Experian

Ehsan Sadri

Director of Clinical Research
Atlantis Eyecare

Ken Salgado

Business Assurance Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Dipak Shah

CEO
Reliant Solutions

Earl Slee

VP of Technology, Strategy & Business Development
Medtronic

Richard Sudek

Executive Director, UC Irvine Applied Innovation
UC Irvine

Paul Symczak

Paul Symczak

VP Entrepreneurship
OCTANe

Fred Thiel

Chief Advisor
Thiel Advisors

Brett Wall

President, Brain Therapy
Medtronic

Gregory Washington

Dean, Henry Samueli School of Engineering
UC Irvine

Scott Whitcup

Founder & CEO
Akrivista & Whitecap Biosciences

Clay Wilemon

CEO & Chief Strategy Officer
DevicePharm

David Zollinger

Senior Director, Corporate Strategy
Edwards Lifesciences

OCTANe BOARD EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Vicente Anido, Jr., Ph.D.

CEO
Aerie Pharmaceuticals

Bill Carpou

Chief Executive Officer
OCTANe

Bruce Hallett

Managing Partner
Miramar Ventures

James Mazzo

Global President of Ophthalmology
Carl Zeiss Meditec

James McCluney

Former CEO
Emulex Corp.

David Perry

Administrative Partner
K&L Gates, LLP

Jim Peterson

Chairman & CEO
Microsemi

Brett Wall

President, Brain Therapy
Medtronic

Scott Whitcup

Founder & CEO
Akrivista & Whitecap Biosciences

Clay Wilemon

CEO & Chief Strategy Officer
DevicePharm

OCTANe SENIOR ADVISORS

John Belli

Managing Partner
Ernst & Young

Jim Corbett

CEO
Alphatec

Mike Gottfredson

Former Vice Chancellor & Provost
UC Irvine

Raouf Halim

Former CEO
Mindspeed Technologies Inc.

Matthew Jenusaitis

Chief of Staff
UCSD Healthcare System

Randy Lunn

Managing Director
Catalina Ventures

Matthew Massengill

Chairman
Western Digital

Tom Moebus

Former Vice Chancellor
UC Irvine

Michael Mussallem

Chairman & CEO
Edwards Lifesciences

David Pyott

Former CEO
Allergan

Robert Rosenbluth

Chairman & Founder
Inceptus Medical

Marc Samuels

President & CEO
ADVI

Daniele Struppa

Chancellor
Chapman University

Gerard Von Hoffmann

Partner
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear

OCTANe ADVISORS

  • Sherry Abbott
    In-House Legal Solutions
  • Mark Adams
    Independent Advisor
  • Michael Aghajanian
    UC Irvine
  • Maryam Al-Hammami
    Microsoft
  • David Allen
    K&L Gates
  • Per Anderson
    Google
  • Jonti Bacharach
    Cressa Partners of Orange County LP
  • March Bachman
    UC Irvine CALIT2
  • Kari Barnes
    Buchalter Nemer
  • Chris Barys
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Brandon Beagle
    Independent Advisor
  • Marc Bellotti
    Sonendo, Inc.
  • Gary Berman
    Breathe Technologies
  • Glenn Bier
    PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Steve Blanc
    Independent Advisor
  • Jonathan Bluth
    Deloitte & Touche
  • Douglas Bradley
    Market Positioning Group
  • Jeff Brannon
    Metrix Capital
  • Greg Brooks
    GFB Biomedical Consulting LLC
  • Robert Brown
    Independent Advisor
  • Chris Buckley
    Independent Advisor
  • Varun Budhiraja
    Deloitte & Touche
  • Kim Bui
    Emulex Corp.
  • Carol Calfa
    Haynes and Boone, LLP
  • Ron Cambron
    Highlife Medical, Inc.
  • Niv Caviar
    OC Life Science Partners
  • Linna Chen
    Independent Advisor
  • Janet Clardy
    Experian
  • Lisa Clark
    Deloitte & Touche
  • Gordon Clemons
    Verity Investments
  • Ron Cohen
    NantWorks
  • Ray Cohen
    Axonics Modulations Technologies, Inc.
  • Robert Cope
    Independent Advisor
  • Chuck Copin
    Strottman International
  • David Copley
    Ernst & Young
  • Jim Corbett
    Alphatec Spine
  • Kelsey Corcoran-Galarza
    Kareo, Inc.
  • Brian Cox
    Inceptus Medical
  • Yair Crane
    Next Global Stage, LLC
  • Anja Crotts
    UL LLC
  • Mark Czepiel
    Odeon Partners
  • John Davies
    GreenBiz Group
  • Andre de Souza
    Independent Advisor
  • Steve DeSantis
    Predixion Software
  • Rajendra Deshpane
    Independent Advisor
  • Linda DiMario
    Irvine Chamber of Commerce
  • Ruth Doering
    3-Thirty-3 Marketing
  • Andrew Douglas
    Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
  • Bob Drobish
    Application Cartography
  • Kevin Dunlap
    Shea Ventures
  • Jim Earthman
    UC Irvine
  • Allen Ehrlich
    Independent Advisor
  • Lance Eliot
    Tatum, LLC
  • Peter Elkin
    Blue California
  • Kurt Eltz
    Independent Advisor
  • Will Engelbrecht
    Deloitte & Touche
  • Jeff Erle
    Wave Strategy Partners
  • Scott Evans
    Abbott Medical Optics
  • Jason Far-hadian
    Century IP Group
  • Shahi Farshchi
    LUX Capital
  • Tom Fedro
    Paragon Software Group
  • Earl Fender
    Vertiflex, Inc.
  • Dave Ferrera
    Independent Advisor
  • Kevin Finney
    Independent Advisor
  • Judy Fisher
    Deloitte & Touche
  • Tom Fogarty
    Independent Advisor
  • Melissa Fontes
    A&M Biomedical
  • William Furniss
    Spectrum Biomedics

G-L

  • Rick Galyean
    FieldConnect, Inc.
  • Ian Gardner
    Oracle Capital LLC
  • Paul Gasser
    Glumetrics Inc.
  • John Gibson
    Wi Digital Systems
  • Navin Govind
    Aventyn, Inc.
  • Shiv Grewal
    Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth
  • Bill Guerry
    Frost Data Capital
  • Jim Mam
    Independent Advisor
  • Dan Hamon
    SAIFE, Inc.
  • Jan Hansen
    Allergan
  • Mark Hartsell
    CEO Advisor
  • Jim Heaton
    Heaton & Associates
  • Mike Hedge
    K&L Gates
  • France Helfer
    Independent Advisors
  • Jeffrey Herzfeld
    Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Jeff Hilbert
    WiSpry
  • James Hillard
    Experian
  • Derek Hoyt
    Silicon Valley Bank
  • Matthew Hudes
    Deloitte & Touche
  • Harris Hunt
    Independent Advisor
  • Patrick Johnson
    Independent Advisor
  • Tony Jones
    Exponent
  • Michael Keddington
    McDermott & Bull
  • Marc Kelly
    Independent Advisor
  • Dave Kelly
    Independent Advisor
  • Karan Khanna
    MergerTech
  • Darius Kharabi
    VLP Law Group, LLP
  • Greg Kim
    Savings.com
  • Andrew Kimmel
    Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
  • Scott Kitcher
    CleanTech OC
  • Chris Kitching
    Clariphy Communications
  • Irene Klepp
    Klepp & Associates
  • Michael Kraft
    MKTech Partners
  • Brian Kremer
    ROTH Capital Partners
  • Catherine Kusnick
    Headlands Consulting
  • Jason Lantgen
    JLL
  • Lisa Larkin
    Deloitte & Touche
  • David Lawrence
    Independent Advisor
  • Kyle Leingang
    Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Kim Letch
    Ernst & Young
  • Barry Lieberman
    Advantage Plus Marketing Group
  • Alyssa Lorenz
    SAIL Capital Partners
  • Cathleen Lu
    HGST Solutions
  • Scott Lucas
    Connect News

M-R

  • David Ma
    Independent Advisor
  • Farhad Mafie
    Microsemi
  • Kevin Maloney
    QunatumSphere Inc.
  • Brian Manfred
    Stryker Instruments
  • Bill Markle
    Independent Advisor
  • Monty Mars
    Edwards Lifesciences
  • Roger Massengale
    I-Flow
  • Diana McCutchen
    Deloitte & Touche
  • Samantha McDermott
    Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth
  • Charlie McDermott
    Kala Pharmaceuticals
  • Monnie McGaffigan
    Mobilitie
  • Gerry McKenzie
    gemFORCE
  • Ross Meador
    TechLaw, LLP
  • Vic Memenas
    TechSpace
  • Mike Mesenbrink
    Plethora
  • Dave Mildrew
    BioQuest
  • Marc Miller
    Independent Advisor
  • Julia Miller
    Cresa Partners of Orange County LP
  • Richard Milo
    Deloitte & Touche
  • Stasia Mitchell
    Ernst & Young
  • Jiri Modry
    iVenture, Inc.
  • Geoff Mordock
    Fleishman-Hillard
  • David Morgan
    Qualcomm
  • Kayvan Mozaffari
    Independent Advisor
  • Richard Muffler
    Independent Advisor
  • Rania Nasis
    Society of Physician Entrepreneurs
  • Shawn O’Leary
    MicroVention, Inc.
  • Tom Patrick
    WaveTec Vision Systems, Inc.
  • Vivek Pai
    S-Squared Group
  • Ted Papagiannis
    Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
  • Danny Perales
    CPA Awarepoint
  • Stephen Petilli
    SwitchRay Inc
  • Craig Peus
    Independent Advisor
  • Jill Phinicharomma
    PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Kathleen Pierson
    HAE Group – Life Science Consulting
  • Peter Polydor
    Ergo Capital Partners
  • Mark Ramsaier
    Technology Growth Partners
  • John Rau
    Ultra-Research, Inc.
  • Kami Refa
    Moss Adams LLP
  • Tom Roach
    Ernst & Young
  • Tim Roche
    Awarepoint
  • Bruce Rosen
    Elite Sports Centers
  • Bob Rosenbluth
    Inceptus Medical
  • Rob Ryan
    Independent Advisor
  • Trey Ryan
    Care Fusion

S-Z

  • Gary Sanders
    G.H. Sanders Consultants
  • Parker Schweich
    Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Shishir Shah
    Independent Advisor
  • Michael Sheha
    NIM
  • Paul Short
    KPMG
  • Adrienne Silva
    Oracle Corp.
  • Scott Silverman
    Independent Advisor
  • Tony Sine
    Strathspey Crown LLC
  • Mark Skaist
    Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth
  • Urban Smedeby
    Bridgewater Capital Group
  • Ed Snyder
    J F Associates
  • Michael Starkenburg
    Independent Advisor
  • Judy Stechert
    MedX3, LLC
  • Juli Stone Moran
    Deloitte & Touche
  • Paul Strasma
    Capillary Biomedical
  • Kevin Strong
    FutureDash Corporation
  • Stephen Swift
    MedicEng Consulting
  • Gilbert Szeto
    Independent Advisor
  • Andrew Tinseth
    Western Digital Corporation
  • Greg Trimarche
    Wrenn/Bender
  • George Tsai
    APOMed Consultants
  • Alok Tyagi
    Sage North America
  • Paul Voois
    Clariphy Communications
  • Jamie Wheeler
    Gradify
  • Norm Willimans
    Capton
  • Jason Wisniewski
    Dorsey & Whitney LLP