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Who We Are

We are a privately held medical device company developing a novel, rapid-acting brain stimulation technology designed to treat people suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD) who have not responded to existing treatments.

Our Mission

RESTORING MENTAL HEALTH.
Depression is caused by identifiable changes in brain networks.
We can restore healthy neural activity and relieve symptoms of depression.

What We Do

Breakthrough technology. Advanced imaging, individualized targeting, and novel stimulation patterns yield a new approach to personalized neurostimulation for people with treatment-resistant depression.

Leadership

Dave Vort
Dave Vort
President

25+ years’ driving organizational and commercial impact with Fortune 500 and healthcare startups. Previously CCO for iRhythm Technologies, Inc., VP of U.S. Sales at InTouch Health, and Area VP at Intuitive Surgical. Extensive international experience leading business units for Fortune 500 healthcare companies.

Brandon Bentzley
Brandon Bentzley
MD, PhD
Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer

Lead developer of SAINT and previously Director of Innovation at Stanford Brain Stimulation Lab. Brandon is a Psychiatrist, technologist, and neuroscientist with record of NASA and NIH-funded research in basic and clinical domains.

Romain Moreau-Gobard
Romain Moreau-Gobard
Chief Technology Officer

20 years’ experience in advanced medical imaging software, previously VP of Software Engineering for Advanced Scanners. Technical leader at HeartFlow and Siemens, and holder of 15+ US and international patents.

Joost de Schutter
Joost de Schutter
Vice President of Finance

25+ years’ finance leadership experience in healthcare technology and life sciences for both Fortune 500 companies and startups. Previously Head of Finance at HeartFlow and RenovoRx; Division VP of Finance at Thermo Fisher Scientific and Philips.

Leslie Stephens
Leslie Stephens
Vice President of Reimbursement

20+ years’ experience in market access and reimbursement, marketing, and market development in the medical device industry. Previously EVP of Marketing at Elixir Medical and VP of Market Access at Heartflow; held multiple leadership positions at Abbott Vascular in Market Access and Marketing.

Sarah Keenan
Sarah Keenan
Vice President of Commercial Enablement

15+ year career specializing in start-up commercialization for medical device companies. Previously Vice President, Commercial Enablement at iRhythm Technologies. Additional start-up experience in sales and training for CardioDx and ThermoFishcer Scientific, now PhadiaAB, Merz Pharmaceuticals, and Schering-Plough.

Huyen Duong
Huyen Duong
Vice President of Regulatory, Quality and Clinical Affairs

Over 20 years of experience in medical quality assurance, regulatory and clinical affairs. Previously VP of Regulatory, Quality and Clinical Affairs at Nesos Corp., Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs and Clinical at Nevro Corp., and Director of Regulatory Affairs at Boston Neuromodulation.

Jane E. Shannahan
Jane E. Shannahan
Senior Advisor

40+ years’ experience in the healthcare industry recognized for extensive knowledge of hospital-based and ambulatory care delivery systems in academic medicine. Previously held numerous executive positions with Stanford Health Care, including within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, most recently as Vice President for Business Development.

Investors

Heath Lukatch
Heath Lukatch
PhD
Chairman of the Board – Magnus Medical
Founder and Managing Partner – Red Tree Venture Capital

Previously Partner, Managing Director, and Life Sciences Investment Team Leader in TPG’s Biotech, Growth and RISE platforms; co-founder and Partner at Novo Ventures’ San Francisco office; Managing Director at Piper Jaffray Ventures; co-founder and CEO of AutoMate Scientific. Led multiple investments with successful exits, including Amira, AnaptysBio, Cianna Medical, Engage Therapeutics, Elevation Pharma, Flexion, FoldRx, Spinifex and Vaxcyte. Currently chairman of publicly traded companies Inogen and Satsuma Pharmaceuticals. McKinsey alumnus with PhD in neuroscience from Stanford.

Andrew Firlik
Andrew Firlik
MD
Co-Founder and Managing Partner – JAZZ Venture Partners

Deep experience in venture capital investment, company building, technology development, and neurosurgery. Previous partner at Flare Capital Partners and principal at Canaan Partners; founder and key inventor of Northstar Neuroscience (IPO in 2006, subsequently acquired by St. Jude Medical); was chairman of IntElect Medical (acquired by Boston Scientific). Led investments with successful exit and held board seats at BridgePoint Medical, Explorys, Eyefluence, Visiogen, and more. Board-certified neurosurgeon with over 50 medical articles and numerous patents.