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Kush Kapila

CEO/Founder - Sterlings and Vistage on Campus - Co-Chair

Entrepreneur, Sales and Marketing professional with a technical background and an understanding of both science and business. International experience, working in hardware and software, for private and public companies in the life science and high tech industries. Adept at managing multiple priorities and delivering quality results under tight time constraints in both team and self directed environments. A recognized ability to work cross-functionally at both the strategic and tactical levels to solve complex, scientific and business problems.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 10 and Co-Chair

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Christopher Rae

Principal, Worldwide Security Business Development @ Amazon Web Services

Strategic business development and global operations leader who has built and scaled customer-obsessed organizations from go-to-market (GTM) through hypergrowth and exit. Designed and implemented operations that accelerated startup revenue growth from under $1M to over $100M. Led diverse multinational sales, global operations, business development, strategic partnerships, corporate development, and customer success teams with domain expertise in cybersecurity and media & entertainment. He also serves as an angel investor and advisor to early-stage tech and media startups. He earned an MBA in Technology Commercialization from University of California, San Diego, and a BA in Journalism & Mass Communications from the University of Maine.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 11 (Alumnus Member)

Yun Hardiman

Vice President, Global Biometrics FSP & Head of Global Programming - Veristat

Yun is a biometrics leader with 25 years of experience in all aspects of product development in a clinical study setting. Her experience is global, and she provides strategic leadership expertise from early through late-stage clinical development programs. Her current focus is on setting right culture and developing next generation of leaders within biotech industry and beyond.

Today, Yun manages a global team of statisticians and statistical programmers (APAC, India, US, UK) while overseeing global partnerships through FSP (Functional Service Partner) business model. She leads FSP initiatives in terms of innovation, workstream, leadership workshop, risk mitigation, crisis management, culture series, personal leadership program, and APAC strategy-Biometrics.

Yun also serves as a mentor for North America and Mexico Clinical Research Associates Leadership Programs.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 16 (Alumnus Member)

Alan Moazzam

Hospitalist - UC San Diego Health

Alan provides Hospital Medicine services at both high-volume, UC San Diego Health hospitals: Hillcrest and La Jolla – 808 beds in total. His experience includes delivering care in both community hospital and large academic center settings.

Alan is also an MBA Graduate Student at Rady School of Management. His primary interest is in developing expertise in areas such as healthcare economics, lab-to-market business strategy, new venture financing, product commercialization, and applied market research. Ultimately, he would like to work on a project from its inception as an idea to its fruition as a viable company.

Recreationally Alan enjoys reading, boxing, Judo, traveling, and spending time with his Rottweiler.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 24

Ali Montazer

Chief Technology Officer

Ali is a senior executive with an extensive background in directing technology and product groups. His industry experience is diverse and includes Healthcare/Sleep, Digital Health, Medical Devices, Retail, Fashion, Electronics, Computers and Telecommunication. Ali combines experiences from corporations to startups and is a big believer in lean methodology to address today’s business needs.

He practices the leadership philosophy of Leading by Example, with the goal of empowering and motivating teams. Ali believes a positive and enthusiastic attitude emphatically impacts a team’s morale which fosters high-performing teams throughout an organization. This increase in performance enables business growth.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 24

Chris Haynes

Sr Manager, Design Quality

Chris is currently pursuing an MBA while leading a Design Quality team responsible for Global Design Transfer Processes. He has expertise in Illumina SBS and library preparation technologies, troubleshooting and solving complex product performance issues in a “high mix, low volume” area and implementing lean principals to maximize utilization/throughput and minimize errors/waste.

Chris and the teams he leads are always striving to rapidly mature novel processes into sustainable practices. He formerly led a team of 20 high-performing QC scientists, process development and equipment engineers responsible for process improvement and sustaining in Quality Control.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 24

Eirik Torheim

Technology Strategy Manager

Eirik is currently undergoing executive MBA training at Rady School of Management, UCSD. He’s a life science professional with 15+ years of experience, a trained pharmacist and researcher with a PhD in immunology. Eirik looks to impact the world in a positive way, focusing on sustainable innovation and nature preservation.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 24

Fong Zhao

Senior Director of Alliances Management

Vistage on Campus – Flex 24

Itisha Deokar

Systems Engineering and Innovation Lead at Thermo Fisher Scientific

Itisha is an MBA Candidate 2024 at Rady, UCSD. She’s an experienced Innovator with 10+ patents, and has delivered 10+ products while working in the consumer electronics, medical devices and biotech industry. Her experience spans 17+ years with special skillsets in systems engineering with focus on data science, quantitative and statistical analysis, Electrical Engineering, software, Integrated Circuits (IC), Wireless Technologies, Testing, and Embedded Systems. She holds an MSEE and PMP.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 24

Jessica Hudson

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Supervisor

Vistage on Campus – Flex 24

Matias Beer Vuco

Founder & COO

C-level executive experienced in business development and growth in commercial areas, finance, technology, and operations. Acts as partner to high-level stakeholders, clients, and investors, to ensure business goals are met within scope and budget. Aged 29 he has successfully founded 3 independent triple-impact companies and directed teams of over 250 people officiating as interim-CEO for one of the biggest travel companies in Uruguay during the pandemic travel crisis.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 24

Yi Wang

VP-Strategic Data & Analytics Mgr

Yi is a banking/lending credit risk analytics professional specializing in modeling and system implementation. He also serves as a data mining and quantitative modeling consultant.

Yi’s current working programming skills include SQL, EXCEL/VBA, SAS, R, Python and FICO Blaze system decision module. He brings past programming experience in MATLAB, C#, SAP Business Objects and QRM.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 24

Clint Marsh

Director of Marketing & Technology Innovation - Continuing Life

Clint Marsh, who joined the Continuing Life team in 2016, offers invaluable operational support to both the marketing and information technology teams. In his capacity as the Director of Marketing & Technology Innovation, he exercises leadership, provides oversight, and adeptly manages a range of initiatives. Clint plays a pivotal role in guiding and shaping the marketing efforts for residential living across various Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). In addition, he is responsible for evaluating the ever-evolving technological requirements of the business and collaborates with management to devise and execute strategies to meet these dynamic needs.

Mr. Marsh is a graduate of the University of California in San Diego, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Cognitive Science. His educational journey also led him to New College, Oxford (United Kingdom), where he focused on International Politics, and he further enriched his academic experience by studying the Spanish language and Latin American politics at ITESO – Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 25

Hashim Kamakhi

Founder & CEO - White Space

Hashim is a seasoned entrepreneur recognized for his role in establishing impactful organizations. In 2015, Hashim founded White Space, a hospitality-based company that swiftly expanded to six locations in Saudi Arabia’s western region, serving as a leading office solutions provider for freelancers, startups, corporates, and SMEs. White Space currently employs more than 60 people, serves more than 10,000 clients, and operates in 10 locations. Additionally, he is a Board Member of Naseem, a company focused on providing a last-mile delivery solution for products that require a temperature-controlled environment, a niche that is underserved in the Saudi logistics market.

Hashim’s academic credentials include a master’s degree from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and an engineering degree from the University of New South Wales (UNSW-Sydney, Australia). He holds a certificate in entrepreneurship from Johnson’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (Cornell University) and is an accredited SME consultant (ASMEC) since 2018.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 25

Sabrina Selway

Sales Director - Cosmo Bio USA

With over 15 years of experience in a diverse array of academic and industry research and sales roles, Sabrina enjoys growing as an active contributor to scientific research and education. Her responsibilities currently comprise of international distribution management and specialized product management. She is a creative, positive, self-motivated communicator and volunteers her time at the EUSD Farm Lab as well as Girl Scouts San Diego.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 25

Efren Sandoval

VP, Operations - Helix

Efren Sandoval is currently Vice President of Operations at Helix. He is an expert in running a high-complexity and high-throughput clinical sequencing lab. His colleagues are impressed by by his technical skills, out-of-the-box thinking, and his deep understanding of the lab processes. In 2021 and 2022, he contributed to two publications on SARS-CoV-2 in the United States.

Efren is a California State Certified-Clinical Genetics Molecular Biologist Scientist (CGMBS) and a National Certification-Laboratory Specialist in Molecular Biology, MB(ASCP).

Vistage on Campus – Flex 25

Dani Xing

Product Manager - TriLink BioTechnologies

As a Product Manager at TriLink BioTechnologies, part of Maravai LifeSciences, Dani leverages her MSHS degree in Regulatory Affairs and expertise in biotechnology to develop and launch innovative products and solutions for the biopharma industry. With over nine years of work experience in various roles, she’s gained valuable skills in business development, strategic marketing, and strategy. She’s contributed to the growth and success of Phenomenex, Agela, and Endo Pharmaceuticals, by working with cross-functional teams, building strong customer relationships, and delivering high-quality results. Dani is passionate about advancing the field of biopharma and enhancing the lives of patients and consumers.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 25

Grant Gangeness

Principal R&D Engineer - Edwards Lifesciences

Grant Gangeness is an experienced biomedical engineer with 8 years of new product development experience, specifically designing and developing aortic and mitral valve replacement technologies for the U.S. and European markets. As a Principal R&D Engineer at Edwards Lifesciences (Irvine, CA), Grant is a proven innovator with 4 issued patents and 10+ patents pending. He is currently responsible for three product iterations of a mitral valve replacement system, where a patient’s diseased, native mitral valve is replaced with a bioprosthetic mitral valve. This procedure can be completed without the need for open heart surgery and is an important unmet need clinically, with a potential market opportunity of $10B+. In addition, Grant has commercial product launch experience, where he has supported product launches in hospitals across the U.S. and Europe, serving as a trusted partner for marketing and clinical functions.

Grant is a graduate of the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN), where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Engineering degree. Today, Grant is pursuing his MBA at the UCSD Rady School of Management as a part of the weekend cohort, where he intends to graduate in May 2025. In his spare time, Grant enjoys downhill skiing with friends in the Sierras and Utah, running, cycling, hiking, visiting family in Minnesota, and camping in the Sierras with his wife, Alex and dog, Piper.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 25

Christian Laing

Director, Data Science and Bioinformatics - Turnstone Biologics

Christian is an accomplished professional in the clinical-stage biotechnology field. He boasts extensive expertise in the statistical analysis of clinical trials, with a notable emphasis in oncology.

Christian’s proficient in various DNA technologies such as NGS (Illumina, Ion Torrent, PacBio), RNA technologies including bulk RNASeq, scRNAseq, NanoString, and RNA 2D/3D structure prediction, as well as protein technologies like Flow Cytometry, CITE-seq, and TCRseq. He excels at critical problem-solving, and his specialties encompass scientific research, statistical modeling, NGS sequencing, genomics, oncology, immunology, scripting, simulation, and machine learning.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 25

Yvonne Oden

Instructional Support Technician III - San Diego State University

Yvonne has a comprehensive background spanning education, product management, and commercial operations. She drives success through a combination of technical expertise, effective communication, and strategic leadership. Yvonne is currently an Instructional Support Technician III at San Diego State University contributing expertise in DNA, biology, and cell biology, as well as effective communication and laboratory skills.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 25

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