Our Board & Advisors

Octane’s Board and Advisors range from partners to industry experts throughout Southern California’s technology and medical technology community.  These individuals are at the forefront of Octane’s mission and are Octane brand ambassadors to help us Build the SoCal of Tomorrow.

Executive Committee
Board of Directors
Senior Advisors
Medical Advisory Chairs
Executive Committee
Bill Carpou

CEO, Octane

Jag Dosanjh

SVP, Medical Therapeutics, Allergan, an AbbVie Company

Bruce Feuchter

Shareholder, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

Emile Haddad

Chairman & CEO, FivePoint

Bruce Hallett

Managing Director, Miramar Venture Partners

Bob Jacobson

West Consulting & Private Equity Leader, RSM US LLP

Jennifer Leuer

Former CEO, CyberScout

James Mazzo

Executive Chairman, President & CEO Avellino, and Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board Octane

Jim Peterson

Founder, Peterson Capital Group

Brett Wall

EVP and President, Neurosciences Portfolio, Medtronic

Scott Whitcup

Founder & CEO, Akrivista & Whitecap Biosciences

Clay Wilemon

This Stone, Inc.

Board of Directors
Kelly Barba

Director of Client Engagement, K&L Gates

Thomas Berryman

Founder, Privy

Reynolds Bish

CEO, Kofax Limited

Charles Black

Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Caitlin Blanche

Partner, K&L Gates

Janelle Brunette

CAO & Board Secretary, Octane

John Casalaspi

Sr. Business Development Executive, Tech Data

Anthony Chang, MD, MBA, MPH, MS

Chief Intelligence and Innovation Officer, CHOC

Hazem Chehabi, MD

Radiology, Newport Diagnostic Center

Daveen Chopra

Corporate Vice-President and General Manager, Surgical Structural Heart, Edwards Lifesciences

Sean Crafts

Chief Growth Officer & Co- Founder, Mavenlink

Martha Daniel

Founder, President & CEO, IMRI

Pete Deutschman

CEO, The Buddy Group

Linda DiMario

Director of Community Engagement, Octane

Shawn Dougherty

Founder & CEO, Exoio

Randy Fisher

Strategy Marketing Manager, Capital Innovation, Insperity

Daniel Flynn

Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development, Western Digital

Rick Gallagher

Chief Investment Officer, Experian

Russ Garcia

CEO, Menlo Micro

Marinela Gombosev, Next Gen Leaders of Orange County
Marinela Gombosev


Fauad Hasan

Founder & Director, Appiell.ai

Reza Jahangiri

Founder & CEO, America Advisors Group

Dr. Edward Kim

Physician-in-Chief, City of Hope

Kim Kovacs

CEO, The Arcview Group

Jason Lantgen, Octane Board Member
Jason Lantgen

Executive Vice President, JLL

Sabing Lee

Partner, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear

Steven Litchfield

CFO, MaxLinear

L. Andrew Lyon

Founding Dean of the Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler School of Engineering, Chapman University

Joe Manna

EVP, Chief Product and Technology Officer, Experian

Goran Matijasevic

Executive Director, Chief Executive Roundtable, UC Irvine

Thomas Mitro

President & COO, Aerie Pharmaceuticals

Aziz Mottiwala

Chief Commercial Officer, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

David Perry

Retired, Former Administrative Partner, K&L Gates

Tom Piechota

Vice President for Research, Chapman University

Stacey Scoggin Pugh

Chief Commercial Officer, Butterfly Network, Inc.

Aidan Raney, MD, FACC

Former Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hoag Hospital

Ehsan Sadri, MD, FACS

Founder & CEO, Visionary Eye Institute

Neil Sahota

IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) Artificial Intelligence (AI) Subject Matter Expert

Dean Stoecker

Executive Chairman, Alteryx

Carrie Strom

President, Global Allergan Aesthetics, SVP, AbbVie

George Wall

Partner & Chair of M&A Development, Glaser Weil

Gregory Washington

President, George Mason University

Jeffry Weinhuff

Managing Partner, Visionary Ventures

Ted Wilm

Retired, Office Managing Partner, PwC

Ashlie Woods

Vice President, Goldman Sachs

David Zollinger

Senior Director, Corporate Strategy, Edwards Lifesciences

Senior Advisors
John Belli

Former Managing Partner, Ernst & Young

Jim Corbett

CEO, CathWorks, Ltd.

Peter Craig

Former CEO, OC Tech Alliance

Reginald Gilyard

Former Dean, The George L. Argyros School, Chapman University

Mike Gottfredson

Former Vice Chancellor & Provost, UC Irvine

Raouf Halim

Former CEO, Mindspeed Technologies Inc. 

Matthew Jenusaitis

Chief of Staff, UCSD Healthcare System

Jeffrey Kimball

President & CEO, Jeffrey J. Kimball & Associates

Rick Leckey

Partner, Charting Success

Matthew Massengill

Chairman, Western Digital, and Octane Co-Founder

James McCluney

Former CEO, Emulex Corp. 

Dave Meltzer

CEO, Sports 1 Marketing

Tom Moebus

Former Vice Chancellor, UC Irvine

Juli Stone Moran

Managing Dir., San Diego Office Consulting, and Lead Client Service Partner, Life Sciences, Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Michael Mussallem

Chairman & CEO, Edwards Lifesciences, and Octane Co-Founder

David Pyott

Former CEO, Allergan, Chairman, Bioniz Therapeutics

Robert Rosenbluth

Chairman & Founder, Inceptus Medical

Marc Samuels

President & CEO, ADVI

Earl Slee

Former VP of Technology, Strategy & Business Development, Medtronic

Daniele Struppa

President, Chapman University

Paul Symczak

Former VP of Entrepreneurship, Octane

Gerard Von Hoffman

Partner, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear

Brian Ward


Medical Advisory Chairs
Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Beauty by Buford, Published Author

John Hovanesian, MD, FACS

Private Practice, Harvard Eye Associates, Laguna Hills, CA Clinical Faculty, UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Ehsan Sadri, MD, FACS

Founder & CEO, Visionary Eye Institute

Ava Shamban, MD

Founder & CEO of AVAMD and SKINFIVE, Co-Host of The Gist

Elizabeth Yeu, MD

Partner, Virginia Eye Consultants

Steven G. Yoelin, MD
Kamakshi R. Zeidler, MD

Founder & Managing Partner, Aesthetx