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

The Executive Committee is also a part of our Board of Directors.

Bill Carpou

CEO, Octane

Jag Dosanjh

President, Neurosciences & Eyecare, AbbVie

Bruce Feuchter

Shareholder, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

Emile Haddad
Chairman Emeritus of the Board, Founder & Former CEO, FivePoint
Co-Chair of the Board, Octane

 

Bruce Hallett

Managing Director, Miramar Venture Partners

Bob Jacobson

West Consulting & Private Equity Leader, RSM US LLP

Jennifer Leuer

Board Member, BigRentz

Co-Chair of the Board, Octane
James Mazzo

Executive Chairman, Neurotech 

Co-Founder, Octane
Jim Peterson

Founder, Peterson Capital Group

Brett Wall

EVP and President, Neurosciences Portfolio, Medtronic

Scott Whitcup

Founder & CEO, Akrivista & Whitecap Biosciences

Clay Wilemon

Chief Executive Officer & Chairman, APATICS

Board of Directors
Kelly Barba

Director of Client Engagement, K&L Gates

Reynolds Bish

CEO, Kofax Limited

Charles Black

Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Caitlin Blanche

Partner, K&L Gates

Sheryl Bourgeois

President, Simon Foundation

Janelle Brunette

COO & 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

Janet Clardy

Sr. Vice President, Human Resources, Experian

Sean Crafts

Chief Customer Officer & Co- Founder, Mavenlink

Martha Daniel

Founder, President & CEO, IMRI

Pete Deutschman

CEO, The Buddy Group

Linda DiMario

Director of Community Engagement, Octane

Randy Fisher

Strategy Marketing Manager, Capital Innovation, Insperity

Daniel Flynn

President, General Counsel, Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer, Fernweh Group

Russ Garcia

CEO, Menlo Micro

Marinela Gombosev, Next Gen Leaders of Orange County
Marinela Gombosev

COO, SPARK Neuro

Marinela Gombosev, Next Gen Leaders of Orange County
Andrew Guarni

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Hoag

Marinela Gombosev, Next Gen Leaders of Orange County
Rob Goodman

Vice President, Customer Experience Office, Pacific Life

Fauad Hasan

Founder & Director, Appiell.ai

Reza Jahangiri

Founder & CEO, American Advisors Group

Lynn Jochim

Former President & COO, FivePoint

Scott Joslyn

Chief Information and Innovation Officer, UCI Health

Dr. Edward Kim

Physician-in-Chief, City of Hope

Jason Lantgen, Octane Board Member
Jason Lantgen

Managing Director, 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

Celine Martin

Company Group Chairman,Cardiovascular & Specialty Solutions Group, Johnson & Johnson

Goran Matijasevic

Executive Director, Chief Executive Roundtable, UC Irvine

Tatjana Mitchell

SVP and CFO, Experian North America Consumer Services

Thomas Mitro

Former President & COO, Aerie Pharmaceuticals

Aziz Mottiwala

Chief Commercial Officer, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

David Perry

Retired, Former Administrative Partner, K&L Gates

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

Jeffry Weinhuff

Managing Partner, Visionary Ventures

Ian Williamson

Dean, Paul Merage School of Business, UCI

Ted Wilm

Retired, Office Managing Partner, PwC

Ashlie Woods

Vice President, Goldman Sachs

David Zollinger

VP and General Manager, Siemens Cardiac Ultrasound

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

Stacey Scoggin Pugh

Chief Commercial Officer, Butterfly Network, Inc.

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

Independent

Gregory Washington

President, George Mason University

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

Loading Events

Upcoming Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

January 2023

Women Leaders of Octane Quarterly Meeting – January 2023

January 18, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

RSVP Here Please join Women Leaders of Octane for our virtual quarterly meeting, Wednesday, January 18th from 12 - 1 pm PST, featuring Spotlight Thought Leader, Anastasia Williams, The A List.  In addition to our thought leader, our committee chairs will share progress reports. Our Committees and Committee Chairs: Creating Women-led Businesses & LaunchPad Committee – Marinela Gombosev, SPARK Neuro Funding Committee – Delilah Panio, Toronto Stock Exchange Women on Boards Committee – Joyce Averna, JP Morgan Private Bank Resources &…

Find out more »

Next Wave Founder’s Circle January Program

January 19, 2023 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
LCAD Gallery, 374 Ocean Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651 United States
+ Google Map

Join Octane and our Next Wave Founder’s Circle for a program featuring Asante Cleveland, podcast host and former pro-football player on January 19th 5-6:30pm at LCAD Gallery. During this session, Asante will talk about his background, upbringing and how it shaped him to where he is today. He will also discuss the importance of arts, culture and diversity as it relates to sport and growth on and off the field. The program will be interactive, where we will encourage you to ask questions as…

Find out more »

Aesthetics Technology Forum 2023

January 26, 2023 @ 8:00 AM - January 27, 2023 @ 5:00 PM
Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663 United States

The 2nd Annual Aesthetics Technology Forum will be held at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. This event will bring together leading physicians, industry, and entrepreneurs to discuss groundbreaking medical aesthetic technologies as well as unmet clinical needs and new business opportunities. Join leaders in the aesthetics field to examine how they fuel innovation in the medical aesthetic industry in Southern California. Learn more here.

Find out more »

May 2023

Tech Innovation Forum 2023

May 10, 2023 @ 8:00 AM - May 11, 2023 @ 4:35 PM
AV Irvine, 16500 Scientific
Irvine, 92618 United States

Tech Innovation Forum 2023 will focus on the acceleration of innovation in technology. The Forum will concentrate on topics such as the next industrial revolution- the role that Southern California is playing in both climate tech and space, and feature topics related to the investment landscape for emerging and growth companies. Learn more. Register here.

Find out more »

June 2023

Ophthalmology Tech Forum 2023

June 8, 2023 @ 3:30 PM - June 10, 2023 @ 1:00 PM
Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663 United States
OTS

Join industry physicians and top ophthalmologists who are defining the future of the field at Octane’s Ophthalmology Technology Forum (OTF). The event is held annually in Orange County, the center for Ophthalmology in the US. We will be hosting Ophthalmology Tech Forum 2023 as a hybrid experience, which will allow our guests to attend in person or online. Learn more Register here

Find out more »

September 2023

Cardiovascular Tech Summit 2023

September 8, 2023
Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663 United States

Octane’s Cardiovascular Tech Summit 2023 will synergize innovative solutions in cardiology with physicians, industry strategics, and investors convening together to advance patient care. The Summit will explore the unmet needs in cardiology, highlight current buying trends of strategics and investors, review current funding models of cardiology innovation, present innovation trends, and showcase top emerging cardiology companies to our ecosystem of strategics and investors.

Find out more »

High Tech Awards 2023

September 21, 2023
AV Irvine, 16500 Scientific
Irvine, 92618 United States

The much-anticipated High Tech Awards celebrate the top innovators, entrepreneurs, and technology leaders in Orange County. Join us for the 2023 High Tech Awards to celebrate and recognize those individuals and companies who make Orange County a center of technology and medical technology innovation.

Find out more »

October 2023

Octane’s Medical Innovation Forum 2023

October 25, 2023 - October 27, 2023
Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
fireside chat

Octane will host our Medical Innovation Forum 2023 as an in-person experience.  Join us in collaborating with industry experts, strategics, physicians, entrepreneurs, and investors who have made significant strides toward an accelerated future in the medical industry.  The Forum will highlight the wide-ranging impact of the most recent medical innovations and how the industry will adapt to enhance patient care.

Find out more »
+ Export Events
Contact Us.

 

info@octaneoc.org

949.459.3366

4041 MacArthur Blvd, Suite 260 Newport Beach, CA 92660

 

© 2022 Octane