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

CEO, ShootProof

Co-Chair of the Board, Octane
James Mazzo

Executive Chair, Neurotech

Co-Founder, Octane
Brett Wall

EVP and President, Neurosciences Portfolio, Medtronic

Scott Whitcup

Founder & CEO, Akrivista & Whitecap Biosciences

Clay Wilemon

Chief Executive Officer & Chairman, 4L Data Intelligence

Board of Directors
Haleh Armian

Director of Biomedical Innovation Ventures, Hoag Memorial Hospital

Laurent Attias

SVP Corporate Strategy, BD&L and M&A, Alcon

Rema Awad

Partner, K&L Gates

Charles Black

Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Sheryl A. Bourgeois, PhD

President and CEO, Saint John’s Health Center Foundation

Janelle Brunette

COO & Board Secretary, Octane

Akin Ceylan

COO, Home Entertainment & Global Content Delivery, Lionsgate Entertainment

Anthony Chang, MD, MBA, MPH, MS

Chief Intelligence and Innovation Officer, CHOC

Hazem Chehabi, MD

Radiology, Newport Diagnostic Center

Janet Clardy

Sr. Vice President, Human Resources, Experian

Sean Crafts

Co-Founder, BLDG Labs

Dr. Henrik Cronqvist

Robert J. and Carolyn A. Waltos Dean | Professor of Finance, Argyros School of Business & Economics, Chapman University

Pete Deutschman

CEO, The Buddy Group

Linda DiMario

Director of Community Engagement, Octane

Randy Fisher

Strategy Marketing Manager, Capital Innovation, Insperity

Russ Garcia

CEO, Menlo Micro

Marinela Gombosev, Next Gen Leaders of Orange County
Marinela Gombosev


Fauad Hasan

Founder & Director, Appiell.ai

Michael Hedge

Managing Partner, Orange County Office, K&L Gates

Reza Jahangiri

Founder & CEO, American Advisors Group

Lynn Jochim

Former President & COO, FivePoint

Scott Joslyn

Chief 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

Wayne Markowitz

GM, Surgical Structural Heart, Edwards Lifesciences

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

David Moatazedi

President and CEO, Evolus

Aziz Mottiwala

Chief Commercial Officer, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, 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

Marc Schneider

Shareholder, Stradling

Dean Stoecker

Executive Chairman, Alteryx

Andrew Stewart

President, Global Pharmaceuticals and International Consumer, Bausch + Lomb

Carrie Strom

President, Global Allergan Aesthetics, SVP, AbbVie

Ramin Valian

Vice President, Eye Care, Global Pipeline and Commercialization Strategy, Allergan, an AbbVie Company

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

Dominique Worthington

VP & GM Advanced Energy, CSF Management, and Critical Care, Medtronic

Kamakshi R. Zeidler, MD

Plastic Surgeon, Founder & Managing Partner, Aesthetx

Senior Advisors
John Belli

Retired Managing Partner, Ernst & Young

Jim Corbett

Former CEO, CathWorks, Ltd.

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 Administration Officer, Oncology and Radiation Therapy, UCSD Healthcare System

Jeffrey Kimball

President & CEO, Jeffrey J. Kimball & Associates

Rick W. 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, Octane Co-Founder

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 Perry

Retired, Former Administrative Partner, K&L Gates

David Pyott

Former CEO, Allergan, Chairman, Bioniz Therapeutics

Robert Rosenbluth

Chairman & Founder, Inceptus Medical

Marc Samuels

President & CEO, ADVI

Stacey Scoggin Pugh

Chief Commercial Officer, Butterfly Network, Inc.

Earl Slee

Former VP of Technology, Strategy & Business Development, Medtronic

Daniele Struppa

Chancellor, Chapman University

Paul Symczak

Retired VP of Entrepreneurship, Octane

Gerard Von Hoffman

Partner, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear

Brian Ward


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

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