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

Senior Vice President, Medical Therapeutics (Eye Care & Botox 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 Region Consulting and Private Equity Leader, RSM

Jennifer Leuer

CEO, CyberScout

James Mazzo

Executive Chairman, Neurotech, Advisor, ZEISS

Jim Peterson

Founder, Peterson Capital Group

Brett Wall

President, Brain Therapy, Medtronic

Scott Whitcup

Founder & CEO, Akrivista & Whitecap Biosciences

Clay Wilemon

Chief Strategy Officer, Brado

Board of Directors
Bobby Azamian

CEO, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals

Kelly Barba

Associate Director of Business Development, K&L Gates

Thomas Berryman

President, Soft Health Technologies

Reynolds Bish

CEO, Kofax Limited

Charles Black

Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Caitlin Blanche

Partner, K&L Gates

Tim Brandt

Managing Partner, Orange County Office, Deloitte

Janelle Brunette

Chief Administration Officer, Octane

John Casalaspi

Sr. Business Development Executive, AVT Technologies / Tech Data

Anthony Chang, MD, MBA, MPH, MS

Chief Intelligence and Innovation Officer, CHOC

Hazem Chehabi, MD

Radiology, Newport Diagnostic Center

Sean Crafts

Chief Growth Officer & Co- Founder, Mavenlink

Martha Daniel

Founder, President & CEO, IMRI

Pete Deutschman

CEO, The Buddy Group

Linda DiMario

Executive Vice President, Greater Irvine Chamber

Shawn Dougherty

Founder & CEO, Exoio

Randy Fisher

Strategy Marketing Manager – Capital Innovation, Insperity

Daniel Flynn

Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development, Western Digital

Rick Gallagher

Chief Investment Officer and Director of Global Strategy and Development, Experian

Russ Garcia

CEO, Menlo Micro

Marinela Gombosev, Next Gen Leaders of Orange County
Marinela Gombosev

President & CEO, Evoke Neuroscience

Fauad Hasan

CEO, Ornvoi

Reza Jahangiri

Founder & CEO, America Advisors Group

Kim Kovacs

Managing Director, Arroyo Ventures

Jason Lantgen, Octane Board Member
Jason Lantgen

Executive Vice President, JLL

Sabing Lee

Partner, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear

Steven Litchfield

CFO, MaxLinear

Andrew Lyon

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

Joe Manna

CTO, Experian Consumer Solutions

Goran Matijasevic

Executive Director, Chief Executive Roundtable, UC Irvine

Thomas Mitro

President & COO, Aerie Pharmaceuticals

David Perry

Retired, Former Administrative Partner, K&L Gates, LLC

Tom Piechota

Vice President for Research, Chapman University

Stacey Pugh

Vice President and General Manager, Neurovascular & CSF, Medtronic

Aidan A. Raney, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Former Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hoag Hospital

Ehsan Sadri

Founder and CEO, Visionary Eye Institute 

Neil Sahota

IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) Artificial Intelligence (AI) subject matter expert, and Lecturer at UC Irvine

Dean Stoecker

Chairman & CEO, Alteryx

Carrie Strom

SVP, AbbVie, and President, Global Allergan Aesthetics at AbbVie

Katie Szyman

Corporate Vice President, Critical Care & Vascular, Edwards Lifesciences

George Wall

Partner & Chair of M&A Development, Glaser Weil

Gregory Washington

President, George Mason University

Jeffry Weinhuff

Managing Partner, Visionary Ventures

Ted Wilm

Managing Partner, PwC

Ashlie Woods

Vice President, Goldman Sachs

David Zollinger

Senior Director, Corporate Strategy, Edwards Lifesciences

Senior Advisors
John Belli

Retired Managing Partner, Ernst & Young

Jim Corbett

CEO, CathWorks, Ltd.

Peter Craig

Former CEO, OC Tech Alliance

Reginald Gilyard

Dean, The George L. Argyros School, Chapman University

Mike Gottfredson

Partner, 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

President & CEO, Western Digital

James McCluney

Former CEO, Emulex Corp. 

Dave Meltzer

CEO, Sports 1 Marketing

Tom Moebus

Former Vice Chancellor, UC Irvine

Juli Stone Moran

Managing Director, San Diego Office, Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Michael Mussallem

Chairman & CEO, Edwards Lifesciences

David Pyott

Former CEO, Allergan 

Robert Rosenbluth

Chairman & Founder, Inceptus Medical

Marc Samuels

President & CEO, Advi

Paul Symczak

Retired, VP Entrepreneurship, Octane

Earl Slee

VP of Technology, Strategy & Business Dev.
Medtronic (Retired)

Daniele Struppa

President, Chapman University

Gerard Von Hoffman

Partner, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear

Brian Ward


Medical Advisory Chairs
Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS

Beauty by Buford

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

Ava MD

Elizabeth Yeu, MD

Partner, Virginia Eye Consultants

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

Founder & Managing Partner, Aesthetx