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

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July 2022

Healthsocal.ai Official Launch Event

July 13 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Flight Tustin, 1715 Flight Wy
Tustin, 92606 United States
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Come join our fireside chat panel on Mental Health and AI, which will include business, technology, and community leaders discussing how to solve for mental health issues in underserved and underrepresented SoCal communities via Artificial Intelligence. Be the first to hear about our point of view on AI in mental health along with various areas of engagement for collective impact. Join for our first in-person launch of healthsocal.ai on July 13th, which will include a fireside chat panel followed by…

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Women Leaders of Octane – July Quarterly Meeting

July 20 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

RSVP Here Please join Women Leaders of Octane for our virtual quarterly meeting, Wednesday, July 20 from 12 - 1 pm PST, featuring Spotlight Thought Leader, Mina Sooch, CEO, President, and Founder of Ocuphire Pharma and Vice-Chair of the Board. 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…

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WLO Convene

July 28 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bistango, 19100 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA 92612 United States

Each quarter, one or more of our Women Leaders of Octane will plan a date and location for women to gather (not sponsored) for a casual cocktail hour at a local area bar/restaurant patio. Join these WLO Convene events to expand your network as we work to increase the ranks of women entrepreneurs and business leaders, help facilitate access to funding, and influence more women on boards. Thursday, July 28 5:00 pm, Bistango, 19100 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA. Register…

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August 2022

Summer Social 2022

August 10 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Edwards Lifesciences, 1 Edwards Way Irvine
Irvine, California 92614 United States
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​​2022 is a big year for Octane as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary. We are so grateful for everyone who supports our business as members, partners and advocates. We hope you come and enjoy an evening of appetizers, drinks, guided tours of Edwards Lifesciences and mingle with Octane Board of Directors, Leadership Teams and other luminaries who have contributed to our success over the last 20 years. Wednesday, August 10, at Edwards Lifesciences Headquarters in Irvine, CA 5:00PM - 7:00PM…

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Leadership Ignite Series with Ramin Mousavi, President & CEO of CathWorks

August 18 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$25.00

Leadership Ignite Series 2022 This year, Octane will host a series of six intimate Zoom sessions featuring prominent leaders in Orange County. Each session will allow you to hear about the leader and ask them questions in an intimate digital or in-person session (when applicable). Join us for this exciting opportunity. All sessions have limited capacity. Join us at our upcoming event: August 18th: 10-11AM PST - Ramin Mousavi, President & CEO of CathWorks Topic: Leading Innovation & Entrepreneurship: The…

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September 2022

High Tech Awards 2022

September 29 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
AV Irvine, 16500 Scientific
Irvine, 92618 United States
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The much-anticipated High Tech Awards celebrate the top innovators, entrepreneurs and technology leaders in Orange County. Join us for the 2022 High Tech Awards to celebrate and recognize those individuals and companies who make Orange County a center of technology and medical technology innovation. RSVP here September 29, 2022 at the AV Irvine,  16500 Scientific Way, Irvine, CA 92618

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October 2022

Octane / Insperity Webinar: Recession, Inflation, Business realities – what they mean to your employees and your profits

October 12 @ 8:00 AM

Join Octane and Insperity for a live webinar on Wednesday, October 12th at 8AM PST. Tough times don't last; tough people do. In business, tough means resilient, adaptable, strategic, and focused on a vision.  Unfortunately, the news lately has been ominous, and the economy, the stock market, and the supply chain are all telling us there might be a storm approaching.  This webinar will discuss things you, as a business owner or leader, can do to shore up your people…

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Women Leaders of Octane Quarterly Meeting – October 2022

October 19 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

RSVP Here Please join Women Leaders of Octane for our virtual quarterly meeting, Wednesday, October 19th from 12 - 1 pm PST, featuring Spotlight Thought Leader, Caren Mason, President and Chief Executive Officer at STARR Surgical. 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…

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WLO Workshop: Women on Corporate Boards

October 27 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA 92612 United States

Join us at for a Women Leaders of Octane interactive workshop part of Octane's Medical Innovation Forum taking place October 27-28 at the Irvine Marriott! You must be registered for the forum to attend this free workshop. Register first for Octane's Medical Innovation Forum here. Once registered for the Forum, to attend the Women On Boards Workshop you can sign up here>> Women on Corporate Boards: What it’s Like, How to Prepare & How To Do It Thursday, October 27…

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November 2022

Webinar: Thinking of Opening a US Branch Office? US Work Visa Options

November 4 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Setting up a business in the USA can be quite exciting. But there are also many challenges. In-depth market research and planning can minimize the risks. Join Mitch Wexler, Managing Partner, Fragomen as he discusses US Work Visa Options. This will go over the more common visa options that you should consider, their timelines, eligibility requirements, challenges and the application process for each. Register Here>>  

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