Kay Jessel - President & CEO
A well-versed business economist graduated as Diplom-Betriebswirt from Hamburg University. Kay has extensive restructuring and business reorganization experience with a focus on manufacturing, consumer products and brand management. He has served as a financial advisor to corporations, creditors, equity owners and has raised over 150 million dollars for public and private companies worldwide. Kay serves as director for various companies in Europe and North America.
Dr. Farzad Khosrow-khavar, PhD - CTO & Head of Research
Farzad is a recognized expert in the analysis and interpretation of physiological signals to help diagnose and prevent cardiovascular disease. With his vast experience in embedded and real-time systems, he is the principal architect of the company’s technology. Farzad earned a doctorate in biomedical engineering from the Faculty of Applied Science at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC).
Dr Geoff Houlton, MBChB – CMO
Former President & CEO, Geoff continues to contribute to the company as a Director and as Chief Medical Officer. He has served as a Senior Health Sciences Analyst for several Canadian investment banks and has extensive experience in pharmaceutical product development for both the European and North American markets. He was a Founder of BioCatalyst Yorkton Inc. His previous roles include Vice-President of Medical Affairs for Glaxo Canada Inc. and Investment Analyst for MDS Health Ventures Ltd.
Sean Ross - CPO & Head of Development
Sean is a senior software developer with in-depth experience delivering software for critical systems with high availability requirements. At HeartForce, he has introduced test driven development and agile project management methodologies. He currently oversees technology adoption and product development.
Jennie Choboter, CA – CFO
Jenny is a chartered accountant with over 30 years of international experience in financial management and general corporate governance. She has held many senior financial management positions in a wide range of industries.
Parastoo Dehkordi - Director of Research
Parastoo received her master’s in computer science from the University of Tehran (Tehran, Iran) and her second master’s in biomedical engineering from Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC). She is currently a PhD candidate in biomedical engineering at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC). Her expertise is in the analysis of cardiovascular signals using advanced signal and information processing, statistical learning, and deep learning.