Kay Jessel , MBA - Chief Executive Officer
Mr Jessel has 20 years of extensive restructuring and business reorganisation experience. He has served as a financial advisor to corporations, creditors, equity owners and directors of start-up companies. His strong background in manufacturing, retail, consumer products, brand management, capital management and product licensing will accelerate the operational transformation of Heart Force into an industry leader of cardiovascular software solutions. Mr Jessel has served as the interim chief executive officer for Fila Golf, Biokronix Inc. and Dermisonics Inc.
Prior to joining Heart Force Medical, Mr Jessel was the managing partner at Dexchange Financial Corp. and Menzel and Partners Asset Management AG in Zurich, Switzerland. Currently, he serves as a director of Karsten Energy Corp, a TSX Venture listed company in Canada.
Dr. Farzad Khosrow-khavar, PhD - Chief Technology Officer and Head of Research
Dr. Khosrow-khavar’s expertise is in the field of biomedical signal processing to help diagnose and prevent cardiovascular diseases. In particular, his focus is on the analysis and interpretation of cardiomechanical signals. Currently, he is a postdoctoral fellow collaborating with the mathematics department of Simon Fraser University for dynamical modelling of seismocardiogram signals. While completing his PhD, he teamed with Heart Force Medical to work on the delineation of seismocardiogram signals. More recently, he has assumed a leadership role where he continues to contribute to the company’s technology and to evolve its offering of devices. Before joining Heart Force, he worked for 10 years at various companies (including Nortel Networks, Raytheon, and Mimow Technology) as an algorithm and systems developer for embedded and real-time systems.
Dr. Geoff Houlton, MBChB – Director and Chief Medical Officer
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Houlton continues to contribute to Heart Force Medical Inc. as a member of the board and as Chief Medical Officer. In the past, he has served as a Senior Health Sciences Analyst for several Canadian investment banks and he has extensive experience in pharmaceutical product development for both the European and North American markets. He was a Founder of BioCatalyst Yorkton Inc., a venture management company with Yorkton Securities. His previous roles include Vice-President of Medical Affairs for Glaxo Canada Inc. and Investment Analyst for MDS Health Ventures Ltd.
Sean Ross - Chief Product Officer and Head of Development
Mr Ross is a senior software developer with experience delivering software for critical systems with high availability requirements. While working as a developer for Information Systems at Nortel, he created administration, call data collection, and reporting tools for telephone exchange switches. He also developed administration tools and a data warehouse/reporting system for the Corporation’s audio conferencing system. At Heart Force Medical, he has introduced test driven development and agile project management methodologies. He currently oversees technology adoption and product development for the Corporation.
Jennie Choboter, CA – Chief Financial Officer
Ms Choboter 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 including natural resources, technology, pulp and paper and insurance.