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
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).
Sean Ross - COO
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 daily operations, technology adoption, and product development.
Parastoo Dehkordi - Director of Clinical 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.
Dr. Vahid Zakeri, PhD - Director of Industrial Research
Vahid is an industrial scientist with broad experience conducting research and developing innovative health technologies. He is an expert in data analysis and algorithm design with a focus on machine learning and statistical methods. Vahid earned his PhD in electrical engineering from Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC) in 2013 and he has been the recipient of industrial and health research awards from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR).
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.
Kiarash Hessami - Director of Finance & Administration
Kiarash has his bachelors of business administration with an accounting concentration from Capilano University (North Vancouver, BC). At Heart Force, he oversees all administrative work as well as all bookkeeping and financials. He continues to work towards implementing best business practices and efficiency within the company.