Dr. Geoff Houlton, MBChB - CEO & President
Geoff continues to contribute to Heart Force Medical Inc. as a member of the board and as Chief Executive 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.
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.
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.
Parastoo Dehkordi - Director of Research
Parastoo received her B.Sc and M.Sc degree in Computer Science from University of Esfahan, Iran and her second M.Sc degree in Biomedical Engineering from Simon Fraser University, Canada. Her expertise is in the analysis of cardiovascular signals and she assists in the development and testing of our proprietary algorithms. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia, Canada.
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.