Dr. Rassman brings to Maven over 30 years of managerial and executive experience
with technology companies and medical groups, which he has overseen from start-up
through to sale. As a professional inventor, he holds multiple patents within the
U.S. and worldwide. His most significant accomplishment to date is the
commercialization of the Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, a cardiac device credited with
saving tens of thousands of lives each year.
Dr. Rassman received his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Virginia in 1966, completed a surgical internship at the University of Minnesota, obtained a cardiovascular fellowship with Dr. C.W. Lillehei and completed his residency in general surgery at the Cornell Medical Center and Dartmouth Medical Center. He proudly served his country as a Major and surgeon in the United States Army and was stationed in the Republic of Vietnam.
David Ralin is the technical leader of the founding team. He developed the
LFIRE™ technology from an initial concept to a fully integrated
instrument, including the creation of functional prototypes and a suite of
demonstration and validation assays.
David leads our product development, ensuring that all aspects of the instrument, consumables and assays, exceed user expectations. Prior to Maven, David worked in the medical device field and has extensive experience managing R&D, Quality Assurance and manufacturing engineering for high-volume consumer healthcare products.
Jeffrey Chongsathien has played a significant role in Maven's technical
and business evolution. His primary responsibility is the oversight and
implementation of control software for our in-house prototypes and commercial
instrumentation. However, his involvement is broad and includes
fund-raising, investor relations, sales and marketing and operations.
Jeffrey's academic background lies in electrical engineering, nanotechnology and nano-fabrication techniques at the University of Cambridge and UCLA. He also brings industrial experience in consumer electronics prototyping and design at the digital television division of Sony Digital Media Europe, where he participated in embedded systems development, electronics design and QC/EMC testing.