COMPANY MANAGEMENT  

Vik Ramprakash

CEO and Founder

Vik Ramprakash is an experienced business process consultant. His unique work experience in business and software technology has allowed him to strategize and implement business solutions in the geospatial field and after his MBA, in the financial industry. Vik holds an MS in Civil Engineering, specializing in remote sensing, from The Ohio State University as well as an MBA from the University of Florida.

Ken Balogh

Engineering

With lead roles in project development projects, Ken has guided the evolution of the VetGuardian™ from prototype to final product. He has successfully designed and developed products across a diverse range of applications including steer-by-wire, variable frequency drives, and other equipment. Ken is a certified safety engineer per IEC61508 and he received his BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Ohio State University. Currently he is finishing his Master of Computer Science from Drexel University.

Brent Walters

Operations and Legal

For the past decade, Brent has been advising, consulting, and representing companies as an attorney and business consultant. He practiced litigation and small business law in Ohio prior to moving to Taiwan to work in biotech consulting. Graduating summa cum laude and finishing first in his engineering undergraduate class, Brent went on to complete his MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Juris Doctor degree at the Ohio State University. He is licensed to practice law in Ohio (#0081760).

Scott Ijaz

Commercialization

Scott focuses on customer relations, market analysis and business development. With master-level degrees from Johns Hopkins University (Biotechnology Entrepreneurship) and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Bioethics), he brings an understanding the interactions between science, regulatory affairs, business, and technology to the Company.

 BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Clint Starrs

With a background of 15 years in medical diagnostic sales, Clint co-founded Infection Prevention Technologies (IPT),  one of the first hospital UVC disinfection companies to market. With their disruptive and patented technology, Clint was active with both the product development and go-to-market strategy. This resulted in a successful domestic and international product launch which subsequently resulted in a profitable company acquisition. Clint was also a lead investor and advisor for an animal health diagnostic company that is currently developing 3 highly innovative and novel diagnostic testing platforms for the veterinary market. Clint holds multiple patents and currently continues to advise and invest in early seed-stage companies.

His passion for science education and research led Clint to start a non-profit foundation that works within the community to provide funding specifically in the areas of STEM education and scholarships to students. Clint holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University.

Russ Donda

Currently serving as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence in the life sciences for GLIDE, BioEnterprise and Jumpstart, Russ Donda has over 25 years of executive and startup entrepreneurial experience. He serves on multiple startup boards, is an inventor on a number of patents, and among other startup projects, he was the founding CEO and chairman for ViewRay, a startup developing a novel form of radiation therapy. It was subsequently venture funded and is now publicly traded (Nasdaq: VRAY). Mr. Donda is a founding member of, and co-chair of investment review for, the Emergent Growth Fund, LLC (www.emergentgrowth.com), an angel investment fund; he was also a cofounder of, and spearheaded business development for, Regeneration Technologies, now publicly traded (Nasdaq: RTIX).

Bill Evo

Bill Evo JD, CEG, is the Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel for Aatru Medical, LLC, which has developed and patented a unique and innovative negative pressure dressing. He has worked and consulted in numerous industries including advertising, entertainment, sports, legal, healthcare, insurance, information technology, automotive, real estate, telecommunications and mindfulness training. After a career in professional hockey, Bill became licensed as a lawyer and worked several years in business and pro sports and entertainment both as an agent and an executive including president of the Detroit Red Wings. During his tenure with the Wings, he was instrumental in the development of the celebrated Hockeytown brand and grass roots marketing campaign. He was subsequently partner and president of the Capital Centre, LLC, a multi-million dollar sports and entertainment complex in Lansing, MI which now includes ice arenas, basketball courts, hotels, restaurants and other synergistic businesses. He has since coached and consulted for numerous individuals in personal growth and development and businesses on various matters with an emphasis on strategic growth, legal and marketing.

 BOARD OF ADVISORS 

Dr. Jenshan Lin

Jenshan Lin currently researches and teaches in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Florida. After receiving his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from UCLA, Dr. Lin worked at Bell Labs of AT&T and Lucent Technologies, and Agere Systems, a spin-off from Lucent Technologies. Dr. Lin holds fourteen patents to-date and his current research includes sensors and biomedical applications of microwave and millimeter-wave technologies, wireless energy transmission, RF system-on-chip integration, and integrated antennas. Dr. Lin enables SMP to continually upgrade its core technology and maintain its position as the superior life-monitoring device on the market.

Steve Lamont

Steven Lamont is a strategy and marketing professional with a track record of success leading growth initiatives, especially in the communications and high technology arenas. He has served as Chief Marketing Officer for major companies, as well as consulted to many leading companies.
His mission is to act as a trusted advisor to help emerging communications and high-technology companies succeed with the best marketing and business strategy/execution, serving in roles such as board member, advisory board member, interim CMO, or consulting project leader.

Dr. Eric Bregman

Dr. Eric Bregman began his under-graduate degree at the University of Houston and after three years he received an early acceptance to the University of Pennsylvania to study veterinary medicine. Upon graduation from UPenn he completed a formal internship in medicine and surgery at the Oradell Animal Hospital in Oradell, New Jersey. Currently, Eric is President of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society, and active in the New York City Veterinary Medical Association and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Association. Dr. Bregman is a certified Radiation Officer and is licensed to administer radioactive iodine to treat feline hyperthyroidism. He is a Category II U.S.D.A. accredited veterinarian, and is licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey, Florida and Pennsylvania. Dr. Eric Bregman is also the proud owner of two Cairn terriers, Lily and Woodford.

Bruk Herbst

With over 20 years of experience and an acute understanding of the animal health market, he has honed his ability to achieve accelerated revenue growth, lasting customer relationships, and industry-leading results. Over the course of his dynamic career, he has successfully launched over 30 veterinary products on behalf of global corporations and startup enterprises.
Current responsibilities include appointment as the As the Chief Commercial Officer at Zomedica, prior to joining Zomedica, Bruk was Executive Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Voyce Inc., as well as served as Executive Sr. Director & Head of U.S. Sales at IDEXX Laboratories, where he was responsible for in-clinic and reference lab diagnostics, point of care solutions, information technologies, and digital radiography solutions.

He has also held sales leadership roles in patient monitoring, pharmacy and diagnostics with Omnicare Specialty Care Group and Life Systems. Bruk holds a Bachelor of Science in business from the University of Arizona.

Known as a highly accomplished and forward-thinking leader, Bruk excels in unifying teams to achieve common goals and deliver best-in-class products and services that positively impact both the customer experience and animal health.

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