Steve started out as an electronics manufacturing engineer. He was recently with Amazon in AWS, and before that was with their Retail Operations group. In the interim, he was a banker covering communications technologies firms, ranging from early stage startups to large publicly traded companies. Steve has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Jed’s background is in mechanical engineering and manufacturing. For close to 2 decades he has worked in product development, helping to launch everything from wearable health devices to satellites. Jed has held a number of roles, including Director of Product Development at X2 Biosystems, that designed a wireless, MEMS-based product to detect concussions for athletes. Jed has an MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford.
Chris’ experience as an Electrical Engineer includes work with the original Xbox game controller, industrial and appliance controls, and solid state laser research. More recently he was the Director of Electrical Engineering at X2 Impact (now X2 Biosystems), where he led the design and development of a radio telemetry system for monitoring head impacts to athletes. He is a graduate of the University of Washington with a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering.
Robert Snook is a veteran Firmware Engineer who has developed products such as head-mounted displays, hospital glucose meters, a 3-D charting platform, Xbox peripherals, optical tracker gaming mice, instrumented sports mouth guards, and a micro-fluidics lab platform. Most recently, he was the Director of Software Engineering at X2 Biosystems writing software to track sports helmet impact telemetry from player to cloud. He has a BS in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Washington.
Robert is our Manager of Marketing, focused on digital media outreach and social media strategy. He is a recent graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, Cum Laude, and leverages his experiences from leading a small marketing agency and participating in an entrepreneurial fellowship at Penn.
Nick Vallidis is a specialist in embedded software and sensor processing. He began his career at the Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute developing perception and control algorithms for off-road unmanned ground vehicles and in the Autonomous Helicopter Lab. More recently, he worked at X2 writing the firmware for the impact-sensing mouth guard including the design of a low-power, frequency-hopping radio protocol. Nick has a PhD in Computer Science from UNC-Chapel Hill and a BS in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon.