Meet the Team

Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen

Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen

CEO and Founder

Named of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine. Former exec. at Facebook, Oculus, Google, and Intel...

Maurizio Vecchione

Maurizio Vecchione

President

Ex EVP of Global Good reporting directly to Bill Gate for 7 years via Intellectual Ventures...

Dr. Soren Konecky

Dr. Soren Konecky

Chief Technology Officer

Soren has decades of experience in optical imaging and algorithm development for both life science and semiconductor applications...

Aaron Visbeek

Aaron Visbeek

Patent Counsel

Aaron is a patent attorney and a Partner at Boswelll IP Law and provides most of our guidance on patent matters at Openwater...

Peter Herzlinger

Peter Herzlinger

Principal Mechanical Engineer

Over 30 years of developing and and manufacturing innovative optical products...

Dr. Brad Hartl

Dr. Brad Hartl

Senior Staff Biophotonics Scientist

Previously developed Cerenkov radiation and autofluorescence lifetime imaging for medical applications in the brain...

Dr. Sarmishtha Satpathy

Dr. Sarmishtha Satpathy

Staff Optical Scientist

Breakthrough work in all optical stimulation and detection of neuronal firing and construction of neural circuits...

Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen

Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen

Chairman of Board

Named of the hundred most influential people in the world by Time Magazine...

Jeff Huber

Jeff Huber

Board Director

Jeff is a legendary engineering senior vice president who pioneered work at Google over his tenure of 3 years...

Juan Enriquez

Juan Enriquez

Board Director

Juan is the managing director of Excel Venture Management...

Achal Achrol, MD

Achal Achrol, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Achal is a neurosurgeon who has led brain tumor, stroke and neuroscience translational research programs in academic university hospitals, health systems and industry.

Prof. Theodor Haensch

Prof. Theodor Haensch

Scientific Advisory Board

Professor Haensch won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2005 for his work on comb lasers and precision spectroscopy...

Dr. Neal Kassel

Dr. Neal Kassel

Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Kassel is the founder and chairman of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation and former Co-chair of Neurosurgery at the University of Virginia...

Dr. Hosain Haghany

Dr. Hosain Haghany

Principal Optical Engineer

Hosain earned a PhD in Physics from Beckman Inst (UC Irvine) in laser interaction with highly scattering tissue...

Scott Dettmer

Scott Dettmer

Legal Counsel

Scott is a founding partner of Gunderson Dettmer and is listed as one of the top IT and venture lawyers in the Global Counsel 3000, Best Lawyers in America and has received numerous awards...

Shu Hu

Shu Hu

Intellectual Property Counsel

Shu helps on IP & Tech transactions at Openwater...

Michael Williams

Michael Williams

Legal Counsel

Michael our attorney at Openwater...

Paul Pagnato

Paul Pagnato

Board Director

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Ashley Macy

Ashley Macy

Paralegal

Ashley has drafted numerous certifications for partnerships, LLCs and as well as completed numerous efforts in client, customer, financial, regulatory and securities research...

Dr. Albert Heberle

Dr. Albert Heberle

Principal Optical Scientist

Albert has 20+ years experience in optics R&D from early concept to mass production of over 100 million units...