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Leadership Team

Priya Abani

Chief Executive Officer

Priya Abani brings more than 20 years of experience in building high-performing organizations, launching innovative products, and leading strategic alliances across industries. At AliveCor, Priya oversees the continued convergence of AI and healthcare to create a trusted, worldwide network for both physicians and patients through AliveCor’s personal ECG devices, telehealth services and technology platform. Priya has successfully led the company in a strategic partnership with Huami, the global leader in biometric wearables, and with OMRON to expand AliveCor’s distribution network to 70% of the global population.

Prior to joining AliveCor, Priya served as the General Manager at Alexa Voice Service (AVS) at Amazon, where she was responsible for leading product, engineering, technical enablement, and developer experience teams. Earlier in her career, Priya was a Senior Director of Customer Enablement and Solutions Integration at Intel, leading engagement and integrations for key technologies while managing a global team of application engineers and business development leaders.

David E. Albert, MD

Founder, Chief Medical Officer

David E. Albert, MD, an Oklahoma native, is a physician, inventor and serial entrepreneur who has developed life-saving technologies and products over the last 30 years, turning a number of those innovations into tech startups. Today, he is a founder of three technology companies, InnovAlarm, Lifetone Technology, and AliveCor. His previous startups include Corazonix Corp (sold to Arrhythmia Research Technology) and Data Critical (sold to GE). Dr. Albert left GE in 2004 as Chief Scientist of GE Cardiology to disrupt several new markets.

His latest invention, AliveCor’s KardiaMobile personal ECG technology, became a global sensation via a YouTube Video in January 2011 around the Consumer Electronics Show and was featured on ABC, CBS, CNN and Fox News among many other media outlets. Dr. Albert has 32 issued US patents, a large number pending and several new “secret inventions” in development. He has authored or co-authored over 50 scientific abstracts and publications, principally in the cardiology literature. Dr. Albert has lectured at the Entrepreneurship programs at the MIT Sloan School and the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Albert graduated with Honors from Harvard College and from Duke University Medical School.

Ira Bahr

Chief Commercial Officer

Ira brings decades of sales, marketing, business development, and communications experience to AliveCor having served in senior executive roles at Sirius Radio, Dish, TiVo, and others. Ira is a proven leader in businesses that combine high technology with a recurring revenue subscription model.

Ira successfully led and delivered the product planning and marketing for Dish’s whole-home DVR as well as for Dish’s first mobile streaming applications, which were also among the first in the nation. He has authored enduring branding changes for multiple companies including Sirius, where he is acknowledged as having conceived that corporate name. Ira began his career at BBDO where he oversaw advertising programs for clients including FedEx, Pepsi and GE. Ira has led customer acquisition, product marketing, sales, customer loyalty and corporate communications for AliveCor since 2017.

Siva Somayajula

Chief Technology Officer

Siva Somayajula has more than 20 years of experience in software development and engineering. As Chief Technology Officer at AliveCor, Siva oversees all hardware, software, and artificial intelligence engineering. He also leads the development of new products and services for both consumer and enterprise customers.

Prior to his role at AliveCor, Siva served as a Director of Product Software and Services for Amazon consumer electronics. During this tenure, he oversaw the development of a range of technology programs, including connectivity, multimedia, smart home control, and the integration of Amazon technologies to third party platforms. Siva built and led the wireless software engineering team for products such as the Fire Phone, Fire Tablets, and Kindle.

Alfred Woo

Chief Product Officer

Alfred Woo brings nearly 20 years of product management and product marketing experience to AliveCor, where he and his team manage the portfolio of innovative devices and services for consumer and clinical markets. Alfred has the varied mindset that comes from having developed strategic products in a broad range of industries, including digital media and services, semiconductor, and consumer electronics.

Prior to AliveCor, Alfred was Principle Product Manager with Alexa Voice Service (AVS) at Amazon, where he worked with technology partners to develop signal processing and voice recognition solutions for Alexa-enabled devices. He has also brought leading human interface technologies to market as Director of Product Marketing at Synaptics. Alfred received his engineering degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

John Maley

Chief Financial Officer

John Maley has guided emerging, high-growth tech companies in financial and operational matters for over 20 years. He has worked in both the digital media and medical device industries with numerous venture-backed start-ups. Prior to joining AliveCor in 2015, John worked at Kranz and Associates in interim CFO consulting roles, assisting numerous Silicon Valley start-up companies. During his tenure at Kranz and Associates, John supported numerous debt and equity financing transactions from Series A through Series C preferred transactions, several venture debt transactions, five acquisitions, 409a valuations, and audits.

John also served as Chief Financial Officer for Corazon, where he raised more than $20 million in preferred debt and equity financings, culminating in the sale of its intellectual property to a division of Johnson and Johnson. Previously, John was Director of Finance at eGroups (Yahoo! Groups), where he helped manage a merger transaction and S-1 filing for the company. He also was instrumental in eGroups’ $450 million sale to Yahoo in October 2000. John received his CPA with Ernst & Young, serving in their Boston, Palo Alto, and London offices.

Brian Clarke

General Counsel

Brian Clarke brings more than 20 years of legal experience to his role as General Counsel at AliveCor. Throughout his career, Brian has advised and supported executive staff and board members for publicly traded and privately held companies. He has extensive subject matter experience in transactions, licensing, privacy (HIPAA & GDPR), security compliance (SOC2 & ISO27001), regulatory, M&A, financings, and IP procurement and enforcement.

Prior to AliveCor, Brian was a founding partner at Clarke IP Law. He also served as Director of Intellectual Property at both Accuray Incorporated and NeoGuide Systems, Inc. Brian has worked for several marquee Silicon Valley IP law firms advising clients in patent litigation, portfolio development, strategic patent analysis, IP due diligence, transaction negotiations, and agreement drafting. Brian received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

Board of Directors

Vinod Khosla

Founder, Khosla Ventures and Co-Founder, Sun Microsystems

Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures, a firm focused on the growth and development of technology and energy companies. Khosla was formerly a General Partner at Kleiner Perkins and co-founder of Sun Microsystems. Khosla Ventures was recently named the top VC investor in healthcare in 2019.

Nigel Blakeway

CEO & Chairman, Omron Management Center of Americas

Nigel Blakeway is the CEO and Chairman of Omron Management Center of Americas. Prior to his tenure at Omron, Blakeway held positions at Panasonic Corporation and Phillips Components, Inc.

Ranndy Kellogg

President & CEO, Omron Healthcare

Ranndy Kellogg is the President and CEO of Omron Healthcare, Inc. Under his leadership, Omron has seen significant development in groundbreaking heart health technologies and formed strategic partnerships that have driven innovation on a global scale. Prior to his position at Omron, Kellogg held executive positions in marketing at Baxter International and CR Bard.

Sebastian Thrun

CEO, Kitty Hawk Corporation and Chairman & Co-Founder, Udacity

Sebastian Thrun is the CEO of Kitty Hawk Corporation, an American electric aircraft manufacturer. Thrun is also a Chairman and Co-Founder of Udacity, an educational organization offering online courses in programming, data science, and more. Thrun’s previous roles include Vice President at Google, where he founded Google X and Google’s self-driving car team.

Ryan Phillips

Principal, WP Global Partners

Ryan Phillips serves as Principal at WP Global Partners, where he is involved in sourcing and investment diligence for private equity funds, secondaries, co-investments and portfolio management. Before his tenure at WP Global Partners, Phillips worked at Alternative Investment Products at Envestnet Asset Management as head of product management and due diligence.

Kristina Simmons

Chief of Staff, Khosla Ventures

Kristina Simmons is the Chief of Staff at Khosla Ventures, focusing on industries that can be positively impacted by technology, including health, agriculture, food, and transportation. Prior to Khosla Ventures, Simmons was an adviser and consultant for several startups and a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz.

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