Carlo Perez, CEO and co-founder
Carlo Perez is an engineer and entrepreneur, passionate about delivering designs and transformative technologies that put empathy into action. Raised by a father who was a trained engineer and a mother who worked as a nurse, Carlo spent seven years in R&D at Advanced Micro Devices Inc., where his research focused on industry-leading 3D graphics hardware. In 2009, after a year of hitchhiking, Carlo found a calling teaching post-graduate engineering at Humber College, covering subjects that ranged from RF technology to advanced robotics. During this time, he explored novel applications of state-of-the-art visioning technology with his future Swift Medical co-founders – a path that led them to wound care. Today, after three short years, Swift Medical is the category leader in digital wound care management, used in over 1,000 facilities to monitor over 100,000 beds across North America.
Dr. Sheila Wang, Chief medical officer and co-founder
Sheila Wang is an award-winning scientist and innovator whose work on wound care management during her medical training set the founding direction for Swift Medical Inc. As an academic, she has been awarded 18 fellowships and scholarships worth more than $240,000. Her career accolades include the 2018 Prix Excelsior from the Fédération des médecins résidents du Québec and the American Academy of Dermatology Resident/Fellow Quality Improvement Award.
After earning a PhD in chemistry from the University of Toronto, Sheila won a £100,000 Royal Society Newton International Fellowship to Oxford University. Sheila and her team at Oxford developed and patented a technology for screening drug molecules – an innovation that led to a spin-off company. Following her post-doctoral studies in Oxford, Sheila returned to Canada to begin her career in medicine at the University of Toronto. She graduated in 2015 and is now a dermatology resident at McGill University in Montreal. With more than 16 peer-reviewed publications, Sheila is also a reviewer for the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery and International Wound Journal.
Justin Allport, Chief engineer and co-founder
An aerospace engineer by training, Justin brings more than 14 years of experience in spacecraft, machine-vision, and robotics to his work at Swift Medical. Prior to co-founding Swift Medical, Justin worked at MDA for over a decade where he was part of the team responsible for developing path-tracking and vision algorithms for Mars Rover prototypes, and dynamics and controls for the Canadarm2 on the International Space Station. In addition to product development, Justin, in his role as Chief Engineer at Swift Medical, is also responsible for meeting product regulatory requirements, validation, and compliance.
Yunghan Au, Vice president of medical affairs
Dr. Yunghan Au has over twenty years of experience in life science and healthcare including the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical diagnostic industries and in academia; in roles including medical affairs, research and development, market access, health economics and outcomes research and sales. He has worked for GSK, Abbvie, Lilly, and Thermo Fisher Scientific. He also held a postdoctoral position at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. He has experience disease areas including wound care, oncology, respiratory medicine, infectious disease and men’s health.
Yunghan oversees the formation of clinical studies and outcomes research at Swift Medical, assessing clinical, economic, administrative impact, and proving the properties of product features. He holds a PhD from the University of London, and MBA from University of Cambridge, and undergraduate degree from Imperial College London.
Amy Cassata RN, WCC, Vice president of clinical operations
Amy has 15 years of experience as a post-acute care nurse in Chicago, Illinois, with her last six years as director of clinical operations at a multiple site, multiple state organization. She uses this experience to ensure that Swift Medical’s products are purpose-built for clinicians.
Amy started her career as a Nurse providing rehabilitation services in various hospital and skilled nursing settings. Since then, she has gained over 15 years of clinical experience while overseeing departmental budgets, clinical operations, staffing resources and major EHR configurations in a wide range of healthcare facilities and projects. Amy has helped multiple organizations transition from traditional, paper-based record keeping and documentation systems to fully electronic, online EHRs. Given her practical nursing background, Amy understands the possible barriers to the adoption of digital solutions and works to ensure that administrators and providers are fully satisfied with clinical workflows and training. As a result, Amy works to bring increased cost-savings and clinical efficiency to all projects ultimately driving enhanced care delivery from providers and improved experiences for patients.
Amy’s unique blend of clinical skills and digital implementation knowledge has helped her transform facilities into world-class leaders in the adoption of digital health innovations like Skin and Wound.
Edwin Liang, CTO and co-founder
An architect, engineer and entrepreneur, Edwin has extensive experience at the technology helm, building products, companies and enterprise platform strategies. He has successfully taken platforms from startup to enterprise scale and brings deep knowledge to mobile development, api strategy and security compliance. In his current role, Edwin builds on more than 10 years of experience including roles at IBM managing product development, infrastructure, and security compliance, as well as business analysis and project management. He has particular expertise working with clients in the finance and manufacturing industries.
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