Sridhar Iyengar

CEO & Founder

A serial entrepreneur in connected medical devices and wearables, Sridhar is focused on strategy and management at Elemental Machines. Previously, Sridhar was a founder and director of Misfit, makers of elegant wearable products, which was acquired by Fossil in 2015. Prior to Misfit, he founded AgaMatrix, a blood glucose monitoring company that made the world’s first medical device connecting directly to the iPhone. AgaMatrix shipped 15+ FDA-cleared medical products, 2B+ biosensors, 6M+ glucose meters, with partnerships with Apple, Sanofi, and Walgreens. Sridhar holds over 30 US and international patents and received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar. Beyond Elemental Machines, Sridhar has been known to run 13.1 miles on occasion and has sometimes been spotted on stage behind a wall of drums.

Gary Tsai

Founder & Principal Engineer

Responsible for the technical architecture of the Elemental Suite, Gary is a technology enthusiast who enjoys connecting things. Prior to founding Elemental Machines, Gary ran the firmware engineering team for AgaMatrix, the blood glucose monitoring company that designed and built the world’s first medical device connecting directly to the iPhone. Prior to AgaMatrix, Gary worked on real-time operating systems for digital cross-connect systems at Tellabs. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. When not reading man pages for command line tools, Gary is always on the lookout for new bowls of ramen and Lego sets.

Liang Hoe

Director, Data Science & Integration

Liang leads Elemental Machines’ product-leveraged services business, including data science and integration projects, as well as partnerships. Before joining Elemental Machines, he was Head of Strategic Partnerships at R65 Labs, a digital health startup. Previously, Liang was the Senior Partnership Manager for Digital Health at Apple, advising hundreds of developers building software on the iOS and Mac OS platforms in the medical, clinical and research markets. Earlier, Liang led successful commercialization projects at Beckman Coulter, Aclara Biosciences and Life Technologies. Liang has a B.S. in Biology and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship, both from Santa Clara University. When not nerding out on the latest flashy piece of tech hardware, he enjoys exploring state and national parks with his two young daughters (and incessantly documenting it with the aforementioned latest piece of tech).

Allison Parker

Sales & Marketing

Leading sales and marketing for Elemental Machines, Allison brings more than 20 years of high tech corporate and product marketing experience to the company. She joined Elemental Machines from Digital Lumens, where she built their position as the leader in the intelligent LED lighting category, and has worked in previous corporate and product marketing roles with Microsoft Startup Labs, 170 Systems, Software.com (OpenWave), Narrative Communications and IBM/Lotus Development Corporation. Allison holds a BA in English from Boston University. Beyond her day job, Allison catches as much live music as possible and is always on the lookout for excellent chocolate.

John Sakalowsky

Director, Product & Design

With a focus on the intersection of the digital and physical, John leads the product design and user experience teams at Elemental Machines. His multifaceted career includes user research and synthesis, product innovation and interaction design across app design, product design, service design and design strategy for consumer electronics products, fitness, mobile and automotive systems, smart toys, video games and enterprise and desktop software. Prior to joining Elemental Machines, John was Chief Product Officer at Flyp, a mobile app that lets you use multiple numbers on your smartphone. Previously, he was Director of User Experience at Bose Corporation, where he launched VideoWave television, SoundTouch WiFi music systems, and SoundLink mobile Bluetooth speakers, among other projects. A graduate of Wesleyan University, John holds a BA in English (Creative Writing) and French Literature. Beyond his design work, John is an avid athlete and writer.

Robert Pemberton

Sales Director

Robert brings more than 20 years of sales experience in healthcare technology, and is passionate about new innovations that transform industries. He joined Elemental Machines from Intuitive Surgical, where he was working to revolutionize surgery through the use of robotic technology. Previously, he held sales, sales leadership and market development positions with leading healthcare companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon Endo-Surgery and Merck. Robert holds a BS in Clinical Laboratory Sciences from the University of Massachusetts, and completed his Executive MBA at St. Joseph’s University. In addition to his role at Elemental Machines, Robert is an avid youth coach for multiple sports including basketball, soccer and lacrosse and enjoys free time boating and fishing, too.

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