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Power Moves: Healthtech startup InnaMed gets a director of hardware engineering

Plus, hires for Gopuff's cybersecurity team, CareAlign and Aro Biotherapeutics, and University City Science Center gains two board members.

Nick McGill.

(Courtesy photo)

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Healthtech startup InnaMed has brought on Nick McGill as its director of hardware engineering, after he spent seven years with the recently merged product design firm Bresslergroup.

In his new role, McGill will be leading the development of both firmware and electronic hardware for InnaMed’s product, HomeLab, an internet-connected, at-home blood testing device. The product aims to decentralize data collection for clinical trials and digital health telemedicine services as well as improve patient compliance to blood parameter monitoring.

The company was cofounded by University of Pennsylvania bioengineering grads Anup Singh and Eshwar Inapuri in 2016. McGill is also a Penn grad, and in 2013 was part of the student team that built the Titan Arm, an award-winning, low-cost robotic arm.

McGill told Technical.ly he will be interfacing with both the mechanical engineering and product design efforts and will be conducting hardware engineering planning and development. He will also work with the director of software engineering on how to safely handle data between the InnaMed HomeLab device and the backend.

As InnaMed — a 2017 Y Combinator alum — grows, McGill will be charged with hiring more firmware and electronic hardware engineers. (Check out some open roles here.) His new role won’t be too different than his previous at Bresslergroup, he said.

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“There are the common hard skills that bring a napkin sketch to life as a product — architecting complex electromechanical systems, designing the minutiae of analog circuits, and programming robust embedded firmware,” McGill said. “Both companies move quickly, testing out new features and methods, retaining what works and jettisoning the underperformers. Both roles present challenging and exciting work.”

But at InnaMed, McGill said, he will have a bigger hand in crafting the product’s design and direction, and in developing the team of electrical and firmware engineers  — “something I’m very much looking forward to.”

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James Green. (Courtesy photo)

CareAlign (formerly TrekIt Health), the HIPAA compliant task management system for health care providers, has welcomed James Green as its chief operating officer. He previously worked as a strategic advisor for 10 months alongside CEO Subha Airan-Javia to grow both the team and the client base, the company said.

Green has led five startups to successful exits including a previous stint at Magnetic, where he grew the company from $1 to $100 million in revenue before it was sold to Deloitte Digital, according to CareAlign. He started his career working for Steve Jobs at Pixar Animation Studios where he ran marketing and new business development.

Airan-Javia said she was looking for someone who would complement the team’s skill set with sales, marketing and business development experience. It was also important to find someone who could improve care quality and outcomes as well as the clinician experience, the CEO said.

“I never thought I’d get an opportunity to be part of a software solution that has the potential to save lives,” Green said in a statement. “Since getting involved last year, and realizing that I was able to have a positive impact across in-patient and out-patient settings, it made sense to commit and join full-time.”

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Yoram Golandsky. (LinkedIn)

And yet another Power Moves for Gopuff: The Spring Garden-headquartered on-demand delivery company has brought on Yoram Golandsky as its VP and head of cybersecurity. Golandsky comes to the role after similarly leading cyber teams as Rayzone Group and Labyrinth Itd in Israel, where he is based. The company currently has a handful of cybersecurity roles at varying levels open in the U.S.

Golandsky also founded and led CSA, a cyber awareness company that provided strategic advisory on cybersecurity, crisis management and blockchain to executive teams.

“Many of you know that I am passionate about taking on challenges (I climbed the Kilimanjaro last year) and building elite security teams (Security Art, Cisco, NSO, etc.) and I could not be more excited to take on new challenges and build a world class team at Gopuff,” Golandsky wrote in a LinkedIn post.

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University City Science Center announced the election of two new board members following its 2021 annual meeting of shareholders on June 17: Christian Eusemann, VP of research and innovation at Siemens Healthineers, and Kisha Hortman Hawthorne, SVP and chief information officer at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

“The addition of Drs. Eusemann and Hawthorne to our Board of Directors reinforces and strengthens the Science Center’s expertise in facilitating the commercialization of life saving technologies,” said Tiffany Wilson, the nonprofit’s president and CEO, in a statement. “I’m delighted to work alongside our new and longstanding board members to build on the organization’s core competencies at time when innovation in the life sciences and healthcare has never been more important.”

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Aro Biotherapeutics, a Science Center-based biotech company developing tissue-targeted genetic medicines, appointed three new executives: Scott Greenberg as its COO, Jeffrey Staiger as its SVP of finance and business development, and Michael Tortorici as VP of clinical pharmacology and nonclinical development.

Greenberg had previously served as Aro’s chief business officer, while Staiger previously spent more than 13 years at Celgene and Bristol Myers Squibb in a variety of management roles. Tortorici comes to the company after most recently serving as executive director and head of clinical pharmacology at CSL Behring.

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