ADVISORY BOARD

Steve Eyl

Mr. Eyl is Executive Vice President of Colorado-based Heska Corporation (NASDAQ: HSKA), a leading diagnostic instrument and service provider to the animal health industry, focusing on commercial operations.

 

Prior to Heska, Mr. Eyl served as President and COO of privately held, Carlsbad, CA-based Sound Technologies from 2000 to its successful sale to VCA-Antech (NASDAQ: WOOF) in 2004. During that time the medical device company, which specializes in animal health diagnostics, grew from $5 million in revenue to $23 million. Upon the completion of the sale, Mr. Eyl continued as President of the newly formed Medical Technologies Division of VCA and drove the growth of the division to $70 million in revenue with customers in over 25 countries. Earlier positions in his career included various management positions with Toshiba Medical Systems and Cerner Corporation.

 

Mr. Eyl has been active in the San Diego area as an Entrepreneur in Residence with the Connect Springboard program and has served on advisory panels for San Diego State’s EntrepreneurialManagement Center.

 

Mr. Eyl earned a BS in Business Administration from Indiana University where he was also a member of their NCAA National Championship basketball team in 1987.

David Schuster

Mr. Schuster is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in healthcare and technology startups. He possesses solid strategic management and corporate development experience in the software development, mobile application development, and web industries. He has spent the last decade working domestically and internationally developing strategies, partnerships and fundraising programs for both startup and NASDAQ organizations.  
 
Mr. Schuster is the co-founder and CEO of NudgeRx, Inc., a healthcare IT company focused on preventing hospital readmissions using web, mobile, and nurse services to monitor and manage patients after being discharged from the hospital. NudgeRx has had a very successful IRB approved study/pilot program exceeding the expected improvements in patient care and cost reduction at the pilot site. 
 
Prior to launching NudgeRx, he was Managing Director of Galt Strategy, LLC where he worked as a consultant helping build concierge healthcare and addiction treatment programs and services.  In this role he helped doctors and other treatment providers define their business models, launch companies, and establish procedures for controlling expenses.  Before Galt, Mr. Schuster was the VP of Corporate Development at Hythiam, Inc. where he was responsible for developing and launching Hythiam’s “Catasys” disease management program, establishing the international operations, and building the company-managed multidisciplinary treatment center.  Earlier, Mr. Schuster was one of the initial employees at LifeMaster Supportive Selfcare, a pioneering company in disease management. 

 

Mr. Schuster received his BS in Business Administration from Marquette University.

Shawn Sugarman

Mr. Sugarman is a 27-year executive who has served in numerous CEO roles. He is currently President of Pellisari, LLC, a start-up consumer electronic company making Italian design audio equipment.

 

Mr. Sugarman was recently CEO of Evolution Fresh a California based fresh juice business acquired in November 2011 by Starbucks. In this role, Sugarman secured private equity financing to install and successfully commercialize the first large-scale high pressure processed juice facility in the US. Prior roles include CEO of Sonance, a leader in custom whole-home audio solutions; President of Odwalla, Inc, a super-premium juice and smoothie company; and President of Minute Maid Canada, a division of The Coca-Cola Company whjere Sugarman spent the first 19 years of his career with The Coca-Cola Company in various financial and general management positions.

 

Mr. Sugarman holds a BA in Economics from Principia College and an MBA from the University of Texas.

Joe Sullivan

Mr. Sullivan has been active in the San Diego technology community for more than twenty years as a private investor and strategic advisor to entrepreneurial companies.

 

In 1980 Mr. Sullivan was a founding principal of Flextronics (NASDAQ:FLEX), a leading electronic manufacturing services company headquartered in Silicon Valley. He retired as CEO in 1993 when the company had reached $200 million in revenue, with 1,000 employees in the U.S. and Asia. Today Flextronics operates on four continents with approximately 150,000

employees and annual revenues in the range of $24 billion. Prior to Flextronics, Mr. Sullivan was a marketing executive with Seagram Wine Company.

 

Mr. Sullivan, a San Diego native, earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School after serving as an engineering officer in the US Navy. He is a graduate of San Diego State University where he served on the Board of Advisors for the Entrepreneurial Management Center.

 

Mr. Sullivan is past president of the Del Mar Foundation and a former board member of the Del Mar Television Foundation. He was a leader in fundraising campaigns for the Del Mar Library, the Powerhouse Community Center and Del Mar Shores Community Park.