Rick comes from a Spinal Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery background. He is Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Calgary. His past experience includes leadership roles within hospital and health care systems, and within university settings. Rick has co-founded, nurtured and grown a number of health-related businesses, and leads Vivametrica as President and CEO.
Christy is an exercise scientist and physiologist with expertise in the relationship between physical activity and health. She is a past Visiting Associate Professor at the Wearable Health Lab at Stanford University, leading the field in the study of wearable technology and analytics in medicine. Christy has a PhD in Rehabilitation Medicine, and has focused her career around measurement of physical activity, and promoting exercise as medicine for clinical populations. She is particularly interested in the capabilities of wearable technology for promoting lifestyle behaviour change.
Dr. Matt SmuckCo-founder and Chief Scientific Advisor
Matt is an entrepreneurial physician, educator and researcher at Stanford University, where he is Chief of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. His research interests lie in the application of mobile technologies to musculoskeletal care, and he is a pioneer in the new field of objective tracking of physical performance in musculoskeletal diseases. This work has given Matt unique insights into the capabilities and future potential of wearable technologies, and he is passionate about bringing their full potential to bear.
Meet Our Team
Our team draws from a rich diversity of backgrounds with broad range of skill sets and expertise. As a lean tech in the early growth phase, we work hard to optimize resources and work collaboratively.
Fred Tavan is Global Head of Reinsurance and Insurance Risk & Research at Sun Life. He has worked at some of the world’s largest Insurance Companies, Consulting firms, and global Reinsurance players. He has held positions of increasing responsibility in risk management, reinsurance, mergers and acquisitions, capital management, pricing, planning, forecasting, valuation, taxation and modelling systems.
He has worked in Individual, Group and Wealth Management lines of business spanning over Canadian, US, UK, and International markets. He is an expert on optimizing Sun Life’s global insurance risk portfolio through internal and external reinsurance as well as alternative risk transfer technologies. He has done extensive research on longevity risk and is Sun Life’s expert in this area.
He is also a key member of both the risk appetite and ORSA capital teams developing leading edge ERM quantification tools at Sun Life Financial. He is the global leader of the Sun Life Insurance Research Lab which includes a team of Data Scientists and Data Mining experts working with Actuaries and Doctors.
He has oversight responsibilities for the Corporate Underwriting and Corporate Medical functions. He has also been Chief Risk Officer and the Chief Actuary for SLF US in a prior role where he was responsible for the leadership of a community of over 130 Actuaries.
Shaheel is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor who got his start at the age of eight working in a variety of family businesses. In addition to his position as Executive in Residence for ICT and Energy Technology sectors and Program Director for TEC’s T-Squared Accelerator, Shaheel serves as a board member at Login Radius, a high growth SaaS company.
Shaheel has been CEO of construction software company Element Solutions, CEO of CodeBaby Software, Director of Business Development for Trilogy Software (USA), and Strategist at McKinsey & Company, driving the launch and rollout of one of Canada’s first online banking institutions. Under Shaheel’s leadership, Codebaby Software was named a Top Ten Fast Growth Company in Alberta.
Shaheel also served as Chairman of the A100 Tech Entrepreneurs, a group dedicated to mentoring the next generation of tech entrepreneurs. He holds an MBA from Harvard in Entrepreneurial Finance and International Business, and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta.
In his spare time Shaheel enjoys playing Wallyball (you read that right), spending time with his wife and children, and volunteering in the community.
Since 2007 Bill has been head of health Greater China at Munich Re in Beijing. In this role he is responsible for all health reinsurance and related healthcare business development activities in Greater China, Mongolia and the Western Pacific.
He holds a Master’s Degree in International Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations. He has over 30 years of international healthcare related experience, and over 10 years health insurance experience in China. Prior to joining Munich Re Beijing in 2007, Bill was responsible as Assistant General Manager for Munich Re’s wholly owned subsidiary, MedNet UAE in Dubai. He managed the Claims, Medical Call Center, Utilization Review and Provider Relations and Contracting units as well as worked on special projects regarding large business development issues.