Greg Merril, Co-Founder & CEO: Has served as the founding CEO for three VC-backed fast growth wellness and medical product companies. His medical products have won BusinessWeek’s “Best Product Design of the Year,” and Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New” and his success story is now part of the National Museum of American History’s permanent research collection on Innovation in Information Technology. He is an author on numerous peer reviewed technical papers and an inventor with seventeen issued patents. He served as invited guest editor for the Proceedings of the IEEE Special Issue on Virtual and Augmented Reality in Medicine. He served as Principal Investigator on numerous federally funded research grants and as a referee/reviewer for government-sponsored and non-profit grants related to medical informatics and virtual reality technologies. As founding CEO of HT Medical Systems he led the Company through a $42 million merger with Immersion Corp (NASDAQ: IMMR). He was recognized as Regional E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year (‘07).
Sam Medile, Co-Founder & Director: A University of Maryland scholarship football athlete ‘80. Gained first-hand knowledge of both giving and receiving sports concussions. 30+ years of business experience — founded a valet parking company that grew to $180 million/year in sales and 6,500 employees in over 40 cities. Plays an active role at the University of Maryland Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship and is an active angel investor. Youth football coach. Parent of a youth football player.
Charles Mann, Chairman, Football Advisory Board: A former 12-year veteran of the National Football League; 3-time Super Bowl Champion, 4-time NFL Pro Bowl Player and a proud member of the 70 All-Time Great Washington Redskins. He serves as a member of the Arena Football League’s Concussion Working Group and has served as Chairman of the Inova Alexandria Hospital Quality Committee. He has been involved with the National Kidney Foundation, United Way and the Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities, The Border Babies Foundation, the “Read to Achieve Program”, “Why School is Cool” Program, The Metropolitan Boys and Girls Clubs, Children’s Hospital, The Children’s Cancer Foundation and President Clinton’s National Service Initiative Committee.
Neal Lieberman, Vice President, Sales & Marketing: An entrepreneur at both big and small companies for over 20 years, Neal recently sold Gifford’s Ice Cream & Candy, Co., a regional ice cream manufacturer that he grew from one ice cream store in 2004 into a retail wholesale regional brand with multiple stores, over 250 wholesale food service customers, and over 400 grocery store customers.
Prior to acquiring Gifford’s, Neal spent 8 years at Discovery Channel, where as Vice President, Licensing, he licensed all of Discovery’s brands and properties across multiple industries and distribution channels. Before joining Discovery, Neal was the Director of Marketing for Bally’s Total Fitness, a national health club chain with over 325 health clubs nationwide.
Neal has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Tufts University and a Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland with his wife and three children.