ARDVRK has Powerful DNA
ARDVRK’s Visionary Team Emerged
from the Life Sciences Industry
Unlike other AR/VR developers who work within many different industries, ARDVRK is relentlessly focused on our sole vision: Better health. Visualized.
We’re uniquely qualified to fulfill that vision. Our entire senior management team has made its mark as commercial and clinical leaders in the life sciences industry.
We are acutely aware of the challenges inherent to building successful brands, drilling down complex science, and measuring evidence and outcomes.
Together, our combined experience enables us to approach medical simulation technology from an insider’s perspective. We know the business…we know the players…and we know what it takes to develop powerful new solutions in clinical and patient education.
To make our vision a reality, we’ve assembled an award-winning team of storytellers, engineers, medical specialists, and artists.
Elgar has been on the BOD since 1/1/17 and has over 25 years in healthcare. He has held global leadership positions in the healthcare practices of both McKinsey & Company and Bain & Company. Most recently he was SVP of Customer Relations and President, Advisory Services at IQVIA, a leading clinical research and data organization. Elgar currently works with select healthcare startups and sits on several private company boards.
Mike has over 30 years of gaming, film and pharmaceutical industry experience. His past roles include developing ecosystems for gaming analysis; online and direct marketing; and sales for companies such as Viacom, Activision, Paramount, and Nickelodeon. Immediately prior to becoming Chief of Operations at ARDVRK, Mike spent 13 years in sales with AstraZeneca.
Dr. Jahn has nearly 30 years’ experience as a Harvard Medical School Fellowship trained Interventional Radiologist. He has held academic appointments at Harvard Medical School, Monmouth Medical Center, University of Hawaii Medical School, and University of North Dakota Medical School. Dr. Jahn has also served as both the Vice President and President of the North Dakota Medical Association.
Chris is an AR / VR software developer specialist with background expertise in 3D technology and visual effects. While studying computer engineering at university, Chris started an organization called Makers Club to foster student projects in app development, game development, web development, 3D printing, and programming hardware. Applying his lifelong focus in 3D, he now uses augmented reality to pioneer new health science technology.
Tony has over 30 years of successful Project Management experience delivering customer centric products and services across a diverse array of leading edge technologies. As ARDVRK’s Chief of Staff and Project Management, Tony plans and directs administrative, financial and operations tasks with focus on timelines, risk management, product delivery, quality and client relationship management.
ARDVRK Board of Directors
Co-founder & Chairman
John has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, biochemical and life sciences sectors. He recently retired after 23 years of service at AstraZeneca, where he finished his career as Senior Vice President of Portfolio Investments. While at AstraZeneca he also served as VP of Oncology-US, and had P&L responsibility for a $1 billion business unit. In addition, John has held executive positions in international general management, sales and marketing, business development for Amersham International (GE-Biosciences,) and ICI.
The ARDVRK Advisors
Jim Blascovich PhD
Stuart Alderoty J.D.
Bill Mezzanotte M.D
AR/VR Tech Advisor
Distinguished Professor at UCSB / Author of Infinite Reality
Executive Vice-President, General Counsel – CIT Group
Global Life Sciences Commercial Executive
Executive Vice President, Head of R&D at CSL Behring
Global Practice Lead – Banking Technology
Jim Blascovich PhD
AR/VR Tech AdvisorDistinguished Professor at UCSB / Author of Infinite Reality
Stuart Alderoty J.D.
Chief General Counsel – Ripple
Vice President Global Commercial Strategy & Planning at Gilead Sciences
Bill Mezzanotte M.D.
Clinical AdvisorExecutive Vice President, Head of R&D at CSL Behiring
Global Practice Lead