ARDVRK hasPowerful 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. All told, we’ve garnered more than 125 awards for our work within the healthcare and life sciences industries.
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 Global 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 general management, sales and marketing, business development for Amersham International (GE-Biosciences,) and ICI.
Chief Executive Officer
Mark has extensive executive management experience across the healthcare and life sciences sector. He is the former CEO of Pinscriptive, a healthcare technology and analytics start-up, and was Corporate VP of Market Access at Walgreens, where he ran the company’s $45 billion Pharmacy, Health and Wellness business unit. Prior to his tenure at Walgreens, Mark also held several global and US Commercial executive leader roles at AstraZeneca, and formerly served as a Managing Director in Accenture’s Health and Life Science Practice.
Co-Founder & Head of Operations and Technology
Mike has over 23 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.
Director of Engineering
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.
Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer
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.
It may seem like a cliché, but at ARDVRK we truly do “leave our egos at the door.” In our ongoing pursuit of new AR and VR solutions, we welcome coaching, mentorship, and insights from our accomplished advisors and board members. We have selected a multi-dimensional team of experts who are not afraid to challenge our ideas and share their own — to ensure everything we do sets the standard for quality and customer satisfaction.
Jim Blascovich PhD
AR | VR Tech Advisor
Stuart Alderoty J.D.
Business, Legal Advisor