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.

ARDVRK Leadership

To make our vision a reality, we’ve assembled an award-winning team of storytellers, engineers, medical specialists, and artists. 

John O’Brien

Founder

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.

Mike O’Brien

Co-Founder & Head of Product Development

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.

Paul Jahn

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.

Chris McClellan

Head of Technology

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 Lambert, PMP

Chief of Staff & Director of Project Management

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

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.

Elgar Peerschke

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.

 James Lovett J.D.

James Lovett currently is COO of Myoderm, a company that provides clinical trial supply services. Previously, James was SVP and served on the Executive Committee of Covance Inc. (a leading CRO) for 14 years, where he was General Counsel and also carried P&L responsibility for three different Covance business units. James serves on the Board of Directors of Global ID and on the Board of Trustees of the Wistar Institute. He previously served on the Board of Directors of BioClinica Inc. (another clinical trial services company).

Warren Thaler

Warren is a private investor and former President of Gund Investment Corporation, where for 27 years he managed the investment capital of Gordon Gund and his family. He currently serves on the board of AlignTechnology, the maker of “Invisalign”, and several other early stage privately held healthcare companies as well as serves as Vice Chair of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Warren previously was on the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Gund Arena Company.

 

 

The ARDVRK Advisors

Jim Blascovich PhD

AR/VR Tech Advisor

Stuart Alderoty J.D.

Legal Advisor

Mark Lelinski

Business Advisor

Bill Mezzanotte  M.D

Clinical Advisor

 Bill Kinnelly    

 Saas Advisor

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