management

 
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Chief Executive Officer

JEFFREY ROH, MD, MBA, MSc.

Dr. Roh serves as the Director of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute and Chairman of Swedish Hospital’s Integrated Spine Program. He has over 15 years of experience as an inventor, angel investor, and serial entrepreneur and holds multiple patents through the USPTO. Dr. Roh earned his M.Sc. from Columbia University, MBA from University of Washington, and M.D. from Medical College of Wisconsin.

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President & Chief Legal Officer

MARK HAN, Esq.

Mr. Han specializes in intellectual property law with an emphasis on strategic portfolio development, investment due diligence, and commercialization of IP.

Mr. Han previously served as Senior IP Counsel at Intellectual Ventures where his team was responsible for managing all aspects of prosecution and asset maintenance for one of the world’s largest patent portfolios, with more than 30,000 assets and over $6 billion in investor capital.

Before joining Intellectual Ventures, Mr. Han practiced intellectual property law for over 10 years representing clients such as Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, STMicroelectronics, and Seagate.

Mr. Han earned his BSEE and JD degrees from the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the Washington State Bar and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Strategist

JUN HONG, MBA

Mr. Hong is an international investment banking executive with over 30 years of experience. Centered on equities, he has experience in the U.S. and Asian markets, as well as the buy-side and sell-side of investment banking. He has been involved in three business start-ups and two restructurings. Mr. Hong received his BA and MBA from the Wharton School.

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Chief IP Officer

SIMON ROBINSON, MBA

Mr. Robinson is a Cambridge educated MBA with additional graduate degrees from UW. He has extensive business, IP monetization and strategy experience. He has completed over 150 transactions including several high profile $20M+ deals with Fortune 500 companies including a seminal $25M telecommunications deal.

 
 

our team

 
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Vice President of Operations

SUSIE KATAOKA

Ms. Kataoka’s background ranges from being a tribal missionary in the Amazon jungle to the CEO of the health tech startup, Transpara Health. She was previously the Director of Operations and Finance of a tech incubator and had successfully founded and run other businesses. Ms. Kataoka holds a B.A. from University of Washington.

 
 
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Vice President of Finance

JIMMY KIM, MBA, MRED

Mr. Kim has over 12 years of finance and investment experience, which range from working at startups to Fortune 500 companies. His broad experience include functions such as financial planning, budgeting, and management reporting. Mr. Kim received his MBA from the University of Southern California.

 
 
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Senior Paralegal

MARISOL MORETTO

Ms. Moretto has 16 years of experience managing large and small intellectual property patent and trademark portfolios for boutique and international law firms. She previously served as the Senior Administrator of Intellectual Property for Innovation Law LLP, TechLaw LLP, and AlbertDhand LLP. Ms. Moretto studied at George Mason University.

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Director of New Client Services

AMY CHEN

Ms. Chen has 7 years of experience as a Bioengineer and Scientist, most recently at Verily Life Sciences (formerly Google Life Sciences). She has experience driving innovative diagnostic platforms (R&D), product management, and technology commercialization in the healthcare space. She holds a B.S. in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley and a Masters in Applied Bioengineering from University of Washington.

 
 
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Associate

ALBERT CHOI, MBA

Mr. Choi has extensive experience in consulting and data-driven strategy, previously for Samsung Electronics, Accenture, and various startups. He earned his MBA from Boston University with a concentration in Finance, Strategy & Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, where his studies focused on private equity and venture capital. Mr. Choi also holds a B.S. from Vanderbilt University.

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Marketing Associate

EMEKA ALOZIE

Mr. Alozie has experience in consulting, marketing, finance, and business development working for early-stage startups to Fortune 50 companies such as BNP Paribas. As a marketer and business developer he has supported the launch of multiple emerging companies such as Social Chain, Intellectual Ventures spinout Xinova, and a stealth-phased emerging technologies incubator. He earned his BBA from Emory University Goizueta Business School in Finance and Entrepreneurship.

 
 

advisors

 
 
 
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Senior Advisor & Chief Technologist

DESNEY TAN, PhD

Mr. Tan is the Managing Director of Microsoft Healthcare and a seasoned executive who has built and run multidisciplinary global innovation teams – leveraging expertise in hardware and devices, applied machine learning and artificial intelligence, as well as human-computer interaction to make an impact in areas such as autonomous navigation, entertainment and consumer products, as well as health and life sciences. At Microsoft, Tan is currently responsible for developing health data infrastructure, delivering AI-based healthcare solutions, and creating relevant new medical data through novel devices and multi-omics technologies. Tan also serves as Affiliate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. His expertise aligns closely with the mission of IntuitiveX to help entrepreneurs overcome the many obstacles innate to healthcare commercialization.

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Advisor

SEUNG-HOON LEE

Seung-Hoon Lee is a seasoned Internet and Telecommunications executive, professor, entrepreneur and consultant with more than 20 years of experience in business development, M&A, marketing, and product strategy.

After working as a management consultant for Monitor Group, AT Kearney, and Marketing Lab., Professor Lee served as the head of SK Com's Cyworld Business Division, Nate.com Head, SK Telecom Internet Strategy Division and Wireless Portal Division, Interpark Representative, and CJ Group Management Research Institute.

As a professor, his lectures cover internet platforms such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple along with new Internet platforms such as Uber and Airbnb. His passion for companies that leverage the internet to create new and disruptive business models has allowed him to help various firms to develop strategies in e-commerce, content and Internet application businesses. Most notably, he served as a strategic advisor to the Chairman of CJ Group, one of Korea's largest conglomerates.

Professor Lee graduated from Seoul National University, Department of International Economics and earned his MBA at UC Berkeley.

 
 
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Advisor

MICHAEL RIDGEWAY, MBA

Michael is a Relationship Manager with 25 years of professional investment and capital markets experience. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific Wealth Management, Michael spent 19 years as a Founding Partner and Senior Investment Committee member at The Hedge Fund, Steelhead Partners. He earned his MBA and B.A. in Finance from Seattle University.

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Advisor

JOSH CHUNG, MBA

Mr. Chung is a certified public accountant with almost 20 years of experience in providing the management advisory and attestation services primarily with KPMG to a variety of domestic and international based companies in accordance with strict requirements. He earned his MBA from the University of Houston.

 
 

board of directors

 
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Board Chair

JEFFREY ROH, MD, MBA, MSc.

Dr. Roh serves as the Director of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute and Chairman of Swedish Hospital’s Integrated Spine Program. He has over 15 years of experience as an inventor, angel investor, and serial entrepreneur and holds multiple patents through the USPTO. Dr. Roh earned his M.Sc. from Columbia University, MBA from University of Washington, and M.D. from Medical College of Wisconsin.

 
 
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ANDY CHOI, MBA

Mr. Choi has over 20 years of experience in product development and commercialization in the medical device industry, taking ideas to commercialization. He has held executive positions at startups and Fortune 500 companies, including nearly a decade at Stryker Spine and Orthopedics. Mr. Choi earned his MBA from Rutgers University and received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley.

 
 
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MARK HAN, Esq.

Mr. Han specializes in intellectual property law with an emphasis on strategic portfolio development, investment due diligence, and commercialization of IP.

Mr. Han previously served as Senior IP Counsel at Intellectual Ventures where his team was responsible for managing all aspects of prosecution and asset maintenance for one of the world’s largest patent portfolios, with more than 30,000 assets and over $6 billion in investor capital.

Before joining Intellectual Ventures, Mr. Han practiced intellectual property law for over 10 years representing clients such as Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, STMicroelectronics, and Seagate.

Mr. Han earned his BSEE and JD degrees from the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the Washington State Bar and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

 
 
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CHARLES CHANG

Mr. Chang formed Accolade, Inc. in April of 2000 and then Susterra EnVision as an affiliate of Accolade to find solutions to reduce the factors contributing to global warming. Prior to Accolade, Charles was the Managing Director at Deutsche Bank Korea. Charles earned his MS from Dartmouth and B.A. in Economics from UC Berkeley.

 
 
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TOM SHIN, MBA

Mr. Shin is a partner in Bain & Company's Seoul office and the leader of Bain's Organization practice in Korea. With more than 25 years of industry and consulting experience, both in the United States and Korea, He has advised clients in a broad range of industries. Mr. Shin holds an MBA from University of Chicago and graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University with a BA in Economics.