Humetrix has pioneered the development of innovative consumer-centered IT solutions over the past 15 years, which have been deployed around the world. Humetrix mobile applications are helping to transform healthcare by providing consumers with their own health IT systems for enhanced patient safety, care coordination and cost control.
The company’s management team and personnel, and members of its Boards of Directors and Advisors include a diverse team with deep healthcare, IT, mobile technology and entrepreneurial experience. They are committed to Humetrix’ mission to transform healthcare by empowering patients with their own health data in the palms of their hands and making them more active participants in managing the healthcare they receive.
Humetrix is a Women Business Enterprise (WBE), certified by the National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC).
Bettina Experton, M.D., M.P.H.
President & CEO
Dr. Experton has been leading Humetrix over the last 20 years on the HIT innovation path with the development of health risk appraisals, chronic care management software, and consumer-facing mobile device-based solutions which have been deployed worldwide. She is a physician trained in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Public Health, a former State of California Public Health Officer, and is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine. At Humetrix, Bettina has also conducted groundbreaking health services research on the frail elderly, and has been an important advocate of consumer-mediated exchange and Blue Button from the start, both on the policy front and in her leading Humetrix in the design and development of patient-centric mobile solutions. Dr. Experton serves on the Consumer Technology Association Health and Fitness Board.
Christopher R. Burrow, M.D.
EVP Analytics and CMO
Dr. Burrow, a physician-scientist and biotechnology executive/entrepreneur in the field of genomics and personalized medicine, has played a leading role at Humetrix in the development of the Humetrix mobile health apps as the health information data specialist working closely with the software development team. Dr. Burrow has been active on multiple BlueButton+ workgroups in the S&I Framework initiative over the past several years, and as EVP Medical Affairs is the principal data security and privacy officer within the company. Dr. Burrow trained in Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Molecular Biology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. As a faculty member first at Hopkins, and then at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Dr. Burrow was an Attending Physician in Nephrology and an internationally recognized leader in the molecular biology of kidney development.
Marie-Laure de Varennes, LLB, LLM, CFA, SFAF
Director for Humetrix Europe
After her legal studies and Masters degree specializing in the legal aspects of international finance at the London School of Economics, Marie-Laure trained in M&A, at Morgan Grenfell Plc, London, UK. She then passed the CFA and SFAF and qualified to be an equity fund manager at Gartmore Investment Management Ltd, London, under the leadership of Lord Myners. She also worked as an equity research analyst for Natwest Securities-Deutsche Bank. She brings high-level management skills and a variety of experience to Humetrix, and has been part of the leadership team since 2013, when she helped set up Humetrix Europe Ltd, incorporated in London, and from which she oversees the deployment of Humetrix technology in Europe on both government and commercial sides.
David W. Kramer, M.B.A.
Senior Vice President of Finance
Dave Kramer brings over 25 years of financial executive experience in high tech and life sciences to Humetrix. His full time Chief Financial Officer positions have included 11 years at Gen-Probe, Inc., a manufacturer and international marketer of human diagnostics products, which he helped grow from $5 million to $120 million in sales, from 1990 to 2001. Later, as CFO at two small biotechs in succession, he helped raise $38 million in venture capital for Anadys Pharmaceuticals and completed a reverse merger onto the NASDAQ for Somanta Pharmaceuticals. As an outsource CFO, Dave has worked closely with technology companies specializing in cell phone components and accessories, electronics manufacturing, and informatics software. Dave volunteers at San Diego’s CONNECT Springboard program, an incubator for start-ups, where he advises on business plans. He earned a BA with honors from Yale and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Randy Ullrich, M.B.A., B.S. Computer Science
Senior Vice President of Business Development
Mr. Ullrich brings over 25 years of software, web-applications, and mobile-applications leadership to Humetrix, with deep experience in Lean Start-Ups and Agile Methodologies. Having worked in a variety of industries (including military, healthcare, financial services, and media & entertainment) at both early-stage and mature-stage companies – including two successful M&A exits – Mr. Ullrich brings high-level management skills and a variety of experience to Humetrix, and has been part of the leadership team over the last five years that brought the award-winning Humetrix mobile health apps to market.
Stephen P. Mickelsen
Chief Application Architect
Mr. Mickelsen comes to Humetrix with over 25+ years of complex IT system development and management experience, and along with Fred McClain (see below), has been for the last three years the Mobile Architect and lead developer of award-winning Humetrix mobile health apps. Prior to joining Humetrix, Steve dedicated his IT talent to the development of successful commercial mobile applications with Boojum Mobile, Inc. Prior to that, Steve was VP of IT and Product Development at College Loan Corporation where he developed and oversaw its IT system managing $19 billion of loans. Earlier at Axeus, Steve was VP of IT Services where he led the development of the Tango Business System using large scale Internet data centers to manage advanced technology credit card terminals and registers.
Senior Software Architect
Mr. Friesz has been serving as lead software architect at Humetrix for the last 10 years. His background includes over 25 years experience in the engineering and software fields working in the defense and health information industries. While at General Dynamics he designed inflight propellant control systems for the Atlas and Centaur space boosters integrating sensors with software computer systems. Mr. Friesz also has extensive experience with field operations with the US Air Force at Vandenberg Air Force Base supporting over 28 satellites launches, analyzing data in real time and trouble shooting systems. At Lockheed Martin he served as the vehicle mission integration engineer for the Cassini interplanetary space probe working with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA. While at Humetrix, Mr. Friesz has led the development of the Netissimo smart card applications, Humetrix USB-based software platform and is a member of the Humetrix mobile health apps development team.
Mobile Application Architect
Fred McClain brings to Humetrix a 25+ year history of innovation in the computer and communication fields, and along with Steve Mickelsen (see above), has been for the last five years the Mobile Architect and developer of Humetrix’ award-winning Humetrix mobile health apps. Author of multiple patents in the fields of security and data storage, Mr. McClain’s innovations primarily involve large scale data storage applications and their secure delivery over wide area networks and mobile phone infrastructure. He was a founder of Boojum Mobile which developed successful iOS and Android apps deployed by large industries such as financial institutions. Formerly founder and CTO at SkyDesk, Fred pioneered online data back up for the small office/home office market, holding patents on the basic algorithms employed by SkyDesk core @Backup service which was acquired by Symantec in 2008.
VP Cloud Operations
Vishu Ghanakota has over 12 years of experience in the technology industry in verticals ranging from finance to mobile with leading roles in several mobile app startups. Vishu has a degree in engineering from NIT in India and an MBA from INSEAD. At Humetrix, Vishu has led the development of the Android versions of the award-winning iBlueButton and ICEBlueButton apps, and has played a key role in the implementation of the Humetrix Direct server required by Blue Button+ standards. Prior to joining Humetrix, along with Fred McClain he co-founded Introspex, Inc, a mobile app insight platform. Prior to that, Vishu was a Mobile Product Manager at Deluxe Digital Distribution, a digital media company.
Christopher Hein, Ph.D.
Director of Software Solutions
Dr. Hein is a scientist and with over 25 years of professional data management skills, creating IT systems to comply with complex government data standards. He has extensive experience as a proposal manager, program manager, engineering manager and design engineer. His experience includes the development of an electronic data system for Federal reporting and quality control of analytical data at S-Cubed, a division of Maxwell Laboratories; Technical Information Systems Manager at SAIC, National Environmental Testing Laboratory in San Diego, Ogden and AMEC. At Humetrix, Chris is responsible for web services that provide rapid access to large datasets of medical reference information for use with the Humetrix iBlueButton family of apps. Hein has a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Bristol, England.
Creative Director & Information Architect
Mr. Carter provides the graphic arts direction of Humetrix with 25 years of experience in designing and directing multiple media, and has been leading all of the graphic design for Humetrix award winning mobile health apps. A U.S. Veteran, Richard comes from a diverse background of advertising, publishing services, television documentary and theater production with a focus on science and education. His experience also includes guest faculty teaching in Graphic Design, Multimedia and Information Architecture at Stanford University, University of California at San Diego, and San Diego State University. He has received numerous awards and acknowledgements for his participation in shaping the design industry.