Vivek Kopparthi

Vivek Kopparthi

Cofounder and CEO

Vivek is a Cofounder of NeoLight and serves as its CEO. Prior to launching NeoLight, he has held leadership roles in organizations with 100+ employees, advised tech start-ups, and has consulted with major corporations. Vivek holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a masters in management.

Siva Palaniswamy

Siva Palaniswamy

Cofounder and CTO

Siva is a Cofounder of NeoLight and serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Siva developed the original idea for Skylife and is currently leading the research, design and development of new neonatal medical devices for NeoLight. He holds a degree in biomedical engineering with specialties in nanotechnology, biomedical instrumentation, and CE design from medical devices

Julie Meyer

Julie Meyer

CFO

As NeoLight’s Chief Financial Officer, Julie manages the Finance, Accounting and Human Resource functions.  Julie has over 25 years of experience as a finance professional with significant mergers & acquisitions advisory and CFO experience.  Julie holds a BS with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

Mark W. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Mark W. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Vice President, Business Development

Mark is the Vice President, Business Development for NeoLight. Among other executive positions, he has served as CEO of Galena Biopharma (NASDAQ), Apthera, Bayhill Therapeutics and Caylx Therapeutics. Mark’s extensive experience across operational and strategic management in early stage companies led him to his new role at NeoLight. He is an adjunct faculty member at San Jose State University and currently serves as a Director of Targazyme, Inc.

Samantha Eckman

Samantha Eckman

Director of Operations & Product Integration

As NeoLight’s Director of Operations & Product Integration, Samantha leads the team in strategic operations management to bring new NeoLight products to market. Among other leadership roles in health care operations throughout her career, Samantha has led operational teams at STYR Labs, Inc. and at Theranos.

Judith Hall, RNC, NIC-E

Judith Hall, RNC, NIC-E

Clinical Director

As NeoLight’s Clinical Director, Judy leads all efforts to ensure that NeoLight’s products pass all clinical trials. In this capacity she executes strategic partnerships with hospitals and research centers. Judy’s health care experience includes serving as the founder of Clinical Solutions and the Manager of Clinical Development for Verinata Health.

NeoLight is proud of the dedicated team of engineers, product developers, managers, sales and strategic relationship managers who are bringing our ideas to the marketplace.