SEATTLE — February 3, 2020 — Proprio, the Seattle firm enabling surgeons to perform complex procedures utilizing proprietary imaging techniques and mixed reality environments for more precise surgical navigation, today announced multiple senior executive hires, including Amish Patel, Vice President of Product, Shannon Eubanks, Vice President of Engineering and Regulatory Affairs, and Tony Titus, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.
“As we enter a high-growth stage at Proprio, it is critical we establish a strong, experienced leadership team to drive that growth,” said Gabriel Jones, Proprio CEO and Co-founder. “Our mission and technology attract top talent to Proprio, and I’m pleased that translates to the management team as well.”
Proprio is pioneering new applications for light field rendering, a computational imaging technology that can produce a vivid, 360-degree digital image of the surgical field. Conventional visualization technologies, including microscopes and surgical navigation systems, are limited in their ability to help surgeons avoid unexpected obstacles and adapt to changes in the anatomy, which are common and make even the most detailed pre-operative plans obsolete.
Amish Patel – Vice President of Product
Amish Patel has vast experience taking hybrid hardware and software products to market. He has a background of incubating new concepts by utilizing a mixed-engineering and design approach to product design and execution to market. Prior to joining Proprio he served as VP of Technology for VICIS Inc., Co-founder and CPO of a venture backed consumer-med device startup, Katalyst Inc., and he spent over a decade at Microsoft, last acting as the Director of Experience Engineering and Design for Microsoft’s Personal Devices Group and Health platform. Patel holds honors degrees in both computer science and financial economics from the University of Toronto.
Shannon Eubanks – Vice President of Engineering and Regulatory Affairs
Shannon brings 22 years of medical device experience in both early-stage companies and large corporations. In her 24-year career she has been responsible for new product development, product manufacturing, and quality systems and has led teams along the full spectrum of the development lifecycle in a wide variety of clinical applications.
Prior to joining Proprio she served as VP, Device Development for L'Oreal, VP of Engineering and Operations for an early stage start-up, Aortica Corporation, and over a decade at Pathway Medical, last acting as Director of Engineering. In her role at Pathway Medical she was a key part of the leadership team, successfully transitioning the technology to Bayer Healthcare. Shannon holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Louisiana State University.
Tony Titus, MBA – Vice President of Business Development
Tony has over 22 years’ experience building and leading sales, marketing, and corporate development teams at companies ranging from pre-market to over $30 billion in revenue. Tony has held senior leadership roles at Covidien, Medtronic, Masimo, and Cardiac Science. He has deep medical technology experience and has grown commercialization teams from zero to over 70 employees. Tony has participated in successful business exits including one IPO and three acquisitions. He has expertise in complex contract negotiations ranging from intellectual property licensing to mergers and acquisitions. Tony holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Western Washington University and an MBA in finance and operations from Cornell University.
Proprio integrates the emerging capabilities of robotics, computer vision, machine learning, and immersive computing to enhance the combined performance of human and machine in healthcare.
Proprio is backed by leading healthcare and technology investors, including BOLD Capital Partners, Intel, HTC, L2 Ventures, and Alan Frazier, founder of East Seattle Partners and Frazier Healthcare Partners.
For more information visit www.propriovision.com.