Leadership Team

  • Scott Minniear
    Scott Minniear Co-Founder, President & CEO

    Mr. Minniear has held various senior management positions in the healthcare industry and has 35 years of experience in commercialization and sales of a broad range of medical devices and equipment. He founded MetaCon, Inc, a partnership with Columbia/HCA (Hospital Corporation of America), which consolidated the contracting process and purchasing for 350 hospitals nationwide. Scott has M&A experience including the $100M rollup of Critical Care Concepts, Inc. (3Ci). Scott is involved in all facets of NeuX’s business from initial product development, clinical research, IP development, strategic alliances and fundraising.

  • John Kubel
    John Kubel Vice President of Engineering

    Mr. Kubel is an electronics engineering professional with over 20 years of industry experience in project management, analog and mixed-signal hardware design, software and firmware design, applications engineering, test engineering, and manufacturing. John is responsible for NeuX’s product development and supply chain. Prior to working at NeuX, he was the Senior Staff Product Development Engineer with Novartis Pharmaceuticals. He has held senior and consultative positions with Addicere Therapeutics, Boston Scientific, Alexza Pharmaceuticals and Acuson. John is also a Principal at White Sands Management Company in San Francisco, CA.

  • Angela Gagliardi, MD
    Angela Gagliardi, MD Medical Advisor

    Dr. Gagliardi is a medical advisor at NeuX. Prior to working with NeuX, she was the Sports Medicine/Concussion Specialist for New York Sports Medicine Institute. She is board certified in Pediatrics, Sports Medicine, Pediatric Sports Medicine and Ringside Medicine. She served as a Physician Major in the United States Army Reserves Medical Corps. Angela is also the Assistant Chief Medical Officer of the New York State Athletic Commission.

  • Jeannine Noble
    Jeannine Noble Director of Education and Training

    Ms. Noble is responsible for education and training at NeuX. Prior to working at NeuX, she served as a musculoskeletal ultrasound sonographer / consultant for several of the leading ultrasound imaging manufacturers. She holds the RMSK® (Registered in Musculoskeletal Sonography) certification with the APCA/ARDMS and is a licensed physical therapist with the Arizona Board of Physical Therapy. She is also on the Adjunct faculty at Gateway Community College in Phoenix, AZ.

Scientific Advisory Board

  • Joe Hitt, PhD
    Joe Hitt, PhD

    Dr. Hitt serves as the Co-Founder and CEO for GoX Studio, Co-Founder and COO for Fit Scientific and the Executive Director for Wearable Robotics Association. He is recognized nationally as an expert in wearable robotic technologies and human systems. Dr. Hitt is a retired, service-disabled Army Lieutenant Colonel who became obsessed with wearable robotics and the accuracy of fitness trackers following injuries sustained serving four years in an airborne unit. After breaking a leg, herniating disks, and dislocating a shoulder in one parachute accident, Dr. Hitt learned that the first step to optimizing his rehabilitation was accurate measurement. He is credited with creating the world’s first bionic running leg as showcased on the Discovery Channel with a Special Forces amputee running at eight mph only four months after losing his limb.

    After serving as the director for both the Aerospace Systems and Thermodynamics Group and the Mechanical Engineering Research Center at the United States Military Academy, Dr. Hitt was invited to become a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA). While at DARPA, Dr. Hitt led multiple advanced technology programs in partnership with 15 industry prime contractors, 10 subcontractors, and 10 world-class academic institutions and managed a robotics-centric program portfolio worth over $300 Million. He regularly participates on multiple government, private and academic panels, and boards including the Board on Army Science and Technology and the Army Basic Science Review Panel. He’s been invited to speak at numerous conferences including the National Robotics Initiative, the National Defense Industrial Association, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, the Harvard University Smart Clothes Symposium, and ExxonMobil Wearable Technology Workshop.

    Dr. Hitt currently serves as the CEO of GoX Studio, a product development company focused on wearable and robotic technologies that enhance health, performance, and quality of life.

    Dr. Hitt obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University and his B.S. in Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

  • Jon Mogford, PhD
    Jon Mogford, PhD

    Dr. Mogford serves as the Vice Chancellor for Research for The Texas A&M University System and provides research and development leadership to the System’s eleven universities and seven state agencies encompassing 30,000 faculty and staff, 135,000 students, a budget of more than $4 billion and research expenditures of more than $945 million annually. As the leader of the A&M System Office of Research, Dr. Mogford develops strategic partnerships with external agencies, foundations, academic institutions, and commercial corporations to enhance the system’s mission of research, teaching, service, and economic development for the state of Texas.

    Prior to joining the Texas A&M University System in 2011, Dr. Mogford served as a program manager and then Deputy Director of the Defense Sciences Office (DSO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in the U.S. Department of Defense. As DSO Deputy Director, he provided strategic planning and implementation of $400M/year in R&D in the physical, biomedical and material sciences. He provided leadership to 20 Program Managers in the development and management of office investments ranging from the fundamental sciences to commercial transition efforts for both defense and non-defense applications. Dr. Mogford led expansion of formal working relationship between DARPA and the FDA to improve the ability of each organization to meet mission goals, which was highlighted as a DARPA-FDA-NIH partnership by the White House. Dr. Mogford is a recipient of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service.

    His DARPA programs included scar-free regeneration of wounds, metabolic control strategies for survival of severe blood loss, biomarker-responsive biomaterials for drug delivery, stem cell-based bioreactor production of universal donor red blood cells, computational design of novel proteins, and active hemostatic biomaterials for the treatment internal and external wounds. He has authored or co-authored 29 peer-reviewed publications.

    Dr. Mogford obtained his bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Texas A&M University and doctorate in Medical Physiology from the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, College Station, Texas. His research in vascular physiology continued at the University of Chicago as a Postdoctoral fellow from 1997-98. Dr. Mogford transitioned his research focus to the field of wound healing at Northwestern University, both as a Research Associate and also as a Research Assistant Professor from 1998-2003. Dr. Mogford served as a Life Sciences Consultant to DARPA on the Revolutionizing Prosthetics program from 2003-2005.

Business Advisory Board

  • Fred Beyerlein
    Fred Beyerlein

    Mr. Beyerlein has extensive experience in early stage enterprise development, early and mid-stage product and market strategy, financial systems, overall business strategy and M&A activities. Fred is Managing Director of FGB Technologies, consulting with Pharma, Device and other leading-edge technology firms. He previously held the positions of CEO of Nano RETE, Inc., President and CEO of Rubicon Genomics, and COO for NSC Technologies. Mr. Beyerlein has held multiple Boards of Director positions and is an Advisor to NeuroNexus Technologies.

  • Ed Sabin
    Ed Sabin

    Mr. Sabin is a global financial executive with a solid track record of leading results driven business expansion and investor valuation growth. His diverse background provides deep insights into strategic planning, successful execution, negotiating third party license and distributor agreements, acquiring distributor businesses, and establishing direct owned subsidiary businesses throughout the world. Ed is Chief Operating Officer at Southern Implants North America, Inc., Principal of Delta G Ventures and Sabin Associates. Ed is a former CFO to Biomet 3i helping to grow the business from $20M to $300M.

  • Jon Podany
    Jon Podany

    Mr. Podany is Chief Commercial Officer of the LPGA and formerly its Chief Marketing Officer. During Jon’s tenure, tournaments have increased from 23 to 35, purses have increased 67%, TV hours have doubled and the LPGA’s fan base is up significantly. He is responsible for the business/commercial side of the LPGA, including sales & marketing, television, digital media, tournaments/title sponsors, branding and creative services, and licensing. He was previously with the PGA Tour for 15 years in multiple roles and its SVP of Business Development upon leaving. Jon was instrumental in securing more than $2 billion in sponsorship revenue and building the PGA Tour brand. Jon’s career began at P&G where he worked on several iconic brands.

  • Scott H. Filstrup
    Scott H. Filstrup

    Mr. Filstrup is President of The Consultants Limited, an Energy and Financial Advisor to private equity firms and a member of the International Innovation Energy Task Force. He has held various executive and management positions with The Williams Companies, Monsanto Company and MAPCO, Inc. He has held CEO, Executive and Board of Director positions with public and private emerging energy, healthcare, chemical and technology firms. Scott is a former University Trustee and past President of the Northwestern Alumni Association. Scott is a former University Trustee and currently serves on the Advisory Board and Executive Committee at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. He currently serves on the Board of Northwestern’s Kellogg Global School of Management and other nonprofit Boards. Scott is an early and multiple times investor in NeuX.