David's experience in successfully building great teams and solving big problems is perfect for the problem Medlert is solving.
Having previously worked for one of South Africa's largest privately owned motor groups, the Key Group. Over a 10 year period, he helped build, lead and turn around three of the groups businesses and established one of the largest truck centers in SA that lead to a successful acquisition.
David's early days were spent as a developer in London. Working for companies like Citibank, KPMG and the European Social Funding. This background in technology gives David an edge in solving an age old problem utilizing the latest technology to help save lives.
Passion: To leave a legacy thats defined by the number of lives saved using world class technology
Interest: Family, friends and an a active lifestyle
Ernest W. Semerda
Ernest's background is diverse; from Finance to Retail and Health. Ernest has engineered products used internationally today and built teams to support it.
Ernest's passion for technology started with the Commodore 64 which lead to a Computer Science degree and his 1st real company (Purpleblue) while still at University. Building an early SaaS Analytics service used by corporate firms in Australia before Google Analytics even existed.
Later Ernest took a stint at AMP Ltd to gain corporate experience and an MBA to better understand business dynamics. Before departing Australia, Ernest was also the CTO of Couponstar Ltd. Growing it to an international company with offices in London & Sydney with a mission to help people save money. The success of this took Ernest to Silicon Valley when Coupons.com acquired Couponstar.
Since 2012, with a burning desire for further disruption, Ernest partnered with David Emanuel to help save lives through Medlert's services & products.
Ernest enjoys track car racing, reading books, writing about Silicon Valley on his personal blog and spending time with family & friends.
Investors and Advisors
Board Member, Investor
Jason has held numerous executive positions at some of the most prominent early stage companies in Silicon Valley including PayPal and Palantir Technologies. He is now a Managing Partner of Subtraction Capital, an early stage Venture Capital fund.
Advisor and Investor
Current: CTO Exchange Solutions at Optum, CIO/CTO at Connextions(Sold to Optum in 2011).
Past: CIO/CTO at Rotech Healthcare, Chairman at bCandid, Advisory Systems Engineer at IBM.
Dr. S.V. Mahadevan
Current: MD, FACEP, FAAEM and Associate Professor of Surgery/Emergency Medicine Stanford University School of Medicine.
Current: Chief Marketing Officer at Atlassian
Past: Chief Marketing Officer at Practice Fusion, Vice President - Marketing at Coupons.com, First Vice President - eCommerce Solutions Delivery at WaMu, First Vice President - eCommerce Solutions Delivery at Washington Mutual, Vice President Internet Marketing at Advanta.
Current: Co-Founder / VP Engineering at Practice Fusion.
Past: Software Engineer at Fisher Investments, Senior Technical Analyst at Suez Energy North America, Software Developer at CMS Energy - Marketing, Services & Trading, Software & Internet Development / Client Systems Consultant at DD Webworks, Inc.
Business Development Advisor
Current: Sr. Director, Business Development - Mobile at Box, Advisor at Urbantag, Advisor at BranchOut.
Past: Head of Sales at SlideShare, VP Product & Business Operations at Originator Media, GM AdSupported Products at SNOCAP.
Founder of urbantag. Secured banks at VeriSign. Networked supercomputers at NASA. Befuddled teachers at age 7.
Current: Principal at Elson User Experience, LLC, Founder at Speedette.
Past: Usability Architect at VeriSign, UI Design at Netscape Communications.
Current: Senior Finance Manager at Amazon.com and Startup Advisor at Various Early Stage Companies.
Past: Corporate Controller at Reputation.com, Inc., Finance / Mergers & Acquisitions at Google, Inc., Director of Finance at Slide, Inc., Senior Manager - M&A Transaction Services at Deloitte & Touche LLP
Current: Mentor at MuckerLab, Member, Board Member at Full Circle Fund, Partner at Cooley LLP.