About Augmedix

Augmedix simplifies how physicians use EHRs by providing a technology-enabled documentation service for health systems and doctors. We are on a mission to re-humanize the doctor-patient relationship, and address the largest pain-point in the US healthcare system – the burden of documentation. The Augmedix service saves doctors an average of 15 hours per week, enabling them to see more patients and spend more time with their existing patients. What we see as a result is increased provider satisfaction, improved patient experience, higher quality patient notes, and timely note completion. We are partnered with several national health systems, with happy users from Alaska to Florida, serving tens of thousands of patients per month.

Augmedix team

Leadership

The Augmedix executive team, along with their group of advisors and mentors, combine decades of healthcare, technology, and operational experience. Thanks to the vision and execution of its founding members, the company has become a healthcare innovation leader using wearables.

Ian Shakil, CEO and Co-founder

Ian is CEO and Co-founder, and sits on the Augmedix Board of Directors. He has work experience from Intuitive Surgical, Edwards Lifesciences, and MC10. He received an MBA from Stanford University and BSE in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University.

Pelu Tran, President and Co-founder

Pelu is President, Chief Customer Officer, and Co-founder, and sits on the Augmedix Board of Directors. He leads the Sales, Marketing, Product, Design, and US Operations teams at Augmedix. Prior to founding the company, Pelu was a medical student at Stanford and a medical device engineer. Working in his community’s hospitals and clinics, he experienced firsthand the pain of electronic documentation and its impact on patient care and went on leave to found Augmedix four months before receiving his MD.

Lane Fenner, Global Head of Operations

Lane is responsible for all operational aspects of Augmedix global service delivery, including driving scale of our global operations footprint to better serve our growing client base. Lane joins us from Nuance Transcription Services, where he was the VP of Global Operations and led a team of 10,000. Lane has nearly 30 years of prior BPO, banking and telecom experience, having led Global Operations for Convergys Corporation’s HRM division, and worked for Citibank and AT&T. Lane has an MBA from the University of Florida and Bachelors degree from Widener University.

David Allinson, Chief Financial Officer

David has over 20 years experience providing financial leadership to healthcare and technology companies. David has led two companies to successful IPOs, Meris and MECON. Under David’s financial leadership Meris was noted as one of Business Week’s “Top 40 Companies in America”. After successfully integrating MECON into GE, post-acquisition, David assumed the CEO role for the newly created GE Medical Systems Healthcare Solutions division. Earlier in his career, David earned his CPA while with Price Waterhouse’s San Jose office where he served technology audit clients. David graduated from San Jose State University with a BS in Accounting.

Christine Sublett, Head of Compliance

Christine is responsible for Security, Privacy and Healthcare Compliance at Augmedix. Prior to joining Augmedix she was a security consultant and held senior healthcare executive roles at LifeMasters, StayWell Health Management and Stanford Children’s Hospital. She has a bachelor’s degree from UC Davis, a master’s degree from San Francisco State and multiple security, privacy and risk management certifications including the CISSP, CIPT, CRISC and CGEIT.

Sohel Islam, Head of Engineering

Sohel is responsible for leading the global R&D and Software Engineering teams at Augmedix. He has extensive experience in the field of Software Engineering as an entrepreneur, a hands-on developer, and a leader in technology. Prior to joining Augmedix, he spent 13 years at Microsoft Corporation as a software developer and 2 years at Samsung Electronics, where he worked as Director for Mobile Development. He has a BS degree in Computer Science.

Venkat Kankipati, Head of IT, Infrastructure and Customer Engineering

Venkat is responsible for Augmedix’ IT, Infrastructure and Customer Engineering functions. He has extensive experience in Product Development and Information Technology spanning the Cloud, Internetworking and Application domains. Prior to joining Augmedix, he was a Senior Director at Optum Technology (UnitedHealthcare Group) overseeing Cloud and IT services. Earlier, he was with BMC Software, Cisco and Bay Networks. He has a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a MS in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from India.

Robert Brill, Head of Sales

Robert is responsible for developing and leading business development efforts across all markets. Prior to joining Augmedix Rob has led regional and national sales organizations for Lanier, McKesson, and MedQuist/MModal.

Austin Kiessig, Head of Analytics and Insights

Austin is responsible for the development of strategic business intelligence and cross-functional special projects. Austin has previously worked in venture-backed startups, private equity, and strategy consulting. Austin received his MBA from Stanford and his BA from Claremont McKenna College.

Alex Tam, Head of Design

Alex is responsible for leading the design organization and driving user experience design across the product platform. Prior to Augmedix, Alex worked at Practice Fusion and frog design where he led design teams and designed medical devices, wellness applications, and healthcare platforms. Alex holds design patents in mobile software and healthcare information technology and has published in journals and books on design in healthcare.

Victoria Bubien, Head of People

Victoria is responsible for Augmedix’s Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, People Operations and Culture Development. Victoria has 10 years of progressive experience in managing People programs in both start-ups and corporate environments. She received a Master’s degree in Psychology from Universidad de Buenos Aires and is SPHR certified.

Siri Daya Khalsa, VP of Operations OUS

Siri Daya is responsible for Augmedix service delivery through international production partners and building out Augmedix’ back office support team and general management in Dhaka Bangladesh. Prior to joining Augmedix, Siri Daya co-founded or lead some of the most innovative Business Process Outsourcing efforts in Healthcare over the last twenty years, including HealthScribe, FirstRing, and MedQuist (MModal). Additionally, he served as CTO for Neeman Medical International from 2001-2003.

Emily Scroggs, Head of Clinical Operations

Emily is responsible for delivering and ensuring high quality service to Augmedix customers. Her background in medical scribing, scribe training and management brought her to Augmedix where she has been able to continue to pursue her passion of re-humanizing healthcare. Emily received her B.S. in Biology from Santa Clara University.

Sarah Rocio, Lead Product Manager

Sarah is responsible for defining and executing product vision at Augmedix. Sarah joined Augmedix from the strategy consulting world, and has previous product development experience in human-computer interface and medical devices. Sarah graduated from Dartmouth College with a BE in engineering.

Ahmadul Hoq, Head of Strategy Bangladesh

Ahmadul leads our strategic partnerships in Bangladesh. He passionately believes that the success of Augmedix means success for Bangladesh. He is the founder and current President of BACCO, representing the BPO / BPM industry of Bangladesh. He is also the Vice President of the country’s industrial Skills Council for ICT. Prior to that he was the Global Head of IT for Trade Marketing and Distribution for British American Tobacco Plc. He is married and blessed with a daughter and a son.

Marlena Kane, Head of Operations Management and Insights

Marlena oversees key departments within our growing operations team, as well as drives operational process excellence to maximize relationships with key strategic partners. Marlena has 10 years of progressive leadership experience in a health care system delivery setting, with responsibilities that span process optimization, operations, executive client management, strategic planning, and managing and leading teams through transformational changes. She received her Bachelor’s of Psychology from University of California, San Diego, and Master’s of Public Health and Master’s of Social Welfare from University of California, Los Angeles.

Gurujot Singh Khalsa

Gurujot Singh is responsible for strategy development and implementation for Augmedix. Prior to joining Augmedix, Gurujot Singh co-founded and led HealthScribe, the first global BPO in India. Through multiple acquisitions, it is now part of M*Model with over 20,000 employees. He also founded and led FirstRing, the first India-based call center servicing Fortune 500 US companies. After acquisitions, it is now FirstSource Solutions (BSE:FSL) with over 20,000 employees.

Lane Fenner, Global Head of Operations

Lane is responsible for all operational aspects of Augmedix global service delivery, including driving scale of our global operations footprint to better serve our growing client base. Lane joins us from Nuance Transcription Services, where he was the VP of Global Operations and led a team of 10,000. Lane has nearly 30 years of prior BPO, banking and telecom experience, having led Global Operations for Convergys Corporation’s HRM division, and worked for Citibank and AT&T. Lane has an MBA from the University of Florida and Bachelors degree from Widener University.

David Allinson, Chief Financial Officer

David has over 20 years experience providing financial leadership to healthcare and technology companies. David has led two companies to successful IPOs, Meris and MECON. Under David’s financial leadership Meris was noted as one of Business Week’s “Top 40 Companies in America”. After successfully integrating MECON into GE, post-acquisition, David assumed the CEO role for the newly created GE Medical Systems Healthcare Solutions division. Earlier in his career, David earned his CPA while with Price Waterhouse’s San Jose office where he served technology audit clients. David graduated from San Jose State University with a BS in Accounting.

Christine Sublett, Head of Compliance

Christine is responsible for Security, Privacy and Healthcare Compliance at Augmedix. Prior to joining Augmedix she was a security consultant and held senior healthcare executive roles at LifeMasters, StayWell Health Management and Stanford Children’s Hospital. She has a bachelor’s degree from UC Davis, a master’s degree from San Francisco State and multiple security, privacy and risk management certifications including the CISSP, CIPT, CRISC and CGEIT.

Sohel Islam, Head of Engineering

Sohel is responsible for leading the global R&D and Software Engineering teams at Augmedix. He has extensive experience in the field of Software Engineering as an entrepreneur, a hands-on developer, and a leader in technology. Prior to joining Augmedix, he spent 13 years at Microsoft Corporation as a software developer and 2 years at Samsung Electronics, where he worked as Director for Mobile Development. He has a BS degree in Computer Science.

Venkat Kankipati, Head of IT, Infrastructure and Customer Engineering

Venkat is responsible for Augmedix’ IT, Infrastructure and Customer Engineering functions. He has extensive experience in Product Development and Information Technology spanning the Cloud, Internetworking and Application domains. Prior to joining Augmedix, he was a Senior Director at Optum Technology (UnitedHealthcare Group) overseeing Cloud and IT services. Earlier, he was with BMC Software, Cisco and Bay Networks. He has a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a MS in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from India.

Robert Brill, Head of Sales

Robert is responsible for developing and leading business development efforts across all markets. Prior to joining Augmedix Rob has led regional and national sales organizations for Lanier, McKesson, and MedQuist/MModal.

Austin Kiessig, Head of Analytics and Insights

Austin is responsible for the development of strategic business intelligence and cross-functional special projects. Austin has previously worked in venture-backed startups, private equity, and strategy consulting. Austin received his MBA from Stanford and his BA from Claremont McKenna College.

Alex Tam, Head of Design

Alex is responsible for leading the design organization and driving user experience design across the product platform. Prior to Augmedix, Alex worked at Practice Fusion and frog design where he led design teams and designed medical devices, wellness applications, and healthcare platforms. Alex holds design patents in mobile software and healthcare information technology and has published in journals and books on design in healthcare.

Victoria Bubien, Head of People

Victoria is responsible for Augmedix’s Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, People Operations and Culture Development. Victoria has 10 years of progressive experience in managing People programs in both start-ups and corporate environments. She received a Master’s degree in Psychology from Universidad de Buenos Aires and is SPHR certified.

Siri Daya Khalsa, VP of Operations OUS

Siri Daya is responsible for Augmedix service delivery through international production partners and building out Augmedix’ back office support team and general management in Dhaka Bangladesh. Prior to joining Augmedix, Siri Daya co-founded or lead some of the most innovative Business Process Outsourcing efforts in Healthcare over the last twenty years, including HealthScribe, FirstRing, and MedQuist (MModal). Additionally, he served as CTO for Neeman Medical International from 2001-2003.

Emily Scroggs, Head of Clinical Operations

Emily is responsible for delivering and ensuring high quality service to Augmedix customers. Her background in medical scribing, scribe training and management brought her to Augmedix where she has been able to continue to pursue her passion of re-humanizing healthcare. Emily received her B.S. in Biology from Santa Clara University.

Sarah Rocio, Lead Product Manager

Sarah is responsible for defining and executing product vision at Augmedix. Sarah joined Augmedix from the strategy consulting world, and has previous product development experience in human-computer interface and medical devices. Sarah graduated from Dartmouth College with a BE in engineering.

Ahmadul Hoq, Head of Strategy Bangladesh

Ahmadul leads our strategic partnerships in Bangladesh. He passionately believes that the success of Augmedix means success for Bangladesh. He is the founder and current President of BACCO, representing the BPO / BPM industry of Bangladesh. He is also the Vice President of the country’s industrial Skills Council for ICT. Prior to that he was the Global Head of IT for Trade Marketing and Distribution for British American Tobacco Plc. He is married and blessed with a daughter and a son.

Marlena Kane, Head of Operations Management and Insights

Marlena oversees key departments within our growing operations team, as well as drives operational process excellence to maximize relationships with key strategic partners. Marlena has 10 years of progressive leadership experience in a health care system delivery setting, with responsibilities that span process optimization, operations, executive client management, strategic planning, and managing and leading teams through transformational changes. She received her Bachelor’s of Psychology from University of California, San Diego, and Master’s of Public Health and Master’s of Social Welfare from University of California, Los Angeles.

Augmedix is re-humanizing health care.

Investors

Kevin Spain, General Partner
Peter Moran, General Partner
Gerard van Hamel
Platerink, Managing Director
Tom Rodgers, Senior Vice President
Steven Yecies, Venture Partner

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