Shai N. Gozani, M.D., Ph.D.
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Dr. Gozani founded NeuroMetrix in 1996 and currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors and as our President and Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to forming the company, Dr. Gozani completed a neurophysiology research fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Gerald Fischbach at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gozani has published articles in the areas of basic and clinical neurophysiology, biomedical engineering and computational chemistry.
Dr. Gozani holds a B.A. degree in Computer Science, an M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Neurobiology, from the University of California, Berkeley. He also received an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology at M.I.T.
Thomas T. Higgins
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Higgins brings to NeuroMetrix a broad set of financial management and operations skills from his experience with publicly traded companies in life sciences, specialty chemicals and financial services. He has extensive international experience with a particular emphasis on Japan, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
Prior to joining NeuroMetrix, Mr. Higgins was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Caliper Life Sciences. Inc, a provider of technology and services for life sciences research. Before Caliper, Mr. Higgins was Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer at V.I. Technologies, Inc. (“Vitex”), a biotechnology company addressing blood safety. Before Vitex, Mr. Higgins served at Cabot Corporation in various senior finance and operations roles. His last position at Cabot was President of Distrigas of Massachusetts Corporation, a subsidiary involved in the liquefied natural gas business, and prior to that he was responsible for Cabot’s Asia Pacific carbon black operations. Before joining Cabot, Mr. Higgins was with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he started his career.
Mr. Higgins holds a B.B.A. with honors from Boston University.
Senior Vice President of Information Technology
Mr. Daniello has served as Senior Vice President of Information Technology since July 2003. He previously served as Vice President of Information Technology and Director of Information Technology since joining the company in 1998.
Prior to joining NeuroMetrix, Mr. Daniello was an independent software consultant, the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Shiva Corporation from 1996 to 1997, and the Chief Technology Officer & Vice President of Product Development at Gandalf Technologies from 1993 to 1996. In 1991 he founded Network Architects, a software company. Prior to starting Network Architects, he served as President and CEO of Datamedia Corp. and the Director of Small Systems Development at Honeywell Information Systems.
Mr. Daniello holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University.
Michael Williams, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Williams has served as Senior Vice President of Engineering since July 2003. He previously served as Vice President of Engineering from May 2000 to June 2003.
Prior to joining NeuroMetrix, Dr. Williams served as Division President at Radionics, where he was responsible for all software-based products, including treatment planning and image-guided surgery. Prior to Radionics, he served as an engineer at Hughes Aircraft Space & Communications Group.
Dr. Williams received a B.S. from University of Puget Sound and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Brown University.
Michael J. MacDonald
Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations
Mr. MacDonald joined NeuroMetrix in September 2000 and has held several marketing and sales positions including Vice President of Marketing, Vice President of Healthcare Economics, Director of Marketing and Region Sales Manager.
Prior to joining NeuroMetrix, Mr. MacDonald held various marketing positions at Smith & Nephew Endoscopy, a world leader in minimally invasive surgical devices. These roles were focused on leading the company’s efforts to diversify into additional minimally invasive markets with the development of innovative surgical techniques and devices. Prior to Smith & Nephew, he served in multiple product management roles at Deknatel, Inc., a company specializing in the development of products for cardiovascular and other specialty surgery markets.
Mr. MacDonald holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University.
Xuan Kong, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President of Research and Intellectual Property
Dr. Kong joined the company in 1999. In his role of SVP Research and Intellectual Property, he provides leadership for the Company's internal and external basic research functions. He manages the Company's intellectual property portfolio and is responsible for evaluation and licensing of outside intellectual property for the development of diabetic neuropathy related products.
Prior to joining the company, Dr. Kong was a tenured associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Northern Illinois University (Dekalb, IL). As a principal investigator, he successfully led many federally and industrially funded projects in signal processing research and bio-electric signal analysis applications. He has published numerous papers in leading signal processing, biomedical engineering, and clinical neurophysiology journals.
Dr. Kong received his Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University and MBA from Boston University. He is certified as professional risk manager by PRMIA. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Beta Gamma Sigma.