our team

Learn more about the students, engineers, doctors, directors and more who transform the LeanMed mission into a reality.

Mark Adkins

Chief Executive Officer

As the Chief Executive Officer of Lean Med, Mark brings extensive experience to the team. Mark has three decades of product development experience and as a director of product development at two different Fortune 500 companies, Mark has been responsible for dozens of multi-million-dollar development programs that have launched new products with lifetime sales of over $1B. As a consultant, Mark has provided extensive product development expertise to one of the world’s largest medical device companies.

Jessica Starck

Program Manager

Jessica is an Industrial Engineer earning her bachelors from the University of Missouri and masters from the University of Pittsburgh. With prior industry experience in manufacturing, logistics, and process improvements, she is now focused on product development and project management with a passion for medical device innovation and sustainability. As project manager for LeanMed, her experience will lead the O2 cube program to successful implementation.

Jim Gilkison

VP of Sales

Distinguished sales professional in the health care industry, specializing in Oxygen therapy, Sleep therapy, and Remote Patient Monitoring. 20 years’ experience in establishing oxygen concentrator distributorship in Africa, Middle East, LATAM and India

Eli Diacopoulos

Vice-President Business Development

Eli has over 30 years of leadership and experience in the medical device industry, where his teams drove innovation, new product development, commercialization and lifecycle management of multibillion dollar products and solutions. Eli previously served as the Business Leader/General Manager of  a respiratory business that delivered mid-teens CAGR over a 10 year period. Eli brings a network of established US and Global medical device industry relationships to help facilitate LeanMed business opportunity development.

Bob Murdoch

Chief Technical Officer

Former Director of Advanced Respiratory Research at with 28 years of Research and Development experience in Respiratory Medical Devices. Product development includes 5 LPM and 10 LPM Oxygen concentrators, Oxygen conserving devices, specialty Japanese Oxygen concentrator, portable Oxygen concentrators, portable Liquid Oxygen device, home Liquid Oxygen generator, and Oxygen cylinder transfilling device.

Nicolas Kshatri

O2 Cube Product Manager

Nick is a Biomedical Engineer at Smith & Nephew with a bachelor’s from the University of Pittsburgh. He has prior industry experience in mechanical engineering, and co-founded Canal Electronics, a startup consumer electronics company spun out of Pitt. As the Product Manager, his experience will advance the O2 cube to success. 

Zexi Liu

Systems Engineer

Zexi Liu is a Ph.D. student and the NSF graduate research fellow at Carnegie Mellon University. Previously he had 4 years of DRAM ATE test engineering experience at Micron Technology and spearheaded the backend test and equipment development for the first generation DDR5 products. Currently, his research focuses on brain computer interface, neurostimulation, and hardware security. At LeanMed, he provides electrical engineering and system integration solutions for the O2Cube product.

advisory board

Sharon Baer

Portfolio Marketing Leader at Philips

Jeremy Kimmel

VP of New Technology at ALung Technologies Inc.

Michele Migliuolo

Managing Director of Angel Bridge Partners, Commercialization Expert at LifeX Labs

Greg Coticchia

President of Sopheon Corporation

James Newton

Pediatric Resident (July ’22)

Michael Nilo

President of Nilo Medical Consulting