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We are FYR Medical, a group of engineers and designers, artists and mathematicians, visionaries united with the common purpose to change the way we see the world.

We are proven business leaders, innovators, and technologists in a coordinated and balanced environment where creative thinking meets sound engineering. Our technical team is comprised of industry leaders with widely diverse backgrounds across the fields of advanced visualization and product development, and we’re led by a management team with substantial experience growing companies from startup to exit, including IPO.

We are pioneers in our respective fields with the experience to recognize opportunities previously overlooked, and the stamina to navigate challenges otherwise abandoned.

We are the authors of multiple patented and patent-pending technologies with a focus on applied research in electronics, optics, and digital imaging.

We are experts in hardware and software engineering, data handling, real-time computer graphics, digital content creation, and industrial design.

We are FYR Medical.

 

management experience

  • Founder and former CEO of Allied Minds
  • Substantial leadership experience
  • Multiple successful exits including IPO
  • Over $700MM in funds raised
  • Senior startup leadership experience

technical experience

  • Original creators of core technology from Lockheed Martin
  • Over 100 years of combined computer graphics experience
  • Respected experts in AR, VR, software, electronics, & design
  • Proven leaders, former Tech Fellow, 3 PhDs, 1 MD
  • Inventors and co-inventors of 17 total patents
  • Senior product development & industry experience
 
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Mark Pritchard
Chairman
 
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Chris Silva
CEO
 
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Dr. Vincent Chun
COO
 
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Stephen Guest
CTO
 
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Mark Lamkin
Key IP Inventor
 
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Kyle Ringgenberg
Key IP Inventor
 
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Dr. Leonard Kibuule
Spinal Surgeon | Advisor to FYR
 
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Dr. Dicken Ko
Professor of Surgery | Advisor to FYR
 
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Dr. Jeffrey Gum
Orthopedic Surgeon | Advisor to FYR
 
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Mark Pritchard

Chairman

portraitFollowing a successful career in investment banking in both Europe and the Far East, Mark focused on early stage technology investing taking both leadership and investor roles. He has senior level management experience in both private and public companies and has realized significant exits through IPOs and trade sales, most notably at Allied Minds, a technology incubator and FuturaGene a plant biotech company.

Within his role as Founder and Executive Chairman of Allied Minds, Mark initiated in excess of 40 start ups with total capital raised over $600 million. Mark took Allied Minds public in 2014 on the London Stock Exchange and grew the company’s market value to over $1.5 billion.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Commerce from The University of London.

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Chris Silva

CEO

portraitChris has a long and successful career of entrepreneurship and senior executive management. From 2006-2017, Chris was CEO and co-founder of Allied Minds, a diversified holding company with a portfolio of technology and life science businesses based on leading edge technologies. He took Allied public in 2014, establishing a 12.1x return for the shareholders. During his tenure, the market cap grew to over $2.2B (41x return) as a FTSE 250 company. Chris has directly raised over $600MM in capital. He has senior executive and board level experiences, including Chairman, at over 20 private and public companies. Chris currently serves as Board member to the Spade Defense Industry Index, traded by Invesco Aerospace & Defense exchange traded fund; PPA. Chris also is a senior advisor to leading aerospace and defense companies.

Prior to Allied Minds, Chris was a Partner at JSA, where he provided strategic counsel and Mergers & Acquisition support to aerospace & defense corporations and private equity firms. Chris was also a senior member of A.T. Kearney's Aerospace Practice and a corporate development executive at GRC Intl (acquired by AT&T), a technical and scientific contractor to the Department of Defense and US Intelligence Agencies.

Chris began his career as an officer in the US Air Force and was a member of the U.S Intelligence Community. He holds a BA from Tufts University and a Masters of Business Administration.

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Vincent Chun, PhD

COO

portraitDr. Vincent Chun has ten years of experience in leadership roles at several technology startups in areas including next generation computer memory using spin transfer magnetics, non-chemical disinfection process for agricultural products using radio frequency heating, and low temperature solid oxide fuel cells. He works at the intersection of strategy, operations, and technology, and has often been brought in to diagnose and solve difficult technical or business issues.

Vincent holds a PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. His previous experience includes four years of management consulting and 16 years of aerospace engineering.

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Stephen Guest

CTO

portraitStephen has worked in aerospace technology for over 30 years and currently applies his engineering experience to support FYR, Inc. with project management, architecture development, as well as circuit design and hardware / software interfaces.

His prior accomplishments include the support of multiple advanced aircraft programs (F-16, F-22, F-35, and classified vehicles) with the creation and management of 3D in-context engineering visual simulations, as well as the deployment of the first reconfigurable CAVE virtual environment system to be driven by both SGI supercomputers and PC clusters.

Stephen has a degree in Aerospace Engineering from Mississippi State University and has spent his career at General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin where his last project was to manage the “Project Sunrise” R&D effort for the advanced light field sensing and display systems that led to FYR’s core technologies. While at Lockheed Martin, he served two terms as a Technical Fellow in Advanced Visualization, acquired a patent for object-oriented data integration in a visual simulation system, and received an Aero Star award for developing and maintaining a visual simulation system to support vehicle mishap analysis.

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Mark Lamkin

Key IP Inventor

portraitDrawing from formal training in design and more than 20 years of experience, Mark is responsible for all industrial and mechanical design, prototyping and manufacturing, coordination of optics design and development, as well as all visual communications for FYR.

Mark spent 17 years at Lockheed Martin, where he originally conceived the Visor and Facet concepts as a Research Engineer with the Skunk Works. His career has spanned both technical and creative development, during which he invented and oversaw prototyping of a unique pixel architecture, co-founded an enterprise-wide collaboration initiative and annual summit, served as Technical Lead for the 3D animation department, and directed numerous award-winning multimedia projects for a variety of USAF and DOD programs. He is well-versed in imaging and display technologies and almost all aspects of computer graphics content creation. He has spent his career combining engineering and aesthetics, with focused research on the capture and digital recreation of light.

A lifelong innovator, Mark is named inventor or co-inventor of seventeen patented and patent-pending technologies. He studied Environmental Design at Texas A&M University and earned a Media Arts & Video degree with honors from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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Kyle Ringgenberg

Key IP Inventor

portraitWith extensive experience in both electrical and computer engineering, Kyle leads the semiconductor and low-level I/O development efforts at FYR. These encompass sensor, display, and logic unit architectures for the Facet. His areas of focus include high-performance data management, transistor-level real-time light field processing, and FPGA-based algorithm development & prototyping.

While a research engineer with Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works, Kyle’s primary contributions included highly performant, highly extensible hardware and software architectures for unique, cutting-edge 3D experiences. His previous professional life was spent developing real-time rendering algorithms and pilot-vehicle interfaces (PVI) for heads-up and head-mounted displays within Lockheed Martin’s Simulation and System Integration Laboratories (SimSIL). Kyle has extensive experience developing content and algorithms for the major AAA game engines and working with virtually every AR/VR device on the market.

Kyle has authored or co-authored four technical publications, sixteen patents, and numerous whitepapers. He holds an M.S. from The University of Virginia and a B.S. from Rice University, both in Electrical Engineering.

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Leonard Kibuule, MD FAAOS

Spinal Surgeon | Advisor to FYR

portraitDr. Leonard Kibuule is Chairman Department of Surgery at Texas Health Resources. He is a leading spinal surgeon with a specialty in minimally invasive treatments and development of cutting-edge surgical techniques and approaches to the spine. An advocate for innovation in spinal surgery and well versed in visualization technologies for the medical industry, Leonard is a leader in promoting the use of advanced display systems and HMDs to augment data in the OR, advance surgical training, and enhance patient care.

Leonard holds an MD from Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, has a background in engineering, and has numerous publications, honors, and distinctions. He has presented his surgical expertise at local, regional, and national levels, and is certified by The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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Dicken Ko, MD, FRCSC, FACS

Professor of Surgery | Advisor to FYR

portraitDr. Dicken Ko is a Professor of Surgery and Urologic and Transplant Surgeon at Rhode Island Hospital, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Urology at Tufts University School of Medicine and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He has worked at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School for 22 years, overseeing affiliates sites, integrating clinical practices, sharing academic and community practices, developing lean practice programs and exploring regional growth opportunities. In 2015, Dicken was awarded the inaugural W. Scott McDougal Prize for Teaching and Mentoring in the Department of Urology. He was instrumental in identifying, coordinating, and facilitating new developments for areas of unmet needs in urology. Dicken co-led the team that performed the first successful penile transplant in the USA; his groundbreaking innovation has been featured in many media outlets worldwide.

Dicken holds an MD from Queen's University. He served on national committees and boards including the UNOS kidney and pancreas committee and on Harvard Medical School committees as well as the American Board of Urology. Dicken has over 75 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He was the 28th President of the Urological Society for Transplantation and Renal Surgery.

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Jeffrey Gum, MD, FAAOS

Orthopedic Surgeon | Advisor to FYR

portraitDr. Jeffrey Gum is an Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Norton Leatherman Spine Center. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Louisville Department of Orthopaedics, teaching spine surgery to medical students, orthopedic residents, fellows, and other surgeons. Jeffrey specializes in adult and pediatric spine deformity surgery and robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. He also performs all types of cervical and lumbar degenerative procedures. Jeffrey is involved in extensive research focusing on adult spinal deformity, robotic-assisted spine surgery, and the economics of spine care. He participates in national and international research collaborative groups in all of these areas.

Jeffrey holds an MD from University of Kansas School of Medicine, has nearly 50 peer-reviewed publications, presents annually at several spine meetings, and holds committee memberships within the Scoliosis Research Society. He has received numerous awards, including the Value Care Award, the RS Edgar Dawson Traveling Fellowship and the AOA's Emerging Leaders on the Move.

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