Expertise

Expertise

  

Brian Russell

Independent Tech Entrepreneur, Investor, and Director

  • Physical Sciences
  • Agritech and Agbio
  • Fifth Committee
Brian has 25 years experience in Global Commercialisation, Venture Financing and Innovation. CEO, Founder of Zephyr Technology Corp ( Acquired by Covidien COV: NYSE in 2014), a global leader in wearable sensors . 11 years experience in Start Up and financing with Venture Capital and strategic investors. Strategic partner co development and commercialisation strategic negotiations including Under Armour, 3M and Motorola. Subject matter expert in wearable and remote physiological monitoring including FDA cleared and consumer. Brian combines technology and business to drive business growth. Experience includes. NCSU Nanotech Advisory board, Corporate Development at Medtronic. CEO/Founder at Zephyr. Business Development and Chip Designer at Analog Devices. Analog Telecommunications designer for Nokia, Cambridge, UK. Consumer Electronics product designer at Fisher and Paykel, NZ. Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Auckland University, New Zealand. Patents in optics, Silicon Chips, control systems, wearable sensors , physiological algorithms and wireless solutions. Other activities include testifying to Congress on behalf of NASA, Dept of Homeland Security advisor on physiological monitoring, Member Medical and Military Board of Advisors for NCSU Nanotech Institute, Board member Return on Science. Advising various companies on market entry, science based development roadmaps and investment/exit strategies.