Co-Founder & CEO
David is an entrepreneur and investor with extensive experience in growing and managing fast paced and high growth businesses. David is the Co-Founder & CEO of Rehabilitation Health; the CEO of the NextSling all-in-one backpack shoulder sling; Founder and CEO of Avid Alexander, an incubation acceleration funding think tank; and former Managing Director of PandoLabs, Park City’s entrepreneurial community. David received a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Duke University.
Co-Founder & President
Jeramy is an entrepreneur at heart who helps start and invest in organizations that have a multiplier effect in their outcomes. In Addition to being Co-Founder of Rehabilitation Health, Jeramy is the Managing Director of the Sorenson Impact Center and Managing Director of University Venture Funds I & II for the University of Utah. He is also Principal Partner for XIII, LLC; a diversified family holding and a partner at Valter's Osteria. Jeramy is Board Member for PandoLabs, Board Member for the Community Foundation of Utah, a member of the Kickstart Seed Fund (I&II) Investment Committees, and Treasurer of the Lund Foundation.
Head of Legal
Leslie, a dedicated angel investor and corporate attorney, is Co-Founder and Principal of The Artemis Fund, the first female founded, female focused VC fund based in Houston (and Park City). Leslie is an angel investor in over 40 companies and an LP in five other VC funds. In addition, Leslie is a board member of the Houston Angel Network (most active in the US), a board member and advisory board member of early stage companies, a member of the Investment Committee of Blue Ivy Ventures and AVG Fund, and a speaker on venture capital financing, diversity in the startup community, and angel investing. Leslie practiced corporate law both in large law firms and in-house (as a general counsel) for over 25 years. Leslie was previously General Counsel of Fisher Healthcare.
Operations & Product Development
Bruce has most recently spent his time identifying and diligencing startup and emerging technology companies for partnership, investment, or acquisition by major corporations. He was responsible for research, product development, and go-to-market strategy for a digital banking application, and has also spent time at a leading private equity firm.
Rehabilitation Health Products
Jen Bieber earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Utah, recognized as a Pro Bono National Honor Society member and Widener Award recipient. Jen specializes in orthopedic and sports physical therapy, is certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA-1), and passionately addresses the entire kinetic chain of each patient to educate and empower them to reach their potential. Jen is Head of Rehabilitation Health Products for Rehabilitation Health, a Pandolabs Founding Member, and COO of the NextSling. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog and enhancing her personal perspective on physical performance enhancement and recovery through her active Utah lifestyle: running, biking, kayaking, hiking, golfing, playing tennis, bouldering, and skiing.
Operations & Strategy
Emmanuel "Manny" Ogana is a founder and professional based in the Greater Salt Lake City area. Manny was born in Nairobi, Kenya and spent a bulk of his childhood moving around Europe, Kenya, and decided that the United States is home. Manny graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Communication studies. During his time there Manny has been involved in various professional and social clubs while working to better the communities he served in South East Louisiana. In his spare time Manny enjoys healthy dialogues centered around sports, nature, history, culture, startups, venture capital, sciences, and how amazing his experience in Utah has been.
Stephen Thomas is an associate professor of instruction in the department of health and rehabilitation sciences at Temple University, a consultant for the Philadelphia Phillies, the chief scientific consultant for UPenn Throwing Clinic, and the former President of the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists. He completed his undergraduate and master’s degree in Kinesiology, at Temple University. He then earned his Ph.D. in Biomechanics & Movement Science at the University of Delaware. Dr. Thomas also received an NIH F32 postdoctoral research fellowship in the bioengineering of tendon at the McKay Orthopedic Research Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania.
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and also in Hand Surgery, Dr. Bieber graduated from Yale University and Georgetown University School of Medicine, and continued his orthopaedic training at Johns Hopkins University followed by a fellowship in hand and upper extremity at the Mayo Clinic. He is a consultant for hand and upper extremity surgery at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Bieber has served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Chairman of Orthopaedics, and Chairman of the Medical Staff at Suburban Hospital (a member of the Johns Hopkins Health System), as President of the Washington Orthopaedic Society, and as President of the Southeastern Hand Society.
Strategy & Operations Advisor
Bryan Christiansen is Chief Operating Officer of WeLink, former Chief Operating Officer at Vivint Solar, former Vice President of Operations for Vivint Internet, and was Vivint’s Vice President of Operational Improvement. Bryan brings almost two decades of high-level strategic leadership and on-the-ground tactical experience to his roles. Before joining Vivint, Bryan was a Managing Director and Senior Vice President at Xerox where he ran a portfolio of 4 businesses in the government healthcare space. Bryan was a founding board member at Navigator Pointe Academy (NPA), a Utah K-9 public charter school, and served as the school’s board chairman for over 11 years.
Internship Program - 2020 Interns
Marketing & Operations
Nic is a strategy, operations, and marketing intern at Rehabilitation Health working on branding and social media outreach. He is a rising junior at the University of Southern California studying Economics Mathematics (BS) and Applied Analytics, eyeing career paths in policy, startups, and data analytics. From experiences interning with entrepreneur networks, a venture catalyst firm, becoming a founding member of PandoLabs, and being part of a young soccer club at USC which became the first college team to compete in the UPSL division of US soccer. Nic has developed an affinity for contributing to budding groups and an intense excitement about the entrepreneurial mindset. He finds himself in constant search for possible improvements and understanding of others' needs.
Strategy & Operations
Seth Berlin is a strategy and operations intern at Rehabilitation Health focused on outreach and community building. Prior to joining Rehab Health, Seth co-founded Spoonful, a startup known across U of U's campus for delivering bowls of cereal and smiles to students and faculty alike through a mobile iOS app. Seth has continued to develop his passion for entrepreneurship by joining the Sorenson Impact Center as an investment analyst performing due diligence for early stage companies seeking financing from the Sorenson Impact Foundation and University Venture Fund II. Seth credits much of his success and opportunities to many of the generous people he has met and the Daniels Fund organization where he currently serves as a Daniels Scholar ambassador. Seth is also a member of the University of Utah's Student-Alumni-Board, focused on service and philanthropy.
Strategy & Product Development
Boyd is a strategy, operations, and product development intern at Rehabilitation Health focused on technological infrastructure. Boyd has previously worked at BYU as a research assistant in the field of Electro-holography, as a volunteer missionary for the LDS church managing a team of developers, setting strategy, and building several pieces of software that helped to market and manage the church's operations in Asia, and as an operations analyst for Vivint Solar. Boyd is also currently a member of the Harvard College Consulting Group, a highly competitive organization which has developed actionable recommendations for industry clients with a combined market capitalization of over $5.6T since 2016, recently helped to create the Crown Education Challenge, and studies Computer Science, Economics, and Chinese as a rising Sophomore at Harvard University.