Team

Team

MedStartr is fortunate to have attracted a group of like-minded healthcare entrepreneurs and people passionate about innovation and catalyzing change.  In addition to the leaders listed below, MedStartr also has the assistance of an enormous crowd of MedStartr Mentors and Venture Partners.  Learn more about these amazing team members and the Mentor / VP programs here.

 Our Team

Alex Fair

Alex Fair

Co-Founder and CEO

While working on his Ph.D. in Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Alex took a break to found his first health tech startup. That first company was bought by a company that had just gone public and he has never.....

Jonathan Fair, MBA

Jonathan Fair, MBA

Managing Director

Most recently, as Executive Vice President of Douglaston Development from 2005-18, Jonathan oversaw the development, construction, management and disposition of over $2 billion worth of market rate rental, hospitality, mixed ....

Robert DeLeonardis

Robert DeLeonardis

Managing Director

Robert brings with him relationships across a wide range of businesses and a skill set of leadership, growth, strategy, restructure, deal-making and initiative to improve portfolio companies performances and identify new investments in the Medstartr family ...

Heather DeLeonardis

Heather DeLeonardis

Venture Partner

Heather Graduated from Wharton business school. Then went on to work on Wall Street for almost two decades. Working at companies like bear Stearns and Commerzbank. She was in charge of billions of dollars instructed notes...

Avisha NessAiver

Avisha NessAiver

Venture Partner

Avisha is an Electrical Engineer and Web Designer with extensive experience in image processing, Matlab coding, graphics design, human physiology, nutrition, and psychologically-backed learning methodologies. Training in leadership ....

Theresa Merrill, MS

Theresa Merrill, MS

Co-Founder and Clinical Review Officer

Theresa Merrill joins the team bringing an MBA in Chemical Pharmaceutical Studies from FDU, a combined Zoology/Psychology degree from Rutgers, and 25 years of combined pharmaceutical, biotechnology, Clinical Review Officer...

Bruce Kaufman

Bruce Kaufman

Managing Director

Bruce has 25+ years of experience in financial services including work at Compass Advisers, Loeb Partners, Lehman Brothers, Rothschild Venture Capital and Coopers & Lybrand ....

Patrick Hurd

Patrick Hurd

Senior Associate

MBA in Finance at StonyBrook University, before coming to MedStartr Patrick worked at Northwell Health in different Administration roles from Patient experience to Finance. He has also started his own company in the dental space while going to through his undergrad.