Necati Hacıkadiroğlu

Necati is the CEO of Matia Robotics and the inventor of the Tek RMD. Necati started his robotics research in the Koc University Robotics Community. Since then Necati has worked as an expert on a variety of robotic projects. Necati has over 10 years of experience in the robotics field and holds a number of patents. Necati serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Necati's extensive research in the robotics field, and consultations with rehabilitation centers and spinal paralysis foundations led he and his team to develop the Tek RMD to respond to the exact needs of patients. Necati says the Tek RMD is designed to give paraplegics independence they can't get from a wheelchair.

 

Paul Keen

Paul has owned and managed a variety of established and new business ventures. In 1975, Paul joined TNT Bulkships Limited rising to the position of General Manager in 1983. In 1985, Paul was appointed Executive Director of Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services, a business 50% owned by TNT where he worked closely with Sir Peter Abeles developing the company into the world's third largest operating lessor of new commercial aircraft. In 1993, Sir Peter Abeles and Paul established ABAKUS Aircraft and Aviation Specialists of which Paul is currently the Managing Director. Paul co-founded Couponstar Pty Ltd, which was acquired by Coupons.com.

 

Steven Boal

Steven, A former Wall Street executive, founded Quotient (NYSE:QUOT), formerly Coupons.com Incorporated, in 1998 and is responsible for its strategic and operational direction. Mr. Boal previously served as vice president of business development for Integral Development Corporation, a privately held financial software company in Silicon Valley. Prior to that, Mr. Boal was vice president and head of global emerging markets derivative technology at J.P. Morgan. Before that, he was president of OptEdge, a real-time options, analytics and risk management business. Mr. Boal also held various management positions at TriStar Market Data, most recently running the company’s Montgomery Securities division. He holds a B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany. He is the Founder of CashStar Inc. and serves as its Chairman. Steven served as Director of Couponstar Pty Ltd prior to it's acquistion by Coupons.com. He also sits on the board of MonkeyHugs an organization that sells plush toys to raise and train capuchin monkeys to provide daily, in-home assistance to people living with spinal cord injury or other mobility impairments.

 

Ayça Hacıkadiroğlu

Ayça is the CFO of Matia Robotics. Ayca holds a bachlor degree in Economics from Marmara University, Turkey and an MBA from Pepperdine University, USA. Ayça worked in the Marketing and Business Development departments of leading Turkish companies Turkcell and Borusan Holding, and at Ernst & Young. Ayça serves on the Board of Directors.

 

Av Edidin, Ph.D.

Av is currently Chief Scientific Officer at Relievant. Dr. Edidin was most recently at Medtronic, where he was the Vice President of Science and Technology for the Spinal and Biologics Business Unit. Prior to this role, Dr. Edidin held several senior management positions at Kyphon, including Vice President of Scientific Affairs. Before joining Kyphon, he was the Principal Scientist for Stryker Orthopaedics. Dr. Edidin is also a Research Associate Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University, where he co-founded the Implant Research Center and specializes in implant systems and forensic engineering of medical devices. Av serves on the Board of Directors.