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Dr. Steven Stralser

Director

Dr. Stralser is Professor Emeritus of Entrepreneurship at Thunderbird School of Global Management and served on the faculty at the University of Arizona’s nationally-ranked McGuire Entrepreneurship Program. Dr. Stralser is a serial entrepreneur and has served as past-President and Charter Member of TIE-AZ (The Indus Entrepreneurs) the leading globally focused organization that advances entrepreneurship internationally.  Currently Dr. Stralser is a Board member for Flexxcoach, an e-learning company focused on sports coaching education and player development and served on the Board of Salt River Devco, the real estate development arm of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. He was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at The Budapest University of Economic Sciences and lived in Prague and Geneva while teaching in Executive MBA programs. He received a Ph.D. from The University of Michigan where he taught Marketing and Marketing Strategy, a BS in Marketing from The University of Arizona and an MBA from Arizona State University.

Ethan A. Bindelglas, MD

Director

Ethan A. Bindelglas, MD graduated from Sackler school of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel and completed his residency in Family Medicine at Banner University Hospital, Phoenix, AZ. He was a pioneer in the concept of retainer/concierge medicine and founded Arcadia Personal Physicians, which was one of the first concierge practices in the country. Dr. Bindelglas has been involved in over 30 phase II or phase III FDA clinical trials. He is an advisor for the Texas Medical Center innovation hub and currently has been helping guide patients through the complicated process of cancer diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Bindelglas has served as a medical volunteer at the St. Vincent de Paul clinic since 2002 and has volunteered in numerous medical clinics and mobile medical units in Ethiopia, Thailand, Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand, Vietnam, Nepal, Indonesia, and Timor Leste. He is currently the Chairman of the Banner Committee for Continuing Inter-professional Education and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona.

Chris Spinella

Director and Corporate Secretary

Chris Spinella is an accomplished executive with experience in operations, P&L oversight, product development, multi-channel product distribution, strategy, sales and marketing in start-up, growth, and Fortune 500 organizations.  Chris was a Co-Founder/CEO of Apriva, Co-Founder/CEO of APPSware Holdings, Co-Founder/CEO of iTool which was acquired by Onvia, Co-Founder of NetSearch which was acquired by Aether Systems, and Founder/CEO Smart Technologies.  Chris received his BS in Business Administration from Arizona State University where he was also awarded the ASU College of Business’ Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award in 2012 and served as Chairman of the ASU Alumni Association in 2011.  Chris also earned his MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Dr. Mark Naufel

Chief Technology Officer

Mark Naufel is an innovator, a Professor of Practice, and a tech entrepreneur. During graduate school, Naufel was appointed by the Governor of Arizona to serve on the Arizona Board of Regents. Naufel has received master’s degrees in both Systems Engineering and Business Data Analytics, as well as his Ph.D. in Human Systems Engineering from Arizona State University. Mark is the Founder and Executive Director of Luminosity, Arizona State University’s premier innovation lab, which engages over 100 interdisciplinary students annually in labs located in Arizona, Tennessee, Boston, and Ghana. Through Luminosity, Naufel serves as the Principal Investigator on R&D efforts for many of the world’s most successful companies, including Adidas, Zoom Technologies, and Starbucks.

Michael J Lang, JD, PhD, MBA

Intellectual Property Attorney

Providing contracted legal services as in-house Intellectual Property Counsel to technology based companies in Arizona. In addition, providing intellectual property counseling and strategic development, as well as, preparing and prosecuting patents and trademarks, negotiating license agreements, and providing product clearance, invalidity, freedom to operate, and novelty opinions to individual clients across the country.

Bill Ramsey

Director and Product + Experience Strategy

Bill's career revolves around the intersection of digital, physical, and human — that is, helping folks from business, creative, and technology disciplines get closer to customers and work together to deliver products and experiences that people love. His most recent work at Amazon involved developing a customer insights practice and creating digital experiences to build trust and loyalty with millions of third-party sellers. Prior to Amazon, Bill led product design for REDcard, GiftCards, and mobile wallets at Target, mobile apps and emerging experiences at Choice Hotels International, and product innovation and design at Apriva. Bill earned an MBA, with distinction, from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Dr. William Corbin

Advisory Board Member

William R. Corbin is a Full Professor in the Department of Psychology and Director of Graduate Studies. The goals of his program of research are 1) to improve understanding of factors that lead to the development of alcohol-related problems; and 2) to develop effective programs for reducing alcohol-related harm. The first aim is met through a combination of a) longitudinal survey research on risk factors for heavy drinking, b) laboratory-based research on the relation between subjective response to alcohol and risk for alcohol-related problems, and c) laboratory-based research on the effects of alcohol on risk-taking. The second aim is met through prevention outcome studies targeting alcohol use and associated harms. Professor Corbin received an undergraduate degree from ASU, a doctorate from the University of Georgia, and completed his Internship at the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston. Professor Corbin completed post-doctoral training at The University of Texas, Austin before joining the faculty in Clinical Psychology at Yale University (2002-2009), where he also served as the Director of Clinical Training (2004-2009). He joined the faculty at ASU in 2009.