Our Team

Chief Science Officer 

Sam Kwak

Sam specializes in the research and development of hearing related technologies and products and is the inventor of our underlying technology (TSC). Sam studied Cognitive Acoustics and Systematic Musicology at the University of California, Los Angeles as a Ph.D. student. He earned a M.A. and B.A. in Psychological Acoustics and Systematic Musicology from Seoul National University, Korea.

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Ellis

Chris is a startup veteran with roles ranging from National Channel Manager to Head of Sales. Chris is currently CEO and cofounder of AudioCardio, a digital health and wellness company that has developed technology that aims to restore sensorineural hearing loss.

Head of Operations

Bryant Laitipaya

Bryant is a former startup founder working on the ground floor of successful early-stage businesses and has held roles in operations and business development for numerous startups. Bryant is currently the Head of Operations for AudioCardio.

Our Advisors

Kevin Liebe, AuD

Kevin is CEO of Hearing Health & Technology Matters, a leading online hearing resource. He has over a decade of clinical experience in audiology and is a past president of the Washington State Academy of Audiology.

Dr. Robert Traynor, Ed.D., MBA, FNAP

For 46 years Robert provided diagnostic & rehabilitative treatment to hearing loss & tinnitus patients. Roles include Chair of the American Board of Audiology and Board member of the American Tinnitus Association.

Eunyee Kwak, Ph.D.

Eunyee is a clinical researcher, co-author on 15+ papers, speaker, co-author of the TSC clinical research project at Stanford University and holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Neuro-Physiology from POSTECH (Korea).

Tony Sulsona

Tony is an executive sales leader with expertise in sales, marketing, and strategic stakeholder relationships at established and startup companies. His hearing healthcare experience spans 18 years, most recently as VP of Sales at Bernafon.

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