Jacques Souquet, Founder and CEO of SuperSonic Imagine, held the position of Chief Scientific and Technology Officer (CTO) and Senior Vice President of Philips Medical Systems worldwide from 2000 to 2005.
Jacques joined ATL Ultrasound in 1981 as principal scientist in the cardiology departement. From 1993 to 2000, he became CTO and Senior Vice President for Product Generation.
Continuing his career with ATL Ultrasound, from March 1989 to June 1993, Dr. Souquet served as Director of Strategic Marketing and Product Planning and Vice President for Product Generation.
Dr. Souquet received a Higher Engineering Degree from Ecole Superieure d'Electricite of Paris, France, a Ph.D. from the Orsay University of France in the field of optical memory, and a second Ph.D. from Stanford University in the field of new acoustic imaging techniques for medical ultrasound applications and nondestructive testing.
Jacques is a member of the Board of Directors of SonoSite, Inc., a leading company in the field of hand-held ultrasound imaging devices.
He is also on the Board of Directors of Median Technologies, a French company in medical computer-aided detection systems.
He is the inventor of the multiplane transesophageal echo probe, which is now used in 30% of all ultrasound echocardiography examinations.
Dr. Souquet holds 10 patents in the field of ultrasound imaging. He is the author of more than 50 technical papers and is a keynote speaker at major technical and clinical meetings worldwide.
Claude Cohen-Bacrie, Executive VP and Chief Technology Officer of SuperSonic Imagine, held the position of cluster leader for the ultrasound departement at Philips Research USA until 2005. The post involved research into core ultrasound beamforming technology and new business ultrasound development.
Claude was senior scientist at Philips Research France from 1996 to 2002. His research interests were ultrasound vascular applications and elastography for the breast.
Claude headed a multinational project on breast ultrasound from 1999 to 2002 and launched several clinical investigations into new imaging protocols at various sites in France and the United States.
Claude Cohen-Bacrie received an engineering degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Electronique et de ses Applications in 1992. He graduated from the University of Orsay in 1992 with a Masters Degree in signal and image processing.
He then specialized in medical imaging and biomedical engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, Canada, and worked on Electrical Impedance Tomography, specializing in lung emphysema detection.
He graduated with a second Masters degree in 1994 and joined Electricite de France as a research assistant to develop innovative algorithms on Eddy current tomography for non destructive testing.
Mr Cohen-Bacrie holds 10 patents in the field of medical imaging and makes regular contributions to key scientific conferences in the field of ultrasound.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SuperSonic Imagine, Gordon Waldron is responsible for driving all of SuperSonic Imagine’s key strategic and commercial partnerships, as well as overseeing the company’s financial development plan.
Prior to joining SuperSonic Imagine in September 2010, Mr. Waldron spent five years as CFO for the French biotech company Novexel where he raised €50 million in 2006, negotiated a preclinical license agreement which brought the company a €75 million upfront payment in 2008 and directed a trade sale process resulting in the acquisition of Novexel by AstraZeneca for cash consideration of approximately $500 million in 2009.
Before Novexel, he spent eight years as VP Finance with Synt:em (Nimes, France) where he raised €32 million in three financing rounds.
Gordon also spent five years with Texas Instruments, first as Finance Director for a French subsidiary, then as Group Finance Manager (based in the UK) covering 17 entities and a distributor network for Texas Instruments Software in the Europe, Middle East and Africa territories.
Mr. Waldron started his career with Spie Batignolles at its head office near Paris before becoming a controller of the company’s US subsidiaries based in Pittsburgh.
Bradley G. Garrett is the Chief Customer Fulfillment Officer at SuperSonic Imagine, and has been with the company since January 2007. His responsibilities include Manufacturing and Purchasing, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance and World-Wide Service Operations and Field Service.
Prior to joining SuperSonic Imagine, from 2000 through 2006, Brad was the Chief Operating Officer at SonoSite, a leading company in the field of hand-held ultrasound imaging devices. His responsibilities included Research and Development, Manufacturing and Purchasing Operations, Global Customer Service, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, and Product and Market Management.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Garrett held positions as Director of Operations for ATL Ultrasound (the predecessor to Philips Healthcare Ultrasound), Vice-President of Operations for the Broadcast Products Division of Harris Corporation, and Vice-President of Operations for two contract design and manufacturing businesses.
Brad earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Oregon.
Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Chief Business Officer of SuperSonic Imagine. He is responsible for advancing all of SuperSonic Imagine’s key strategic and commercial partnerships as well as driving the company’s global sales growth.
Kurt Kelln has lived and worked in the USA, Germany and the UK and has an extensive knowledge of the International Healthcare Markets. In addition, Mr. Kelln possesses a wealth of experience in the field of ultrasound imaging, a domain he has worked in for more than 25 years.
Prior to joining SuperSonic Imagine in April 2012, Mr. Kelln served as Vice President of Ultrasound and Women’s Healthcare at Philips Healthcare where he implemented successful sales and marketing strategies for mature and growth markets. He was responsible for leading one of the largest and most successful sales and marketing teams in the industry.
Before Philips, Mr. Kelln spent 11 years with ATL Ultrasound in various strategic leadership positions in Operations, Administration, Sales and Marketing. He has vast experience in business strategy, sales and marketing leadership, and general management.