There, they saw firsthand how electronic health records (EHRs) are used to improve patient care and share data more efficiently—but also create a whole new slate of serious security and privacy concerns.
While in the DreamIt Health Baltimore accelerator class of 2014, Robert and Nick developed the initial prototype and algorithms that launched Protenus. Their continued passion for healthcare and patient privacy has enabled them to build a team that delivers Protenus to hospitals around the country, as healthcare data breaches continue to rise.
We are passionate about Protenus, our work, and our downtime. We take board games, HIPAA violations, Whiskey Wednesday, and securing patient data very seriously. Our incredible team members are superheroes when it comes to protecting patient privacy, and our superpowers include particle physics, quantitative finance, market segmentation, cybersecurity, healthcare analytics sales, and human-computer interface design.
Ben has a unique, diverse background in visual design, user experience, and product design.
Dave is an expert software developer, with over ten years of experience in big data analytics and data visualization.
Dan earned a Ph.D. in quantitative marketing with training in doctoral economics, econometrics, and statistics, and is an expert in the identification of non-obvious patterns in human behavior.
Deirdre blends her background in healthcare technology with a decade as a clinician who deeply understands the dynamics of patient care.
Cate is a Venture for America fellow learning first-hand what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
Stacey has over 20 years of experience in healthcare privacy, security, and information technology.
Kira is an expert in executing marketing strategy and has a Masters degree in Marketing Management.
John is an expert in the fields of data mining and machine learning, particularly as applied to the problem of malicious actors in complex environments.
Mike has been building web-based applications and sites for over a decade, working in a wide variety of environments.
Alex is a Venture For America Fellow, talented big data engineer, and a co-founder of SOS4 Cancer, a non-profit organization that supports teens fighting cancer.
Robert began his career designing and managing analytical systems for the world’s most successful hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates.
Margy has extensive first-hand experience participating in and analyzing clinical workflows in various aspects of healthcare.
Cosme is a Nature-published particle physicist by training and earned his Ph.D. working at CERN. His specialty is isolating meaningful signals from noisy data.
Chris is an experienced technical leader and an expert in engineering high-performance software solutions.
Nick served eight years in the US Army and completed his service as a highly-decorated Special Forces operator (Green Beret). He was awarded two bronze stars during his service, one for extraordinary valor.
Chris is a brand and design visionary who has directed user interface design for large multinational corporations, as well as national retail brands.
Andrew is a skilled systems engineer, DevOps wizard, and security and privacy expert, keeping Protenus high-performance and highly-secure.
Cary has vast experience building scalable, performance-sensitive backend and middleware systems in highly-secure and mission-critical environments.
Ellen is a specialist in machine learning classification models and neural networks.
Fazal has extensive experience in enterprise architecture, software development, and building scalable, high-performance systems in secure environments.
Eren is a seasoned marketer who specializes in product and demand generation marketing. Over his career, Eren has helped both Fortune 100 companies and startups grow and succeed.
Bill has over ten years of full-stack software development experience, which he will apply to both front and back-end product development for Protenus.
Christa has extensive experience in successful communication between technical teams and end users to boost user-centric product maturation and development.