Steve Kelly - Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Kelly is an entrepreneur specializing in new technologies in high growth environments that have delivered value to customers and shareholders. Kelly is co-founder and President of Myomo Inc. and also co-founder of Arch Therapeutics (small molecule hemostasis). Steve brings a wealth of expertise in product development, engineering and customer support to his role at Myomo.
Previously, he has been founding CEO of DataPower Technology (XML infrastructure/IBM), an entrepreneur-in-residence at Venrock Associates, Founder of Castle Networks (VoIP switching/Siemens), head of product management at Cascade Communications (Internet switching/Lucent), and a leader in computer networking at Digital Equipment. His experience includes company formation and build-out, strategic marketing and product definition, sales and services. He has built and managed both product and professional service businesses targeted at enterprise, service provider and healthcare customers.
In addition to his current role, he is an active advisor at MIT for the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation and Venture Mentoring Service where he has led the commercialization of late stage research projects ranging from safe drinking water to new methods for titanium smelting. Kelly has a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Bentley College.
Paul R. Gudonis - Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Gudonis brings 30 years of experience in launching new technology-based products and services to Myomo. His career spans the fields of software, telecommunications, Internet services, and robotics. From launching the first cellphone service in the country to building the first Internet backbone network into a billion-dollar global services provider, he has grown venture-backed startup companies and led several publicly held corporations. He dedicated five years to inspire our nation's youth to pursue education and careers in science and engineering via robotics competitions, and he is now leading Myomo's expansion to offer its biomedical devices to a greater number of stroke survivors and clinical partners.
He has held senior executive roles at Ameritech Mobile Communications (a regional spinoff from AT&T), Spectrum Interactive, an eLearning software company, Appex Corporation, which provided software and billing services to the wireless industry, and EDS. As Chairman and CEO of Genuity, he grew BBN’s network operations into a $1.2 billion provider of Internet services, and later served as CEO of Centra Software, Inc. As the first member of his family to go to college, he strongly believes in the value of education, and joined noted inventor Dean Kamen to lead the nonprofit robotics competition which he had founded, FIRST – For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology -- which engages students and engineering mentors in this "sport of the mind."
He has served as Chairman of the Massachusetts High Tech Council, and is currently a member of TechNet, an organization of tech company CEO’s focused on national economic competitiveness. He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at his alma mater, Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering, where he earned his degree in electrical engineering. At the school, he advises a student-led startup, Design for America, which is expanding to college campuses nationwide to develop innovative solutions for local nonprofits. He also earned his MBA degree from Harvard University.
Thomas A. Crowley, JR.
Tom is an experienced corporate executive, advisor and board member, working with early-stage to mid-size companies. He brings over three decades of expertise in strategic planning,operational leadership and optimizing revenues and shareholder value in the medical device markets.
Mr. Crowley currently serves on the Boards of Vertical Spine, LLC, Cascade Medical Enterprises, LLC and Myomo, Inc. He is actively engaged in providing governance and business advice involving financial transactions, business strategy and execution to four medical device companies and two private equity firms. He has also served as Chairman of Core Essence Orthopedics, Inc. Board Member of Aircast, LLC and QDx Diagnostics and member, Corporate Advisory Council, American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
Prior to his current role, Thomas was President of Small Bone Innovations, Inc., Managing Director - Healthcare Investment Banking at Friedman Billings Ramsey, Chief Executive at Aircast, LLC, Senior VP and GM, PSS Ventures and VP, Clinical Business Unit at Hoffman LA Roche. Mr. Crowley holds a BA from Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, MS, Columbia University School of Business, New York, NY and is a Graduate, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS.
Byron Smith, a Principal at Mountain Group Capital, who has had a distinguished career in bringing new consumer technologies to market, has joined the Board of Directors of Myomo. After earning his MBA at the University of Chicago, he worked in brand management at P&G and Pepsico, and held senior management roles at GTE, Excite@Home, and Asurion. He is a director of Aspire Health, MedCenter Display, and several other firms.