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 new biomedical devices to restore movement 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.
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 Co-Chair of the Massachussetts Technology Leadership Council Robotics Cluster, 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.
Jonathan Naft, CPO
General Manager O&P
Jonathan Naft, CPO, is a highly-regarded member of the O&P community and is the founder of Geauga Rehabilitation Engineering, Inc. (GRE). He is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Engineering and from Northwestern University’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Center. Prior to working with Myomo, Jonathan grew a three office practice that is well known for its innovation, creativity, and product development. At G.R.E. O&P, Jonathan and his staff fabricated and fit patients for prosthetics including above knee, below knee, and upper extremity. Jon is experienced with young athletes as well as geriatrics. For his Orthotic patients, Jonathan is experienced with cranial, upper extremity, lower extremity, and spinal. Jonathan is an examiner for the ABC certification exam and is a Past President for the Ohio Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. Jon is also a member of the prestigious AOPA Coding Committee, and has been an invited speaker at several national prosthetic and orthotic conferences. Jonathan is on the advisory board for the O&P Business news, and he routinely provides peer review throughout the industry.
Chief Clinical Officer
Ela is a published researcher, national lecturer and patent holder in the area of rehabilitation robotics. At Myomo, she leads the company’s service delivery system and clinical partnerships working with stroke clinics, rehabilitation centers and hospitals that provide the Myomo based therapy service to patients.
Prior to joining Myomo, Ela was a supervisor, national lecturer and neuroscience researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. After working at RIC, Ms. Lewis was the Director of Trauma for HealthSouth Hospitals of Greater Pittsburgh, Harmarville. While at HealthSouth, Ms. Lewis was a key member of HealthSouths national technology review committee. Furthermore, she is a member of the Industry Advisory Board at Carnegie Mellon University’s Quality of Life Technology Center that was created to transform the lives of people with reduced functional capabilities due to aging or disability through technology innovation.
Ela Lewis received a BS with honors in Biology from University of Illinois. She received a MS from Washington University in St. Louis. Additionally, Ms. Lewis has received the Taylor Fellowship from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and is an APTA board certified Neurological Specialist.
Director of Engineering
Gene is an expert in software and electrical engineering and leads the company’s engineering team in the development of the software architecture and electro-mechanical control of the Myomo Mobility System. In addition to his vast experience in this field, Gene participated in the electronic design of Myomo's first generation robotic system.
Previously Tacy was the Lead Product Engineer at Intel where he was responsible for the Xeon 8 way server system. Before joining Intel, Gene was at GE Corporate R&D where he focused on quality monitoring and process modeling. Additionally, Tacy worked with NComm, Inc. where he was the lead engineer on a number of hardware and software design projects. Gene graduate with Bachelor Computer Engineering, Bachelor Electrical Engineering and Master in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University.
Chief Financial Officer
Ralph Goldwasser is senior financial executive who contributed significantly to the growth of public and private high technology companies. Most recently Goldwasser was the Chief Financial Officer of Unica Corporation a global provider of marketing software. Previously he was Chief Financial Officer of BBN Inc. and Avici Systems Inc. Goldwasser is a CPA and was an audit manager with Coopers&Lybrand (PWC). He received is B.S in Electrical Engineering from City College of New York and an MBA from New York University.
Dr. Fredrick Nahm
Dr. Nahm is a board certified M.D., Ph.D., and an actively practicing neurologist. He is the founder and managing partner at Neurology of Greenwich, where his focus is on stroke, and neuromuscular disease. He is the Medical Director of the Stroke Program at Greenwich Hospital; a program that he helped to establish and which currently oversees. He is also the CEO and co-founder of Neurocare Health Network, a company developing innovative neurology focused practice sites for the treatment of stroke, neuromuscular disorders, dementia, traumatic brain injury and headache.
He started his medical career with a BS from the University of Michigan, with a double major in philosophy and neuroscience. During his medical training at the University of Michigan, he completed a Ph.D. in neuroscience at The Salk Institute and the University of California, San Diego. He later went on to complete his neurology residency at the Harvard Neurology Program, where he was Chief Resident at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. He then went on to both a neurophysiology fellowship at the BI, a neuromuscular fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a bioethics fellowship at the Harvard Medical School of Public Health. He has extensively published in the fields of neurophysiology, neuroscience, bioethics, and the history of neurology.
Michael brings to Myomo over 25 years of experience developing marketing and communication programs for new technology products and services, medical device companies, consumer brands and manufacturing companies.
Prior to Myomo, Michael founded Q, Inc., a marketing communications agency working on a diverse range of clients and industries, technology, medical devices, business-to-business as well as home appliances and retail. Previous to Q, Inc. Michael held senior management positions with Connected Brands (a national advertising agency), Lowe Grob, an agency specializing in medical devices and bio-tech markets. He has BA in Political Science from Trent University in Canada.