SyncThink Appoints Laura Yecies as Chief Executive Officer
Palo Alto, CA–April 4, 2018—SyncThink, a world leader in neurotechnology and brain health analytics with foundational IP in eye-tracking, announces the appointment of Laura Yecies as its new CEO.
A two-time successful CEO, Harvard MBA, and Silicon Valley veteran, SyncThink gains a visionary leader in Yecies. In her new role, she will work closely with the Board of Directors and executive team to set the strategy, build and execute the operational plan, as well as drive the Company’s growth.
“SyncThink is at the forefront of one of the most important health issues we are facing – protecting and optimizing our brain health – our fundamental intellectual and emotional identities. I am thrilled to be joining the SyncThink team to help bring our innovative technology to a broader audience,” said Yecies. “Brain health has been called America’s next Moonshot for good reason – it is the least understood human organ and medical interventions are tricky. Technologies such as the SyncThink platform afford the opportunity to more accurately and closely monitor health and intervene early to protect and improve it”.
This appointment comes at a breakout time for SyncThink. The company recently closed a 3.5M funding round, was granted another patent by the U.S. Patent and Trade Office and added NFL Tight End Coby Fleener to its Athlete Advisory Board. In addition, there were announcements on the adoption of its technology by the Golden State Warriors, University of Texas, Iowa State University, the Pac-12 Conference, and more.
“I would like to thank Ernie Santin, our departing CEO, for his tireless efforts in leading the company and positioning it for success,” said Dr. Jamshid Ghajar, Chairman of the Board, Chief Scientific Adviser and Founder of SyncThink. “Laura Yecies brings a wealth of experience in technology and healthcare. We are fortunate to have such an accomplished executive to lead our team.”
SyncThink continues to focus on the applications of EYE-SYNC to bring objective eye-tracking measurements to clinicians to help in their clinical decision-making process.
You can read more from Laura at her blog here or at https://thekitchensync.co/2018/04/04/a-different-kind-of-sync/
About SyncThink: SyncThink develops revolutionary eye-tracking technology analytics, now in VR headsets, that give medical professionals objective metrics for visual attention and dynamic orientation. Based on 15 years of research and 12 granted patents, SyncThink’s first product, EYE-SYNC, is a 60-second, objective sideline assessment that uses eye tracking to evaluate for ocular motor impairments and vestibular-ocular dysfunction. FDA-cleared for detecting eye-tracking impairment, EYE-SYNC is used by leading university sports medicine departments and medical clinics, from Stanford University to Massachusetts General Hospital, SyncThink is transforming objective assessment, recovery, and monitoring. www.syncthink.com