Board of Directors
David McFaul retired in 2010 as Senior Vice President-President International at Boston Scientific Corporation and a member of the Company's Executive Committee. During his 15 year tenure at Boston Scientific, he was an Operating Committee member, Regional President of Asia Pacific & Japan, President Japan, Vice President Sales Development Intercontinental, Vice President of Latin America, Canada and sub-Saharan Africa and responsible for the start-up and development of the Canadian business. He was the Company Chair for Worldwide Diabetes Day from 2007 to 2009. With over 25 years experience in the medical industry, Mr. McFaul has also held sales, marketing and general management positions at a variety of other companies including Stryker Corporation, EBI Medical Systems, Baxter Corporation, and Abbott Labs. He is a past Board member of Covalon, a publicly traded Canadian medical device company. He most recently sat as CEO for a Contract Research Organization start-up enterprise.
Dr. Robert Bray, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Robert Bray is a senior Orthopedic Surgeon at the Peter Lougheed Hospital and a Professor and Scientist of Alberta Innovates Health Solutions. His patient population includes patients with peripheral sensory deficits, athletes and lower extremity amputees. Dr. Bray has a strong background in research, has been involved extensively with medical device development, and has successfully exited previous ventures. Dr. Bray stands as a Medical Advisor and Director for Orpyx®.
Brent King, P Eng.
Brent King is Director of Operations at TENET Medical Engineering (a division of Smith and Nephew Inc.), a dynamic manufacturer of Innovative Arthroscopic and Orthopaedic Positioning Products. The organization is focused on developing unique solutions to patient positioning issues in the OR. Brent carries 17 years experience in the development of Class I Medical Devices. He leads a team of 40 Engineers and technical staff in the design, manufacture and sales of over 40 medical products in 50 countries throughout the world. TENET’s marquee product, The SPIDER Limb Positioner, was invented and patented by Brent. Recently he was awarded the Manning Innovation Award for this innovation. Brent graduated with a BSc in Zoology from the University of Calgary (1993), followed by a BaSC in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia (1998). He serves on the External Research Advisory Board (UofC), and on the Technology Advisory Committee for Biovantage. In his spare time he enjoys time spent with family, snowboarding, and motorcycles.
Lew Turnquist has over 25 years of operational and transactional experience in technology companies. He was most recently the senior managing partner at Kirchner Private Capital Group, a US-based boutique merchant bank, where he led the firm's transactions (M&A) and operational advisory practices. Prior to this role, Turnquist led the growth or turnaround of several early-stage technology companies including: VX Technologies Inc., a 3D measurement product company; J-Commerce Inc., a retail point-of-sale software company; and Cell-Loc Inc., a wireless location technology and services company. Turnquist has served in an advisory capacity Orpyx® since 2012 and now leads its operations as the company executes its growth strategy to develop a strong portfolio of wearable pressure sensor technologies.
Dr. Breanne Everett, MD, MBA
Dr. Breanne Everett is the CEO of Orpyx®, as well as a Medical Doctor and resident in the Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Calgary. Prior to starting medical school, Breanne completed her undergraduate degree in biochemistry at McGill University, where she was a Loran Scholar. Breanne’s clinical experience has given her ample exposure to diabetic patients requiring surgical management of diabetic foot complications. Seeing the burden these complications pose on both patients and the healthcare system, and with the primary goal of addressing these issues, she founded Orpyx® in 2010.