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Articulate Labs is an Austin, Texas, based private company startup incorporated in Delaware in 2009. Articulate Labs seeks to improve the human condition by through medical technology that mimics and matches biological systems. We are currently assembling a management team with regulatory, reimbursement, and clinical trial experts to help bring our device into the orthopaedics and physical therapy markets.
Chief Executive Officer
For 14 years, Mr. Pierce, served in senior management at four start-up companies that went public, creating over $1.5 billion in market capitalization. He also spent 12 years with firms including Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers, advising corporate clients, venture capital and hedge funds. He has helped raise several billion dollars in equity and debt capital, via strategic transactions, private placements, IPO's and secondary offerings. He has led or been a part of a number of strategic transactions, resulting in several approved drugs and successfully launched products in pharmaceuticals, technology and healthy living.
Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer
Herbie is a startup veteran; his new class of amplifier technology was commercialized by JAM Technologies, Inc., which gained $3M in seed funding and $11M in Series A funding in addition to several development contracts. Previously, Mr. Kirn served as senior systems engineer for Chrysler Research and senior development engineer for GM Research where he honed his expertise in digital signal processing and systems architecture, embedded control system design, and real-time operating systems coding. He has 50 patents issued worldwide, with 12 patents pending. An amputee as a result of a motorcycle accident, Mr. Kirn's interests have turned toward creation of medical devices that can help restore mobility and livelihood in others facing similar circumstances.
Josh is responsible for initial marketing, finances, grant writing, and administration. From 2007 to 2009, Josh served as an AmeriCorps member, helping to write and administer over $3 million in grants for College Forward, an organization that helps disadvantaged high school students apply, enroll into, and persist through higher education. Before then, he served a variety of policy analysis roles across both the Michigan House of Representatives and the Texas Senate. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's degree in Political Theory in 2006.
Kelly Cunningham, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon, Austin Sports Medicine
A Tyler, Texas, native Kelly Cunningham is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who has practiced in Austin since 1990. He completed his sports medicine and knee injuries fellowship with Richard Steadman, M.D., and studied abroad both in Norwich, England, and Vancouver, Canada, where he completed fellowship training in shoulder injuries. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and continued there during his residency in orthopaedic surgery. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas at Austin.Dr. Cunningham's orthopaedic experience includes traveling team physician for the U.S. Men's Alpine Ski Team, as well as primary orthopaedic and sports medicine consultant for the Dallas Cowboys training camp during the years it was held in Austin. His interest in knee, shoulder, hip, ligament, and cartilage injuries in athletes has led to participation in numerous international sports medicine studies and conferences. His hobbies include basketball, snow-skiing, water sports, and traveling with his wife, Beth, and four children.
Jay Mabrey, M.D.
Chief of Orthopedics Department, Baylor University Medical Center
Dr. Jay D. Mabrey is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He practices general orthopaedics with his anatomical speciaties being the hip and knee. Additionally, he is skilled in the areas of total joint replacement, total joint revision, minimally invasive total joint replacement, arthroscopy, surgery of the upper extremity and shoulder, and sports medicine. He graduated from Cornell University cum laude in biological sciences in 1977 and from Cornell University Medical College in 1981. His 2-year general surgery training and 4-year training in orthopaedic surgery were at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Mabrey practiced orthopaedic surgery at the Winn Army Community Hospital in Fort Stewart, Georgia, from 1987 until 1990 and then returned to New York City for a fellowship in biomechanics and total joint surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He then moved to San Antonio, Texas, working initially at the Brooke Army Medical Center before working full-time for the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. During his tenure in San Antonio, he also served as chief of orthopaedics at the André L. Murphy Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center from 1996 to 2002.