Tivic Health management is grounded in deep expertise. Tivic’s team of motivated professionals have a talent for innovation and a deep conviction for developing heath-tech medical devices that are non-invasive, drug-free and address US chronic healthcare conditions.

Jennifer Ernst

CEO & Co-Founder

Jennifer is a consummate hi-tech business developer with a history of developing markets from new technologies such as Thin Film Electronics ($480M market cap in 5 yrs) with Xerox PARC. With over 20 years at Xerox PARC, she held multiple go-to-market roles and marketed multiple award-winning products. MBA, Santa Clara University.

John Claude

VP, Engineering & Co-Founder

A prolific inventor, John has 20+ years as a biomedical engineer with over 30 patents and four successful company exits. John’s rich background includes companies like St. Jude, Eli Lily, Boston Scientific, Apama Medical, Maya, Nosimed, and NASA. ME, Biomedical Engineering; BS, Biology with Biochemistry minor.

Chandrasekhar Durisety

VP, Manufacturing & Operations

Chandrasekhar has 20+ years in new product innovation for medical, consumer and wireless products. He was previously with Thin Film Electronics ASA, ThinkEco, Toshiba, Spansion, and Wipro & Sensor Products. PhD & MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Tennessee.

Blake Gurfein, PhD

VP of Research & Scientific Affairs

Blake leads Tivic Health’s clinical and scientific research. In addition to his full-time role at Tivic Health, he is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCSF. Blake is an expert in neuromodulation device development and has served as a research executive and consultant for medical device and pharma companies including Rio Grande Neurosciences and EMD Serono/Pfizer. Blake’s prior research in neuroscience and immunology has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and philanthropic donors, yielding high-impact journal publications.

Ph.D., Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Sc.B., Neuroscience, Brown University.

Maureen Perou

VP, Marketing

Launched first OTC TENS unit in the US in 23,000 stores. Marketing & product development leadership positions at Omron Healthcare, The Pampered Chef, Perou Consulting, Unilever, and Pepsi. Frost & Sullivan 2017 Award for New Product Innovation. Launched 500+ medical devices and consumer products. MBA, University of Chicago.

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