Leadership Team

Pelu Tran

Co-Founder & CEO

Pelu is a veteran healthcare enterprise entrepreneur. At his previous company Augmedix, Pelu led a team that served over 20 of the largest enterprise healthcare systems in the US, raised over $70M in venture financing, grew annual revenues from $0 to $20M, and opened 7 global offices employing 1,000 people.

Kenneth Ko

Co-Founder & CTO

Kenneth Ko has 10 years of experience delivering multi-modal network analysis tools for the enterprise, and distributed zero-downtime solutions for multinational media channels. Kenneth Ko leads the R&D to deliver secure and scalable healthcare IT and cloud-first machine learning applications.

Robert Brill

Head of Sales

Rob is a health IT sales veteran with over 30 year of experience as a sales executive at public companies like McKesson and Medquist, building and leading enterprise health system sales teams. As Head of Sales at Augmedix, Rob led all sales growth from $0 to $20M in annual revenues.

Peter Eason

VP of Finance & Operations

Peter leads the finance and operations teams, unlocking the value of the Ferrum platform for our customers, developers and strategic partners. Prior to Ferrum, Peter led a 500+ person daily operation at Augmedix to deliver services to healthcare enterprise customers.

Benjamin Nguyen, MD

Product & Marketing

Ben leads the product & marketing teams at Ferrum. Prior to Ferrum, Ben led the product team at GIBLIB, a fast growing medical education startup, and business development at the technology consulting firm Sidebench, where he started the healthcare practice. Ben holds an M.D. from the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Keith Chew, MHA

Market Development

Keith leads market development at Ferrum, and is a 40-year veteran thought leader and healthcare executive, with expertise in hospital based practices, medical imaging, and healthcare quality. He is a past president of the RBMA and has been a guest speaker for the RBMA, HFMA, ACR, MGMA, Becker’s Hospital Review.

Elie Balesh, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Balesh is the medical director at Ferrum, leading AI use case development, clinical implementation, and research operations. He holds degrees from Harvard, Yale and completed postgraduate training at MGH, TMC, and UTSW. He is a member of the ACR, SIR, and the Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke.

Tristan Cheever

Director of Enterprise Applications

Tristan leads technical designs for the enterprise applications team at Ferrum. Prior to Ferrum, Tristan was a technical lead at Cisco Systems, where he designed and implemented distributed E2E network visibility platforms, big data mass network storage solutions and network analytics appliances from FPGA to UI.

Joseph Chui M.Sc

Head of Machine Learning

Joseph leads the development of machine learning algorithms at Ferrum. Prior to Ferrum, Joseph architeched imaging and visualization solutions in medical imaging, defense, automotive, robotics and finance. Joseph has authored a number of publications on applying computer methods to medical imaging.

Leon Bergen, PhD

Natural Language Processing Lead

Dr. Bergen is Ferrum's in-house natural language processing expert. His research uses insights from human language processing to improve the efficiency of NLP systems. He holds a Ph.D. from MIT in Brain & Cognitive Sciences and is currently a faculty member in computational linguistics at UCSD.


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