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Soundbite Medical is dedicated to developing clinically relevant and innovative solutions, enabled by our proprietary shock wave technology platform, for the interventional treatment of challenging coronary and peripheral arterial diseases burdened by calcium.
Founded in 2015, Soundbite Medical is a privately-held medical device company with HQ in Montreal, Canada, and a wholly owned subsidiary in Georgia, USA.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to bringing patients back to an Active lifestyle through our endovascular technologies. This purpose drives us to deliver clinically relevant solutions that enable healthcare providers to raise the standard of care for patients. We foster a strong innovation culture with shared values, and a passionate and empowered team is at the centre of what we do. Together, we celebrate patient wins and strive to be a trusted partner for the communities we serve while we generate value for our shareholders.

Our Team

Lori Chmura Lori Chmura

President and CEO

Lori brings more than 20 years of experience in the medical device industry. Prior to Soundbite, she led Dune Medical, a privately held company in the women’s health space, as the CEO exiting in April of 2020. A seasoned veteran in the healthcare space, Lori began her career as a CCRN in coronary critical care, transitioning into the medical device industry as a Clinical Specialist with Datascope (now Maquet), and with a track record of success took on increasing levels of leadership, completing her 10-year tenure as the Vice President of North American Sales. She led the South Central Region of CRDM at Medtronic as a Corporate Sales Director securing large strategic IDN contracts. As VP of Sales and Marketing for the Covidien Endo Mechanical business, Lori drove new product launches improving the vitality index year over year, while serving as a change agent to transform the culture. As the VP/GM of the US business for Cordis, a Johnson and Johnson company, Lori was instrumental in building a high performance, results driven, accountable culture leading to the sale of the business to Cardinal Health. Lori is a champion of change management and passionate about delivering growth. She has led numerous Women’s leadership imperatives and is Past President-Elect of the Atlanta Chapter board for the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association. She serves on the Board of Directors, as a member of the Executive committee, for Pinecrest Academy, a private pre K through 12 school in Cumming, GA. She also serves on the board of Standard Molecular, a privately held company. Lori earned a BSN from Southern Connecticut State University.

Ashkan Haghighat, PhD Ashkan Haghighat, PhD

Chief Business Officer

Ashkan brings capital markets and deep healthcare domain expertise to lead business development and strategy at SoundBite. Prior to joining SoundBite, he had been actively investing in and working with entrepreneurs in the MedTech space through a structured fund in the US. Previously, he spent over a decade in Investment Banking, Sell Side Equity Research, and Buy Side with top tier Institutions in NYC, Toronto and Montreal, where he helped build and grow healthcare focused public equity portfolios, and executed transactions across mergers & acquisitions, debt and equity financings for clients exclusively in the healthcare industry. Earlier in his career, Ashkan helped guide core technology development as a Senior Scientist with an emerging Biotech company. Ashkan holds a B.Sc. (Honours) in Microbiology & Immunology and a Doctorate in Biochemistry from McGill University, a Fellowship at the University of Michigan Medical School, and a Certificate in Management from the McGill Executive Institute.

Martin Brouillette, PhD Martin Brouillette, PhD

Founder and CTO

Martin holds a B. Eng. from McGill University and both a Master's and a Doctorate in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology. He is currently a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Université de Sherbrooke in Canada where he heads the Shock Wave Research Laboratory. Martin is the originator of several technology development projects in bio-engineering and micro-engineering, based on gas dynamics and shock wave physics. He is the holder of numerous patents for biomedical devices and sensor systems for aerospace applications and at the origin of three start-ups exploiting these technologies.

Matt Olson Matt Olson

Vice President, Product Development

Matt Olson has over twenty-three years of experience in the medical device industry, with seventeen of those years in leadership roles at successful emerging technology companies. He has held roles in R&D, Operations, Manufacturing, and Clinical Training across the span of his career. Most recently, Matt was the Vice-President of Engineering & Operations at NexGen Medical Systems. He also served as Vice-President of Research & Development at Bridgepoint Medical when acquired by Boston Scientific and Medtronic in 2012, and was Director of Operations at Teramed, acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2001. Additionally, he has held several management positions at American Medical Systems (AMS) and Boston Scientific. Matt is listed as an inventor on twenty-two medical device patents. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Dakota State University.

Board of Directors

William L. Hunter, MD (Chairman)
CEO Canary Medical
Azin Parhizgar, PhD
415 Capital; Former CEO Claret Medical
Rick Geoffrion
CEO Cyrano Therapeutics
Jean-Pierre Robert
CEO Sogealpha Inc
Martin Brouillette, PhD P. Eng.
Lori Chmura

Clinical Advisors

Dr. Martin Leon (Chair)
Columbia University Irving Medical Centre
Dr. George Adams
UNC School of Medicine (Rex Hospital)
Dr. Marianne Brodmann
Medical University Of Graz
Dr. Michael Lichtenberg
Arnsberg Vascular Center, Klinikum Hochsauerland
Dr. Mahmood Razavi
St. Joseph Hospital Heart & Vascular Center
Dr. Eric Thérasse
University of Montreal Health Centre
Dr. Dimitrios Karmpaliotis
Columbia University Irving Medical Centre
Dr. Bill Lombardi
University of Washington Medical Center
Dr. Stéphane Rinfret
McGill University Hospital Centre / Emory Heart and Vascular

Careers – Join Us!

At Soundbite Medical Solutions, we are looking to build a world class team!

If you are motivated and share our passion, energy and dedication to bringing innovative products to help improve patient lives, click on the open positions listed below to learn more about our open opportunities with us. Come and join the Soundbite Medical team at this exciting time!

Note: Principals only. As a general practice, Soundbite Medical will not accept unsolicited resumes or placement information from any source or agency other than directly from a candidate. Soundbite Medical will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Recruiting agencies must obtain advance written approval from Soundbite before submitting resumes.

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