• The trUStr team!

    Chris Jones co founder and ceo @ trUStr

    Chris A. Jones, PhD

    Founder & CEO

    Chief ventures investment officer & network director of venture investments @UVM health.

    Health & Behavioral economist.

    John Rosenblum Co founder and strategist @ trUStr

    John Rosenblum

    Co-Founder & strategist

    IT entrepreneur.

    Founder of Green Mountain Logic (Acquired by Phase Forward, now Oracle).

    Arthur Brassart Co-Founder & VP of Operations @ trUStr

    Arthur Brassart, MBA

    Co-Founder & Operations

    IT entrepreneur & start-up developer.

    Bernard Gravier


    Former Director of the French Navy Ops Research Lab.

    Founder of R-OPS (AI & chatbots).

    Asim Zia, PhD

    Machine Learning

    Professor of Public Policy and Computer Science in the Department of Community Development and Applied Economics at the University of Vermont.

    Ted James, MD

    Clinical Research

    Chief of Breast Surgical Oncology, co-Director of the Breast Care Center, and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs in the Department of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    John Evans, PhD

    Health Insights

    Special advisor to the University of Vermont president, president of the Vermont Technology Council and former dean of UVM’s Larner College of Medicine.

    Colin Brahmstedt, BSc

    Wearables & IoT

    R&D and prototyping engineer @Google ATAP, Zoox and J&J.

  • Our advisors

    Phillipa Coan, PhD

    Behavioral Psychology

    Dr Phillipa Coan is an award winning chartered psychologist and behaviour change expert. Phillipa’s research focused on understanding and changing employee behaviour to be more environmentally sustainable. More specifically, it investigated the relationship between environmental behaviour carried out at work and at home with the intention of encouraging a stronger link between the two.

    Victoria Brassart, LLM

    Legal Counsel

    Research compliance officer & conflict of interest administrator @ UVM.

    Specialties: Corporate law, Intellectual Property Law, European Union Law, International Arbitration Law, Contract Law.

    John Halamka, MD, PhD

    Health insights

    Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

    NOW: President of the Mayo Clinic Platform - a digital health initiative designed to transform care delivery at the world-class health system by deploying "artificial intelligence, the internet of things and an ecosystem of partners," as Halamka describes it.


    Pete Weimersheimer, MD

    Clinical Insights

    Emergency medicine physician at the University of Vermont Medical Center and a professor at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM

    Sridhar Iyengar, PhD


    Serial entrepreneur in connected medical devices and wearables.

    Sridhar was a founder and director of Misfit, makers of elegant wearable products, which was acquired by Fossil in 2015. Prior to Misfit, he founded AgaMatrix, a blood glucose monitoring company that made the world’s first medical device connecting directly to the iPhone

    Col. Andy Vonada

    U.S Defense Market

    Col. Vonada served 26 years in the US Marine Corps, with final assignment as a lead Politico-Military Planner for the Strategic Plans and Policies Directorate (J5), Joint Chiefs of Staff. Now President & CEO of JB Management Inc.

    Blake Schill

    Insurance industry insights

    Employee benefits specialist, leading the Schill Insurance Group. Blake was awarded Small Business Person of the Year.

    Corine Farewell, DVM

    Technology Commercialization

    Director of UVM Innovations (formally the Office of Technology Commercialization) and manages the UVM Ventures Fund.

    Calvin Butts

    Mobile Marketing

    Recognized by a 2013 PharmaVoice top 100 most inspiring people in pharmaceutical industry, Calvin Butts was named as a 2013 top influencer

    Ernest Davis

    Licensing of Technology

    Director of innovation and industrial liaison officer @ Rice University.

    Reza Mortazavi


    Marta Murphy


    Ret. Chair, Central Vermont Medical Center, Board of Trustees.

    Marta Murphy is an accomplished Senior Executive and Board Member. Her broad areas of expertise include web project management, open source content management systems, web design, e-Commerce, skilled guidance in the areas of talent development, strategic analysis and listening, governance, and team-building, problem-solving, and leadership.

    Steve Ciesinski


    Ret. President, Stanford Research International (SRI)

    Col. Derek Campbell


    Chairman, LVC Global.

    Sam Hopkins


    Office of Technology Transfer, John Hopkins University

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