What We Do
Alveo is leading the transformation of the consumer health tech market by developing a low-cost, easy- to-use, at-home diagnostic platform that has the potential to change the way infectious diseases are detected and managed. The company’s be.well™** testing system is designed to give individuals access to cutting-edge molecular testing and cloud-based data analytics for rapid diagnosis and management of infectious diseases. With an initial focus on acute respiratory infections including COVID-19, Flu A/B and RSV, Alveo’s agile and dynamic diagnostic platform could be adapted to detect a wide range of diseases that threaten public health. We believe affordable access to real-time, at-home results will transform the way individuals, healthcare providers and public health professionals identify and manage disease outbreaks. With be.well™, we will Know Sooner, Act Faster™ and make better-informed decisions regarding personalized intervention options that benefit individuals and the entire population*..
Who We Are
We are scientists, innovators, data-geeks, and passionate entrepreneurs. We believe that every problem has a clear solution — when you apply the right knowledge and passion. We know that protecting the health of an interconnected global society has never been more crucial. We’re up to the challenge.
We are proud to be Alveo. Meet the team that is changing the world of diagnostics.
RON CHIARELLO, PhD
Ron is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Alveo Technologies. Dr. Chiarello is a compassionate and successful business leader who has led a distinguished career building on more than 25 years of expertise in designing, developing and manufacturing cutting-edge micro-fluidic, micro-electronics and semiconductor technologies. An entrepreneur at heart, Dr. Chiarello has successfully founded, led, and sold multiple startups specializing in applying these technologies to a range of sensing and diagnostic challenges.
Alveo Technologies was born out of Dr. Chiarello’s vision to transform the way the medical field diagnoses, tracks, and treats infectious disease. The company’s novel diagnostic platform, be.well, has been in development since 2015. With this technology, real-time, low-cost disease detection will become broadly accessible, and could revolutionize the way we respond to, and recover from, the threat of infectious diseases like flu, RSV, COVI-19, and new threats yet to be discovered.
Prior to Alveo, Dr. Chiarello co-founded Jetalon Solutions in 2002, where he led the development and commercial deployment of Jetalon’s sensor solutions to micro-electronic, biopharmaceutical, petrochemical, and solar cell manufacturers world-wide. In 2009, Dr. Chiarello was appointed CEO of Jetalon, a position he held until 2013 when the company was acquired by Entegris. He also founded and sold Etalon Technologies (1997-2002) and Orion Metrology (2007-2010), and has provided technical advising services to many high-profile technology companies and government agencies on subjects like product development, manufacturing improvements, and environmental concerns.
Dr. Chiarello earned his Bachelor of Science in Physics at the University of California Santa Barbara and his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Physics from Northeastern University. Dr. Chiarello has spent more than a decade in research and development working with institutions like Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Chicago, and Stanford University, where he functioned as a program director for a number of years. Dr. Chiarello has published more than 50 technical articles, is a NATO fellow, and was the recipient of the Department of Energy Award for Excellence in Research, and the University of Chicago’s Pace Setter Award.
MIKE AICHER, MBA
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Redlands, a Master of Business Administration in Economics from Columbus University and is a certified Global Biotechnology Executive from the University of California, Berkeley. He has also received Ernst and Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” award for emerging technologies.
ROBIN STEELE, JD, LL M
Robin previously served eight years as Vice President of Legal Affairs for Elan Pharmaceuticals, a publicly-traded (NYSE) global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
Robin received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Colorado, a J.D. degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.
BHARAT TEWARIE, MD, MBA
He gathered a compelling track record in structuring commercial organizations across settings, cultures, and geographies (USA and Europe) for profitable product performance and has been a catalyst for change and transformation in both global and local roles at Boehringer Ingelheim, Roche, Serono International, EMD Serono and Merck Serono.
After working for the last five years as the EVP & Chief Marketing Officer and member of the Executive Committee of UCB, he founded in 2020 the advisory firm Boston BioPharma Consultants and became a member of the Board of Advisors of Ahara Biosciences and Duluth Medical Technologies.
He is a thought leader on the topics of Patient Value, Product and Medical Device Launches, Patient Experience, Digital Technologies and specifically AI to address biopharma business challenges.
He joined Alveo Technologies in March 2020 as a member of the Board of Directors.
Julianne Averill is the Chief Financial Officer at Alveo Technologies. Prior to Alveo, Julianne was VP, Finance at BlackThorn Therapeutics and she has also spent 18+ years in various leadership positions helping organizations in the life sciences and digital health fields scale their finance, accounting, and business operations. She has participated in or led over $2B in successful strategic financing and M&A initiatives accretive to growth.
Julianne is licensed as an active Certified Public Accountant in the State of California and is also a Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional. She graduated with Distinction from California State University, Fresno, with a Master’s of Accountancy and Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration.
JOHNSON CHIANG, PhD
Johnson has led a number of molecular diagnostic product development projects from concept to commercialization at Applied MEMS, Applied Biosystems Inc., and Cepheid; designed and developed several successful microfluidics products; filed several patents; and published numerous biotechnology papers. He has extensive experience in instrument development as well as design control for 510k and PMA applications.
JOHN TOMPKINS, MSc, MBA
John is the Executive Vice President of Engineering and Operations. John comes to this position from Siemens Healthineers Molecular Diagnostics where he led Program Management, PMO and New Product Introduction. Before that he was responsible for leading consulting organizations in the product development, product management, strategy and supply-chain space drawing on his previous experience in product development and supply-chain in several industries including in-vitro diagnostics and high-volume tech products.
John holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kingston University (UK), a Masters Degree in Engineering Design from Loughborough University (UK) and an MBA from Henley Management College (UK). He is also a Professional Engineer (Oregon), Chartered Engineer (UK) and a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK).
Most recently, Doug served as the Senior Director of Business Development for Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) where he led the business development division, managed and negotiated regional multi-million dollars in contracts. Prior to joining IHA, Doug held leadership positions with Florida Blue, Deloitte Consulting, MedeAnalytics and McKesson committed to company revenue generation and client success. His expertise is working with health plans, health systems, physician groups and government agencies. Prior his healthcare experience, he spent 11 years in sales and marketing with Sony Corporation of America.
Doug earned a Bachelors of Science in electronic engineering technology from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is a guitarist, winemaker, enjoys the outdoors and is a United States Air Force Veteran.
Prior to his time with Alveo, Kyle worked at Entegris Jetalon as a New Product Development Engineer, serving as the team lead and taking multiple semiconductor sensor products from concept to market. Kyle received his Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University in Earth and Space Exploration.
As a startup founder, Praveena has experience building cloud-based SaaS applications collaborating with other entrepreneurs in silicon-valley and Bangalore. At Alveo Technologies, Praveena directs software development of firmware, mobile app, cloud services, automation software, data engineering, and analytics tools.
RIXUN FANG, PhD
He has worked through IVD product 510k and PMA submissions with FDA, initiated and led collaborative projects with many internationally well-known institutions, holds six patents, and has authored multiple publications.
Kevin has successfully developed, implemented, and managed quality systems for a number of organizations, ranging from fledgling startups to established global corporations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from State University of New York at Buffalo and is an ASQ-certified Quality Auditor.
MARIANA HEIERMANN, PhD
Mariana holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany and a M.S. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Sofia, Bulgaria.
Prior to Siemens, Aman worked at Chrysler LLC where he was responsible for high-volume automation scale-up and manufacturing management across multiple new vehicle launches. Aman earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University and Oakland University respectively.
Prior to Alveo, Shad worked at Entegris Jetalon as a Research Engineer, guiding the early stage development of multiple products. Shad has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of California, Davis.
Scientific Advisory Board Members
PAUL BILLINGS, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Officer, Life Technologies, Inc. acquired by Thermo Fisher (2014)
GEORGE CHURCH, PhD
Professor at Harvard & MIT, Geneticist, molecular engineer, chemist
JOHN DEVINCENZO, MD
Professor at University of Tennessee, Medical Director Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, pediatric RSV expert
PAUL K. DRAIN, MD, MPH, FACP
Associate Professor of Global Health, Medicine (Infectious Diseases), and Epidemiology
MARCIA EISENBERG, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer, LabCorp
Managing Director of Virgo Investments Group
CEO/Co–Founder of Zogenix (ZGNX)
CHARLES MOSHER, MBA
President and CEO of HemaStrat LLC
SUMITA PENNATHUR, PhD
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, UCSB, Director of Pennathur Laboratory for nanotechnology for bio sensing
KEVIN PLAXCO, PhD
Professor of Biomolecular Science and Mechanical Engineering, and the Associate Director of The Center for Bioengineering at UCSB
JUSTIN STEBBING, MD, PhD
Professor of Cancer Medicine, Editor-in-Chief Oncogene
MYRON TONG, MD, PhD
World–leading Hepatologist, practicing physician at UCLA Medical Center
JAY G WOHLGEMUTH, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Quest Diagnostics
*The be.well™ system is currently under development to be used by individuals over the age of 18, and for individuals over the age of 18 to perform the test on individuals under 18 years of age.
** The be.well™ system is currently under development and has not received clearance, approval, or any other marketing authorization from the U.S. FDA.