About Us

Our Mission

“Empowering people with the freedom to be fearless, explore, and live longer lives.”

The Company

Located in the heart of San Francisco, iBeat is a technology company empowering people with the freedom to be fearless, take risks, explore, and live longer lives. From a life-saving health records platform to a life-saving Wearable-as-a-Service, the iBeat team is comprised of several former Practice Fusion veterans dedicated to improving health outcomes and helping pave the future of care delivery.

The company is currently building a breakthrough wearable that perpetually monitors and analyzes users’ 24-7 heart activity. In the case of a life-threatening emergency, iBeat will instantly alert the user, their loved ones, and emergency responders in real-time, helping ensure immediate care delivery and potentially saving the user’s life.

The Team

Ryan HowardFounder & CEO

Ryan is a social entrepreneur with a focus on delivering better health and saving lives through the use of technology. He is the founder and former CEO and chairman of Practice Fusion. He founded the company in 2005 and grew it into the largest EHR (Electronic Health Record) Platform for doctors and patients in the US. Serving over 110 million patients, the platform connects doctors, pharmacies, labs, and imaging centers to solve healthcare’s biggest challenges. Ryan has been recognized as one of the Top 40 under 40 by the San Francisco Business Times, Silicon Valley 100 by Business Insider, 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2013 by Goldman Sachs and was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. He has spoken on health technology and innovation at Microsoft, Stanford, UC Berkeley, HIMSS, SDForum, VentureBeat’s HealthBeat, Health 2.0, Vator, and Commonwealth Club events and has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Wired as an innovative leader in the sector.

Larry StoneCo-Founder & Lead Front-End Architect

Larry Stone is iBeat’s Lead Front-End Architect. Responsible for the build and engineering of the product, Larry is focused on creating seamless and intuitive user experiences across multiple touch points. Prior to iBeat, Larry worked at Practice Fusion as a lead software engineer and responsive UI architect. He has nearly a decade of experience working on products and projects for several marquee brands including Lenovo, Tesla, Disney, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and more.

Brian BoariniCo-Founder & Director of Product

As iBeat’s Director of Product, Brian is focused on the company’s product offerings and business development. With seven years of tech and product management experience in agile development, user experience, and go-to-market strategies, Brian is passionate about delivering engaging products that improve health outcomes. He hails from Practice Fusion where he was product manager for the charting and clinical teams and has worked on projects for Google and accounting software firm Xero.

Kristin TinsleyDirector of Marketing & Communications

Kristin is responsible for driving iBeat’s marketing and communications strategy, initiatives, and programs. With more than seven years of PR and marketing experience, Kristin is passionate about helping companies build stronger and more personal customer, partner, and media relationships. She’s worked with several early-stage and late-stage startups including MySpace, backup software provider NovaStor, digital advertising agency SteelHouse, secure healthcare texting app TigerText, and more recently, Practice Fusion.

Chris BumgardnerChief Architect

With more than 20 years of experience building applications and platforms for large-scale enterprise and consumer use, Chris is responsible for driving technology and architecture decisions across the iBeat product. In recent years, Chris led the engineering teams and processes at UrbanSitter, printed electronics company T+ink, and edtech startup Teachscape. He is also a well-versed entrepreneur, having co-founded two startups, including commercial drone manufacturer Skycatch, where he built their engineering team from the ground up.

Roby DeMancheSenior Director of Hardware Operations

Roby DeManche brings nearly 20 years of experience in engineering, hardware operations, and global supply chain management. He is responsible for overseeing the company's logistics, manufacturing, and product deliverables. In recent years, he oversaw the global supply chain and operations of multiple product lines at Apple, was Manager of Business Operations at Nest, and a Product Engineer at Ford Motor Company. He graduated with an MBA from Berkeley.

Steven SzabadosLead Data Scientist

As iBeat’s Lead Data Scientist, Steve is focused on developing and evolving the product sensing algorithms from the sensor level all the way up to our cloud-based computing infrastructure. He has spent the last six years developing biological sensing technologies and played a major role in sensor development and algorithm design for Basis Science, which was acquired by Intel in 2014. More recently, he led the development of signal processing and diagnostic classification algorithms for CytoVale, a medical diagnostic company creating a platform to detect the early stages of sepsis.

Jason O'BroinDirector of Firmware Engineering

As iBeat’s Director of Firmware Engineering, Jason is responsible for all firmware development and architecture. Prior to iBeat, Jason was one of the original engineers at digital storage provider, Drobo and has over 25 years of experience in storage, networking, and operating systems development. He is originally from the UK and gained his Master in Computing Science from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Peter AntypasMobile Architect

Peter is iBeat’s Mobile Architect, overseeing the company's mobile app design and development. He brings more than 15 years of experience in software architecture and implementation. Prior to iBeat, Peter was a senior software architect for business communication provider IntelePeer and a software consultant for several notable tech companies including Oracle, eBay, and Level 3 Communications.

Andy GillilandDesign Director

Andy is iBeat’s Design Director, focused on creating a beautiful and seamless user experience across the entire iBeat product line. He brings more than 15 years of experience specializing in user interface design, with a specialization in branding, visual design, motion design, and multi-device interface systems. Andy hails from digital agencies like Punchcut, Odopod, and Frog Design where he designed and executed digital products for a variety of fortune 100 companies.