BitMED is rethinking the way patients and doctors engage in healthcare by bringing a no-cost healthcare solution to market.
Providing free healthcare is not easy and requires bringing together the best and brightest minds in healthcare and technology. BitMED has a world-class team of doctors and technology strategists to build a new business model for the healthcare industry.
Meet the people who make BitMED possible.
Rishi Madhok, MD
Dr. Madhok has been a practicing physician for over 10 years. During that time he recognized the flaws in the healthcare system and was inspired to start BitMED. He still practices emergency medicine at UCSF Medical Center and is an editor at Telemedicine Magazine. Dr. Madhok is committed to bringing a global, no-cost healthcare solution to market.
Head of People
Valerie Lara is versatile, analytical, and meticulous operations professional with HR management and talent acquisition experience in high-growth technology startups. Previously, she managed the HR department at OwnLocal, a fast-paced SaaS startup, and was integral in scaling the team from 25 to 75 employees.
Bo is a serial entrepreneur and technical co-founder. He brings more than two decades of experience to BitMED. With a deep domain understanding of data, Bo has founded and advised several high growth healthcare technology companies.
Senior Software Engineer
Tyler Pugh is a senior software engineer with several years of experience designing, developing and deploying highly functional web applications. His affinity for working with startups has provided him with the necessary experience to build efficient development teams while also contributing to the full stack of the product.
Aurelian ‘AD’ Dumitru
VP of Engineering
AD brings over 20 years of experience in designing, building and delivering everything from hyper-scale data centers to Cloud, Big Data, and IoT solutions in a variety of large and small company settings. He has led small, startup-like, engineering teams to large-scale global organizations.
Senior UX/UI Designer
Cole Latimer is a UX/UI and visual designer with over 17 years of experience in the field. As a designer, Cole focuses on creating consistent, approachable branding and visual design languages that simplify complex, data-heavy workflows. She has a passion for accessibility and intuitive interactions.
Daniel Ricaud is a full stack engineer with an education in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin. As a back-end engineer he focuses on building clean, structured and highly scalable back-ends and has experience architecting servers, databases, and the overall infrastructure of an application from the ground up.
Zach Gaines is a Front-End Engineer who specializes in front-end component-based frameworks and CSS. He is passionate about creating stunning and intuitive user interfaces.
Senior Systems Engineer
Avaneesh Srivastav is a Senior Systems Engineer with over 16 years of experience developing software. He received a Bachelor's in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. Avaneesh is responsible for the system and software delivery function and active participation in the design and implementation of core components.
VP of Healthcare Product
Ramesh is an experienced digital health marketing and product strategy executive. Throughout his career, Ramesh has been singularly focused on delivering a connected experience by
spearheading health information access and outreach for consumers worldwide. He has successfully developed and managed strategic relations with top tier health plans, causerelated associations and national pharmacy chains.
Medical, Blockchain, and Strategic Advisors
Michael Roux has had a leading role in both government and business circles in Australia and internationally over several decades. He has demonstrated leadership, initiative, business acumen and entrepreneurship using his expertise in management and organisation to build and create major changes and reform.
Visionary who has pioneered investment in many new investment classes, beginning with Hedge Funds in 1982. He leads the BitCoin Foundation and is a crypto evangelist.
Senior Healthcare Strategist at Intel. Blockchain Work Group, HIMSS. Graduate of Harvard Medical School.
Cofounder at Alpha Chamber of Commerce
Ranjeet brings 20 years of executive leadership experience to the BitMED team. Formerly the Managing Director and CEO of WL Ross & Co and Chairman and CEO of Voicemate, Ranjeet is skilled in corporate finance, investment strategies, and private equity fund management. He has his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Rafael J. Grossmann, MD, FACS
Surgeon/Speaker/TEDx/Exponential Med Faculty/1st GoogleGlass Surgeon
Founder of Agentic Group and Interim CEO of Global Blockchain Technologies. Rik is a fellow at the Foreign Policy Association, an advisor to Baruch College and maintains other board appointments.
Successful serial technology entrepreneur focused on Life Sciences, Blockchain, Venture Capital and M&A.
Experienced global leader, executive, and trusted advisor. During his career of over thirty years in the Financial Services and Technology industry, he has earned a reputation as an effective and ethical leader who delivers on data monetization, Big Data and Analytics, and complex global operations initiatives.
board of directors
Dr. Rishi Madhok