IntelliGuard® Leadership Team

Gordon Krass

Gordon Krass

President and CEO

Gordon joined IntelliGuard® in 2017 as the Chief Executive Officer. He came to IntelliGuard® at a key point in the company’s strategic trajectory, coinciding with the launch of a new product for medication inventory management in the operating room, as well as expansion of the company’s solutions to several adjacent market verticals. As CEO, Gordon works with the company’s Board of Directors and senior leadership team to lead and operationalize overall business strategy and global market expansion goals.

Gordon brings more than 25 years of experience with start-up and Fortune 500 companies in the medical device and telecommunications industries as both an executive and consultant. Just prior to joining IntelliGuard®, he spent 4.5 years as President then Chief Client Officer of NobelBiz, a telecommunications and software company. Prior to joining NobelBiz, Gordon spent over 16 years with IVAC Corporation (Alaris Medical/Carefusion), where he served as Vice President of Marketing and Sales, among other positions. Previously, Gordon spent 7 years as Vice President of Sales and a member of the leadership team at LMA North America, a medical device company that introduced new technology into the anesthesia market. Under Gordon’s leadership, LMA was able to achieve more than 40% market share within 5 years. He was also an executive at Kinetic Surgical, a start-up medical device company that developed new surgical technology, and part of the executive team that negotiated the sale of the company to Cardinal Health, Inc. Gordon earned a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Communication and Media Studies at
Eastern Michigan University.

Paul Elizondo

Paul Elizondo

Chief Innovations Officer

As Chief Innovations Officer since 2009, Paul focuses on the development and optimization of all RFID-enabled systems within the IntelliGuard® product line. Paul currently chairs the RAIN Heathcare committee, setting the global standards for RFID in Healthcare. He is a recognized expert in his field and has enabled systems in most RFID frequency bands including applications in supply chain, airline baggage, vehicle identification and healthcare.

Previously, he was the Director, Systems Integration at SCS Corporation, a recognized early leader in both 2.45GHz and UHF technology development. He spent the first twenty years of his career in the integrated circuit industry working in the fields of design processing and test. He is an inventor on several patents ranging in subjects from wafer sorting to RFID applications.

Paul has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State and since 2000 has actively participated on RFID industry technology committees including the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC31/WG4/SG3 standard group and the US Technical Advisory Group.

Tim Tinnel

Chief Customer Officer

As the Chief Customer Officer, Tim and his teams are responsible for owning the customer relationship, driving customer experience, and being the organization’s customer advocate. This customer centric responsibility starts with early customer discussions to understand needs and set expectations; and follows through process discussions, integration needs, project management, implementation, technical support and ongoing client services.

Tim comes to IntelliGuard with over 25 years of experience consultatively providing technical solutions to business problems and serving customers in complex technical environments. Prior to joining the team, Tim was the Chief Information Officer for an international telco provider where he was recruited to digitally transform the organization into a world class, cloud-based technology company. Prior to that, he has worked as an executive in the sourcing, medical and pharmaceutical, distribution, inventory, and logistics industries.

Tim earned his bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University in Computer Science Engineering specializing in embedded systems hardware and software.

Jeff Webber

Jeff Webber

Chief Technology Officer

Jeff joined IntelliGuard in early 2017. As Chief Technology Officer he is primarily responsible for Cloud Infrastructure, Software Design and Development of mission critical applications/systems and IT Operations. Jeff brings more than 20 years of experience as a software architect, engineer and consultant specializing in the medical, aerospace and financial fields.

Preceding this role, Jeff spent many years in the financial industry designing workflow management systems and implementing anti-money laundering strategy software. Prior to that he spent over a decade working to create a life changing diabetes control device, (iMetrikus, MetrikLink) and he represented that company on the Continua Health Alliance Standards Board. He is also an inventor on three patents for medical device communications.

Jennifer Bees

Corporate Controller

As the Corporate Controller, Jennifer leads IntelliGuard’s external financial reporting, corporate accounting, planning and budgeting, and corporate internal controls functions, as well as Human Resources. She is responsible for ensuring accurate and timely financial reporting, managing internal and external audits, cost and cash management, and compliance with policies, procedures, and overall strategy.

Prior to joining IntelliGuard in 2016, Jennifer has held a variety of finance and accounting positions totaling more than 15 years of hands-on experience in the medical device, technology, and compliance industries. Her experience includes financial modeling and analysis, due diligence, risk management, contract review, tax and audit compliance, payroll, cost and variance accounting, GAAP and SOX compliance, asset management, process improvement, human resources, company-wide performance reviews, and staff management and development. Jennifer continues to have a passion for driving continuous improvement and operational efficiency while exploring growth opportunities.

Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California State University San Marcos. She is a Certified Public Accountant and an active member of The California Society of CPAs (CalCPA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) as well as being a licensed California Public Notary.

Jay Williams

Jay Williams

Vice President of Business Development

Jay brings over thirty years of healthcare industry experience and relationships in distribution, manufacturing, start-ups and consulting to business development at IntelliGuard®. He has a BA degree in Marketing from Michigan State and an MBA degree from Pepperdine.

In 2009, as a strategic marketing consultant, Jay provided a market assessment and development project for IntelliGuard® which led to him joining the Company in a full-time senior leadership role. Prior, Jay was an early investor, board director and held multiple management and consulting positions at Safety Syringes, Inc. [IntelliGuard® was established originally as a division of Safety Syringes Inc. which was acquired by BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company NYSE: BDX)]. Prior, he held senior management positions in sales, marketing, R&D and business development at Devon Industries, now a division within Covidian, served as a partner and founder of SterilTek, Inc., now within Steris Corp., and at Noved Medical, now within Smiths Medical.

Elise Claudepierre, Vice President of Marketing & Channel Sales

Elise Claudepierre

Vice President of Marketing & Channel Sales

As the Vice President of Marketing and Channel Sales, Elise and her team are responsible for overseeing all strategies and efforts to strengthen the company's market position and achieve desired business goals. This includes leading the organization in research for new products, product enhancements and product redesign. Additionally, Elise and her team are leading IntelliGuard’s efforts to generate new business through building a reseller and referral partner network

Elise comes to IntelliGuard with over a decade of experience across marketing and healthcare. Prior to joining the team, she was responsible for developing, launching, and sustaining a global medication management platform. Before that, she managed the downstream marketing team of a medical device manufacturer. She has a unique variety of experience in managing product development, customer marketing, medical device sales, and brand building.

Elise earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University, and received her MBA from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio College of Business.

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