Chia Hwu, CEO
Chia's background spans product design, marketing, and both hard sciences and the visual arts. Before Qubop, she was Director of Marketing at Ansca Mobile, where she was responsible for leading brand strategy, public relations, and product marketing.
Chia previously worked at 23andMe, where she built the company's user communities, using a network of enthusiastic users to successfully launch a new product. In addition, she created a new business line with niche customers of the service, and managed some of the earliest efforts in marketing genetics to consumers.
Chia has worked in biotech as a medicinal chemist, completed all coursework for a PhD in Chemistry, received her MS from UCSD, and earned her bachelor's degree from Williams College. She is a coauthor of Teach Yourself the Twitter API in 24 Hours (Sams) and an expert at the integration of game mechanics and social features into apps.
Dan brings more than five years of healthcare strategy consulting experience to Healthbox. Most recently, he served on the founding team of Physician Career Management Group (PCMG), an agency that represents early career physicians seeking job placement, contract review, and business advisory services.
Prior to joining PCMG, Dan served as a senior consultant with The Camden Group, specializing in organization-wide business planning and service line development, with a focus on strategic and financial planning. He also spent a few years with Sg2, a healthcare consulting and thought leadership firm, where he worked with health systems in the UK, Canada, and Southeast Asia, focusing on international standards of clinical excellence and care delivery models.
Dan earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he majored in biology. He currently chairs the Associate Board of Urban Students Empowered, a nonprofit that offers college prep services to underprivileged high schools students in Chicago.
Lekshmy Parameswaran is a founding partner of fuelfor, an innovation design consultancy specialised in healthcare and based in Barcelona. With more than 10 years of healthcare industry experience, she has been leading programs to generate and translate insights into new business value propositions for public and private sector clients in EU, USA and Asia.
At fuelfor she is responsible for Insights Research and Strategy, bringing the voices of patients, their families and care providers into the innovation process in inspiring ways. A strong thread through her work is the abilit to communicate credibly across disciplines: encouraging innovation teams to challenge conventional thinking and to use design thinking and doing as a strategic tool for innovation.
Prior to founding fuelfor, Lekshmy enjoyed a 10-year career working with Philips Healthcare supporting the development of their Care Cycle strategy, Consumer Healthcare and Ambient Experience businesses.
She holds a Master of Engineering degree from Cambridge University and a Master of Arts from the Royal College of Art in London.