Ed has been an impassioned entrepreneur, business development executive and interactive entertainment brand and franchise expansion expert for over 20 years. Throughout a 14-year career with Microsoft, Ed oversaw the evolution of interactive entertainment as an impactful and significant facet of the industry giant's operations, including creative business development achievements totaling more than a quarter-billion dollars annual revenue. Ed's personal interest in medicine has led to corporate board membership of ISIS (UW Medicine's Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies). In addition, Ed funds a fellowship for UW Medicine's Autism Center to study prescription drug use and teaching assistance.
Jean-Manuel brings more than 20 years of experience in scientific research and medical technology innovation to his work on the Vizua team. While earning his masters degree in neuroscience at Drexel Medical School in Philadelphia, he directed research projects on 3D-reconstruction of neuronal networks and regenerative quantification. Prior to joining Vizua 2 years ago, Jean-Manuel led an international team innovating automation for a human islet cell transplantation clinical trial including in imaging processes, and led various medical informatics projects at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Jean-Manuel brings a critical global perspective and scientific innovation vision to the Vizua team, leveraging his knowledge, experience and extensive professional networks to generate business and open up new markets.
Dean has over 30 years’ experience in the industry including over a decade at Microsoft, where he was General Manager for Windows running the graphics and gaming organizations. Dean drove the development of several versions of DirectX, a world standard graphics platform as well as low level Windows driver architectures. Dean has a unique blend of medical training from the United Kingdom and technology development across entertainment, productivity and mobile platforms. He has worked as advisor to many successful Seattle area start-ups and has worked with Vizua since its inception. He lives in Woodinville, Washington with his wife and three daughters.