SimplexityMD Head Named to HTC Advisory Board
Chris Wasden Tapped for Leadership
April 27, 2007: Christopher Wasden, SimplexityMD CEO and Founder, has joined the Houston Technology Center Advisory Board.
SimplexityMD’s vision is to lead the state of Texas in commercializing early stage medical device innovations and to launch at least two successful ventures each year from its Houston base, by applying its Fail Safe Growth Methodology to create and to develop new, venture capital friendly medical device ventures that lengthen and improve the quality of human life.
Prior to founding SimplexityMD, Wasden was President, CEO, and co-founder of Tympany, a revolutionary diagnostic medical device company that designed, developed, marketed, sold, and supported proprietary, automated diagnostic hearing testing equipment to physicians and hearing health professionals. The company was recently successfully acquired. Wasden also spent eight years on Wall Street as an investment banker with JP Morgan & Co., where he was responsible for its international investment banking and mergers and acquisition activity for foreign financial services companies operating in the United States. He also spent a year with Union Bank of Switzerland, where he started and led its Latin American Equity research activities. Additionally, he has been a CFO of a $20 billion chemical and refining business. In all these roles, he was responsible for corporate venturing activities that attracted venture capital from management and external investors.
The dynamic entrepreneur is also a named inventor on three issued and nine pending patents.
He has been an instructor at the University of Houston and Rice University, where he taught courses in Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Corporate Finance. Wasden, himself, has an MBA from UCLA and two bachelor degrees from Brigham Young University, where he graduated summa cum laude.
About Houston Technology Center
Houston Technology Center (HTC) is Greater Houston''s business accelerator and the largest technology business incubator in Texas. A 501 (C)(3) corporation and the center of entrepreneurship in Houston, HTC accelerates the commercialization of emerging technology companies within several key sectors: energy, technology, life sciences, nanotechnology and NASA-originated technologies. For more information visit www.houstontech.org.
SimplexityMD is a disruptive medical device business development venture company based in Houston that provides the necessary resources to bridge the gap between early stage innovation and commercialization. SimplexityMD fills this gap with money, management, methods and markets. For more information visit www.simplexityMD.com.