Alex Tilson was the founder and CEO of Loma Vista Medical (LVM), a lean start-up that created highly innovative flexible composite medical balloons. LVM was acquired by CR Bard in July 2013. Alex has spent the last twenty years leading high performance teams that build innovative, world-class products, including solar powered race vehicles (Stanford University, across the U.S. 2x and across Australia), film industry animatronic special effects (Edge Innovations (‘Free Willy’ and ‘Anaconda’)), surgical robotics (Intuitive Surgical), products for interventional cardiology (Guidant), implantable coronary devices (Converge Medical), and extended wear hearing aids (InSound Medical). He is a Stanford mechanical engineer and earned an MBA from Harvard. Alex is an avid cyclist (bicycled across the US 4x and across Asia), competitive distance runner (Olympic Trial marathoner and former American 50k record holder), and proud father.