By modernizing the iron lung, Breathe Global wants to save the millions of lives that are lost due to inadequate or nonexistent respiratory aid in the treatment of COPD, and to allow patients to take greater ownership of their own healthcare. Find out more about COPD here.  

The Team


Steve Bull
CEO & Technical Lead

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Serial inventor and entrepreneur of medical devices and remote patient monitoring

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Deepak Dileepkumar
Chief Technology Officer

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Electrical engineer in medical circuit design


Dr. Harvey Hawes
Chief Medical Officer

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Trauma surgeon, humanitarian, entrepreneur, principal investigator 


Dr. Nilay Shah
Chief Business Officer

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Neurologist who has successfully exited three medical startups

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Jennifer Smith
Head of Special Operations

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Biomedical engineer with startup experience as a biomechanist and project manager

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Bob McInnis
Chief Marketing Officer

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Advertising and marketing executive for more than 30 years in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa

Advisory Board


Dr. Talon Jones
Chair, Advisory Board

Resident anaesthesiologist at Vancouver General Hospital, author of our white paper


Dr. Norma Braun
Pulmonology Specialist

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Practice includes pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, and clinical professor at Mount Sinai Hospital


Dr. Glenn Brady

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Specialist at Yale New Haven Health with 23 years of diverse experience. Seasoned investor


Cody Heisinger
Investment Engagement

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Investor in over 250 startups and pre-IPOs since 2008

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Sheldon Philips
Sr. Industrial Designer

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Named on over 100 US and international patents of consumer electronics, automotive, housewares, and medical devices


Antal Zuiderwijk
3D Modelling

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Scientist and maker with a Master's in biological and soft matter physics from Leiden University