The SMP management team’s entrepreneurial spirit, specialized qualifications, and commitment to integrity will enable the company to successfully launch Remmo and further its development for current and new markets.
Vik Ramprakash - CEO
Vik Ramprakash is an experienced business process consultant. His unique work experience in business and software technology has allowed him to strategize and implement business solutions in the geospatial field and after his MBA, now in the financial industry. Vik holds an MS in Civil Engineering, specializing in Remote Sensing, from The Ohio State University as well as an MBA from the University of Florida. Vik has nurtured his first start-up Structured Monitoring Products for the last five years, starting from the idea, building relationships, raising funds, meeting milestones, and developing a successful prototype.
Kenneth Balogh - CTO
With significant lead management experience in development projects over $3 million, Ken is guiding the evolution of the VetGuardian™ from prototype to final product. Ken has successfully designed and developed products across a diverse range of applications including steer-by-wire, variable frequency drives, and other equipment. His experience includes the latest model-based techniques and extends across the development lifecycle activities from system architecture to hardware and software design--encompassing production start-up and testing. Ken is a certified safety engineer per IEC61508 and he received his BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Ohio State University. Currently Ken is finishing his Master of Computer Science from Drexel University.
Brent Walters - Operations & Legal
For the past decade, Brent has been advising, consulting, and representing companies as an attorney and business consultant. Brent practiced litigation and small business law in central Ohio prior to moving to Taiwan to work in biotech consulting. An original member of SMP, Brent worked remotely from Taiwan until his return to the US in 2017. Brent also taught and researched in a linguistics department in Taiwan and recently has published several SSCI and EI papers using quantitative and qualitative methods. Brent was awarded "Most Outstanding University Teacher" in 2016--the first non-Taiwanese to win the award at his university. Graduating summa cum laude and finishing first in his engineering undergraduate class, Brent went on to complete his MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Juris Doctor degree at the Ohio State University. He is licensed to practice law in Ohio (#0081760, currently inactive).
Jackie Heatwole - Primate Research Specialist
SMP’s newest team member, Jackie Heatwole, is a biologist with a wide range of experience studying animals in different settings. From bats in abandoned mine shafts in Nevada, to polar bear cubs at the Buffalo zoo, to lake sturgeon in Lake Ontario, Jackie has dedicated her professional career to wildlife monitoring. Jackie’s knowledge of laboratory and field research methods, as well as primate biology, makes her a vital team member for expansion of SMP’s core technology into areas beyond the veterinary market. Jackie completed her BS and MS in biology at the University of Buffalo.
Dr. Jenshan Lin - Inventor
Jenshan Lin currently researches and teaches in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Florida. After receiving his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from UCLA, Dr. Lin worked at Bell Labs of AT&T and Lucent Technologies, and Agere Systems, a spin-off from Lucent Technologies. Dr. Lin holds fourteen patents to-date and his current research includes sensors and biomedical applications of microwave and millimeter-wave technologies, wireless energy transmission, RF system-on-chip integration, and integrated antennas. Dr. Lin enables SMP to continually upgrade its core technology and maintain its position as the superior life-monitoring device on the market.
Karan Arora - Advisor
Karan Arora is the Principal at Natural Vitamins Laboratory and Core Ingredients & Packaging. He has ten years of experience in the nutraceutical industry, with expertise in product invention/development, formulation, manufacturing, and clinical trial execution. Mr. Arora has a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Business Management from Arizona State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Florida.
Vikram Sreeram - Advisor
Vikram Sreeram is involved in the healthcare, education, property development and power generation industries. He is the Managing Director of Mallige Medical Centre Pvt. Ltd., a 38-year-old hospital in Bangalore, India. He is the Cofounder and Director of Regal Urban Pvt. Ltd., a property development company. He is the Founder and Managing Director of Madhyaranga Energy Pvt. Ltd., a company involved in the development of a Small Hydro Power project. Sreeram studied Computer Science at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.