Our Team

Our core team of eight has over 100 years of experience across multiple startups and medical fields.

Sam Owen

Sam Owen

Founder & CEO

Sam is a former Halycon Fellow and holds a Master’s in Physics from Georgetown University. 

Didier Depireux, Ph.D

Didier Depireux, Ph.D

Chief Science Officer

Didier has 25 years of clinical research experience focusing on computational neuroscience and hearing. He holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics.  

Jon Akers

Jon Akers

Chief Product Officer

Jon has founded numerous hardware startups and is a former faculty member of the Mechanical Engineering school at Lehigh University. 

Tom Hardart

Tom Hardart

Head of Sales and Business Development

Tom has 25 years of startup experience and is a former VP of Sales at AOL. He holds and MBA from Northwestern University.

Jack Daggitt

Jack Daggitt

Operations

Jack was one of the first employees at AOL and has worked on several successful startups as an employee, investor and as a board member. 

Zach Giegel, CPA

Zach Giegel, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Zach is Co-founder of GSP Financial and serves as an adviser and CFO at Otolith. He holds and MBA from the University of Maryland. 

Colonel Jeff Morgan, Retired, MD.

Colonel Jeff Morgan, Retired, MD.

Adviser

Colonel Jeff Morgan is Former Chief Medical Officer Army Special Operations and practicing surgeon. 

Bob True

Bob True

Transducer Engineer

Bob holds a Master’s of Electrical Engineering and has over 25 years of experience in developing and manufacturing transducers.