Dr. Greg Piefer is the founder and CEO of SHINE Medical Technologies, and has 13 years of executive management experience at growth stage technology companies. Before SHINE, he served as the president of Phoenix Nuclear Labs, where he managed the development of high-output particle sources. He formerly served as the Chief Technical Officer to Gillware Inc., a leading data recovery and backup company. He holds a PhD in nuclear engineering, and BS degrees in physics and electrical and computer engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Greg has received numerous awards and honors including the prestigious UW-Madison Early Career award, is the primary inventor on multiple patents and author or co-author of numerous publications, and serves on the boards of several profit and non-profit entities. His passion is the growth of technology companies that take scientific advancement to commercialization, providing the opportunity to serve and better humanity.