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About Ai2

The Team

The team at Algorithmic Intuition has worked together for over a decade with a common goal: advancing the ability to detect human context and activity.  Through the years, we have acquired deep expertise in sensor algorithms, machine learning, consumer products., and the business models needed to make these products successful.  

Our most recent company, Sensor Platforms Inc (SPI), was acquired by Audience Inc in 2014.  At SPI, our team worked to develop advanced sensor fusion and powerful, embedded, machine-learning algorithms for the mobile industry.  

Now, we have a new mission, we are striving to extend the state-of-the-art in eldercare.  Our vision is to make elder-care monitoring as respectful, unobtrusive, useful, and secure as possible.


Dan Brown | CEO / Founder

Dan is a highly accomplished, goal-driven, and seasoned executive in the area of sales and marketing, corporate development, market strategy, business development, client acquisition, and strategic business planning. He has more than 25 years of experience building businesses, teams, and corporate strategies from the ground up. Dan has operated as CEO with 4 companies including Sensor Platforms Inc from 2010 until its acquisition by Audience Inc in 2014. 


Before that, he was Technology Partner at Arrowpath Venture Partners for 10 years, where he led the investment in 5 companies and was a member of the Board in those companies. Under his guidance and leadership, each of these investments achieved liquidity – including BinOptics, which sold for $235 million and SPI, which sold for $43 million.


Previously he has been VP of Engineering, Marketing, and Business Development for companies such as Ceon, CenterPoint Broadband, Mayan Networks, First World Communications, and British Telecom.

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Dr. Kevin Shaw | CTO / Founder

Kevin is a lifelong entrepreneur with deep experience in startups, semiconductors, business development, product development and team building.  He has a PhD in EE/MEMS from Cornell University, a Masters in Management from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and 30 U.S. Patents in MEMS and algorithms.  He is Adjunct Faculty at Singularity University for MEMS, Sensors and IOT. Kevin was CTO of Sensor Platforms Inc from 2009 until its acquisition by Audience in 2014. Before that he established the Sensor Algorithms team and ran Business Development. Previously, he co-founded his first company soon after college (sold in 2004) and worked at Kionix Inc, a MEMS semiconductor foundry as its 3rd employee (acquired in 2000).

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David Chersky | VP Operations

David Chersky is a medical device operations and manufacturing professional with more than 20 years experience in the field. He holds APICS CPIM and CIRM certifications and has 5 issued patents.  Prior to joining Algorithmic Intuition, David served as Vice President of Operations at Endoclear LLC where he lead the design, development and manufacturing of the Liberator closed suction system and Restore2 endotracheal tube clearing products as well as the successful sales of these assets to Avanos Medical in 2019.  Prior to Endoclear, David served as Director of Operations for Endoscopic Technologies where he oversaw a 15x growth in revenue and 9% gross margin improvement while adding more than 100 products to the portfolio.  David’s device manufacturing experience includes cardiac surgery tools, surgical robotics, endoscopy, RF ablation and respiratory health products. David lives in Northern California and spends off work hours shuttling his two children between travel baseball and horseback riding. 


Eric Llewelyn | Chief Compliance Officer

An experienced and accomplished Quality & Regulatory Affairs professional with over 25 years of demonstrated experience in the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Eric brings a proven track record of excellence in developing personnel and highly proficient Quality Management Systems. Exceptionally knowledgeable in standards relating to Medical Devices sterilization, Laboratory Science, cGMP, Quality Management, and ISO Standards. A proven background working with the Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Occupational Health, Notified Bodies, and foreign regulatory agencies. 

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Alex Zhdankin | VP Eng

Alex is a network and software engineer with 25 years’ experience working in both large established firms and startups.  He has deep experience leading teams for large distributed and mission critical systems; systems that have been deployed in commercial companies and government organizations domestically and across the globe, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and DoD.

Prior to Ai2, Alex worked at Cisco Systems where he designed and led the redesign of the device/network programmability stack, which is now being shipped on 2 million devices every year.  Before that he was Chief Software Architect at Harris Corporation Network Management Business Unit, where he led industry-wide standardization efforts on information modeling and management APIs in the areas of Telecommunications and IT management.

Alex has a Masters of EE degree from Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University, Russia where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1994. He holds a number of US and International Patents.

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Martyn Ansell | Chief Financial Officer

Martyn Ansell joined Algorithmic Intuition as Chief Financial Officer in November 2021.  He has over 30 years of financial and operational experience and is responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the company and executing on the company’s financial strategy.

Prior to joining Algorithmic Intuition Mr. Ansell was the CFO at California Brazing, a Newark, CA based company providing brazing and machining services to the semiconductor and aerospace & defense industries.

Prior to joining California Brazing, Mr. Ansell spent 7 years as the CFO at Molecular Devices, a Danaher operating company based in San Jose, CA.  Molecular Devices develops and manufactures equipment used in drug research & development by pharmaceutical companies, research institutes and universities.

In addition, Mr. Ansell spent over 6 years as the CFO of Vistec Semiconductor Systems, a global leader in the development and manufacture of metrology & inspection and electron-beam lithography equipment for the semiconductor industry.  He also spent over 12 years at Applied Materials, a manufacturer of semiconductor capital equipment, where he held a number of senior financial management positions.  Mr. Ansell has also held positions at Coopers & Lybrand, in San Jose, California and Ernst & Young in Bristol, England.

Mr. Ansell earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Finance with Honors, from the Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. Ansell is from London, England and resides in Reno, Nevada.

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Bryan Chan | Sr Vice President, Development

Bryan is an experienced and accomplished R&D leader with over 30 years of technical and management leadership experience in both medical device and consumer product industries.

Bryan comes most recently from Docbot, where he served as Vice President of Engineering, and led their development of Artificial Intelligence Software as a Medical Device in detecting Gastrointestinal diseases. Prior to Docbot, Bryan held various leadership roles in Miso Robotics, Biolux Research, Bigfoot Biomedical and CNet. Prior to joining these organizations, Bryan co-founded Vasona Labs with his business partner to develop mesh sensor network technology to manage outdoor lighting.

Bryan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Kansas, and Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Santa Clara University. Bryan holds a number of US patents.

Board of Directors


Dan Brown

President and CEO

Algorithmic Intuition, Inc


Charlie Carinalli

Principal Carinalli Ventures


Chae Lee

CEO and President

Insyte Systems


Dr. Harlan Matles

Physician/Owner MD² Menlo Park Office


Greg Hulecki

Advantage Capital and QKA Ventures

Advisory Board


Doug Fullaway

FourteenPlus, LLC


Gary Guieser

President and CEO, Confluence Health Services, inc.


Dr. Jon Keller

Medical Director, Clinical Laboratory Services

Palo Alto Medical Foundation


Brent Lang

Chairman and CEO

Vocera Communications


Judy Mass


CEOOlive View UCLA Medical Center


Dr. Brad Vazales

Division Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery


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Algorithmic Intuition Inc

300 E. 2nd St, Suite 1510
Reno, NV.  89501  |

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