Marc E. Rippen PRESIDENT & FOUNDER
Marc is an experienced and highly skilled technical engineer with over 30 years of experience. He has worked for multiple fortune 500 companies, Department of Defense (DOD), NASA, SOCOM, and DARPA commercializing dozens of ground-breaking and revolutionary technologies. He holds various degrees across multiple interrelated disciplines including: Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Biophysics, Analytical Chemistry, Masters of Aeronautical Science, and Management of Engineering and Technology.
Alex Radetich CHIEF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Alex Radetich serves in a dual role at Alertgy, as director on the company’s board of directors and Chief Business Development Officer, spearheading company’s business development efforts. He is also one of the early investors in the company. A graduate of Amherst College and University of Kentucky Patterson School, Alex is a serial entrepreneur with experience in international business, medical device marketing and consumer data marketing. After a successful sales career at Equifax Direct Marketing services, Alex co-founded Take 5 Solutions, a database marketing company that focused on unique direct marketing channels and pioneered several CRM and consumer acquisition data products. Throughout his career Alex worked with a leading Fortune 500 companies and over a span of 20 years became a well-respected and trusted expert in database marketing. When not working, Alex enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and contributing to charitable causes.
John W. Hodges Jr. CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
John has a BS in EE from the Citadel and is the principal electrical engineer and subject matter expert in RF technologies. He was awarded the SRI “Gold Nugget” award in 2013 for thinking outside the box and inventing paradigm shifting technologies many of which are patented today.
Dr. John Burd TECHNICAL ADVISOR
Mr. Burd has sat on the Board of Alertgy since 2018 and is responsible for advising Company Executives with strategic decisions. He most recently launched his fifth company, Lysulin, which is a natural supplement formulated to help lower glucose toxicity. Mr. Burd also founded DexCom, Inc. (NAS: DXCM), which develops, manufactures, and distributes CGMs for people with diabetes, eliminating the need for fingerstick blood samples. He has also actively developed products for Miles Laboratories and has served as Chief Operating Officer of MAST Immunosystems; Vice President of Research and Development at Quidel; Founder and CEO of LXN, which funded, developed, patented and marketed a unique home-use produce for people with diabetes; General Partner at Windamere Venture Partners; Founder and CEO of Oculir, Inc.; and Founder and CEO of Sabur Technology, Inc, which developed a noninvasive CGM with a strategic partner, which is undergoing FDA approval. He holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Craig R. Nelson CHIEF MANUFACTURING OFFICER
Craig is a savvy manufacturing engineer. He brings technologies from the laboratory to the market. He is an expert in automated industrial manufacturing processes, and a serial entrepreneur with a career based on establishing and managing technology companies spanning semiconductor thin film deposition, automated industrial and robotic manufacturing systems, and polymer lithium ion battery development and production. Craig holds a BS in Physics from Washington & Lee University, and has participated in over 12 start-up ventures in his career.