HeartVista Strengthens its Board of Directors with the Appointment of Founding Chairman and CEO of VERITAS Software
Los Altos, California—HeartVista, a pioneer in AI-assisted MRI solutions, today announced that entrepreneur and industry veteran Mark Leslie has joined its Board of Directors. Leslie was the co-founder, Chairman and CEO of VERITAS Software.
“I am delighted to welcome Mark to the HeartVista Board,” said Itamar Kandel, CEO of HeartVista. “As we received FDA 510(k) clearance for our One Click Cardiac MRI Package last year, the industry’s first AI-assisted cardiac MRI scan solution, the foundations are in place for us to move to the next level of growth. Mark’s experience of leading a company through expansion, his drive for excellence, and his entrepreneurial background make him uniquely suited to provide strategic direction and support as HeartVista accelerates its growth this year.”
“I am extremely excited to join HeartVista’s Board as the company builds momentum in the cardiac MRI field and transforms this sector of the healthcare industry,” said Mark Leslie. “I look forward to working closely with Itamar and the rest of the HeartVista Board and team to advance imaging technology in healthcare and to build a great company.”
Mark Leslie was the founding Chairman and CEO of VERITAS Software. During his tenure as CEO, the company went from 12 employees to 6,000 employees deployed globally, and from a revenue base of $95,000 per year to $1,500,000,000 per year. In 2000, VERITAS was the 10th largest independent software company by revenue, third largest by market capitalization, and achieved the distinction of becoming a Fortune 1000 company.
From 1980 until 1990 Mark served as president and chief executive officer of two Silicon Valley high-tech start-up companies. His prior experience included sales management, sales executive, systems engineer, and OS software engineer.
Mark is currently a Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he teaches courses in Entrepreneurship, Ethics and Sales Organization. He is also the managing director of Leslie Ventures, a private investment company. Mark has served on over fifty public and private boards including such companies as Avaya, Big Switch, Brocade, Liquid Robotics, Model N, NetApp, Nutanix, Pure Storage, SeaMicro, Skybox, SugarCRM, Veritas, VMware, WebEx, and Zerto. He is on the boards of nonprofit organizations including NYU Board of Trustees, the Board of Directors of Stanford Health Care (Stanford Hospital and Medical School), and Leslie Family Foundation.
Mark received a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics and mathematics from New York University in 1966 and completed Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development (PMD) in 1980.
HeartVista believes in leveraging artificial intelligence to improve access to MRI and improve patient outcomes. The company’s One Click™ software platform enables real-time MRI for a variety of clinical and research applications. Its AI-driven, one-click cardiac localization method received first place honors at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine’s Machine Learning Workshop in 2018. The company’s innovative technology originated at the Stanford Magnetic Resonance Systems Research Laboratory. HeartVista is funded by Khosla Ventures, and the National Institute of Health’s Small Business Innovation Research program.
For more information visit www.heartvista.ai.