Chief Executive Officer
While studying finance and neurobiology in undergrad, Adeel spent his time doing neuro-immunology research at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, contributing to several academic publications. After undergrad, Adeel was a strategy & analytics consultant with Accenture for several years where he worked with some of the largest institutions in healthcare across pharma, health tech, health systems, and retail clinics. Adeel’s skillets in healthcare analytics, operations, sales, and his breadth of experience across the healthcare ecosystem enable him to lead Clearstep through the complexities of healthcare innovation.
Chief Operating Officer
Bilal has had a successful career in medical innovation, beginning research as a sophomore in high school at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Over the past 9 years Bilal has published 8 scientific papers, 1 textbook chapter, and generated $2 million+ in research funding at institutions like the NIH, the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, and Northwestern University. He is on a full scholarship in the dual MD/PhD program at Northwestern University and is now on a break from medical school to build the company and do research.
Bilal networks between physicians, hospitals, insurance companies, healthcare incubators, and healthcare administrators to ensure that Clearstep is positioned to drive patient outcomes and engagement. Bilal’s unique perspective bridges the worlds of a medical trainee and a biomedical engineer. His insight informs the necessary user experience needed to engage the average patient and the functionality required of virtual health systems to make physicians’ lives easier, streamline resources, and create efficiencies in the hospital.
Chief Technology Officer
David started working at Mozilla and contributing to open source as a sophomore in high school, continuing to do so throughout college at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with a dual degree from the Wharton School of Business and the school of Engineering.
While interning at Bloomberg during undergrad, he created an internal tool to vastly speed up development efforts for thousands of engineers. He then went on to work at Dropbox, contributing to infrastructure, backend, and frontend systems as well as continuing to contribute to open source projects. Some projects David led included infrastructure optimizations saving tens of millions of dollars annually as well as creating a web-scale monitoring system. David's engineering and leadership experiences have prepared him to spearhead Clearstep’s development and deliver a revolutionary product that materially improves patients' lives.
Chief Marketing & Design Officer
Peter’s experience working on Twitter’s Brand Strategy and Paid Media Management teams for 4 years has enabled his expertise in brand / campaign planning, product development, execution, and data-driven storytelling. He also acquired healthcare experience during his time as an Emergency Medical Technician for his hometown ambulance corps in northern New Jersey for several years.
Peter is focusing on creating the gold standard of healthcare UX at Clearstep. He’s responsible for all UX/UI design and animation along with the company’s brand initiatives. Peter is working on building out Clearstep’s own design system and UI across multiple Clearstep products from the ground up. His experience with productivity design at Twitter is helping craft a UX that’s tailored to both patient and provider needs and completely overhauls the outdated inputs that currently exist on many popular health applications. Peter’s experiences have enabled him to build a cohesive experience which is being used to help patients better access care.
Annie is a software engineer focused on building powerful and intuitive user interfaces. Her adventures in tech started in 2014 at a San Francisco-based start-up called Parastructure that built business intelligence tools to facilitate data-driven decision-making. The start-up was acquired by Dropbox, where Annie worked as a software engineer for 5 years, first on data analysis tooling and later on user authentication and account interfaces. She relocated to Seattle in late 2017 to join the team responsible for the core functions of retrieving and uploading files in Dropbox’s high-traffic web app.
Annie’s journey to tech was a winding one: she studied American history and French at Stanford University, and worked for a year after undergrad at a think tank focused on nuclear weapons history and policy. Annie left Dropbox in early 2019 to explore opportunities for mission-driven work in tech. She comes from a family of healthcare professionals (with expertise spanning dermatology, pathology, physical therapy, and infectious disease diagnostics), and is excited to bring her passion for interdisciplinary thinking to the table to build user-focused products that are shaped and strengthened by diverse perspectives.
Pedro is a mechanical engineer graduate with a post grad in sustainable energies at Imperial College London. He earned the award for best thesis at Imperial for his expertise in solar chimneys. Since graduating, he has been working on engineering beautiful front-end designs and comprehensive back-ends at his company Falcon Digital. His work at Clearstep expands to most activities done by the company as of 2019, and hopes to keep expanding them as the company grows. Pedro takes no rest until what needs to get done is completed. His diligence and fast learning abilities make him a great team member.
Sarah graduated from MIT with a degree in both Physics and Computer Science. She originally planned to pursue a PhD in theoretical physics, but fell in love with software after a summer internship at a robotics company. After graduating, Sarah joined Dropbox where her work has enabled users to view and collaborate on high-quality file previews on the web. At Clearstep, Sarah focuses on driving the web frontend strategy and architecture.
Ricco is an iOS developer at Capital One working on their JD Power Award winning flagship iOS app with experience in the API space. Ricco has led features like Zelle and Remote Check Deposit that enhances the banking experience of millions of customers. While developing the Clearstep iOS App, Ricco is focused on creating an app with the best User Experience and Accessibility for all of Clearstep’s patients.
Gustavo has been designing digitally since he was around 13 years old. However, it was only after graduating with a business degree at the University of Edinburgh that he started applying his design techniques into the workplace. He co-founded Falcon Digital with his brother and have since then developed client relationships with companies across the world. At Clearstep, Gustavo hopes to help develop a successful brand identity through accessible and relatable product design and experience.
Finance & Accounting
Yousuf is a biomedical engineer graduate who is currently pursuing a Masters of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Maryland College Park. He earned the 1st place award for his Senior Year Capstone Project on a quantitative monitoring cough device. This project resulted in acquiring a patent through the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Since graduating, he has worked with a team of individuals under Northwestern University in publishing a review paper regarding nanomaterials. Yousuf’s technical and applicable knowledge in biomedical devices has expanded into his work at Clearstep. Yousuf’s goal is to streamline and advance the building blocks for future studies and product features within the company. His drive, passion for learning, and client based experiences allow for a bridged role in moving Clearstep’s vision forward in providing a better patient care experience.