Ian was born in Memphis, TN, and he grew up in Broward County, FL. He has always been passionate about the intersection of science, engineering, and medicine, which drew him to study Biomedical Engineering at Duke University. After graduating in 2006, he worked at Edwards Lifesciences, a leading medical device company, in various engineering, operations, and marketing roles. He left industry to get his MBA at Stanford University, where he met his soon-to-be Augmedix co-founder, Pelu Tran. After graduating in the spring of 2012, he briefly worked at MC10, a pioneering wearable computing startup. Late in the summer of 2012, Ian had the rare opportunity to try an early version of Google Glass. He was inspired by the potential that he saw for Glass in healthcare, and dropped everything to find Augmedix, the first Google Glass startup.
Ian describes himself as an improv nerd, a foodie, and a regular Burner. He currently lives in San Francisco’s Mission District.