Robert Mayle, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Mayle earned his undergraduate degree in Biology at UC Berkeley, completed medical school at Drexel College of Medicine, Orthopedic Surgical Residency at Stanford University, a Fellowship in spine surgery at the University of Miami, and a Fellowship in hip & knee replacement at the prestigious RUSH University in Chicago.
Dr. Mayle runs a busy orthopedic practice in San Francisco/Marin and is a member of AAOS, COA, and AAHKS. Annually, Dr. Mayle performs approximately 500 joint replacements and has pioneered the adoption of outpatient ASC-based joint replacement surgery in San Francisco. He is the Medical Director of Joint Replacement at Presidio Surgery Center, the Chair of the Surgical Governance Committee at Novato Community Hospital, and is the Chairman of the Board for San Francisco Center for Surgery.
Rob has authored multiple peer-reviewed clinical articles, published several book chapters, spoken across the country at national conferences, and won first place in the OREF/ORS Southwest Regional Resident Research Symposium (The Acute Transplantation of Human Fetal Neuronal Stem Cells Following Spinal Cord Injury).
Rob likes to cycle, ski, and golf, but he most enjoys spending time with his son and daughter (August and Addison).
Chief Technical Officer
Erik Shahoian has 35 years of product development experience in the medical device, consumer products, aerospace, and automotive fields.
Prior to joining Dr. Mayle to develop the VeloJect technology, Erik pioneered the world’s first continuous suture passer under his own design firm, iD8 Design Inc.
At Apple, Erik served as senior architect in the Core PD Division, heading up a secret R&D team. He was also employee #16 at Tesla Motors in 2005, leading electric motor and chassis development.
Erik holds over 75 issued patents spanning electronics, mechanisms, firmware, and control systems. Generating intellectual property for electro-magnetic systems and innovative haptic feedback devices has been his professional focus.
Chief Commercial Officer
Derek Edgar brings over 20 years of commercialization & organizational leadership experience in medical device technology.
Prior to joining VeloJect, Derek has led executive marketing, business development, and commercialization functions for several highly successful medtech pioneers including JointPoint, Medical Enterprises, andAA Instruments.
Derek spent his early career in sales training and product management at Biomet Orthopedics and later, after earning his MBA, Derek joined Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices and was appointed the USA commercial leader overseeing dozens of team members and a $2.6 billion category of orthopedic products.
With specific expertise in product launches, product pricing, and financial management, Derek plays a key role with VeloJect in planning & executing the go-to-market strategy and the company’s tactical execution program.