Our team

Meet the BrainCheck team


We started with great founders and have grown into an all-star team that brings together the best of business, science and technology. We’re constantly crafting a better product by testing it in the field and transforming our findings into brain-changing solutions.


Team


David Eagleman

Co-founder & CSO

Dr. David Eagleman is a visionary leader in the neuroscience field. He currently teaches at Stanford University and heads the Center for Science and Law. In addition to receiving numerous awards for his academic research and work, David is a New York Times best-selling author, a TED speaker, and the creator and host of the Emmy-nominated PBS series, The Brain.

Yael Katz

Co-founder & CEO

Dr. Yael Katz is a Northwestern and Princeton University neuroscientist with a strong data and analytics background. After consulting to the biotech and pharma industry, Yael was a key early team member of the New York City technology company, JW Player.

Jordan Weinstein

Jordan Weinstein

EVP of Business Development

Mosheh Poltorak

Mosheh Poltorak

VP of Product & Marketing

Karina Soto

Karina Soto-Ruiz

Director of Clinical Development

Benjamin Flores

Benjamin Flores

Director of Customer Success

Bassel Samman

Senior Developer

Roberto Pena

Senior Engineer

David Meinrath

David Meinrath

Developer

Fernanda Cantu

Fernanda Cantu

Marketing Manager

Iliana Teran

Iliana Teran

Designer

Brandon Dawkins

Brandon Dawkins

Sales Representative

David Eagleman Headshot

David Eagleman

Co-founder & CSO

Dr. David Eagleman is a visionary leader in the field of neuroscience. He currently teaches at Stanford University and heads the Center for Science and Law. In addition to receiving numerous awards and recognition for his academic research and work, David is a New York Times best-selling author, a TED speaker, and the creator and host of the PBS series The Brain. He is a sought-after speaker renowned for his knack of making science accessible to everyone.

Yael Katz

Yael Katz

Co-founder & CEO

Yael brings her expertise in entrepreneurship, neuroscience, and big data to BrainCheck. Yael was vice president at JW Player, a pioneering video technology company in New York City, leading marketing, strategy, and operations from the early stages. Prior to that, she served as a management consultant at Campbell Alliance, a boutique life sciences firm.
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Yael holds a B.A. in physics from Penn, a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Northwestern, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton working on information processing in animal groups. She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed papers in top journals and is the recipient of multiple awards, including an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biological Informatics. Yael is also the founder of a computer vision startup, CountVision LLC.

Jordan Weinstein

Jordan Weinstein

EVP of Business Development

Jordan helps tech companies grow via channel partnerships and direct sales. He previously worked in the ecommerce space leading global strategic partnerships for ChannelAdvisor, where he was responsible for building productive partner relationships with leading companies like Amazon, Google and eBay. Jordan recently served as general manager of ChannelAdvisor in London. While in London he was responsible for all aspects of the EMEA operation, including sales, partnerships, and customer success. Jordan holds a BA and MBA from Duke University.

Samantha Groppel

Samantha Groppel

Research Intern

Sasha Davenport

Strategic Partnership Advisor

Sasha incorporated her first business as an undergrad in New York City where she studied neuroscience and law. As a grad student, she worked in neurogenesis and neuroimaging labs, and started a think tank studying the neuroscience of warfare that resulted in an invitation to present findings at the United States Military Academy. As senior research fellow in the laboratory of Dr. David Eagleman at Baylor College of Medicine…

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she worked with big data and developed psychometric tools to analyze the neuropsychology of criminal behavior that is being used in the third largest city in the U.S. At BrainCheck, she works with anyone from local schools to global systems to bring the latest in neuroscience into the hands of those anywhere.

Jose Azuara

Jose Azuara

Product Design Advisor

Jose is a graphic and product designer with a passion for branding and UI/UX systems. He previously worked for a business accelerator where he helped design an online portal to help small- to medium-size businesses access and adopt new technologies. Jose has also developed branding for clients with a nationwide presence in Mexico and the U.S. — from logo identity to marketing collateral, web design, and illustration.

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He taught himself English to keep enjoying more of his favorite content on his favorite media — books, music, movies, and most importantly, video games.


Industry advisors


Frank Peacock, MDEmergency Medicine Research Director at Baylor College of Medicine

Jonathan Downar, MDScientist at Krembil Research Institute

Brett Giroir, MDPresident & CEO at ViraCyte LLC

Rakesh AgrawalCEO at SnapStream

Matt HagarCEO at Poetic Systems

Grace RodriguezCo-founder & CXO at Station Houston

Danny GavinDigital Marketing and Analytics Executive, Consultant & Professor

Brian LuskeyDirector of Product Management at CS Disco Inc

Linda SpainFinance / Corporate Governance / Business Dev

Volker BerlExecutive Director at Mycell Technologies LLC / Oceans Omega LLC

Joe WesleyPresident at NFL Players Association Former Players Houston