Kingsley R. Chin, M.D.
Dr. Kingsley R. Chin is an entrepreneur, experienced investor, surgeon and inventor who has built multiple symbiotic companies within the health-tech space. Dr. Chin founded KICVentures in 2005 and quickly thereafter sold his first portfolio company, MANTIS Inc, to Stryker. Under Dr. Chin's leadership, KICVentures' companies are profitable and have generated over $100M.
Dr. Chin previously worked for Accenture Management Consulting (formerly Arthur Andersen) where he became experienced in management consulting. He also spent time at Cigna Insurance and on Wall Street at Goldman Sachs, developing information technology solutions. He credits these formative experiences with inspiring his passion for business and health technology.
To further his interest in health technology, Dr. Chin matriculated to Harvard Medical School where he graduated with honors. He found his work with patients extremely rewarding and committed to bettering their lives throughout his career as a surgeon. With the founding of KICVentures, Dr. Chin returned to his entrepreneurial roots to empower patients through business and technology. His understanding of the patient care experience informs his business acumen for finding and fulfilling needs in the health-tech market.
Dr. Chin holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, as well as B.Sc. in Engineering and a B.A. in Mathematics from Columbia University. He was the Chief Spine Surgeon and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Orthopaedic Surgery from 2003-2007. Dr. Chin has also made a global impact through philanthropy by supporting the LES Society, which has trained over 200 surgeons in several countries.
Aditya joined KICVentures in 2009 after his experience on Wall Street as an investment banker. With an initial focus on Spinefrontier, Inc, he led the company to achieve profitability within his first two years, while growing it annually at 30%. He subsequently started several companies at KICVentures that have generated over $100 M in revenues to date. Aditya serves as a senior executive within the portfolio companies, providing strategic direction and hands-on operational execution. He has led numerous negotiations for the portfolio companies and has raised capital from individuals and institutional lenders. Working in tandem with Dr. Chin for more than ten years, he has continually built business opportunities in the medical device and healthcare service industries.
Before KICVentures, Aditya worked on Wall Street at J.P. Morgan as an investment banker where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, financing, and restructuring. He also launched successful philanthropic entrepreneurial projects in South Africa.
Aditya has a Bachelor's in both Bioengineering and Finance from the University of Pennsylvania and Wharton School of Business as part of the prestigious Jerome Fisher Management & Technology Program.
Jake Lubinski serves as the Chief Operating Officer for KICVenture's portfolio companies SpineFrontier and AxioMed LLC. Jake manages day-to-day operations for both companies. He appreciates that his cross-functional role allows him to engage with every team, every day. Before serving as C.O.O, Jake spent four years as a Design Engineer and ION Engineering Team Manager at SpineFrontier. During that time, he oversaw several products brought successfully to market. Before this, Jake worked as a Design Engineer and Project Manager in the consumer and medical device markets.
As a former clinical assistant, he observed and documented over 50 cardiothoracic, colorectal and orthopedic surgeries. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a research focus in Spine Mechanics from the University of Vermont. He is passionate about using his engineering degrees to help improve the lives of others.
Shyam Desigan serves as the VP of Business Development, focused on fundraising in the EU. He is also the VP of Finances and IT for Healthcare Services at KICVentures, and the President and CFO of LESS Institute, one of KICVenture's portfolio companies.
Shyam brings over thirteen years of leadership experience to KICVentures. Throughout his career, he has practiced successful financial management and restructuring within organizations, and has provided oversight to expand companies' business capabilities and increase their profitability. Shyam has experience in minimizing risk and using business intelligence and predictive analytics to drive process improvements and operational success. He is recognized nationally as a thought leader in implementing cloud-based data management, FP&A, BI and predictive analytics to deliver robust reporting and rolling forecasts in an agile economic environment.
Before joining KICVentures, Shyam served with Volunteers of America Chesapeake for over three years, managing corporate and project finance operations for the non-profit's 26 human service programs throughout the Mid-Atlantic. He also co-founded two start-up health IT ventures and directed the successful development of an acute care community hospital.