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Management Team

At the forefront of Tactus Technology’s success is a diverse team of leaders with a passion for improving and transforming user experience.

Perry Constantine
CEO
Over 30 years of successful track record in High Tech as Board Member & CEO. PNL responsibilities have exceeded $750M in yearly revenues. Two Successful IPOs, exceeding $700M. Three Successful Mergers, $270M. Founded successful businesses in: US, Canada, Korea and China. Raised over $150M in private equity.
Micah Yairi, Ph.D.
CTO & Co-Founder
Dr. Micah Yairi is the founder and CTO of Tactus. Prior to founding Tactus, Yairi led development efforts for microfluidic-based programmable transdermal drug delivery systems as well as advanced optical sensors for Los Gatos Research. Dr. Yairi also founded Fortnight Solutions, a business-to-business “match-making” service that helped engineering companies locate solutions to technical problems without needing to “reinvent the wheel.” He managed Fortnight’s growth of its expert-base to several hundred scientists and engineers, with its experts successfully finding solutions for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Micah received bachelor degrees in engineering physics and economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cambridge, England where he earned a master’s degree in economics, and earned his PhD. at Stanford University in Applied Physics.
Justin Virgili, Ph.D.
Vice President, Engineering
Dr. Justin Virgili is the Vice President of Engineering. Prior to joining Tactus, Dr. Virgili led and contributed to the development of novel polymeric materials at The Dow Chemical Company and holds a number of issued and pending patents. He received B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biology from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley.
Mario Garcia
Director, Product Development
Mario Garcia joined Tactus Technology in 2011 as the owner of the demonstration and prototype pipeline, with responsibilities of incorporating Tactus’ tactile interfaces into a variety of business and consumer products.  Prior to Tactus Technology, Mario has worked in the Medical Device, Semiconductor Industry as well as having served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Brian Chan
Director of Operations
Brian Chan is Director of Business Operations for Tactus Technology. Brian has a diverse resume that’s rich with experience in technology, retail operations, account management, IT and healthcare. Before joining Tactus in 2015, he was the general manager and IT specialist for a busy Bay Area dental practice that prides itself on staying on top of new technology. In addition to managing vendor relations, payroll processing and bookkeeping for the practice, Brian led the transition to modern practice-management software that is now helping the team go to paperless charting for patients. Before that, Brian was the general manager of a small chain of Oakland-based cafes, for whom he managed staff, inventory, revenue tracking and daily operations for seven years. Prior to that, he spent four years working for Microsoft, first as a contractor working on national accounts for then-startup sidewalk.com. He later became a lead campaign coordinator for the company’s Link Exchange/bCentral, where he helped the national sales team through a difficult reorganization process. He was later promoted to regional campaign manager for MSN’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region, where he managed a team that fulfilled ad contracts across multiple international sites for MSN.

Directors

Umesh Padval, Thomvest Board Member

Tiemin Zhao, IPV Board Member

Advisors

Rick Seger, Technology Advocate