About us

Who Is Jackson Medical?

In his final year of college, founder, Ian Jackson was involved in a motorcycle accident where he received numerous medical implants. This event led Ian to withdraw from his medical school pursuit and motivated the founding of Jackson Medical Solutions. He managed to recruit a team of talented engineers who were equally as passionate about preventative medical devices. Mainly, the group has been interested in addressing the major disparities in medicine, specifically regarding post-operative care. Current medical device design leaves room for improvement as they unnecessarily complicate patient conditions. It is our goal to maximize patient comfort and safety while minimizing healthcare costs by making better technology that is preventative and accessible for all.

"Taking good care of the people who take great care of the others."

Our Values

ACCOUNTABILITY

We accept the consequences of our actions and hold ourselves to a higher standard of responsibility.

EMPATHY

We started this company with the patient experience in mind. We strive to develop the technology that betters humanity.

PASSION

We are internally fueled by the prospect of changing our industry. We expect to develop the skills necessary to bring our ideas to reality. 

DIVERSITY

We strive for a team of high functioning individuals from all backgrounds in order to address the needs that reflect our community.

TEAMWORK

We are a dedicated team of professionals with the goal of bettering ourselves and our community. 

About us

Meet Our Team

Innovative, inspired, professionals determined to help everyone.

Ian Jackson
Founder/CTO

Ian Jackson

Before the accident, Ian planned to attend medical school for endocrinology. He reassessed his career plans after his experience as a patient and decided, instead, to improve the patient experience by improving the tools of care. After graduating with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Ian founded Jackson Medical. Ian specializes in idea generation for product development. He is fueled by his intrigue to learn new technology and implement high precision tools for healthcare staff. 

Co-Founder/CEO

Kirsten Bassett

Throughout her life, Kirsten was surrounded by entrepreneurship; her father founded his own small business. She obtained a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering and continues to be a life-long learner. Kirsten is a motivated leader and optimizes business operations by supporting her team and developing necessary paths to market. She has years of public speaking experience as an ambassador. She identifies ways to utilize her team’s skillsets in new and intriguing ways. 

Simon Tecle
Co-Founder/CRO

Simon Tecle

Surrounded by healthcare professionals in the family, Simon graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. He developed early prototypes and constructed CAD models for conceptualization. He works closely with AZTechnica on regulatory compliance for product design and development. Simon manages and documents client relationships to relay to product development for efficient feedback circulation.

Ben Esplin
Patent Attorney

Ben Esplin

Prior to founding Esplin & Associates, Ben was a partner at two different AMLAW 100 firms. Over the course of his career, Ben has had exposure to patent litigation, patent portfolio sales, and patent licensing. However, over time he has focused his efforts on patent portfolio strategy and patent application preparation and prosecution. Ben values clear communication in any complex undertaking and building or enhancing a patent portfolio is certainly an example of this principle. As a result, Ben strives to communicate clearly with business leadership, in-house counsel, and inventors to make sure that all stakeholders in a patent application and/or portfolio are aligned.

Business Attorney

Scott Alderton

Scott is a Founding Partner of the Firm, Managing Partner, and a member of the Firm’s executive committee. Scott is also Co-Chair of the Firm’s Venture Capital and Emerging Growth practice group.

Scott’s practice focuses on advising early stage to middle-market technology and emerging growth companies in all aspects of capital formation, venture capital and finance, corporate and securities laws, mergers and acquisitions, high technology, intellectual property, licensing, interactive entertainment and video games, the internet, digital media, manufacturing and distribution of goods in commerce and commercial contracts. Scott also regularly advises senior executive officers with respect to employment, compensation and equity incentives. Scott Alderton is frequently referenced as one of the top “start-up” lawyers in Southern California, and with over thirty years of experience working with technology and emerging growth companies at all stages along their evolutionary path, is sought out for his business as well as legal advice.

Financial Advisor

Kerry Jackson

Kerry, originally a Chemical Engineer, is a real estate broker-agent and real estate investor from Chandler, AZ. For 15 years, Kerry worked in the semiconductor industry with Microchip Technology, Inc before transitioning to real estate in 2004. Kerry is the founding member of the Kerry Jackson Team, originally with Re/Max, and has made several moves including Keller Williams, United, Brokers Group, Revelation Real Estate, and now Arizona Gateway Real Estate.

Business Advisor

Jude Samson

Jude is a seasoned entrepreneur with experience from multiple industries. In May of 2018, Jude co-founded RFMx, Inc., a digital health company that identifies adverse events for a more refined approach to AFIB treatment. As a member of the management team at HealthCentricAI and Confirmed Consent, Jude successfully applies his business knowledge to healthcare focused ventures. He develops business strategies and identifies every team members strengths to amplify their capabilities within the organization.

Outside of his business pursuits, Jude is a family man, a leader in his communities, and plays intramural soccer.

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Medical Advisor

Laurie Smith, RN, CNO

Laurie was the Chief Nursing Officer of Billings Clinic Hospital from 2016-2022. As a four-time Magnet-designated organization, Billings Clinic among the top 1% of hospitals worldwide for nursing. Laurie founded Laurie Lee Leadership where she coaches other healthcare professionals and streamlines their personal and professional development. 

Laurie’s experiences as an RN and CNO provide invaluable insight to the intricacies of the healthcare profession.

R&D Engineer

Josh Vanderwall

Celine Cohn
Regulatory Consultant

Celine Cohn, PhD.

Celine Cohn earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Arizona in 2015. Celine has industry experience with class I and II respiratory devices and class III cardiovascular devices.  Over the past few years, Celine has specialized in Quality Management Systems, the infrastructure in place with all medical device companies that operate and sell in the global marketplace.  Celine is a certified lead auditor for ISO 13485:2016. 

Meghan McGovern
Regulatory Consultant

Meghan McGovern, M.S., RAC-US

 Meghan McGovern earned her M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Arizona in 2014. Meghan has over 10 years of medical device industry experience in Engineering, Quality, and Regulatory with a broad range of device classifications, intended uses, and regulating bodies. Such devices have included class I respiratory devices, class II gastrointestinal tubes, and class III cardiovascular devices. Meghan holds a regulatory affairs certificate in the US.

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