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Steve J. Lindo


Simergent began in late 2014. Its founder and CEO, Steve Lindo, previously worked for medical device and aerospace corporations in R&D and systems engineering. He is the former Lead System Designer for Baxter Healthcare's market-leading automated peritoneal dialysis system. 


Rick Pendergraft, Ph.D


Rick Pendergraft, Ph.D. is Simergent's co-founder and Chief Technology officer.  He has 17 years of experience as a software developer, design engineer, and product development team manager. Dr. Pendergraft has extensive experience developing products for regulated industries including banking, insurance, aerospace, and medical devices.



Chicago Innovation Mentors (CIM) - Simergent joined CIM in 2016. We have an advisory team consisting of several current and former medical device executives whose titles have included CEO, VP of Marketing, and VP of Europe, Middle East, & Africa (EMEA) business. Many have dialysis market experience. We also have a scientific advisory board consisting of well-known and highly published thought leaders in the dialysis industry, including several nephrologists and a dialysis nurse educator. Several of our investors are practicing nephrologists who also offer clinical guidance. Our medical director is a former medical director for Baxter Healthcare and Hospira. Our board of directors includes membership from i2E, which has extensive experience with medical device and healthcare portfolio companies. Simergent is part of the renowned MATTER healthtech incubator in Chicago, IL.