The SaiOx™ Team

The technology at the heart of the Hespiro™ system was developed by Dr. Sai Parthasarathy, who is the Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Banner University Hospital.

SaiOx, Inc. was founded by a team of executives with extensive experience bringing medical devices to market. The team includes University of Arizona engineering alumnus Manny Teran, former CEO of the local tech-development firm Aztera until 2018, and Don Finkle, former operations executive at Bic and So Clean.  Additionally, Tony Grega is a seasoned CFO for a number of local startups including Sion Power and MC Technologies.

The team also includes advisors in the hospital and regulatory spaces as well as engineering associates.

Executive Team

Manny Teran

Chief Executive Officer

Technology Entrepreneur

Don Finkle

President / Chief Technology Officer

Manufacturing Executive

Tony Grega

Chief Financial Officer

Finance / HR / Legal

Operations Team

Reganne Fornstrom

Chief of Staff

Biomedical Engineer

Deip Sekhadia

Product Manager

Biomedical Engineer


Sai Parthasarathy, MD



Gene O'Hara


Healthcare & Hospital Networks

David Smallhouse


Business Development

Paul Dryden



Marcos Teran, MD


Emergency Physician