The SaiOx Team

About the Team

The technology at the heart of the Hespiro™ system was developed by Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy, a UA professor of pulmonology and director of the UA Center for Sleep and Circadian Sciences, and Dr. Marvin Slepian, a UA Regents professor of medicine, cardiologist and co-founder of Tucson-based artificial heart maker SynCardia Systems.

SaiOx, Inc. was founded by a veteran team of seasoned executives with experience in taking technology ideas to market. That team includes UA engineering alumnus Manny Teran, former CEO of the local tech-development firm Aztera until 2018, Don Finkle, former operations executive at Bic and So Clean, and Tony Grega, seasoned CFO for a number of local startups including Sion Power and MC Technologies.

In January of 2020, CEO Teran started working with Dr. Parthasarathy and the UA’s technology commercialization team at Tech Launch Arizona on the Hespiro™ system.

Executive Team

Manny Teran

Chief Executive Officer

Technology Entrepreneur

Don Finkle

President / COO

Operations Executive

Erik Herrmann

Chief Product Officer

Medical Device Expert

Tony Grega

Chief Financial Officer

Finance / HR / Legal


Sai Parthasarathy, MD



Marcos Teran, MD


Emergency Physician

Michelle Lott



Brad Hill, MD


Vascular Surgeon