Jan Pietzsch, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Wing Tech, Inc.
Consulting Associate Professor, Stanford University

Email:    jpietzsch @ wing-tech.com           pietzsch @ stanford.edu

Dr. Pietzsch is Co-Founder of Wing Tech Inc., and serves as the company's President and Chief Executive Officer since 2004. His work at Wing Tech focuses on early-stage opportunity assessment and strategic decision support for investors and manufacturers in a range of high technology markets and industry sectors. A primary interest of Dr. Pietzsch is the healthcare technology market.

Dr. Pietzsch is a Consulting Associate Professor in Stanford University's Department of Management Science Engineering, where he is a member of the Engineering Risk Research Group. He also serves as a Core Faculty Member in Stanford's Biodesign Program. In this role, he directs the Stanford-FDA Fellowship program.

Jan Pietzsch's academic training is in management science and engineering, with emphasis on biomedical engineering and decision and risk analysis. He received degrees from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany (Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur, 2000) and from Stanford University (MS, Engineering-Economic Systems and Operations Research, 1998; Ph.D. Management Science and Engineering, 2004). During his doctoral research, he was a research fellow at the FDA's Office of Device Evaluation, where he investigated the use of Bayesian methods in early-stage assessment of new medical devices.

Jan Pietzsch has previously gained industry experience with McKinsey & Company, Inc., DaimlerChrysler Services, and A.T. Kearney. He is a licensed EMT-Paramedic with the German Red Cross.