OUR TEAM

Sasha Moro PhD.
Managing Director

… Sasha Moro had a successful exit with Cryptocert, a Najdorf portfollio company that was an early pioneer in securing patient records. Previously, she was a Director at Pfizer’s Central Research security group handling all security related issues in a regulated environment.  Prior to that, Sasha directed all of SmithKline’s application and network security efforts. Sasha was responsible for all of SKB’s post acquisition security integration efforts.  Sasha is an acitve member in the computer security research area.

Sasha holds a BSc, Electrical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and a PhD. in Computer Science from MIT.

Kim Lee
Managing Director

… Kim comes to Najdorf from Cardinal Health Asia where she directed the efforts of the Corporate Development group.  Previously, she was an investment banker with DLJ and Morgan Stanley where she focused on biotechnology and life sciences companies.  Prior to that, she was Vice President in the Global Finance division of CitiGroup (formerly Citicorp).  She sits on the boards of several healthcare technology firms.  She has been an active leader in Asian Women in Business (AWIB), New York New Media Angel Investors (NYNMIA), New York Software Industry Association (NYSIA), and National Association for Female Executives (NAFE).

Kim holds a BA from Columbia University, and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

John W. Williams
Managing Director

… John is a healthcare software industry veteran who has led numerous startup companies. At Najdorf, John focuses primarily on performing technical due diligence and determining market viability of cutting edge healthcare technologies. Previously, John was Chairman and CEO of BigCat Software an expert system software firm organized around early population health management initiatives. Prior to that, he served as Chief Technologist on the Gruenfeld project. Early in his career, John pioneered the automation of medical transcription for government run healthcare providers.  

John hails from Harvard University and the Defense Language Institute at Monterey.

Chad Salinas
Chief Technologist

Chad Salinas has built and harvested 4 technology firms resulting in 3 successful trade sales and an asset sale.  Chad manages Najdorf’s portfolio companies’ software development efforts from design through First Customer Ship release. Previously, he was founder and CEO of Salinas Group, the nation’s largest privately-held pure-play network security services firm.  Chad enjoyed earlier success in building and selling a business that integrated the disparate e-mail systems of several Wall Street banks.

Chad holds a BA in Economics from New York University (NYU).  Chad also holds graduate credentials in both business and technology disciplines — MBA in Finance: NYU’s Stern School of Business and Computer Security: Stanford University.

Heng Ren
Technology Maven

Heng has worked for product development division at Microsoft and eBay. Previously, he was an executive at Oracle.  Heng has founded several businesses in developing web applications, such as easyhourjobs.com, a web application for posting and searching temporary jobs.

Heng holds MS in Computer Science and MS in Management Science from Stanford University, and BS in Computer Science from Tsinghua University, Beijing.

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