ANDREW CITTADINE
VENTURE ADVISOR

 

A serial entrepreneur with a passion for building, Andrew believes great opportunities are found at the intersections.  He is currently the CEO of Diagnostic Photonics, an advanced medical imaging firm that helps surgeons visualize cancer to improve outcomes in breast and other cancer.

Andrew has created multiple, successful medical device companies, leading them through European and US FDA regulatory clearance and establishing new insurance coding, manufacturing, and distribution prior to sale to leading global device companies.  He was previously a co-founder of ultrasound medical imaging company Sensant Corp that was acquired by Siemens Healthcare; CEO of critical care company SonarMed, which has a device on market for neonatal ventilation; and co-founder and CEO of optical cancer diagnostics startup American BioOptics, successfully sold to a global medical device company.  Andrew began his career at Motorola designing semiconductors for the wireless, mobile, and automotive markets. 

Andrew also serves on ChicagoNext, an advisory council on technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and is a frequent guest speaker on entrepreneurship at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  He is a co-founder and board member of MATTER, a co-working and innovation center in downtown Chicago to create and foster healthcare entrepreneurship.

Andrew holds a BA in History, and a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.