ProofPilot | Design, Launch & Participate in Studies

About ProofPilot

It’s time for clinical trials to catch up with the rest of the world. And that’s exactly what ProofPilot is designed to do

Who benefits from ProofPilot

Our chief aim is to determine what works – and what doesn’t – to improve personal and societal health. ProofPilot is for anyone to design, launch, participate, and engage in research studies.

ProofPilot is made for Researchers at leading pharmaceutical companies. It is made for Entrepreneurs who created a potentially life-changing product and they aim to prove it works. It is made for Communities that want to help the less fortunate.

ProofPilot is made for all of us

Most importantly, we made ProofPilot for patients. The platform was designed with the participant in mind, with an engaging experience for each person from the beginning of their health journey, to uncover potential solutions for their wellbeing.

Executive
ProofPilot Team

Our Executive Team

Matthew Amsden

Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Kim

Chief Marketing Officer

Savi Glowe

Chief Research Operations Officer

Michelle Rogers

Chief Revenue Officer

Michael Barquero

Chief Technology Officer

Gaurav Patel

Senior Web Developer

Noam Shoshan

VP Business Development, Life Sciences

Jason Rifkin

VP Ethical Affairs

Chris Hughes

VP of Health and Wellness

Our Story

Many monumental events occurred in 2012. The curiosity rover landed on Mars. India claimed its first polio-free year. London hosted the Olympics. And yep, you guessed it: we launched the first version of ProofPilot.

Before launching ProofPilot, our founders worked at a consulting firm. Our focus was to help institutions develop different online HIV prevention strategies in the United States, targeting gay men. The studies were ahead of their time for being hosted on open-source software, but there were serious issues.

We were frustrated at the cost & time-intensive tasks it took to launch even one study (before ProofPilot, a study could take years to kick-off). The problems didn’t end there, though. We were unsettled at the time at how patients were treated in the study – they were an afterthought! More often than not, at the end of a clinical trial, they were completely forgotten and left in the dark.

If these institutions really wanted to find what works to improve personal and societal health, in a cost effective and timely way, something had to change. And that’s how ProofPilot was born. We initially created it to solve our own problems, and in the process of doing so, we created a solution that makes research affordable, accessible, engaging, and – dare we say it – fun.

A Brief History of ProofPilot

2012

ProofPilot Was Born

CEO & founder Matthew Amsden took a leap of faith and founded ProofPilot, before clinical trials were typically done online

2015

Esther Dyson Joins

Prolific futurist and health investor Esther Dyson joins forces with ProofPilot, in effort to fast track health in the U.S. and world

2019

Next-level Studies

In 2019, some epic studies launched in traditional health, wellness, and influencer worlds, such as Dr. Hyman, Eli Lilly, Elysium, and Take Care of

2022

Just Getting Started

ProofPilot announces its series B investment from Mitsui.

Matthew Amsden

Chief Executive Officer
Matthew Amsden is the CEO of ProofPilot, an online platform for designing, launching and managing longitudinal trials and research studies. He founded ProofPilot with a mission to create a renaissance in evidence-based knowledge on what really works to improve human and societal health. Matthew received his MBA from McGill University and his Bachelors of Science in Marketing and International Business from the University of Maine.
 

Joseph Kim

Chief Marketing Officer

Joseph Kim brings over 23 years of pharmaceutical expertise to ProofPilot, most recently in a senior leadership role as Senior Advisor in Lilly’s Digital Health Office. He brings a wide array of pharmaceutical research industry knowledge and utilizes a unique approach that integrates his experiences working for other Sponsors such as Shire and Merck, CROs, and technology vendors. He has a robust combination of experience across all phases of clinical research, and a well-known history of innovation in the industry, recognized as one of the “Top 100 individuals on the 2015 MedicineMakers Power List,” and “20 Innovators Changing the Face of the Clinical Trials Industry” by CenterWatch. He holds a BS in Molecular Biology from Lehigh University and an MBA from Villanova.

Savi Glowe

Chief Research Operations Officer

Savi Glowe has 15 years of experience in clinical research, data science, and executive leadership from top-tier academic medical institutions. As the Senior Director of Strategy & Operations in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, she led the organization, development, and execution of key research initiatives and directed operational efforts supporting digital health institutes and most recently data science response efforts during the first wave of COVID-19. Her work in clinical research supported studies in rare genetic diseases, lab and consumer device validation, skin disorders, Lyme Disease, and precision wellness. Prior to Mount Sinai, Savi managed clinical research operations for the Neuro-urology research group at Stanford University.  

Michelle Rogers

Chief Revenue Officer

Michelle Rogers joins Proof Pilot with 20 years of industry experience that spans the clinical and real-world space. Her executive experience includes life science technology, and in her prior role, Michelle was the North American Real-World Evidence Regional Head, Data Generation for IQVIA. In this role, she was responsible for site managers and clinical research associates, and operational delivery success in the region. In addition to Michelle’s operational expertise, she has extensive experience in Business Development with a consistent history of exceeding company goals and driving organizational growth within the U.S., European, and Asian markets. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Chapman University.

Michael Barquero

Chief Technology Officer

Collaborative computer science engineer with over 15 years of global experience designing and deploying cutting-edge technologies in diverse industries. Holds a master’s degree in big data, data management and technological innovation. Hands-on leader who excels at coaching and mentoring both local and geographically dispersed teams. Works closely with internal and external stakeholders to translate business needs into technology services/products that solve complex issues and drive business growth. 

Gaurav Patel

Senior Web Developer
Gaurav Patel is a Technical Architect and solution provider ProofPilot. Gaurav has been part of the internet and tech boom, and over that period of time, Gaurav has been intimately involved in Research & Development activities – his focus has been in technology and innovation, designing architecture, product development, team building, and quality assurance initiatives.

Noam Shoshan

VP Business Development, Life Sciences

Noam has been creating relationships and building collaborations across the healthcare ecosystem for over 20+ years — working with Pharma, Biotech and Medical Devices companies, as well as health systems and employers. He is recognized across the industry for his innate ability to understand clients goals and challenges and offer unique tech-enabled solutions. He has successfully introduced innovative digital health data research tools for both patients and clinicians to enable clients to optimize pre/post commercial market readiness and achieve measurable performance improvement. He brings to ProofPilot years of proven experience in business development, along with a relentless pursuit of making a positive impact on the healthcare industry. Noam loves life, and his favorite activities include singing in his band (playing guitar and sax, too) as well as skiing, hiking, and traveling with his wife and three ‘grown-ish’ children.

Jason Rifkin

VP Ethical Affairs
Jason has extensive experience in developmental stage and commercial life sciences companies and has managed all aspects of business operations, including clinical affairs, business development, technology licensing, and capital raising. Jason has held senior management positions at a number of companies throughout his career, and has overseen development programs in biologics, small molecules, medical devices, and medical technology, across multiples indications including oncology, neurodegenerative, cardiovascular, and metabolic disease, and health and wellness. Jason began his career as an attorney and received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a Law Degree from Northeastern University School of Law and a Masters of Biotechnology from The University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Chris Hughes

VP of Health and Wellness
Chris Hughes has 20 years of business development experience in the media and marketing industries with a focus on emerging media in the ad tech space. Chris developed his sales and marketing skills with some of the most recognizable and iconic media brands including AOL Time Warner, ESPN and iHeart Media where he helped SMB, regional and national advertisers grow their brands through comprehensive and multi-tiered media campaigns. Chris joins ProofPilot with a focus on helping health and wellness brands design, launch and participate in clinical research studies that can be used as evidence-based research marketing. Chris is a graduate of the University of Delaware and lives in San Diego, California