Leadership Team

Eric Prossnitz, PhD

Lead Inventor

Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine
Chief, Division of Molecular Medicine
Maralyn S. Budke Chair of Cancer Chemical Biology and Therapeutics
co-Leader, Cancer Therapeutics Program
UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center  UNM Health Sciences Center

John Elling, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Entrepreneur & CEO Specialist
Co-Founder & CSO, Greffen Systems
General Partner, Phase One Ventures
Founder, President & CEO, Acoustic Biosystems Inc.
Founder, President & CEO
MitoTech LLC, Founder
President & CEO, Acoustic Cytometry  Systems

John Chavez

Chief Financial Officer

Financial Advisor and Venture Specialist
President of the New Mexico Angels
Partner in NMA Ventures
Partner in Phase One Ventures
Managing Director of the New Mexico Start-Up Factory
President and Founder of Tafoya & Brainer Consultants

Andrea M. Garcia

Chief Operations Officer

Company Operations Specialist, the New Mexico Start-Up Factory
Infrastructure & Development Advisor
Project Manager, Osazda Energy
Vice President, the New Mexico Angels

The New Mexico Start-Up Factory

Portfolio Company

GPER G-1 Development Group is a New Mexico Start-Up
Factory portfolio company.  
The New Mexico Start-Up Factory specializes in sourcing
and transitioning laboratory technologies into investable