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

Cheif 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

Co-Founder
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
companies.