Augustine (Augie) Lien
Augustine “Augie” Lien (連炎) has been a successful entrepreneur and corporate executive in the medical device and computer industries in the U.S. in the past 30 some years. He has participated in a series of start-up companies from inception as a founder/co-founder and managed the companies as an executive officer to successful exits. Augie has had a very impressive track record of providing investors with excellent financial returns, highlighted with 3 IPOs and 4 M&As among the companies he had founded/co-founded and managed.
Currently Augie is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Aulisa Medical Technologies, Inc. a medical technology company focuses on the development and marketing of next generation wireless patient monitoring systems based on proprietary vital signs measurement and wireless communication technologies. In tandem with Aulisa Medical Technologies, Augie founded Cardiva Medical, Inc., an interventional Cardiology company, in January 2003 and served as the Chairman and CEO since its inception until 2010, where he remains on the board of directors of the company. Prior to Cardiva Medical, he was the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Embolic Protection, Inc. (distal protection devices for interventional cardiology procedures, acquired by Boston Scientific Corporation in 2003); Founder, Chairman and CEO of Eyden Corporation (Internet web-based document automation software systems company, providing proprietary legal documents systems to large law firms in the US), cofounder and Senior VP of Gynecare Inc. (surgical devices for Gynecologists, IPO in 1996, subsequently acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 1997); co-founder and Executive VP of Operations of Menlo Care Inc. (cardiovascular access devices, IPO pending, acquired by J&J Medical Inc. in 1994); Founding team member and Director of World-wide Operations of Nellcor, Inc. (Pulse-Oximeter company, IPO 1987, subsequently merged with TYCO/Covidien), he was an executive of Four Phase Systems (mini-computer company, IPO 1982, subsequently acquired by Motorola), and Diablo Systems (computer peripherals company, acquired by Xerox).
Augie has been a frequent speaker in various medical device industry conferences in the US, China, and Taiwan, and he serves as an advisor to the Taiwanese government in biotechnical development projects.
Augie received his Master of Science Degree (Ph.D. candidate) in Operations Research from Stanford University (USA), MBA from Santa Clara University (USA), MS degree in Statistics from National Chen Chi University (Taiwan) and BS degree in Industrial and Business Management from National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan).