Board of Directors
Philippe Goix, PhD MBA
President, CEO, & Director
Dr. Goix brings to Avant 20 years of experience in the Life Sciences tools, Diagnostics and Health Information areas, where he has raised over $140M in debt and equity capital. Most recently, Dr. Goix served as President & CEO of Prism Health Diagnostics, Inc. (PHDX), which he co-founded in late 2015 to establish ongoing wellness monitoring services as a business by delivering biomarker data to primary-care physicians and consumers to empower consumers to make better health decisions. Dr. Goix left PHDX in March of 2017to pursue the opportunity with Avant. Prior to PHDX, Dr. Goix consulted for several healthcare companies from 2013 to 2015. Between 2004 through 2013, Dr. Goix served as President & CEO of Singulex, Inc., a personalized healthcare diagnostics company focused on improving outcomes in the $300B diabetes-cardiovascular space. While at Singulex from 2004-2013, Singulex grew from annual revenues of $0 and 4 employees, to annual revenues of over $60M and over 250 employees. During his tenure, Dr. Goix built a business comprising of three divisions: a laboratory testing division under CLIA, a proprietary pharma services division and an FDA-focused diagnostic development division. From 1997 to 2004, Dr. Goix served as President & CEO of Guava Technologies, Inc. where Dr. Goix successfully commercialized multiple commercial products still in use today. Guava Technologies was acquired by Merck Millipore in 2008.
In academia, Dr. Goix served as a research scientist at Stanford University, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Sandia Research Laboratory and Centre National de Recherche Scientifique in France. Dr. Goix was also a post-doctoral fellow at UC Berkeley. Dr. Goix received his PhD in Physics from Universite de Rouen in France in 1987, and his MBA in Marketing with a Finance emphasis from University of San Francisco in 1995.
Mr. Stephens is a co-founder and a Managing Partner of Infusion 51a LP, International Infusion Holdings LLC, and International Infusion Advisors LLC. With an emphasis on the global market, he uses key positioning and strategies to identify investment vehicles that meet the Investment Advisor's proprietary investment parameters. He currently serves as the managing partner of International Infusion, a think tank venture capital firm aimed directly at disruptive technologies.
Mr. Stephens co-founded and is a director of the not-for-profit organization Camp Athlete, Inc., which is an organization geared towards students to improve their academic and athletic achievements. He graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a B.S. in Psychology.