Today we’d like to introduce you to Tom Forgeron.
Tom, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today? Growing up in San Diego, I always had a passion for surfing and healthcare. Little did I know that my passions would one day intersect to change my life and the lives of millions of people. Approximately 15 years ago while surfing with my good friend Roger, he started telling me about a product that he wanted to develop. Unlike most product pitches that happen between waves, this idea really hit home with me. Roger, being a wound care physician, and me owning a medical supply company that specialized in wound care supplies and vascular pumps, his idea tapped into my other passion, healthcare. Roger was describing to me a platform in which he would be able to input his patients’ records into a database with images to be able to track outcomes. I said, if we add some supply chain controls, we would have a great product. Roger, being an entrepreneur like me, developed a prototype on a Palm Pilot. We both immediately realized that the available technology was not ready for our product and we shelved the idea. However, we never stopped talking about it and always discussed ways of making it better.