About Us

Our Mission

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Excellence

We work tirelessly to provide quality life-saving products and exceptional service for customers and patients.

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Innovation

We commit to never settle for the status quo and to continually work to improve our products, processes, and tools for patients and healthcare providers.

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Duty

We are fortunate to have received the right knowledge, opportunity, energy, and relationships to create products that improve humanity. We feel it is our duty to use every resource available to make the world a better place.

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Care

We care about our patients, caregivers, and the world we all share. Our passion is to create products that improve care, do no harm, reduce stress, and save lives.

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Integrity

We commit to ethical, reliable, genuine, and trustworthy products, customer service, and practices.

Our Team

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RODNEY W. SCHUTT

President / CEO / Board Member

Rodney Schutt is a proven multiple-time President and CEO of publicly traded, privately held, venture capital and private equity-backed companies.

He has led several companies in the healthcare industry,  including HyperSound with directed audio emitter technology, Widex and Unitron who both develop hearing solutions, and Aspyra with clinical software. He also led Luminetx with their development of the VeinViewer, a mobile device used to locate a patient’s vasculature. Previously, Rodney held Senior Executive positions within Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics. He started his career at GE Healthcare, where he spent 18 plus years growing in the organization and eventually serving in Senior Executive roles.

This broad range of leadership experience has provided Rodney with a well-rounded and intuitive appreciation of operations, sales, marketing, business development, and management skills, as well as a deep understanding of the healthcare industry.

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MICHAEL CARSON

CFO

Mr.  Michael Carson has over 20 years of broad experience in corporate finance, accounting, and sales operations, with over 17 years in medical device, biotechnology, and biopharmaceutical sectors. Additionally, Mike has enjoyed a career in several finance, accounting, sales operations, and treasury roles across several stage companies, including private commercial, and publicly traded companies. 

Recently Mike consulted for Standard Bariatrics during their $300 million exit to Teleflex and has previous experience at Xylocor Therapeutics, Smiths Medical, which was acquired by ICU medical in January 2022, Neuronetics (NASDAQ: STIM), and Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT), and served as an auditor at Crowe Chizek and Deloitte.   Mike has raised over $50 million in funds for companies through several vehicles, including stock sales, convertible notes, and PIPEs.

Received a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics along with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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CHRIS SCHNEE

CCO

Chris is a commercial leader within startups through Fortune 50 public and private companies, creating growth throughout the business life cycle with extensive global depth.  Emphasis on novel, disruptive, emerging, and high-performance solutions has grown to standard-of-care adoption. 

22 years of healthcare commercial leadership, sales, marketing, and business operations experience within the medical device, acute-healthcare AI SaaS, and medical imaging.

Before joining MedLite ID, Chris served as CCO at MaxQ AI. Additional roles earlier in his career included VP Sales & Marketing at Centurion and General Manager at Christie Medical. Earlier commercial leadership roles included Smith and Nephew, Healthtronics, and GE Healthcare. Before healthcare, Chris served within the semiconductor and polymer films industries for several years.


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DR. WAYNE PROVOST

Chairman of the Board / Co-Inventor / Co-Founder

Dr. Provost has been involved with various patents since the early 1970s. In the 1970’s he worked on the insulin pump, the portable dialysis machine, and received a patent for the re-sealable cereal box top. He is associated with multiple patents ranging from mechanical devices, dental products, medical devices, and medical software products. He has always donated his time and money to help others. For two years he was the Chairman of the March of Dimes Walkathon for the state of Utah, and also served as Chairman for the American Diabetes Association’s Walk America fundraiser.

Dr. Provost has helped over 200 individuals through the patent process by helping with prototype construction, and proof of concept analysis. After the passing of his 17-year-old son Dusty, he has dedicated his life to supporting and helping individuals and institutions develop new ideas. The passing of his son led to his most recent patent the Illuminated Infusion Line.

Dr. Provost, along with his wife Donna, and his daughter Emma, started Teen’s Kickin Cancer, a youth leadership organization that raised money to help pediatric cancer patients and their families. Approximately two years ago, Dr. Provost founded the Innovation Guidance and Solutions Department at DSU in St. George, Utah. He presently is the Director of that organization and has helped students, faculty, and community members file over 50 patents.

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JEFFREY D. STEWART

Co-Inventor / Co-Founder / Board Member

Jeffrey Stewart is a semi-retired business owner and entrepreneur living in Washington, UT. Jeff and his wife Julie of 40 years have four children and five grandchildren. Jeff started his career in the air conditioning and heating business in 1977 in Las Vegas. He eventually sold his main A/C business in 2004 and found his way to St. George in 2006.

With an entrepreneurial spirit, Jeff partnered up with his friend Dr. Wayne Provost to pursue several patent ideas in the construction and medical fields. When Dr. Provost moved to St. George and joined DSU in the fall of 2016, Jeff was asked to help with the mentoring program and he now donates his time to help students and community members who are working on various patents and business startups. His semi-retirement then ended. More recently, Jeff and Dr. Provost donated one of their patents, the funnel jet turbine, to DSU. They, along with several local business mentors, now teach a class to a select group of students. These students are building a business around that patented device. This is the first for DSU and possibly the first for any university in the country to have a class where students are owners of a patent and are building a real business around that patent. So, Jeff keeps himself quite busy on campus, which he certainly enjoys.

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JACK FRIEDMAN

Board Member

Jack Friedman was a senior vice president of accountable care services and payer relations for Providence Health & Services and chief executive officer of Providence Health Plan. In his role, Jack was responsible for the strategic direction of accountable care delivery and financing models to improve quality, cost, and access throughout Providence Health & Services’ five-state region. Jack also drove the strategy and operations of Providence Health Plan, serving 400,000 people. Providence also offers a network of providers through its preferred provider program and operates a workers’ compensation program that manages the medical costs associated with injured workers in Oregon.

Jack worked in several positions with Providence Health Plan prior to accepting the SVP position in 2000. Prior to that, Jack served as the executive director of the Greater Portland Business Group on Health, a coalition of employers dedicated to improving the cost and quality of healthcare. Prior to that position, Jack was employed as a benefit and pension consultant with Frank B. Hall Consulting Co. He also worked as a business reporter with the Portland Business Journal from 1984 to 1986.

Jack graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1976, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in anthropology. He then went on to receive a Ph.D. in anthropology from Rutgers University in 1983. Jack serves as a board member for Health Plan Alliance, Stand for Children, and the Oregon Economic Forum.