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#BT17Conf Day 2 | 10:15 - 11:15 AM

Session D, Track 3
The Angels Among Us

Patrick Yam is CEO & Chairman of Somnology, Inc.. He joined founder, Dr. Melissa Lim, in early 2015 to build a premier diagnostic medical device enterprise assisting an increasing global population afflicted with obstructive sleep apnia, insomnia and related disorders. Prior to teaming with Dr. Lim he was the CEO of Sensei Partners LLC, a Menlo Park, CA based private investment firm. His 25+ year career, include responsibilities as a Macro-Economist, Financial and Technology Executive and, Institutional Investor with significant experience in “Company-Building", investment banking, investment management, and venture capital. He has been associated with The Federal Reserve Bank, Lehman Brothers, Citicorp Investment Bank and Matthews International Management. He has been a senior advisor to two sovereign nations on innovation and, entrepreneurship. A professional speaker and published author, he teaches and lectures on entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University's Leavey School where he is a Regent and, previously the first Dean's Executive Professor of Entrepreneurship as well as a former faculty member of the Venture Capital Institute. He is associated with UC – Santa Barbara where as a UC Trustee he was a member of the investment committee as well as a Senior Director of the Economic Forecast Project and a senior adviser to Beacon Economics, a national economic consulting firm. He has been responsible as the Chief Executive Officer and, held various executive responsibilities while building and operating enterprises in the investment, financial and medical sectors. He received his MBA with distinction from Santa Clara University.