Robert Vera, Business Advisor

Robert is Director of the Canyon Ventures Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Grand Canyon University.  The Center is designed to attract and grow start-up companies from across the globe to a unique business accelerator program.  Robert brings experience from investment banking and corporate management having served as an executive with Merrill Lynch and CEO of Workplace Health SaaS.  Robert is also a Best Selling Author with 2 books:  A Warrior's Faith, (HarperCollins), and Perfectly Wounded, (Hachette).  

Our Team


Michael J. Mobley, Ph.D., Co-Founder; CEO
Dr. Mobley has over 30 years of managerial experience in both industrial and academic settings and as a consultant to the healthcare industry.  Mobley also serves as Executive Director for the Office for Research and Innovation at Grand Canyon University. Mobley was previously Associate Director and Industrial Liaison for the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, being responsible for multiple operational elements in the formation of the new research institute.  In his industrial career, Dr. Mobley held senior positions as Director of R&D at the Procter & Gamble Company managing large divisions in their Health Care and Skin Beauty Care sectors.  While at P&G, Mobley led the globalization of their Oral Care product development efforts and played a key role in bringing many health care innovations to the market, including Crest Tartar Control, Crest Multi-Care, Crest Complete Toothbrushes, Peridex Rx, Maximum Strength Pepto-Bismol, and Olay Total Effects. Dr. Mobley previously served on the Board of Directors of the Arizona BioIndustry Association, AZBio (3 years as Chair).  Mobley obtained an M.S. in Chemical Physics from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Arizona State University. 

Robert Jamison, Chief Financial Advisor

​​Robert is a graduate of the W.P. Carey School of Business from Arizona State University with a degree in Accounting and Finance. He has consulted the past twenty five years for small firms, entrepreneurs and major corporations in the fields of healthcare, real estate development, oil and gas related businesses and other industries. He currently serves as Executive Director for the Black Oak Institute and the Asmus Institute.  He also holds the position of C.F.O. for Merrick Tool, a patented tool development company.  
Robert has also served in the following capacities: Board Member of Arizona Council on Economic Education (2008 - Current), Board Member of Valley Classical Christian Academy (2008 - 2012), Glendale Community College - General Business Advisory Committee.

Brad Tritle, Co-Founder; Business Advisor
Currently is General Manager Americas for Trilations, having more than 20 years of experience in spearheading projects at the nexus of the community and technology development. Mr. Tritle also serves as a consulting Partner for Alira Health.  Mr. Tritle was previously CEO US vitaphone. He also served as the first Executive Director of Arizona Health-e Connection (AzHeC), the statewide coordinating body for health information technology (HIT) and exchange (HIE).  Through his leadership, AzHeC secured the statewide HIT Regional Extension Center and a partnership with the Arizona Governor’s Office for HIE planning and implementation.   Mr. Tritle is also experienced in the Personal Health Record space, as a contractor for the Medicare PHR Choice Pilot Program, President/CEO of eHealthTrust Arizona, and participation in the Health Record Banking Alliance.  He has held leadership positions with U.S. and multi-national companies and Arizona state agencies and is a recognized speaker and consultant nationally and locally on HIT, HIE, and PHRs.  Mr. Tritle has a BA from Arizona State University. He maintains certifications in information privacy and HIT (CIPP, CPHIT).