INSIGHT IN THE RANCH - San Diego Filipino-American business leader, Allan J. Camaisa to share entrep
INSIGHT IN THE RANCH; Storytelling with Impact November 3, 2018 | 9:30 AM | Rancho Sante Fe, San Diego www.faccsandiego.org
Our gracious host for, Insight In the Ranch is Mr. Allan J. Camaisa. As an innovator for over 25 years, Allan J. Camaisa is an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, investor, and technologist who brings state-of-the-art software application, system solutions and services to healthcare organizations, government agencies and commercial enterprises. Allan brings measureable C-level executive leadership expertise to emerging start-up’s struggling to achieve operational success where extensive turnaround and repositioning strategies were necessary and sold them for nine figures, cumulatively. Mr. Camaisa is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of Calidi Biotherapeutics (CALIDI), a multi-continental organization headquartered in La Jolla, California, USA where he leads and oversees execution of business and financial operations. CALIDI is a clinical‐stage biotechnology company focused on developing patented immunotherapies for the treatment of a variety of cancers for which there are no effective treatments. Amongst the technologies the company is developing are a transformational cell-mediated oncolytic viral immunotherapy platform designed to deploy a targeted and deadly attack on cancer, while sparing a patient’s healthy tissues and cells with no detrimental health concerns. This proprietary technology is designed specifically to target and kill cancer cells, while engaging the patient’s immune system to recognize and fight against cancer. Previously Mr. Camaisa was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of Parallel6, Inc., whose digital mobile software platform engaged clinical trial participants, and powered the enrollment, engagement, management and retention of those participants on behalf of the Sponsors. Parallel6 was sold to PRA Health Sciences (NASDAQ:PRAH) in Q2 of 2017. Mr. Camaisa was also instrumental in providing the company’s Series A funding. The list of clients includes Sanofi, STSI/Genentech, Thermal Fisher, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, Abbott/Abvie, PPD, PRA Health, Pfizer, Roche, and the NIH, among others. Mr. Camaisa previously founded AnakamTM, Inc., a software security company, also focused on healthcare, which safeguarded medical records online through a platform delivering NIST Level 3 multifactor authentication and security. AnakamTM sold over 5 million licenses to the Veterans Administration (VA) for deployment across 250+ global locations, to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid, the Department of Homeland Security and to medical device companies such as Boston Scientific and EntraHealth. AnakamTM was recognized by INC 500 as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) subsequently acquired AnakamTM, in 2010. Preceding AnakamTM, Mr. Camaisa’s High Technology Solutions TM (HTS), a software systems integrator with over $50 million in revenues was recognized as an INC 500 company three years in a row. Mr. Camaisa led HTS from a small, two-person company to one with 500+ employees across the US. HTS was sold to Wireless Facilities, Inc., now Kratos Defense (NASDAQ:KTOS) in 2004. Mr. Camaisa successfully raised $17 million funding in 1999 from GE Capital, Intel, Ford Motor Company, and JP Morgan Chase Hambrecht & Quist to launch an Internet company, Eye Velocity, that focused on Internet Visualization. Mr. Camaisa owns 7 U.S. patents, and has received various awards from Tech America, the U.S. Small Business Association, the Asian Business Association and Deloitte FAST 50 amongst many others. He has been recognized and honored with the Governor's Small Business of the Year Award, the 1998 Ernst and Young Regional Entrepreneur of the Year in the Internet and Software Category and as the SBA Small Business Person of the Year. He is a graduate of both the United States Naval Academy (served 7-year Persian Gulf deployment) and the prestigious Owners Management Program at Harvard Business School. Mr. Camaisa enthusiastically serves as member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) San Diego Coastal Chapter as he has on several other volunteer boards including the United Way of San Diego, Opportunity International (Micro-Enterprise Loans to the Poor) and GK (Gawad Kalinga) building self-sustaining communities initiated in the Philippines and now a world-wide movement.