Why choose ReturnSafe?
The company was created to address COVID-19.
The entire company is 100% focused on our mission to prevent infectious disease outbreaks. This is a new type of problem and a new type of problem requires a new company, not just a re-skinning of existing tools.
Holistic approach, combining Screen, Test and Trace
More than the sum of the parts. A screening app is not enough. Screening and testing data drive workflows and processes such as contact tracing, and quarantine management.
A pragmatic approach to privacy
Privacy is a fundemental right and no one should have to give up their privacy for their paycheck or reveal personal health information to someone that doesn’t absolutely need it.
ReturnSafe is a public benefit corp, mission over purpose.
We started as a non-profit. Our mission to prevent outbreaks at schools and offices is sacred, above profits. We use the revenue as we generate to make our products better and offer 80% discounts to schools, nursing homes and non-profits.
An enterprise-grade system with a human-centric design.
We know you need a secure, compliant infrastructure that checks all the boxes for enterprise IT, but we also need to make staff & students FEEL stafe when they return to campus and want to participate in keeping the community safe.
Need for a BioSecurity Platform vs. ‘Screening App’
A screening app is a point solution that doesn’t truly address the need to create a safety bubble around offices or campuses. ReturnSafe provides the core app and integrated workflows out of the box and integrates with your existing infrastructure and industry-specific solutions to bring all the data together to enable a safe campus.
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Tarun is on a mission to prevent and contain infectious disease outbreaks at workplaces and schools. Prior to founding ReturnSafe, Tarun was the CEO of Ruckit and the Founder, CEO of Mutual Mobile. Tarun is also a board member and advisor to the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas.
Dr. Reef Gillum
Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer
Reef Royal Gillum has over 30 years in healthcare starting as a Respiratory Therapist then on to Hospital management before becoming a General Surgeon. As a Physician, his roles included Vice Chair of Surgery, Chairman of Emergency Room, Chairman of Infection Control Committee, and Medical Director for over a dozen different organizations. At ReturnSafe, Dr Gillum ensures our solution follows appropriate Federal CDC Guidelines as they pertain to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
Co-Founder, CTO and Head of Products
Dr. Jikku Venkat is a Co-Founder, CTO and Head of Products at RetrunSafe. He enjoys the challenge of taking innovative technology concepts and making them successful enterprise-ready products. For the past 20 years, Jikku has been involved with startup companies in healthcare technology, enterprise software, cloud SaaS and virtualization areas. Jikku has 6 patents issued and was named Austin’s Technology Executive of the Year in 2002.
CO-Founder, Vice President of Business Development
Jason is a serial entrepreneur, whose lifelong passion for starting businesses began before he was old enough to drive. He was a Founder and Managing Partner at Mutual Mobile, a global consulting agency that harnesses emerging technologies; creating and directing the mobile product efforts for many Fortune 500 companies. His contributions there led to wide-spread recognition, including Forbes Most Promising Companies List, CES Product Award, and earned him an Inc Magazine “30-under-30” award.
Vice President of Marketing
Being a passionate and action-oriented marketing leader, Margaret has spent her career defining and delivering growth strategies and category-winning products for start-up ventures and Fortune 500 companies including EMC and Redhat. Her focus and passion is in developing messaging that resonates and designing and delivering go-to-market strategies that connect with customers to drive mutual success.
Vice President of Finance
Esha has extensive experience in investment banking, financing and real estate. She spent over a decade working on wall street focusing on M&A, corporate strategy, and financing across her roles at Lehman Brothers and Nomura in Mumbai, London and New York and has worked with various early stage startups helping them with strategy and fundraising. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Delhi University and is a CFA charter holder.
Vice President of Customer Solutions & Success
Kurt has been helping enterprise software customers achieve their goals since 2007, partnering with Fortune 500 customers across a variety of industries. With extensive leadership experience across the customer life-cycle, from pre-sales to Customer Success, Kurt’s passion is achieving transformative business results through innovative technical solutions. A veteran of Salesforce and several successful startups, it’s Kurt’s mission to make ReturnSafe each of our customers’ favorite vendor.
Senior Vice President of Sales
At ReturnSafe, Ajay is focused on bringing people together safely to reconnect with one another and their missions at work by keeping employees and employers safe from infectious diseases. With 20 years of experience in sales, operations and go to market across the US, EMEA, and APAC, Ajay is a seasoned executive with an entrepreneurial spirit. He has been a leader at Dell, Savvis, and Rackspace and is now a podcaster @ Beyond Fatherhood and father of 2 who are a constant reminder to him of the power of the universe.
Chase Feiger, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer
Chase Feiger, MD is a serial entrepreneur, investor, physician, writer, and professor. Dr. Feiger is a Co-Founder of RxDefine, which raised $10 million+ for the largest direct-to-consumer launch in pharmaceutical manufacturing history. He is also a Co-Founder of Parsable, which has raised over $130 million in funding from top Silicon Valley funds to develop the Industry 4.0 Connected Worker platform. Parsable’s platform is used in more than 120 countries across Fortune 500 industrial, aerospace, CPG, pharmaceutical, energy, medical device, and automotive manufacturing companies.Dr. Feiger runs a venture capital fund with over 25 early-stage investments in companies ranging from consumer, enterprise, health IT, and medical devices. He is an Adjunct Instructor at NYU, Contributing Writer for Forbes Magazine, Advisor to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, and Advisor to Yale University’s Center for Digital Health. For his work, he was nominated to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2017 and served as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Judge in 2019.
Dr. Lauren Ancel Meyers
Professor of Integrative Biology, The University of Texas a Austin
Lauren Ancel Meyers is the Cooley Centennial Professor of Integrative Biology and Statistics & Data Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin and a member of the Santa Fe Institute External Faculty. She was trained as a mathematical biologist at Harvard and Stanford Universities and has been a pioneer in the field of network epidemiology and the application of machine learning to improve outbreak detection, forecasting and control. Professor Meyers leads an interdisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and public health experts in uncovering the social and biological drivers of epidemics and building practical tools for the CDC and other global health agencies to track and mitigate emerging viral threats, including COVID-19, pandemic influenza, Ebola, HIV, and Zika. Professor Meyers was named as one of the top 100 global innovators under age 35 by the MIT Technology Review in 2004 and received the Joseph Lieberman Award for Significant Contributions to Science in 2017.
David G. Genecov, M.D
Dr. David Genecov is a dedicated physician in the field of Cleft Lip and Palate, Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery. As a 4th generation Texan, he studied at the University of Texas at Austin and pursued medical education at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio with residencies in General Surgery at West Virginia University and in Plastic Surgery at Wake Forest University. Dr. Genecov completed fellowship training in Craniofacial Surgery at the International Craniofacial Institute, where he is now the director and owner. He is an adjunct associate professor at Baylor College of Dentistry at the Texas A&M Health Science Center. He maintains active leadership roles across leading plastic surgery societies.
ReturnSafe is full of enthusiastic, exceptional makers and doers who want to empower organizations to return to work safely and to maintain ongoing BioSecurity.
We have a strong bias for not building everything ourselves. If we find a solution that would benefit our customers, we will partner to create a more holistic offering.
We believe in being transparent and maintain open and honest communications, even if it’s not in our best interest.
Every employee plays a mission-critical role in something big, and as a result, we have a unique chance to learn, stretch, and grow. And ReturnSafe recognizes and rewards awesome work — while we hold ourselves to high standards, exceeding that high bar deserves a special thanks.