Axsun Board of Directors

Steven Artandi


Dr. Artandi is a professor of Medicine and Biochemistry at Stanford University. Steven brings a focus on cancer and regenerative medicine. Steven became an AAAS Fellow in 2007, a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation in 2008, a member of the American Association of Physicians in 2015, and won the NCI Outstanding investigator Award in 2015.

Steven received an Oncology Fellowship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He did his residency at Massachusetts General. He received his MD and PhD at Columbia University and a BA in Chemistry from Princeton.

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Dr. Haring-Smith is a managing partner in Anzu Partners, where he focuses primarily on industrial technology investments. Prior to Anzu, Whitney was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group where he worked for clients in the United States, the United Kingdom, China & Hong Kong, Nigeria, Angola, and Argentina. 

Whitney earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees simultaneously from Yale University, magna cum laude, and received his doctorate from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.

David Michael


Mr. Michael is a Senior Adviser at The Boston Consulting Group and is the former head of BCG China and Asia tech practice. David has experience in technology, telecommunications, and medical technology as well as a history of working with clients on strategy and market entry. David is on the board of Synergeyes and Nuburu and is a seed investor in TruMed Systems.

David is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals. He has received an MBA from Stanford University and a BA in Economics from Harvard University.

Ron Nicol


Mr. Nicol is a Senior Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group. Ron brings ~30 years of experience in management consulting. He has worked on major transformations with Fortune 50 companies and brings a focus in telecommunications, strategy, and M&A. Ron was a Top 25 Consultant in 2006.

Ron is a former US naval officer teaching Nuclear Engineering. He has received an MBA from Duke University and a BS in Physics from the US Naval Academy.

David Seldin


Mr. Seldin is a managing partner in Anzu Partners. David has founded, purchased, developed, financed and sold businesses; founded, managed and sold sports teams; built stadiums; founded and advised charitable foundations; directed complex litigation; purchased and sold buildings and land parcels; and served extensively on boards of directors.  David has significant early-stage and start-up experience, both as a principal and as an investor. 

David began his career at The Boston Consulting Group, as a Consultant and then a Manager in the Chicago office.  David received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. David is a Trustee of Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo.

Mark Zediker


Mr. Zediker is the CEO of Nuburu, a Denver-based laser company and the head of the Scientific Advisory Board at Foro Energy. He is also the former CEO, President, and Founder of Nuvonyx. Mark has over 200 publications and over 20 patents. He is the Chair of the high power section of the Photonics West Conference and a member of the Physics Advisory Board at the University of Illinois. 

Mark received a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering and a B.S. in Engineering Physics from the University of Illinois.