Reinventing Diabetes Management

Smart Meter enables the proactive management of diabetes through an innovative and diverse portfolio of data, technology, and solutions.

Our Mission

Smart Meter understands the challenges that come along with managing diabetes. Whether you’re a person living with diabetes, healthcare provider, payer, or loved one of someone with diabetes, we strive to lessen the burden of diabetes by simplifying diabetes management and enabling more personalized, cost-effective care.

 

The Team

Cliff McIntosh

Chief Executive Officer
 

Cliff McIntosh
Chief Executive Officer

Cliff McIntosh is an expert in helping people with diabetes, and others who support those with diabetes. He brings over 30 years of commercial experience in medical devices and diagnostics. More than half of that time was spent specializing in diabetes at Johnson & Johnson. During this time, Cliff created, launched and was responsible for the Johnson and Johnson Diabetes Institute, an organization that trained several hundred healthcare professionals worldwide in diabetes. He has successfully led the filings and received clearances from the FDA and fully comprehends the nuances of the insurance and the payer industry, the person with diabetes, and the health care professional.

Cliff has held several global leadership roles in both start-up and Fortune 500 companies, enabling him to bring strong finance, management and strategy skills to Smart Meter, LLC.

 

Ben Atkin

Founder
 

Ben Atkin
Founder

Ben Atkin is a serial entrepreneur, innovator and investor. He has spent over 25 years in product development, with a focus on medical, dental and veterinary devices. As the Vice President of Sales at Engler Engineering he helped increase a $400,000 company to over $1,000,000 in just 2 years. Other successes of Ben’s include holding 5+ patents, as well as funding, growing and selling several medical and veterinary device companies.

Since the time of his diagnoses as a type 2 diabetic, Ben has spent most of his time researching new solutions for situations he and others with diabetes face daily. He is determined to create a more modern and convenient way to record glucose data and related information while engaging others in helping him master the disease.

 

Laurel Groven

VP, Strategic Marketing and Business Development
 

Laurel Groven
VP, Strategic Marketing and Business Development

Laurel Groven has many years of experience in bringing new products to the global market. Working ten years for Roche Diabetes Care, she has managed the Accu-Chek portfolio and introduced many diabetes products including the highly successful Accu-Chek Aviva technology platform. Laurel brings over 30 years of corporate and start-up experience. She understands what is required for strategic partnership development, and creating/executing marketing strategies to make a business venture successful.

Laurel holds a BA in Business Administration from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois.

 

Brahim Zabeli

VP, Sales
 

Brahim Zabeli
VP, Sales

Brahim has held a number of leadership roles in the commercial areas of sales, marketing, and business development. He has 20 years of experience in diabetes medical devices gained through working for worldwide leaders Johnson & Johnson and Becton Dickinson. In that time Brahim has been responsible for successfully bringing dozens of new products to market. He has terrific knowledge of the nuances of the diabetes marketplace including customers, channels, reimbursement, and managed care.

He holds a BA in Economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an MBA from the Claremont Graduate University.

 

Dick Kane

Director of Operations
 

Dick Kane
Director of Operations

A senior executive with extensive experience in multiple business sectors: high-tech, manufacturing, food & beverage, higher education, financial services, and packaged goods.

Dick has led a high-tech start-up in which he developed groundbreaking analytic software capable of crowd-sourcing geo-positioning data and deploying this for real time decision making in a variety of business sectors. He also was the interim CEO for Tampa Bay Co-Pack providing a wide range of contract beverage manufacturing services, (from blending to distribution).

Dick began his career with Procter & Gamble and has enjoyed success in many other Fortune 100 companies and entrepreneurial ventures.

 

Jeff Klein

Legal Counsel
 

Jeff Klein
Legal Counsel

Jeff is a trusted advisor for health care and life sciences companies. He is a founding partner of the Life Sciences Law Group where he represents pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies on a wide range of corporate and transactional matters. He also regularly provides advice on health care compliance, regulatory and general corporate matters.

Jeff holds a law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University.

 

Nina Peled

Senior Regulatory Consultant
 

Nina Peled
Senior Regulatory Consultant

Nina Peled, Ph.D., MBA, is a seasoned regulatory consultant to start-up and established medical device companies. Nina has extensive experience in blood glucose monitoring from companies such as Roche Diagnostics and Amira Medical. She also held top leading executive positions in the areas of regulatory affairs, clinical affairs and quality assurance for a number of diagnostic and medical device companies.

Nina holds a Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as an Executive MBA degree from the University of Houston.

 

Our Board

Ron Ostroff

Chairman of the Board

Cliff McIntosh

CEO and Board Member

Ben Atkin

Founder and Board Member

Jeff Klein

Legal Counsel and Board Member

Lou Scheiner

Board Member

Jacob Karmel

Board Member