Sommetrics elects Robert Stearns as new Director

San Diego, California (PRWEB) October 21, 2015

Sommetrics, a medical technology company focused on developing products for assessing and managing sleep problems, announced the election of Bob Stearns to its Board of Directors. Mr. Stearns has a long and distinguished career, spanning over 35 years, with some of the world’s best-known computer and telecommunications companies, with responsibilities that have included advanced research and development, product development and marketing, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and venture investing. He has been involved with over fifty early-stage companies, as an employee, investor, and/or board member.

“Sommetrics is developing an array of breakthrough life science products that I think will significantly improve the lives of many people with sleep-related health issues, and I am delighted to be a part of the impressive team that is doing it,” Stearns remarked.

Avram Miller, Vice Chair of the Sommetrics Board of Directors, said “Bob’s extensive experience working with early stage companies and his successful track record in developing and commercializing innovative products makes him an ideal addition to the Board of Directors at this time.”

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Bob is currently the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Sternhill Associates, providing private investment capital and management consulting services to early-stage companies in computing, communications, medical science, and energy ventures. He also co-founded and was a Managing Director of Sternhill Partners, a successful Houston-based venture capital fund that invested in early stage high technology companies. Prior to Sternhill, Bob was the Chief Technical and Strategic Officer and a Senior Vice President of Technology and Corporate Development for Compaq Computer Corporation. He has also held senior level positions at McKinsey & Co., Motorola/Codex, and Management Technologies. Bob serves on the advisory board of SparkCognition, a pioneer in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. He holds an M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Sc.B. from Brown University.

About Sommetrics:
Sommetrics is developing products and diagnostic tools for both assessing and managing sleep problems associated with Obstructive Sleep Effect (OSE). These problems range from obstructive sleep apnea and hypopnea, to snoring and other sleep patterns that are not restful. Sommetrics’ proprietary technology, cNEP® (Continuous Negative External Pressure), provides a comfortable way of keeping the airway open during sleep. For more information, visit

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