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Costa Gillespie

Director of Engineering

As Director of Engineering, Costa leads Equalize Health’s Engineering team. He brings over 25 years of experience taking medical devices to market in a wide variety of domains. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of the Pacific and an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He began his career as an individual contributor designing electronics and software. He later served as a technical lead and program manager in various organizations, eventually leading Engineering departments covering hardware, software, mechanical, and manufacturing disciplines. He has brought products from concept to revenue in diverse fields such as neonatology, cardiology, ophthalmology, radiology, and radiotherapy. He has held management positions at Abbott, Boston Scientific, Natus, and several startups pursuing both Class II and Class III medical device commercialization.

Costa has spent his career working to improve the lives of patients. Equalize Health has given him the opportunity to focus that energy on the underserved populations around the globe. Equalize Health stays true to its mission by persistently measuring the impact of its endeavors on the patients it serves. Costa brings his knowledge and experience to maximize that impact with designs targeted towards the needs of those patients and the providers who care for them.

Costa grew up in San Francisco to immigrant parents. His wife came to the Bay Area from Croatia to pursue her own career in software engineering. Most of his and his wife’s extended family lives in Europe. He and his family travel there annually to stay connected. Costa is an avid sailor, taking advantage of one of the most exciting conditions in North America. He has sailed in other parts of the world including the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.