Our Team

The Team at Modulated Imaging brings together diverse backgrounds and specialties into a dynamic group focused on quality work.

Dr. David J. Cuccia, Ph.D.

Dr. David J. Cuccia, Ph.D.

CEO & CTO

Modulated Imaging is a direct result of David’s undergraduate work and doctoral dissertation at UC Irvine, and he is an internationally recognized pioneer and leader in the field of Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging (SFDI). He has successfully secured over $6.5 million in SBIR/STTR grants that facilitated the development of our Ox-Imager™ technology, and has six patents to his name and forty co-authored SFDI publications. Between new inventions, David is a devoted UC Irvine Anteater fan and loves traveling. He’ll even play his saxophone if you ask.
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Richard Oberreiter

Richard Oberreiter

COO

Richard loves start-ups, and Modulated Imaging is his third in medical devices. After graduating from UCLA, Richard was commissioned as a naval officer and served for nine years on guided missile cruisers in the Pacific. After the Navy, Richard started practicing law, eventually caught the start-up bug during the dot.com boom, and has never looked back. If you ever need to know how Bruin football is going, just give Richard a call.
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Bruce Sargeant

Bruce Sargeant

VP of Engineering

Since graduating from Cal State Long Beach, Bruce has devoted his professional career to designing and successfully shepherding hundreds of medical devices from concept to market. Not limited to medical devices, Bruce is an avid long-distance bicyclist, who has designed high-end bicycles, as well as a full-motion bicycle simulator he sold to Schwinn.
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Julene Cray, R.N.

Julene Cray, R.N.

VP of Business Development

Julene started her career at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach in the operating room. She now has 20+ years of success in medical device sales management with a proven track record of emerging technology product launches. She has an RN, BSN, MBA education with strong industry relationships with physicians, academic facilities and KOL’s. She has co-authorship in 6 medical text books/journals. On many weekends, she can be found sailing out of Dana Point harbor in her Cal 29 called Gratitude.
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Dr. Amaan Mazhar, Ph.D.

Dr. Amaan Mazhar, Ph.D.

VP of Research and Development

Amaan graduated from Rice University with a degree in Bioengineering and Managerial Studies. He subsequently earned a PhD from UC Irvine, where SFDI was the subject of both his graduate and post-graduate research. Amaan is a preeminent expert in the field of SFDI, co-authoring over twenty journal publications and two patents. A longtime fan of numbers, Amaan loves to talk baseball stats, especially when it comes to his beloved Astros.
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Frederick Ayers

Frederick Ayers

Director of Finance

Fred started out in finance on Wall Street after graduating from Villanova University, and then attended UC Irvine to earn his masters in Biomedical Engineering. He’s been with Modulated Imaging since the beginning—he was our second employee. A once active rugby player, you unfortunately won’t find Fred on the pitch anymore after sustaining an injury. But if you want to catch up with him on a weekend, you can often find him running a half marathon or swimming with his team across Lake Tahoe.
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