|Management Team

Steve Young – Co-Founder and CTO

Steve YoungMr. Young is responsible for cofounding and developing the product vision for BAM Labs. In his previous role at Digeo, he served as Vice President of Hardware and Operations and responsible for innovation in engineering and manufacturing to drive the development of Digeo’s consumer products.

Before Digeo, Mr. Young co-founded Cepheid, where, as lead engineering architect, he ran product development from inception through production. While at Cepheid, Mr. Young developed patented DNA analysis instruments to accurately and quickly diagnose dangerous diseases. Cepheid has become an invaluable biological agent detection system for the U.S. Government’s analysis of Anthrax and other biological warfare agents. In 2000, Mr. Young led Cepheid through a successful initial public offering.

His pioneering work in the computer field led to the development of the groundbreaking PowerBook® Duo sub-notebook during his more than ten years at Apple Computer. While there, he managed a team of more than 100 professionals and was responsible for PowerBook Duo’s architecture, engineering and manufacturing. During his tenure, PowerBook won numerous accolades, including Business Week’s prestigious Product of the Year award.

Mr. Young also spent six years at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where he secured his first patents as a research design engineer. He holds more than 30 patents for advanced electronics systems, DNA analysis techniques, robotic hands and other technologies.

Mr. Young holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Carl Hewitt – Vice President, Engineering

Carl HewittMr. Hewitt has over 20 years of experience developing world-class products in the computer and consumer electronics industry. Prior to joining BAM Labs, Mr. Hewitt was Senior Director of Technology for the Internet Radio division of 3Com. This division was formed after its acquisition of Internet Radio developer Kerbango, where Mr. Hewitt was a co-founder and CTO. At Kerbango, he hired and managed a 35 person engineering team and was responsible for the architectural design of the Linux-based radio software and server-side tuning service for which two patents were issued.

Between 1994-1997, Mr. Hewitt also managed the software engineering teams responsible for Power Computing’s award-winning Macintosh clones as Director of Software Engineering. As primary liaison with Apple Computer, he developed the initial licensing relationship and procedures, which Apple Computer then used with subsequent licensing partners.

Before joining Power Computing, Mr. Hewitt was at Apple Computer for eight years, and led several complex and high-profile software projects at Apple, including the firmware and CPU OS development for the first RISC-based Power Macintosh computer.

Mr. Hewitt holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he graduated with Honors.


Kathy Simpson – VP of Program Management

Kathy SimpsonKathy Simpson, VP of Program Management at BAM Labs, has over 25 years experience in emerging technology platforms. Kathy brings over 6 years of experience from Comcast Silicon Valley Innovation Center (CSV) as the Senior Director of Developer Programs & Program Management to BAM Labs. She is known for creating developer ecosystems and bringing first-of-a-kind and new products to market including internet to mobile phones, 3D graphics and interactive TV. Her career includes tenure at Silicon Graphics, Plaxo, and Phone.com. Kathy has her Masters in Applied Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Advisory Board

Jed Black, MD, Medical Advisory Board Chairman
Director Sleep Disorders Clinic
Stanford University Medical Center
Jonathan S. Lewin, MD
Chairman, Radiology and Radiological Science
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Ron Harper, PhD,
Brain & SIDS researcher
UCLA Geffen School of Medicine
Robert Berg, MD,
Pediatric cardiologist
University of Pennsylvania College of Medicine
Anthony Cagle
Former VP Technology
Bob Dobkin,
Technical Advisory Board Chairman
Co-founder and CTO
Linear Technology