James is joined by Jake Leach, Chief Technology Officer at Dexcom. Jake oversees the development of next generation products and his teams are responsible for delivering best in class glucose monitoring technology paired with an exceptional user experience. Jake joined Dexcom in March 2004 to lead development of sensor electronics which were part of the first generation Dexcom system.
Jake has served in various roles within Dexcom including Senior Vice President of R&D, Senior Director of R&D, and Manager of Engineering. From 1996 to 2004, Jake held positions in research and development at MiniMed and subsequently Medtronic Diabetes, focusing on the development of glucose sensing systems. Jake holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. James and Jake talk about how Jake’s background in engineering and his inquisitive mind set him up for a career in medical devices, how MiniMed and Dexcom scaled so fast and why the diabetes-tech space is so exiting right now.