Our Team David Silverstein Founder and CEO David's Story David Silverstein, CEO × David Silverstein is a highly regarded strategist, innovator, author and public speaker with a passion for addressing the dysfunction plaguing the American healthcare system. A repeat entrepreneur, he’s built and operated everything from his management consulting firm, Lean Methods Group to a small novelty business to his non-profit, BrokenHealthcare.org.Experienced in structured, methodical approaches to strategy, innovation and process improvement (the focus of Lean Methods Group), David and his team have served a global clientele for 20 years.A frequent speaker and media source on topics related to innovation, strategy and global trends, David is best known for his deep insights and ability to see the common threads among seemingly disparate concepts while at the same time making complex subjects easy to understand without losing their significance. He has been featured in or has written for The Washington Post, The Economist, Inc. Magazine, The Robb Report, CNBC, NPR, Fox News and many other media outlets.David has also published several books on innovation, business management and executive leadership, including the most recent book in his Connect the Dots series, Three Steps Ahead. He also co-authored The Innovator’s Toolkit: 50+ Techniques for Predictable and Sustainable Organic Growth and Insourcing Innovation: How to Achieve Competitive Excellence Using TRIZ.He is a former U.S. Navy Nuclear submarine officer and holds dual degrees in Math and Physics from Ithaca College and an MBA from George Washington University.Building upon his experience trying to change our healthcare system through public policy—work that continues today—David looks forward to applying all that he has learned to Amaze and the patients it serves. Brian Mathwich, MD Chief Medical Officer Brian's Story Brian Mathwich, MD — Chief Medical Officer × Brian has practiced family and occupational medicine in Colorado for 25 years. He has been involved in numerous medical practice and medical related startups including primary care, specialty medical practices, and medical billing and consulting. Dr. Mathwich received his medical degree from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and has an MBA concentrating in health care administration from Regis University. He has authored articles on process improvement in small practices, outsourcing, primary care medical coding and computerization in medicine. He has also lectured extensively on medical coding.Dr. Mathwich has a long history with the United States military, serving as an enlisted infantryman in the Marine Corps, and, after 9/11, joining the Army Reserve as a physician. He served three overseas deployments; two in Iraq. While in Iraq, Dr. Mathwich served as the medical team leader at Saddam Hussein’s international tribunal in Baghdad, and on his second tour, provided medical care to detainees in the maximum security compound at Camp Bucca, Iraq.Over the years, Brian has seen medicine change from small group practices where physicians developed personal relationships with their patients and families, to the mega groups of today where both doctors and patients are impersonal numbers. He brings real world, front line medical experience to Amaze and looks forward to providing Amaze patients with the education, information and knowledge they need to navigate the complex 21st-century healthcare system.In addition to co-founding Amaze, Dr. Mathwich has joined BrokenHealthcare.org’s efforts to change public policy and defend patients from abusive medical billing practices. Marty Makary, MD Medical Advisor Marty's Story Marty Makary, MD — Medical Advisor × Martin “Marty” Makary is an English-American surgeon, New York Times bestselling author, and Johns Hopkins health policy expert. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, TIME, Newsweek, and CNN, and appears on NBC and Fox News. He is the author of The Price We Pay, a book about how business leaders and families can lower their health care costs and the grass-roots movement to restore medicine to its mission of serving patients.Dr. Makary practices surgical oncology and gastrointestinal surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and teaches public health policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He works in health care innovation, quality measurement science, frail and vulnerable populations, and public health disparities. He served in leadership roles at the United Nations World Health Organization for the Safe Surgery Saves Livesinitiative. Makary was named one of the most influential people in healthcare by Health Magazine. In 2018, Makary was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.Dr. Makary is an advocate for disruptive innovation in medicine and physician-led initiatives such as The Surgical Checklist, which he developed at Johns Hopkins, and which was later popularized in Atul Gawande’s best-selling book, Checklist Manifesto. In 2016, Makary and his colleagues exposed loopholes in the Orphan Drug Act accounting for higher drug pricing. His article “The Orphan Drug Act: Restoring the Mission to Rare Diseases”, covered by Kaiser Heath News, led Senator Grassley’s office to announce an investigation into the problem. Makary has advocated for the need for more transparency in healthcare and better-quality metrics for hospitals and physicians. The American College of Surgeons recommended Makary for the position of Surgeon General of the United States.Dr. Makary and David Silverstein have worked closely together on public policy initiatives aimed at bringing greater transparency to healthcare pricing and quality. Through Brokenhealthcare.org, they also teamed up to help patients dispute unfair medical bills, forcing hospitals to drop more than one million dollars’ worth of law suits in 2019. Aaron Starr Chief Legal Officer Aaron's Story Aaron Starr — Chief Legal Officer × Aaron Starr brings more than 15 years of wide-ranging legal experience to his role as Chief Legal Officer for Amaze, PBC. He is a solutions-focused, problem solving attorney with extensive domestic and international corporate, transactional, and litigation experience.In his role as Chief Legal Officer, he is responsible for the overall legal strategy and operations, organizational governance matters, litigation and risk management, transactions, and legal and regulatory compliance.In addition to being an integral member of the Amaze team, Aaron serves as Chief Legal Officer for BrokenHealthcare.org, a Denver-based patient advocacy non-profit. He also serves as General Counsel for Lean Methods Group, a management consulting firm specializing in the application of highly collaborative and methodical approaches, including Lean and Six Sigma, to business performance improvement. In both roles, Aaron provides counsel on a wide variety of complex legal issues, including drafting and negotiating all contracts and licenses, ensuring data privacy and security compliance, advising on corporate and board governance matters, and managing all litigation and claims.Prior to his current roles, Aaron enjoyed a successful career in private practice at the law firm of Conrad O’Brien PC, Philadelphia, which is ranked among the top firms in Pennsylvania for commercial litigation practice by Chambers and Partners. He had a broad based litigation practice focusing on complex commercial and employment matters involving Fortune 500 companies, and defense of legal and medical professional liability claims against AmLaw 100 firms and a world-renowned pediatric hospital.Aaron earned his law degree from Rutgers University Law School and his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Gettysburg College.