Our Vision

To improve patient outcomes for neurological disease by transforming the devices that we use every day into personalized brain health monitors.

Our Mission

To be the recognized leader in brain health monitoring by providing clinical decision makers with remote, interpretable, and actionable insight regarding the neurological health of their patients.

Aural Analytics’ unique combination of technical and clinical expertise, access to key opinion leaders, existing traction in this space and commitment to using science to yield benefits for patients makes us uniquely qualified to execute on our vision.

Our Team

Daniel Jones
Chief Executive Officer
Daniel is a proven veteran in building and scaling early stage companies as an executive and entrepreneur. He is a two-time Intellectual Contributor Award winner from Stanford Graduate School of Business, serves on multiple non-profit boards and dedicates his time to fostering technologies that positively impact humanity.
About Daniel
Visar Berisha, PhD
Chief Science Officer
Dr. Berisha is an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University (joint appointment in the College of Engineering and College of Health Solutions), a Research Fellow in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic, and the Chief Science Officer at Aural Analytics.
About Visar
Julie Liss, PhD
Chief Clinical Officer
Dr. Liss is a professor at Arizona State University and associate dean for the College of Health Solutions. She has been conducting NIH funded research on speech analysis in neurological conditions for more than two decades and is recognized internationally as a scientific leader in the field of motor speech disorders.
About Julie
Matthew Witte
Chief Commercial Officer
A pharmaceutical industry veteran, entrepreneur coach, Arizona tech supporter, Matthew loves it when unique, creative technology solutions intersect with medical delivery to improve healthcare outcomes. He is an avid cyclist, National Ski Patroller, former sailor – now a “stinkpot” boater.
About Matthew
Jeff Searles
VP Operations & Partnerships
Jeff is an accomplished entrepreneur being founder of multiple startups and a key member of multiple early stage teams in the Silicon Valley. Jeff’s career has been defined by innovating in old markets and facilitating disruption in established industries. He’s passionate about strategy, product design, business development, team building and customer development. When not enjoying a glass of wine with his wife in their hometown of Napa, Jeff is on a bike, spending time with his 4 adult kids or traveling someone in the world (and probably drinking wine).
About Jeff
Shira Hahn, PhD
Head of Validation
As the data czar at Aural Analytics, Dr. Shira Hahn designs the models that analyze the reams of speech we collect. She honed her data chops through her Ph.D. work in psycholinguistics and 5 years in the speech and hearing industry, accumulating experience with both neurological disorders and the deaf and hard of hearing.
About Shira
Ash Singh
Sr. Software Engineer
Software Engineer by the day and musician by night, I am responsible for coming up with creative solutions the technical challenges we face at Aural Analytics. With a special interest in Machine Learning and Human-Computer Interaction, I like to create software systems that are user-friendly, reliable and scalable. When not in front of my laptop, I can be found playing my favorite tunes on my guitar.
About Aishwarya
Harry Schmitt, PhD
Project Manager
Dr. Harry Schmitt has more than 25 years of experience in industry. He has been the PI on DARPA programs worth over $14M, an ONR Phase I SBIR project, an AFOSR STTR Phase I project and two NSF Phase I SBIR projects. Harry has also successfully transitioned several developed technologies to industry.
About Harry
Austin Butts
Speech Engineer
Austin Butts joined Aural Analytics as a Speech Engineer in the summer of 2017. His responsibilities initially concerned the company’s engineering infrastructure and documentation, and have since expanded to include project management and operations. Austin works daily with personnel both within and outside the company, and he is the lead contact for clinical sites and feedback into the design process.
About Austin
Robert Fromont
Software Engineer
Born in New Zealand, Robert studied logic and computing at the University of Auckland, and his fascination with speech and language arose during his very first graduate job at a high-tech computer telephony company.
About Robert

Our Board

Eric Reiman, MD
Banner Health
CEO, Banner Research
Executive Director of the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute
Jeremy Shefner
Barrow Neurological Institute
Professor and Chair of Neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute
John Caviness, MD
Mayo Clinic
Professor of Neurology
Founder, Movement Neurophysiology Lab
Don Graf
UnitedHealth Group
Former National Director of United Healthcare Telemedicine
Stacy Rudnicki
Senior Director, Clinical Research and Development at Cytokinetics
Todd Schwedt, MD
Mayo Clinic
Professor of Neurology
Chair of Research, Neurology
David Dodick, MD
Mayo Clinic
Medical Director, Headache & Concussion
Professor of Neurology
Sal DiGiuseppi
CEO & Managing Partner at MercerMorgan
Tom Curzon
StartupAZ Foundation
Partner, Osborn Maledon
Angel Investor, Venture Lawyer
Michael Dorman, PhD
Arizona State University
Emeritus professor of speech and hearing sciences