Management Team

Principal Staff

Kenny Key, J.D.

Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel

Mr. Key has 7+ years experience working with high growth technology companies. His combination of business acumen and legal knowledge will help guide Leo Len’s commercialization efforts. Mr. Key has been a successful fundraiser and grant writer. Mr. Key obtained his J.D. with honors from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. In his spare time, Mr. Key enjoys taking his wife and two dogs to the beach in beautiful San Diego.

Stephen Halbe

Manager of Manufacturing Engineering; Founding Member of Leo Lens

Mr. Halbe has 25+ years of experience in the contact lens industry, specializing in manufacturing processes and digital printing. With an engineering background Mr. Halbe’s expertise translates into innovative solutions from concept to manufacturing. A founding member of Leo Lens, he has been actively involved with the development of inkjet printed digital images on contact lenses. Previously Mr. Halbe worked for Barnes Hind and Wesley Jessen.

P.N. Balasubramanian, PhD

Director of Quality

Mr. Balasubramanian has 25+ years of experience in pharmaceutical industry. He has experience in pharmaceutical QA/QC, cGMP compliance, and CMC supporting INDs and NDAs.


In addition to our staff Leo Lens partners with advisors to bring well-rounded expertise to develop our products and processes.

Key Consultants

David Fancher

Business Development

Mr. Fancher is leading business development efforts for Leo Lens. Before working with Leo Lens Mr. Fancher was the Senior VP of Sales for Coopervision, helping them grow from $14M to $450M in sales. Prior to that position, he worked for Allergan and Johnson and Johnson. He also was the VP of Sales and VP of Business Development at Synergeyes.

Orlando Rodrigues


Mr. Rodrigues has 30+ years experience in medical device and life science sectors. He played a key role in several acquisitions including $325M sale of I-Flow.

Gary Novack, PhD

Regulatory Affairs

Mr. Novack is leading the regulatory affairs efforts for Leo Lens. He has contributed to 40+ FDA approved products and over 100 IND/IDE submissions.

Scientific/Clinical Advisors

Robert Davis, OD, FAAO

Clinical Advisor

Director of Contact Lens Clinic. Co-Founder of Eye and Vision Research Institute.

Walter Whitley, OD, FAAO

Clinical Advisor

Director of Optometric Services at Virginia Eye Consultants.

Houman Hemmati, MD, PhD

Clinical Advisor

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. Former Director of Clinical Development at Allergan.