Management team


Jeff Berkley, PhD – CEO, Chairman and Founder



Dr. Jeff Berkley is the CEO, Chairman and Founder of Mimic Technologies. Jeff brings decades of experience in the mathematics, engineering and healthcare disciplines focused on technology and virtual reality applications.

Jeff has applied his knowledge of haptic feedback and continuum mechanic-based tissue modeling to surgery simulation. He is a leader in the fields of haptics, surgery simulation and real-time finite element modeling. He is well known as a thought leader through his speaking engagements at academic settings and in print. He has served as a reviewer and authored articles for journals including IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Modeling, Virtual Reality and Electronic Journal of Haptics Research and Medical Imaging.

Jeff has also served as an affiliate assistant professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Washington, where he taught software development for virtual reality applications. He advanced his real-time algorithms while receiving his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington’s Human Interface Technology Laboratory (HIT Lab), one of the world’s premier virtual reality labs.

He obtained his MS in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University.

Rob Blanding, PhD – Vice President of Software Development

Rob joined Mimic in 2007. He brings more than 12 years of experience in computational geometry, computer graphics, and human-computer interaction, as well as over twenty years of software development experience.

He is well known as a leader in the fields of haptics, surgery simulation, and real-time finite element modeling. He has published numerous articles and has spoken at a wide variety of academic conferences. He has published and served as a reviewer for various journals such as IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Modeling, Virtual Reality, and the Electronic Journal of Haptics Research and Medical Imaging.

Glenn Carstater, MBA – Vice President of Domestic Sales

Glenn joined Mimic in 2011. He brings 25 years of global, strategic sales experience from such Fortune 500 companies as Dell, AT&T and MCI (now Verizon Communications), where he sold complex information technology products, services and solutions to both federal and commercial clients.

Glenn earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of California, San Diego where he majored in Management Science. Glenn earned an MBA from George Mason University with a specialization in Finance.

Jan Ostman, MSC, MBA – Vice President of Marketing & International Sales

Jan brings diverse experience in sales, marketing, and business development from the simulation, haptics, consulting, and automotive industry. He first joined Mimic in 2005, spearheading strategy for the firm’s robotic surgery simulation business.

Prior to joining Mimic, Jan was sales manager for haptics technology company Reachin Technologies, where he successfully grew its business in North America and Japan. Jan has held sales, business development, and engineering positions with a number of simulation and virtual reality firms and was an analyst and consultant with the Swedish Institute for Growth Policy Studies.

Jan holds a MSC in Industrial Design Engineering from Luleå University of Technology in Sweden and an MBA with Honors from the University of Washington.