EnChroma is a Berkeley, California company that emerged from an National Institutes of Health SBIR grant designed to study the feasibility of enhancing color vision in humans, particularly the color blind. Comprising researchers, engineers, and technology experts as well as an advisory board of vision scientists, EnChroma hopes to impact the lives of the estimated 300 million people worldwide who have color vision deficiency. EnChroma is dedicated to developing innovative eyewear products with cutting-edge optical technology for men, women and children.
Chief Executive Officer
Andrew Schmeder has a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley 2002. His expertise includes applied mathematical modeling and optimization, electronic design and fabrication, software automation, and perceptual psychophysics. He has also served as Programmer/Analyst with the Research Group at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT), and with the Hafter Auditory Perception Lab, U.C. Berkeley. He has co-authored one US and international patent and 19 technical publications, and has appeared at conferences worldwide.
Don McPherson, Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer
Don McPherson received a Ph.D. in Glass Science from Alfred University, 1988. He has also served as President of Bay Glass Research, Inc., V.P. R&D Vetrazzo, Inc., Founder & CEO Counter Production, LLC. Dr. McPherson is the recipient of 5 NEI, NIH and National Cancer Institute grants, author of 6 patents, and 14 scientific papers.
Chief Information Officer
Jason Sheldon received a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, 2002. His experience encompasses management, business strategy, product development, and software architecture. He’s worked at companies such as Disney, Restoration Hardware, Sephora, Wells Fargo, and numerous startups.