About Us

Our mission is to help in the fight to prevent blindness by
providing physicians, clinicians and researchers around the world with advanced imaging and data to understand the eye.


Phoenix Technology Group empowers people to see: we empower researchers to see more in their fight to prevent blindness; we empower clinicians to see more in their fight to save sight (and lives). We do this by providing clinicians and researchers around the world with stunning retinal images, coupled with timely and accurate data about the retina and the eye.

Founded by Bert Massie, Ph.D., inventor of the first digital camera for pediatric retinal imaging, our company created the Phoenix MICRON™ platform for in vivo imaging of animals in eye research. Phoenix MICRON is the standard of excellence for researchers worldwide: ten of the top twelve research institutions employ a Phoenix MICRON solution. In 2017, the company launched to great acclaim the Phoenix ICON™ platform which reinvented wide-field retinal imaging for human clinical applications. Phoenix ICON delivers stunning high-contrast, high-resolution images, with quality you can see and data you can trust. The ICON platform also boasts a number of features including a lighter weight cart and a six-hour battery life.

Recognizing that telemedicine is the future of ROP screening, in 2018, Phoenix acquired FocusROP, the most widely adopted  elemedicine platform for ROP screening. With this acquisition, retinal images from any widefield retinal imaging camera can, in seconds, be delivered to physicians when and where they are needed, saving them time while providing better documentation.



We are a unique combination of physicists, engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs who together, bring a wealth of technology, and clinical and research experience, to develop platforms for imaging the eye. We are proud to serve both the research and clinical communities in their fight to prevent blindness.

N.A. (Bert) Massie, Ph.D.,

Founder and Chairman

After leading the team that invented, productized, and launched the RetCam™ for pediatric retinal imaging, Dr. Massie launched Phoenix with an initial focus on break-thru products for eye and eye-brain research. He subsequently reinvented hand-held, wide-field retinal imaging with Phoenix ICON, launched in 2016. Dr. Massie brings more than 30…

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Scott Carr

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Carr is an experienced CEO, with more than 30-years experience in technology markets and a track record of successfully scaling software and hardware businesses. Mr. Carr has previously led digital imaging, enterprise IT, and hardware-based businesses. Prior to Phoenix, Mr. Carr was CEO of Modria (sold to Tyler Technologies,…

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Stephan Hoffmann, Vice

President, R&D

Mr. Hoffmann has over 20 years of experience in engineering and R&D for medical devices. He began his career as a mechanical engineer at Ford Motor Company. Prior to Phoenix he was the lead mechanical engineer at Clarity Medical Systems, and a senior research engineer at Cabochon Aesthetics. At Phoenix…

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Christine van Hover, Ph.D.,

Chief Scientist

Dr. van Hover earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Virginia with graduate work tracing the neuroanatomy of stress and food intake control pathways in the hypothalamus. Dr. van Hover has served as a Technical Sales Consultant, Project Implementation Leader, and is an expert in global scientific communications.…

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Kirk Sadler,

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Mr. Sadler, an experienced machinist, mechanical designer and engineer has worked on the manufacturing side of the Ophthalmic imaging devices for almost 20 years, starting with Dr. Massie on the RetCam when it had sold just 15 systems. He worked on the design of the Retcam II and III systems…

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Annamarie Jegers

Director, Finance & Administration

With over 20 years of accounting experience, Ms. Jegers has played a key role in the operational success of Phoenix Technology Group. Serving as our Director of Finance and Administration since 2007, she holds the third longest tenure at Phoenix. Ms. Jegers furthers her passion for numbers and small businesses…

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Charles Dispenza,

Director, Icon Sales, North America

With over 30 years of experience in high-tech healthcare sales, Mr. Dispenza is an effective sales management professional in the ophthalmic space where he has worked alongside the world’s leading retinal, corneal and pediatric vision specialists in the United States. Mr. Dispenza has managed sales for some of the leading…

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Steve Stamos

Director, International Sales

Mr. Stamos is a global business, sales and marketing leader in the medical devices industry with over 20 years of expertise in both U.S. and international healthcare markets. He has extensive experience working with multi-cultural, cross-functional business practices that balance transnational healthcare needs with distributor sales and regulatory support requirements.…

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Stuart Watts

Director, MICRON Sales

Mr. Watts is a global leader in capital equipment sales and sales strategy in the medical industry. He has over ten years of experience in the Ophthalmic industry including surgical, diagnostic and research. Mr.Watts holds an MBA from CSU East Bay and a BA from CSU Long Beach.

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As a customer-driven company, we’re honored to be supported by a worldclass Clinical Advisory Board.

Audina Berrocal, M.D.

Susmito Biswas, MB, BS, FRCOphth

Sandor Ferenczy, CRA, OCTc

Ed Guthrie, M.D.

Domenico Lepore, M.D.

Eric Nudleman, M.D., Ph.D.

Michael Trese, M.D.



May 01, 2019
Phoenix Technology Group Achieves ISO 13485:2016 Certification
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April 09, 2019
Industry Expert Leslie MacKeen Joins Phoenix Technology Group as Product Manager
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October 23, 2018
Phoenix Technology Group acquires FocusROP from InterVIEW Medical Systems
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June 25, 2018
2018 Summer Software Release
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June 24, 2018
Phoenix Technology Group announces the Summer 2018 release of its ICON Imaging Software for the Phoenix ICON Platform
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January 30, 2018
Phoenix Technology Group Granted a US Patent On Its Wide-Field Retinal Imaging Technology
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October 30, 2017
Phoenix Technology Group Announces the Appointment of its Clinical Advisory Board
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October 12, 2017
510(k) FDA Clearance for ICON Wide-field Retinal Imaging Platform
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Do what you love – we support you in pursuing your passion. Know what excites you? We’ll help you build your career around it. We are now hiring for the following positions:

Thank you for your interest in Phoenix Technology Group. While there are currently no open positions, please send your resume and cover letter to the mailing address below.