Our Team

Our Team

Founder, CEO

Member of the board

Helle Funch Nielsen

Helle has broad experience from pharmaceutical industry where she has worked with human asthma products, allergy products and dermatology products.
In 2001 Helle left to set up Equine Healthcare ApS to develop the world leading inhalation device for asthma treatment in horses. Later she developed a second device for horses, a Nebuliser, launched to market end of 2008.
In 2003 Helle founded Exhalation Technology Ltd with the purpose of developing a device to screen for inflammatory conditions in the airways of horses. In 2006/2007 the scope of Exhalation Technology was extended to also include humans. Today the main focus of Exhalation Technology is in humans.
Prior to her start-ups Helle has experience working for Fisons Pharmaceuticals (1991-94), Fisons/Rhone Poulenc Rorer (1994-99), for Alcon (1999-2000) and for Galderma Products (2000-01).


Member of the Board

Stig Lytke Brejl

Stig has been with Exhalation Technology since 2012. His focus has been on strategy development and implementation, but during his years at Exhalation Technology he has also gained substantial insight in and practical experience with MedTech product development, quality assurance and regulatory approval. In parallel to his job at Exhalation Technology, Stig has assumed the role as Chairman of the Board at OSAA Innovation, a small Danish start-up developing a mobile solution for IV-therapy. Stig holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering as well as a business degree from the Copenhagen Business School. Stig has almost 35 years of professional experience, holding management positions in different companies. Prior to joining Exhalation Technology, Stig worked as an international Management Consultant serving multiple clients across various industries.

Chairman of the Board

Neil Roberts

Neil has spent more than 25 years in the medical technology market, with a track record of success in driving business development and growth, via sales and marketing, domestic and international distributor management, market access, major accounts, new business integration, and change management, gained in the UK and in export within an SME and leading MedTech company environment.

His approach is based on pragmatism, enabled by detailed market understanding, with the highest importance placed on the execution of consequent action plans as the key to success.

He has managed product though NICE Technology Appraisal (TA), and other market access processes.

A degree in Medical Biochemistry from London University has been enhanced by business management education at Ashridge and the completion of leadership courses from Harvard.

Consultant Finance Director

Martyn Pitman

Martyn has been working with Exhalation Technology as a consultant finance director for the last four years through our contract with the FD & CFO Centre, the world’s leading supplier of portfolio FD services. Before joining us, he was the Commercial FD at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Martyn has a track record of leading rapid and sustained growth in turnover and, more importantly, profits by analysing opportunities, developing management information systems, controlling costs and imposing strong financial discipline. He previously served in the RAF before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with a Big Four firm, first in London and then in Ottawa, Canada.

Senior Director,

Business Development

David Tucker

David comes to Exhalation Technology with more than 25 years of demonstrated success in Medical sales, sales management and business development experience. Most recently he has been consulting with several start-up medical device companies in the respiratory device space. Prior to that he worked more than 10 years with Aerocrine helping to establish the NIOX FeNO device a the gold standard in respiratory drug development research programs.