Emily Wang Fairbairn

Emily Wang Fairbairn is the Chair of the Board at Movano. She has spent the majority of her career in executive leadership and management positions and as a seasoned investor and mentor to a variety of startups. She was co-founder and CEO of multi-billion-dollar hedge fund, Ascend Capital, for nearly two decades prior to retiring in 2018. The firm focused on managing assets for institutional clients such as pensions, endowments and public companies. Prior to Ascend Capital, Fairbairn built a successful practice of equity portfolio construction and financial planning for high net worth clients for Merrill Lynch. Today, Fairbairn is an active investor, serving on the funding board of MIT Sandbox Fund to mentor aspiring entrepreneurs, and is an engaged philanthropist with a history of supporting medical research, education and athletics.