Sam Zamarripa, MPA | President & Director

Sam Zamarripa, MPA | President & Director Intent Solutions

As President of Intent Solutions, Mr. Zamarripa's primary focus is the market and capital strategy for the company. He is an avid reader of technology and data trends that impact the company’s key markets, as well as a follower of industry thought leaders and entrepreneurs.  

Prior to joining Intent Solutions, Mr. Zamarripa was the Founder and President of Zamarripa Capital Incorporated, a private equity corporation, founded in 2008, that focused on lower middle-market companies, primarily in the Southeastern United States. In 2007, Mr. Zamarripa was appointed as a Senior Advisor to Darby Private Equity, the private equity arm of Franklin Templeton Investments. Prior to this, Mr. Zamarripa served two terms, from 2002 to 2006, in the State Senate of Georgia representing the City of Atlanta, where he served as the Secretary of the State Economic Development Committee and member of the committees on Insurance, Science & Technology and Transportation. He retired from the State Senate undefeated in 2006.

Concurrent with his civic position, from 2002 to 2006 Mr. Zamarripa was a Partner and Managing Director at Heritage Capital Advisors. In 1998, Mr. Zamarripa co-founded United Americas Bank, NA of Atlanta where he served as Board Member until 2009.  He is currently a Director at Assurance America Corporation of Atlanta, Georgia where he has served since 2005.

Mr. Zamarripa is a Trustee of the Annie E. Casey Foundation of Baltimore, Maryland and a lifetime Trustee of Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.  
He holds a BA from New College of Sarasota, Florida, and a Masters of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.

Ashley B. Hancock, MBA | Chief Operating Officer, Founder & Director

Ashley B. Hancock, MBA | Chief Operating Officer, Founder & Director Intent Solutions

As Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Intent Solutions, Mr. Hancock primarily focuses on product research, design and development, as well as manages the ongoing data and IT operations and processes. He actively follows updates and innovations in the medical device industry.

Prior to co-founding Intent Solutions, Mr. Hancock was the Founder and CEO of Innovetica, LLC, a boutique technology incubation firm, founded in 2010, that assists physician inventors and early stage medical technology and device companies in navigating the complex path through strategic planning, new product development, and commercialization. From 2011-2013, Mr. Hancock served as Executive Director of the Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA), a non-profit industry association promoting growth in the medical device industry across the region. Before Innovetica, from 2009 to 2010, Mr. Hancock managed the medical device portfolio for EndoChoice, an Atlanta-based venture-funded startup. Beginning in 2006 he held marketing leadership positions of increasing responsibility with C.R. Bard, where he was accountable for an extensive surgical implant portfolio. During his more than 25 years of professional experience, Mr. Hancock has held various leadership positions with BP Amoco Chemical Company, with oversight for engineering, manufacturing, operations planning, and supply chain optimization.

Mr. Hancock holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. 

Sohaib Haider, MBA | Director of Strategy

Sohaib Haider, MBA | Director of Strategy

As Director of Strategy of Intent Solutions, Mr. Haider’s primary focus is to contribute to capital strategy, to develop pricing and market entry strategies. A continuous learner and researcher, Mr. Haider dived deep into the intricacies of targeted market verticals and became an expert on current trends and needs of these verticals.  

Mr. Haider is an experienced technology strategist and brings along diverse experience of business growth in ever evolving telecommunications sector. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Haider was a Senior Engineering Consultant for Ericsson Systems & Services, a market-leading global telecommunications services provider. In this capacity, he led and implemented top-line growth strategies and performance optimization initiatives in telecommunications industry of four different countries. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Haider worked as a Product Manager for Nokia Networks, a global telecommunications services vendor, and developed pricing solutions and customer relationship management strategies for a leading wireless provider.

Mr. Haider earned his MBA from Goizueta Business School of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, and received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from National University of Sciences & Technology, Isalamabad, Pakistan.

Wendy Collins | Director of Business Operations

Wendy Collins | Director of Business Operations

As Director of Business Operations of Intent Solutions, Wendy Collins primarily focuses on human resources, finance and accounting, as well as establishing company policies. As an experienced administrator, Ms. Collins manages Intent Solutions’ efficiency and initiates changes as necessary.

Wendy Collins is business administrator and certified HR professional most recently with General Cable Corporation from 2003-2015, a global manufacturing company. Ms. Collins has had invaluable experiences working numerous years within diverse industries: technology, business services, nonprofit organizations and manufacturing (AT&T, Alcan Cable, Alzheimer’s Association, Cendant Mobility).  

Ms. Collins serves as Vice Chair and longstanding board member of D.C. Express Track Club established for youth development in 1984. She is also a USA Track & Field official, USATF Georgia member and serves as Treasurer of Dial Heights Civic Association.

Ms. Collins earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Systems from Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts.

Tyler McCrary | Operations

Tyler McCrary | Operations

As the Operations Manager of Intent Solutions, Mr. McCrary’s primary focus is managing inventory allocation and testing devices to ensure product quality & performance. He is the internal product expert on quality assurance & regulatory, development, and technology operations.

Mr. McCrary has a background in engineering and brings along knowledge of technology and product testing. From 2013 to 2014, Mr. McCrary held an engineering co-op with Kimberly-Clark, where he served three separate rotations. His projects and experience included, working with polymer non-woven materials, product development targeted at the aviation industry, and the safety of manufacturing facility machinery.

Mr. McCrary stays involved with the Atlanta community, specifically with Trees Atlanta by planting trees around the city.

Mr. McCrary earned his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.

Our Trusted Board of Directors

Van Crisco, MD
Chairman & Chief Medical Officer,
Founder & Director

  • Cardiologist: First Coast Heath and Vascular Center, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Serial Inventor & Entrepreneur

  • University of North Carolina: MD

Lou Malice

  • Former Chief Operating Officer: EndoChoice

  • Over thirty years of experience in the field of medical devices

  • Georgia Institute of Technology: BS


Sam Zamarripa
President & Director

  • Founder & President of Zamarripa Capital

  • Former State Senator: State of Georgia

  • Syracuse University: MPA

Ashley B. Hancock
Chief Operating Officer, Founder & Director

  • Founder & CEO: Innovetica, LLC

  • Former Executive Director: Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA)

  • Kellogg School of Management: MBA

Martin L. McLean
Business Development, Founder & Director

  • Arbitrage energy futures: Merrill Lynch

  • Over 19 years in sales and financial and technology sectors

  • Curry College: Attended

Our Advisory Board