Dorota Shortell is the CEO of Simplexity Product Development, an engineering design firm specializing in the design of hardware such as wearables, connected consumer products, and diagnostic instruments. Simplexity has developed wearables devices including smart wrist bands, electronic controlled eyewear, virtual reality headsets, next-generation wireless power systems, and low-power medical patches, and has been chosen by some of the world’s most advanced technology companies as their engineering development partner, including HP, Microsoft, and Illumina. Simplexity has offices in San Diego, the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, and the Portland, OR area. In 2017 Simplexity was selected by Inc. Magazine as one of the Best Workplaces in America and by the San Diego Business Journal as one of the top 100 Fastest Growing Companies.
Dorota graduated top of her class from Loyola Marymount University with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and earned her master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. She is a US patent holder and has 20 years of new product development experience. In 2013 she was recognized by the Portland Business Journal as one of the region’s top business leaders as a Forty under 40 Award winner. She was also selected as one of the twelve 2017 Executives to Watch by the Portland Business Journal.