Vanessa North

Supply Chain Director

Vanessa North is responsible for the procurement of all materials and the relationships with contract manufacturers.

On any given day, Vanessa might be negotiating volume and pricing with component suppliers, following up on delivery times and quality, and working with the contract manufacturer on production schedules or manufacturing issues. No two days are the same in the supply chain world. 

Before De Oro Devices, Vanessa spent seven years working in Procurement & Business Operations at Apple. During her time with Apple, a proud achievement Vanessa remembers fondly was working across product launches, in particular the iPod Nano. 

Outside of the business world, you can find Vanessa making use of her private pilot’s license to visit family and friends.

Vanessa has a Bachelors in Industrial Engineering from Cal Poly, SLO and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.

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Vanessa North

I learned about NexStride when Sidney was a speaker at my wine bar’s “Science After Dark” series of talks. I was impressed with how the product takes proven solutions from Physical Therapy and integrates them into an everyday product, but I was blown away with the poise, intelligence and passion of Sidney. I’m honored to be a part of this team, working towards helping people during a frightening time in their lives.


Helping people defeat freezing, one step at a time.

Easy to use and even easier to love, NexStride’s adaptive design seamlessly integrates into your favorite cane, walker, or walking poles. Activate the audio cue, visual cue, or both when you want them, adjust to your preferred speed and distance, and press on through the Freezing of Gait. Buy your NexStride now. 

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