MedTech Innovator Names Two Vice Presidents


LOS ANGELES MedTech Innovator, the medtech industry’s nonprofit global competition and accelerator, announced today that Ashley McMaster joined the organization as vice president of business development and communications on Jan. 3, and Jenell Paul-Robinson has joined as vice president of clinical value and provider relations as of Feb. 6.

“I’m pleased to announce that MedTech Innovator is increasing our staff in order to meet the growing demand from our industry that we expand our program accelerating the growth of companies that are transforming the healthcare system,” MedTech Innovator CEO Paul Grand said. “Ashley and Jenell have been a welcomed addition to our strong and smart team.”

McMaster joins MedTech Innovator from the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), where she served as vice president of membership and business development. As a member of AdvaMed’s senior leadership team, she ensured growth and consistency of the association’s discrete revenue streams, fostered relationships with key business leaders at multinational medical technology companies and emerging-growth businesses, and coordinated member engagement on policy issues and program development. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and has a master’s degree in public affairs from George Washington University.

“This is a critically important time for MedTech Innovator as we enter our second year as an independent nonprofit,” Grand said. “Ashley’s experience and leadership will be instrumental in our efforts to raise funds to support our global competition activities and the accelerator companies and to communicate the value of our organization to the innovation ecosystem.”

Paul-Robinson brings more than 20 years of clinical nursing, strategic sourcing, and hospital organization value analysis experience to the MedTech Innovator team. Most recently, she worked in Purchasing and Materials Management as a clinical procurement specialist at University of California Los Angeles Health System (UCLA). She also served on several national supply chain and academic medical center value analysis professional committees. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Mary and earned a master’s degree in nursing administration from UCLA.

“As the healthcare industry continues to emphasize the importance of value-based care, medtech companies have to start making these considerations much earlier in the product development process,” Grand said. “Jenell brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in clinical value calculation and healthcare sourcing that will serve our companies and partners well.”


About MedTech Innovator

MedTech Innovator is the industry’s nonprofit global competition and accelerator for medical device, digital health and diagnostic companies. Our mission is to improve the lives of patients by accelerating the growth of companies that are transforming the healthcare system. MedTech Innovator 2017 features 100 companies that address one or more of the transformative themes identified in an annual survey of leading manufacturers and providers.

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