Mentors and Webinar Panelists

 

Adam Roth
Adam Roth
Vice President of Business Operations, Galvani Bioelectronics
Adam Roth leads business operations and Business Development (BD), within Galvani Bioelectronics. Prior to becoming a founding member of Galvani, he led BD activities for the predecessor GSK Bioelectronics unit. LinkedIn
 

Adam Schlifke
Adam Schlifke
Member, HealthTech Capital
Adam, MD, MBA, is the Co-Founder of Consano Medical and a Mentor at Launchpad Digital Health, HealthTech Capital & Blueprint Health. He is highly motivated to improve healthcare delivery in the US through technology. LinkedIn
 

Adam Zerda
Adam Zerda
Senior Manager, Becton Dickinson
Adam is a healthcare industry professional specializing in medical devices with experience in strategy development, project management and high-volume manufacturing. LinkedIn
 

Aidan Petrie
Aidan Petrie
Chief Innovation Officer (Emeritus), Ximedica
Aidan is a founding Partner of NEMIC (New England Medical Innovation Center) and a Fellow of the Provost at RISD, focused on intersections between user centered design and healthcare. LinkedIn
 

Ajay Khatri
Ajay Khatri
Director, Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson
Ajay is based at the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center in California. He focuses on Medical Device investments on the West Coast that are in areas of strategic interest to Johnson & Johnson. LinkedIn
 

Alan Cullen
Alan Cullen
Founder & President, Westwood & Wilshire
We are an executive search partner to the world’s top companies providing talent on an interim, consulting, outsourcing and retained direct hire basis to the Life Sciences industries. LinkedIn
 

Alan O'Connell
Alan O'Connell
Partner, Seroba Lifesciences
Alan O'Connell is a partner at Seroba Life Sciences. He holds a PhD in Neuropharmacology from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and a Masters in Toxicology & Pathology from the University of London. LinkedIn
 

Allen Poirson
Allen Poirson
Venture Partner, Mighty Oak Ventures
Technology entrepreneur and executive with domain expertise in diagnostics, genomics, AI/ML/computational biotechnology, life sciences, medical devices, therapeutics, chemistry, analytic instruments and software. LinkedIn
 

Alp Akonur
Alp Akonur
Senior Innovation Scientist, Baxter International
He is focused on long range technology planning and M&A, and have a history of leading cross-functional teams to develop proposals and recommendations to senior management. LinkedIn
 

Amar Patnaik
Amar Patnaik
Director of Marketing, Zimmer Biomet Spine
Senior Marketing Leader with cross-functional background in sciences, finance and sales. 15+ year track record of success in driving growth strategy and tactics in Medical Device product management of portfolios ranging from $20M-$1.5B in revenue. LinkedIn
 

Amy Siegel
Amy Siegel
Founder, S2N Health
Amy Siegel founded S2N Health, where she brings over 20 years of strategic marketing experience to her company. Prior to S2N, she worked in guiding new product development and strategic partnering efforts and consulted for dozens of medtech companies. LinkedIn
 

Anita Watkins
Anita Watkins
, Rex Health Ventures
Anita leads strategic innovation for Rex Health Ventures and is a graduate of the Venture Capital Institute and actively works to build the entrepreneurial ecosystem. LinkedIn
 

Anna Libman
Anna Libman
Regulatory Affairs & Business Development, Experien Group
Anna supports medical device companies in regulatory strategy, submissions, testing development, QMS Design Controls development, and FDA interface towards regulatory clearances. LinkedIn
 

Anne DeGheest
Anne DeGheest
Founder, HealthTech Capital
Anne DeGheest, founder of MedStars and HealthTech, pioneered the HealthTech/Digital Health space as a healthcare executive, entrepreneur, angel investor, corporate advisor, and mentor capitalist. LinkedIn
 

Anne Sissel
Anne Sissel
Managing Director, Baxter Ventures
Starting in 2014, Anne has been a Managing Director at Baxter Ventures. Previously she was on the founding team for Veracyte, where she sat as a Vice President, Head of Finance and Business Development, and Chief Financial Officer. LinkedIn
 

Antoine Papiernik
Antoine Papiernik
Managing Partner, Sofinnova Partners
Antoine Papiernik, MBA, is a Managing Partner at Sofinnova Partners and has served as an active board member and initial investor for various biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. LinkedIn
 

Ashok Gowda
Ashok Gowda
President & CEO, BioTex
Ashok Gowda founded BioTex in 1997, where he sits as the President & CEO. More recently he founded Visualase (2007), where he is the Chief Operating Officer. He also holds a PhD in Bioengineering from Texas A&M university. LinkedIn
 

Ashok Rao
Ashok Rao
Chairman, BioMed X
Ashok Rao is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He currently serves as the Chairman of Medical Adhesives Revolution (MAR). LinkedIn
 

Aude Ouensanga
Aude Ouensanga
, Alira Health
French expatriate in the US, passionate about evaluating, developing and executing Business Development Strategies in Healthcare. I'm now a Project Manager at Alira Health, an global Healthcare advisory firm. LinkedIn
 

Austin Dirks
Austin Dirks
CEO, GreenLight Medical
As founder and CEO of the startup GreenLight Medical, Austin innovates daily. The service requires constant monitoring and creative input to function at the highest level possible, requiring a level of innovation unmatched by other professional areas. Aus LinkedIn
 

Benjamin Glenn
Benjamin Glenn
Partner, Shay Glenn LLP
Benjamin is a partner at Shay Glenn LLP where he specializes in strategic patents and innovations counseling, primarily for venture-backed companies and investors in intellectual property matter. LinkedIn
 

Bill Aldrich
Bill Aldrich
CEO, VenoSense
Bill Aldrich is the CEO of VenoSense. He has held executive and engineering positions at Ampex, BioTrack, CVIS, Cartesian Data, CardioThoracic Systems, Integrated Vascular Systems, EndoVx, and EndoShape, where he raised $25M in venture financing. Bill bri LinkedIn
 

Bill Howell
Bill Howell
COO, Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium
William Howell is a 35 year DoD retiree who executed senior SES level research project management operations for medical product development in all categories of products including biologics, drugs, and devices. LinkedIn
 

Biren Mehta
Biren Mehta
VP, Business Development, Johnson & Johnson
He is responsible for Business Development for the Cardiovascular and Specialty Solutions Group, and is a Global Management Board member representing Business Development for the CSS group within J&J.  LinkedIn
 

Brad Vale
Brad Vale
CEO/Founder, Calaveras Creek Capital/Strategic Healthcare Partners
Dr. Brad Vale, PhD, DVM, is the Managing General Parter at Strategic Healthcare Investment Partners and the CEO/ Founder of Calaveras Creek Capital. He also served as the Head of J&J Development Corporation. LinkedIn
 

Bradley Knepper
Bradley Knepper
Technology Attorney, Sheridan Ross
Brad Knepper is a shareholder and past president of Sheridan Ross, PC, the region’s oldest and largest intellectual property law firm. In his practice, Brad has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications for clients in a wide range of technol LinkedIn
 

Bradley Tritle
Bradley Tritle
Partner, Alira Health
Mr. Tritle is the Partner for Digital Health at Alira Health where he develops and executes digital health strategies, and works on capital raises, mergers and acquisitions. LinkedIn
 

Brent Ahrens
Brent Ahrens
General Partner, Canaan Partners
Brent Ahrens joined Canaan Partners in 1999, where he is now a General Partner. Since then he has served on the boards of a wide range of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies and has been deemed “The Most Interesting Venture Capitalist In The World” LinkedIn
 

Brett Gailey
Brett Gailey
Infrastructure Lead, Redox
My name is Brett Gailey, and I have the experience and the technical background to manage operations, infrastructure and engineering organizations. I am trained in Agile Development & Operations and have designed, built and managed large data centers. LinkedIn
 

Brian Stewart
Brian Stewart
Founder, Managing Member, Innovo Ventures
Brian Stewart is the Founder and Managing Member of Innovo Ventures where he focuses on healthcare investments. Prior to founding Innovo Ventures, Brian was the General Manager of Patient Safety Technologies at Stryker. LinkedIn
 

Bryant Moore
Bryant Moore
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Univ of NC, Office of Commercialization and Economic Development
Bryant has spent more than 30 years in research and development in the medical device industry. His background includes experience in clinical diagnostics, endoscopy and sports medicine, cardiology and ophthalmology. LinkedIn
 

Bryson Ishii
Bryson Ishii
Principal, Growth Factor Ventures
Bryson Ishii is a Principal at Growth Factor Ventures, a Los Angeles based venture capital firm specializing in healthcare investments. His investment experience ranges from early stage start-ups to going-public transactions for later-stage companies. LinkedIn
 

Byron Hewett
Byron Hewett
, Byron Hewett
Mr. Hewett has more than 20 years' experience in healthcare and life science general management, strategy formulation, business development and sales and marketing with firms for many innovative diagnostic companies. LinkedIn
 

Carin Fradin
Carin Fradin
Managing Director, Four Oaks Partners
Carin has spent the past 20 years in healthcare investment banking, advisory and consulting services, primarily focused on medical device companies. She is currently a Managing Director with Four Oaks Partners, a small, healthcare advisory firm. LinkedIn
 

Carl Bouthillette
Carl Bouthillette
Chair Screening Committee, HealthTech Capital
Carl Bouthillette is a senior program officer for the CHCF Health Innovation Fund and also leads the screening and evaluation process for HealthTech Capital, a network of angel investors focused on health care IT companies. LinkedIn
 

Carlyn Crisostomo
Carlyn Crisostomo
Business Development (Technology Innovation), Amgen
Experienced operations, business development, and strategy professional with 13+ years of experience in the life sciences, non-profit and financial industries. Co-founded a digital health technology company serving the pharmaceutical/biotech industries. LinkedIn
 

Chandra Branham
Chandra Branham
Vice President, AdvaMed
Chandra Branham joined AvaMed in 2011, and now she leads AdvaMed’s policy work in a number of areas, including diagnostics payment, coverage issues, and comparative effectiveness. LinkedIn
 

Chris Baker, MD
Chris Baker, MD
Venture Partner, Aphelion Capital
Chris, board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine, has special research interests in brain injury and pulmonary disease. Since founding his first company over 9 years ago, he has also consulted for other start up medical device firms. LinkedIn
 

Chris Martin
Chris Martin
President, Chief Financial Officer, Research Corporation Technologies
Chris Martin is the President of RCT Ventures, the investment arm of Research Corporation Technologies, which is focused on investing in early-stage biomedical companies. LinkedIn
 

Chris Steadham
Chris Steadham
General Manager, Medical Murray
Chris is an experienced medical device professional with broad experience in all aspects of project management, product and process development, and device manufacturing. LinkedIn
 

Christine Knoblauch
Christine Knoblauch
Vice President, Business Development DepuySynthes, Johnson & Johnson
Christine Knoblauch is currently Vice President, Business Development DepuySynthes supporting the Joints, Spine, Trauma and Sports Orthopedics platforms of Johnson & Johnson. LinkedIn
 

Christos Monovoukas
Christos Monovoukas
VP, Business Development and Strategy, Olympus
Leads Olympus Medical business development and strategy function. Analyzes internal and external businesses and markets to identify strategic growth opportunities for Olympus. Determine Olympus business strategy such as buy versus build decisions. LinkedIn
 

Cisco Vicenty
Cisco Vicenty
Program Manager, Case for Quality, FDA
Francisco is an experienced Quality Program Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the government administration industry. He also has skill in mechanical engineering and engineering management. LinkedIn
 

Cris DeLuca
Cris DeLuca
Digital health innovation, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Named 40 under 40 Healthcare Innovator by the Boston Business Journal and Medtech Boston; Cris is a seasoned entrepreneur/intrapreneur who is passionate about the role of digital technology in improving human health. LinkedIn
 

Cynthia Yee
Cynthia Yee
Investor, Venture Capital
Cynthia Yee was most recently a Principal at Windham Venture Partners. She also has prior experience working with medical start-ups during her Director of Business and Development & Strategic Marketing position at D3DC. LinkedIn
 

Dan Shwarzman
Dan Shwarzman
, MindUp
Driven results oriented executive in global healthcare tech. industry with international experience ranging from small to multi-billion dollar companies. Growth-focused with broad experience across general management, sales, and strategic marketing. LinkedIn
 

Dave Hood
Dave Hood
President, CEO, DH3 & Associates
Dave emphasizes the pursuit and capture of non-dilutive funding coupled with institutional and strategic investors. He specializes in helping companies work with the government, particularly the military/ DOD. LinkedIn
 

David Dingman
David Dingman
Design & Engineering Services, Ximedica
A skillful relationship builder with a track record of creating loyal long-term customers resulting in strong achievement of revenue objectives. Experienced at building sophisticated sales teams that are effective and highly motivated. LinkedIn
 

David Maltz
David Maltz
Principal, Intervalent
David Maltz is the Founder and Managing Partner of Intervalent, and independent consultancy focused on product development and innovation strategy for consumer-facing medical devices. LinkedIn
 

David Uffer
David Uffer
Partner, Alira Health
David has been in the medical device and diagnostics field for over 20 years with a focus on business development and strategy. He is currently a Partner with Alira Health. LinkedIn
 

Diane Cote
Diane Cote
President and CEO, MedteQ
Diane Côté is President and CEO of the Consortium for industrial research MEDTEQ. MEDTEQ’s objective is to facilitate and accelerate the development of innovative medical technologies. LinkedIn
 

Doug Portnow
Doug Portnow
Partner, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner
Doug specializes in patent prosecution and counseling, regularly working with inventors to prepare new patent applications. He also has a background in the medical device and surgical sectors. LinkedIn
 

Efraim Roe Kozorovitsky
Efraim Roe Kozorovitsky
Senior Director of Clinical Operations for Medical Devices, Johnson & Johnson
Efraim Roe Kozorovitsky, the current Senior Director of Clinical Operations for Medical Devices at Johnson & Johnson, has responsibility over all Clinical R&D Operations for the Medical Device sector. LinkedIn
 

Elaine Daly
Elaine Daly
Partner Head of Business Consulting, Grant Thornton
Elaine has over 16 years’ experience in the provision of business consulting advisory services having previously worked for the business consulting units of two other leading Irish accounting firms. LinkedIn
 

Elpis Barons
Elpis Barons
CEO, Accelerator Group, Trajan Scientific and Medical
Elpis works on strategic development of medical technology start-ups and early-phase development of business, investigational, and clinical plans. She also sponsors and monitors human clinical trials for local and international manufacturers. LinkedIn
 

Enke Bashllari
Enke Bashllari
Managing Director, Arkitekt Ventures
Dr. Enke Bashllari is a neuroscientist and venture investor who is passionate about radical innovation in healthcare driven by novel models of care delivery and frontier technology applications to medicine. LinkedIn
 

Eyal Sandach
Eyal Sandach
General Manager, Nordson Medical
Eyal is the GM of Nordson Medical Israel, with a senior executive record in a long and respected list of health and technology companies. He holds an MBA in business marketing with a minor in medtech management from the University of Saint Thomas. LinkedIn
 

florencejblack
florencejblack
CEO/ President at MedWorld Advisors, MedWorld Advisors
Florence Joffroy-Black is an international sales and marketing executive, National Association of Female Executives member, American Marketing Association member, American Management Association member, and a member of the Alliance Francaise. LinkedIn
 

Gary Robinson
Gary Robinson
Business Development Specialist, National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute
As a Business Development Specialist in the Office of Translational Alliances & Coordination at the NHLBI, Gary provides advice on product commercialization and business development strategies. LinkedIn
 

George Serafin
George Serafin
National Managing Principal, Health Care/Life Sciences, Grant Thorton
George has 30+ years of experience in the life sciences and health care industries in the areas of R&D, engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, quality control/laboratory, quality assurance, compliance, corporate/operations and IT across all industries. LinkedIn
 

Gerrit Roekel
Gerrit Roekel
Senior Programme Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Experienced life sciences business development & licensing professional with global expertise in life sciences innovation, product development and commercialization through industry partnering. LinkedIn
 

Heather Walsh
Heather Walsh
Program Lead, Technology Assessment, Baxter International
Heather leads technical assessment teams for due diligence of new opportunities for mergers and acquisitions and venture investment at Baxter. She initiates cross-functional review of early-stage opportunities and participates in technology scouting. LinkedIn
 

Howard Edelman
Howard Edelman
CEO, Advanced Resin Theraputics
Howard is a medical device executive accomplished in all phases of medical product development and operations in a variety of organizational structures. He is currently CEO of ART, a broad based drug delivery platform based on medical grade plant resins. LinkedIn
 

Ibraheem Badejo
Ibraheem Badejo
Senior Director, Johnson & Johnson
As Senior Director of New Ventures at J&J Innovation, Boston, Ibraheem leverages his expertise in smart materials and biomaterials to support the medical device sector. LinkedIn
 

Isabella Schmitt
Isabella Schmitt
Regulatory Affairs Consultant, Proxima CRO
Isabella Schmitt is a Regulatory Affairs Consultant at Proxima Clinical Research, a contract research organization that serves the emerging drug and medical device industries. LinkedIn
 

Isabelle Billet
Isabelle Billet
Principal, IBHC Advisors LLC
Over the course of my 30 years as a medical technology corporate executive (Johnson and Johnson, CR Bard, Cardinal health), I led the identification, assessment and strategy execution in many clinical specialties and product categories. LinkedIn
 

Jack Moorman
Jack Moorman
Principal, LeVaunt, LLC
Jack Moorman is the Principal at LeVaunt, LLC, a consulting firm providing advisory services to companies and organizations, particularly early stage ventures in the fields of healthcare and consumer products. He is also Chairman of the non-profit US-Jap LinkedIn
 

Jacob Einhorn
Jacob Einhorn
COO, 1971
Jacob is a medical device executive with 20+ years experience developing and bringing to market new medical technologies including: clinical development and commercial marketing abroad and management of product development. LinkedIn
 

James Dreher
James Dreher
Founder, Managing Partner, Option 3, LLC.
James is a medical device entrepreneur who, over the past 20 years, has founded and helped launch a number of highly valued start-ups. He also has a background in Senior Management at companies including J&J and Baxter Healthcare. LinkedIn
 

James Eadie
James Eadie
Partner, Santé Ventures
James is a Partner at Santé Ventures focusing on early stage Med Tech investing. Previously, James served in the Air Force and was Vice-Chair of Emergency Medicine at Wilford Hall Medical Center, an academic level-one trauma center in San Antonio. LinkedIn
 

James Heslin
James Heslin
Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Jim has 20+ years experience helping medical device companies protect and enforce their domestic and international property rights, as well as advising venture capitalists invest in medical technology companies. LinkedIn
 

James Kaiser
James Kaiser
, HOYA Corporation
Director of Venture Capital at HOYA with a pharmaceutical research background. Has worked in fortune 500 pharmaceutical corporations, academic institutions, & small startup companies. LinkedIn
 

Jan B. Pietzsch
Jan B. Pietzsch
President, CEO, Wing Tech, Inc.
Jan’s work at Wing Tech focuses on early-stage opportunity assessment and strategic decision support for investors and manufacturers in a range of high technology markets, specifically within healthcare. LinkedIn
 

Jana Chow
Jana Chow
Senior Account Director, Health+Commerce
Jana is a senior lead on client accounts, providing day-to-day strategic counsel, planning and account and team oversight. With 10 years of experience in healthcare communications, she has expertise in media relations, executive communications, etc. LinkedIn
 

Jaye Thompson
Jaye Thompson
COO, Proxima CRO
Jaye Thompson, Ph.D. is a Co-Founder and the Chief Operating Officer at Proxima. She has 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. LinkedIn
 

JC Simbana
JC Simbana
Senior Vice President, Venture Capital Relationships & Healthcare Banking, Square 1 Bank
For over 15 years JC has been helping entrepreneurs succeed through mentoring, VC introductions and debt financing. Direct VC introductions he made have led to M&A exits for over $775 million. LinkedIn
 

Jeanne Bolger
Jeanne Bolger
Vice President Venture Investing, Johnson & Johnson
Jeanne has 25+ years of pharmaceutical industry experience in management roles across R&D, Commercial and Business Development. She spent 11 years in Licensing and Acquisition, most recently as Global Head of Scientific Licensing for J&J. LinkedIn
 

Jeff Schell
Jeff Schell
President, TranS1
Jeff advises startups and innovators across the country in the patenting of their inventions, while leading the core Rocky Mountain Patent team. He also assists companies in their R&D processes as they refine their ideas. He honed his R&D skills, using to LinkedIn
 

Jeff Sheldon
Jeff Sheldon
General Partner & Managing Director, CitareTx Investment Partners
With over 28 years of management experience, Jeff is an executive with expertise in launching and investing in start-ups. After founding IDev Technologies, in 1999, he has since started six companies, including CitareTx, where he is a General Partner LinkedIn
 

Jeff Stinson
Jeff Stinson
, Health InnovatAR
Jeff serves as the director of HealthTech Arkansas, an accelerator and early stage investment fund. The program works with early stage HealthTech companies to conduct pilot projects with Arkansas hospital systems. LinkedIn
 

Jeff Terrell
Jeff Terrell
Principal, Hatteras
Prior to joining Hatteras, Jeff worked for a large Medtronic distributer in sales and clinical support and in the operating room with different surgeons, selling and providing service on Medtronic spinal implants and image-guided surgical equipment. LinkedIn
 

Jenell Paul-Robinson
Jenell Paul-Robinson
, MedTech Innovator
Vice President, Clinical Value and Provider Relations; Head, MedTech Innovator Asia Pacific LinkedIn
 

Jennifer Gutbezahl
Jennifer Gutbezahl
Human Capital Consultant, TriNet
Jennifer is an experienced Human Capital Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the Human Resources industry. She is skilled in employee relations, corrective action, and performance management. LinkedIn
 

Jennifer Kozak
Jennifer Kozak
Vice President Business Development, Johnson & Johnson
As VP of Business Development in J&J’s Medical Device group, Jennifer is responsible for New Business Development (NBD) activities for New Growth Platforms. LinkedIn
 

Jennifer McMahon
Jennifer McMahon
Principal, Seroba Life Sciences
Jennifer McMahon is a Principal at Seroba Life Sciences. She graduated from University College, Dublin with an honours degree in Pharmacology and has a Master’s degree in Biotechnology and Business. LinkedIn
 

Jeremy Malecha
Jeremy Malecha
Vice President, ResMed
Jeremy is an experienced leader with over 20+ years of medical and software experience. Prior to becoming CEO at Biocanic, he was the Vice President of M&A Strategy in ResMed’s Software as a Service Division. LinkedIn
 

Jim Martucci
Jim Martucci
Sr. Director, Tech Assessment & Scouting, Baxter International
Responsible for leading Baxter's Global Science & Technology Assessment team and technology landscape process. Inventor on 23 patents; co-authored a publication in Circulation. LinkedIn
 

Jim McGough
Jim McGough
Co-Founder, Edge One Medical
Jim McGough is a Co-Founder and has 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and as an intrapreneur including executive roles at Citibank, Audi of America, and Motorola. Most recently Jim has served as President/CEO, Board Member, or Advisor for several LinkedIn
 

Joel Batts
Joel Batts
President & Co-Founder, Telos Partners
Medical device industry executive who has successfully developed and executed clinical / regulatory strategy for mission critical business development objectives for 20+ years. LinkedIn
 

John Kim
John Kim
Principal, Aphelion Capital
John Kim is the Principal at Aphelion Capital and has a history of working as a medical consultant in biogenetics. He graduated from Harvard with a Bachelors in Biochemistry, and has since earned an M.D. and an MBA from Duke University. LinkedIn
 

John Parker
John Parker
Founder and Managing Director, Springhood Ventures
John founded Springhood Ventures to address the funding gap in child health innovation. Springhood provides critical early investment and support to companies developing important healthcare solutions for children. LinkedIn
 

John Shimmick
John Shimmick
Associate, WSGR
John Shimmick is a registered patent attorney in the Palo Alto office of WSGR, where his practice focuses on patent prosecution and counseling designed to help his clients protect their intellectual property rights both domestically and internationally. LinkedIn
 

John Weiser
John Weiser
President, Sony Pictures Television
John Weiser serves as president, U.S. distribution for Sony Pictures Television (SPT). He oversees all domestic sales operations for SPT. He also manages the personnel and operations of four regional offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Atlanta. LinkedIn
 

Jordan Milford
Jordan Milford
Sr Manager, Business Development and Strategy, Olympus
Jordan is a Senior Manager of Business Development and Strategy at Olympus. LinkedIn
 

Jordan Tuttle
Jordan Tuttle
VP of Strategic Investments, BTG
In his role as VP of Strategic Investments, he is responsible for evaluating early stage investment and partnership opportunities to build a portfolio of innovative therapies that can support BTG’s long term growth ambitions. LinkedIn
 

JR Garcia
JR Garcia
Principal, Green Park & Golf Ventures
JR sources new opportunities, monitors the current portfolio, and works on successful exits for both the entrepreneur and investors for Green Park & Golf Ventures. LinkedIn
 

Juan-Pablo Mas
Juan-Pablo Mas
Partner, Action Potential Venture Capital (APVC)
Juan-Pablo is a Partner at Action Potential Venture Capital with a passion in the future of mobile health technology and a background in healthcare investment. He holds a MS in electrical engineering and an MBA from Stanford University. LinkedIn
 

Julia Finkel
Julia Finkel
, Children's National
Julia is a pediatric anesthesiologist and vice chief for Pain Medicine and Research in the Division of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine. Dr. Finkel has extensive experience designing and conducting clinical trials relating to analgesics in children. LinkedIn
 

Kadir Kadhiresan
Kadir Kadhiresan
Vice President, Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson
Kadir, PhD, has 10+ years of experience in research, product development, and business development. Prior to J&J, he led transactions to access novel medical device technologies. LinkedIn
 

Karen Olson-Lemer
Karen Olson-Lemer
PresidentG, Kopian Management Consulting
With over two decades of healthcare experience, Karen founded KopianManagement over ten years ago and focuses on Care Coordination and Transitions of Care, Revenue Cycle improvement, Performance Measurement/Management and overall process improvement. LinkedIn
 

Karun Sharma
Karun Sharma
Director of Interventional Radiology, Children's National
Karun Sharma, M.D., is Director of Interventional Radiology at Children's National. He is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. LinkedIn
 

Kate Stephenson
Kate Stephenson
Academic Partnerships & Business Development, iO Life Science
Dr Stephenson spent ten years in the medical device industry as a Senior Design Engineer and Project Manager. She has worked on over eighteen different devices, ranging from insulin pumps to annuloplasty rings. LinkedIn
 

Kathryn Hyer
Kathryn Hyer
Chief Business Officer at Diagnostic Photonics, Inc., iBIO Institute
Kathryn builds companies through strategic partnerships, capital formation, and team-building. While focusing on the health care industry, she has gained an understanding of the regulatory, reimbursement and adoption challenges that young companies face. LinkedIn
 

Katie Ellias
Katie Ellias
Investor, Katie Ellias
Katie Ellias is Managing Director of JDRF T1D Fund, a venture philanthropy fund focused on solutions to treat, prevent type 1 diabetes. Previously Senior Investment Director for Endeavor Vision and Principal at Sofinnova focused on medical devices LinkedIn
 

Katie Schaaf
Katie Schaaf
Director of Strategic Partnerships, NAMSA
In Katie's 15+ years in the medical device industry she has supported and managed all phases of clinical research. She currently oversees the operations and manages relationships for NAMSA's long term clients. LinkedIn
 

Kelli Hallas
Kelli Hallas
Executive Vice President, Emerson Consultants
Kelli is an accomplished reimbursement thought leader with over 24 years of experience in the medical device industry in areas such as reimbursement, sales, and market development. LinkedIn
 

Kerry Pope
Kerry Pope
Executive Director, Mentoring, Fogarty Institute for Innovation
At Fogarty Institute Kerry has worked primarily in team building, product development, distribution strategy, platform creation and market positioning. He also has many years of senior executive experience in medical devices and in mentoring CIR teams. LinkedIn
 

Kevin Coker
Kevin Coker
, Proxima CRO
Kevin Coker is a Co-Founder and the Chief Executive Officer at Proxima. He has 20+ years of experience in the healthcare industry. LinkedIn
 

Kevin Schimelfenig
Kevin Schimelfenig
VC/PE Investor and Commercialization Partner, McGeever
Kevin is the Founder and Managing Partner of the McGeever family office, which focuses on achieving the financial and philanthropic goals of the family. McGeever’s investment portfolio places an emphasis on healthcare, technology, energy, and real estate. LinkedIn
 

Kimberly Pittinger
Kimberly Pittinger
Program Coordinator, The MedTech Conference
Kim is devoted to providing elite program support in areas of program content, materials and communications. She specializes in international relationships and co-promotional marketing partnerships for The MedTech Conference powered by AdvaMed. LinkedIn
 

Kolaleh Eskandanian
Kolaleh Eskandanian
Executive Director, Children's National Health System - Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation
Kolaleh Eskandanian is the executive director of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System. The Institute is an R&D incubator and accelerator, focused on developing pediatric surgical and medical pro LinkedIn
 

Kristi Travers
Kristi Travers
Assistant General Counsel, Johnson & Johnson
 

Kristin Simoens
Kristin Simoens
Vice President, Ximedica
 

Kristina Wang
Kristina Wang
, F-Prime Capital Partners
Kristina Wang joined F-Prime Capital in 2015. Before that, she was an investment banking analyst in the Healthcare Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she focused on biotech M&A and capital markets transactions. LinkedIn
 

Krysta Pellegrino
Krysta Pellegrino
PR Practice Leader, Health+Commerce
Krysta is responsible for overseeing client communications programs and mentoring and training the company’s employees. She has 18 years of healthcare communications experience for medical device, biotech and pharmaceutical companies. LinkedIn
 

Kurt Gehlsen
Kurt Gehlsen
Vice President & Cheif Scientific Officer, Research Corporation Technologies
Gehlsen provides scientific leadership in the review and oversight of RCT’s biomedical investment activities, where he works closely with the company’s technology identification, development and business functions. LinkedIn
 

Kwame Ulmer
Kwame Ulmer
Principal, Ulmer Ventures
Kwame Ulmer is a MedTech executive with nearly twenty years of experience in government and the private sector. He is currently an Angel Investor and regulatory strategy consultant with a focus on MedTech and Venture Capital firms. LinkedIn
 

Lance Black
Lance Black
Medical Device Innovation Lead, TMC Innovation Institute
As Medical Device Innovation Lead, Lance focuses on the resident companies of TMCx by supporting their efforts in developing innovative health care technologies. LinkedIn
 

Lee Sanders
Lee Sanders
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
In addition to his academic appointments and research background, Lee serves Co-Director at the Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention, Co-Director at the Fellowship in Academic General Pediatrics and the Chief at the Division of General Pediatrics. LinkedIn
 

Leslie Bottorff
Leslie Bottorff
Managing Director, Healthcare, General Electric Ventures
Leslie, the Managing Director of Healthcare at GE Ventures, is a senior venture capital investment professional with 15 years of experience investing in early stage medical technology companies. LinkedIn
 

Leslie Wise
Leslie Wise
Principal, EvidenceMatters
Leslie Wise, JD, is Principal of EvidenceMatters, a Global Market Access consultancy. Leslie advises several of the largest medical device companies in the world and mentors start ups as a key advisor at the TMCx in Houston. Previously, Leslie was resp LinkedIn
 

Levi Shapiro
Levi Shapiro
, mHealth Israel
Levi is a digital health technology innovator with successful track-record of launching new product categories and companies. LinkedIn
 

Lilach Weisz
Lilach Weisz
Head of Innovation and TTO, Tel- Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
 

Lilli Zakarija
Lilli Zakarija
, EdgeOne Medical
Lilli helps medical device and combination product companies with design verification testing. LinkedIn
 

Linda Elkins
Linda Elkins
Chief Technical Officer, Gore Innovation Center, W.L. Gore & Associates
Linda develops strategic partnerships with startups and corporations and academia. She is focused on jointly developing products, technologies and business models where Gore materials can uniquely add value. LinkedIn
 

Lisa Pfefferle
Lisa Pfefferle
Associate Vice President, Corporate Development and Licensing at LabCorp, LabCorp
After graduating from DUke University, Lisa began at LabCorp where she began as a Technical Scientific Liaison in Scientific Affairs at LabCorp Clinical Trials. Now she is th Associate Vice President of Corporate Development and Licensing at LabCorp. LinkedIn
 

Lisa Shafer
Lisa Shafer
MedTech / Life Sciences Executive, In Transition
I am a medtech and life sciences executive, with expertise across the medical device and pharmaceutical sector. I’ve held leadership roles in neuromodulation, bioelectronic and drug -device combination therapies for diseases of the CNS and PNS. I've been LinkedIn
 

Liz Kelly
Liz Kelly
Healthcare Professional, Echo Health
At Echo Health Ventures and Mosaic Health Solutions, Liz worked on all aspects of the investment process, from identifying and evaluating investment opportunities to closing transactions and working with portfolio companies to accelerate growth strategies LinkedIn
 

Loretta Little
Loretta Little
Managing Director, WRF Capital
Loretta focuses on Washington-based investment opportunities in the life sciences such as medical devices, health care IT, biotechnology tools and scientific instrumentation. LinkedIn
 

Marc Chaput
Marc Chaput
Partner, Gravitas Healthcare, LLC
Mr. Chaput has over eighteen years of experience in investment banking and investment management, primarily in the emerging growth health care / medical device sector and is currently a Partner at Gravitas Healthcare. LinkedIn
 

marie pierre faure
marie pierre faure
deputy director, Institut TransMedTech
Dr. Marie Pierre Faure was a decisive team leader in medical clinics, biotech and pharmaceutical companies, and acted as an angel investor. She brings a unique business acumen built on an extensive experience in management, clinical operations, strategic LinkedIn
 

Mark Kraus
Mark Kraus
, WINGS
Mark Kraus is the current Chairman of Life Sciences at Keiretsu Forum & Medtech Entrepreneur. Mark has held multiple senior level management positions with medical device and life science companies, most recently as CEO of a medical device startup. LinkedIn
 

Mark Lupa
Mark Lupa
, High Country Venture
Mark serves as a Managing Director and Partner at High Country Venture and conducted neuroscience research for 15 years at institutions worldwide, including the University of Colorado and the University of California at San Francisco. LinkedIn
 

Mark Mescher
Mark Mescher
, angelMD
Specialties: Healthcare Startups, Angel Investing, Medical Sales Consulting & Management, Spine, Orthopedics, Biologics LinkedIn
 

Mark Su
Mark Su
, Medtronic
I am a business leader with broad experience in research, product development, business development, and corporate strategy. Mark has expertise in sensing technology, algorithms, systems engineering, clinical science, and healthcare markets. LinkedIn
 

Mary Clare McCorry
Mary Clare McCorry
, FDA HHS
Mary is a scientist and engineer with great skills in project management and team leadership. She is fascinated by the human body's ability to form functional tissues and am dedicated to helping develop new technologies to improve human health. LinkedIn
 

Mary McNamara-Cullinane
Mary McNamara-Cullinane
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Alira Health
Mary McNamara-Cullinane is a regulatory expert bringing over 25 years of regulatory experience to Alira Health. Prior to joining Alira Health, Mary has had her own consulting firm since 2011 (MMC Regulatory Consulting). LinkedIn
 

Matt Hanley
Matt Hanley
CMO, Carolinas Healthcare System
Dr. Hanley is now with SSM Health. Since 2015, he has served as CMO for Atrium’s Metro Group, providing leadership, operational expertise, and strategic oversight. LinkedIn
 

Matthew Maltese
Matthew Maltese
Executive Director, Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium
My research focuses on pediatric bioengineering, on such topics as translating traumatic brain injury mechanism paradigms from adults to children, development of medical devices to enhance pediatric care, and design of biofidelic (human-like) pediatric cr LinkedIn
 

Matthew Miessau
Matthew Miessau
Analyst, Epidarex Capital
Matthew Miessau's focus is on conducting due diligence on prospective fund investments as well as sourcing and analyzing opportunities for Epidarex’s strategic investors. LinkedIn
 

Maureen Klewicki
Maureen Klewicki
, Cedars-Sinai Accelerator
Maureen is the Program Director for the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powered by Techstars. Prior to Techstars, Maureen worked at a venture backed hardware startup handling business and legal operations. LinkedIn
 

Megan Breitenwischer
Megan Breitenwischer
Senior Project Manager, Strategic Planning, Texas Children's Hospital
Megan is a Senior Project Manager in the Strategy and Business Planning group at Texas Children’s Hospital. Her prior experience as a registered nurse in the ICU and surgery departments have given her invaluable first hand experience. LinkedIn
 

Meital Mendel
Meital Mendel
, Teva
Meital is focused on creating new partnerships through novel business models that bolster Teva's Global R&D pipeline. LinkedIn
 

Melissa Diskin
Melissa Diskin
Manager, Strategic Innovations, Becton Dickinson
Melissa is a manger of strategic innovation at BD and has a history of research in the medtech and biotech industries. She holds a MS in Materials Engineering and in Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. LinkedIn
 

Michael Needels
Michael Needels
Chief Operating Officer, Fogarty Institute for Innovation
Michael is a seasoned science manager, entrepreneur, and business professional who specializes in start-up biotech operations management, technology development and grant writing. LinkedIn
 

Michael Rosen
Michael Rosen
Director, A-MEDICA
Strong professional with a demonstrated history in international medical device industry: Medical Devices, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Venture Capital with other Funding Solutions, Market Access. LinkedIn
 

Michal Roll
Michal Roll
Healthcare, Lifescience R&D and Technology Transfer Specialist, Tel- Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Dr. Michal (Micki) Roll is an experienced healthcare and business development professional, dedicated to advancing translational research. Micki has vast experience in clinical trial infrastructure development. LinkedIn
 

Michelle McMurry-Heath
Michelle McMurry-Heath
WW Vice President Regulatory and Clinical Affairs, Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Companies
Michelle McMurry-Heath leads the clinical, preclinical, and regulatory teams for the medical device companies of Johnson & Johnson. She is also the Global lead for Evidence Generation. LinkedIn
 

Mike Bates
Mike Bates
Angel Investor, Life Science Angels & Band of Angels
With 30+ angel investments in the past few years, Mike is a financial executive, investor, and company advisor. He is the Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Dextera Surgical, Inc. and sits on the Board of Directors for Band of Angels. LinkedIn
 

Mike Mokelke
Mike Mokelke
CEO, Enlumen
Mike invests in early-stage life science startups, with a special focus on life science tools and oncology, and helps those companies obtain seed and Series A financing. LinkedIn
 

Mike Nelson
Mike Nelson
VP of IoT Security, DigiCert
Mike Nelson is the VP of Healthcare and Transportation. With a deep understanding of the healthcare industry and information technology, Mike oversees strategy for the growing healthcare and automotive business at DigiCert. LinkedIn
 

Nathan Brown
Nathan Brown
Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Nathan has a background working in the FDA and currently advises health industry participants and providers on a range of topics within the fields of regulation, compliance and policy. LinkedIn
 

Ned Scheetz
Ned Scheetz
Managing Director, Aphelion Capital
Ned, founder of Aphelion Capital, LLC, has over 20 years of healthcare investing experience with a focus in emerging medical technology companies. LinkedIn
 

Neda Amidi
Neda Amidi
, Plug and Play
Neda Amidi serves as a Partner and Global Head of Health at Plug & Play. She leads investments in digital health and biotech startup companies. She is responsible for global partnerships with corporations including Johnson & Johnson and Cleveland Clinic. LinkedIn
 

Nicholas Mourlas
Nicholas Mourlas
Senior Director New Ventures, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
At J&J Innovation, California, Nick focuses on medical device innovation in support of the general surgery, orthopedics, and cardiology businesses by identifying licensing, collaboration and investment opportunities. LinkedIn
 

Nicole Osmer
Nicole Osmer
Founder, Health+Commerce
In 2007, Nicole started a medtech public relations consultancy, which became Health+Commerce. Health+Commerce provides public relations, branding and digital marketing/social media support to clients ranging from startups to established industry leaders. LinkedIn
 

Nissim Hadar
Nissim Hadar
VP of Technology, Surgical Theater
Nissim is a veteran of the lifes cience industry, with 15 years of experience covering medical technology development, corporate leadership and investment management. LinkedIn
 

Noam Krantz
Noam Krantz
Vice President, Johnson & Johnson
Noam Krantz leads Business Development at Ethicon Inc, Johnson & Johnson’s surgical division. LinkedIn
 

Noel Jee
Noel Jee
Associate, Illumina Ventures
Noel is the first associate at Illumina Ventures and brings experience in market research, due diligence, and strategy development for companies in the life science industry. LinkedIn
 

Norm Gitis
Norm Gitis
Device Screening Committee, Life Science Angels
Experienced in starting, funding, growing and high-ROI exiting high-tech and medtech companies with worldwide sales. LinkedIn
 

Pat McGinnis
Pat McGinnis
Medical Director, Humana
Accomplished physician, hospital and business executive, USAF flight surgeon and former NASA flight surgeon, who applies broad clinical knowledge and healthcare information technology experience to leadership, consulting, and innovation. LinkedIn
 

Patrick Brennan
Patrick Brennan
Associate Vice President, AdvaMed Accel, AdvaMed
Patrick is Associate Vice President for AdvaMed Accel, where he is responsible for representing the interests of small medical technology companies through policy development, advocacy initiatives, networking opportunities and educational offerings. LinkedIn
 

Patrick Souki
Patrick Souki
Associate at Bristol Capital Advisors, Bristol Companies
Patrick works as an Associate at an investment fund based in Los Angeles where they're opportunistic investors that are industry-agnostic focused on deep value, as well as small cap companies and late-stage private companies on the path to becoming public LinkedIn
 

Patterson Shafer
Patterson Shafer
Managing Director, Grant Thornton
Patterson has supported R&D and supply chain clients in pharma, med device and biologics companies for many years. His expertise includes performance/product lifecycle measurement; quality, knowledge, and contract management; and biological reengineering. LinkedIn
 

Paul Grand
Paul Grand
CEO, MedTech Innovator
Paul Grand founded and has managed MedTech Innovator since 2013. He spent eleven years as Managing Director for RCT Ventures, and he co-founded several life science and tech startups. LinkedIn
 

Paul Kessler
Paul Kessler
Principal, Portfolio Manager and Founder of Bristol Capital Advisors, Bristol Companies
Mr. Kessler has broad experience in finance, actively sourcing and identifying investment opportunities, and negotiating, structuring and re-structuring investment transactions with emerging growth public companies. LinkedIn
 

Peter Boyd
Peter Boyd
VP Business Development, Edwards Lifesciences
Peter Boyd is an entrepreneurial, analytical, and action-oriented business professional with a diverse background and experience helping companies develop and execute the strategic plans necessary to generate rapid growth. LinkedIn
 

Peter Socarras
Peter Socarras
Senior Director, Intelectual Property, Nevro Corp.
At Nevro, Peter is responsible for developing and implementing an IP strategy to protect Nevro's core technology, as well as increase and drive value from the company’s IP assets. He works with and advises the company’s executive team on all IP matters. LinkedIn
 

Peter Stebbins
Peter Stebbins
VP, Business Development, J&J Innovation, Johnson & Johnson
I have been fortunate to serve in a range of functions (Operations, Sales, Marketing, Business Development/M&A, and Strategy) across J&J's medical device businesses, including Surgery (Ethicon), Ortho (Mitek, DePuy Synthes) and Neuro (Codman neurosurgery, LinkedIn
 

Philip Devlin
Philip Devlin
Chief Business Officer, Senior Vice President, Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.
Philip overseen corporate strategy and corporate development as well as managing the company's incubation/ accelerator business, co-development with strategic partners, and IP development and licensing. LinkedIn
 

Pierre del Moral
Pierre del Moral
Sequencing Solutions Specialist, Roche
A dedicated professional with extensive experience in the life sciences industry serving in laboratory, technical service, sales support, and marketing roles. He holds an MBA and PhD in Molecular Biology from USC. LinkedIn
 

Pini Ben-Elazar
Pini Ben-Elazar
, Mor Research Applications
Pini serves as Mor’s CEO since 2003 and under his guidance the company has created over 60 medical startups and expended the Physician’s Research funds division from 70 funds to 700. LinkedIn
 

Poorya Sabounchi
Poorya Sabounchi
Startup Coach, Illumina Inc
Poorya specializes in work related to BioMEMS, nanotech devices, bioengineering, and electronic packaging and cooling. His specialties include competitive analysis, micro-fabrication, and analytical programming. LinkedIn
 

Pradnya Parulekar
Pradnya Parulekar
Key Accounts Manager, NuSil Technology
My experience in device launch spans from Market Research, R&D designing, prototyping, process manufacturing, regulatory and sales, working for and with a variety of large and small medical companies. LinkedIn
 

Pratap Khanwilkar
Pratap Khanwilkar
VP, Product Development, InCube Labs
Pratap is a serial medtech entrepreneur who has founded 8 companies, three of which operate and generate revenue, one of which he grew and sold as CEO to a public company. LinkedIn
 

Praveen Raja
Praveen Raja
VP, Technology Development & Introduction, PATH
Praveen's focus has been on medical leadership and innovation in digital health, medical technology, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. He has developed and led high performing teams within both innovative tech start-ups and global corporations. LinkedIn
 

Probir Das
Probir Das
Chairman & Managing Director, Terumo
Apart from being the Chairman and Managing Director of Terumo Asia Pacific, Probir is the founding Director of Medical Technology Association of India (MTaI). He has 20 years of leadership experience for large medical devices multinationals across Asia. LinkedIn
 

Rachel Rea
Rachel Rea
Director, Medtronic
Rachel is in the Mergers and Acquisitions division at Medtronic. LinkedIn
 

Ramesh Trivedi
Ramesh Trivedi
Investor, Member, Life Science Angels, Palo Alto. California
Ramesh Trivedi, PhD, MBA, has 30+ years experience in life sciences as the CEO, member of Board of Directors & President of early stage private as well as Public companies. He is a full-time Investor in medical technology, digital health and genome. LinkedIn
 

Raymond Briscuso
Raymond Briscuso
Managing Producer, The MedTech Conference
Ray is responsible for The MedTech Conference, an event that is hosted annually by the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed). Ray was also formerly the CEO & Managing Partner of the Life Sciences Conference Group. LinkedIn
 

Renee Ryan
Renee Ryan
Vice President, Johnson & Johnson
Renee Ryan, Vice President, Venture Investments, joined Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JJDC, Inc. (JJDC) in 2011. She is based in Silicon Valley, California and primarily supports the strategic investment activities in medical devices. LinkedIn
 

Richard Abraham
Richard Abraham
Technical Director, Nordson Medical
Beginning with the original Meditech division of Boston Scientific, Richard has worked on the design, development, and manufacturing of minimally invasive medical devices for over 35 years. LinkedIn
 

Richard Beberman
Richard Beberman
Advisor, Digital Health
Rick has been in digital health for 12 years. He co-founded a clinical decision support software company and has worked as a venture capitalist. Rick currently does independent advisory work in digital health. LinkedIn
 

Richard Morganstern
Richard Morganstern
Principal, RM Ventures
Richard Morganstern was the former Managing Partner of a Beverly Hills based intellectual property and business litigation and counseling law firm. He was also the former Chairman of a NASD licensed investment-banking firm. LinkedIn
 

Robert Plush
Robert Plush
Customer Program Manager, Smith and Nephew
Robert has spent his career commercializing technologies. Currently, Robert directs US market development for Blue Belt Technologies, with the responsibility for the US sales of the knee implant business. Blue Belt was recently acquired by Smith and Nephe LinkedIn
 

Robert Tucci
Robert Tucci
Member Director, Texas Halo Fund
Robert directs investments within the biotechnology, life sciences and energy sectors at the Texas Halo Fund. Among other credentials, he also serves on the Board of Directors at Adient Medical, and is a General Manager at Yardley Group. LinkedIn
 

Romain Bruel
Romain Bruel
Business Development Director, CTS
Throughout his career Romain Lortille Bruel worked for the creation and quality of employment in Quebec in different sectors, including financial, governmental and associative. LinkedIn
 

Rona Samler
Rona Samler
Executive Vice President Business Development, RAMOT at Tel Aviv University
Rona Samler is a veteran of creating and leading biomedical technological innovation and entrepreneurship to build businesses that capitalize on high growth opportunities. LinkedIn
 

Russell Ivanhoe
Russell Ivanhoe
Consultant / Advisor, Studio9
Dr. Ivanhoe joined Velomedix as a consultant in 2012 and as CMO in 2013. Prior to that, Dr. Ivanhoe was the CEO of Vida Systems, Inc. a medical education software company developing surgical training systems and interactive health educational software. LinkedIn
 

Ryota Umegaki
Ryota Umegaki
Manager, Nipro
Ryota is a manager at Nipro Medical Corporation. LinkedIn
 

Sandeep Burugupalli
Sandeep Burugupalli
Business Strategist, TMCx
His past experience at TMCx, Massachusetts General Hospital and HITLAB have provided him with expertise specifically in healthcare innovation strategy, design thinking, business model innovation, and emerging technology. LinkedIn
 

Scott Davie
Scott Davie
Senior Director of Research and Development, Medtronic
Diverse medical device director creating and leading teams to deliver innovative, complex, high quality systems through conceptualization to market launch. Successful R&D organizational leadership in company environments, domestic & expatriate assignments LinkedIn
 

Scott Thielman
Scott Thielman
Founder and CTO, Product Creation Studio
Scott leads electronics technology by bringing products to life. As an accomplished mechanical engineer, Scott has extensive R&D experience including mechanism design, enclosure design, system modeling, software, electronic circuits, and board layout. LinkedIn
 

Sean Coyer
Sean Coyer
Corporate Strategy and Product Director, W. L. Gore
Sean specializes in identifying technologies with commercial potential to emerging markets, creating business strategies and roadmaps, and directing the resulting product and business development efforts for medical and life sciences applications. LinkedIn
 

Seth Kaufman
Seth Kaufman
Director, Clinical Affairs, Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc.
Seth has 17+ years of life science industry experience focusing primarily on clinical research. He has worked for numerous sponsors, consulted for a “Big 4”, and has past experience in epidemiological research with the US Department of Defense. LinkedIn
 

Shailendra Mahajan
Shailendra Mahajan
Managing Director, Maxim Ventures
Shailendra Mahajan is co-founder and Managing Director of Maxim Ventures. He was featured in '15 Smart People in healthcare' ,a 2018 report by CB Insights. Over the past 25 years, he has acquired broad experience in system design, sales, strategic marketi LinkedIn
 

Shelly Fleisher
Shelly Fleisher
Medical Account Manager, Molex
Shelly's goals include being a valued partner to my customers and proposing solutions to help drive innovation. She represents Molex and Phillips-Medisize who support electronics, drug delivery, and next gen technologies everyday. LinkedIn
 

Shingo Ishii
Shingo Ishii
Senior Manager Medical Business Development, Fujikura
Shingo Ishii is the group leader of Fujikura’s medical business development division and has helped promote the company to its success today. LinkedIn
 

Shiva Sharareh
Shiva Sharareh
Executive Director R&D and Manufacturing, Concept to Launch
Shiva is a driven senior executive and entrepreneur with a strong background in both start-up and large established organizations. She has a successful track record of managing products from concept to launch on a global level. LinkedIn
 

Stacy Feld
Stacy Feld
Senior Director, Consumer Scientific Innovation, Johnson & Johnson Innovations
Stacy is passionate about accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship in the consumer health ecosystem. For nearly two decades, she has been a leader in translating innovative science into transformative commercial solutions for the health consumer. LinkedIn
 

Stan Rowe
Stan Rowe
Chief Scientific Officer, Edwards Lifesciences
Stan is an innovator, developing new therapies and products in cardiovascular medicine for 30+ years. He is the cofounder of NXT Biomedical and previous Chief Scientific Officer of Edward Lifesciences. LinkedIn
 

Stefanie Dhanda
Stefanie Dhanda
Senior Director, Consumer Scientific Innovation, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Stefanie leads Consumer sector efforts to manage a portfolio of innovative external partnerships, collaborations and investments, which currently reach across a variety of broad and diverse sectors. LinkedIn
 

Stephen Ralph
Stephen Ralph
Innovation Marketing Leader, W. L. Gore & Associates
Stephen Ralph is a global visionary marketing executive within the medical device and healthcare industry with strong business and clinical accruement in innovation and commercialization spanning 20 plus years. LinkedIn
 

Susan Morano
Susan Morano
Vice President Business Development, Medical Devices, Johnson & Johnson
As Vice President of Business Development and a member of the Medical Devices Group Operating Committee, Susan has responsibility for licensing & acquisitions for the Medical Devices Group. LinkedIn
 

Susan Moreira
Susan Moreira
, MedWorld Advisors
Driven, collaborative R&D executive whose leadership is evidenced by industry leading ophthalmic devices, exploration and execution of winning single use product strategy, development of disruptive technology and a solid IP portfolio. LinkedIn
 

Tamara Reynolds
Tamara Reynolds
OT-GPS Principal, Public Sector Advisory, Grant Thornton
Tamara Reynolds has more than 15 years of diverse leadership and management consulting experience. LinkedIn
 

Tamara StClaire
Tamara StClaire
Former CIO, Xerox Healthcare
Former Chief Innovation Officer and Managing Director at Xerox Healthcare with over two decades of experience in the healthcare space. Tamara is passionate about preventing stagnation within healthcare by building networks and business connections. LinkedIn
 

Tamara Syrek Jensen
Tamara Syrek Jensen
Director, Coverage Analysis Group, CMS
Tamara is Acting Director of the Coverage and Analysis Group at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Tamara became the Director of the Coverage and Analysis Group in the Centers for Clinical Standards and Quality at CMS in March 2014. LinkedIn
 

Tamir Meiri
Tamir Meiri
Business Analyst, Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JJDC, Inc.
Tamir is the Business Analyst for Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc (JJDC), the corporate venture arm of Johnson & Johnson, tasked with supporting the investment process from top to bottom, in Israel, Europe and the US. LinkedIn
 

Terry Sisco
Terry Sisco
Co-Founder, MS2 - Miller Sisco Medical Solutions
Terry is the Co-Founder of MS2 (Miller Sisco Medical Solutions), a medical device distributor. MS2 is Zimmer Biomet Spine's exclusive distributor for Northern California, Northern Nevada, and Oregon. Prior to forming MS2, Terry held multiple sales and s LinkedIn
 

Thomas Kluz
Thomas Kluz
Venture Capital Investor, Qualcomm Life Fund, dRx Capital, and Providence Ventures
Thomas focuses on investing in digital health care companies. Thomas is also a General Partner at dRx Capital, a joint venture investment company launched by Novartis and Qualcomm. As part of these roles, Thomas strives to catalyze the success of digital LinkedIn
 

Tiffany Wilson
Tiffany Wilson
CEO, Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI)
Tiffany Wilson joined the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) in 2011 and was quickly promoted to Executive Director. Her strong background in medical devices and commitment to fostering innovation have propelled her into the national spotlight. LinkedIn
 

Tim Hay
Tim Hay
Media Strategist, Health+Commerce
Tim Hay is a media strategist for Health+Commerce and a former Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal reporter, where he covered life science business news, focusing on startups and venture capital firms. LinkedIn
 

Todd Ebert
Todd Ebert
President and CEO, Healthcare Supply Chain Association
Todd Ebert is a nationally recognized supply chain leader, a group purchasing industry expert, and a registered pharmacist with more than 30 years of healthcare experience. LinkedIn
 

Todd Mekjian
Todd Mekjian
Product Manager, Verily Life Sciences
 

Todd Merchak
Todd Merchak
Program Specialist, National Institute of Health
For the past 14 years, Todd has been managing the NIH (Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering) Small Business programs. He also helps lead the Institute's strategic partnership activities and serves as a liaison for health disparities research. LinkedIn
 

Tom Rosenthal
Tom Rosenthal
Former Chief Administrative Officer, UCLA Health
Tom is a urologist and was formerly the CMO at UCLA. His accomplishments included substantial growth in the clinical program, achieving competitive NIH funding for clinical trials in transplantation to UCLA, and achieving significant researching funding. LinkedIn
 

Tom Sudow
Tom Sudow
Director of Business Development GCIC & GHIA, Cleveland Clinic
Tom helps bioscience and medical device companies achieve growth in Northeast Ohio. Prior to his time at Cleveland Clinic, he built his expertise working in the international bioscience industry. LinkedIn
 

Tracy MacNeal
Tracy MacNeal
CMO & EVP of Corporate Development, Ximedica
Tracy serves to identify, complete, and integrate the company’s acquisitions into a sustainable and profitable strategy, supporting its overall growth. Tracy brings over 20 years in building healthcare businesses both organically and through M&A. LinkedIn
 

Trevor Symons
Trevor Symons
Senior Vice President, GQR Global Markets
Trevor is the senior VP within Life Sciences in New York, specializing in biotech and pharma. He is experienced in placing talent into investment banking within the quantitative analytics space and pairing skilled individuals within the medical industry. LinkedIn
 

Uri Greenwald
Uri Greenwald
Associate, WSGR
Uri is an associate of WSGR, where he leverages his background/expertise as a trained physician and general surgeon to build strong, valuable patent portfolios for medical device, pharmaceutical, and life science companies at all stages of development. LinkedIn
 

Varvara Russkova
Varvara Russkova
VC investing, GVA Capital
Varvara Russkova is a ventured capitalist, blockchain hedge fund manager, and an expert in business development who previously founded a medical device startup. LinkedIn
 

Vinod Mahendroo
Vinod Mahendroo
Investor, Board Member, Advisor, Life Science Angels, H2Optx, Flock
Early stage company angel investor (18 investments and counting, more than half in Life Sciences), Board Member & Advisor. Vinod is a member at Band of Angels and LSA, a mentor for founders at StartX, and the CEO of two VC-backed start-ups. LinkedIn
 

Wally Kuhns
Wally Kuhns
Trainer and Facilitator, The Leadership Edge
Wally has an extensive background in human resources and works closely with executives and teams to increase performance and drive change. He facilitates teams through strategic discussions, organizational change and increasing their performance. LinkedIn
 

Yousuf Mazhar
Yousuf Mazhar
, TeamFund
With 20 years of experience identifying, investing-in and developing companies in the healthcare industry, Yousuf is recognized for his expertise in operations, finance, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and reimbursement. LinkedIn
 

Zach Rothstein
Zach Rothstein
Associate Vice President, Technology and Regulatory Affairs, AdvaMed
At AdvaMed, Zach advocates for medical device regulatory policies that are predictable and science-based. He also has a background in product development counseling in the digital health space while at Samsung Electronics. LinkedIn