Judging Panel

 

Aki Maeda
Aki Maeda
Senior Manager, Teijin Pharma Ltd.
Heads medical device strategic alliances, especially for home healthcare, with potential partners, such as technology license, joint R&D, clinical study in Japan, regulatory process, reimbursement strategy & product distribution, between Teijin & startups 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
 

Albert Baker
Albert Baker
Corp. Dir. Innovation and Life Sciences, Hackensack Meridian
Albert Baker is the Corporate Director of Hackensack Meridian Health’s Life Sciences and Innovation sector. He has been driving innovation system-wide and building an investment portfolio. LinkedIn
 

Alex Joseph
Alex Joseph
Group Leader - Integrated Mechanical Sytems, Cambridge Consultants
 

Alex Shen
Alex Shen
Manager, Kite Pharma
Alex was previously the Managing Director of the Business of Science Center (BSC), Entrepreneur in Residence at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, and a Partner at the Business of Science Accelerator. 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
 

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
 

Andrea Cotton
Andrea Cotton
, Cambridge Consultants
 

Andrew Fielding
Andrew Fielding
Portfolio Manager, Outcomes Fund
Andrew Fielding is a Los Angeles based investor and entrepreneur. He currently serves as the lead venture investor for Outcomes Fund, a single family office with a focus on digital health and enterprise software companies. P LinkedIn
 

Andrew Frink
Andrew Frink
Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Proxima CRO
 

Andrew Savarese
Andrew Savarese
Vice President, Surgical Robotics and Advanced Surgical Systems, Cambridge Consultants
Experienced Medical Technology Sales and Business Development professional with a demonstrated history of working with novel technologies in the surgical robotics and manufacturing industry. Skilled in Oncologic and Soft Tissue Surgery, Brain, & Spine. 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
 

Anjali Pathak
Anjali Pathak
VC Analyst, Pureland Venture
 

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 Osdoit
Anne Osdoit
Venture Consultant, Sofinnova Partners
Anne Osdoit is a Venture Consultant with Sofinnova Partners, working on the medtech deal flow, and a partner at MD Start. Anne joined MD Start after spending almost 10 years developing Mauna Kea Technologies. LinkedIn
 

Ashley Wittorf
Ashley Wittorf
Executive Director, AdvaMed Accel
Ashley Wittorf is executive director of AdvaMed Accel and joined AdvaMed in 2012 after nearly a decade in business development and engineering roles in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Wittorf holds a master’s degree in bioengineering and LinkedIn
 

Ashley Wittorf
Ashley Wittorf
Resident Operating Partner, Revival Healthcare Capital
Ashley Wittorf brings nearly 20 years of industry experience rooted in commercialization strategy, business and product development, and leadership in building partnerships across industry, government, and the investment community. 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
 

Avi Roop
Avi Roop
Managing Director, RCT Ventures
Twenty-two years in surgical and interventional device markets: eleven years at 2 large-caps, eleven years at 6 start-ups, three exits. Fifteen years in customer-facing roles spanning senior management, corporate marketing, and product development. LinkedIn
 

Ben Lenail
Ben Lenail
member, HealthTech Capital
Ben Lenail, based in Palo Alto, CA, is a founding officer of ALD Connect, a research consortium focused on the neuro-metabolic disease X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD).Ben is currently Director of Business Development at Alta Devices, a solar energ LinkedIn
 

Benoit Larose
Benoit Larose
Vice-president, MEDEC
Benoit has nearly 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, having been engaged in medical supplies distribution, medical devices development & sales, pharmaceutical sales & business development and biotech financing. LinkedIn
 

Bernard Kirsch
Bernard Kirsch
President, Angels Santé
Bernard Kirsch is president of Angels Sante the largest early stage network in Europe. He got engineering, business and private equity degrees and spent most of his career around technologies and transformation at L'Oreal. Team member of L'Oréal CVC, he i 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
 

Biten Kathrani
Biten Kathrani
Head of R&D APAC, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care
Medtech R&D with 25+ years experience in leading R&D organizations, technology and innovation stApzc and Globalrategies with Ip management n strategic partnerships. Passiobatedriver of Digital health technologies and business model innovations.Leadersh LinkedIn
 

Bob Kroslowitz
Bob Kroslowitz
CEO, Berlin Heart
Bob KroslowitzPresident and CEO, Berlin Heart Inc.Bob Kroslowitz serves as the President and CEO of Berlin Heart Inc. and is responsible for the company’s business interests in the US, Canada, Mexico, While managing the continued growth of the company LinkedIn
 

Bradley Stewart
Bradley Stewart
Senior Technical Director, Jabil
 

Brent Stellburg
Brent Stellburg
Business Unit Director, Jabil
 

Brian Benson
Brian Benson
VP, Strategic Alliances, MedTech Innovator
 

Brian Chen
Brian Chen
Manager, Health Economics & Market Access, Johnson & Johnson
Brian Chen is passionate about bringing healthcare innovation into market by addressing evidence and reimbursement needs. He is a statistician by training with an entrepreneurial and enterprising personality. LinkedIn
 

Brian Hakim
Brian Hakim
Director, International Business Development, MedTecX
Brian Hakim, MS, MBA, is in charge of business development for MedTecX, a global medtech accelerator based in Shanghai, China. MedTecX creates solutions centered around major diseases with unmet needs. LinkedIn
 

Brian Pfister
Brian Pfister
Senior Vice President, The Conafay Group
 

Brian Wong
Brian Wong
MedTech Analyst, ximedica
As Ximedica's Sr. MedTech Analyst, Brian leverages a unique bag of academic and professional engineering experience together. LinkedIn
 

Bryan Clark
Bryan Clark
R&D Fellow, Boston Scientific
Bryan Clark is a Fellow in Corporate Research at Boston Scientific. 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
 

Carlo Stimamiglio
Carlo Stimamiglio
Partner, Alira Health
 

Cheryl Goodwin
Cheryl Goodwin
Global Business Unit Director, Jabil
As a global business leader in a technology services company, with degrees in biomedical engineering and experience in many different facets of the medical device and diagnostics industry, Cheryl Goodwin, PhD is an advocate for innovators as they bring t 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 Hardesty
Chris Hardesty
Director, Healthcare & Life Sciences,
 

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 Neil
Chris Neil
SVP / Head of, Maxim Ventures
Chris Neil is the Senior Vice President of New Ventures, a new organization tasked with investigating, seeding, and building new businesses that leverage Maxim’s core semiconductor business and know-how. LinkedIn
 

Christian Haller
Christian Haller
, Lifeline Medical
 

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
 

Christopher Hall
Christopher Hall
Commercial Director, Marula Health
 

Christos Monovoukas
Christos Monovoukas
VP, Global M&A and Business Development, Olympus
Leads Olympus Medical M&A and business development function. LinkedIn
 

CJ Chen
CJ Chen
, Baxter
Expertise in commercial and operational strategy including portfolio optimization, distribution management, business development and licensing. LinkedIn
 

Claudio Giuliano
Claudio Giuliano
, Innogest Capital
Claudio is passionate about partnering with entrepreneurs to build great companies. He has a deep belief in innovation and entrepreneurship as a force for good, and is focused on building breakthrough platforms in Cardiovascular and Metabolic diseases. LinkedIn
 

Connor Remaley
Connor Remaley
Director, Global Partnerships, Greenlight Guru
Connor Remaley is the Director of Global Partnerships at Greenlight Guru, the only medical device success platform designed specifically for the medical device industry. Connor joined Greenlight Guru in 2015 to spearhead the inception of Greenlight Guru's LinkedIn
 

Conor Mulcahy
Conor Mulcahy
Senior Director of R&D, Jabil
Conor Mulcahy is the Sr. Director R&D at Jabil Healthcare. He joined in 2008 and is responsible for strategic development projects for the Pharmaceutical Delivery Systems sector, specifically around patient administered injection and inhalation drug deli LinkedIn
 

Dan Liu
Dan Liu
Strategist, Siemens Healthineers
 

Daniel Teo
Daniel Teo
Managing Partner, Hunniwell Lake Ventures
Daniel is Managing Partner at Hunniwell Lake Ventures. He was a career CFO/COO who has directly led 29 investments, totaling more than $500 million. He has been involved in the medical devices space since 2007 and was most recently, the CFO of Reach Surg LinkedIn
 

Danny Soon
Danny Soon
Senior Director, HBM, BMRC, Singapore-Stanford Biodesign
 

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 Capes
David Capes
VP R&D, Greater Asia, BD
David is a proven medical product development and innovation leader with over 31 years of experience in the biomedical device industry. He has broad experience gained from responsibility for a range of roles in addition to R&D, including general managemen LinkedIn
 

David Maltz
David Maltz
Managing Partner, 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
 

Deborah Zajac
Deborah Zajac
Director, Touchdown Ventures
 

DeChane Dorsey
DeChane Dorsey
Executive Director, AdvaMed Accel, AdvaMed
DeChane Dorsey is currently Executive Director of AdvaMed Accel at AdvaMed. LinkedIn
 

Deep Tankha
Deep Tankha
Sr. Director Marketing, Boston Scientific
 

Dennis Shen
Dennis Shen
Executive Advisor, Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association
 

Desmond Nation
Desmond Nation
Business and Venture Development, UnitedHealth Group R&D Ventures
Result-Driven Business Professional with over ten years of extensive experience evaluating complex business models, launching new products, and executing intricate transactions. LinkedIn
 

Diana Saraceni
Diana Saraceni
, Panakes Partners
Diana is General Partner and co-founder at Panakes Partners, an investment company focused on Innovative Early Stage Medical companies, all over Europe and more particularly in Italy. 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
 

Elane Zelcer
Elane Zelcer
Founder, BioConsult Pty Ltd
Elane has academic, executive management, director, and management consulting experience in life sciences and medical technologies. Her experience includes private sector (SME & multinational companies), universities, Cooperative Research Centres, and Fe LinkedIn
 

Elpis Barons
Elpis Barons
Director, Barons Medical Consulting Pty Ltd
Elpis Barons is a highly accomplished healthcare research executive and entrepreneur with proven leadership skills and extensive experience building, operating and leading large, complex clinical studies, supporting scientific strategy, and providing over LinkedIn
 

Enda Kenny
Enda Kenny
Director, Metaphase Ltd
Enda is a product development executive with 30+ years of project and general management experience in the Medtech and pharma industries. LinkedIn
 

Eran Toledo
Eran Toledo
CTO & EVP, Sanara Ventures
 

Eric Schaefer
Eric Schaefer
Venture Development, UnitedHealth Group R&D
Broad experience in multiple sectors of health care (provider, payer, supplier). Served as adviser to multiple start-ups. Skilled in strategic planning, financial modeling and market analysis. LinkedIn
 

Eric Sugalski
Eric Sugalski
President & CEO, Archimedic
As President and Founder of Archimedic, Eric Sugalski drives processes to attract and retain top talent and great clients while maintaining an active role in the product development process. LinkedIn
 

Erich Stein
Erich Stein
Director, Jabil
 

Esther Chin
Esther Chin
Marketing Manager, Boston Scientific
 

Fabio La Mola
Fabio La Mola
Partner, L.E.K. Consulting Pte Ltd
Fabio has over 20 years of experience working with clients to diagnose, design and implement strategies and organizations in Medtech and Healthtech in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas He is Executive Director of the L.E.K. APAC Life Sciences Centr LinkedIn
 

Fatima Khan
Fatima Khan
, Boston Scientific
 

Filippo Pendin
Filippo Pendin
Associate II, Alira Health
Filippo Pendin, MSc, graduated in economics from the University of Padua, Italy, before completing his studies with a MSc in Strategy and Finance from the Catholica Business School, Portugal. LinkedIn
 

Fredrik Nyberg
Fredrik Nyberg
, MedTech Innovator
 

Gabriel Sim
Gabriel Sim
Director, Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association
 

Gabriele Brambilla
Gabriele Brambilla
CEO, Alira Health
Runs Alira Health’s US location in Boston. Has run strategy projects in fluid management, medical imaging and infection control. Has developed a strong expertise in the medical device contract manufacturing market and has executed many M&A projects. LinkedIn
 

Gary Haywood
Gary Haywood
Business Development, Design & Industry
Gary Haywood is Business Development Manager for Design & Industry, Australia’s largest and leading product design and development studio. D+I’s team of over 40 designers and engineers conduct in excess of 160 development projects a year for global corpo LinkedIn
 

Gary JONES
Gary JONES
Founder / CEO, FLEDGE Innovation Labs
Gary is a technology commercialisation professional who brings significant experience to roles such as Company Director, Non-Executive Director, Advisory Board Member, Independent Expert and Mentor.Gary has a broad and deep understanding of the techno LinkedIn
 

George Ayd
George Ayd
Assistant Vice President, Medmarc
George been the Assistant Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at Medmarc Insurance Company for over 10 years. Medmarc is the superior provider of liability insurance and related risk management solutions for the medtech industry. 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
 

Gordon Elliott
Gordon Elliott
Technology Transfer Manager MedTech, Trinity College Dublin
 

Gordon Saul
Gordon Saul
Executive Director, Stanford Biodesign
 

Gordon Schatz
Gordon Schatz
, Schatz Reimbursement Strategies
 

Graham Harvey
Graham Harvey
Principal, ARCON Insurance Brokers
 

Gyan Kapur
Gyan Kapur
Vice President, Activate Venture Partners
Mr. Gyan Kapur is the Vice President of Activate Venture Partners. Prior to joining Activate, Gyan worked with Activate’s predecessor fund - Milestone Venture Partners and graduated from the MBA program at the Wharton School of Business. LinkedIn
 

Hajime Oshita
Hajime Oshita
President & CEO, MedVenture Partners, Inc.
 

Hattie Liversidge
Hattie Liversidge
Director of Project Management, Experien Group
 

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
 

Hrishikesh Deo
Hrishikesh Deo
Senior Director (Business Development), PENTAX Medical
Dr. Hrishikesh Deo received his B.Tech from IIT Bombay (2001) and PhD from M.I.T. (2006) in mechanical engineering. LinkedIn
 

Ian Burgess
Ian Burgess
CEO, Medical Technology Association of Australia
An experienced CEO and Director, skilled in growing businesses and not for profit organisations in challenging environments. Strong track record of conceiving, developing and implementing innovative strategic solutions in uniquely complex situations. 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
 

Imran Hamid
Imran Hamid
Senior Director, New Ventures & Transactions, Johnson & Johnson
Dr. Hamid has a broad range of experience including start-up and corporate fundraising, expertise across healthcare,digital, and bio-pharma M&A, licensing and deal experience spanning pre-revenue, growth stage andmature companies and opportunities. LinkedIn
 

Irit Yaniv
Irit Yaniv
Chairperson, Almeda Ventures
Dr. Yaniv is an experienced and accomplished and senior executive in the life sciences industry; e.g. medical devices and bio-pharma, with 15 years of progressively increasing responsibilities in this field including entrepreneurship, successes in managin 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, Axogen
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
 

Israel Raz
Israel Raz
Partner, Extera Partners
Israel Raz is an accomplished Senior Executive with over 20 years of global experience leading new market development, marketing strategy, product development, portfolio management, & business development. 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
 

Jacqueline Phillips
Jacqueline Phillips
Medical Director - Pediatric Product Development, Johnson & Johnson
 

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
 

Jamie Stanistreet
Jamie Stanistreet
Senior Advisor, BioConnexUS
Experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the medical device industry. Skilled in Medical Devices , Marketing, Cross-functionalTeams and leadership ,graduated from Shore school 1971 . 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
 

Jangela Shumskas
Jangela Shumskas
, BARDA DRIVe
Jangela creates programs that move revolutionary technologies to market. She currently serves as a Senior Consultant to the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Division of Research Innovation and Ventures (DRIVe) LinkedIn
 

Jason Petker
Jason Petker
Sr. Director Business Development, Jabil
 

Jasper Cao
Jasper Cao
BD Director, Align Technology
 

Jaya Ramakrishnan
Jaya Ramakrishnan
Marketing Director Interventional Cardiology APAC, Boston Scientific
 

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
 

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
 

Jeffery Sheldon
Jeffery Sheldon
General Partner & Managing Director, CitareTx Investment Partners
With over 33 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
 

Jeffrey Blank
Jeffrey Blank
Managing Director, Treehouse Health
J.D. is Managing Director at TreeHouse Health where he leads business development and is responsible for executing investments in portfolio companies. LinkedIn
 

Jemima Escamilla
Jemima Escamilla
Consultant, RCT
Jemima identifies and analyzes various project opportunities through research and clinical relationships and is instrumental in moving the process of product selection & development forward. 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
 

Jessica Kenyon
Jessica Kenyon
Senior Vice President, Conafay Group
Jessica Kenyon has 18 years of experience with the development of advanced medical technology, with special expertise in the federal research and acquisition. LinkedIn
 

Jessica Richter
Jessica Richter
COO, Experien Group
Jessica joined Experien Group in 2017 to expand the firm’s business development activities and to direct strategic growth initiatives. LinkedIn
 

Jill Sorensen
Jill Sorensen
, South Carolina Research Authority
Director, Entrepreneurial Programs and SC Launch, Inc. Executive Director 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
 

Jim Warren
Jim Warren
Business Unit Director, Jabil Healthcare
Jim Warren joined Jabil in 1998 after graduating from the University of Florida with a Finance and Economics degree and continues his education with ASQ as a Black Belt. LinkedIn
 

Jodi Hubler
Jodi Hubler
Managing Director, Lemhi Ventures
Jodi Hubler is widely recognized for her keen insight, direct communication, and skillful stewardship of organizations from incubated start-ups to multi-billion-dollar corporations. Jodi currently serves on the boards of Lemhi Ventures portfolio companies LinkedIn
 

Joe Gordon
Joe Gordon
Vice President of Innovation, Ximedica
 

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 Neilan
John Neilan
Director of New Ventures, Cook Medical
John is currently the Director of New Ventures, Cook Medical, a position he has held since early 2017. Prior to taking on this leadership role John served as Director for Research and Development at Cook Medicals facility in Limerick Ireland. 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
 

John Zimmerman
John Zimmerman
, Nanowear Inc
Dr. John Zimmerman, MD is a cardiologist in Hackensack, New Jersey. LinkedIn
 

Jon Low
Jon Low
Business Development Manager, Amgen
I work in Amgen's Digital Health & Innovation Business Development Group LinkedIn
 

Jonathan Hakim
Jonathan Hakim
Partner, RunYoung TTO
Jonathan Hakim has more than twenty years of experience in Greater China with a focus on Healthcare, Venture Capital and IT. Jonathan is currently a Partner for RunYoung TTO, Vice President of ECM Medical, Founder of Healthcare Drinks, a and sits on the B LinkedIn
 

Jonathan Moskaites
Jonathan Moskaites
Senior Business Development Manager - Diabetes Care, Becton Dickinson
Jonathan joined BD in 2012 and is currently a Senior Business Development Manager in the Diabetes Care business. Jonathan holds a BS in chemical engineering with a double major in economics from Northwestern University. He also holds an MBA from Northwest LinkedIn
 

Jordan Fineberg
Jordan Fineberg
, RTI Surgical
Growth oriented healthcare business leader with a strong track record of delivering results in P&L management, customer engagement, business development and strategic planning. LinkedIn
 

Jordan Milford
Jordan Milford
Director, Business Development and Strategy, Olympus
Jordan is a Director 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
 

Joseph Hale
Joseph Hale
Bakken Medical Devices Center, University of Minnesota
Joseph Hale is a medical device innovator | educator | leader with more than 25 years' experience in academia and industry. His industry experience includes various roles with several start-up and early stage medical device companies. LinkedIn
 

Joseph Hargan Calvopina
Joseph Hargan Calvopina
Senior Program Manager, BIO Ventures for Global Health
Joseph obtained his B.S in Microbiology, and Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from UCLA. While completing his Ph.D. he was actively involved with UCLA’s Business of Science Center, where he led projects that evaluated early-stage technology commercialization. LinkedIn
 

Joseph Mocanu
Joseph Mocanu
Managing Director, Verge Capital Management
 

Joshua Cross
Joshua Cross
Technical Innovator, W. L. Gore
I'm currently a Technical Innovator at W.L. Gore & Associates. Prior to joining W.L. Gore & Associates, I was a Director at First Data Corporation. LinkedIn
 

Joshua Magnuson
Joshua Magnuson
Marketing Manager, Fujikura
Responsible for leveraging the technical expertise and market leadership of Fujikura in semiconductor manufacturing, miniaturization, fiber optics and CMOS for a diverse number of applications within the medical device and medical diagnostic fields LinkedIn
 

JP Daneel
JP Daneel
Business Development Manager, Design + Industry
I graduated from University of Technology Sydney with degrees in Engineering and Finance. I worked for many years in product development as a designer and project manager. For the last 2 years I have represented Design & Industry - Australia's premier ind 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 Ma
Juan Ma
partner, Pureland Venture
 

Juan Roman
Juan Roman
VP Business Development, Ximedica LLC
Juan F Roman PhD, MBA - Medical technology business developer with an international world-class technical and commercial background. 20+years career in MedTech always working in forefront technologies. Started in technology development with the last 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
 

Karl Cazzini
Karl Cazzini
Director R&D, Baxter International
Karl Cazzini is a Director of R&D with responsibility for disposable medical device systems within Baxter’s Renal business areas covering Peritoneal dialysis disposables, Chronic Bloodlines, Dialyzers, catheters and accessories. LinkedIn
 

Kathryn Zavala
Kathryn Zavala
COO and Vice President, MedTech Innovator
 

Kathryne Cooper
Kathryne Cooper
, Consortium for Technology and Innovations
 

Kathy Wang
Kathy Wang
, Baxter
Kathy is responsible for developing and implementing mid to long term critical strategic initiatives to support sustainable growth of Baxter Asia Pacific. LinkedIn
 

Katie Schaaf
Katie Schaaf
General Manager, IVD, NAMSA
In Katie's 20+ years in the medical device and IVD industry, she has built global teams, and partnered with hundreds of companies to help move valuable products to market via hands on and strategic clinical and regulatory support. LinkedIn
 

Kazu Itoi
Kazu Itoi
Technical Marketing Manager, Fujikura America, Inc.
Kazu works on business development for embedding die technology, marketing Fujikura products to the US market (especially in medical area), and involving corporate innovation programs to collaborate with startup companies. LinkedIn
 

Kazuhiro Gono
Kazuhiro Gono
Vice President, Olympus
Manage R&D strategy building and management, innovation management in gastrointestinal endoscopy, general surgery, urology, gynecology, respiratory and ENT as well as open innovation management and technology hunting. LinkedIn
 

Kehinde Majolagbe
Kehinde Majolagbe
Project Manager, W. L. Gore
Kehinde is the project manager for a leading cardiovascular product concept, at W.L. Gore and Associates. He joined Gore after obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. LinkedIn
 

Kelly Ashfield
Kelly Ashfield
, Ximedica
In her role as Director of Program Management and Site Operations, Kelly maintains responsibility for Ximedica’s San Francisco office and ensures program success by providing strategic guidance to clients, program managers and teams. LinkedIn
 

Ken Noonan
Ken Noonan
, Lightstone Ventures Singapore
 

Kenneth Bertram
Kenneth Bertram
Senior Scientist Advisor, Tunnell Govt Services
Senior Scientist Advisor at Tunnell Govt Services in support of MTEC. LinkedIn
 

Kerry Pope
Kerry Pope
Director, Band of CEOs
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 Cheng
Kevin Cheng
Partner, MVM Partners
Kevin joined MVM in 2016. Prior to MVM, he worked across the life science and healthcare sector as a consultant at Bain & Company. Kevin completed his PhD in Oncology at the University of Cambridge. LinkedIn
 

Kevin Coker
Kevin Coker
CEO, Proxima Clinical Research, Inc.
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
 

Kevin Zhang
Kevin Zhang
Partner, Upfront Ventures
Kevin Zhang is a Partner at Upfront Ventures, the largest and longest-serving venture capital firm in Los Angeles investing out of $400 million Fund VI, where he focuses on healthcare, robotics and interactive media. LinkedIn
 

Kiyoshi Miyake
Kiyoshi Miyake
Senior Expert, Technology Scouting and Collaboration, Olympus
 

Koji Nakamura
Koji Nakamura
Technology strategy management, Olympus
 

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
 

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
CEO, Mira Life Science Ventures
Dr. Gehlsen has 30+ years experience working in private and public companies, pharmaceutical product development, medical device development, basic research, clinical development, regulatory affairs, strategic planning, business development, investor rela 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
 

Kwame Ulmer
Kwame Ulmer
, Ulmer Ventures
 

Ky Calder
Ky Calder
Principal, Calder Investment Partners
Angel investor focused on healthcare technology. 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
 

Laura Polson
Laura Polson
Clinical Quality Value Analysis Facilitator, Baptist Health Floyd
Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals Board of Directors- Northeast Region, Clinical Quality value Analysis Facilitator at Baptist Health Floyd for the past 6 years. LinkedIn
 

Lauren Palestrini
Lauren Palestrini
Director of Research, MTEC, USAMRMC
Lauren Palestrini, Ph.D., is the Director of Research at MTEC, where she serves as the lead technology officer within the medical product development activities and oversees the development of technology solutions LinkedIn
 

Laurie Burlingame
Laurie Burlingame
Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
Laurie Burlingame is a partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, in the firm's nationally recognized Life Sciences Practice Group. She represents private and public companies across the spectrum of the life sciences industry. LinkedIn
 

LeAnne Tourtellotte
LeAnne Tourtellotte
Director, Vieo Strategies
Ms. Tourtellotte serves as the Executive Director for Vieo Strategies and is Director of the Midwest Co-Investment Network and is an active Angel Investor. 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
 

Leo Petrossian
Leo Petrossian
,
 

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
 

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

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 Carmel
Lisa Carmel
VP Business Development, Ximedica
As Vice President Business Development, Lisa leads client outreach in medtech and drug delivery on the west coast. 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
 

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
 

Lynn Carney
Lynn Carney
, Medmarc
Lynn is a Manager in the Marketing and Business Development Department at medmarc and also has experience at the Kerxton Insurance Agency. She received a BS in Animal Science at Virginia Tech. 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
 

Maren Nelson
Maren Nelson
Principal, M Nelson Consulting
Maren Nelson is the Principal of M Nelson Consulting, a small consulting firm focused on medical device product development strategy and Quality Management processes. As well, Ms. Nelson is a medical industry mentor in the Washington Innovation Network. LinkedIn
 

Margot Marsden
Margot Marsden
Development Advisor, Enterprise Ireland
Margot is a Senior Development Advisor in the High Potential Start Up Division of Enterprise Ireland and has been working with start-ups from the Irish Lifesciences sector since 2007. LinkedIn
 

Maria D'Azevedo
Maria D'Azevedo
Business Development Associate, Experien Group
 

Mark Jesser
Mark Jesser
VP Strategic Innovation, BD
Mark Jesser is responsible for innovation in BD's medication delivery solutions business unit. He is a creative, driven leader with a proven track record of developing breakthrough products, services and marketing programs that increase revenue and margin 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 Secrest
Mark Secrest
Managing Director, Healthcare Investment Banking, BTIG
Mark Secrest is a Managing Director within BTIG Healthcare Investment Banking, focused on medical devices, life sciences tools and diagnostics companies. 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 Beth Kepler
Mary Beth Kepler
Sr. Director Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Studies, Berlin Heart
Successful in global consultative influence leading companies to establish strategic clinical and regulatory initiatives, develop effective communication with regulatory agencies and key opinion leaders to expedite the product to market approval. 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
 

Masakazu Yagi
Masakazu Yagi
Program Director, Japan Biodesign
 

Masuda Toshiaki
Masuda Toshiaki
, Nipro
Mr. Toshiaki Masuda serves as Managing Director at Nipro Corporation. Mr. Masuda has been Chief of General Research Office and Manager of Planning Development Technology Business Dept at Nipro Corporation since June 2015. 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
 

Meg Steuer
Meg Steuer
Forge North Manager, Greater MSP
As Forge North Manager, Meg supports a coalition of entrepreneurs, investors, makers, collaborators, and allies from all industries working together to make Minnesota the best place in the world to start ventures, solve problems and scale impact. LinkedIn
 

Megan Breitenwischer
Megan Breitenwischer
Assistant Director of Regional Operations, 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
 

Megha Patel
Megha Patel
Business Development Officer, UCLA Technology Development Group
Megha is currently a Business Development Officer at UCLA's TDG. She was previously a Senior Licensing Officer at UC Irvine after which she joined the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as an Attorney and Assistant General Counsel for Global Health. LinkedIn
 

Melissa Diskin
Melissa Diskin
Manager Strategic Innovation, BD
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 Forbis
Michael Forbis
Managing Director, Microtech Ventures
 

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 Neidert
Michael Neidert
VP of Strategic Development, Ximedica
Mike serves as the liaison between our client companies and Ximedica’s product development teams, in particular serving as a strategy consultant resource for our clients. LinkedIn
 

Michael Regner
Michael Regner
Major General - U.S. Marine Corps (Retired), Marine Corps League
Major General Michael R. Regner retired from the United States Marine Corps in 2016. He was commissioned through The Citadel NROTC program in 1976. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Webster University. LinkedIn
 

Michael Shalhoub
Michael Shalhoub
Partner, Goldberg Segalla LLP
Michael Shalhoub is a proven trial lawyer who focuses his practice on product liability defense for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. 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
 

Michele Fowler
Michele Fowler
Director, New Business Development, Johnson & Johnson
Michele Fowler-Stewart is Director, New Business Development in Johnson & Johnson’s Medical Devices group. 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 Billig
Mike Billig
, Experien Group
Mike co-founded Experien Group in 2003 with Darlene Crockett-Billig. His entire 40+ year professional career has been involved with regulatory affairs, quality systems, clinical research, and general management for medical device companies. LinkedIn
 

Mike Clouthier
Mike Clouthier
Vice President, Business Development & Licensing, Medtronic
 

Mike Gillespie
Mike Gillespie
Director, Business Development, Johnson & Johnson
Mr. Gillespie is an accomplished merger and acquisition professional with comprehensive healthcare industry experience and knowledge. As a corporate healthcare M&A executive, Mike has extensive experience in technology scouting, start-up investment, corpo LinkedIn
 

Mike Manteiga
Mike Manteiga
VP Business Development, Ximedica
Michael Manteiga joined ximedica in July of 2108 as Vice President of Business Development and has 24 years of sales leadership experience in the medical device and diagnostics space. 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
 

Mirren Mandalia
Mirren Mandalia
Senior Director, New Ventures & Transactions, Medical Devices, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Johnson & Johnson
Mirren is a Senior Director, New Ventures and Transactions, for Medical Devices based in the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centre in London. LinkedIn
 

Morgan McKeown
Morgan McKeown
Director of Discovery Marketing, Edwards Lifesciences
Morgan McKeown is an experienced medical device professional with expertise in marketing, strategy, product development, and innovation. LinkedIn
 

Nathalie Bloch
Nathalie Bloch
Director of the Innovation Center, Sheba Medical Center
 

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
 

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
 

Nick Tippmann
Nick Tippmann
VP of Marketing, Greenlight Guru
Nick Tippmann is the VP of Marketing at Greenlight Guru, the only quality management software platform designed specifically for medical device companies. 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
 

Nilay Thakar
Nilay Thakar
Associate, ARCH Venture Partners
Nilay Thakar focuses on identifying and evaluating new life sciences technologies and provides operating assistance to early-stage portfolio companies. LinkedIn
 

Nilesh Wadhwa
Nilesh Wadhwa
Director of New Ventures and Transactions, Johnson & Johnson
 

Ning Zhang
Ning Zhang
, Baxter
Ning is the Business Development Director of Asia Pacific at Baxter LinkedIn
 

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

Nobuyoshi Tajima
Nobuyoshi Tajima
Director, Olympus
 

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
 

Noriyuki Hoshikawa
Noriyuki Hoshikawa
, Olympus
 

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
 

Pascal Krotee
Pascal Krotee
Investment Associate, Kairos Ventures
Pascal has been an Investment Associate at Kairos Ventures since 2017. Kairos Ventures invests in groundbreaking research originating from the top minds of academia and industry with the potential of creating world-changing companies. 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
 

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
 

Pavan Choksi
Pavan Choksi
Investment Associate, Arkitekt Ventures
Pavan Choksi is an Investment Associate at Arkitekt Ventures, an early stage healthcare venture fund based in New York City that specializes in investments in novel models of healthcare delivery including digital therapeutics. 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 Hawkes
Peter Hawkes
Head of Business Development APAC, Johnson & Johnson
 

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 Thier
Peter Thier
, Ximedica
 

Philip Devlin
Philip Devlin
Chief Business Officer, Senior Vice President, Health Data Analytics Institute
Philip oversees 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
Senior Marketing Manager - Clinical Genomics - Oncology Testing, Illumina
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
 

Piers Blewett
Piers Blewett
Principal, Schwegman Lundberg and Woessner
Piers A. Blewett is a patent attorney and former Vice President and Chief Counsel at Kimberly-Clark Corporation. He is now Principal at Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner. His current practice includes strategic IP counseling in med devices. 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
 

Prem Tumkosit
Prem Tumkosit
,
Prem Tumkosit is an Investment Principal responsible for identifying and cultivating opportunities across digital health and health information technology. LinkedIn
 

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

Ralph Cardinal
Ralph Cardinal
VP, Asia Pacific R&D, Boston Scientific
Ralph has more than 25 years of medical device experience across many different therapies and areas including cardiac, urology and neuromodulation. He has held leadership and technical positions in implanted devices, medical equipment and Quality. LinkedIn
 

Ramesh Subrahmanian
Ramesh Subrahmanian
,
 

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
 

Randal Schulhauser
Randal Schulhauser
Business Development and Market Insights Leader, Medtronic
Randal is a Product Engineer at Medtronic of Canada. Randal received his B.Sc. for Electrical Engineering and B.A for Physiology from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario Canada. LinkedIn
 

Raphael Blowick
Raphael Blowick
, Nordson Medical
 

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
 

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 Fang
Richard Fang
Managing Partner and Founder, Hunniwell Lake Ventures
Richard is currently a Managing Partner at Hunniwell Lake Ventures. He was the former CEO at Reach Surgical, a surgical instruments company, where he spent 15 years growing the company into an industry-leading, international brand with presence on six con 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
 

Richard Oberreiter
Richard Oberreiter
COO, Modulated Imaging
Richard loves start-ups and Modulim is his third such venture in medical devices. After graduating from UCLA, Richard was commissioned as a naval officer and served nine years on guided missile cruisers in the Pacific. LinkedIn
 

Rick Satcher
Rick Satcher
Program Manager, RTI International
Rick Satcher is a Program Manager in the Global Health Division of RTI International. Mr. Satcher has 20 years of broad experience in strategic planning, business development, technology assessment and commercialization, and project management. LinkedIn
 

Riley Macdonald
Riley Macdonald
Associate, Frist Cressey Ventures
Frist Cressey Ventures is focused on accelerating the growth of high potential healthcare enterprises through value-added partnerships. LinkedIn
 

Rintaro Kurebayashi
Rintaro Kurebayashi
Director and Corporate Officer, JOHNAN Corporation
Rintaro serves as an Executive General Manager of JOHNAN Machinery & Healthcare Appliance Company, being responsible for design and manufacturing of factory-automation equipment, as well as ODM / OEM for medical equipment. LinkedIn
 

Robert Plush
Robert Plush
Head of Partnerships, ScaleLA
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 Shaw
Robert Shaw
Retired,
 

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
 

Rocky Ishizuka
Rocky Ishizuka
Manager, Fujikura
Manager - Fujikura Ltd. LinkedIn
 

Roger Da
Roger Da
APIC New Venture Senior Manager, Johnson & Johnson
 

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
 

Ruilin Zhao
Ruilin Zhao
, Gateway Medical Innovation Center
 

Ryan Egeland
Ryan Egeland
Sr Dir, BD&L, Medtronic
Ryan Egeland is Senior Director of Business Development & Licensing at Medtronic, in the Early Technologies Group, where he is focused on strategic mergers and acquisitions. LinkedIn
 

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

Sally Allain
Sally Allain
, Johnson & Johnson
 

Sandra Elliott
Sandra Elliott
VP Life Sciences and Innovation, Hackensack Meridian Health
 

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
 

Seamus Browne
Seamus Browne
, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
 

Sean Coyer
Sean Coyer
, Stryker
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
 

Seemant Jauhari
Seemant Jauhari
, HealthX Capital
Cumulative work experience of 18 years in Business consulting, Strategy, & healthcare Innovation. I have gained my experience from across key industry sectors namely - Healthcare, Public Services, Telcom & IT. LinkedIn
 

Seth Kaufman
Seth Kaufman
Director, Clinical Management, West Coast, Axiom Real-Time Metrics
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
 

Shane Smith
Shane Smith
Sr. Business Unit Director, Jabil
 

Shikharesh Das
Shikharesh Das
Managing Director, Ontogenix Pte Ltd
 

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
 

Bei Xu
Bei Xu
Managing Director, Fosun Group
 

Stephen Greenbaum
Stephen Greenbaum
Defense S&T Advisor, NC Biotech
Dr. Steve Greenbaum currently serves as a Science Advisor supporting the U.S. Army Special Operations Command’s Science and Technology Division (USASOC S&T). LinkedIn
 

 

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