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
Mr. Cullen is the Founder and President of Westwood & Wilshire and has more than 15 years of Executive Search experience. Mr. Cullen founded Westwood & Wilshire in 2003 and has molded the firm over the last decade into one of the premiere boutique search. LinkedIn
 

Alan Kissick
Alan Kissick
Executive Director, 13-1623888
Alan Kissick has worked for organizations such as JDRF, Beyond Type 1, United Nations Foundation and International Diabetes Federation. More recently Alan served as the Program Director for California Life Sciences Association / Institute and currently se 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 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
Director, Baxter International
Focused on 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
 

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
 

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
 

Anne Osdoit
Anne Osdoit
Partner, Sofinnova Partners
Anne has been running the Sofinnova Partners in-house MedTech accelerator, MD Start, since she came on board as a partner in 2015. LinkedIn
 

Anthony Zlaket
Anthony Zlaket
Venture Capital Investor, UnityPoint Health Ventures
Anthony is a Venture Capital Investor with UnityPoint Health Ventures. Prior to becoming an investor, he worked with the United Nations, Google, Obama's White House, and co-founded an orthopedic medical device startup. 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. LinkedIn
 

Biren Mehta
Biren Mehta
VP, Business Development, Johnson & Johnson
Biren 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
 

Bob Kroslowitz
Bob Kroslowitz
CEO, Berlin Heart
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. 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
Dr. Brian Pfister has more than 20 years of experience in leading early-stage corporate strategy and non-dilutive funding efforts in various life science sectors. LinkedIn
 

Bryan Clark
Bryan Clark
R&D Fellow, Boston Scientific
Bryan Clark is a Fellow in Corporate Research at Boston Scientific. His current focus is on identifying and developing new solutions that solve unmet clinical needs and fostering growth in white space areas. 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
Investment banker with a strong track record in M&A transactions and strategic partnership deals, in the U.S. and Europe, and a great passion for innovation in healthcare and the life sciences. LinkedIn
 

Cepta Duffy
Cepta Duffy
Senior Advisor, Enterprise Ireland
Cepta completed a Ph.D. in Biotechnology in the National University of Ireland, Galway and has over 20 years of experience in biotech and biopharma industry. Since joining Enterprise Ireland Cepta has had roles in Technology Transfer & Lifesciences. LinkedIn
 

Chelsea Isaac
Chelsea Isaac
Business Development Strategist, Proxima CRO
 

Chris Bostick
Chris Bostick
Vice President, OCV Partners
Chris Bostick is a Vice President at OCV. Prior to OCV Dr. Bostick obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences from West Virginia University. LinkedIn
 

Chris Hardesty
Chris Hardesty
Partner, Pureland Venture
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

Cristiano Fontana
Cristiano Fontana
CEO, Three Bridges M&C
Cristiano is a co-founder of CrossBay Medical and has over 15 years’ experience in the Healthcare environment. He began his career as a product specialist for Cremascoli Medical, a distribution company for important international medtech brands in Italy. LinkedIn
 

Cynthia Yee
Cynthia Yee
Principal, Vensana Capital
Cynthia Yee is a Principal at Vensana Capital. Cynthia brings over a decade of investing, operating, and public equities experience to Vensana. LinkedIn
 

Dan Wang
Dan Wang
Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Asia Pacific, Johnson & Johnson
 

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. LinkedIn
 

Dave Hood
Dave Hood
President, CEO/Senior Advisor, DH3 & Associates/MTEC
Dave emphasizes the efficient pursuit of non-dilutive funding to support technology, product and business development. He specializes in helping companies work with the US government, particularly the US military/ DOD medical community. 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
 

Deborah Zajac
Deborah Zajac
Director, Touchdown Ventures
Deborah Zajac is a venture capital investor and corporate advisor, with experience in digital health, devices, and healthcare services. She has launched and run 3 corporate venture capital funds and been involved with more than a dozen. LinkedIn
 

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
Co-founder & General Partner, 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
 

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
 

Ellie Reynolds
Ellie Reynolds
Regulatory Affairs Manager, Proxima CRO
Ellie Reynolds, MBE currently serves as a Regulatory and Quality Assurance Manager at Proxima Clinical Research. LinkedIn
 

Elpis Barons
Elpis Barons
Director, Barons Medical Consulting Pty Ltd
Elpis is a 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 overall project management. LinkedIn
 

Eran Toledo
Eran Toledo
CTO & EVP, Sanara Ventures
Eran, in his role as CTO in Sanara Ventures, a JV of Teva Pharmaceuticals and Philips to invest in early stage medical device startups, both screens new technologies and provides mentoring to Sanara's portfolio companies. LinkedIn
 

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

Evgeny Shatskih
Evgeny Shatskih
Senior Manager, Upstream Marketing, Asahi Intecc USA
Evgeny is a healthcare marketing leader with medical background and hands-on experience in the biopharmaceutical and medical technology industries. LinkedIn
 

Gordon Elliott
Gordon Elliott
Technology Transfer Manager MedTech, Trinity College Dublin
Gordon is the Senior Patents and Licensing Manager and the Technology Transfer Case Manager for Health Sciences at Trinity College, The University of Dublin, where he is based since 2008. LinkedIn
 

Gordon Schatz
Gordon Schatz
President, Schatz Reimbursement Strategies
Gordon Schatz, JD, is the president of Schatz Reimbursement Strategies LLC. He is a nationally recognized expert in reimbursement for breakthrough medical innovations as well as evolving technologies. LinkedIn
 

Graham Harvey
Graham Harvey
Principal, ARCON Insurance Brokers
Graham Harvey is the principal and life sciences practice leader at Arcon Insurance Brokers. From early stage companies to middle market clients, Graham has helped clients identify and address risks related to operating in the medtech industry. LinkedIn
 

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
 

Hisatoshi Abe
Hisatoshi Abe
Business Development, NIPRO
 

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
 

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. 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, Axogen), I led the identification, assessment and strategy execution in many clinical specialties and product categories. LinkedIn
 

Ish Gulati
Ish Gulati
MD Physician Attending Neonatologist, Good Samaritan Hospital
Dr. Gulati is an experienced Neonatologist, a learner-educator, researcher, innovator and Neonatal/infant feeding disorders specialist with a proven track record of working as a faculty at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. 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
 

Jason Halac
Jason Halac
Director, Emerging Technology, Dexcom
Jason serves as the Director of Emerging Technology at Dexcom. He has a complex understanding of the the technical landscape of next generation diabetes care. 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
 

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
 

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
Partner, Seroba Lifesciences
Jennifer McMahon is a Partner 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
 

Jess Richter
Jess Richter
EVP, Veranex
Jessica is the Executive Vice President of Veranex’s Regulatory, Clinical & Quality Services (RCQS) where she directs client communications, resource planning, project accounting, and results tracking. 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
 

Jim Martucci
Jim Martucci
Sr. Director, Tech Assessment & Scouting, Baxter International
Jim is responsible for leading Baxter's Global Science & Technology Assessment team and technology landscape process. He is the inventor on 23 patents, and he 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 West
Jim West
, MedTech Innovator
Jim is an engineer turned entrepreneur. With a master’s in both Biomedical Engineering Product Development and Entrepreneurship, he blends the business with the technical. LinkedIn
 

Jo Carol Hiatt
Jo Carol Hiatt
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Jo Carol Hiatt, MD served as Vice President, Health Economics and Patient Value (HEPV), at the Medical Device Innovation Consortium from October 2020 through October 2022 where she collaborated closely with CMS and FDA. 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
 

Jonathan Wakim
Jonathan Wakim
Investor, LionBird
 

Jordan Milford
Jordan Milford
Director, Business Development and Strategy, Olympus
Jordan Milford work in the Business Development group for Olympus evaluating opportunities for both the Surgical and GI businesses. He previously held roles within product development and marketing in the areas of orthopedics, surgical, and GI endoscopy. 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
 

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

Joshua Magnuson
Joshua Magnuson
Marketing Manager, Fujikura
Joshua is 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 diagnostic fields. 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
 

Kathryn Zavala
Kathryn Zavala
COO, MedTech Innovator
Kathryn Zavala is COO and Vice President and Business Development for MedTech Innovator. She earned her PhD in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology from UCLA. 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
 

Keely Scamperle, FACHE, CPC, CCS-P, CHC
Keely Scamperle, FACHE, CPC, CCS-P, CHC
Principal, American Advocacy Center LLC
Keely is a Market Access and Reimbursement professional with 25+ years of expertise in enabling strategic global capabilities to drive profit. Visit https://usadvocacy.net LinkedIn
 

Kenny Tran
Kenny Tran
Business Development & Program Management, Asahi-Intecc
Kenny is a medical device professional rooted in engineering and specializing in Endovascular solutions. He has a breath of experience including manufacturing, design quality, R&D, and business development. 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 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
 

Kirt Kirtland
Kirt Kirtland
Managing Director, Emergent Medical Partners
Kirt is a seasoned medical device executive with extensive experience in both large companies and small start-ups, and across a wide spectrum of functional disciplines and markets. LinkedIn
 

Kurt Gehlsen
Kurt Gehlsen
CEO, Mira Oncology,Inc.; Syrona BioVentures
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, and business development. LinkedIn
 

Kwame Ulmer
Kwame Ulmer
, 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
 

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
 

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. LinkedIn
 

Lisa Carmel
Lisa Carmel
Executive Vice President Strategic Partnerships, Veranex
As Executive Vice President, Global Strategic Partnerships, Lisa leverages her global product commercialization experience to help forge long-term collaborations with a core focus on Veranex’s strategic partners and their portfolio management. 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
Maria D'Azevedo reporst to the Chief Operating Officer and assists in business development efforts and account management. She assists with new client acquisition and facilitates meetings with active and prospective clients. LinkedIn
 

Maria Putilina
Maria Putilina
Program Director, ArchCath
Maria Putilina, MD, MS, is a medical advisor and innovator, boasting over a decade of driving transformative change within the healthcare industry. Her expertise spans Business Administration, Medicine, and Science, which she honed in healthcare consulting, helping companies build and execute innovation strategies. LinkedIn
 

Mary McNamara-Cullinane
Mary McNamara-Cullinane
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, ClearPoint Neuro
Mary has over twenty five years of experience in regulatory and clinical affairs, with varied expertise including the regulation of radiology, urology, physical medicine, orthopedic, neurological wound care, digital health, IVD's, dental medical devices. LinkedIn
 

Maryline Haldi
Maryline Haldi
Consultant, Business Development and Communications, Three Bridges M&C
Maryline is a customer-focused marketing strategist in the medical technology industry with over 20 years of experience in achieving superior brand equity, business expansions and team performance. LinkedIn
 

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
 

Matt Otten
Matt Otten
Operating Partner, Hunniwell Lake Ventures
Matt is a medical device industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in the design, development and manufacturing of numerous medical devices. He is the holder of several medical device patents and has designed and commercialized devices for endosco LinkedIn
 

Matthew Maltese
Matthew Maltese
Co-founder & Chief Engineer, X-Biomedical
Matthew's research focuses on pediatric bioengineering, such as translating traumatic brain injury mechanism paradigms from adults to children, development of medical devices to enhance pediatric care, and design of biofidelic pediatric crash dummies. 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
 

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
 

Megan MacDonagh
Megan MacDonagh
Senior Associate, SV Health Investors
Megan joined SV in 2020 and works as an Associate for the Medtech Convergence Fund (MCF), primarily focusing on medtech and digital health investments. LinkedIn
 

Megha Patel
Megha Patel
Senior 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
 

Michael Forbis
Michael Forbis
Managing Director, Microtech Ventures
Mike has consulted directly with, or overseen corporate development and business expansion consulting projects, for approximately 100 technology, industrial and service firms ranging from pre-revenue start-ups to established corporations. LinkedIn
 

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

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
Executive Vice President, Regulatory, Clinical and Quality, Veranex
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 is currently Vice President of Business Development and Licensing for Medtronic's Surgical Innovation and Surgical Robotics Operating Units. Previously this business unit was part of Covidien's Surgical Products Group. LinkedIn
 

Mike Gillespie
Mike Gillespie
Director, Business Development, Johnson & Johnson
Mr. Gillespie is an accomplished merger and acquisition professional with healthcare industry experience and knowledge. Mike has extensive experience in technology scouting, start-up investment, corporate venture capital and larger M&A transactions. LinkedIn
 

Miraj Sanghvi
Miraj Sanghvi
, DigiTx Partners
Miraj helps support early stage (Seed/Series A) entrepreneurs as they disrupt the healthcare industry. Prior to venture capital, he was a data scientist and helped manage data operations at firms ranging from 4 to 200 people for 7+ years. LinkedIn
 

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

Nathalie Bloch
Nathalie Bloch
Director of the Innovation Center, Sheba Medical Center
Nathali Bloch MD MPA is the director of the Innovation Center at Sheba Medical Center and leader of the innovation track in a new MBA in Healthcare Innovation at the IDC, Herzelia. 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
 

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
 

Norio Hashimoto
Norio Hashimoto
General Manager, Nissan Chemical America Corporation
Norio works in new business development through the collaboration with startups, companies and universities in the US and other countries. LinkedIn
 

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

Paolo Rovatti
Paolo Rovatti
Sr Research Scientist, Baxter
Paolo Rovatti is a Baxter employee currently working as Technology Innovation and Scouting Team member in Renal GBU. 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 McGinnis
Patrick McGinnis
Medical Director, Humana
Dr. McGinnis is an accomplished physician, hospital and business executive, USAF flight surgeon and former NASA flight surgeon, who applies clinical knowledge and healthcare information technology experience to leadership, consulting, and innovation. 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
 

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
Pierre is 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
 

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
 

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
 

Ranjini Srikantiah
Ranjini Srikantiah
Director, Strategic Initiatives, BD
Ranjini Srikantiah has over 20 years of experience in the MedTech industry, with expertise in development and global commercial launch of medical devices in orthopaedics, injection devices, infusion preparation and infusion delivery. 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 brand with presence on six continents. 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 Philpott
Richard Philpott
Partner, Level 8 VC
With a track record of developing businesses in his industrial career, Richard have been mentoring science based start-ups for over 10 years. LinkedIn
 

Rick Satcher
Rick Satcher
Director of Commercialization, Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC)
Rick Satcher is the Director of Commercialization for the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium. He provides outreach, education, mentoring, networking and investment support to MTEC members. 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
 

Robert Plush
Robert Plush
Head of Partnerships, ScaleHealth
Robert is a BD/Sales/Marketing/Strategy Executive that has spent his career commercializing healthcare technologies. He generates significant profit and consistently looks for ways to decrease costs. LinkedIn
 

Robert Shaw
Robert Shaw
Retired, Milex President co owner
I was co owner of Milex Products- a disposable device maker. Now angel investor in 12 med startups 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
 

Roberta Lee
Roberta Lee
Co-Chair Life Science Committee, Northern California Chapter, Keiretsu Forum
Dr. Roberta Lee is a general surgeon, entrepreneur and angel investor. She completed residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a surgical oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, NIH. LinkedIn
 

Romain Bruel
Romain Bruel
Senior Innovation Advisor, Conseil de l'innovation du Québec
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
 

Ryota Umegaki
Ryota Umegaki
Manager, Nipro
Ryota is a manager at Nipro Medical Corporation. He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering at Osaka University, and has extensive research experience in bioreactor design, cell adherence, and cellular growth. LinkedIn
 

Sally Allain
Sally Allain
, Johnson & Johnson
As Head of JLABS @ Washington, DC, Sally sets the strategic direction and oversees all operational activities for JLABS in the greater Washington metro region, including Maryland and Virginia. LinkedIn
 

Sandra Elliott
Sandra Elliott
VP Life Sciences and Innovation, Hackensack Meridian Health
Sandra Powell Elliott is the Vice President for Life Sciences and Innovation at Hackensack Meridian Health. Her role is to develop not only to foster the internal development of an innovative culture, but to bring innovative and transformative solutions. LinkedIn
 

Sasha Zeng
Sasha Zeng
Senior Associate, Pureland Venture
 

Scott Blomberg
Scott Blomberg
Member, Advisor, Consultant, Borderless MedDev, LLC
In his three decades of experience in the medical products field, he has developed some core philosophies which guide his daily endeavors to maximize opportunities. LinkedIn
 

Sean Coyer
Sean Coyer
Director, Strategy and Ventures, ResMed
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
 

Shailendra Mahajan
Shailendra Mahajan
Managing Director, New Harbor Venture Partners
As an accomplished executive with a background in venture capital and corporate strategy, Shailendra has a proven track record in business development and leading teams to achieve growth-oriented objectives. 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
 

Suzanne Ferguson
Suzanne Ferguson
Director of Partnerships & Facility Manager, CUBIO Innovation Center
 

Tamir Meiri
Tamir Meiri
Director, Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JJDC, Inc.
Tamir is the Director, Venture Investments 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
 

Teresa Evans
Teresa Evans
COO, Trauma Insight
 

Thom Rasche
Thom Rasche
Managing Partner, Earlybird Venture Capital
Experienced executive in the Medical Device field with operational as well as financial knowledge. LinkedIn
 

Thomas Brennan
Thomas Brennan
, ARCH Venture Partners
Tom Brennan joined ARCH in 2008 as a Venture Partner. He has special focus on ARCH activities at Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Life Sciences Accelerator in New York. LinkedIn
 

Tiffanie Gilbreth
Tiffanie Gilbreth
, TGILBRETH Consulting
 

Tim Christman
Tim Christman
Principal, Schwegman, Lundberg, & Woessner
 

Timothy Mills
Timothy Mills
Managing Director, Sanderling Ventures
 

Todd Getz
Todd Getz
Assistant Director, Technology and Innovation, The CU Center for COMBAT Research
Todd is Assistant Director, Technology and Innovation at the CU Center for COMBAT Research. LinkedIn
 

Tom Rosenthal
Tom Rosenthal
Professor Emeritus, UCLA, 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
 

Tonja Curtis-Danowski
Tonja Curtis-Danowski
Vice President, Business Development, Johnson & Johnson Vision
 

Tonya Dowd
Tonya Dowd
Vice President, Head of Reimbursement, Health Economics & Market Access, MCRA
 

Varvara Corcos
Varvara Corcos
VC investing, ATTA Ventures
Varvara Corcos 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
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
 

Virginia Giddings
Virginia Giddings
Vice-President Exploration, Edwards Lifesciences
Virginia is Vice-President of Exploration at Edwards Lifesciences, where she advances breakthrough innovation for structural heart disease patients by building deep partnerships globally. LinkedIn
 

Wassef El Mouhtar
Wassef El Mouhtar
General Manager GCC & Turkey, Three Bridges M&C
 

Wesley Okeke
Wesley Okeke
CEO, Fruition Tech Labs
 

William Conrad
William Conrad
, Providence Health and Services
 

William Howell
William Howell
COO, MTEC
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
 

Yan Lin Lye
Yan Lin Lye
Head of APAC Medtech at Cambridge Consultants, Cambridge Consultants
 

Yasuko Shusa
Yasuko Shusa
Technology Scouting & Alliance Manager, Olympus America
20 years of global business experience. Professional fields include Medical Device, Biotechnology and IT at Start-Up to Fortune 500 companies. LinkedIn
 

Yoshi Terai
Yoshi Terai
CEO, Asahi-Intecc USA, Inc.
 

 

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