Reviewers

 

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

Aida Attar
Aida Attar
Business Development, HealthBegins
Aida is a Business Development Manager at HealthBegins. LinkedIn
 

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

Al Lauritano
Al Lauritano
Director, Strategic Technology Partnerships, Becton Dickinson
As a 39 year veteran of the pharmaceutical, biotech and medtech industries, Al has seen it all in the healthcare space. He was most recently responsible for establishing external innovation partnerships globally for Becton and Dickinson. LinkedIn
 

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

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 Kobe
Amy Kobe
Vice President, U.S. Venture, Baird Capital
Amy is VP U.S. Venture for Baird Capital. Prior to Baird, Amy was Director, Baxter Ventures. Before that, Amy was with Healthbox, an investor and business accelerator of early-stage innovation in healthcare technology. 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
 

Anastasia Mironova
Anastasia Mironova
VP, Marketing Interventional Vascular, BTG
Anastasia is a marketing executive with a track record of sound strategies and revenue generating programs in the medical device and healthcare field. She has held marketing leadership positions at Medtronic, Cardiac Science, and Opto Circuits. LinkedIn
 

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

Anne 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
 

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

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

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

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

Ashwin Kumar
Ashwin Kumar
Manager, Abbott Ventures
Ashwin Kumar is a Manager of venture investments at Abbott with a background in management of life science and biotechnology projects. LinkedIn
 

Barbara Goodman
Barbara Goodman
SVP PROPEL, iBIO Institute
Barbara Goodman joined iBIO in December 2007 and is now responsible for leading iBIO Institute PROPEL Center, and she has nearly twenty years of experience in the planning/implementation of strategic growth initiatives at several corporations. LinkedIn
 

Barbara Strain
Barbara Strain
Director Value Management, University of Virginia Health System
Barbara Strain is the Director of Value Management at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, VA. 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
 

Bill Waller
Bill Waller
Lead Counsel,
Bill is an investor and member of the Board of Directors of Monitor Mask, Inc., a Seattle startup selling FDA-cleared medical devices for measuring CO2 when providing anesthesia that is seeking a note and then Series B financing. http://www.monitormask.co LinkedIn
 

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

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

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

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
 

Carolyne Zimmerman
Carolyne Zimmerman
Senior Director, Transactions, Johnson & Johnson
As the Vice President of Transactions at the J&J Innovation Center in San Francisco, Carolyne leads the transaction team in their mission to structure and negotiate value‐creating collaborations with early‐stage innovators. LinkedIn
 

Casey Cunningham
Casey Cunningham
Chief Scientific Officer, Santé Ventures
Casey Cunningham, MD is the Chief Scientific Officer of Santé Ventures. Dr. Cunningham received his fellowship training in oncology and hematology at Harvard Medical School, where he subsequently served on the faculty. LinkedIn
 

Cheryl Le Huquet
Cheryl Le Huquet
RN Specialist Performance Excellence, UCLA Health
Cheryl Le Huquet is Registered Nurse with more than 30 years of patient care experience. UCLA has been her work home for the past 21 years. LinkedIn
 

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

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

Chris 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
 

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
 

Cole Johnson
Cole Johnson
Program Lead, Technology Assessment & Scouting, Baxter
Cole Johnson is a Program Lead in Technology Assessments and Scouting at Baxter where he splits his time between identifying innovative technologies aligned with Baxter’s strategic interests and leading technical assessment teams performing diligence LinkedIn
 

Colm MacFhionnlaoich
Colm MacFhionnlaoich
Manager HPSU Industrial and Life Sciences, Enterprise Ireland
An engineer by background. Working currently with innovative start up companies in industrial and life sciences sectors. LinkedIn
 

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

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

Dana Deardorff
Dana Deardorff
Sr. Director, Center for Device Innovation, Johnson & Johnson
Dana Deardorff is the Senior Director of the Center for Device Innovation @ Texas Medical Center. Dana brings more than 20 years of experience in the medical device industry in various roles bridging technology and business. LinkedIn
 

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

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

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

DeChane Dorsey
DeChane Dorsey
Vice President, AdvaMed
DeChane Dorsey is currently AVP of Payment and Health Care Delivery Policy at AdvaMed. LinkedIn
 

Divya Tongya
Divya Tongya
Promoter, Smart Value Ventures
Divya is a board member/ executive and promoter at Smart Value Ventures, a consultancy firm based in India. She has a Masters in accounting from USC and an MBA from The University of Chicago. 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
 

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

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

Hemanth Reddy
Hemanth Reddy
Chief Strategy Officer, ResMed
Mr. Hemanth Reddy has been Chief Strategy Officer of ResMed Inc. since December 2014. Mr. Reddy is responsible for the ResMed global corporate strategy, venture investments and development functions. LinkedIn
 

Hong Truong
Hong Truong
Senior Program Investment Officer, California Healthcare Foundation
Hong Truong is a senior program investment officer for the CHCF Health Innovation Fund, which invests in technology and service companies with the potential to significantly lower the cost of care or improve access to care for low-income Californians. LinkedIn
 

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

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

Irit Yaniv
Irit Yaniv
Chairperson, Nitinotes Ltd,
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
 

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

Israel Raz
Israel Raz
Vice President, 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
 

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
 

James Petisce
James Petisce
Principal Scientiat, Becton Dickinson
James Petisce, PhD is a prolific inventor with over 75 granted United States patents and over 100 United States patent publications in areas related to continuous glucose sensors for home and hospital use. 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
 

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

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

Jemima Escamilla
Jemima Escamilla
Venture Associate, Option3
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
 

Jenell Paul-Robinson
Jenell Paul-Robinson
, MedTech Innovator
She earned her MSN from UCLA, and now acts as the Strategic Sourcing Coordinator/ Clinical Procurement Specialist for the UCLA Health System. 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
 

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
 

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

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

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

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

Joseph Volpe
Joseph Volpe
Managing Director/GM Merck Global Innovation Venture and PE Fund, Merck & Co.
Managing Director of Merck Global Health $500M Innovation Fund (GHIF) and General Manager of the Merck Health Innovation $750M PE Fund. In 2016, Joe was named by Global Corporate Venturing as one of the top five rising stars in corporate venture capital. LinkedIn
 

Joshua Magnuson
Joshua Magnuson
Technical 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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

Kevin Coker
Kevin Coker
, Proxima CRO
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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

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

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
 

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
 

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

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
 

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 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
 

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
 

Nate Vandesteeg
Nate Vandesteeg
Program Lead - Technology Scouting, Baxter
12 years of experience in Medical Device/Pharma R&D. Background in Materials Science (Ph.D. MIT) and Chemical Engineering (BS Rice University). Expertise in polymers, coatings, and materials science, advanced microscopy/imaging, particulate matter. 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
 

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

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

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
 

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

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

Piet Hinoul
Piet Hinoul
Vice President Medical Affairs, Ethicon, Inc
Dr. Piet Hinoul is Vice President, Medical Affairs for the Ethicon franchise, and is a member of the Ethicon Global Management Board as well as the franchise liaison with the J&J Medical Science & Technology team. 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
 

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
 

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
 

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

Richard 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
 

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

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

Rohit Nayak
Rohit Nayak
Renal Digital Health Solutions, Baxter International
Rohit is responsible for Renal Digital Health Solutions at Baxter International. LinkedIn
 

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
 

Samantha Nava
Samantha Nava
Business Development, Proxima CRO
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thomas Meier
Thomas Meier
Managing Director, you-can.biz
Thomas likes to walk the unbeaten path and there's lots of heart and soul for disruptive solutions in the medtech and healthtech space. LinkedIn
 

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

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

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

Wendy Yang
Wendy Yang
Program Associate, WINGS
Wendy Yang is a Program Associate with the Commercialization team at Life Science Washington. LinkedIn
 

Yuri Haverman
Yuri Haverman
Strategic Innovation, Becton Dickinson
Yuri is an executive who specializes in international strategy and corporate & business development. He has a background of technology and product innovation in the healthcare, education, media and telecom industries. LinkedIn
 

 

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