Reviewers

 

Aamir Hameed
Aamir Hameed
Lecturer and Principal Investigator, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
Aamir is a Clinician Scientist and has specific interest in medical devices and cardiovascular regenerative medicine research. He is currently a Lecturer in Department of Anatomy at RCSI and PI with Tissue Engineering Research Group at RCSI and Trinity Ce LinkedIn
 

Aaron Mann
Aaron Mann
Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, 3M Healthcare Group
I am an experienced Strategy and Operations executive with 20 years of global business, corporate and consulting experiences across healthcare and other industry settings. LinkedIn
 

Adam Choe
Adam Choe
Managing Director, Gener8tor
Adam is the Managing Director of gener8tor Minnesota and gBETA Medtech. Both are programs of the nationally ranked accelerator, gener8tor. He has previous experience in regulatory affairs, quality assurance, compliance and early-stage product development. LinkedIn
 

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

Adrian McNamara
Adrian McNamara
R&D Director, Structural Heart, Boston Scientific
Adrian is a Director of R&D with the Interventional Cardiology division of Boston Scientific. His area of expertise is development of class III medical devices specifically coronary stent implants and transcatheter replacement valves. 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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

Alfredo Martinez-Coll
Alfredo Martinez-Coll
General Manager, Stakeholder Engagement, 1965
 

Alice Kustusch
Alice Kustusch
Senior Quality Engineer, EdgeOne Medical
Alice is an experienced Quality Engineering consultant with a demonstrated history of creating, maintaining and auditing Quality Management Systems. 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
 

Amanda Goltz
Amanda Goltz
VP, Digital Innovation, BTG
I'm leveraging extensive experience across the healthcare system (payers, purchasers, and providers) to drive meaningful, effective, and measurable business transformation using digital health solutions. 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
I have experience in startups including in the travel and healthcare space. I now run the outbound investing portion of Outcomes Fund, a family office based venture capital investment fund. LinkedIn
 

Anne Bannon
Anne Bannon
, Allied Irish Banks
AIB provides banking solutions and sector expertise in the healthcare and life sciences markets. Prior to AIB, I worked in venture capital for eleven years supporting the growth of innovative Irish companies and achieved for a number of successful exits. 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 Marie Lee
Anne Marie Lee
, Allina Health
Dr. Anne-Marie Lee is an endocrinologist in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is affiliated with Abbott Northwestern Hospital. She received her medical degree from University of South Florida College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. 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
 

Anthony Bajoras
Anthony Bajoras
Managing Director, Cancer Impact Fund
Co-founder and Managing Partner of the Cancer Impact Fund. Former entrepreneur, advisor, board member, and investor in multiple early-stage ventures and 20+ years of experience. 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
 

Anurag Mairal
Anurag Mairal
Director, Global Outreach Programs, Stanford Biodesign
 

Aoife Gallagher
Aoife Gallagher
Head of Innovation, RCSI
Dr Aoife Gallagher has been Head of Innovation at RCSI since 2014. 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
 

Avi Roop
Avi Roop
Consultant, 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
 

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
 

Ben Moga
Ben Moga
VP, Client Relations, Ximedica
Ben’s life sciences experience included research, product and business development, regulatory affairs, corporate strategy, financial modelling and fundraising. LinkedIn
 

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

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
 

Bill Evans
Bill Evans
, MTEC (Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium)
Oversees financial and accounting management for the MTEC entity, and review and approve payment of consortium manager’s invoices 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
 

Brad Walters
Brad Walters
Chief Medical Officer, RTI International
Brad Walters is a senior vice president and the chief medical officer of RTI International. LinkedIn
 

Brandon Hedberg
Brandon Hedberg
Technical Leader, W. L. Gore
Physics and business background with 20 years of experience in numerous industries. Extensive medical device product development experience resulting in complex life saving therapies. 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
 

Brian Benson
Brian Benson
Director of Entrepreneurship & Commercialization, Magnify Incubator
Brian Benson is the Director of Entrepreneurship & Commercialization at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), oversees all aspects of the Magnify incubator and driving strategic initiatives that support the growth of entrepreneurship and industry f LinkedIn
 

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
 

Bruce Murphy
Bruce Murphy
Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin
Dr Bruce Murphy is Deputy Director of the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering and a lecturer in Biomedical Engineering at the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. LinkedIn
 

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

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

Caitriona Kelleher
Caitriona Kelleher
Analyst, SOSV - The Accelerator VC
Caitriona Kelleher is Investment Analyst for RebelBio, SOSVs' European Life Sciences accelerator and the SOSV Ireland Fund. SOSV is one of the Worlds most active seed and early stage investors, investing into up to 200 companies per annum. LinkedIn
 

Carina Reisin
Carina Reisin
President, CaZe Technologies
Carina R. Reisin, Ph.D. is a technology executive with over 20 years of experience, including broad experience in class-2 and class-3 medical devices, and a track record of successfully bringing to market a number of market-leading products. 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
 

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
 

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
 

Cheryl Matter
Cheryl Matter
, Stella Health
Cheryl Matter leads the Innovation lab for Stella, a diversified healthcare company with holdings that include BCBS MN. 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
 

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

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

Christopher Steele
Christopher Steele
, USAMRMC
Director, Military Operational Medicine Research Program 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
 

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
 

Connor Remaley
Connor Remaley
Manager, Global Channel, Greenlight Guru
Channel Sales professional leading Greenlight's Partner Program for 3.5 years. Successful background in business development, channel sales, and software. 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
 

Damien Lim
Damien Lim
, BioVeda Capital
 

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
 

Daniel Hargrove
Daniel Hargrove
President, Cancer Insight & Trauma Insight
Dan Hargrove, a lawyer by training, is the co-founder of Cancer Insight, which is a clinical Contract Research Organization that specializes in designing and executing Immuno-Oncology (IO) clinical trials. Cancer Insight also develops its own propriety I LinkedIn
 

Daniel Rothman
Daniel Rothman
Angel Investor, Empire Angels / Mid Atlantic Bio Angels
Daniel is an investor with Mid Atlantic Bio Angeles. He is an advisor Mymee. While finishing his undergrad at Brown University in cognitive neuroscience, he co-founded Zeo, a sleep technology company. LinkedIn
 

Danny Sachs
Danny Sachs
physician entrepreneur,
Danny founded or co-founded Respicardia, Amphora, Mainstay (MSTY), and Kspine, and was a founding investor in CoTherix (CTRX), Neuronetics Inc. (STIM), Highgate Ortho. LinkedIn
 

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

Dave Baer
Dave Baer
VP, Market Development, Prytime Medical
Dr. David Baer leads International Sales and Marketing for Prytime Medical Devices, Inc., a clinical phase medical device company specializing in intravascular hemorrhage control products. LinkedIn
 

Dave Harrison
Dave Harrison
Test, Test
David Harrison joined UCLA TDG in September 2017 as a Senior Associate in the New Ventures group. In this role, he is responsible for advancing UCLA innovation with a focus on medical devices and digital health technologies. 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 Black
David Black
, Schwegman, Lundberg, & Woessner
David Black is a registered patent attorney and Principal at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner. LinkedIn
 

David Eigen
David Eigen
, P5 Health Ventures
David Eigen is the Managing Director of P5 Health Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on early to middle stage companies that are and will be a part of the next generation of healthcare. 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 O'Flynn
David O'Flynn
CEO, EVA Consulting
Strategic business development director with more than 18 years of international experience, principally in the Healthcare & Technology sectors. 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
 

Deep Tankha
Deep Tankha
Sr. Director Marketing, Boston Scientific
 

Derek Brand
Derek Brand
, NYC Bioentrepreneurship Society
Experienced in the conception, development, launch, and turnaround of high-impact and disruptive technologies in the medical device and Pharmaceutical industries. LinkedIn
 

Derek John
Derek John
Technology Transfer Manager, Derek John
Dr. Derek John is the Technology Transfer Case Manager for the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with responsibility for the commercialisation of IP arising from RCSI’s research base. 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
, 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
 

Dorothy Vinsky
Dorothy Vinsky
, Royse Law
Dorothy is a talented and focused scholar of the law, an attorney dedicated to making the world a better place with bringing funding, structure and guidance to entrepreneurs in emerging medical technology. 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
 

Eimear Gleeson
Eimear Gleeson
Investment Associate, Atlantic Bridge Capital
Eimear is an Investment Associate at Atlantic Bridge Capital’s University Bridge Fund, where she is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing early stage investments into start-up companies in the biotech and medical technology sectors. LinkedIn
 

Elizabeth Stoops
Elizabeth Stoops
Program Manager, Military & Health Research Foundation
Works as a Program Manager and Customer Relations Specialist for the Military & Health Research Foundation (MHRF). Serving as a small business advocate, she stimulates biomedical research and development efforts between industry, academic, and government. 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
 

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
 

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

Erik Wolf
Erik Wolf
Neuromusculoskeletal Injuries Rehabilitation Program Area Manager, CRMRP/USAMRMC
Erik J. Wolf, PhD is currently the Program Area Manager for the Neuromusculoskeletal Injuries Rehabilitation Portfolio at the Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program, at the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. LinkedIn
 

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
 

Florian Ludwig
Florian Ludwig
Investment Director, Thuja Capital
Florian Ludwig, PhD, is an investment director with Thuja Capital. LinkedIn
 

Francois Botha
Francois Botha
Proposal Officer, University of Kentucky
Francois Botha holds two degrees in chemistry from the University of the North-West in South Africa, and a PhD in materials science from the University of Bath in England. LinkedIn
 

Fredrik Nyberg
Fredrik Nyberg
, MedTech Innovator
 

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 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
, 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
 

Gordon Elliott
Gordon Elliott
, Trinity College Dublin
 

Gordon Saul
Gordon Saul
Executive Director, Stanford Biodesign
 

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.
 

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
 

Henning Steinhagen
Henning Steinhagen
, Epidarex Capital
Dr. Steinhagen is a senior executive with 20 years of experience and track record in the Pharma, Biotech and CRO industry. Prior to joining Epidarex in 2019, Dr. Steinhagen served as President of Research and Development at Aptuit. 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
 

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

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

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
 

Jacqueline Wibowo
Jacqueline Wibowo
, Insight Venture Partners
Jacqueline Wibowo is an Investment Analyst at Insight Venture Partners, where she is responsible for sourcing companies for Insight Ventures to invest in. 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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
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
Vice President, Clinical Value and Provider Relations; Head, MedTech Innovator Asia Pacific 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
 

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
 

Joanna Nathan
Joanna Nathan
Business Development, Johnson & Johnson
Joanna is currently a Business Development Intern at Johnson & Johnson's Center for Device Innovation, where she sources and supports early-stage medical device startups. 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
 

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

Johnny Teo
Johnny Teo
, Enterprise Singapore
 

Jon Low
Jon Low
Business Development Manager, Amgen
I work in Amgen's Digital Health & Innovation Business Development Group 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
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 Graham
Joseph Graham
Director, Business Development and Strategy, Olympus
BD professional with Medical Device and Diagnostic experience 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
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 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
 

Judi O'Malley
Judi O'Malley
Sales Manager, Johnson & Johnson
Judi O’ Malley M.Sc. started her career as a Clinical Vascular Physiologist and has worked across leading Dublin public and private hospitals where she was involved and published in extensive clinical research. 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
 

Kara Bortone
Kara Bortone
Head of Company Sourcing, Johnson & Johnson
As Head of JLABS in San Diego, Kara is responsible for external engagement, innovation sourcing, company onboarding, portfolio management, operational excellence, educational programming and P&L. 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
 

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
 

Kazuhiro Gono
Kazuhiro Gono
Innovation Manager, 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
 

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
 

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

Kevin 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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

Lester Martinez-Lopez
Lester Martinez-Lopez
, MTEC (Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium)
Lester Martinez-Lopez, MD, MPH is a retired Army Major General and former Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. 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
 

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
 

Liviu Danaila
Liviu Danaila
Principal Member of Technical Staff -Bunsiness development, Maxim Ventures
Hardware Design Engineer and Application Support for a wide variety of market segments and end products: consumer, medical wearable, IoT, clinical medical. 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
 

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
 

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 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
 

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
 

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
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
 

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
 

Meghan Pennini
Meghan Pennini
Senior Consultant, Aveshka, Inc
Meghan Pennini is currently working at Aveshka, Inc as a Senior Consultant to BARDA DRIVe and was previously a Scientist at MedImmune. 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 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
 

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
, 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 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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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 Hawkes
Peter Hawkes
Head of Business Development APAC, Johnson & Johnson
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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

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

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

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 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
 

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
 

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
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
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
 

Ron Poropatich
Ron Poropatich
Director, Center for Military Medicine Research, MTEC (Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium)
Dr. Ron Poropatich, MD currently serves as the Director of the Center for Military Medicine Research and as a Professor of Medicine in the Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division at the University of Pittsburgh. 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
Samantha's PhD dissertation focused on using novel technologies to identify new targets for the potential development of a live attenuated vaccine against cryptosporidiosis. LinkedIn
 

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

Sandra Elliott
Sandra Elliott
, Hackensack Meridian
 

Sara Langdon
Sara Langdon
Program Manager, USAMRMC
Program Manager at US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command LinkedIn
 

Seamus Browne
Seamus Browne
, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
 

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
 

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 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
 

Shashwat Bennur
Shashwat Bennur
Vice President Marketing, Asia Pacific, Boston Scientific
 

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

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
 

Simin Haik
Simin Haik
Business Development, Regulatory Compliance, Promenade Software Inc.
Simin is a business professional in information security, regulation compliance, entertainment industry, program management, and business development. LinkedIn
 

Simon Gordon
Simon Gordon
Deputy Director, SGInnovate
 

Skip Auch
Skip Auch
, MTEC (Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium)
Mr. Auch is the owner of Auch Company, LLC, a search practice with a focus in securities analysis, investment banking, capital markets, investment management, and private banking. LinkedIn
 

Solah Lee
Solah Lee
MTI Fellow, MedTech Innovator
 

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

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

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

Stephen 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
 

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
 

Stuart Karten
Stuart Karten
President/Founder, Karten Design
Stuart Karten is the President of the award-winning Los Angeles-based product design and innovation consultancy, Karten Design. LinkedIn
 

Suneel Arora
Suneel Arora
, Schwegman, Lundberg, & Woessner
Suneel provides strategic counseling for obtaining and leveraging global patent protection, evaluating and avoiding intellectual property risks. 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
 

Takahiro Uchida
Takahiro Uchida
Founder and CEO, JOMDD,Inc.
Board Certified physician in Internal medicine and Cardiology Founder and CEO of JOMDD, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan), the Japanese first medical device incubator (2012- current) LinkedIn
 

Takeshi Ishizuka
Takeshi Ishizuka
Manager, Fujikura
Manager - Fujikura Ltd. 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
 

Terri Burke
Terri Burke
Venture Partner, Epidarex Capital
Terri has more than 20 years of healthcare industry experience working with and evaluating innovative technologies in global markets. She is a Venture Partner with Epidarex Capital. Prior to this, Terri was a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Edwar LinkedIn
 

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

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
 

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

Tim Johnston
Tim Johnston
Incubator Technologist, W. L. Gore
Technologist in the Medical Products Incubator focused on Front End Innovation. Skilled in the development, testing, manufacturing and integration of features into medical devices. LinkedIn
 

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

Tomoko Ishikura
Tomoko Ishikura
Business Development Advisor, Nipro Corporation
Tomoko is Business Development Advisor to Nipro Corporation. She is in charge of due diligence process for a variety of investment, acquisition and partnership opportunities for Nipro. LinkedIn
 

Tony Kaufman
Tony Kaufman
, 3M Healthcare Group
Experienced New Business Development Manager with a strong technical foundation and demonstrated working knowledge of medical device industry. LinkedIn
 

Townsend Goddard
Townsend Goddard
, Olympus
 

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
 

Venkatesh Ramakrishna
Venkatesh Ramakrishna
Innovation Manager, Baxter
Currently working with Baxter and has been in the Asia Pac Med-tech industry for over 7 years focused on emerging market needs from a clinical and business perspective , technology trends, landscape and due diligence to create business impact. 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
 

Viral Gandhi
Viral Gandhi
, Edwards Lifesciences
Currently leads strategy for Edwards Lifesciences’ Advanced Technology division. Leverage the Stanford biodesign process to come up with elegant solutions that tackle large unmet needs in cardiology. LinkedIn
 

William Hariri
William Hariri
Director, Alira Health
William Hariri holds a bachelor’s in International Business and a master’s in Management from the university of Rennes, France. LinkedIn
 

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
 

Yanxiang Zhou
Yanxiang Zhou
Associate, Illumina Ventures
Yanxiang is an associate at Illumina Ventures located in Dublin. He is focusing on European opportunities and increases the presence of Illumina Ventures across the Atlantic. LinkedIn
 

Yasuko Shusa
Yasuko Shusa
Sr. Researcher, Olympus
20 years of global business experience. Professional fields include Medical Device, Biotechnology and IT at Start-Up to Fortune 500 companies. LinkedIn
 

Yasushi Takigawa
Yasushi Takigawa
Vice President, Endoscopy, Business Development & Rhythm Management, Boston Scientific Japan K.K.
 

Yoshio Wachi
Yoshio Wachi
Promotion Manager, Olympus Acceleration Program, Olympus
MS in Electrical Engineering -> HP Japan (Tokyo) -> Kodak Japan (Yokohama) -> Kodak HQ (NY) -> MS in Info Tech at RIT (NY) -> Fuji Xerox (Tokyo) -> Electronics for Imaging (California) -> Foursis (a venture in Tokyo) -> Samsung HQ (Korea) LinkedIn
 

Yuji Takamiya
Yuji Takamiya
Manager, Olympus
 

Yuki Hori
Yuki Hori
Japan Project Manager, MedTech Innovator
Yuki Hori is the Japan project manager, coordinating the team in Japan to grow the MedTech Innovator footprint as well as to help organize the pitch event in Japan. LinkedIn
 

Yuta Okada
Yuta Okada
Manager, Olympus
 

 

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