Areas of Expertise
Intellectual property is the most important driver of valuation in an early-stage medical device company. My combination of product development engineering, marketing, and IP experience lends itself well to clients looking to build solid IP portfolios. I am a registered patent agent and inventor with over 20 issued patents and over 40 patent applications.
Too many times I've seen a company spend millions of dollars in R&D expenses developing products without customer or marketing input. I work with my clients to develop solid market and product requirement documents so that their R&D teams have the instructions needed to create a product the market will accept.
With 14 years of experience at some of the leading medical device companies, I've had an opportunity to work on diverse business problems. I work with my clients to address business problems from the perspective of an engineer.
- Health Sectors
- Medical Devices
- Markets, Health Indications, Health Issues
Managing Director of Healthcare Investment Banking
Emergent Financial Group, Inc. | October 2015 - Current | Employee
Strategic advisory, sourcing and executing capital raises and M&A transactions.
Zimmer | August 2011 - August 2012 | Employee
Product Manager - da Vinci Instruments and Accessories
Intuitive Surgical | July 2008 - August 2011 | Employee
Product manager over the instruments and accessories used with the da Vinci Surgical System
Senior Product Development Engineer
Medtronic Sofamor Danek | August 2001 - March 2008 | Employee
Product development engineer in the international division at Medtronic Sofamor Danek, the market leader in spine.
Senior Marketing Manager
IMRIS, Inc | December - August 2015 | Employee
Business leader over the SYMBIS Surgical System.
Graduate Certificate | Biodesign | 2009 - 2010
Christian Brothers University
Master of Engineering Management | Engineering Management | 2002 - 2004
The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Bachelor of Science | Bioengineering | 1998 - 2001