Members- Investors & Sr Advisors


 

Alam Jahangir PhD

Small Molecular Scientist
ajahangir@venture-med.com
  • Extensive experience in Drug discovery research on small bioactive molecules at Roche Pharmaceuticals, Roche Bioscience, and Syntex.
  • Demonstrated record on productivity, problem solving , and creativity. Strategic and scientific leadership in drug development several therapeutic areas including Depression, Stroke, emesis, naturopathic pain, RA/OA, urinary incontinence, Irritable Bowl Syndrome, and HIV.
  • Invented and progressed three clinical candidates to human clinical trials. Exercise MDO and off-target liabilities earlier in drug designing process.
  • Achieved substantial cost reduction and increased efficiency by managing and directing out sourced collaborations with CROs.
  • Evaluate Asian CRO facilities, negotiate projects and timelines. Maintain crystal clear communication.
  • Monitor and manage CRO projects on daily basis for problem solving with synthetic routes.
  • Evaluate CRO synthesized compound structures and purities before submitting for biological evaluations.
  • Extensive hands-on experience with the synthesis and scale-up of drug candidates.
  • Heterocycles, Peptide mimetics, Carbohydrates, Alkaloids, Natural Products Tepenes, Steroids. Nucleosides, Glycolipids, peptides, and Chiral compounds.
  • Data mining, Screening paradigm evaluation, Combinatorial/parallel chemistry.
  • Development of synthetic processes suitable for kg-scale applications and technology transfer to pilot palnt.
  • Execution of multi-kg scale-up campaigns (GMP and non-GMP).
  • Offering an extensive experience/knowledge on designing and executing multi-step syntheses of small molecules, Pro-drugs and directing external collaboration with CROs in lead identification and optimization.
  • Recognized for developing novel synthetic methodologies with 39 scientific papers and 33 US patents.

SPARK Advisory Board Consultant in Medicinal Chemistry Stanford University School of Medicine

March 2011 – Present (3 years 6 months)Provide consultation on synthetic, SAR, target priorities, and off-target liabilities, and screening paradigms for drug evaluation. re-purposing of drugs, Medical diagnostic tests and Medical devices.

Senior Advisor Venture Med

April 2012 – Present (2 years 5 months)Los Gatos CAProvided consultation to Venture-Med members on innovative healthcare start-ups (healthcare technology, medical devices, diagnostic tests, drugs discovery, drug re-purposing) for angle investments. Evaluated and provided guidance on presentations and completion of key parameters/milestones. Conducted due diligence on scientific rationale, and market impact of technologies for investment for Venture-Med's accredited investor members.

Consultant Encoll Corporation

December 2010 – May 2011 (6 months)Developing business alliances, marketing strategies for Collagen Type-I bio-engineered skin substitute.
Development of new clinical use of Collagen based bioactive materials.

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Principal Research Scientist Roche Palo Alto LLC

1995 – September 2010 (15 years)• Managed and directed drug discovery research in several therapeutic areas. Invented small novel molecules for Purinoceptors ( P2X3, P2X2/3, P2X7 ), Corticotrophin-releasing factor ( CRF-1 ), JNK and JAK ( kinases ) inhibitors.
• Planned project specific activities to support drug discovery from lead identification ( LI ) to lead optimization ( LO ).
• Analyzed biological results and collaborated with biology, pharmacology, and pharmaceutical groups to implement necessary synthetic activities to achieve targeted clinical candidate profile.
• Established relevant pharmacological screening paradigms for evaluation of early and advanced molecules.
• Managed & directed outsourcing collaboration with CROs for early lead discovery leading to substantial cost reduction and increased efficiency of GO-NO-GO decision.
• Provided key strategic inputs in lead generation and optimization activities in other programs within the department.

 

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Alam Jahangir PhD

Alam Jahangir PhD

Small Molecular Scientist

Alexander Nagy, MBA

World Pay e-commerce gaming
anagy@venture-med.com

Modern money leader

San Francisco, California Internet
Current
  1. Worldpay,
  2. Venture-Med Angel Group
Previous
  1. Nagy Consultancy,
  2. BizFuels,
  3. San Joaquin Angels
Education
  1. University of the Pacific - Eberhardt School of Business

Business Development Manager, eCommerce

Worldpay

April 2013 – Present (1 year 5 months)San Francisco, California

Worldpay is a market-leading online payment and risk management provider serving top-tier eCommerce merchants across digital and retail sectors. We're the only company worldwide to control the entire payment experience.

Through our ownership of credit card licenses from Visa & MasterCard, working with Worldpay allows merchants to move up the value chain. We enable eCommerce companies to process international payments domestically, creating significant international growth and cost controlling opportunities for global companies.

Worldpay works relentlessly to understand the needs of its clients in order to create solutions that generate the most value for them and ease of payment for their consumers.

We aren't just a payment processor. We're a strategic chess move. Are you ready to win globally?

Responsible for creating payment success for global video game companies throughout the Americas.

Business Manager Venture-Med Angel Group

January 2012 – Present (2 years 8 months)San Francisco, Palo Alto, California

Venture-Med is an angel investment group in the San Francisco Bay Area that specializes in healthcare IT, medical device & early-diagnostic biopharma investments.

I've been involved with Venture-Med since it's inception. As business manager, I facilitate angel events, develop our membership offering and collaborate on broader strategic initiatives.

Sales Representative

BizFuels

July 2012 – February 2013 (8 months)Silicon Valley, CaliforniaBizFuels is a business accelerator that grows margins and profitability in service-based, B2B firms in a range of verticals within the manufacturing, trades & B2B services industries.

While at BizFuels, I sold and marketed the company's services to a B2B audience, while assisting in the implementation of sales automation tools for acquired clients.

Investment Intern San Joaquin Angels

August 2011 – April 2012 (9 months)stockton, californiaSan Joaquin Angels are a Central Valley-based angel investment group that offers attractive private investment opportunities to its members, while enhancing economic prosperity through the financing and growth of local businesses.

At SJA, I analyzed 30+ business plans and pitches to provide recommendations to the group's investors. I also facilitated a number of meetings between members and teams of entrepreneurs during screening and due diligence processes.

 

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Alexander Nagy, MBA

Alexander Nagy, MBA

World Pay e-commerce gaming

Carlos Gonzalez VP, RAQA

Regulatory & FDA Consultant
cgonzalez@venture-med.com

VP, RAQA  Sanovas, Inc

August 2012 – Present (2 years 1 month)Sausalito, CAProduct clearance/approvals/Quality System development/Staff Training/ISO 13485 certification/CE mark certification

VP RAQA  Sonoma Orthopedic Products

August 2008 – December 2010 (2 years 5 months)

VP RAQA  Stryker Endoscopy, San Jose CA

July 1993 – January 2007 (13 years 7 months)

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Carlos Gonzalez VP, RAQA

Carlos Gonzalez VP, RAQA

Regulatory & FDA Consultant

Carl Spitzer, MD

Healium CEO

CEO & Founder  Healium, Inc.

April 2013 – Present (1 year 5 months)Mill Valley, CAHealium produces advanced clinical tools with an emphasis on an effortless, intuitive user experience. We leverage cutting-edge user interface design, augmented reality, clinical language understanding, and context-aware predictive technology to enhance physician productivity, satisfaction and quality of care.

Chief Medical Informatics Officer   Marin General Hospital

August 2010 – Present (4 years 1 month)Greenbrae, CA"Cultural Ambassador" between the clinical and IT worlds at a busy community hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area. Responsible for clinical technology deployment and adoption, as well as Meaningful Use of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) technology.

Emergency Physician   CEP/America

1999 – Present (15 years)Practicing Emergency Physician at a busy community hospital.

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Carl Spitzer, MD

Carl Spitzer, MD

Healium CEO

Chuck Boggs

Business & Venture Development
cboggs@venture-med.com

Dir, Copr Dev  Silver Bullet Therapeutics

2009 – 2011 (2 years)

Advisor  Silicon Valley World Internet Center

2000 – 2006 (6 years)

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Chuck Boggs

Chuck Boggs

Business & Venture Development

Craig Martin MSFS, CFP

Venture & Financial Consultant
cmartin@venture-med.com

The Family Wealth Consulting Group is a successful and growing business. I am proud to say that my wife and two daughters are in this business with me. There is great satisfaction for me to be in the mature stages of my career. Now I can watch it leave my hands and go on to the next generation.

For fun I thoroughly enjoy being with my family, children and grandchildren. I was proud to serve for 5 years on the Board of the YMCA of Silicon Valley building strong families, strong children and strong communities. Currently I am dedicating my community activity to the local Kiwanis Turn-Around Scholarship Committee.

Specialties:- Risk-managed portfolios, which offer clients more spendable money in their retirement years
- Estate planning
- Legacy planning
- Fund and portfolio analysis
- Business Planning
- Employee Benefits
- Employer-sponsored qualified plans, such as 401(k), Cash Benefit, etc.
- Alternative investments, such as managed futures, real estate limited partnerships, private equity, angel investing, commercial real estate, etc.

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Craig Martin MSFS, CFP

Craig Martin MSFS, CFP

Venture & Financial Consultant

Eric Bergman PhD

Human Factors Engineer
ebergman@venture-med.com

In January, 2014 I joined Fresenius Medical Care as the Director of Human Factors.
See Fresenius section below for details.

I was previously Director of the Human Factors team at Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Solutions (LifeScan, Animas, and Calibra). In addition, I consulted across J&J for Ethicon, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics and Janssen Pharmaceuticals on products ranging from consumer drug delivery devices to hospital laboratory instruments. At J&J, users ranged from children to elderly adults as well as caregivers and healthcare professionals. This diverse population made for fascinating design challenges.

 

Co-instructor of UCSC Extension Course on "Human Factors and Usability in Medical Device Development" (Winter 2011 & 2012)

Panelist at AAMI/HFES Symposium on Human Factors & Ergonomics in Healthcare (Chicago, 2014)

Panelist at AAMI/HFES Symposium on Human Factors & Ergonomics in Healthcare (Baltimore, 2012)

Invited Speaker at:
* BIOMEDevice San Jose (December 2013)
* BIOMEDevice San Jose (December 2012)
* MD&M East Philadelphia (May 2012)
* BIOMEDevice San Jose (December 2011)
* ASQ Hot Topics (June 2011)
* Software Design for Medical Devices (May 2011)

Co-chair of numerous CHI Conference events including: Panels (2003), Panels (2001), Demonstrations (1998), Interactive Experience (1995).

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Eric Bergman PhD

Eric Bergman PhD

Human Factors Engineer

Frank Vargas

Legal Expert Emerging Growth Companies
fvargas@venture-med.com

I specialize in the representation of emerging growth companies and have substantial experience advising and representing private and public companies, with particular emphasis in high-technology industries. As the cofounder of over 20 companies, I understand what businesses need in order to grow and thrive in today’s market. I have also spent a great deal of time meeting and talking to Angel and Venture Investors as well as Corporate Development executives throughout the United States since a substantial part of my work involves introductions of clients to potential investors.

I began representing Venture and Private Equity Funds because of my work with emerging growth companies. Since 1986, I have been representing Venture and Private Equity funds in their fund raising and investment activities as well as their regulatory matters related to the Investment Advisors Act and the Commodity Futures Act. I have also represented a number of Broker Dealers with their regulatory issues with FINRA and the SEC.

Upon moving to Minnesota in 1989, I started my own law firm, which represented a number of successful companies in the Twin Cities area. After merging my firm into a larger firm, I cofounded Aethlon Capital LLC, a Minneapolis investment banking boutique. Following Aethlon, I served as Executive Vice President, Director of Corporate Finance for Dougherty Securities, a Minneapolis investment bank. I returned to practicing law at Gray Plant Mooty from 2001 until 2012. I joined Rimon Law Group in Palo Alto in January of 2013.

I am on the adjunct faculty of Santa Clara University Law School where I teach Business Organizations, the University of St. Thomas where I taught a course on entrepreneurship, Saint Mary's University where I instruct a Master in International Business course on entrepreneurship, and the University of Minnesota where I co-taught a seminar on entrepreneurship.

Specialties:Venture capital fund formation and financings; Private and public securities work including initial public offerings, secondary public offerings, and mergers and acquisition. Investment Advisor, Broker Dealer and Commodity Futures law.

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Frank Vargas

Frank Vargas

Legal Expert Emerging Growth Companies

Gaurav Krishnamurthy PhD

Medical Device Sr R&D Engineer
gkrishnamurthy@venture-med.com

Senior R&D Engineer  Altura Medical Inc

March 2014 – Present (6 months)Menlo Park, CAProduct development at a medical device start-up

Medgadget

Editor  Medgadget

August 2013 – Present (1 year 1 month)San Francisco Bay AreaMember of the editorial team for an online publication by a group of physicians and engineers reviewing ground breaking medical technologies.

Senior Advisor  Venture-Med

February 2013 – Present (1 year 7 months)Palo Alto, CASenior advisor to an angel investing group focusing on digital health technologies

Abbott Vascular

Senior R&D Engineer  Abbott Vascular

June 2011 – March 2014 (2 years 10 months)Menlo Park, CAProduct development for the next generation of Abbott Vascular’s catheter based MitraClip device to treat mitral valve regurgitation.

Cardiovascular Surgical Physiology Research Laboratory, Stanford University

Medtronic BioX Fellow

Cardiovascular Surgical Physiology Research Laboratory, Stanford University

September 2006 – June 2011 (4 years 10 months)Stanford, CAUsed CAD and FEA to develop a state of the art computational model of the mitral valve of the heart. Model used to understand the mechanics of the mitral valve and also to design and test novel heart valve prosthetics.

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Gaurav Krishnamurthy PhD

Gaurav Krishnamurthy PhD

Medical Device Sr R&D Engineer

Howard Goldman

International Business Consultant & Author
hgoldman@venture-med.com

Advisor  Lifekeep.com

2012 – Present (2 years)

Consultant, Author, Speaker  Management Associates

2004 – Present (10 years)

Angel Investor  The Wynnefield Group

1996 – Present (18 years)Board Development; Governance; Executive Coaching; Captital Formation

True Balance Solutions

Board Director  True Balance Solutions

June 2011 – March 2013 (1 year 10 months)Director of Performance Management SW Company

Strategic Advisor  Versaic

2013 – 2013 (less than a year)

Sr. Advisor  Venture Med

2012 – 2013 (1 year)

Student Advisor  NFTE

2011 – 2013 (2 years)

Board Director  SoftBook Press

2008 – 2011 (3 years)

Consultant  hp

2006 – 2011 (5 years)

Cisco Systems

Consultant  Cisco Systems

2004 – 2011 (7 years)

SAP

Consultant  SAP

2001 – 2010 (9 years)

Adobe Systems

Consultant  Adobe Systems

2007 – 2008 (1 year)

Technorati Media

Consultant  Technorati Media

2005 – 2008 (3 years)

Investor / Advisor  FrontBridge Technologies

1998 – 2005 (7 years)

Consultant/ speaker  Yahoo

2004 – 2004 (less than a year)

consultant  Crystal Decisions

1998 – 2004 (6 years)

Venture Partner  Outlook Ventures

1999 – 2000 (1 year)

Consultant  Paramount Interactive

1995 – 1997 (2 years)

consultant  Terion

1989 – 1991 (2 years)

Apple Computer

Consultant  Apple Computer

1985 – 1987 (2 years)

Partner  Transformational Technologies

1982 – 1986 (4 years)

Dir. of Artist Development  Capitol Records/EMI

1969 – 1972 (3 years)

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Howard Goldman

Howard Goldman

International Business Consultant & Author

Jesus Saucedo MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer
jsaucedo@venture-med.com

Dr. Saucedo has 20 years of experience as a physician and he has strong business operations and management experience as well as an MBA. He is board certified in Family Practice.

He is the Chief Medical Officer for Palo Alto Medical Foundation, North Bay.

He is currently a visiting fellow in the National Hispanic Medical Association for Leadership Program in Washington, DC

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Jesus Saucedo MD, MBA

Jesus Saucedo MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer

Naunihal Virdi MD

Director Medical Affairs- Proteus Digital
nvirdi@venture-med.com

Director Medical Affairs  Proteus Digital Health, Inc

April 2014 – Present (5 months)Redwood City, CA

Senior Advisor  Venture Med

2013 – Present (1 year)

Director, Medical Affairs  LifeScan

September 2012 – April 2014 (1 year 8 months)Milpitas, CAMedical Lead for Post Market Surveillance and Risk Management
Medical Director for Latin America
Experience in Retrospective Studies using Claims and EMR databases

Manager, Product Safety  LifeScan

February 2008 – September 2012 (4 years 8 months)

Senior Manager, Medical Affairs  LifeScan

February 2008 – September 2012 (4 years 8 months)Milpitas, CA

Senior Manager, Medical Affairs  LifeScan (Johnson and Johnson)

September 2005 – September 2012 (7 years 1 month)Review complaint handling data for emerging product safety concerns.
Work with multifunctional groups to improve current and new products design
Provide responses to inquiries from Health Authorities
Assess health and safety risks of emerging product issues
Help ensure timely and accurate reporting of Medical Device Reportables to the FDA.
Review complaints that are reported as well as not reported to FDA/ other health authority to ensure compliance with various regulations
Help train Medical Affairs Specialists when necessary
Review complaint reports for accuracy regarding medical risk
Assist with risk analysis for new products in development

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Naunihal Virdi MD

Naunihal Virdi MD

Director Medical Affairs- Proteus Digital

Nick Gaich

Transformation Change Consultant
ngaich@venture-med.com

Owner Nick Gaich and Associates

January 2005 – Present (9 years 8 months)

Senior Advisor Venture-Med

July 2013 – Present (1 year 2 months)

Retried Assistant Dean of Clinical Translational Research Operations

stanford SoM/Self Employed

January 2005 – November 2012 (7 years 11 months)Stanford University School of Medicine 

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Nick Gaich

Nick Gaich

Transformation Change Consultant

Phillip Pellerin

Healthcare Sr Sourcing Specialist
ppellerin@venture-med.com

Proven Healthcare Industry Professional with 20+ years experience in Academic medical centers, Acute care hospitals, system-wide strategy, value analysis, clinical performance, physician operations, Supply Chain Operations, Sourcing, Hospital operations and non labor expertise. Contract management, Health Systems expertise; health sciences, medical and consulting experience with expertise in managing, assessing and performing large and diverse performance and margin improvement Initiatives.

Experience

Experis

Senior Sourcing Specialist

Experis

June 2014 – Present (3 months)Blue Shield of CaliforniaStrategic Planning and alignment with business units on sourcing of goods and services. Managing vendor selection and qualification through a competitive bid process. Facilitating vendor risk assessment, due diligence and on-boarding activities. Partnering in contract negotiations and deliverables management. Analysis of the supply market to identify best sources for acquisition of goods and services. Lead cross functional teams through requests for proposals from multiple vendors, managing selection process, and serving as the primary sourcing representative in the resulting vendor negotiations. Provide guidance to business partners to influence spend, cost savings and vendor rationalization. Research cost drivers and conduct industry analyses for the development of negotiations strategy. Lead structure and guide business partners on complex contracts. Ensure vendor management principles and best practices are incorporated into contracts. Utilize contract templates, create contract documents that fully encompass the business and provide protections. Contribute to the analysis of complex situations, identify risks and contribute to the development of mitigation ideas. Present status and issue identification/resolutions effectively to senior management.

Sutter Health

Contract Manager, Spine, Orthopedics, Imaging, Laboratory, Cardiology

Sutter Health

November 2013 – Present (10 months)RosevilleSpecial Contract Management Projects as Assigned by Senior Management Sutter Executives.
Imaging, Cardiology, Radiology, Medical Surgical, Interventional, Cardiac Rhythm Management, Electrophysiology, Neuro-Radiology, Spinal Implants, Orthopedics, Laboratory.

Senior Advisor Medical Devices, Strategic Partnerships, Health Care & Sciences

Venture Med

August 2012 – Present (2 years 1 month)Palo Alto, San Francisco CA Silicon Valley USAVenture-Med Senior Advisor: Medical Devices, Health Care, Data Analytics IQ

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Advisor, Business Development - Technology Innovation

NCI

September 2013 – June 2014 (10 months)Silicon Valley, CA

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Cardinal Health

Director - Spend Management, Clinical Operations, Technical Sales

Cardinal Health

May 2011 – February 2013 (1 year 10 months)San Francisco Bay AreaCardinal Health, Inc. a $110 billion health care service company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. Ranked #19 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 30,000 people worldwide.

Counsel Consultant for Venture Capital Funding Private Equity Investment Firms

Consulting Firms

January 2010 – March 2011 (1 year 3 months)Venture Capital Funding / Private Equity Investor Counsel & Strategic Sourcing Consultant for Consulting, Health Care, Medical Device Manufacturing, GPO Industries.

Manager, Non Labor - Clinical Services Team

Huron Healthcare - Wellspring Partners

September 2007 – March 2009 (1 year 7 months)San Francisco Bay AreaWellspring Partners, A Huron Consulting Group Practice is the nationally recognized leader in providing performance improvement services for hospitals. Its primary business is restoring hospitals to a position of financial strength, helping them prevail by focusing on their unique issues and acting quickly, decisively and effectively. Wellspring Partners works closely with hospitals, health systems, physicians and academic medical centers in managing scarce resources and growing profitable businesses. Seasoned professional providing knowledgeable guidance to help clients effectively address the business challenges, compliance requirements, and contracting relationships that face organizations in today's healthcare industry.

Wellspring Partner servicing includes Organization-wise Performance Improvement, Operational Turnarounds, Interim Management, Labor Cost Reduction, Supply Chain Management, Revenue Cycle Management, Physician Practice Management and Strategic Repositioning.

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  • Sandi Albom
    Sandi Albom
    Graduate Student at Episcopal Divinity School

    Phil is a personable, knowlegable consulting professional. He has a wide range of expertice in contracting, especially in...View

  • Kamal Calloway, MBA
    Kamal Calloway, MBA
    Program Manager University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation

    I have had the pleasure to observe Phil on several complex, challenging engagements. He has consistently demonstrated a...View

Huron Wellspring

Huron Wellspring

Impax Laboratories

Purchasing Manager

Impax Laboratories

February 2007 – September 2007 (8 months)Purchasing Manager for Brand and Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturer.

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  • Peter Secord
    Peter Secord
    Business Development, Sales, B2B, Pharmaceuticals, Medical, Procurement

    If I was starting a company and could afford bring-on one of the best (pharmaceutical/medical surgical products) purchasing managers in the country, I would have to give Phil Pellerin careful consideration. Phil has a way of making vendors feel...View

Corporate Purchasing Manager

Oncology Therapeutics Network

February 2005 – February 2007 (2 years 1 month)

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    Chuck Sloan
    Director, Customer Operations at Cardinal Health

    Phil came into OTN at a difficult time, as he joined to establish a purchasing group due to the divestiture of OTN by...View

  • Phillip Benson
    Phillip Benson
    Partner at bioStrategies Group

    I worked with Phillip when I was the Trade National Account Manager at Roche Laboratories. All of my interactions with...View

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otn

Purchasing Manager

OTN

2005 – 2007 (2 years)

Broadlane, Inc.

Manager, Strategic Accounts Kaiser Permanente

Broadlane, Inc.

February 2003 – May 2005 (2 years 4 months)

Purchasing Manager

DNA Sciences

October 2000 – September 2002 (2 years)

Purchasing Program Specialist

UCSF Stanford HealthCare

1999 – 2000 (1 year)

Boston Scientific

Senior Corporate Purchasing Agent

Boston Scientific

1989 – 1991 (2 years)

OR Technician

SB Cottage Hospital

1985 – 1987 (2 years)Santa Barbara, California Area

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Phillip Pellerin

Phillip Pellerin

Healthcare Sr Sourcing Specialist

Rebecca Coelius MD

Healthcare Data Scientist
rcoelius@venture-med.com

Health Portfolio Lead  Code for America

May 2014 – Present (4 months)San Francisco Bay Area

RCoelius LLC

August 2011 – Present (3 years 1 month)San Francisco, CaliforniaCurrent:

-Medical Director, Hint Health: Market and product strategy, clinical domain expertise

Previous Engagements:

-Medivo; disease specific product development and outpatient lab metrics, technical writing
-BluePrint Health EHR; product strategy and biz dev, recruitment for user testing/feedback.
-Biome Analytics; market analysis and positioning, technical and creative writing, developed clinical metrics/algorithms for cardiothoracic surgery
-Doximity: Ambassador, user acquisition
-HealthLoop: physician/patient market research and strategy
-Stanford MedicineX: Innovations Sourcing Team, recruited/selected startups for participation in MedicineX

 

Medical Officer for Innovation, ONC Office of Science and Technology

US Department of Health and Human Services

January 2013 – May 2014 (1 year 5 months)Washington D.C. Metro AreaLed strategy and program development for the ONC Division of Science and Innovation (DSI), the HHS Division focused on startups, investors, incubators, and health IT enabled delivery system innovation. DSI works across Health and Human Services and other agencies to use governmental levers and external partnerships to pursue a more open, competitive, connected, and fast moving Health IT marketplace. Activities include Blue Button, Challenges/Codeathons, the DSI Innovation Exchange, international engagement with a particular focus on the UK, among others.

iMedicalApps LLC

Staff Writer  iMedicalApps LLC

2012 – 2013 (1 year)Scanning the digital health landscape, healthcare reform, and new delivery models to profile the most promising new technologies and trends.

Practice Coach

San Francisco General Hospital Center for Excellence in Primary Care

September 2011 – May 2012 (9 months)San FranciscoThe Center for Excellence identifies and disseminates innovative models of primary care with a focus on team based care, complex case management, staff working at the top of their capabilities, and panel management/population health.
- Analyzed clinic work flows for providers and RNs in struggling community health center, identified and mapped lean redesign strategies and engaged in staff buy-in
-Initiated quality improvement initiative to increase efficiency and quality of medication refill process and phone triage.
-Developed validated standing order protocols to facilitate RN med refills for all SF Dep of Public Health primary care clinics.

Doximity

Doximity Ambassador

Doximity

August 2011 – May 2012 (10 months)San Francisco 

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Rebecca Coelius MD

Rebecca Coelius MD

Healthcare Data Scientist

Salmaan Hameed

Medical Device R&D Engineer
shameed@venture-med.com

Multi-disciplined, high-impact executive offering rich experience leading innovation and product development in emerging high-technology products.

Market-verifiable success in building, growing and leading high-performance teams, to successfully compete in global market and achieve sustained competitive advantage.

Singularly effective in driving bold growth initiatives and overcoming complex strategic technology / business challenges.

Specialties:Strategic Business Plans …Consensus Building … Research and Development … Product Development & International Launch … Professional, P&L Budget planning, Sales and rollout plan, forging relations with KOL, Engineering & Scientific Talent Recruitment / Leadership / Retention … Global / Internal Synergies Creation … Partnership Development

VP (Product, Research and Business Development)  Avantis

December 2011 – Present (2 years 9 months)Completely restarted the organization through revamping company culture back to entrepreneurial startup mode by:
• Successfully persuading board of directors to change company strategy and execution plan
• Innovating the lean product solutions model by meeting key opinion leaders
• Meeting sales team members and developing concepts after each iteration
• Reinvigorating marketing, production, sales and R&D teams to deliver best in class products
• Meeting and engaging with strategic business development groups
• Selected and interviewed potential future board member
• Presented products to investors and at major trade shows
• Successfully implementing defensive and offensive IP planning

Senior Advisory Board Member  Venture-Med

2011 – Present (3 years)Venture-Med is an organization of accredited investors who want to be introduced to innovative healthcare startups and related investment opportunities.

Founder CEO  Vantage Medical

2011 – Present (3 years)Palo Alto, CASaving lives through Social Entrepreneurship and redefining reverse innovation.
• Developed HD laparoscopic system for emerging markets
• Robotic system for NOTES (Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery) and MIS (Minimal Invasive Surgery) procedures
• Portable LASER based cauterization and cutting knives for surgery

CEO President  Chest Innovations Inc.

2008 – 2012 (4 years)Raised funding during very challenging economic times, designed, developed, tested, FDA 510k approval and filed IP, established marketing strategy investigating other verticals and developed roll out plan, engaged Key Opinion Leaders for Scientific Advisory Board recruitment.
• Successfully completed due diligence and received term sheet
• Managed Board of Directors and Shareholders expectations
• Building teams to deliver innovative devices from concepts to prototypes
• Developed next generation RF algorithms for tissue welding
• Media Coverage article published in San Jose Business Journal

(http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/print-edition/2011/02/18/chest-innovations-find-better-way-biopsy.html)

 

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Salmaan Hameed

Salmaan Hameed

Medical Device R&D Engineer

Solomon Ssenyange PhD

Medical Device R&D Engineer
sssenyange@venture-med.com

I am experienced in:

1) Development of thin-film based gas sensors systems for portable, handheld breath monitoring.
2) Commercialization of sensor architectures for physician office and personal diagnostic and monitoring.

My goals include to apply my solid-state electrochemistry background in advancing sensor technologies in the physician and consumer diagnostic markets.

Specialties: Thin film sensor development, MEMS device engineering, Gas sensor commercialization, Materials Science

President & Chairman   Spirometrix, Inc.

March 2014 – Present (6 months)Pleasanton, CA

Chairman of the board at this breath-based diagnostic start-up.

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Solomon Ssenyange PhD

Solomon Ssenyange PhD

Medical Device R&D Engineer

Stephen Schendel MD, DDS

Maxilo-Facial Surgeon
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Stephen Schendel MD, DDS

Stephen Schendel MD, DDS

Maxilo-Facial Surgeon

Vishal Dubey PhD

Digital Technology & M-Health
vdubey@venture-med.com

Demonstrated leadership in both entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial environments, including mentoring and advising startups. Practitioner of lean principles, value driven management and user centered product design.

Expertise:

â–º Healthcare - Patient Health Engagement, Wellness and Insurance
â–º Evaluation and Incubation with Emerging Technologies
â–º Mobile Apps and Web Portals for B2C, B2B and B2E applications
â–º Search, Collaboration, Social Media and Analytics

Skills:

â–º Technical and Business Architecture
â–º Product and Program Management
â–º User Centered Product Design and Software Development
â–º Partnership Development

Experience

Vice President

Dacadoo

May 2013 – Present (1 year 4 months)San FranciscoSolution design, delivery and partnerships

Senior Advisor

Venture-Med

2012 – Present (2 years)San Francisco Bay AreaAdvise, mentoring and screening for angel investments in digital health

Kaiser Permanente

Director, Internet Services

Kaiser Permanente

July 2009 – May 2013 (3 years 11 months)Strategy, design and development of Consumer facing mobile (mHealth) and online solutions, including incubation with emerging technologies and third party software solutions.

Previously, product management director for Enterprise facing online solutions including workforce portal, enterprise search, social networking, collaboration, and knowledge management capabilities.

 

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Vishal Dubey PhD

Vishal Dubey PhD

Digital Technology & M-Health

Waldo Concepcion MD

Transplant Surgeon
wconcepcion@venture-med.com

Physician  Stanford University

Professor of Surgery, Chief of Clinical Transplantation Stanford University

Palo Alto, California  Hospital & Health Care

February 2005 – Present (9 years 7 months)- Pediatric and Adult Liver and Kidney Transplantation.
- Pediatric Dialysis Access
- Pediatric and Adult Hepatobiliary Surgery
- Senator at the Faculty Senate of the School of Medicine
- Chair, PPEC and Quality Committee for the MultiOrgan Transplantation Division.

Loma Linda University Medical Center

Director, Transplantation Institute  Loma Linda University Medical Center

September 1996 – February 2005 (8 years 6 months)

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Waldo Concepcion MD

Waldo Concepcion MD

Transplant Surgeon

Jose Bolanos MD

Venture-Med Managing Director
jbolanos@venture-med.com

Jose Bolanos MD is Managing Director of Venture-Med Angel Investor and advisory group. His consulting practice has provided strategic development and positioning of many healthcare startup companies. He is a speaker on funding healthcare startup companies and is passionate about innovation that advances healthcare. He trained at Stanford Medical Center as an Ob/Gyn specialist and served in clinical practice for over 20 years. He is also current CEO of Nimbus Technologies focused on securing healthcare information and network security.

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Jose Bolanos MD

Jose Bolanos MD

Venture-Med Managing Director

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