Mike has over 20 years new ventures and marketing experience in healthcare and Medical technology and is the founder of two successful small businesses. As CEO of Spin-In Ventures, he successfully raised capital and developed a portfolio of three ventures. Partner at medical marketing consultancies Arthur D. Little and Monitor Group. Extensive industry and team management experience in medical technology, therapeutics, diagnostics, institutional and outpatient channels and hospital distribution (GPO). M.S. Management Stanford University, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Union College.
Clark Foster (Aubrey Group)
Product & Technology
Clark brings over 25 years of mechanical engineering and system design experience in development of medical devices, production technology, and aeronautics. He is listed with the USPTO as a prolific Inventor with over 125 U.S. patents. He has experience designing knee braces, medication inhalers, implanted artificial occluding muscle, safety syringes, blood draw and IV systems, surgical instruments, drug vials, and insulin injecting pens. He has designed production assembly tools for disposable pump cartridges and an intraocular lens centering arm trim machine. Mr. Foster holds a BSME from University of Washington.
Bruce Rasmussen, Phd
Chief Scientific Officer
Bruce has over 15 years of research experience utilizing approaches integrating neuropsychopharmacology with biometric endpoints and has provided a variety of publications and manuscript reviews. He has served tenures as a NIDA postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Pharmacology, Temple University and as an assistant research professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Temple University. While at Temple he spearheaded a novel therapeutic approach from proof of concept to drug design and synthesis. Bruce is awarded and teaching experienced in medical pharmacology. He holds a PhD in pharmacology and physiology from the George Washington University School of Medicine.
Marcos Velez-Duran (M-squared)
Clinical & Regulatory
Marcos has over 29 years experience in biostatistics, clinical and regulatory affairs and deep relationships at the FDA. 14 years operating experience at Smith & Nephew Orthopaedic Global Business Unit culminating as VP Regulatory/Clinical Affairs and Quality, Trauma and Clinical Therapies Divisions and Manager, Biostatistics and Clinical Computer Operations Zimmer Inc. Expertise in Orthopaedics, Urology, Restorative and General Surgery. M.Ap. Stat., M.S., Louisianna State University.
Michele has over 15 years of experience in clinical and product development. She was instrumental in bringing a novel diagnostic product to the worldwide market for women at risk for preterm delivery. In addition, she has experience managing community-based intervention trials. Michele received a B.S. in Biology from Union College and a M.S. in Maternal and Child Health from the Harvard University School of Public Health.
Manufacturing & Quality Consultant
Clair is a veteran medical device executive with more than 30 years of experience in medical product development both for major device manufacturers and start-up companies. He has held positions and directed programs at nearly twenty companies including; QinetiQ (former Foster-Miller, Inc.), ACMI, Corp., Cortek, Inc., Transfusion Technologies Corp…
Level 1 Technologies, Inc., Applied Biomedical Corporation Teleflex Medical, Omni-Flow, Kontron, Inc. (Formerly AVCO Medical), Haemonetics Corporation, C. R. Bard, Inc., Glenn Beall / Engineering, Inc. and Abbott Laboratories, Inc. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the new product development and manufacturing implementation processes. He has authored several technical papers, is a Registered Profession Engineer, and holds a number of medical product patents for products actively used in clinical practice today. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University, and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.
Advisors and Directors
Ciaran Bolger, PhD FRCSI FRCS(SN)
OMT and Neurosurgery Specialist
- Neurosurgeon and Chair of the National Centre for Neurosurgery at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, Ireland.
- Head of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
- Neurosurgery appointments since 1991 in Australia, the UK, and Ireland.
- His PhD Thesis entitled “Ocular Microtremor: Measurement, Physiological Variation and Neurogenic Basis” 1995.
- Widely published; 4 patents, leading expert in brainstem function, ocular tremor, and computer-guided neurosurgery.
Martin Acquadro, MD, DMD, FACP, FACPM
- Board Certified Anesthesiologist, on staff at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Carney Hospital, teaching hospitals for Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM), Boston, Massachusetts;
- Associate Clinical Professor, TUSM; Boston University, Fellowship and Residency at MGH and Carney Hospital.
- Clinical interests in Anesthesiology, Cancer Management; Facial Pain; Headache Management; Migraine; and Pain
Joseph Varon, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM
Critical Care Specialist
- Chief of Staff and Chief Critical Care Services, University General Hospital
- Professor, Department of Acute and Continuing Care, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
- Clinical Professor of Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
- Professor of Medicine and Surgery, UDEM, UNE, UABC, UAT, Anahuac, UACH, USON, UPAEP – Mexico
Dennis has over 40 years entrepreneurial experience. Faculty Member and Lecturer of Management at Stanford Graduate School of Management. Introduced “High Technology Entrepreneurship,” which he advanced into it’s current ”Evaluating Entrepreneurial Opportunities.” Cofounder and leader of seven successful companies as CEO for 33 years. Notables include: Infometrics Inc., one of the first publicly traded software companies, Global Internet Software which provided the foundation software for internet security, acquired by Cisco Systems; Wireless Security which provides the security software for WiFi access, acquired by McAfee; and FX Development software to facilitate foreign exchange trading and risk management, acquired by Dow Jones & Co. PhD, Yale University.
Rob is a proven entrepreneur, business builder, pilot and investor with significant executive leadership experience in the medical device industry.